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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

5 North American Wedding Escapes

Words by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Road Trip to Matrimony

Drivable destinations are all the rage when it comes to weddings away. It makes it easy for guests, yet still allows for that vacation-feel so many destination wedding couples are after. Here are a few Preferred Hotel and Resort properties perfect for your dream day. 

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Hotel Du Pont -  Delaware's Gilded Age Hotel

Weddings and celebrations at Hotel Du Pont are a thing of magic. The storied past of this elegant hotel and the people who have graced the halls are interesting enough, but this 1913 hotel has kept its sophistication and grandeur all these years.

Enjoy five-star amenities in decadent surroundings while sipping tea in the beautifully appointed grand lobby or take in high-end shopping, world-class museums and the nightlife of downtown Wilmington.

Wedding guests will enjoy a sumptuous meal and impeccable service all inside the opulent Gold Room adorned with stunning chandeliers and a gilded ceiling.

Inn at Perry Cabin - Laid-Back Coastal Luxury

Off the banks of the Miles River on Maryland’s east coast, you’ll find five-star luxury paired with historic colonial charm. The Inn at Perry Cabin is near Washington D.C. and has become a popular respite for many.

Relax in this secluded 26-acre nirvana complete with lush manicured gardens, tranquil infinity pool, on-site spa and 78 beautifully appointed rooms.

Tying the knot here is as idyllic as the setting it’s in. To exchange vows, choose from a waterfront event, their grand ballroom or a storybook garden. It is no surprise this resort has been rated the best and most beautiful hotel in Maryland by both Condé Nast Traveler and Architectural Digest. 

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - Personalization In Pennsylvania

Located in Pennsylvania, an assortment of accommodations can be found at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Select from traditional hotel guest rooms, suites and even residences with different types of décor. From Parisian inspired surroundings with marble-clad bathrooms to rustic-chic lodges, any guest will find a perfect backdrop for their personal tastes.

Weddings at Nemacolin are only limited by imagination. They have their own certified event designers dedicated to making your destination wedding totally customized to you. Take advantage of their on-site ThemeWorks department, offering a large supply of décor elements and floral creations. No matter what type of wedding you envision – high-end and swanky or low key and casual – their goal is to create the perfect celebration just for you.

Pacific Gateway Hotel At Vancouver Airport - Quaint Convenience

Complete with dramatic views of the Coast Mountains and Fraser River, the Pacific Gateway Hotel is an idyllic combination of convenience, modern amenities, posh accommodations and style.

Unlike most airport hotels, Pacific Gateway offers more than just expediency. This four-star resort-style hotel provides lush gardens, panoramic views, sumptuous dining and a multitude of backdrops for your big day. Saying “I do” at this waterfront property (with its own marina) provides you with stress-free planning – all in proximity of downtown Vancouver and the wilderness of beautiful British Columbia.

Destination wedding guests will love the 24/7 complimentary shuttle, heated outdoor pool, plush accommodations and waterfront dining.

River Rock Casino Resort - Riverside Gaming Glamour

If playing your hand at love has paid off, why not consider the River Rock Casino Resort for your wedding away?

Situated on the banks of the Fraser River, River Rock Casino Resort offers a AAA Four Diamond experience combined with the thrill of gaming, gorgeous accommodations and world-class entertainment, all in a stunning riverside location.

Take in a show at the on-site theater or try Cantonese cuisine at River Rock Casino Resorts’ acclaimed Sea Harbour restaurant.

Give your guests the gift of the unexpected. Between your ceremony and reception, instead of just enjoying cocktail hour, let them try their luck on one of the 1,100 slot machines, at a table or in the dedicated poker room.

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