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The Beginning of Happily Ever After

Posted on January 18, 2018Written by Lindsey Schmid

By Darcie Sosa

The mountains, the culture, the artisanal food, the breath-taking views, whatever your dream wedding location, you’ll find it right here in the Berkshires. It’s the ideal place to say, “I do,” giving you, your family, and your friends an unforgettable experience and a lifetime of wonderful memories.

The Berkshires is known for year-round outdoor activities, stunning fall foliage, a farm-to-table food scene and thriving cultural scene and these have resulted in unique and stunning venues for your wedding.

Who hasn’t dreamed of having a fairytale wedding? The Berkshires is home to Wheatleigh, a private nineteenth-century Italianate mansion estate set on 22 acres of elegant grounds in Lenox. It was built in 1893 as a wedding gift. This full-service luxury hotel combines exceptional personal service and award-winning cuisine with the elegance and comfort of the 21st century. If you want a full-service luxury hotel for your special day, Wheatleigh is your ideal venue.

Hotel on North, another luxury hotel located in a heart of the Berkshires in downtown Pittsfield, is the perfect blend of Berkshire tradition and cosmopolitan feel. The hotels’ website boasts “This former men’s haberdashery blends classic 19th Century architecture with a smooth urban vibe and impeccable service to create an imaginative ambiance with a distinctly modern twist.” The ideal venue for more intimate weddings, this boutique hotel, which has been written up by Architectural Digest, can house and host you and your guests for a weekend of festivities, from the rehearsal dinner to the wedding festivities and even, a farewell brunch.

Start your marriage from the Berkshires. Location: Jacob’s Pillow, Photo Credit: Tricia McCormack Photography

A world-renowned historic Berkshire cultural is waiting to be your romantic indoor/outdoor wedding venue. Jacob’s Pillow hosts one of the most revered dance festival and school in the world each summer in the Becket. Its vast property hosts five indoor and outdoor venues surrounded by nature and with the stunning backdrop of Berkshire hills. From the Inside/Out stage where performances are held all season to the Doris Duke Theatre and the newly built Perles Family Studio, the stunning and rustic chic spaces are sure to bring romance to your special day.

And who wouldn’t want to exchange their forever vows at the largest contemporary museum in the country? Located tucked into the Northern Berkshire mountains, MASS MoCA has some of the most dramatic and creative spaces in Berkshire County. The 19th-century historic factory has been renovated into one of the hippest collections of spaces and an ever-changing collection of contemporary art is the backdrop to your special day. This leads to an elegant, entertaining and unique event.

The diversity of Berkshire wedding venues allows ceremonies in our region to be formal or casual, large or small. Whatever your desire you will find it here. For inspiration visit our 10 Great Wedding Venues post.

Darcie Sosa is a Berkshire marketing/PR professional, who when isn’t working loves being outside hiking with her dogs, going to live music and theatre shows, networking, trying new restaurants and volunteering for local nonprofits. She is an alum of Berkshire Community College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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