Destination Ahead: 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. Check out all seven weekend wedding itineraries and pick your favorite.
GATHERING SPOT: Book the loveliest of rehearsal dinners â€” complete with a covered bridge and riverside views â€” at the Simon Pearce flagship store in Quechee. While celebrating in the private dining room above the glass-blowing factory, surprise the wedding party with engraved picture frames or beer mugs. â€śThey also have an incredible wedding registry,â€ť MacMillan-Lane says.
MUST-HIRE VENDOR: â€śSimply elegantâ€ť is how MacMillan-Lane describes the bouquets and centerpieces by Ellen Snyder Floral Design. Consultations are offered in Synderâ€™s home studio or on site.
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LOCATION TO BOOK: As rural as it is refined, the Woodstock Inn?& Resort boasts a space for every kind of bride: an earth-tone ballroom, a rustic ski lodge, a bright garden terrace, and a private golf club. Be sure to book an appointment at the new 10,000-square-foot spa.
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SEASONAL SCOOP: If your wedding falls on a busy weekend, MacMillan-Lane recommends the charming Shire Motel for extra accommodations.
GUEST EXCURSION: Spend a day exploring the cafĂ©s and shops of Woodstock village. Donâ€™t miss F. H. Gillingham?&?Sons, one of Vermontâ€™s oldest general stores, or the adorable Shiretown Books.
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