Spring, summer, fall are all outdoor wedding seasons at this hotel
Romantic outdoor weddings are held in more than the summer months at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Bedford Glen, in the northern suburbs of Boston, convenient to all major highways. From March through November, couples take their vows in pergolas overlooking the hotel’s landscaped courtyard and hold chic catered receptions on beautiful patios, complete with fire pits and (on those chillier days) outdoor heaters. If the weather turns bad, the hotel’s 13,000 square feet of event and banquet space means there is always a backup plan. Wedding packages include everything from sophisticated sit-down dinners to fun cocktail receptions, and include a complimentary room for the wedding couple as well as two other rooms, and discounts for wedding-room blocks.
231 River StreetNorth Adams, MA, 01247Phone: 413-664-0400
It’s a natural: Native woodlands make a beautiful background for your garden wedding
It’s hard to imagine lovelier gardens than those at the Porches Inn, where intimate, non-traditional weddings are a specialty. The inn’s extensive native woodland garden means you can exchange your vows in a Wedding Glen on top of a hill behind the inn: an outdoor deck in the middle of the garden. Party afterward in the Woodland Gazebo at the top of the garden, a nifty little “clubhouse” wired for electricity and wifi. Inside reception venues include the light-filled Breakfast Room, the Board Room with old-fashioned blackboard walls, Studio 9 with a full-size catering kitchen and the spacious Building 7 with 20-foot ceilings. The inn works with local caterers and event planners, ensuring cuisine and decor to fit individual tastes.
30 Main StreetStockbridge, MA, 01262Phone: 413-298-5545
Let your imagination grow as you plant the idea of a wedding in this inn’s flower-filled courtyard
The flower-filled courtyard of the Red Lion Inn is an absolute joy – and the perfect spot for your garden wedding. Flowers are the first thing your guests will see when they enter the lovely white inn: They hang from baskets and in boxes on the big welcoming porch. The pretty patio continues the floral theme. Work with the inn staff and culinary team to put flowers on your reception tables, and you’ll feel everything is blossoming. The experienced staff will work with you every step of the way to ensure your day is worry-free. Lodging options for the wedding couple and guests include charming main inn rooms, guest houses – even a turn-of-the-20th-century firehouse.
277 Main Street - Route 131Sturbridge, MA, 01566Phone: 508-347-3313Toll-Free: 800-782-5425
Let your romance bloom when you marry in the gardens of this historic inn
Surrounded by colorful flowers in full bloom, and by history, choose to exchange your vows in a charming garden gazebo, a hillside arbor overlooking perennial gardens or by an oak tree in a quiet meadow at the Publick House in Sturbridge. At the picturesque 18th century inn, experienced wedding consultants will help with all the details, from linen selections to the design of your customized wedding cake. A list of vendors for everything from entertainment to photography will also be provided. After your ceremony, dine and dance under the white framed garden tent with two chandeliers and perimeter rope lighting. The Red Barn Patio and Garden Terrace are also perfect for cocktail receptions. Ask about the Garden Romance wedding package.