A Summer Wedding at Saint James Place

Summer in the Berkshires, the trees and field shimmer with a lush green hue and the streams and lakes are tempting and the mountains beckon. The cultural Berkshires come alive this season. Plan a wedding weekend to include a Tanglewood picnic and concert. Or perhaps your guests would like to attend a dance performance at the world- renowned Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

In Great Barrington, the streets and venues are abuzz with concerts, festivals and of course the Great Barrington Farmer’s Market, considered to be the area’s best. Hiking, canoeing and kayaking are all easily available. There are free concerts for all and especially the younger guests in your party at the town bandstand adjacent to Saint James Place.

Friday afternoon your guests begin to arrive. They can chose from elegant accommodations: The Barrington, a boutique hotel in the heart of Great Barrington; the historic Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge; or the more moderately priced Fairfield Marriott and Days Inn.

Will your guests head out for a tour? A drive up the highest mountain in Massachusetts, Mount Greylock is always a highlight. The more adventurous might take a hike up Monument Mountain where legend has it Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne discussed Moby Dick for the first time.

And Saint James Place is right in the middle of town, a perfect spot for catered cocktails and your rehearsal dinner. Or you can opt for cocktails and dinner at dozens of amazing restaurants in Great Barrington or in the surrounding Southern Berkshires towns (we’re happy to make suggestions).

When it’s time to start getting ready for the wedding, Great Barrington has many salons to choose from or have your makeup and hair done right at Saint James Place in the bride’s ready room (we have a room for the groom too).

Good choice you! A summer wedding in the Berkshires is a beautiful way to begin your married life. Let us help you to plan your special day at Saint James Place.

Summer Musts

-Great Barrington Farmer’s Market
-Kayaking on the Housatonic River
-Hike up Mount Greylock
-Visit Historic homes- Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Naukeag and Chesterwood.
-Shop in Great Barrington, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge and Lenox
-Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum
-Dining and Cocktails

And please contact us to set up a tour ~ we LOVE to show off our beautiful space.
Call Laura Gratz at (413) 528-1996; text (413) 429-1141; email: laura@saintjamesplace.net

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