WV Weddings Fall Winter 2020


From “I do.” Clearly, it’s easy to get in the weeds when talking about bachelor and bachelorette party options at Snowshoe, but when it comes to the wedding itself— the journey to the mountain, the ceremony, the reception—there’s no other mountain resort in the region that delivers an experience quite so dramatic. Let’s start with the location. It’s certainly remote, and there’s a level of romanticism inherent in that. The anticipation for the big event just builds as you traverse some of the most beautiful mountain roads on the East Coast, regardless of which route you’re traveling. And despite its remoteness, Snowshoe is actually fairly centrally located, just a few hours’ drive from several major metropolitan areas. Richmond, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C., are all about a four-hour drive. From Charlotte, Columbus, or Raleigh, you can make it in around six hours. Upon arriving, you and your guests will quickly realize it was worth the trip. The groom and groomsmen are treated to deeply discounted golf rounds while the ladies—and guests, for that matter—

have a 3,600-square-foot full-service spa at their disposal. Of course, spa services can also be utilized for hair and makeup on the day of the wedding, but the newly renovated “Gatehouse” is another favorite for pre-wedding bridal party prep. If you’ve done any homework on Snowshoe weddings, you’ll have seen amazing photography of the building’s exterior. What you may not yet know is that the inside is just as fairy-tale-esque. The bridal quarters are spacious and well-lit with a fully stocked bar. And the groom, of course, keeps to his own quarters—and bar—well out of sight of the bride. For the ceremony, there are multiple venue options. A Snowshoe Mountain wedding means choosing not just between four uniquely beautiful seasons, but also between a variety of prime locations. The most popular choice may well be the Mountain Lodge Lawn, and it’s easy to see why. Who wouldn’t want to exchange vows out in the fresh mountain air against one of the resort’s most scenic overlooks? The Raven Golf Club is another option with classic Snowshoe Mountain appeal. And if tradition is more your style, you can’t go wrong in St. Bernard Chapel, a beautifully crafted nondenominational church that sits higher atop the Appalachian Mountains than any other chapel in the state.

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