Planning Your Dream Wedding Getaway

The Verandas in Wilmington, North Carolina is a beautiful antebellum Victorian Italianate mansion that was built in 1854. The large, formal living room offers an elegant and intimate place for a wedding with old world charm and luxury. There are four wide verandas, an award-winning garden and reception area where guests can relax in graceful informality.

The rooms are large with comfortable beds and other furniture, original artwork and convenient, luxurious bathrooms. The gourmet breakfast includes fragrant French pressed coffee, several types of tea, local seasonal fruit and a hot entrée. The Verandas is the right place for a small wedding and reception amid the quiet, historical section of Wilmington.

The Willcox House Country Inn, Seabeck, Washington is between Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula. Located on the banks of the Hood Canal with views of the water and the Olympic Mountains, it is surrounded with peace and tranquility. The garden has two fish ponds and a champion Japanese maple tree. It is a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding during the summer.

The Great Room is a comfortable place to relax. It has a piano and leads to the magnificent garden. The Inn has a poolroom, and breakfast is served in the dining room. There is also a wine and cheese social hour between five and six in the evening. The beach is full of oysters, and visitors can enjoy them fresh. While guests are strolling along the forest trails or are on the beach, they may see rare wildlife.

Another spectacular place in the northwest for a wilderness wedding is WildSpring Guest Habitat in Port Orford, Oregon. This is an eco-friendly Inn with secluded cabin suites that are beautifully decorated and have excellent amenities.

The Guest Hall has a spectacular view of the ocean and guests can enjoy hot chocolate on the deck while they whale watch. This is a place where the wedding and honeymoon can join in an intimate and romantic atmosphere. It is more like visiting a friend with a private estate than a stay at a hotel. The beaches and cliffs of the Oregon coast are secluded and mostly empty for romantic strolls. There are also hiking trails, bird watching and historical places to visit.

The Hope and Glory Inn in Irvington, Virginia is a trendy and stylish award-winning inn created in an old 1890 schoolhouse. Named one of the top 10 inns in the United States five times, it is a glorious place for a wedding. Right on the Chesapeake Bay, the English gardens and in-house floral designer will make a small or large wedding unique and special.

Receptions will be planned and catered by the chef and staff of the inn. They will serve a sit-down dinner for 225 or for two. They can also arrange food stations with a traditional or tailored menu.

The Inn has a forty-two foot oyster boat that is used for cruises and cocktails, and they have an old-time bar. They also offer massage treatments from acclaimed therapists. The small town is very fashionable with a farmers’ market, restaurants, a vineyard, boutique shops and a museum.

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