A Fall Wedding at Saint James Place

Imagine your fall wedding in Great Barrington… crispness in the air but the days are still warm and the Berkshires shine yellow and red and orange in the autumn sun. September through the end of October is a beautiful and bustling time in the Berkshires, so you’ve chosen well to get married this time of year.

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 leaf peeping tour? A drive up the highest mountain in Massachusetts, Mount Greylock is always a fall 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).

A great way to start your Saturday morning is the Great Barrington farmer’s market, it runs through October. Fall is the best time to see the incredible harvest and to purchase fresh and local fruits, vegetables, bread, coffee, cheese and crafts. 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 Fall 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.

Fall Musts

-Great Barrington Farmer’s Market
-Leaf Peeping (of course)
-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


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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


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A Winter Wedding at Saint James Place

The Berkshires are a popular winter destination for skiers and lovers of the beautiful New England winters. Do YOU dream of snow- filled pine boughs and holiday spirit? Consider a wedding at Saint James Place. Your ceremony, reception and everything in between can stay conveniently under one roof.

Our winter rates are more affordable and booking hotel rooms is easier in the colder months. Great Barrington is a year- round town and your guests can enjoy all of the shops, galleries and restaurants without the crowds of the Summer season. 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).

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.

Want to ski during your wedding weekend? We’ve got that! Ski Butternut is right in Great Barrington – so easy to access. Catamount is also nearby. Ski in the morning and shop and relax in the afternoon.

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

Winter Musts

-Skiing? Try Ski Butternut and Catamount.
-Fabulous spas! Unique shops!
-Great shows at the Mahaiwe
-Drive up to the top of Berkshire County and visit Mass MoCA and the Clark Art Institute and then back down to the Southern Berkshires for the Norman Rockwell Museum.
-Dining and cocktails.


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A Spring Wedding at Saint James Place

As the daffodils bloom and the leaves unfurl on the trees, spring has sprung in the Berkshires. It’s a beautiful season to be married in the Berkshires. As the county braces for the summer rush, spring is a quieter time with all of our incredible amenities still available. May and early June are gorgeous: our trees show off their bright green leaves and colorful daffodils and lilacs bloom.

Spring is a season of renewal – so it’s the perfect time to pamper yourself. The Berkshires offer many locations and opportunities to relax and rejuvenate. Consider a spa visit. Canyon Ranch in Lenox is world – renowned and they offer an array of health and wellness programs in the elegant Bellfontaine Mansion. Stockbridge offers the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Get centered before all the chaos!

If you want to head outdoors, first visit the many fabulous clothing and gear stores in Great Barrington, Stockbridge, Lenox, and Lee. Stock up on pieces that layer – it starts out cool in the morning but can be quite warm in the afternoon!

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.

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).

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).

Good choice you! A spring 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.

Spring Musts

-Treat Yourself! Amazing Spas
-Shop in Great Barrington, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, and Lenox
-Visit historic homes – Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Naumkeag and Chesterwood
-Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum
-Fabulous dining and cocktails! Try Prairie Whale and Cage Adam in Great Barrington or the Old Inn On The Green in New Marlborough

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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