Monday, October 19, 2015

Tips for a Wonderful Winter Wedding


Despite what people say, winter has its perks. Warm fires, comfort food, twinkling lights, and romantic settings are some of the things we look forward to when the weather gets colder. And before you get discouraged by the thought of a winter wedding, Chris Schmidt, the director of catering at the gorgeous InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, offers his ideas for making the most of your winter wedding, wowing guests with an amazing cold-weather fete:

  • Integrate lots of candlelight into your decor for a warm ambiance
  • As winter weather encroaches, consider upgrading to a more decadent red wine selection to enhance your dining experience
  • Consider a venue that overlooks a beautiful street or park to take advantage of the holiday lights. We love a ballroom overlooking North Michigan Avenue, where you can see the lights twinkling down the Magnificent Mile
  • Consider more unique menu options like pheasant or lamb as an cold-weather alternative
  • Bring the outdoor campfire experience inside with a make-your-own S'mores bar
  • Fall and winter weather brings the return of richer color palettes. Make sure to add in pin-spot lighting so that these rich colors really pop
  • Consider a warm welcome beverage or after dinner drink to keep with the season

A huge thanks to Chris Schmidt and the team at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, located at 505 N. Michigan Ave. Click here to request information about holding your wedding at this iconic location, or call (312)321-8735 for an appointment.

Photo courtesy of InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.


Rami said...

This is my first time i visit here and I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially it's discussion, thank you.

JenAndrews said...

Thank you for the great tips. We're doing an make-it-yourself s'mores bar as well as other food with our wedding catering. I'm trying to decide if hot chocolate is a good idea or it's too risky as far as clothes and temperature is concerned. If you don't use hot chocolate as a warm beverage what would you suggest?

Emily Bennette said...

Having a winter wedding could be really fun. I like what you said about thinking about including food on your catering menu that go hand in hand with the cold. I think I would love to have lamb served at my wedding, it seems like it would also make your wedding feel really high class.

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