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"Dirty Elopement" Packages in New England This Spring


Couples Save Money and Avoid Stress During the Region’s Mud Season



North Hampton, NH (March, 2008) – As the stress and cost of planning a formal wedding continue to rise, eloping is rapidly gaining favor among brides-to-be as a practical – yet still romantic – option:  it saves money, hassle, time, and includes the honeymoon all in one trip.  This Spring, several members of the New England Inns and Resorts Association are offering couples unique “dirty elopement” packages that provide deeply-discounted prices, the opportunity to enjoy the region’s beauty with fewer crowds, and the freedom to customize their nuptials with a variety of playful amenities and “dirty” twists.

Available during the region’s self-proclaimed fifth season, affectionately termed “mud season” to represent the time period from late-March to mid-May when ice and snow from the mountains begins to melt and turns New England into a muddy playground, couples can take advantage of these pre-packaged weddings with just one click on the association’s website,

Comprised of nearly 300 of the finest inns, resorts, hotels and B&Bs in the region, the New England Inns and Resorts Association offers a wide range of accommodations to suit any budget.  The “dirty elopement” packages provide distinctly different wedding solutions for any couple’s style, from mud baths and mudslides to mud-covered wedding sites and mud-themed reception menus.  Sample packages include:  

  • Muddy Marriage Madness (The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich, CT) – Starting at $1,500 per couple, including:

o        Brides looking to join the popular “trash the dress” trend can take a dip in a Volcanic Mud Bath ($70 surcharge), or roll down a muddy hill outside, and create their own photo shoot with a local photographer for an additional fee

o        Optional pre-wedding Ayurdevic Mud Wraps ($155 per person)

o        On-site wedding ceremony performed by a local Justice of the Peace

o        Other amenities including a gourmet dinner with a petite wedding cake; breakfast; two Swedish massages; one night’s suite accommodations complete with rose petals, sparkling wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries; keepsake his-n-her bathrobes and two private-label spa products


  • Mud Elopement Package (Wildflower Inn, Lyndonville, VT) – Starting at $899 per couple, including:

o        An on-trail Wedding Ceremony by Heaven’s Bench performed by a local Justice of the Peace

o        Keepsake his-n-her mud boots for use during the inn’s “Muddy Moose Search”

o        A couple’s Mud Wrap or Couple’s Massage at the nearby Stepping Stone Spa

o        Dinner reception complete with Kingdom Mudslides and MudPie Wedding Cake

o        Other amenities including two night’s accommodations; a photographer to capture the celebration; full country breakfast and afternoon refreshments daily; and a free car wash at the end of the stay, and a 20% discount voucher to use for a fall stay


  •  “Weekend Warrior Marriage in the Mud” Package (Camden Winward House Bed & Breakfast, Camden, ME) – Price varies.  Including:

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