VENUE TYPE: Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort

See the Gorgeous Event That Brought 75 Wedding Professionals to RT Lodge
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27094
VENUE:
RT Lodge
LOCATION:
Maryville, Tennessee
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Industry Gathering
Woodsy Comfort
Southern Lodge
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



Beautifully hidden away in a forest on an historic college campus, RT Lodge makes you feel like you’re staying at an upper class friend’s vacation home. There are acoustic guitars to play around the fire, where you’ll also find a s’mores station. There’s badminton, corn hole, croquet, and volleyball to be played. It’s basically your own personal estate while you’re there.

So it’s no wonder that dozens of wedding professionals descended upon this secluded sanctuary in Maryville, Tennessee. It was quite the picturesque event to behold. We simply had to know more, so we chatted with Katherine Stinnett, RT Lodge’s Group Sales and Marketing Manager.

Photography by Natalie Watson 

 

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Your Guide To A Weekend In California’s Hottest Cold Weather Destination
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27108
VENUE:
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort
LOCATION:
Mammoth Lakes, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Road Trip
Winter White
End of Winter
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

After hearing reports of the best blizzard to hit Mammoth Lakes in 20 years our, Media Design Manager, Nathan Mueller rounded up his troops in search of a weekend adventure to rave about for a lifetime. The slopes were calling and Nathan was quick to reply. The whispers were true... After a week of storms, Mammoth Mountain was reported to have more snow than any other ski resort in North America and he was ready to experience the action first hand. 

Mammoth Mountain is a quick 5 hours north of Los Angeles and is one of the most sought out skiing locations on the West Coast. Summer is quickly approaching so if you are on the hunt for one last winter escapade, take notes from the itinerary below. Happy skiing! 

 

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The World’s First All-Seasons Ice Hotel Opens in Sweden and It's Totally B-day Bucket List Worthy
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27056
VENUE:
Icehotel 365
LOCATION:
Jukkasjärvi
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Icehotel 365
Frozen Luxury
Arctic Circle
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



We’ve all heard about ice hotels and decked out glamping igloos, but this winter we’ve got our birthday bucket list goals set on the world’s first ice hotel to be open year-round. What’s more birthday worthy than heading to Sweden to chase the Northern Lights, sleep in an igloo filled with ice sculptures, and sip on one of thousands of icy cocktails at the Icehotel 365?!

This gorgeous, icy enclave of luxury igloo suites set in a small Swedish village emphasizes art, architecture, snow sports, and the joys of getting far outside your (typically warm) comfort zone. So go ahead and add some winter furs and puffy coats to your birthday wishlist, because it’s about to drop below zero.

Photography by Icehotel 365


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See How Our Very Own Photo Editor Celebrates a Birthday Road Trip to Yosemite
Nathan Mueller
REPORT
No. 27002
VENUE:
Yosemite Road Trip
LOCATION:
Yosemite
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Glampground
Camp Vibes
Desert to Mountains to Forest
REPORTER: Nathan Mueller

What's better than a glamping birthday celebration complete with bike rides, hiking to waterfalls along a misted trail and close friends gathering in a iconic national park to celebrate among redwoods? Cheers, Yosemite. 

Our very own photo editor Nathan Mueller not only creates stunning visual editorials for The Venue Report, he also writes for his travel journal Long Live Sundays that celebrates allll the things we love; traveling and gathering with the best people, places and vibes.


Words & Images by Nathan Mueller for The Venue Report x Long Live Sundays

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These Photos Prove You Can Plan A Gorgeous Wedding in Less Than A Month
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26986
VENUE:
Rockcraft Lodge
LOCATION:
East Sebago
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Lakefront Lodge
East Coast Estate
Rustic Luxury
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

A beautiful summer wedding next to a lake in Maine, complete with a sailcloth tent, dinner under the stars, freeflowing wine, and an abundant organic feast is the kind of wedding that usually takes months to plan and prepare. Yet, this couple defied the odds and pulled this gorgeous fête together in only a month’s time with the help of mStarr Design.

Set right alongside Sebago Lake, about an hour outside Portland, is Rockcraft Lodge. The estate is almost a century in age, with a stone country home built by Italian masons. To call this spot cozy is an understatement. There’s something about this place that makes you feel like you could’ve grown up spending summers here. And yet, there’s an air of romance in the crisp air that makes this venue shine in a way all its own.

Words by: Emily Starr Alfano of mStarr Event Design, Images by Corinne Krogh Photography

 

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