5 Tips for the Perfect Winter Elopement in the Berkshires

Are you getting ready to propose to the love of your life? Or perhaps you already did and now you just have to decide where to tie the knot. While June and September are popular wedding months, have you ever considered a winter elopement? Winter in the Berkshires has its own special and unique attributes. A soft, white blanket of snow may cover the ground like a warm blanket. The pine-scented evergreen trees and the sculpted branches of deciduous trees provide muted colors and artistic beauty. The sounds are muffled, quiet, and serene. Need we say more? Here are five tips for the perfect winter elopement in the Berkshires.


“Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.” – John Keats

View of the Inn during the winter surrounded by white snow, trees, with a deer looking on

1. Location, Location, Location

The Berkshires are simply one of a kind. Our rural location in the hills of Western Massachusetts, dotted with charming towns and villages and myriads of trees, is like something out of a story book. Nature, wildlife and scenic beauty abounds, making this beloved location perfect for your wedding day. But there’s more – the Devonfield Inn. Our gracious, English-style country house, situated on 32 acres in Lenox, MA, will provide you with luxurious amenities, exceptional service, countryside views, and Old World charm – the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams.

2. Make It Special

Intimate elopements can rival any large wedding. Surrounded by your closest friends or family – or just the two of you – you can say, “I do” amidst artfully arranged winter décor and elegant accommodations. You’ll enjoy vintage wine for toasting, delicious hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, and a romantic breakfast delivered to your suite. Just imagine celebrating your special day in the privacy of your luxurious suite with a cozy fireplace, jetted tub, king-size bed, and tranquil views. We will help you make this the day of all days.

3. Photos & Videos

Having a visual record of your special day will enable you to revisit the endearing moments time and time again. Plus, you’ll delight in sharing photos with friends and family so they feel like they were part of your day. Our picturesque property and charming historic Inn will truly enhance every photo. Check out this winter wedding couple as they recently exchanged their vows at Devonfield Inn.

4. The Packages & Enhancements

In addition to our Romantic Elopement package, we have several enhancements to amp up the romance. Options include a gourmet picnic to enjoy in the comfort of your room, a tasty artisanal cheese tray with the season’s best fruit, cheese and crackers, gourmet, hand dipped pretzels, or a chilled bottle of champagne or wine to sip in front of the fire.

Horseback Riding in the Winter in Lenox

5. Winter Wonderland

Whether it’s just you two or you’re with a small group of guests, what better way to celebrate your wedding than to enjoy fun winter activities? In the Berkshires, there are multiple outlets that enable you to have the time of your life. Imagine a day filled with downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing or ice skating. How about a romantic horseback ride through snow-covered fields and trees. There are also plenty of indoor venues sprinkled throughout the Berkshires. Sip a frothy latte in a cozy coffee shop. Peruse your favorite books in a quaint bookstore. And remember, your guest suite awaits where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy your favorite winter drink sitting by the fire, conversing with your sweetheart.

Planning a the perfect winter elopement in the Berkshires is easy at Devonfield Inn. Make your plans now by requesting information. We can’t wait to help you create the wedding of your dreams right here at Devonfield Inn.