Clearly winter is still in full swing here in the states, with storms on the east coast and even ice cold days in LA where we are. But winter can be fun too – especially if you opt for a white winter wedding! There are oodles of options to say “I do” in the snow, but we’ve selected a few you might not have thought about before. For a domestic destination wedding in winter, check out these swanky spots!
Lake Placid, NY: Why not wed high in the peaks of Lake Placid at the all-suite, Whiteface Lodge. Complete with cast-iron fireplaces, a timber design and look, indoor and outdoor reception venues (if you want to dance under the stars and snow), and even a private ice-skating rink to celebrate on! Some of their favorite ideas for a wedding here? “Specially crafted Bourbon Barrels and Adirondack S’mores Bars add unique touches to the Lodge’s grand event spaces, including two spacious, hand-crafted lean-tos that provide an inviting, sheltered spot to gather for cigars, cocktails and hors d-oeuvres.” Sounds cozy!
Lake Tahoe, CA: California gets a bit of winter too, even on the water in Lake Tahoe. With great skiing to one side of you and breathtaking views of the lake on the other, West Shore Cafe makes a great indoor and/or outdoor wedding venue to stay and play for the weekend of celebrate at and stay in a nearby waterfront cabin. Wed on the dock, the deck, on the lawn (depending on the time of year of course), or celebrate inside and stay warm from the cold too. It’s a festive and fun place to say “I do!” in winter!
Ft Lauderdale, FL: And if you want to avoid that winter chill and opt for sand instead of snow, consider a spot in Florida less known for destination weddings but “on the rise” for places to be, Pompano Beach in Fort Lauderdale. The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa has all you need to say “I do” in this beach town, including ceremonies on the sand, beachside terraces, indoor ballrooms (just in case, since it is winter!), and even certified wedding planners on site to assist!
Where will you wed this winter?