This past year, while living in Western Mass, I had the opportunity to visit some amazing wedding sites and connect with my peers in the industry. I wanted to share some images from a few of these fabulous venues, as well as my impressions and their story.

I just had to start with Wheatleigh in Lenox, MA. Dave and I met up with Sebastian Serre after hearing about Wheatleigh from Lisa Hoffman at Ceci New York.

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This French chateau is a jewel in the Berkshires crown. Really spectacular. Not only has this amazing hotel won all kinds of awards (AAA Five Diamond Rating, Robb Report Luxury Resorts List of 100 Best Places to Stay, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Hotel of the Year Grand Award Winner), it has perhaps the most romantic storied beginning. At the turn of the century, the Florentine palazzo was built as a wedding gift by H.H. Cook for his daughter, who was soon to be a countess. In my opinion, this alone would make it the perfect place to get married.

Everything about the venue is world-class and exudes luxury. And when you host your wedding at Wheatleigh, you can choose to have exclusive use of the site for the weekend.


Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the views are exquisite- overlooking a lake and the stunning Berkshire mountains. And the staff, all European, are perfect. Stepping through the glass doors, you immediately feel like you are in the old world, but Wheatleigh is just a short ride from New York or Boston.

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