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Wedding and Elopement Planning and Packages

April 27th, 2010 by Mariah

To go along with our “10 Reasons to Have a Bed and Breakfast Wedding” Blog, we have hand-picked a few of our favorite Wedding Packages that our favorite Inns are currently offering. The following properties are just a sample of the hundreds that offer Wedding and Elopement packages. If you are looking to book a wedding or elopement package this wedding season, simply email Denee MacDonald at with your dates and location, and she will help assist you in finding the perfect place for your big day! No matter what size or location, you are sure to find a Package to fit your needs here at

   Beach Bed and Breakfast in Saint Simon’s Island, GA

Our luxurious Spanish Mediterranean Beach Bed & Breakfast villa creates the perfect complex to host your special beachfront event. Our facility offers an elegant oceanfront setting for memorable events, such as weddings, receptions, rehearsals, dinners, luncheons, showers, birthday parties or simply a gathering of family and friends. We tailor each event to your specifications. The Beach Bed & Breakfast is designed to be your home away from home as you enjoy your memorable event surrounded by family and friends. For larger events we have additional lodging only steps away.

Breakfast is included at the Beach Bed & Breakfast and you and your guest will enjoy a leisurely table top service breakfast each morning served on our oceanfront veranda. All our suites are equipped with a refrigerator stocked (and re-stocked daily!) with complimentary beer, wine, assorted soft drinks and bottled water. There is also a complimentary assortment of sweet and salty snacks.

Our complimentary bicycles and helmets are a great way to tour the Island. If swimming with the dolphins is more to your liking, why not try our complimentary kayak. Our “Endless Pool” and wide oceanfront verandas are a perfect way for you and your guests to relax at the end of the day.

   Hartness House in Springfield, VT

Built in 1904, the Hartness Estate was home to wealthy industrialist and former governor of Vermont, James Hartness. Today, its one of the most popular and picturesque best elope destinations in America. When selecting the best place to elope, consider what we offer:

  • Unforgettable Victorian Mansion & country Estate setting
  • On-site fine dining restaurant & banquet catering
  • Fine Accommodations with 40 rooms
  • Ballroom with seating for over 100
  • Private Spa Suite
  • Special Wedding Packages
  • Beautiful pastoral country manor setting
  • Skilled and helpful staff

The Hartness House can make your wedding dreams happen easily from the simplest ceremony to the most elaborate lifetime event. We offer a variety of packages that make planning your elope simple and cost-effective. Our Elope Packages are designed to include all the important elements of an unforgettable wedding.


   Lazy Cloud Bed & Breakfast and Inn in Lake Geneva, WI.

Escape to a romantic bed and breakfast wedding at Lazy Cloud Bed & Breakfast in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Allow us to remove the stress of planning a large wedding as you experience the magic, memories, traditions, and blessings of your very own private ceremony. Just the Two of Us is our bed and breakfast wedding elopement package designed to provide you with romance, simplicity and elegance! Our package includes:

  • A list of Walworth County judges and clergy
  • An early check-in of 12:30 so the bride can freshen up
  • A clutch bridal bouquet of fresh flowers
  • A boutonniere for the groom
  • One time use camera so you can take pictures
  • Ballatore’s Gran Spumante mixed with Chambord for the wedding toast
  • A wedding cake with a bride and groom cake topper or icing flowers
  • A CD player is provided for your music
  • Leisurely breakfast in bed! (available at the Bed & Breakfast only)
  • And, best of all, no stress!!

10 Reasons to Have a Bed and Breakfast Wedding

April 27th, 2010 by Mariah

Wedding season is just around the corner, and runs from the Memorial Day Weekend through September. It comes as no surprise with the state that the economy is in, but many couples are choosing to have small weddings, or even to elope. Having 300+ guests their big day is simply not optional for many planning weddings in this day and age. A Bed and Breakfast wedding or elopement is a practical, and stress-free way to enjoy your big day.Here are ten reasons couples may want to consider a small Bed and Breakfast wedding or elopement this wedding season:

1. You get to celebrate one of the biggest days of your life surrounded by people who love you.

2. You can feel more relaxed on your wedding day. Because you’ll be surrounded by friends and family, you’ll feel more at home with your guests. Your wedding will feel more like a celebration with close-knit friends and family, than a production.

3. You can save money. You can save thousands of dollars by having an intimate wedding, which means you won’t have to go over your Wedding Budget .

4. You can splurge. Some couples choose a small guest list not necessarily because their budgets are small, but because they can pull out all the stops and have a truly lavish wedding. You get more ‘wow’ for less wallet with a small wedding. When you’ve got fewer guests, you can splurge on the things that really matter to you. For some that might be an out-of-this world dinner, for others it might be a five-piece jazz band or a designer wedding gown.

5. You have more options when choosing a venue. Since you won’t need a large space to accommodate your guests, many small wedding venues will be open to you. A smaller guest list means more creative venue options like bed and breakfasts, country inns and guest ranches.

6. You have more freedom to customize your wedding to your own tastes. A small wedding gives you the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing and make your unique wedding a reflection of the two of you.

7. You get to spend time with your guests. How many weddings have made you feel like a stranger fulfilling a social obligation? Small weddings aren’t like that. When the guest list is small, the bride and groom can spend time with each of their guests, making them feel welcome.

8. You can make your guests feel at home. Because you will be able to spend at least some time with your guests, they will feel more at home at your wedding. Also, when the guest list is small, guests will have a better opportunity to mingle with most of the others. Chances are that many of your guests will know one another.

9. You can get your guests involved. A small wedding will give you the opportunity to get your loved ones involved in your special day. Also, it’s a lot easier pulling off a DIY wedding with a guest list under 75, than a big scale production.

10. You can have a wedding that people will remember. Because your wedding won’t be typical – the kind your guests have been to over and over again – your wedding is more likely to be remembered.

Here at we would like to wish you a wonderful wedding season!