Have Your Dream Wedding at a Bed and Breakfast Destination
Your wedding day makes a memory for years to come. Why celebrate it at a boring cookie-cutter hotel or reception hall with corporate logos on the napkins? Bed and breakfasts offer historic properties, flowering gardens and personalized service for a memorable wedding that reflects your own style. And with the average wedding and reception cost at approximately $25,000, a B&B can provide less expensive but still elegant ceremonies for parties ranging from 10 to 100 or an elopement package for just the two of you. For an original, intimate and unforgettable wedding experience, consider one of these bed and breakfasts or peruse other options at our webpage devoted to B&B weddings, www.ILoveInnweddings.com.
An Angelic Wedding in New Mexico
If a small but relaxing wedding interests you, consider the Angels’ Ascent Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center and Spa in Cedar Crest, New Mexico. Located in the East Mountains near both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the views of sunsets over the Sandia Mountains from the decks of the chalet-style B&B or the suite are spectacular. A horse-drawn carriage ride can be added to highlight your wedding day with elegance. Consider extending your stay into a rejuvenating honeymoon with the addition of spa and wellness packages, private gourmet dinners for two, and a wide variety of area activities for your enjoyment.
Hunt Country Weddings in Virginia
The Black Horse Inn in Warrenton, Virginia, offers a wide array of wedding options and the professional ease of experienced wedding planners for your big day. With nine rooms in a mansion rich with Civil War history, a boxwood garden with gazebo, wide comfortable porches, and an elegant dining room, the Inn can accommodate every need – you can even stable your horses overnight if you choose to do your wedding on horseback! Special rates are in place for available dates through August of 2009 – your entire wedding weekend will be memorable at the Black Horse Inn.
A Wedding near the Ocean in California
With lush gardens only a block from the ocean in La Jolla, California, the Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla is ideal for weddings and receptions. Romantic arches and cascades of flowers enhance the historic architecture of these buildings, one of which was formerly the La Jolla Woman’s Club. The banquet room can accommodate a large number of guests or the parlors of the Inn may be used for smaller and more intimate receptions. La Jolla, the ‘jewel’, is a charming town full of fine restaurants, art galleries and shops – all within walking distance of the Inn.
Millionaires’ Row Wedding in Washington
Have you always imagined gliding down a stately staircase in your wedding dress? This perfect bridal moment is yours at the Shafer Baillie Mansion in Seattle, Washington, with ornately-carved oak paneling framing the bride for wedding-day photos. In addition to the period furniture and restored details of the main floor, an Arts-and-Crafts style hall on the basement level provides space for dining, dancing and music. Rental rates for events are reasonable and flexible depending on your needs, and packages can be put together to include accommodations and catering.
Poolside Wedding in Florida
Poolside weddings prevail at The Villa in Daytona Beach, Florida, where palm trees dot the grounds of the Spanish Revival manor listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The guest rooms honor the state’s history of Spanish exploration and the interior rooms feature impressive moldings and stenciled ceilings. Up to 100 guests can be seated around the heated pool and the wedding ceremony may be held at the lovely tiered fountain in front of the manor. Continue the Villa’s tradition of galas dating back to 1929 and the original owner Bartholomew Donnelly with your own very special celebration.
Retro-chic Wedding in Massachusetts
Not your grandmother’s seaside B&B, the Veranda House in Nantucket, Massachusetts, features hip and elegant rooms with the old-fashioned oceanfront charm of three wrap-around verandas. The common areas of the inn are tailored with fifties-style flair and wi-fi is available throughout the B&B. An ‘epicure’s breakfast’ tempts you with artisan cheeses, organic yogurt and homemade granola. A wedding held in the terraced gardens refreshes your guests with salt air breezes; exceptional professional service makes your special day easy-breezy for you!
A Scottish ‘Waddin’ in North Carolina
The Thistle House Bed and Breakfast and Wedding Place in Granite Falls, North Carolina, (near Blowing Rock in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains) is the place for a wedding with a distinctly Scottish flair. A hillside pergola, decorated in your wedding colors, provides a special backdrop for your ceremony amid the landscaped gardens with a goldfish pond. Owner Phyllis Esler, a certified wedding planner, will provide a free consultation, tour and estimate and work to plan the perfect wedding for you. At the Thistle House, every bride is beautiful and every wedding is perfect, at every season.
Still undecided? Log onto www.iloveinns.com and browse through the 19,000 B&Bs and country inns that specialize in other events and locations that may interest you. Many of the properties listed above are also in the best-selling bed and breakfast guidebook Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns with a Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free Certificate. ILoveInns also offers Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificates, a perfect solution to help celebrate any occasion.
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