Q. What was your favorite part of the planning process?
A. I have to give the credit on this question to Liz, as she was the defacto wedding planner. Our wedding coordinator at the RLI Jen was truly the best! She ensured our vision was executed and was patient, caring, and understanding throughout the entire process.
Q. What was the most memorable part of the day?
A. Liz: Our first dance was so special to me for so many reasons. Looking back on the photos from that evening, you can see Brendan and I truly just taking in the moment while all of our friends and family surround us. There was such an insurmountable feeling of love in that barn.
Brendan: Walking down the stairs to our entrance song “Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News and descending on our family and friends was a powerful moment for me, and is still etched into my brain. However, though, I have to say that the most important moment for me was my first dance with Liz. Even though I was terribly nervous, we nailed the song, the dance, and I didn’t drop Liz when we did our spin and when we did our final drop and I kissed her at the end.
Q. Apart from the Barn, what is your favorite space at the Red Lion Inn property, and why?
A. Other than the Barn, we love the Red Lion Tavern. The history, charm, and warmth of the restaurant are like nothing else on the South Shore. It reminds us of a quaint restaurant or pub you would find on the countryside of Ireland: friendly staff, a warm fire crackling in the background, exposed pine beams, and great food and drinks. This is one of our winter go-to spots.
Q. What was your favorite menu item served at your wedding?
A. This is a challenging question, because everything was incredible. But, if I had to choose, I would say the braised short rib was so tender and mouth-watering. But, because of wedding priorities, I didn’t get to finish it!
Q. What is one piece of advice that you would like to give future RLI couples?
A. We have been to many weddings and have seen many wedding venues. This seems self-absorbed, but every time we always compare to our wedding because that is our baseline. Nothing has ever even come close to the experience at the RLI – I recall my great friend saying, “We had a great time – world class wedding – I haven’t been to one like that in a long time.”
So, If you want an overall stress-free wedding planning experience, a rustic venue with an exposed-beam Vermont-style barn, and an overall magical wedding experience that will create memories and conversation for the rest of your life, choose the Red Lion Inn – trust me, your expectations will be exceeded in every way.
Q. Any feedback that you have for our events team:
A. Everything went so perfectly; we don’t really have any feedback, except maybe find more Jen’s! In all seriousness, however, my feedback is that I am truly grateful, and thank you so much for executing our vision and creating a venue and atmosphere that has created a vast array of positive emotions and memories that will last a lifetime.