Typical Wedding Schedule
Typical destination wedding event at Mountain Meadows Lodge
You are by no means required to use this schedule - it is only a framework to give a sense of how things might happen
at your wedding weekend. There are more ideas on the weddings documents page.
If you need some ideas, look at sample welcome letters and wedding web pages. Be creative! Here are some ideas.
We'd be happy to discuss how we can customize your event to your particular needs and tastes.
Wednesday and Thursday
Family and friends who want to make a Vermont Vacation out of your destination wedding event start to arrive and take
advantage of the many things to do in the area.
Bride and groom pick up marriage license at the Killington Town Hall
Family and friends do flower arrangements, centerpieces, build welcome baskets, etc.
Informal pizza dinner or clam bake at the Lodge
Tent goes up
Friends and family arrive and check into Mountain Meadows Lodge, the GreenBrier, and other local lodging establishments and are greeted with welcome baskets personalized by the bride and groom
3:30 Wedding rehearsal at Mountain Meadows Lodge for bridal party and family
4:30 Folks gather at Mountain Meadows for an informal cocktail hour/reception followed by a bar-b-que meal (welcome dinner / rehearsal dinner) on the grounds of the lodge
Evening Lauren (MML wedding coordinator) and Dave (MML Operations Director) meet briefly with the couple to talk through under-the-tent set-up, logistics
Evening Music and dancing on the patio
After nightfall Folks head down to the lakefront for a bonfire with s'mores and beverages
Early risers take advantage of a group hike to the waterfalls
Lauren and MML staff set up tables and decorate tent
8:00 - 9:30 Huge buffet breakfast in the dining room
Then folks head out for a hike, a swim, fishing or boating, some volleyball or horseshoes.
Everyone will visit the barn to say hello to Alex the Shetland Pony, and the goats.
Some folks will help decorate the tent, work on flower arrangements, centerpieces or decorate the ceremony site.
Some will go up the street to Mountain Cuts Salon for hair, nails and make-up.
Noon- 1:30 Lunch is available at a variety of Killington lunch venues
4:00 Wedding ceremony overlooking the lake with backdrop of the Vermont Green Mountains
4:45 Ceremonial champagne toast and group photo
5:00 Photos for the wedding party
5:00 Cocktail/ hors d'oeuvres reception
6:30 Reception and dinner
8:00 ish Cake cutting ceremony
Evening Party continues with DJ or band; Late-night pub food available
8:00 - 10:00 Huge buffet breakfast/bruch in the dining room followed by check-outs
Some stay to enjoy the celebration afterglow and serenity of Mountain Meadows Lodge