November 10, 2017
If you’re considering a destination wedding during the wintertime, the Poconos is a magical place for your special day. It’s quiet and picturesque, especially in the cold season when the woods are blanketed with sparkling snow. The air is crisp and the landscape looks like a scene from a Thomas Kinkade painting.
A popular honeymoon destination, the Pocono Mountains has everything you need to host a memorable wedding, from chapels and venues to flowers and officiants. Plan your nuptials at Skytop Lodge, then stay with us to take advantage of the area’s recreational opportunities.
The Pocono Mountains is home to a variety of venues ideas for your winter wedding. An outdoor location such as The South Porch at Skytop Lodge can accommodate up to 250 guests; its Southern charm is ideal for a country or vintage style wedding. For cold days and evening weddings, the Evergreen Ballroom is a smart indoor option. If you or your intended have your heart set on a church or synagogue wedding, contact area houses of worship to see if they allow non-congregants to be married there. Stroudsburg’s Grace Chapel, a historic white clapboard church, is among the more popular religious venues.
The after-party for family and guests is an important part of your big day. Skytop’s Streamside Lodge is ideal for smaller gatherings, while the Evergreen Ballroom is large enough to accommodate both your ceremony and a formal reception. For something in-between, the Lakeview Dining Room inside The Inn at Skytop is a comfortable blend of rustic and elegant. This venue seats up to 150 guests, with scenic views of the lake and part of Skytop’s 5,500-acre property. Not sure which venue to choose? Try pairing your wedding style or theme to the site. For example, a small country wedding or clambake is well-suited to the Streamside Lodge, while an elegant winter wedding with theme colors of champagne and silver fits beautifully with the ballroom’s crystal chandeliers and expansive space.
If you and your spouse are staying at Skytop for your honeymoon, there’s no need to leave the property. Our Adventure Center is fully equipped for winter recreation, with on-site activities ranging from skiing and ice skating to clay target shooting and a treetop zip line course. Click here for a full list of seasonal activities. Our wedding specialists can also arrange wine tastings, pre-wedding spa services or a luxurious couples massage. Locally, the nearby town of Stroudsburg hosts holiday activities and tours including a peek into the Sculpted Ice Works Factory. Visit the Schisler Museum of Wildlife & Natural History to learn about the area’s animal inhabitants or rock out to tunes at the newly renovated Sherman Theater. Visit the concert hall’s website for show schedule.
With its breathtaking scenery and plentiful seasonal activities, Skytop Lodge is the perfect place to host your nuptials. Call 570-595-8939 or submit a request form online to start planning your winter wedding in the Pocono Mountains. Our event coordinators will ensure that every detail of your big day is taken care of.