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Everyone begins asking when your wedding will happen from the moment you get engaged. You feel those first pangs of wedding planning stress. While your family and friends have the best intentions and are excited to celebrate your marriage, their questions begin piling on the tension of the journey ahead.
Planning an elopement does not have to be stressful, especially if you pick a venue that handles all the little details like Rosemont Manor.
My husband and I had always intended to elope with just a few family members in attendance. Having an intimate wedding ceremony was very important to us. We wanted to exchange our vows privately and celebrate the day together, fully engrossed in the moment, not worried about small details like the cake arriving on time for the reception.
Some couples decide to elope abroad or in Vegas, but we wanted to keep things a little closer to home. Rosemont was the perfect location as it was just an hour and a half outside Washington, D.C. Once my husband and I toured the venue and saw where our ceremony would take place, I decided this was where we were going to get married. The stunning grounds, storied history, and affordable elopement package were perfect for us and our budget.
The Rosemont elopement package includes a licensed celebrant, a bridal bouquet and boutonniere, a complimentary bottle of champagne, breakfast for two, and an overnight stay. A day-of wedding coordinator is also included to help you organize the remaining details, such as setting up an arbor in your ceremony location and queuing the music for your walk down the aisle. You can be traditional and walk down to Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus,” or choose something nontraditional like me, “Orion” by Metallica. Rosemont is also flexible when including add-ons to your package, like an additional overnight stay or handling dietary restrictions for your complimentary breakfast.
Rosemont can also recommend vendors, including local photographers and salons, to ensure your special day runs smoothly. I also recommend exploring what the town of Berryville and the surrounding area have to offer. Some local gems include Zen Ramen and Sushi, Cordial Coffee Company, and a variety of lovely wineries, including Bogati Winery, Bluemont Vineyard, and Veramar Vineyard.
An elopement can be just as magical as a large, elaborate wedding. These budget-friendly celebrations truly provide an intimate and unforgettable experience. Eloping allows you and your spouse to focus on what truly matters—yourselves, and your marriage.