Winter Weddings at Candlewood Lake provide for a special treat when there’s snow on the ground for Candlewood Inn Weddings! We’d have a healthy dose of that for today’s wedding as there was a snow-storm the previous night.

While it made things difficult for those traveling, some of whom were unable to make the trip, the fresh snow did make for GREAT New England winter scenery. It was an early wedding, ceremony beginning at 11:30. The venue has a great degree of flexibility, able to host up to 300 guests. As a number of guests were not able to attend due to the snow, it did feel a bit spread out. I’d recommend staying above 120 people for a venue of this size.

Cocktail hour was in an adjacent area with a bar and passed food, giving time for the staff to convert the Ceremony setup into a Reception with tables and a dance floor. We introduced the wedding party as the couple entered for their spotlight dances, making sure to triple check the order and pronunciation while lining everyone up!

While the snow was a bit of downer that folks couldn’t make it, we could not have had a better landscape with the classic breathtaking views that New England has to offer during the colder months for a Candlewood Inn Wedding.

Venue: Candlewood Inn (Brookfield)

Guests: 90

Age Groups: Mixed, 60% >40

Wedding Party: Yes

Wedding Party Introduced: Yes

Dinner: Tables assigned, self-serve

Music Likes: Whitney Houston, Alicia Bridges, Diana Ross, Vanilla Ice, ABBA, Village People, Sister Sledge, Chic, Commodores, Spinners, Kenny Rodgers, Luther Vandross, Frankie Valli, David Bowie, Irene Cara, Mark Ronson


11:30 PM – Ceremony

12:00 PM – Cocktail Hour

1:00 PM – Reception

1:15 PM – Introduction

Spotlight Dances

1:30 PM – Salad served

2:15 PM – Dinner available

~20 mins    Toasts

5:00 PM – Conclusion

Song Selections

  • Canon in D X Bridal March
  • Wedding March (Piano and Flute in C)
Spotlight Dances:
  • Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  • Through The Years – Kenny Rogers

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