Through the course of decades of wedding planning, the Stroudsmoor Team has interacted with numerous wedding vendors. We have had the opportunity to identify the "best and brightest" professionals in Northeast PA, and we are proud to introduce our couples to this top-tier of wedding professionals.
You can learn more about these award-winning vendors in their profile below, and read their letters of recommendation describing their impression of a Stroudsmoor Wedding Celebration.
Lois Heckman is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® practicing in the Poconos. She focuses on creating ceremonies for today’s diverse, modern couples. www.LoisHeckman.com
"I have been officiating weddings at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn for many years, and each year I love it even more. Not only do I return year after year to find new and exciting changes, but the service provided to the couples I work with is sheer perfection.
As a Celebrant I get to perform weddings in many locations and without a doubt Stroudsmoor is tops! Every detail is perfect, from the friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff, to the beautifully maintained facilities. I love how each venue has its own character. The only thing they can’t control is the weather, but they have carefully planned for that, too.
If you choose me to officiate your wedding, you will have complete control and final approval of the ceremony content. Likewise, if you choose Stroudsmoor to have your ceremony and celebration, you will also have that great feeling of knowing everything will be just as you want it. It’s your wedding and Stroudsmoor will make your vision come alive. Does this sound over the top? That’s because Stroudsmoor exceeds all expectations.
- Lois Heckman
LoisHeckman.com | blogs.thepoconos.com/weddings | 127 Harmony Lane Saylorsburg, PA 18353 | Cell/Text: (570) 350-9514
"When I think of Stroudsmoor, I think of family. I think of perfection. I think of love. All of these words embody what I feel when I photograph a wedding at Stroudsmoor.
I have been a Stroudsmoor preferred vendor for over 25 years. When I photograph there, I am surrounded by family. The driving force behind this elite venue is the family. They host every event as if it was their own. Everyone counts and is included. I feel such appreciation when I am there. It feels like coming home.
Every event is perfect. There is never a detail overlooked. I can honestly say, in all of my years photographing at Stroudsmoor, everything is of the highest standard. This demonstrates to me the standard of excellence Stroudsmoor places on every event, be it a luncheon for a few friends, or an extravagant wedding.
I love Stroudsmoor because it is a wonderful place to work. They love what they do, which makes me love what I do that much more. Weddings celebrate love and Stroudsmoor celebrates this love in the most beautiful and memorable way.
To be a preferred vendor for Stroudsmoor is an honor that I don’t take lightly. To work for the best in the business, which Stroudsmoor is, means I bring my best to every job I photograph. I strive to emulate Stroudsmoor and work with passion, integrity and professionalism."
- Susie Forrester
"As wedding photographer who has shot weddings at Stroudsmoor for over 6 years I can say few places are able to meet the standard that Stroudsmoor has set. From the beautiful venue settings to the staff and the food, Stroudsmoor has all angles covered. Couples can go into their wedding day knowing they are truly being taken care of by people who care. As a business owner I can tell you nothing is more important than that personal connection.
Stroudsmoor is family run and you can tell right as you step on the grounds. I have worked closely with the entire family and you can feel their passion for the industry. When it comes to Linda and Andy I have never met more hardworking owners. They will go out of their way to accommodate and make every wedding day as perfect as possible. These leadership quality's go right down the line through the entire staff. At Stroudsmoor I can always tell couples they will never have to worry, and they will be able to really enjoy their wedding day.
I feel honored and almost spoiled to have been able to work with Stroudsmoor and look forward to many years of amazing weddings to come."
- Joshua Miller
"Coming from a family business myself, I understand the importance of working together for the success of the business. I also understand the dynamic of being with people you love. Family.
I am honored by the fact that Stroudsmoor has placed us on the preferred professional list as a recommended expert in our field for over 25 years. By doing so, they consider us family.
When you bring your family to Stroudsmoor for an event, they take pride in the fact that you have entrusted them with your special day. Whether planning a grand wedding, Sweet 16, family reunion, or any other party, the love for what they do shows through in their attention to detail and also the care, time, and patience they take to make your event exactly what you have always dreamed it would be. That is what family does.
It is always a pleasure to work with Stroudsmoor. They make it easier for me to perform my job by thinking of everything and not leaving anything to chance."
- Gary Smith
Pocono 96.7-TAG DJ's-GITM Productions
"Dear Stroudsmoor Family,
As every day is an opportunity to reflect for ones’ many blessings, I wanted to let you know how grateful I am to have a referral relationship with The Stroudsmoor Inn.
It was many years ago when I had finally earned the reputation of excellence which allowed me to be placed on The Stroudsmoor referral list. It was quite an honor as The Stroudsmoor has always had a reputation of holding to the highest standards of elegance and professionalism and therefor was known as being very, very particular about who they placed on their list.
The ceremony locations are elegant and even though the number of sites has grown over the years, each site feels very personal and one never even knows there is another function going on at The Stroudsmoor. I am constantly astounded by the personalization beauty and creativity of the décor.
Not only am I delighted to work with your many wonderful couples, I am also so proud of the work that you do in the community. I am not surprised anymore when one of the local fundraising events such as the Library, Pocono Community Theater, PALS or the Community Arts Group is supported by the generosity of The Stroudsmoor. The Christmas Celebration is of course the highlight, embracing the entire community including the Fire Department, the Marine Toys for Tots, the choirs, the little lambs and the tree lighting.
Gracious staffing, excellent food, creative and elegant décor all make me feel welcomed home any time I am fortunate enough to be a part of a Stroudsmoor celebration. The Stroudsmoor is more than an incredible Inn, it is a “family of excellence”. I am blessed to be a part of it. I look forward to many more years of our continued relationship."
