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Venue SpotlightWorcester Art Museum

Worcester Art Museum – A Unique Wedding Venue in Worcester Massachusetts

The Worcester Art Museum in Worcester Massachusetts is a magnificent wedding venue that is steeped in history. The Worcester Art Museum, also known by its acronym WAM, houses over 38,000 works of art dating from antiquity to the present day and represents cultures from all over the world. WAM opened in 1898 in Worcester, Massachusetts, and ranks among the more important art museums of its kind in the nation. The Museum truly is one of the most unique wedding venues in Massachusetts. WAM is located in the historic district of Worcester, MA. The Museum is perfect for couples looking for a wedding celebration with charm and elegance. The Renaissance Court and its stunning architecture will create a dramatic backdrop to your wedding day. The Worcester Art Museum can host up to 120 guests for a seated dinner, and 175 guests for a cocktail style event with partial seating in the Renaissance Court. Several options are available for the ceremony including the medieval Chapter House or the Grand Staircase. For more information, please visit the Worcester Art Museum website

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Wedding Photography by Massachusetts Photographer Eric Limon. 

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Venue SpotlightThe Wheatleigh Hotel

The Wheatleigh Hotel – Elegant Hotel in the Berkshires

The Wheatleigh Hotel in Lenox Massachusetts is an Italian mansion built in 1893. The hotel boasts original Tiffany windows and is surrounded by 22 acres of exquisite park like landscaping.  This elegant hotel is less than a mile from Tanglewood and about 2 miles from the center of historic Lenox. The Wheatleigh Hotel offers luxury elegance with incredible views. For more information, please visit the Wheatleigh website

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The Wheatleigh Wedding Photography by Massachusetts Photographer Eric Limon. 

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Katharine & Michael’s Incredible Wheatleigh Wedding

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.

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Enjoy Wheatleigh as your own private estate for a weekend of festivities, from the prenuptial party, to the wedding dinner, to the farewell brunch. Executive Chef Jeffrey Thompson will create 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.

A staircase lit by 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 both intimate and grand. Only two and a half hours by car from New York and Boston, there is no more romantic Berkshire wedding destination than Wheatleigh. Wheatleigh Wedding photos by Eric Limon Photography. Eric Limon is a Berkshire Wedding Photographer located in Western Massachusetts. My goal is to create stunning wedding photos that capture the feelings and emotions of your Wheatleigh Wedding.

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Lydia & JaanWheatleigh & The Lenox Library

Lydia & Jaan had a little surprise the day before their Berkshire wedding. They had planned to celebrate their big day at the beautiful Winthrop Estate in Lenox MA. Unfortunately, there was a very last minute change in venue locations (10pm the night before!) but thankfully they had the absolutely amazing Katie O’Mally from Katie’O Weddings & Events on hand to help figure things out. Long story short, the entire wedding party and families were put up in The Wheatleigh in Lenox MA. What an awesome location to take photos! The ceremony and reception were moved to the most un-likely of places: The Lenox Library – – – And it was so COOL!

Here is Lydia’s take on the wedding day:

Until Friday morning, our greatest fear was that rain was expected for Saturday, and we might not be able to hold our wedding outside. But, on Friday afternoon, we received a phone call that our wedding would not be able to go on as planned. The town had shut down our venue for lack of compliance with fire codes. It is an understatement to say that we were stunned.

I grew up in the Berkshires, and Jaan and I decided it would be the perfect place to get married. We had family and friends coming from around the world, and we chose a beautiful estate that would hold our entire weekend from start to finish, including putting up our wedding party and our families. The Friday afternoon phone call came moments before we were due to leave the house to head to the estate, settle into our rooms, and get ready to welcome our guests. We were told that we would not be able to stay at the estate, nor would we be able to use any of the indoor spaces during the weekend. But the forecast for Saturday was still calling for rain.

Everything that happened next was truly a labor of love. The stunning Wheatleigh Hotel, graciously welcomed those of us who were supposed to stay at the estate, which eased the pain greatly, but still didn’t solve the problem of where we would get married the next day. Our incredible wedding planner Katie, of Katie O’ Weddings and Events, and her team, and our close friend and floral goddess, Ariella Chezar, of Ariella Flowers, and her team, immediately got to work to find us a place to get married the next day. Because we had such an amazing team of friends, professionals, and family, Jaan and I were able to relax a bit and be with our guests.

At 9:00pm, we still didn’t know where we were getting married the next day, but we carried on with the rehearsal, and waited. At 10:00pm, Katie came to us and told us they had found a place. She and Ariella had gone to see it, and determined it would work. It was the Lenox Library, originally built as a courthouse in 1815-1816 – a beautiful, old, historic building.

Our wonderful vendors were so graceful under the pressure of all the last-minute changes, and we are forever grateful to them. The chef, Michael Roller of Savory Harvest Catering , produced the most delicious food under the most stressful circumstances.

The wild events of the day before the wedding created an immediate bond between our guests. Our two families and all of our friends came together as one big family to support us, and celebrate our marriage.

Saturday dawned with silvery grey rain. Wheatleigh was an elegant and beautiful place to spend the day getting ready for the event. The Lenox Library was gracious and full of an ethereal light, and could not have been more perfect it we’d planned to hold the wedding there all along. We were married amidst hundreds of years of history, and volumes of all the world’s greatest love stories.

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Berkshire Wedding Vendors:

Katie O’ Weddings and Events – http://www.katieoevents.com

Ariella Chezar Floral & Event Design – http://ariellaflowers.com

Chef Michael Roller – Savory Harvest Catering – http://www.savoryharvestcatering.com

Cake – Erin Lore

Mulberry Hair Company – (413) 644-9385

Make Up – Ren Marasco – http://renewskinwellness.com/Home.html

Berkshire wedding venue – www.lenoxlib.org

Getting Ready Venue – http://wheatleigh.com

Photographer – Eric Limon – Berkshire Wedding Photographer

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