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Katherine & MichaelWheatleighA Florentine Palazzo in the Berkshires

Katherine and Michael celebrated their love surrounded by friends and family and the absolutely majestic setting of one of my favorite venues anywhere, Wheatleigh.

Wheatleigh is an idyllic setting for any wedding, from a weekend celebration to a midweek getaway or a Sunday afternoon gathering. A Florentine palazzo atop a Berkshire knoll overlooking mountains and lake, Wheatleigh offers exquisite cuisine and guest accommodations, along with 22 private acres and terraced lawns.

A staircase lit by brilliant Tiffany windows leads to the Great Hall, porticos face rolling hills, and century old trees overhang the sculpture garden. All conspire to create an atmosphere that is at once intimate and grand.

Enjoy Wheatleigh as your own private estate for a weekend of festivities, from the prenuptial party, to the wedding dinner, to the farewell brunch. Chef Jeffrey Thompson will craft unique menus for every event. With attention to each detail and incomparable service from the first tasting through the departure of the last guest, Wheatleigh’s European trained staff will create the extraordinary wedding you envision.

Only two and a half hours by car from New York and Boston, there is no more romantic wedding destination than Wheatleigh.

Sam & LisaThe MountThe Estate of Edith Wharton

What an AMAZING day! The flowers, the food, the venue, and the weather all contributed to Sam & Lisa’s perfect wedding day.

From Lisa: Sam and I knew we wanted to get married near his family’s cottage in Stockbridge. Sam’s family has been going to the Berkshires over the summer for generations, and I grew up in Massachusetts, so it is a very special place for both our families. Some of our favorites times together when we were dating were visiting his family in the Berkshires-hiking, eating and touring the old mansions in the area. As soon as we toured The Mount we knew it was the right spot for us–we loved the idea of hosting all our family and friends in such a beautiful, grand house that also felt intimate and cozy.

We ended up with perfect sunny weather and beautiful foliage, which is not a guarantee in mid-October in the Berkshires!

Our favorite moments were walking the grounds with Eric while taking pictures, our puppy barking when she saw me coming down the aisle, signing the ketubah with our closest friends and family, seeing our friends and family arrive at The Mount, coming down to join the party after we took a few moments together after the ceremony, and then dancing for hours! Our guests really brought their a-game. Also, finding Sam on the dance floor with an entire pint of ice cream that our caterer had kindly reserved for him.

Vendor Information: Make-Up Artist-Liz Washer, liz@lizwashermakeup.com, https://www.bridalbyliz.com/

Hair-Indulgence Salon, twilson0076@yahoo.com, http://www.indulgencehairsalon.net/

Videographer-Well Spun Weddings, abby@wellspunweddings.com, http://www.wellspunweddings.com/

Florist-Sweet Pea Floral Design, sweetpeafloralma@aol.com, https://www.facebook.com/sweetpeafloraldesignBJV/about/?ref=page_internal

DJ-JTD Productions, info@jtdproductions.com, http://www.jtdproductions.com/

Caterer-Mezze Catering, catering@mezzeinc.com, http://www.mezzecatering.com/

Ceremony Music-David Temple, david.albert.temple@gmail.com

Wedding Dress-Dream Bridal, http://www.yourdreambridal.com/

Exchange vows and mingle with loved ones against the backdrop of The Mount’s colorful, award-winning formal gardens or the elegant interior of Edith Wharton’s historic mansion. Spanning nearly 50 acres, the gracious, spectacular estate is the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding. During your event, the entire estate is closed to the visiting public so you can host gatherings wherever you like on the property, and your guests can meander freely about.  You can get a feel for just how much your guests will enjoy this property by viewing this post.

After your ceremony in one of The Mount’s unique indoor or outdoor locations, you can host cocktails in the garden, dine in the formal rooms on the mansion’s main floor, and dance under the stars on the expansive terrace overlooking The Mount’s meticulously manicured property and the mountains beyond. Your guests are also invited to wander through the exhibits on the mansion’s third floor.

Kristin & RonGedney FarmA Stunning Berkshire Wedding

A Berkshire Wedding at Gedney Farm

Kristen & Ron had an amazing wedding weekend here in the Berkshires a few weeks ago at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough MA. Gedney Farm is an ideal destination for a Berkshire wedding weekend. Located in the “Old Berkshire” village of New Marlborough, Gedney Farm is a complex of spectacular period architecture with gambrel slate and cedar roofs, and beautifully detailed dormers and cupolas. The property is comprised of two Normandy-style barns and  surrounded by 37 acres of pastures and high open meadows.

And a sparkler send off. Congratulations again Kristen & Ron, you’re the best!!!

Becca & RobbyChesterwoodSummer Wedding at the Former Studio and Gardens of Daniel Chester French

A Summer Wedding at Chesterwood

Becca and Robby had an amazing wedding at Chesterwood here in the Berkshires last summer. They had me come in and shoot a couple hours of their rehearsal dinner at The Norman Rockwell Museum the night before, and it was amazing! They had their ceremony right down the road from me at her grandparents home, under the same apple tree that her mom and dad were married under! After the ceremony, we all moved down the road to Chesterwood, with cocktails in the lawn and the reception under a sweet tent by Classical Tents. Chesterwood is a beautiful and memorable backdrop for a Berkshires wedding or other special event. Daniel Chester French masterfully combined the elegance of his formal Italianate gardens with the natural rural landscape, creating unique settings and locations for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and dinner parties from small, intimate gatherings to events with up to 500 guests.

Chesterwood is a beautiful and memorable backdrop for a Berkshires wedding or other special event. Daniel Chester French masterfully combined the elegance of his formal Italianate gardens with the natural rural landscape, creating unique settings and locations for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and dinner parties from small, intimate gatherings to events with up to 500 guests. The panoramic views, historic terraces, hydrangea walk, perennial gardens, and sweeping lawns make gracious settings for your wedding and photographs. Chesterwood staff will work with you (and your wedding coordinator and vendors) to plan a beautiful wedding or private event.