wedding, find a place that can really tell
your story and offer activities that you
would all like,” Watson said.
Outdoor activities abound at the Bee
and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme, Conn.
Built in 1757, when the area was a
shipping colony, the grounds include a
colonial-style inn and a sunken botanical
garden along the Lieutenant River.
For a festive weekend, book a ride
on a 1920s steam locomotive or take a
riverboat cruise between some mountain
biking and golf.
Often, finding that crimson fall foliage
and that serene wedding setting
means traveling out of the way.
If convenience is most important,
think about accessibility, especially if
you’re the type of couple that needs to
revisit a wedding site multiple times
before the big day.
Based in Snellville, Ga., Vecoma
at the Yellow River, Inc., which offers
picturesque wedding sites, including
those by the river and the front
lawn, is about a 45-minute drive from
Hartsfield-Jackson International Atlanta
Airport and offers plenty of nearby lodging
for out-of-town guests.
Vecoma owner and president Judith
Warren understands the stresses and
neuroses of wedding planning, especially
for couples that do not live in the