(Closed) Name a pretty wedding location on the East Coast or in the Mid West.

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Post # 47
6111 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Something my husband said to me when were could not decide on where to have our wedding (we had 3 countries, 5 states in mind – oof!):

“90% of it is just the awesomeness of us getting married; the other 10% are in the details (where, etc)”

I thought that was pretty good!

Post # 48
9948 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi Ladies,

I stumbled in here by accident…

~~WAVES~~ to MrsParcell: & sienna76:

I see we are now looking at a much broader area than you were previously…

I have perhaps the perfect place !!

BUT like many of these types of historic properties, they are not open in the Winter… so a lot will depend on IF the OP is adamant still about the end of March…

Boldt Castle, in the gorgeous 1000 Islands is a Guilded Mansion with an incredible LOVE Story…

PHOTO – Boldt Castle on Heart Island in the 1000 Islands

YouTube – WPBS (Boldt Castle… film short) = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp53WfG_AuA

Wikipedia – Boldt Castle = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boldt_Castle

Boldt Castle = http://www.boldtcastle.com/visitorinfo/

Boldt Castle (Weddings) = http://www.boldtcastle.com/visitorinfo/index.php/weddings/

GOOGLE IMAGES (Boldt Castle Weddings) = http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=5&gs_ri=psy-ab&cp=20&gs_id=2t&xhr=t&q=boldt+castle+weddings&rlz=1W1TSCA_enCA455&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43148975,d.dmQ&biw=1366&bih=566&wrapid=tljp1362020337580047&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=BsguUdOMKqip0AHWqIDwCw

The Castle REOPENS for the 2013 Season on Saturday ~ May 11th.

The BEST PART… is you can marry at Boldt Castle for just $ 200, PLUS transportation and entry fee.

So quite reasonable… and NO Extra Fees… which is WHY it is a popular location for Engagement / Wedding Photos etc.

The Castle is in the USA, but you can get there from either the US or Canada… via one of the 1000 Islands Cruise Boats (that make regular stops)… OR you can make private arrangements for a water-taxi.

If you don’t have a US Passport, then upstate NY is a good choice… although it isn’t as scenic or offers as much to see or do as the Canadian side.

The downside, to Boldt Castle, is it doesn’t have accommodations etc… you can stay tho in one of the nearby towns / villages (on either side of the River / Border).

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Another alternative is the “other” castle in the 1000 Islands… Singer Castle.

Singer Castle = http://www.singercastle.com/start.html

They offer both Accommodations & a meal for Honeymooners (can’t tell you what truthfully either is like… just that they offer them)

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On the US side, I like Syracuse a good sized city… and about 1-1/2 Hours from the 1000 Islands (via Alexandria Bay… where you can find transportation to the Castle)

On the Canadian side, I like the small city of Kingston (about 30 Minutes from Gananoque OR about 1 Hour from Rockport… where you can find transportation to the Castle)

OR plan on spending just the day around the castle, and look at staying in Ottawa ~ Canada’s Capital City which is aprox 1-1/2 Hours from Rockport.

Ottawa is a fabulous city year-round… not a HUGE city, but has some great things to see and do as it is the National Capital.

Hope this helps,

PS… I see you are looking into Savannah, it is a gorgeous city… one of my faves !!

As is Charleston SC which is approximately 2 Hours further to the North.

In Charleston, you could probably make arrangements to get married on one of the local Plantations…

For historic authenticity there is Drayton Hall… but I also like the amazing scenery to be found at some of the others (no original mansions tho)… Boone Hall – Middleton – Magnolia… these 3 offer a variety of out-buildings, as well as some gorgeous Oak Avenues, and incredible manicured gardens.

If you want further info on any of my suggestions… just let me know (you can send me a PM if you like)

Post # 51
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@MrsParcell:  OK… Dying to know what you’re leaning toward after all these leads!  Let us know!

Post # 52
463 posts
Helper bee


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@MrsParcell:  I’ve been to Heart Island and Boldt castle many times as a child. It’s beautiful–so I returned as an adult. In all seriousness, I wouldn’t get married there. I say this only because of the numerous errie things that occured while visiting, which always made me want to go back and explore. (I’m curious)— but I wouldn’t want to be around negative energy on my wedding day. PM me if you have any questions.

I hope you find the perfect venue.



Post # 54
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Have you looked at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Very storybook, no cars allowed, huge porch. Might be worth a look.


Post # 55
102 posts
Blushing bee

Im partial to south east…. Jacksonville…. or any part of FL. South Carolina, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Hilton Head and Wild dunes are great locations.

Post # 56
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@MrsParcell:  Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, MA ….. But i’m biased 😉

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