10 Reasons to Have a Winter Wedding

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Winter Weddings


What could be cooler than a winter wedding on the Chesapeake Bay? Find out why winter waterfront weddings are our best kept secret

Of course we love summer weddings at Herrington on the Bay. But dealing with the summer heat, competition for guests vacation schedules and extensive planning time isn’t for everyone. 

The most popular months for weddings are May through October. And it’s safe to assume you’ll probably attend one or more weddings during the peak season. And while it may be the “traditional wedding” season, we love the couples who break out of the mold and consider winter for their wedding celebration.

Here’s 10 reasons why:

1. Romantic Winter Landscapes

What could be more romantic than a blanket of snow covering the landscape as far as the eye can see? Or looking out over the Chesapeake Bay covered in a sheet of ice?

2. Rich Gem Inspired Colors

A winter wedding gives you the opportunity to shine with a rich gem inspired color palette. Wintery whites with lots of greenery or wood accents and deep hues are sure to leave a lasting impression in your guests minds.

3. Warm and Boozy Beverages

Nothing beats warming up your guest’s hands and heart with warm and boozy beverages like hot chocolate, coffee, hot toddy, eggnog, and more.

4. Guilt-Free Comfort Food

Savory, sweet, hearty, and healthy, how can you beat that? Our culinary team at Herrington on the Bay delights in preparing your favorite cuisine, including your family’s holiday traditions. Quinoa with stir-fried winter veg, chicken and ham lasagna, and sweet potato and butternut squash soup are just some of the items on our winter menu!

5. Unique Seasonal Flowers

The dormancy of winter doesn’t mean a lack of beautiful blooms. There are many floral varieties and colors available in the winter including: Amaryllis, Anemone, Camellias, Casablanca Lilies, French Tulips, Gardenias, Holly, Hemlock, Jasmine, Orchids, Mini Gerberas, Poinsettias, Roses and many more.

6. Attractive Pricing

The high demand for wedding vendors in the summer is part of what drives the price of these services up. In the winter, you’re much more likely to take advantage of special incentives which means you can book your dream vendors for less!

7. More Availability

There is a lot of competition for summer dates at wedding venues and with wedding vendors. Considering winter months opens doors to a wide range of options.

8. Highlight of the Season

During the traditional wedding season, your guests are likely to attend one or more weddings. Hosting yours in the winter is sure to stand out and be the highlight of the season.

9. Your Guests Can Attend

Summer weddings compete with summer vacations. There’s bound to be at least one guest that can’t attend your wedding due to long-planned vacations. During the winter, your guests will be itching to get out of the house, what better way than to attend your wedding!

10. Honeymooning

Most couples choose to soak up the sun and sand on their honeymoon in warm, tropic areas even during the summer. Why not take a break from the winter weather and still go somewhere warm?