Destination Ahead: A Weekend in Woodstock
GATHERING SPOT: Book the loveliest of rehearsal dinners — complete with a covered bridge and riverside views — 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. “They also have an incredible wedding registry,” MacMillan-Lane says.
MUST-HIRE VENDOR: “Simply elegant” is how MacMillan-Lane describes the bouquets and centerpieces by Ellen Snyder Floral Design. Consultations are offered in Synder’s home studio or on site.
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.
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 cafés and shops of Woodstock village. Don’t miss F. H. Gillingham?&?Sons, one of Vermont’s oldest general stores, or the adorable Shiretown Books.