Inns Magazine Issue 4 Vol. 19 Weddings 2015 - Page 15

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Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn, Maryland

As the most important meal of the day, it seems only fitting that breakfast on your wedding day should be nothing less than spectacular - and that's the forte of Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn in Chestertown, MD. With their elaborate Eastern Shore Brunch Wedding package, up to 16 people can indulge in a sit-down affair with plated service that includes favorite breakfast selections served in the formal dining room. It also includes a romantic ceremony under the century-old beech tree in warm months or in the elegant parlor when it's cooler; a bridal bouquet of seasonal flowers, plus the groom’s boutonnière (choice of colors); a Champagne, Mimosa, Bellini or Bloody Mary toast; a decadent wedding cake or individual small wedding cakes (choice of flavor, made by the inn's CIA-trained pastry chef); a two-night stay for bride and groom; and breakfast delivered to their room each morning. Brunch is quickly becoming a culinary event that foodies, friends, and families favor, which prompted innkeeper and owner Danielle Hanscom to develop this package. "Every bride wants a unique experience," says Danielle. "If breakfast is the favorite meal (as it is for many people), why not plan a wedding that includes it in the celebration? It's fun, it's different, so it's ideal for your big day!" Fun fact! The inn was originally constructed as a wedding gift, with the main house designed to resemble a wedding cake.

Lakehouse Inn & Winery, Ohio

Elopements are becoming increasingly popular wedding options for couples today, and Lakehouse Inn & Winery in Geneva on the Lake, OH is heeding the call. With their dedicated packages, the Just Us Elopement and Deluxe Elopement, brides and grooms enjoy the idyllic backdrop of a lakeside setting complete with lush surroundings, an in-house winery, day spa, and comfy accommodations. The Just Us Elopement package is designed with just couples in mind and features accommodations for two nights in a Jacuzzi suite; a full breakfast each morning; a welcome basket of goodies; a bottle of Lakehouse Inn wine; two souvenir wine glasses; wedding ceremony for the bride and groom (with choice of location); a non-denominational minister to perform the ceremony; and Champagne toast for the new mister and missus following the ceremony. The Deluxe Elopement Package was created for couples, close family, and friends and includes all of the amenities provided in the Just Us package along with a ceremony accommodating up to 20 guests; use of the upper patio for the ceremony for up to one hour with chairs provided; and a Champagne toast following the ceremony for bride, groom, and guests. Innkeeper Andrea Fagnilli says elopements are on the rise as many couples are choosing to go with a small, intimate event in order to avoid the stress and price tag associated with traditional weddings.