Heart-warming winter weddings
Imagine a winter wedding, where the icing isn’t just on the cake, but in the untouched snow and overhanging icicles of a historic resort. Here are the top three reasons we at Historic Hotels of America adore winter weddings.
1. Winter weddings are romantic.
There’s something magical about a winter wedding, especially the romantic tone a little snow can conjure up. After you say your wedding vows against a picture-perfect white backdrop, treat guests to a hot cocoa bar, certain to warm up the reception. Sticking with the drink theme, give instant mocha mixes as wedding favors. Favorite winter hues include royal blues, vibrant reds or rich greens. Snow globes and twinkling lights add to whimsical winter weddings.
2. Fun is piled on in the winter.
A winter wedding venue offers up mountains of nostalgic, wintertime fun. Nestled near snow-capped peaks – and sometimes even on top of them – many winter wonderland resorts boast ice skating, snow shoeing, downhill skiing and even trails for cross country adventures. If your winter wedding venue features these attractions, you might consider putting together thoughtful welcome baskets for your guests filled with warm socks and knit gloves.
3. Historic hotels, need we say more.
Epic because of the snow, romantic because of the history, dozens of Historic Hotels of America members offer up the perfect winter wedding venues. We decided to list a handful of these venues, perched in places where mountain activities make these venues the idyllic winter destination for your guests.
- Glasbern Country Inn in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
- Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in Whitefield, New Hampshire
- The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club, in Lenox, Massachusetts
- The Sagamore, in Bolton Landing, New York
- Timberline Lodge in Timberline Lodge, Oregon
- Castle Hill Resort & Spa in Cavendish, Vermont
- Inn at Leola Village, Est. 1867 in Leola, Pennsylvania