Salem, aglow in the snow, a welcoming backdrop for your winter wedding
Historic Salem, its streetlights glittering and colonial homes stately in the snow, has a special air of romance in the winter, making it a perfect backdrop for your equally perfect winter wedding. At the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites, wedding planners will help you choose everything from your reception’s special menu and signature cake to the perfect water-view site for your ceremony. Receptions from intimate gatherings to dining and dancing for 220 in the Grand Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and crystal chandeliers are the specialty of the hotel, which only holds one wedding a day, ensuring you and your guests are the center of the staff’s attention. The hotels weddings have won praise from The Knot and New England Bride Magazine.
297 North StreetPittsfield, MA, 01201Phone: 413-358-4741
Boutique hotel becomes a winter wonderland for wedding couples
Snow-capped mountains in the distance, the glittering lights of a Berkshires town outside your window: It’s the perfect setting for a winter wedding. And it’s what the dramatic Hotel on North has to offer, along with the touches only a hotel with a sense of character and a long heritage can provide. That means a vintage birdcage elevator, ideal for cocktails for the bridal couple; a reception hall with 11-foot ceilings, vintage chandeliers and exposed-brick walls; and comfortable guest rooms, some with gas fireplaces and claw-foot tubs. Cocktails, appetizers, creative sit-down meals: They can all be provided by the hotel’s award-winning culinary staff. The hotel will work with you on everything from flowers to entertainment.
Route 20 - Lee RoadLenox, MA, 01240Phone: 800-272-6935
Amid the Berkshires’ breathtaking beauty, a wedding day not to be forgotten
Although the Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort is gorgeous all year long, it is particularly pristine in the winter, the perfect time for a fairy tale wedding. With the snow-capped, pine-forested Berkshire Mountains and quaint Lenox as a breathtaking backdrop, the 380-spa can offer wedding couples a timeless setting for their ceremony, award-winning chefs for their reception and an attentive staff, including a wedding coordinator on your big day, to make sure everything from seasonal centerpieces and crystal stemware to bridal party hair and makeup is perfect. Venues range from intimate rooms with cozy fireplaces to the Mansion Ballroom and the popular, newly renovated Harvest Barn. And imagine waking up in your complimentary luxurious wedding suite to a sparkling winter wonderland.
30 Main StreetStockbridge, MA, 01262Phone: 413-298-5545
Your wedding will be a dream come true in the beauty of a Stockbridge winter
Stockbridge is like a fairyland in the winter – all sparkling snow and lights and white-capped mountains in the distance – and at its center is the stately Red Lion Inn, ready to make your winter wedding the stuff dreams are made of. Imagine taking your vows in one of the village’s beautiful churches, decorated in local greenery, then adjourning to the inn for an elegant candlelit dinner in a private room. Or perhaps you would like to have your ceremony in one of the inn’s nine charming guesthouses: perhaps the turn-of-the-century Firehouse or the sylvan sanctuary called Meadowlark. Dine with your guests on perfectly prepared seasonal cuisine, or mingle with them before a crackling fire or in an antique-filled common area.
Imagine an elegant seaside inn, surrounded by pure-white snow, a chandelier blazing, tables glistening with china and crystal. The sea air is crisp, the atmosphere romantic. That could be your winter wedding at the Emerson Inn, where coordinators will help you plan the ceremony and reception of your dreams. Yes, winter weddings are more budget friendly and less stressful with less competition for dates and services. But they are also magical, especially at the Emerson Inn, where vows can be exchanged in the Grand Parlor, with its stunning ocean views or, for more intimate affairs, in the charming Oceanview Terrace Room. The inn’s award-winning culinary staff has exclusive menus that range from traditional to modern, from buffets to sit-down dinners.