You’ll find better-priced wedding packages and crystalline scenery at Atlantis Banquets + Events during the colder months of the year.
The winter months offer a perfect time to marry, allowing couples to plan the elegant wedding of their dreams … often at a more affordable rate since the wedding season surges during the more temperate seasons. The Knot 2022 Real Weddings study showed that just 11 percent of 12,000 newlyweds surveyed chose December through February as their special day … and the month of Cupid only had 3 percent of lovers saying their vows.
“Getting married during the off-season is a wonderful time,” offered Craig Alexander, catering sales manager at Atlantis Banquets + Events. “There is a crisp serenity in the colder months that offers elegance and beauty. Plus, seasonal savings allow you to upgrade your amenities, by including specialty food stations or a more elaborate lighting, DJ or photography package for your wedding day.”
Atlantis Banquets + Events, for example, provides couples with the choice of several possible enhancements — from food add-ons like a to-go station, to unique animal encounters — that make the day both delicious and memorable.
Winter Wedding Do’s and Don’ts
Do: Use the Beauty of Winter
The sun sets around 4:30 p.m. during the winter in New York, casting the end of day with a lovely romantic light. Winter skies are crisper, which makes the colors of sunsets more pure. It makes a lovely setting for wedding photos.
Use the time of year to optimize your wardrobe’s impact. For example, the bride can put a faux fur cape or coat over her dress or don an elegant pair of gloves as she exits the ceremony. These little details capitalize on the time of year and add another layer of glamour.
The colder weather also gives you an opportunity to schedule additional events. You might want to host a pre-wedding dinner, for instance, to encourage out-of-towners to arrive early in case of snow. Having the bride, groom and all necessary participants staying close to the venue the night before allows couples to enjoy a moment with their loved ones before the wedding frenzy begins — and ensures an on-time arrival.
With Atlantis Banquets & Events, there are three nearby hotels, the Hyatt Place, The Preston House & Hotel and the brand new Howell House. The special couple can even opt for the waterfront suite in the Treasure Cove Resort Marina, which features views of the Peconic River, a living and dining room, kitchen and a king-sized bed. It’s the perfect night-before prep space for the bride and groom and also offers a lovely space to spend their honeymoon night.
Do: Add a little warmth to your wedding
Have fun with the time of year. You can offer guests drinks like hot cider when they arrive or add a hot chocolate bar with all the trimmings to your dessert table. You could also create a festive signature cocktail that features bright colored ingredients like cranberry juice and a seasonally appropriate name.
The winter holidays are particularly festive and you can capitalize on this since your venue is already decked out in evergreen and fairy lights. Then you can add your own touch on top of what is there.
But you’re not limited to embracing the season as a theme you can also invoke warmer months with your surroundings. Atlantis Banquets + Events provides several indoor event spaces that bring nature inside including the Coliseum Room, in which guests are surrounded by tanks with colorful fish; the modern Sea Star Ballroom with stellar views of the Peconic River and the marina; and the more intimate Shark Tunnel and its exhibit of the Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit.
Don’t: Miss opportunities to use seasonal touches
Winter is a unique time … so use it well as you plan your wedding. Think about incorporating blooms of the season in your bouquet and to decorate the venue. Insert holly berries and greenery into your arrangements — and use flowers like amaryllis, holly, roses and, even, poinsettias along with traditional ones such as roses, tulips and carnations. Christmas brides can even incorporate wreaths into their décor and wedding photo shoots.
You can also bring the wonder of the time period to your celebration with table décor that emphasizes wintertime. Opting for cozy and bright colors, pinecones and holiday garlands is just one option. But you can also embrace the icy starkness of winter and fill your venue with crisp blues and silvers, birch accents and a clean aesthetic. Winter lends itself to many looks, so explore the possibilities.
Host Your Winter Wedding at Atlantis Banquets + Events
Atlantis Banquets + Events makes wedding planning easy. All weddings include a coordinator and a maître d’, along with a private, luxury bridal suite, filled with drinks and food. Plus, we’ll only host one wedding at a time so we can dedicate our attention to you. Atlantis Banquets + Events offers wedding package for every budget and need.