If you’re daydreaming about saying “I do,” there may be visions of flower fields and sundresses dancing in your head — but don’t be too quick to dismiss the notion of a winter wedding. From postcard-worthy wintry backdrops to the plethora of countryside pastimes for your guests to enjoy, let these five offseason arguments warm you up to the idea of winter weddings in Connecticut.
1. They’re Really, Really Romantic
First thing’s first: it doesn’t get much more romantic than tying the knot surrounded by a sparkling winter wonderland. Take the stark beauty of a wintry lakefront and add some freshly-fallen snow, and you have yourself some very dramatic and breathtaking photo ops. Cross your fingers (and your toes) for some gentle snowfall in time for the big day!
2. A Winter Wedding + A Countryside Inn = A Perfect Match
The Litchfield Hills always look like they were pulled straight out of a storybook, but there’s something especially magical about them in the wintertime. When a blanket of snow rests atop those rustic cottages and townhouses, more hearts will be set aflutter than just the bride and groom’s. From gazing at the scenes outside to bundling up by a crackling fireplace indoors, it doesn’t take much to fall in love with the wintry Connecticut countryside.
3. There’s Plenty For Your Guests To Do (Perhaps Too Much)
Outside of being a superb spot for a winter wedding venue, there’s a lot to love about Lakeville activities in the winter. Save some room in your winter wedding itinerary for a group ski outing at Mohawk Mountain (just 20 minutes from our doors), or stay on solid footing with some snowshoeing on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. In the evening, keep cozy by seeing a show at one of three intimate cinemas within The Movie House or by stopping by Infinity Music Hall for a live performance.
4. Less Expensive, More Available
We all like to save a dime here and there, so it merits mention: winter weddings are notably less expensive than their peak season counterparts, and there’s far less competition for finding a fitting day. With that extra wiggle room in your wallet, you’ll be able to invest more in other areas, like overnight accommodations and a professional photographer — contact our wedding team for our top recommendations (which are twice as likely to have availability in the winter).