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2015 Summer Press Kit - Mountain Weddings: An Aisle off of the Beaten Path

Four-season resort offers stunning views, private receptions, and outdoor terraces

May 18, 2015

Newry, ME (Summer 2015)--Hundreds of couples can't be wrong. Hosting your special day at Sunday River Resort is a beautiful, affordable, fun, and an increasingly popular way to celebrate the most important commitment of your life. From grand ballrooms to outdoor terraces and from stunning views of the resort's popular Jordan Bowl to sweeping vistas of the Mahoosuc range, a wedding at Sunday River is both memorable and special.

"When you're planning a wedding, it is all about the details," Emily Bourassa, Wedding Sales Manager at Sunday River, says. "Couples who want to say 'I do' in the Mountains of Western Maine want a certain look, feel, and even menu. Our packages provide an outline that allows couples to customize as they go. We have a dedicated team that will walk them through the planning to create that special day."

Wedding packages start at only $49 per person and combine a wedding day menu featuring regional flavors and ingredients as well as a list of services.

Couples wanting to tailor their experience further can choose from the resort's Signature Services & Magical Moments menu, which includes bridal spa packages, groom golf packages, and even use of the on-mountain shuttle.

With location topping the list of what couples look for first and foremost, Sunday River makes the decision for an alpine wedding easy with multiple venue options, perfect for any couple looking for a traditional ceremony or an adventurous celebration:

  • The Grand Ballroom at the Grand Summit Hotel is the picture of elegance and ideal for large affairs with room for up to 400 guests. The ballroom features a large dance floor and a private outdoor patio. Host either your outdoor ceremony or a spectacular cocktail hour on the patio and then invite your guests back into the ballroom for dinner and dancing. The hotel's newest restaurant Camp seats up to 300 and is the perfect setting for a true Maine affair, with rustic upscale décor and an equally as impressive menu.
  • Continuing on the upscale rustic theme, and a bit more intimate and casual, Sliders Restaurant at the Jordan Hotel provides the feel of a mountain lodge with the service and amenities of a four-season resort. This post-and-beam restaurant with room for up to 120 guests features stunning views of the adjacent Jordan Bowl and easy access to hotel's new outdoor wedding venue. Both the large sun deck and the sprawling back lawn are available for an outdoor ceremony or cocktail reception.
  • If your idea of a dream wedding involves riding to the top of a mountain on a chairlift, saying your vows at 3,600 feet, and then dancing the night away in a mid-mountain ski lodge, then the Peak Lodge is for you (and your party of up to 150 guests). Directly atop North Peak, our Peak Lodge offers direct access to an outdoor ceremony setting with breathtaking views of the Sunday River Valley and Mahoosuc Mountain Range. Have your reception inside the lodge and end your night with a starry Chondola lift ride back down before heading back to your hotel.

Once the location has been decided on, the icing on the wedding cake, so to speak, remains the many things to do while here.

In fact, Sunday River was the location for the 2014 Real Maine Wedding of the year. The Sunday River Golf Club was recently named the "#1 Public Course in Maine" by Golfweek magazine, and Yankee magazine listed Sunday River as the "Best Mountain Playground" in its May/June 2015 issue, thanks to on-mountain activities like mountain biking, hiking, scenic lift rides, zipline tours.

The area has so much to do year-round that it's also been highlighted numerous times in Down East, Yankee, and Maine magazine thanks to its unique blend of shops, restaurants, and easy access to outdoor recreation suitable for all ages and abilities.

For more information on planning a wedding at Sunday River, including package details and menus plus information on events and activities, visit www.sundayriver.com/weddings.

Sunday River is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in Western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, the resort offers eight interconnected peaks of world class skiing and snowboarding, the most slopeside lodging in the east including two resort hotels, and in the summer months activities including lift-serviced mountain biking, ziplines, and golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.