The Lakeside Blog is happily written by Michelle Bousquet at the Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT. She writes about what there is to do at Interlaken and why you should come stay with us, fun local events, great places to visit and cool things to do – in and around Lakeville & Salisbury Connecticut.
Comments? Email me: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com
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If you happened to be driving by the Interlaken at 5pm today (or walking to the front entrance to check-in) then this is the pretty sight you saw:
A sweet and festive wedding ceremony in our Vineyard room! A light dusting of snow happened early on in the day to provide the perfect setting of a white wedding. Remember an earlier blog this month introduced you to another reception location, the Will Rogers Room? I have another intimate option to share with you: the Continental Room. Typically used for meetings and social retreats, this room also dresses up perfectly for a cozy evening affair. Although I do love my little blog camera, it was unable (I should say I was unable) to capture the beautiful glow in the room the lights and candles created. I ask that you please use your imagination now and look forward to photos in 2013 from the professional photographer for this one!
A table for the bride and groom was perfectly placed in front of the fireplace as about 60 of their friends and family surrounded them.
The big globes in the patio room are typically white, but not for this event! Each one had a colored light and it so popped this room where cocktails were served and everyone kicked up their heels with the sounds of the DJ.
If you have a smaller special event to plan please keep these intimate options in mind! Stephanie can give you complete details - email her! Weddings@interlakeninn.com.
We like to do it. We did it for this Guest:
My stay at Interlaken exceeded my expectations. I only wish I had more time to stay and enjoy myself. It was a wonderful experience. The staff was delightful, the food was exquisite and scenery was awesome. The spa services were enjoyed very much as well. I will be returning in the future and I will try to do so during your off season again. It's the perfect getaway from the daily hustle and bustle. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
Come stay with us so we can strive to exceed your expectations as well!
Winter Wedding warm up
If you see "wedding" in any of my blog titles I am sure you immediately picture our decorated cloth tables underneath the big white pavilion surrounded by lush gardens in our courtyard area. You should think that as most of our large weddings in-season are held in that fashion. Even though that big pavilion is available year round for any event for 100 or more people, for those looking with a smaller affair have other options as well.
Here is one.
This room (called the Will Rogers Room) is usually set for conference groups, quilt or scrapbook retreats, and learning seminars, but let me tell you: it transforms so nicely into a gathering place for a wedding of 70 people! I was so pleased as I walked in to take a few photos, and I even snapped these before the sun went down and the lights were dimmed, so just imagine that ambience as well. I loved the touches of evergreen and pine cones (which New England spotlights this time of year) - can you see the favors at each place setting? Yes, evergreen tree seedlings to grow over the years of marriage. And the recipe tree! How cute is that, to receive from your favorite family and friends the recipe for endless love and a lifetime of happiness! (and probably some yummy treats and comfort foods too)
Learn more about our intimate affair options by reaching out to Stephanie @ firstname.lastname@example.org!
Long time, no see!
Ah, returning from vacation, back to familiar faces and places - always a good thing! But new things can be good things too and these are new since the last time I've written!
- A new email from a recent Guest: Our weekend at Interlaken was very nice, the staff was professional and very helpful, the room was clean and quite comfortable, and the food was amazing ! I'm sure you will be seeing us again.
- A new comment from a recent Bride: To the staff at The Interlaken... Matt and I wanted to thank you for all that you did for us on our wedding day. We had THE BEST time!!! You are all so amazing!!! A special thank you goes out to the best wedding planner/coordinator EVER Steph, you ROCK!!!!!!!!
- A new entree on Morgan's dinner menu: Mediterranean Bouillabaisse: Monkfish, Mussels, Shrimp, Fennel, Potato, Rouille
- A new project lined up for 2013: Main building first floor bathrom renovaton, similiar to the second floor
- A new "Cooking in Connecticut" package - have fun cooking with our own Chef Scimeca!
- A new possible project for adding a deluxe Suite! (More details to follow if this wish comes true!)
- A new and imrpvoed wedding slide show
- A new option for corporate holiday entertaining - click here for fun & festive party ideas!
- A new soon to be member of the Interlaken pet family! Can't wait to meet you, Basil!
Live Chat and Vegan Dining Options
You are probably thinking what does one have to do with the other, right? Let me share:
Yesterday I sign onto the Interlaken's website as available for a "Live Chat". (You've seen them on some websites, and now we are experimenting with it too.) So anyway I am hopeful as I "invite" a person who is on our website to chat with me - "Could I assist you further?" I ask. Well how excited was I when he starts typing to me, and about my favorite thing: FOOD! He said he was interested in coming to visit us from New York City and was looking at our menus in Morgan's restaurant to see what dining options we had for vegans. Thoughts started racing through my head: "Of course we have vegan options" "Our Culinary Graduates would be happy to prepare vegan meals for you" "We can do anything you'd like" "I'm a vegetarian myself!" "Do you have specific favorites" "Chef Scimeca trained under Alice Waters at Chez Panisse" "Chef Scimeca cooks vegan meals for his family all the time". Well the one thing about Live Chat that I learned quickly yesterday was you've got to type back fast, and I mean fast! (I want to rename it fast chat) I can't think my thoughts, I have to write my thoughts quickly so the Guest knows I am alive and breathing on the other end and am anxious to answer his question. So to the vegan couple looking to come from NYC to visit us and are wondering if we can feed you the answer is a big YES! Give me a call so I can truly "Live Chat" with you!
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