Ready to get out of town? We enlisted New England planners to craft itineraries for seven perfect wedding weekends.
We asked New England event planners to put together seven ideal wedding weekend itineraries. See what the experts recommend for nuptial celebrations in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
|A CAPE ESCAPE
For sand and sea close to home, look no further than the Cape. â€śItâ€™s so accessible,â€ť says Jennifer Chagnon, owner of Falmouth-based Pink Polka Dot Events.
|A MAINE EVENT
While all coastal weddings share a breezy je ne sais quoi, the Pine Tree Stateâ€™s scenic and diverse shores attract couples from all over. â€śThink cliffs scented with pine trees and crashing surf,â€ť says Portland-based wedding coordinator Katherine Jameson. â€śItâ€™s nestled and very quaint.â€ť
Natural beauty and culture meet in western Massachusetts, a mountainous, river-strewn region thatâ€™s also known for its visual- and performing-arts scene. â€śI love its laid-back yet high-style nature,â€ť says Jessica Herberger, owner of Experience Events. â€śYou can have world-class food and entertainment in a relaxed setting.â€ť
|A WHITE MOUNTAINS GETAWAY
Looking to escape the bustle of New Englandâ€™s bigger cities for a truly tranquil experience? â€śBeing in New Hampshireâ€™s Mount Washington Valley makes you feel like youâ€™re a world away,â€ť says Melanie Voros, president and creative director of Portsmouth-based Blissful Beginnings. â€śItâ€™s always breathtaking.â€ť
|STYLE IN STOWE
â€śRustic chicâ€ť is how Nancy Jeffries-Dwyer, owner of NJOY Event Planning, describes Vermont weddings â€” especially ones held in the Stowe Valley, which opens up to the pretty alpine peaks of the Green Mountains.
|A WEEKEND IN WOODSTOCK
If your heart is set on an autumn celebration, consider the picturesque village of Woodstock. â€śCouples hosting events in the fall experience the best of Vermont,â€ť says Carrie MacMillan-Lane of Storied Events.
Seaside charm, thy name is Nantucket. â€śItâ€™s a magical place,â€ť says Maggie Naylon of Unique Nantucket Events. â€śOnce people experience it, thereâ€™s always a strong desire to return.â€ť
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/07/destination-ahead/