- Rev. Ellyn Kravette"
"As the owner of a full-time wedding entertainment company who does only weddings, one thing I hear most often from brides & grooms is that they want to have not only an unforgettably fun, quality day for the biggest event in their lives, but one that is stress-free, with all their vendors working together efficiently and fluidly. Along with their lovely ballrooms, great food and beautiful grounds, these are the factors that create consistently great outcomes at Stroudsmoor Country Inn.
While the event staff at the Stroudsmoor will be guiding you in bringing your vision to life, they’ll also be coordinating, with each vendor working on your event, all your details, the big ones as well as those that can often be overlooked. There are many fine points that will contribute to making your event stand out, and having provided entertainment for hundreds of receptions throughout the tri-state area, and as owner of a company that takes a very customized, personalized and unique approach to wedding entertainment, I can tell you it is a welcome relief to work with a venue like Stroudsmoor, who gives such personal attention to detail. I can always count on being contacted by their event planners prior to a wedding; I can always count getting a return call or email; and I can always count on the peace of mind that working with every staff member at Stroudsmoor Country Inn provides."
- Paris Kiriakis
"As a chaplain and wedding professional, I am asked to perform many ceremonies throughout the northeast region of Pennsylvania. I always breathe a sigh of relief when a couple tells me that they are having their ceremony at the Stroudsmoor; because I know then that they have chosen the best place to host their special day. The staff is hard working, conscientious and strives to give the couple, their family and guests the best possible experience they can. They always ensure that no detail is overlooked from the rehearsal, to the ceremony, to the reception and that in turn frees me to focus on what is most important- to help craft a personal wedding service for the couple. I truly feel that the Stroudsmoor is an exceptional place to have a wedding- not only because the location is physically beautiful- but because the people who serve there are incredibly gifted and caring about what they do and the guests they serve. I feel very honored to have such a good working relationship with the Stroudsmoor and I wish for them and for you many years of happiness and success."
- Rev. Albert Martin
"I have been in the wedding industry for over 30 years as owner of Frankie Carll Productions. I provide entertainment, video & photography services for all types of events. Weddings are our specialty. As a business owner I know the importance of client satisfaction, attention to detail and upholding the highest of standards when requested to be an integral part of a lifetime event.
Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to extend my services to many venues in New York, New Jersey, Northeastern PA and surrounding areas. I must say that Stroudsmoor Country Inn is by far one of the most prestigious venues that I have had the privilege to work at for many occasions.
Linda & Andy the owners of the establishment are wonderful people and truly care about .their clients. They are very accommodating and strive for 100% customer satisfaction. The Stroudmoor is unique in the fact that they have several different sites and building for your ceremony and reception. The grounds are well maintained with beautiful views in every direction. The service put forth by their well trained staff is second to none. Details for any event are performed flawlessly. When Stroudsmoor appears on our schedule we know we will be a part of a very well organized beautiful event.
If you are in search of a truly magnificent venue look no further. Stroudsmoor should be on the top of your list."
- Frankie Carll
"Being on the preferred vendor list at Stroudsmoor Country Inn is a professionals’ reward for their hard work. It means your work excels in every area and that you meet the strict requirements all Stroudsmoor employees are held to.
I’m proud to be among a small group of my peers whom are on the recommended list of wedding photographers. I made the list by working hard and producing creative work. But it takes more than hard work and talent to make the list. It also takes professionalism and enthusiasm. Over the years I've proven to Andy and Linda Forte that I exude both. And ,of course, those are two traits every engaged couple want in their vendors.
Engaged couples are the real beneficiaries of the relationship between preferred vendors and the staff at Stroudsmoor. When couples are handed that list, they know they can trust everyone on it with a key aspect of their wedding day. The list saves countless hours of searching and researching. Of course, the vendors benefit as well. Throughout the year Stroudsmoor connects me with couples looking for a wedding photographer. I am always grateful for the opportunity to share my work and offer my services to couples looking for a photographer.
Being on the list means I work at every venue at Stroudsmooor- and work there often. That means I know the property well and can help couples budget their time for vital photo opportunities on the wedding day. That’s key on a day when time is so important.
Preferred vendors also develop strong relationships with all of the wedding planners at Stroudsmoor. When all of your vendors are connected to your wedding planner it makes the day go much smoother. We are always on the same page and stay in constant contact on the wedding day. That’s yet another benefit for engaged couples as a result of the close relationship between preferred vendors and the staff at Stroudsmoor Country Inn."
- David Kidwell
"I am always pleased to recommend Stroudsmoor Country Inn for anyone who is looking for a venue that is not only beautiful, but whose staff is always professional, always courteous. When the staff at Stroudsmoor comes to work, they never to forget that the gatherings they are hosting are the most special times of their clients’ lives.
As a photographer on Stroudsmoor’s recommended vendor list, I’m always happy to be working at one of their venues. The staff at Stroudsmoor is ever thorough to the last detail. Guests wake up on the day of their weddings relaxed knowing their every need is taken care of. When the guests are happy, relaxed and having a wonderful time I can concentrate on the moments unfolding and the smiles come naturally.
Working with the Stroudsmoor staff is truly a team effort to create a memorable day. I’m proud to be part of that team."
- David W. Coulter, photographer
"I've been working as a preferred vendor with Stroudsmoor for over 12 years and can say there is no other place like it. Their venues are all unique and not only from other wedding venues, but also distinct from each other. From the mountain views at Ridgecrest, the charm of Woodsgate, the magic of Terraview, and the intimacy of Lawnhaven, it is always a pleasure for me to photograph there. Not only because it is so photogenic, but because the management and staff are experienced and caring professionals that make everything run smoothly, which in turn helps me make the excellent photos I strive for."
- Bill Cardoni