My fiance and I have been together for a year and are recently engaged (yay!!) We both LOVE the snow and have decided on a winter wedding Dec '15-Jan '16.
No hotel ballrooms or country clubs for us. We'd like to find a venue that's more rustic/off-the-beaten-path but it's harder to find barns, etc that are open past October. We're also on a small-ish budget ($10-15k) and plan on doing a lot of DIY (invitations, centerpieces, decorations). Venues that don't require a licensed bartender or who's site-fees that include lodging for guests are a bonus. Basically we want a big party/ski with our favorite people. Oh! and the guest list will definitely be under 100, hopefully under 80.
Here are a few places that we've started to look into:
Hardy Farm, Fryeburg, ME
Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, ME
Glen House or Skiesta House, Newry, ME
Whitney's Inn, Jackson, NH
Does anyone have personal experience at these locations for a winter wedding? Or any other suggestions for places we could check out?