Posted on December 1, 2020

Beaumont Basics: Winter Wedding Planning

When it comes to the big day, most couples choose a bright spring, summer, or autumn day. But some opt for a winter wedding, planning to end the year with their big celebration. Though the wedding party doesn’t have to plan for blinding sunlight and melting makeup, there are plenty of things that need to be considered when walking down the aisle in a winter wonderland at The Beaumont Inn.

Staying Warm During A Winter Wedding

No matter the season, a bride wants the dress that fits her taste. While many summer brides can get away with a sleeveless or backless dress, winter brides have to be a little innovative to stay warm and stylish. Some opt for a longsleeved dress while others choose to bring along a fur shawl or cape that covers their bare shoulders and can be removed throughout the day or wear elbow-length opera gloves, giving that timeless look, with the function of warmth. And while most warm weather brides worry about their heavy dress making them too hot, winter brides can count on their skirts to keep them toasty, especially if they wear thick tights.

Now, while the bride is the star of the show, the guests cannot be forgotten about. If a couple chooses an outdoor ceremony, they need to be prepared for the temperatures by doing any of the following:

  • Supplying blankets/shawls for the guests
  • Utilizing outdoor heating devices or fireplaces/fire pits
  • Offering hand warmers or mittens for guests
  • Serving warm beverages such as hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or hot cider prior to the ceremony

Pinterest offers great DIY winter wedding crafts that will keep guests feeling warm and fuzzy inside and out.

Planning for Winter Wedding Photographs

Many summer weddings begin in the early afternoon, with photos following the ceremony. But with the short sunlight hours of the cooler seasons, the light you need for outdoor photos can come and go before the wedding ceremony is even over. When planning a winter wedding, choose an earlier time for your wedding so that you can make the most of the day’s sunlight. If the day itself is less than shining, you can utilize candles to brighten your photos while also bringing an element of romance.

Winter Wedding Venues

When searching for a venue, it’s helpful to choose one that can accommodate you, your wedding party, and guests for both the ceremony and reception, along with an overnight stay if necessary. Choosing one venue for your big day lets guests relax without having to worry about driving to different locations in the bad weather, allowing them to enjoy watching you and your love tie the knot.

The Beaumont Inn

One wedding venue that has all you need for a successful big day is The Beaumont Inn. Nestled in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, our venue boasts spacious gardens perfect for your ceremony, patios complete with fire pits for a warm cocktail hour, and our grand pavilion for your joyful reception. Begin planning your big day by contacting our special events manager, Sheila Humphrey, by calling 570-675-7100 or emailing