Massachusetts has a lot of romance to offer ranging from the renowned islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard to Cape Cod, Boston, Plum Island and the North Shore. Although the Berkshire Mountain region of Western Massachusetts tries to keep a low profile, it has grown into a popular wedding destination with good reason. The Berkshires were once known as the autumn home of the rich and famous who summered in Newport and wintered in Boston or Manhattan. Why? Because the foliage is second-to-none in October. Northeast notables built elegant mansions, used for one month a year, simply for a front row seat to the breathtaking fall foliage. Today, many of those mansions can be rented to host weddings. Tucked into the Berkshires are Lenox and Stockbridge, which offer more than a dozen spectacular venues including the Norman Rockwell Museum, Daniel Chester French’s Chesterwood, Edith Wharton’s The Mount and historic hotels like the Red Lion Inn, Wheatleigh. Cranwell and Blantyre just to name a few. The acclaimed Canyon Ranch health spa can also be found in Lenox. Although the Berkshires is most acclaimed for their Fall foliage, it is actually a four season destination offering hiking, canoeing, biking, skiing, shopping, dining, world class music at Tanglewood, dance at Jacob's Pillow and theater at Shakespeare and Company and many summer stock theaters. The Berkshires are the perfect destination for couples who want truly unique venues surrounded by natural beauty within driving distance of Boston and New York City.