Are you hoping to showcase an eery Halloween wedding ceremony or reception – but can’t find that perfect haunted venue? Don’t fret, my beautiful bridal ghouls! As a student of the spooky, the creepy, the scary, and the downright unexplainable, I offer you three of the top haunted wedding venues! Each one is beautiful, elegant, and completely spooky in their own right; in short, a perfect spot for a Halloween-themed wedding!
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado
While the Stanley Hotel uses the tag line: “75,000 feet above the ordinary”, they may do better to simply proclaim: “The Shining Hotel” as Stephen King wrote the popular fiction after spending the night in Room 217! Located in a Colorado resort town just east of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Stanley Hotel has earned a spirit-ridden reputation, and both the Syfy channel’s Ghost Hunters and Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures have both filmed here!
Belcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island
The Belcout Castle is not only grand, it’s said to posses secret passages, a screaming suit of armor, and a haunted monk carving. What’s better, the castles hosts an annual Halloween shindig so you and your guests will receive a scary party two-fer! The castle also offers ghost tours and tours by candlelight on a regular basis. There have been numerous reports of paranormal activity in the castle, particularly in the ballroom on the second floor. The property was also featured on an episode of the Syfy channel’s Ghost Hunters.
Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts
Bridget Bishop, the first woman to be executed at the Salem witch trials, once owned an apple orchard on the very site where the Hawthorne Hotel stands, and both guests and staff report that a ghostly smell of apples still waft down the hallway… Join the staff at Hawthorne Hotel for the social event of the season:The Annual Costume Party! Held on October 26, the evening will include food, music, and controlled chaos, interrupted only by a costume contest with up to $1,500 in prizes!