Cozy Winter Wedding Ideas and Planning Tips! | Saphire Event Group

Each Saphire Event Group Venues – The Villa, Avenir, Saphire Estate, and The Lakehouse – host weddings year-round, and we love it when couples choose a romantic, cozy winter wedding. 

There are so many reasons to have a winter wedding in Massachusetts! From more flexibility in choosing a date to a glittery, snowy backdrop for photos, getting married in the “off” season has plenty of perks.

Here are some winter wedding tips to keep your special day cozy and warm:

Chic and Warm Wedding Attire

Bride and Bridesmaids in Fur Shawls at a winter wedding
K. Elizabeth Photo
Bride and Bridesmaids Wearing Furs
Allison Clarke Photography
Bride and Groom Outside by Fountain Portrait
Nicole Pelissier Photography 

Fur shawls and coats are both an elegant touch for winter wedding photos and a stylish way to keep you and your wedding party toasty during portraits! 

A Warm Welcome… Beverage!

Welcome drink for cozy winter wedding

Saphire Event Group offers welcome beverages that can be added to your wedding package, and we highly recommend taking advantage of this pre-ceremony beverage station during a winter wedding. Our warm beverage options are hot chocolate with mini marshmallows or hot apple cider with cinnamon stick stirrers! 

Don’t forget to check out our favorite winter wedding signature cocktails for a festive cocktail hour! 

Photography By Bri
Jess Biancardi Photography
Mother and Bride Getting Ready Winter Wedding Sleeved Gown
Move Mountains Co.

We love sleeved wedding gowns in any style or season! Lace, puffy, detachable – there are hundreds of ways to incorporate sleeves for winter wedding looks that are both stunning and warm! 

Winter Wedding Favors

Cozy Winter Wedding Favors of Green Blankets
Lindsey Mae Photography
Winter Wedding Favors White Blankets
Bold As Love Studios
Winter Wedding Guest Party Favor of Custom Wooden Ornament
Chelsea Gardner Photography

Treat your guests to a cozy reminder of your special day! Blankets, shawls, and even cozy socks make great gifts for the chilly wedding season. 

Heartwarming Holiday Touches

Ella Farrell Photography
Winter Wedding Pinecone Place Cards
Sarah Weston Photography
New Years Winter Wedding Table Decor With Clocks
Jill Markley Studios

A winter wedding during the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to incorporate a little cheerful festivity into your decor! Personalized Christmas ornaments, countdown clocks on each table for New Year’s Eve, or even a wreath to hang your new last name on are all adorable decor ideas for winter weddings. 

A Toasty Fireplace

bride and groom sitting in front of fireplace at saphire event venue
Irina Viotto Photography

Two of our Saphire Event Group venues feature gorgeous fireplaces that are the perfect touch for any cozy winter wedding in Massachusetts.

The Villa boasts two custom fireplaces, one on either side of the Madera ballroom, as well as one gorgeous mother-of-pearl tiled linear fireplace in the Grand Ballroom. 

Saphire Estate guests have the pleasure of experiencing two unique fireplaces; one in the separate cocktail space featuring gorgeous black accents, as well as the iconic white mantled fireplace in the historic Saphire Estate Ballroom. 

Madera Fireplace at the Villa in East Bridgewater Massachusetts
Jeannette Fuller Photography
large fireplace in Massachusetts wedding reception venue
Francielle Santo Photography
Fireplace decoration for cozy winter wedding with candles and florals
Cassidy Lynne Photography
Saphire Estate Cocktail Space Fireplace for winter wedding
Irina Viotto Photography

Cozy Candles and Lanterns

Winter Wedding Candle Centerpiece With Pinecones
K. Elizabeth Photo
Winter Wedding Sweetheart Table Decor With Lanterns
Haley Rome Photo
Winter Wedding Centerpiece With Lantern
The Gowans Photography

The warm ambiance of candles or lanterns is perfect for a cozy winter wedding reception. At Saphire Event Group, we allow LED candles and lanterns as aisle decor, (and they look simply stunning!) and real candles enclosed on a surface as part of a centerpiece or mantel decor. Incorporating the glow of candles or lanterns into mantel decor, sweetheart tables, and centerpieces is a simple way to bring warmth into your ceremony or reception. 

These are just a few ways to bring warmth and light to a snowy wedding day! Massachusetts winter weddings are beautiful affairs and we hope to see more couples take advantage of them this season! If you’re interested in having a winter wedding at one of our venues, contact us today.


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