Weddings have really kept us busy at Main Street Manor this year! We have recieved an amazing amount of calls from brides seeking a unique New Jersey venue for a small wedding that is more romantic, intimate and personal. It seems to us like weddings are becoming less of a production to impress, and more of a true celebration between two people and the friends and family members who really mean the most to them. So we thought readers of our blog might enjoy a little behind the scenes peek at what we do here at the Inn to really make things special for our intimate wedding couples… Whether the wedding takes place inside or outside; for two people, five or forty-five, we are totally hands on. Depending on the set-up, we ready things as early as possible to save on stress later on, cause when you’re running an Inn, you never know whats going to happen!
Quincy often helps overseeing the arrangement…which works beautifully for us. Then we can count on him being asleep and totally dog-tired for most of the wedding vows and celebration.
One of the things we do for our couples getting married here, is to take the work out of the planning. We act as ‘wedding planner’ for our brides so to really be able to understand and deliver their vision. Our Intimate Wedding Package is perfect for brides who want a more ‘hands off’ approach. This all-inclusive package is unbelieviably popular and covers all the important components of the wedding from vows to wedding-night! We offer an ala’carte option for couples to build their wedding for their budget and we work with them in arranging the food and rentals on their behalf so they have little to do in the time leading up to the wedding.
In either case, the toast area, food stations, tables & seating are arranged the day before to make sure things are just perfect and looking lovely.
Flowers and any doorway adornments are readied a little bit before our couples arrive so they can appreciate the impact of these special touches!
Occasionally our bridal couples want to enhance the front veranda or outside with tulle or ribbons or some special touches that they have done themselves, and we allow that, within reason…most recently one of our couples wanted to marry on the front steps of the Inn and did a beautiful job decorating the night before!
We rely on the local florist to make traditional bridal bouquets and boutineers for our couples, but for floral touches throughout the Inn we create unique arrangements with a vintage feel using seasonal garden flowers and fresh herbs in the brides color scheme.
Great care is taken in placement of the wedding favors and momentos dear to the couple throughout the Inn.
Appetizer platters are beautifully prepared and presented by our catering partners! Great flavor and attention to detail is always of paramont importance to us for our couples.
And last but not least..the CAKES!! All flavors and shapes & sizes of cake depending on the couples choice…BUT, we’ll leave that for another post…cause CAKE deserves a post all its own! If you know someone getting married looking for an intimate venue for anything wedding related…including a bridal shower, bridesmaids weekend or rehersal dinner, please give us a call…We would love the opportunity to work with you on your Celebration!