A young couple kiss in the snow on their wedding day outside of Meadow Brook Hall.

Lindsey and Geoff on their beautiful, snowy wedding day. Photo by Mike Staff Productions. Learn more at www.mikestaff.com/detroit-weddings/photographers.

5 Reasons Why We Love Winter Weddings

Choosing to host your wedding in winter opens up an entire world of possibilities.

From breathtaking snowy photos and avoiding the competition for wedding season dates, to creating an event completely beyond the ordinary, here are our Top Five reasons why winter weddings are to die for.


1) Premium Selection of Vendors

Dates fill and photographers, wedding planners, florists, bands and more book up sometimes years in advance during the high season. Choosing to host your wedding in the off-season winter months gives you a major advantage and increases your chances of securing the services of all the vendors who make the magic happen for your day.

2) Gorgeous Color Palettes

Snow is the perfect backdrop for a bride. A fresh, clean flurry of snow sets off virtually every pop of color to perfection, and the moody winter weather inspires rich jewel tones. Few color palettes are as glamorous as deep garnet reds, sapphire blues and gleaming emerald. Floral arrangements have the chance to truly stand out—whether you opt for simple greenery or add drama with heaping bouquets.

3) So Much (Snowy) Style

Better still, you can get creative with your accessories. Add warm furs, lace sleeves or even a white cape to bring your own distinctive style to your ceremony and make your wedding photos stand out. Winter weather is the best time for black tie and consider long gowns for your bridesmaids. Not only will their look add to the sophistication, but they’ll keep everyone warm.

4) Take the Guesswork out of the Weather

Another bonus factor of January, February and March events is that there is no need to stress over the weather. Since winter wedding receptions take place indoors, there is no need for a Plan B in case of rain. (There is also no humidity and no one will swelter in their tuxedo.)

Hosting a winter wedding at Meadow Brook Hall offers your guests an incredible experience as they tour the rooms and floors of the Great Estate. Most couples opt to say their vows in our Grand Ballroom with either the two-story stained-glass windows or the massive stone fireplace as their backdrop.

5) Look Like A Million Dollars—But Spend Much Less!

A couple kisses in front of the gates of Meadow Brook Hall on their wedding day.By and large, most venues (and even some vendors) will offer a discount or special rate if you plan your wedding in the winter season. Not only do you have the best selection at this time of year, but you also get the best prices. This can be a major help to your budget! And perhaps spending less on your venue means you can splurge on the dress?

Meadow Brook Hall offers special rates for winter weddings during our off-peak season months. Ask us about planning a winter wedding today!


While there is certainly an allure to the bright blooms and sunny skies of a classic summer wedding—we are finding more and more to love about glamorous winter weddings. And let’s not forget—a winter wedding is the perfect time for a tropical honeymoon—and a lifetime of anniversary trips!

There is still time to get married at Meadow Brook in winter 2020! Interested? What’s better than bubbles? We’re offering a complimentary toast for your head table if you book a wedding this winter.

For more information, contact or call (248) 364-6220.