Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas
Posted on: November 21, 2016

In the lane (or in this case in Boston’s Beacon Hill) snow is glistening which means one thing; winter has arrived. At Hampshire House we host premier weddings all year long at our historic Boston venue. If you’re worried about planning the perfect winter wedding, have no fear! Here are five essential trends to incorporate for the perfect winter wonderland wedding.


Don’t be Afraid to Experiment with Bold Colors

Just because those cold winter days can get dark and dreary doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a color palette of winter whites, greens, and reds. Instead, use bright, bold colors to contrast the exterior such as mango orange or key lime that will allow you to enjoy the winter cold outside and the warmth of the tropics inside.


Choose Stylish Bridesmaid Dresses, but be Mindful of the Weather

Throw out those classic rules that state you should wear certain fabrics depending on the time of the year that you’re getting married, and choose a panache bridesmaid dress style that you really love. Go out on a limb and choose a silk, strapless dress that is elegant and timeless. Keep in mind that it is typically cold in the winter so provide your bridesmaids with a sweater or other cover-up option.


Create a Cozy Reception Space

There a plenty of ways to make your wedding venue warm and cozy during those cold winter months. Experiment with a unique array of candles that will add a romantic glow to the ambiance of the space and contrast the darkness of the outside. Also consider incorporating softer textures into your theme such as velvet or bows tied around all of the guest chairs.


Incorporate the Holidays with your Guest Favors

Everyone is feeling the holiday cheer so why not incorporate it into your wedding favors to give your guests an extra smile. Consider including custom hot chocolate ingredients in a sophisticated mason jar, or combine the classic red and white of a candy cane with a warm, sweet-smelling candle. Another delightful idea are holiday ornaments. Create a custom, heart-warming ornament that your guests can hang on their trees every year and remember the great time that they celebrating your wedding day.


Book the Perfect Transportation

End your night with the perfect exit; consider renting a horse drawn carriage that will take you back to your childhood as you ride off to your honeymoon with the one you love.

horse drawn carriage photo

Hampshire House is the perfect place to host your luxurious winter wonderland wedding in Boston. For more details, please call 617-227-9600 or contact us at