Expert Tips for Planning a Spring Wedding in the Poconos

Mar 12, 2019

Skytop Lodge is much more than a wedding venue; it has become one of the most coveted destinations in the Northeast with world-class cuisine and everything you need to celebrate your special day. It’s unbelievably picturesque with a wide array of wedding packages to meet every style and budget.

Are you planning a spring wedding in the Poconos? Read on for some expert planning tips from Skytop Lodge wedding planner Simone Colon.

What’s the weather like in the Spring in the Poconos? Anything brides should be aware of?

Spring is my favorite time of year. Generally, our grounds are covered with spring flowers and many, many trees in bloom. Spring is my favorite time of the year for new beginnings. Plus, the picture opportunities up here at Skytop in the spring are endless.

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What’s the best way to decide on a menu?

I always recommend focusing on the convenience and comfort of wedding guests. In my experience, a sit-down meal is still a great way to go, with no more than two or three courses. A duet plate works best because it will guarantee you the best service, variety, and a wonderful presentation.

Are there any trends in wedding catering?

A few trends I’m seeing include time travel (going old fashioned), food and alcohol beverage pairings, signature drinks, farm-style seating, and silent cake cutting.

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All wedding packages include a selected menu, four-hour open bar, customized wedding cake, champagne toast and, for the bride and groom, complimentary overnight accommodations at Skytop Lodge.

How should a bride plan the day-of timeline?

A day-of timeline is a must these days, but my suggestion is always to stay flexible.

First, begin with determining what time the ceremony will begin and end, and what time the reception will begin and end. Then, work backwards from there to incorporate the details, like if you are doing a first look, or hoping to get all your photos done before the ceremony.

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What does Skytop offer that brides won’t find anywhere else in the Poconos?

Skytop Lodge is located on 5,500 acres. It’s unbelievably picturesque. We offer a great backup location for an outdoor ceremony in case of inclement weather. It’s truly a worry-free atmosphere with lakes and mountain views. Not to mention, the 5-star cuisine. Skytop Lodge is a pristine environment where brides can turn their wedding dreams into reality, transforming their very special day into memories that last a lifetime.

Any tips for planning a destination wedding?

Be intimately familiar with the location and property so you have the ability to share this information with your guests. Also, develop a close relationship with your wedding manager!

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Plan your wedding at Skytop Lodge!

With a wide array of wedding packages to meet every style, budget and season, your fairytale comes to life at our luxury hotel. Our professional event planning and catering staff ensure every moment of your special day is as perfect and unique as the love you share. Plus, choose from a unique selection of outdoor ceremony sites and indoor reception venues.

Guests are encouraged to make a weekend out of it with a stay in one of our cozy cottage rooms ideal for families. Call us today at (855) 345-7759 to book a site visit. For more services and planning information, please submit an online request.