Destination LGBTQ+ weddings in the serene Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania

Picture a perfect destination LGBTQ+ wedding in the serene Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania—the scenic wooded landscape, the Old World charm, the rustic elegance. But there’s more to laud than the natural beauty of this treasured romantic getaway: the Poconos’ Stroudsmoor Country Inn is a standout destination for a wedding with a focus on stress-free planning, event flexibility, and genuine personalization.

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A Stroudsmoor wedding is a fun and memorable way to say “I do” while reflecting the unique essence of your partnership. The staff, proudly showing their commitment to that ideal and in support of Pennsylvania’s marriage equality, recently launched a #LoveWins campaign, which highlights the romantic journeys of same-sex couples who are tying the knot at the Inn.

A key priority of the team at Stroudsmoor is to work hand-in-hand with couples to plan a wedding that expertly tells their story without the months of stress that can sometimes accompany such a momentous occasion. Brides Walleska Lantigua and Johanna Rice, who selected Stroudsmoor for the spiritual, scenic reprieve it provided from the city, shared that the staff was “impeccably attentive to the details of our big day.”

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The dedicated team includes an event planner, a group lodging reservation specialist, a wedding studio/spa coordinator, a wedding registry coordinator, a floral and decor team, and a full-service photography studio, though outside vendors are also welcome. Wally and Johanna credit the staff for their ability “to see the larger picture while allowing us to craft the special details that are important to us,” noting especially how the Stroudsmoor team was “gracious and hospitable in helping us structure a wedding that’s reflective of our personalities and relationship.”

Perhaps most importantly, the couple recounts their experience collaborating with the staff in this way: “they are purposeful about making sure that we take moments to pause and enjoy this eventful time in our lives.”

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Shanna LeCompte and Melissa Flynn, pictured above, who are planning a wedding at the Inn for late October, shared their excitement over touring the property and meeting part of the team during their engagement shoot. “We had a great time,” they said. “We’re so excited to move forward with our planning at Stroudsmoor!”

Whether you’re escaping for a mountainside elopement, planning an intimate ceremony with a handful of close family and friends, or hosting an elegant affair for a few hundred guests, Stroudsmoor’s five diverse venues ensure there’s something here to create a fairy-tale celebration of your very own. Conveniently organized, inclusive wedding packages further streamline planning by covering as many details as possible while still allowing for plenty of customization.


Couples are invited to select their preferred ceremony and reception site, secure guest accommodations at the Inn, choose a delectable Stroudsmoor wedding cake or other “sweet endings” from the on-site bakery, coordinate transportation—including breathtaking arrivals by horse-drawn carriage, motorcycle, or even hot-air balloon!—and arrange other perfect touches to make their one-of-a-kind celebration absolutely amazing. Love what you see here about Stroudsmoor? Start planning your fairy-tale wedding now.

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