Dream Wedding Venue: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

Head to this lush resort for a Vermont wedding complete with hot air balloons and spa treats.

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Life in New England is the best of both worlds. There are places for snow in the winter, and places for sand in the summer.

For your warm-weather wedding, why not head to a place known for being covered in snow?

Located in downtown Stowe, Vermont, an area synonymous with skiing, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa provides a gorgeous destination for your celebration. This casual resort surrounded by 60 acres of private land, offers views of Mount Mansfield, cozy accommodations, an award-winning spa, and a 10,000-square-foot meditative garden (complete with a flower labyrinth) for your nuptials.

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Pampered Pleasures

When guests have had their fill of the site’s indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor hot tub, tennis courts, and golf course, it’s time to relax in the gorgeous spa with a massage, facial, or body treatment. A rock cave pathway leads you to a water-therapy solarium featuring their Bingham Hydrotherapy Waterfalls (a 12-foot-tall water feature inspired by the area’s famous Bingham Falls) and Hungarian mineral soaking pool. This is the perfect place for you to host your entire bridal party, since it has co-ed status for all to enjoy.

With their Happily Ever After bridal package, look your best on your wedding day—and in the wedding photos you’ll prize for the rest of your life. Included in the bridal package: an updo, bridal makeup, an aromatherapy manicure, and a pedicure. There are also plenty of packages for your bridal party to beautify for their big role in your wedding.

Your Stoweflake Wedding Package

Although you can choose from several dining options, specialty stations, and menu, the basic wedding package at Stoweflake includes:

  • Five-hour reception, starting with cocktails (open bar optional)
  • Rental of the Stowe Room or Pinnacle Ballroom with dance floor
  • Complete setting (including candles) of the ballroom, including a skirted head table
  • Flowers for the bar and hors d’oeuvre tables, and bud vases with flowers for the dinner tables
  • Skirted wedding cake and gift tables
  • Champagne toast
  • Your own professional wedding coordinator
  • Complimentary luxury accommodations on your wedding night with breakfast the next morning

And the wedding package provisions don’t end on your wedding day. For your first anniversary, you’ll get one night of luxury accommodations with champagne.

Up Up and Away

Already walking on air from your big day? Do it for real with a hot air balloon. Whether you tether right after your ceremony or choose a full 2.5-hour flight the day before or after, Stoweflake can make it happen in the property’s own Spirit of Stoweflake hot air balloon. While the Platinum dinner option includes a tethered ride, they can also add it on, à la carte, to any other package.

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

For the Kids

For guests with little ones in tow, give parents a helping hand by coordinating through Apple Tree Learning Center, a program on the property’s site that hosts their weekday kids’ camp. For a fee, they offer babysitting services during the wedding with activities nearby or on property.

The Day After

Now that you’re husband and wife, enjoy quiet time together in the spa’s Private Couple’s Suite for a Couple’s Retreat treatment. By the warm glow of a fire, you and your love will indulge in a private aromatherapy bath for two and are then treated to side-by-side candlelit massages.

This might sound flaky, but suddenly snow country looks like a great place to spend the summer.


What stories do you want to see in Boston Weddings? Send us tips at weddings@bostonmagazine.com.

Getting married? Start and end your wedding planning journey with Boston Weddings' guide to the best wedding vendors in the city.