Lake Wedding Ideas: 5 Tips for Planning a Lakeside Wedding

1. When It Comes To Lake Weddings, Less Is More

When planning your lake wedding, remember: nature is your main decoration. Each of your guests will fall in love with the sight of lush trees, pristine water views, and acres of country gardens. Sure, we’ve all dreamed of ice sculptures from time to time, but make sure your decorative details complement the scenery instead of taking away from it. Keep it light, airy, and simple.

Having said that, work with your wedding planner to find a style that fits for you. From vintage patterns to rustic elegance to modern styles, make your wedding your own.

2. Take Advantage Of The Great Outdoors

Lakes, mountains, and wide-open spaces offer a plethora of recreational activities for you and your guests. Consider local attractions you’d like to visit, such as the ever-exhilarating Lime Rock Park racing circuit, or the equestrian’s paradise Mountain Valley Farm. If you’d rather keep the group together on-site, you and any of your guests staying here at Interlaken will be able to head out onto Lake Wononscopomuc using our complimentary canoes and kayaks, toss a frisbee out on country grounds, or take a dip in our heated in-ground pool.

3. Have a Rain Plan, But Don’t Fear The Weather

Ah, rain. The bane of any wedding planner's existence; the source of endless anxiety. Nobody can perfectly predict the weather, so think of some indoor alternatives to your kayaking adventure (like a trip to a nearby art gallery or music center). The good news is that lakeside ceremonies are just as serene in the rain as they are on sunny days — as long as your venue has a tent! The soothing pit-pat of raindrops sets the scene as perfectly as clear skies above.

3. Give Your Guests Plenty Of Lakeside Love

Accommodating your guests can be a headache, but hosting your wedding right at your inn will take the hassle out of coordinating with another hotel. Interlaken Inn has ample lodging options ranging from rustic townhouses to homey cottages, so everybody can get a taste of that lakeside splendor.

If you’re planning a medium-to-large event, consider the variety of guests you expect will be attending. We’ll help you organize the extras (i.e., tents, umbrellas, ice water) to ensure everyone is comfortable being outside for a long period of time.
Newlyweds at Interlaken Inn.

?4. Find The Right Package

With a wedding package, you could end up saving hours on planning. We’ve put together our wedding packages based on popular lake wedding setups, so make a selection that fits the size of your wedding event and the vision for your big day.

?5. Plan a Visit To Your Lake Venue

Plan a visit to the lake venue and picture the ceremony just as you envisioned it: flower-adorned arches, rows of white chairs, and immaculate banquet arrangements. You can also get some eyes on the honeymoon suite and lodging for your friends and family.

Piecing together the perfect wedding may seem like an enormous task, but the team at Interlaken Inn is ready to help you plan, execute, and say “I do” at the lake wedding of your dreams.

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