Tips To Plan The Perfect Cape Cod Beach Wedding at Red Jacket Beach Resort
Red Jacket Resorts' Cape Cod Event Sales Manager Hannah Menard offers her tips to help those who are planning one of the most important days of their life.
There are many decisions to make when planning a wedding and the experience can be overwhelming without help. Hannah and her team at Red Jacket Beach Resort were named a 2018 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot.
Q: Where is the best place on site for wedding photography?
A: Red Jacket Beach Resort is famous for its beautiful sunsets over Parker's River, located adjacent to the west side of the resort. The colors are phenomenal and every night is different. The riverside of the resort is also very peaceful and secluded, making it a favorite for intimate couple's shots. The rock jetty extending into Nantucket Sound tends to be another top choice, surrounded by sea grass and our private sandy shoreline.
Q: What are the most popular dining choices on your wedding menu?
A: Our “Filet Mignon - Day and Night”, named for its delicious sauce accompaniments of demi-glace and béarnaise, is absolutely fabulous. The majority of our couples order this as one of their entrees. Many couples are not from the area, and hosting a Cape Cod wedding with seafood is an important component of their event. Those couples often choose the fresh native haddock, one of my personal favorites - so light and buttery! (As a side, you cannot go wrong with our twice baked potato!) And for a full Cape Cod feast, opt for the Beach Plum Lobster Buffet. I could not choose just one!
Q: Do you have a main theme for décor?
What trends are you seeing more of this year? A: I'd say nautical chic is for sure our most popular décor theme. With the classic Cape Cod wedding we do see a lot of white and navy color schemes. Touches of seashells and anchors are ever present. With our wedding packages, we offer either ballroom chairs with white linen covers and colored sashes, or chiavari chairs. We are definitely seeing the wooden chiavari chairs gain popularity with their more slim lined, rustic feel.
Q: What sets you apart from other venues in your area?
A: Our resort only hosts one wedding per day. This allows our staff to focus completely on the couple, and their friends and family. Attention is given to the smallest of details. Our recent wedding reviews all seem to note our level of service and care to the client throughout the planning process, and most importantly, on their special day.
Q: How do the resort accommodations work for a wedding and wedding party?
A: Red Jacket Beach boasts 150 guest rooms, as well as 14 multi bedroom homes right on property. This allows the entire group the opportunity to stay the weekend all together if they choose! Our sales office happily secures room blocks with discounted guest accommodations. Included in our wedding package is also an oceanfront guest room for the couple on their wedding night, as well as a complimentary multi-bedroom cottage for the wedding night. These cottages are the perfect place for bridesmaids to stay together and get ready. Hair and makeup on site and mimosas in your private full kitchen? Yes, please! Prefer a mountain view wedding destination? Click here to read about our Red Jacket Resorts weddings in North Conway, New Hampshire!