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rwlightbown
11-07-2007, 10:54 AM
Good morning,
I have a bit of an odd question. My fiancee and I will be getting married next summer (Shooting for the weekend of July 19th, 2008). We would like to be married on the observation deck of the summit and are wondering if this has ever been done and if so, who can we contact to start arranging this to happen.

Meg and I are both huge Mount Washington "buffs" and I, personally, have been a member of the obs since 1984. Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Rob Lightbown
Limestone, Maine
http://www.crownweather.com

Breeze
11-07-2007, 12:38 PM
Hi Rob,

Its done often, more often than you might think!

You want to talk to Mike Pelchat at MWSP, and Mary Power or Amy Kuzma ( event co-ordinators) at the Auto Road.

We see several wedding parties every summer, and covering those two bases always results in a better experience for everyone.

I'm not suggesting that YOUR wedding is actually an EVENT planned BY the Auto Road, but getting your party to the summit in an organized fashion is really much easier when there is communication. Should you need to use the indoor facilities at the summit ( inclement weather or such, LOL) , Mike P can give you the whole scoop on that, too.

Best Wishes!

Breeze

rwlightbown
11-07-2007, 02:23 PM
Thank you Breeze for the info!!

Do you or does anyone else have contact info (ie. e-mail address) for Mike Pelchat at the MWSP, Mary Power or Amy Kuzma at the Auto Road, so that I contact them for more information/guidance.

Thanks again!!

Rob

Breeze
11-07-2007, 02:56 PM
Rob I will PM

Breeze

Steve M
11-07-2007, 09:46 PM
That will be a great wedding to remember. I hope your invite list isn't too large. It can be expensive getting all your guests to the summit. Although it is a once in a lifetime thing so I guess it's worth the money!

Brad
11-08-2007, 04:55 AM
Please line it up so we can watch on the Deck web camera.

Knapper
11-08-2007, 11:19 PM
Thinking back in the two summers I have been here, I have witnessed at least four weddings on the summit. Some low key, some a bit bigger. Some dressed appropriate for the summit, others dressed appropriate for church. Some with many quests, some just the couple and a minister. Neat to observe just so long as they don't bother us from doing an observation.

rwlightbown
11-09-2007, 07:00 AM
A question re: the four weddings on the summit you observed: Where on the summit were they held?? I have gotten ahold of Mike P. at MWSP and he gave it a green light. We're thinking of renting a time for the tip top house or part of the Sherman Adams Building, in case the weather is really bad that day (Covering all bases). Basically, we're trying to do something "different" for a wedding and trying to coordinate with all parties on the summit and not get into anyone's way. (State Park, Auto Road, Obs).

Rob



Thinking back in the two summers I have been here, I have witnessed at least four weddings on the summit. Some low key, some a bit bigger. Some dressed appropriate for the summit, others dressed appropriate for church. Some with many quests, some just the couple and a minister. Neat to observe just so long as they don't bother us from doing an observation.

rwlightbown
11-09-2007, 07:30 AM
Please line it up so we can watch on the Deck web camera.

Hi Brad,
I would love to line it up with the deck cam, so that the world can watch it and also have it archived. We just don't want to interfere with summit operations and are going to try our best to coordinate with MWSP, the obs, and the auto road.

Brad
11-09-2007, 08:01 AM
With the new news about the North web camera being replaced and promises of video of some sort, it would be nice if you would schedule your wedding to AFTER the Deck camera is replaced. :cool:

I wonder the the new cameras will update their images moe often than 15 minutes. Hmmm, maybe for Premium members. Quite often I take web camera images and put them together into a video. It would be cool to do that for your wedding.

Gorque
11-09-2007, 08:54 AM
Here's a thread on just this topic.

Wedding thread (http://www.mountwashington.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1741&highlight=wedding)

Please disregard the topmost image and scroll down a bit to find the wedding pictures.

rwlightbown
11-09-2007, 09:35 AM
BINGO....that's the type of setup we are probably going to go with....although...I think we'll have it more low-key and not as dressy. Although I'll have to check with "the boss" on this :p

Rob Lightbown
http://www.crownweather.com



Here's a thread on just this topic.

Wedding thread (http://www.mountwashington.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1741&highlight=wedding)

Please disregard the topmost image and scroll down a bit to find the wedding pictures.

Breeze
11-09-2007, 04:49 PM
Rob,

Good on Mike P for offering you all the options. The Tip Top House is a special place, a real haven, on the summit. It surely is a one-of-it's-kind location!

A suggestion from the nickel seats ( me) would be to lobby the "the Boss" for a late (-ish) afternoon ceremony to avoid the crush of the tourist crowds on top and Auto Road traffic at the bottom. ( I work in the Toll House at the MWAR, just so you know my perspective on this.)


That time of year, the road is open until 6 PM, but the traffic does wane significantly after 3:30 or so. Avoiding a 30++ minute wait in line at the Toll House could be a good thing.

For post-ceremony celebrations, there are quite a few options, either Mary or Amy from the MWAR are certainly up to speed with Lots of suggestions and contact info.

Wildcat Ski Area can also accommodate private functions.

Of course, I will put in my request to Ken Rancourt that he do his best as the Wizard Of Weather on Mt Washington to play nice for your special day.

Best wishes,

Breeze

Knapper
11-10-2007, 02:19 AM
[QUOTE=rwlightbown]A question re: the four weddings on the summit you observed: Where on the summit were they held?? I have gotten ahold of Mike P. at MWSP and he gave it a green light. We're thinking of renting a time for the tip top house or part of the Sherman Adams Building, in case the weather is really bad that day (Covering all bases). Basically, we're trying to do something "different" for a wedding and trying to coordinate with all parties on the summit and not get into anyone's way. (State Park, Auto Road, Obs).

The four that I have witnessed were held on the actual peak, the deck (which was in another thread as someone pointed out), the tip top house, and a sunset tour in the Sherman Adams building on the state side. As long as you coordinate with everyone else, it won't bother the obs I don't think. Just aim for summer remember cause the summit is closed to visitors right now.

Knapper
11-10-2007, 02:20 AM
A question re: the four weddings on the summit you observed: Where on the summit were they held?? I have gotten ahold of Mike P. at MWSP and he gave it a green light. We're thinking of renting a time for the tip top house or part of the Sherman Adams Building, in case the weather is really bad that day (Covering all bases). Basically, we're trying to do something "different" for a wedding and trying to coordinate with all parties on the summit and not get into anyone's way. (State Park, Auto Road, Obs).

Rob

The four that I have witnessed were held on the actual peak, the deck (which was in another thread as someone pointed out), the tip top house, and a sunset tour in the Sherman Adams building on the state side. As long as you coordinate with everyone else, it won't bother the obs I don't think. Just aim for summer remember cause the summit is closed to visitors right now.