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Kaitlin and Freddy R. - 7.16.16

Kaitlin and Freddy came to Wisp Resort knowing exactly what they wanted for their wedding: a huge celebration of love in an elegant, classic style. With a Mountain Top ceremony, dinner and dancing in the McHenry Lodge, and help from the Wisp Staff and some incredible vendors, they achieved just that.

About the Couple
The couple shares an intimate moment in a lush surrounding. Photo Courtesy Adliv Collective.

Kaitlin and Freddy met during their freshmen years of college at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and were engaged in December of 2014. The bride grew up spending summers at Deep Creek Lake, as her grandfather has a cottage on the lake. She always dreamed of getting married at the lake, but never thought it would be an option. In July of 2016 her dream came true at Wisp Resort.

The Wedding
Kaitlin and Freddy are pronounced Husband and Wife!  Photo Courtesy Adliv Collective.

The couple chose to say their vows at Wisp Resort’s Mountain Top and celebrate with a reception at the McHenry Lodge.  The magical ceremony was kicked off by a surprise horse-drawn carriage for Kaitlin! The parents of the bride surprised their daughter with the ride just moments before Kaitlin was to make her grand entrance.  The processional was made even more unforgettable when the bride and groom’s boxers, Ralph and Reba, made their way down the aisle.

When the ceremony came to an end, the newlyweds making their way back down the aisle to Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.,” the guests and wedding party headed down the mountain to the McHenry Lodge, where Joelle of Wedding Elegance by Joelle had created a breathtaking space for the 330 guests to celebrate the couple. The centerpiece of the space: a bejeweled cake-pop cake by Christine of Harvest Moon Bakery.

A cocktail hour in Wispers Bar and outside on the deck at the McHenry Lodge featured the couple’s signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres selections of bacon wrapped scallops, prosciutto wrapped asparagus and tomato bruschetta.  The Wisp staff served a buffet dinner of chicken piccata, broiled flounder with crab imperial and roasted round top sirloin before dancing broke out for the rest of the evening.        

From the Bride
The grand wedding party poses for a beautiful mountaintop shot. Photo Courtesy Adliv Collective.

“When it came down to picking a wedding location it was easy to pick the Wisp. No matter what, either the bride or groom’s families would have to travel. We made an executive decision to have a “mini” destination wedding, so that both families would have to travel and no one’s feelings would be hurt. The Wisp was the first and only place we visited.”

Making Memories
A charming and unique mode of transportation for the Bride and Groom. Photo Courtesy Adliv Collective.

The bride and groom’s families rented homes on the mountain for the wedding weekend, and took advantage of all the Deep Creek Lake area has to offer. They rented a boat and jet skis to get out on the water, and rode the Mountain Coaster and chair lift here at Wisp Resort. The group enjoyed rounds of miniature golf with their guests and raced go-karts. And, of course, a wedding weekend at the Lake would not be complete without a celebration at the local hot spot, Honi-Honi Bar!


Photo/Video: Adliv Collective / Cake: Christine Lewis or Harvest Moon Catering / Florist, Decorator & Planner: Joelle Hadix of Wedding Elegance by Joelle / HMU: The Lake Salon / Attire: Kleinfeld Bridal; Miller’s Tuxedo Rentals & Sales / Transportation: Red Carpet Limousine; Pleasant Valley Dream Rides (Horse & Carriage) / Jeweler: Kranich’s Jewelers

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Let's Get this Summer Started!

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and we welcome you to spend it in the Mountains of Maryland -- playing on our lush fairways and greens, zipping through the air at our Mountain Park and splashing in the cool waters of ASCI's re-circulating whitewater course and Deep Creek Lake.

Spring Sprang Late - Lodging Specials

Take advantage of these amazing lodging packages while we are, technically, still in the Spring Season!

May Golf Getaway >> Just $99 pp/pn*

Enjoy a 1-night stay at the recently renovated Lodge at Wisp and 18-holes of golf on Lodestone Golf Course OR Fantasy Valley Golf Course.

*Rates are per person per night based on double occupancy, availability and advance reservation.  Tee times required.  Valid May 1 thru June 7, 2018.

Great May Getaway & Play Package >> Just $99 pp/pn*

Enjoy a 1-night stay at the recently renovated Lodge at Wisp, breakfast and a 3-For-All activity pass that includes any combination of three of the following activities:  Mountain Coaster ride, Spider Monkey Adventure Tour and Chipmunk Challenge Course Tour.

*Rates are per person per night based on double occupancy, availability and advance reservation.  Valid Friday thru Sunday, May 3 thru June 3,  2018.  Mountain Park hours vary, open Saturdays and Sundays and holidays - view hours here.

Call 844.472.2759 to book today!

Get Outside & Play!

Find your next adventure by land, water or air at Wisp Resort!  All of our activities and recreation will be open for Memorial Day Weekend so you can get outside and play.  

  • Golf - Play the '#2 ranked course in Maryland' (GolfWeek Magazine, 2018) -- Lodestone Golf Course or roll out of bed at The Lodge at Wisp and tee it on Fantasy Valley Golf Course.  
  • Mountain Park - offering over 14 different activities from chill to thrill, you won't have any trouble having fun here.  Plus, the scenic chairlift and mountain biking open this weekend.
  • Adventure Sports Center International - whitewater raft on the world's only mountain top re-circulating whitewater course.  
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park - Nothing says summer more than splashing in water!  Try paddleboarding or flat-water kayaking from the Beach Hut at the state park.

Wisp Escape Games - NEW Game Now Open

Wisp Escape Games has added a second game to the menu - Detention Breakout.  Do you have what it takes to escape? View details here.

Wispers Bar & Grill Grand Opening

We're changing things up this summer by making Wispers Bar & Grill THE full service restaurant and bar at Wisp Resort.  With a new menu, great outdoor deck dining, a peek at Deep Creek Lake and giant lawn games to entertain, we are excited to debut this new outlet.  Bring the entire family to experience Wispers Bar & Grill for the Grand Opening Weekend, May 25 - 28.  We'll have 1/2 price appetizers, beach bucket drinks, raffles and prizes happening all weekend long.  

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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