Wedding venue spotlight: Stowe Mountain Lodge
My family and I recently went on vacation at the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont and it was a dream. Pulling up to the lodge was surreal. You are surrounded by the beautiful green mountains of Vermont and massive Mt. Mansfield. We were welcomed by friendly staff everywhere we went. My kids were in awe of how grand the lobby was as was I.
I haven't had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at this venue, but I always love the opportunity to meet with the wedding coordinator(s) to learn about the venue and what types of weddings they host. I had contacted Wendy Collins before we had arrived to arrange a tour. She was kind of enough to take time out of her busy day to meet with me and show me the grounds. One of the aspects I love most of being a Vermont wedding vendor is connecting with other professionals in the area. They always seem to welcome everyone with open arms and they truly want to learn about your business and find a way to help one another out. We all know that the wedding industry is highly competitive, especially in sought out Vermont as a destination, so the more knowledge I have of other venues, florists, wedding planners etc I have, the better I can guide my clients in pairing up with fabulous and trusted local vendors. Ok...getting back to the lobby....how I digress.
Once we got inside, I couldn't help but think where I would photograph a couple in the luxurious lobby. The wall of windows allows for such beautiful, natural light and becomes a dream for a wedding photographer on a sunny or rainy wedding day. After scoping out the interior of the venue, I took a stroll outside to see their many options for outdoor ceremonies. They offer a beautiful deck with stunning mountain views or a lovely grass area surrounded by the lodge to have your dream outdoor ceremony. It's truly jaw-dropping, picturesque Vermont.
Let's be honest, having options at your wedding venue is huge......It gives the couple a way to truly customize their vision for their big day. Stowe offers some wonderful indoor options for intimate to large wedding affairs as well as options outdoors. It's all about diversity! Go check them out!