I have bride’s approaching me often asking my advice on whether a Winter Wedding would be something they and their guests would enjoy. They are aware that their dollar stretches much further in our off-season months but are unsure how to make it work without our typical outdoor ceremony.
What I adore about a winter wedding is first, it opens up a host of options that bride’s typically don’t consider in the warm and very hot months in Georgia. While we have been able to have ceremonies outside in January and February (we are after all in Georgia), the option of a toasty warm ceremony within our ballroom, with candles burning in our fireplace or when very cold, an actual fire, is an endearing memory not soon forgotten!
The options of winter seasonal décor and creations fashioned by our in-house floral designer have been the delight of many former Carl House winter wedding brides. Your entrance down our curved staircase, replete with a fur-lined cape is reminiscent of something only Snow White might carry off so well! Our gourmet coffee and hot chocolate station has been a favorite winter choice as has been our s’more station, with friends bundled up with skewers stuffed full of toasted marshmallows, awaiting their cracker and chocolate or scrumptious Nutella!
As the Carl House team swiftly transforms your ballroom ceremony site magically into your elegant reception space, complete with crystal lit center pieces, illuminating the romantic softness of the room with candlelight, your guests enjoy freshly made hors d’oeuvres hand-passed by our team of professionals. Seasonal winter cocktail hour drinks are being served, favorites from azure-hued Curacao cocktail, served in tall champagne glasses to crimson-colored bride and groom specialty drink of your choice, garnished with small red berries or a slice of pear. A warming rum, Moscow Mule or heated mulled wine, seasoned with cinnamon and cloves are great options to welcome your guests on a chilly winter evening!
Do consider the uniqueness of a Carl House winter wedding! We’re created some terrific packages designed to make the most of the cooler season and your pennies with special rates extended through the end of March 2016. Spring, summer, fall or winter, we have ideas and offerings to create the wedding you’ve been imagining, unique to you! Why not choose winter….and use your dollars saved on the new home you will enjoy together or the honeymoon you’re planning!
A toast to happy and stress free planning. We’d be honored and delighted to assist you in any way we can.
Warmly, BB Webb
BB Webb, Carl House Owner, Speaker, Author and Knot Magazine Ambassador.
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