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Choosing The Best Berkshires Wedding Venue

Planning a Berkshires Wedding in Pittsfield MA - Wedding Rings
Matt Claiborne
Matt Claiborne
January 14, 2022

Planning a wedding can be fun, but it can also be stressful. If you are planning a wedding in the Berkshires, you are sure to have a beautiful ceremony.

Tips for Planning a Wedding in the Berkshires

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. However, with a little planning, you can have the Berkshire wedding of your dreams. Our tips will help you focus on the love and joy of your big day.

Hire a Wedding Planner

Bride talking to the wedding planner

One of the most important things you can do is hire a local wedding planner. Your planner can help you sort through all the venues, caterers, and florists. In addition, your planner will tackle most of the coordination so you can focus on the joy of your big day instead of getting tied up with the many details.

Wedding Season Planning

The wedding season runs from spring through early winter. Because it can be challenging to coordinate around winter weather, couples usually avoid January, February, and March. However, the rest of the calendar offers beautiful wedding weather.

Book in Advance

It's time to start planning your wedding as soon as you get engaged. Check with your local wedding planner to get the ball rolling right away. Many venues and caterers get booked around a year in advance.

Choose A Berkshires Wedding Venue

Hotel on North Wedding Venue

The venue is one of the first things you want to plan. First, consider how many guests you are inviting. Since 1500 guests won't fit inside a 50 person church, first find different venues that can accommodate your number of guests.

You probably already know whether you want an indoor or outdoor ceremony. At Hotel On North, we can accommodate your welcome dinner, rehearsal, wedding, or farewell brunch. Our downtown location, 19th-century architecture, and exceptional service combine to make your wedding exactly as you imagine.

There's nothing like an in-person walk-through of each wedding venue to get a real feel for the location. Then, check with the venue to make sure you understand different restrictions. For example, some venues will ask you to end parties at certain times or require you to use their caterer.

Find Great Catering

Get quotes from several different caterers and check what expenses aren't included. For example, sometimes quotes include the food, but not the linens and tables.

Choose Your Wedding Music

You can choose from live music or a DJ. Live music can be fun and add a certain ambiance to your wedding. DJs can bring a festive atmosphere and get your guests dancing. Think about what type of music and vibe you are looking for and ask for reviews.

Select a Wedding Florist

Wedding flower decoration

Ask to see various florists' previous work. A portfolio will help you narrow down your favorite florists. Check with your wedding planner for recommendations.

Find the Best Wedding Photographer

Selecting a wedding photographer that will capture your day is one of the most important decisions you will make. You'll be admiring the photos for the rest of your life! Look through portfolios online to see which photographer's style resonates with you the most.

Organize Bathrooms

Your wedding planner will help you arrange for any extra porta potties needed to accommodate your wedding guests. While everyone is gathered to celebrate, eat, drink, and be merry, this important detail will ensure everyone's comfort.

Visit the Best Berkshires Wedding Venue

The Berkshires are the perfect destination for your dream wedding. The Berkshires offer beautiful vistas and a wide variety of professional services. If you are looking for a Berkshires wedding venue, you can't go wrong with weddings at Hotel on North.