Stratton Mountain Resort – Making Your Mountain Wedding a Reality

by Linda Warner

stratton1Stratton Mountain is the largest mountain in southern Vermont and a popular winter ski destination for residents of New England and New York.  But Stratton has secret we think should be shared – Stratton is a wonderful wedding destination! Check out these details and you will agree.

First, the setting.  With breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, a quaint village of shops, and a multitude of indoor and outdoor activities, Stratton is ideally situated to provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding.  Make it a destination wedding and you and your guests can enjoy all Stratton has to offer for the entire weekend.  With plenty of lodging choices from budget to luxury and activities galore to keep everyone busy, the setting is all you could wish.

stratton4But what about the actual wedding venue?  Again, there are multiple choices of venue whether you expect 200 guests or are planning a more intimate event with 50 special friends and family.  For an outdoor venue, choose the Commons Lawn with magnificent mountain views and space for up to 200 guests.  Or choose The Summit at the very top of the mountain with panoramic views of the area and room for 100.  Indoor venues include Timber Hall with 30-foot ceilings, timber framing, and mountain views which can seat 175 guests.  Or for a more intimate space, consider Luna with stone fireplace and room for 50.  The Green Mountain Ballroom is the largest indoor space and can accommodate 250 guests and still have room for a dance floor.

stratton2You know from your wedding check list that there is more to planning a wedding than deciding on a venue.  Stratton Mountain Resort has you covered there too.  Stratton will provide a personal Wedding Planner to walk you through all the details.  Your Planner will help you select your other vendors like photographer, florist, and music from local providers.  Or you can use your own sources and the Wedding Planner will help coordinate.  Vermont is such a popular destination wedding choice that wedding planners are very accustomed to working with clients by phone or email.  In fact, after your initial site tour, the only other thing you would need to do at Stratton is the menu tasting from the on-site caterer.

stratton3Next, with the nuts and bolts taken care of, it’s time for you and your Wedding Planner to add the magic.  For a very special church wedding, choose the Chapel of the Snows, a non-denominational chapel right at the resort.  Does your fairytale wedding include arrival at the reception in a horse-drawn carriage or departure from the reception with fireworks overhead? Talk with your Wedding Planner about everything you’ve imagined for your perfect day. Your Stratton Wedding Planner can also make some amazing suggestions to personalize your wedding.   Instead of a guest book, why not have your guests sign an item you can display in your home like a pair of skis or a map of Vermont made from local hardwoods? Even the wedding cake is being updated.  What about a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream bar or even sweet treats supplied by family?  Another popular idea is to offer your guests a signature cocktail – something that relates to your love of Vermont perhaps.   Let your Wedding Planner help you make any or all of these dreams a reality.

stratton5Can you picture yourself at Stratton?  Imagine your wedding photos set against Vermont’s magnificent fall foliage.  Or the two of you arriving in a horse-drawn sleigh with snow-covered mountains in the distance.  No matter what season speaks to you, Stratton can deliver.  If Stratton sounds like the wedding you’ve been dreaming about, reserve a date as soon as possible.  Stratton’s Wedding Planner suggests at least a year in advance as a general rule, but a year and a half is often necessary for foliage season.

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