At Select Registry, we are proud of the many inns we represent, including those with the kind of exceptional wedding packages that any prospective bride and groom would expect. There are so many to choose from that we’ve decided to list just a few of our favorites below, along with several tips for planning the perfect luxury inn celebration.
Solidifying the Details
Once you’ve determined that you want to tie the knot in a beautiful luxury inn, the next step is to decide what it is you want out of your wedding ceremony. This is one of the most important occasions in your life, so you want to be sure that every detail comes out exactly the way you envision.
Your Guest List
First, how many people are you going to invite? Generally an inn implies an intimate setting, so you should think about your closest family members and friends, and limit your guest list to just these few. Any number more than 40 could possibly overwhelm, defeating the purpose of having a wedding in such a cozy and precious environment.
To Cater or Not to Cater
Do you want a fully catered meal, or do you prefer hor d’oevres before the wedding cake? Do you need full seating or something less formal? How many nights do you and your future spouse plan to stay? How many others in your wedding party will need accommodations? These are questions you will need to answer and discuss with the inn of your choice’s proprietors so that they can help you properly plan and then customize accordingly.
Who Will Shoot? Who Will Officiate?
If you would like to use the inn’s photographer or one of your own, you need to let the proprietors know. If you need someone to officiate the ceremony, this is another area that needs to be clarified. Many inns can provide a justice of the peace, minister, or other member of the clergy to solidify your marriage vows.
Expressing All Your Needs and Desires
Anything that you wish to provide on your own or prefer to leave to the inn should be made clear as soon as possible to avoid any overlaps or gaps. You may also have some creative ideas that you would like to share, which you should feel free to do. This is your day, so don’t be shy about expressing all of your desires and needs!
Choosing the Perfect Package
There are many inns that provide complete wedding packages, allowing you to select from several plans that may be the perfect solution for what you are looking for. A package is a relaxing way to create your wedding, as all you have to do is come up with the guest list and then show up!
A Short List of Suggestions
Here are a few of our Select Registry choices for exceptional wedding packages at various luxury inns around the country:
The Glynn House
In Ashland, New Hampshire the Glynn House is a beautiful Victorian Inn nestled into a landscape filled with lakes and mountains. Here you can celebrate your nuptial vows in the gardens, the grand hallway, or the sumptuous sitting room, depending on the number of guests you invite. With catering for up to 30 people, along with your favorite four-legged friend, a package will include a photographer; justice of the peace; bridal shower; rehearsal dinner; and in-room rose petals, chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of Chandon Brut, and more.
Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast
In Delroy, Ohio, this is a location made for intimate celebrations. With a beautiful shoreline and lush, wooded walking trails, you can have up to 40 guests in an atmosphere that spells romance. Overlooking a gorgeous lake, you can enjoy your ceremony outside, or inside the lovely parlor. The Whispering Pines package includes a fresh flower bouquet and boutonniere for the bride and groom, the wedding cake, and more. You can also customize your celebration with a reception inside the inn, featuring hor d’oevres and other delectables.
The Coombs House
In Apalachicola, Florida, this gracious bed and breakfast features three elegant Victorian mansions located in a tranquil fishing village on the northwestern Gulf Coast. With turn of the century villas, suites, and a carriage house, you will be surrounded by antiques, oil paintings, oriental carpets, hardwood floors, and 12-foot ceilings. There are many other possibilities at the Coombs House, including a customized wedding in the gazebo, which includes an array of essentials, such as the bridal bouquet and boutonniere, wedding cake, and catering that you can arrange with the inn’s on-site chef.
The Aerie Bed and Breakfast
In New Bern, North Carolina, this charming inn is filled with fine antiques. Have your wedding ceremony in the dining room, which transforms into the perfect Victorian chapel, or in one of the picturesque courtyards. Choose a package that includes a professional photographer, a cake and champagne reception for up to 20, or customize your celebration to suit your needs. The proprietors will help you plan this special day in just the perfect manner.
The Lodge at Sedona
In Sedona, Arizona, sitting on an extraordinary piece of land, you can have your wedding on the two-acre estate or in a breathtaking red rock setting. The Lodge has received many awards, including Arizona’s Best Bed and Breakfast by Phoenix Magazine, for its extraordinary service, magnificent views, hiking trails, and more. Bring your dog along to share the love as you choose a package including accommodations in a Deluxe King Suite, a gourmet breakfast, a seasonal Bridal bouquet and Groom Boutonniere, your ceremony officiate, photographer, and more.
There are many other inns to choose from around the country, which you can find by visiting our website at: www.selectregistry.com. Visit us today to find the setting that best fits your personality and taste, and then feel free to work with the proprietors to create the perfect ceremony and celebration to make indelible memories for you, your family, and your friends.