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Okemo Mountain Resort

Okemo

weddings


Summer 2014


AN OKEMO WEDDING

LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort offers a variety of venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With indoor and outdoor spaces that accommodate 30 to 300 guests, Okemo is the ideal setting for an intimate celebration or a grand wedding gala.

“Wherever they turn for advice,” says Okemo Banquet & Conference Sales Manager Lynn Anthony, “newly engaged couples will find that the top three items on the to-do list for planning a wedding include budget, guest list and venue. The location of your wedding and reception will help influence other decisions along the way … things like style, theme, color palette and more.”

Among Okemo’s ten venues, The Toll Gate Garden is the newest setting for weddings. Once a coach stop and tavern for travelers making their way along the historic Green Mountain Turnpike that linked west-central Vermont with Boston, the old homestead was the site of a toll gate; one of four located along the road – the vestige of which still runs past the farmhouse and garden.

Respectful of the property’s history, cottage gardens with flowering shrubs and classic perennials line the edges of what is now a country lane, and border a low enclosure constructed of stone recovered from the property. A stone patio makes picturesque altar for nuptials. A shaded sanctuary garden space, ideal for an intimate ceremony or wedding-party photos is located across the tree-lined lane. The Toll House Garden easily accommodates a gathering of 200 people.

“Couples fall in love with The Toll Gate Garden when they see it,” said Anthony. “It’s easy for them to picture themselves in this quintessential setting with all the amenities of The Jackson Gore Inn just a short stroll away.”

Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn offers a variety of options for hosting wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners or reunions. One of the most popular locations for an outdoor ceremony is the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. Beautifully landscaped with weathered stone and mature plantings around an expanse of lush lawn, this setting is convenient to the inn and the Roundhouse, a popular reception venue. The close proximity to one of the resort’s chairlifts allows brides to make a dramatic arrival, if they choose.

Okemo’s banquet staff is made up of seasoned veterans and Okemo Banquet & Conference Sales Manager Lynn Anthony, who has been with Okemo for more than a decade, has coordinated hundreds of memorable weddings and events.

New to the mix this year is Okemo Executive Sous Chef Jason Tostrup. Chef Jason spent his first winter with Okemo as the chef at Epic, the resort’s very popular mid-mountain lunch spot and Snowcat Dining Adventures destination. During the summer and fall, Chef Jason will set his culinary sights on weddings and banquets – working closely with Okemo Executive Chef Scot Emerson.

Minnesota native Jason Tostrup began his culinary career in 1996 at The Renaissance Restaurant in Aspen, Colo. studying under the world-renowned Chef/Owner Charles Dale. He made his way to Napa Valley, Calif., working as sous chef for Thomas Keller's Bouchon. In 2005, Jason moved to Vermont and The Inn at Weathersfield. He became one of the first Vermont chefs to build relationships with local farmers. He was active in the Slow Food Movement and Farm-to-Table initiatives that have become so popular. In 2008, Bon Appetit named the Inn at Weathersfield a "Top 10 Culinary Inn," and in 2010, Fodor's Travel Guides called Chef Jason’s Verterra "the best restaurant in Vermont."

For more information, visit okemo.com or call (802) 228-1600.


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Contact: Bonnie MacPherson, director of public relations
Okemo Mountain Resort | 77 Okemo Ridge Road | Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-1947 | pr@okemo.com