An Okemo Wedding04/26/2017
LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort offers a variety of venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With indoor and outdoor spaces that accommodate 30 to 300 guests, Okemo is the ideal setting for an intimate celebration or a grand wedding gala.
Okemo’s newest ceremony site is a scenic overlook situated on a plateau along Ridge Runner, not far from the popular Sapphire trail. It offers a splendid view eastward, across the valley toward Mount Ascutney. This mountainside setting even offers shuttle-bus access for wedding guests.
Another mountainside ceremony setting that Okemo offers is accessible by chairlift and offers an ideal reception venue, Epic, located at the Solitude Day Lodge. A stunning mountain vista is the backdrop as the bride and groom exchange vows surrounded by family and friends. Inside the Solitude Lodge, just steps from the base of the chairlift, the culinary team at Epic works to make every wedding reception as memorable as the ceremony. A concert of culinary mastery, superb service and the whimsical, eclectic decor will make any couple’s special day as magical as they can imagine.
Another wedding venue is The Toll Gate Garden. Once a coach stop and tavern for travelers making their way along the historic Green Mountain Turnpike that linked west-central Vermont with Boston, the old homestead was the site of a toll gate; one of four located along the road – the vestige of which still runs past the farmhouse and garden. Respectful of the property’s history, cottage gardens with flowering shrubs and classic perennials line the edges of what is now a country lane, and border a low enclosure constructed of stone recovered from the property. A stone patio makes a picturesque focal point for nuptials. A shaded sanctuary garden space, ideal for an intimate ceremony or wedding-party photos, is located across the tree-lined lane. The Toll Gate Garden easily accommodates a wedding of 200 people.
Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn offers a variety of options for hosting wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners or reunions. One of the most popular locations for an outdoor ceremony is the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. Beautifully landscaped with weathered stone and mature plantings around an expanse of lush lawn, this setting is convenient to the inn and the Roundhouse, a popular reception venue. The close proximity to one of the resort’s chairlifts allows brides and grooms to make a dramatic arrival, if they choose.
Okemo’s banquet staff is made up of many seasoned veterans. Prior to his recent promotion, Executive Chef Jason Tostrup spent his winters as the chef at Epic, the resort’s very popular mid-mountain lunch spot and Snowcat Dining Adventures destination. During the summer and fall, Chef Jason shifted his culinary focus to weddings and banquets – working closely with Okemo's sales team,headed by Director of Sales BJ Donohue, Wedding Coordinator Nicolas Jonsson and Banquets Manager Terry Fortuna.
For more information about planning an Okemo wedding, visit okemo.com or call (802) 228-1835.
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Contact: Bonnie MacPherson, director of public relations
Okemo Mountain Resort | 77 Okemo Ridge Road | Ludlow, VT 05149
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