The pandemic took a disastrous toll on Massachusetts brides and grooms for almost two years. The majority of couples that had plans or were making plans to tie the knot in 2020 or 2021 had their dreams dashed by postponements, cancellations, and uncertainty.

By April of 2020 over 63% of Massachusetts couples had made the decision to postpone their wedding by at least six months, many more of them for longer.

Due to the number of postponements and cancellations from the 2020 wedding season, late 2021 and 2022 saw a surge in nuptials and receptions in Massachusetts, with a record-setting number of ceremonies in the following years. The average cost of a Massachusetts wedding in 2022 was $21,600

Western Massachusetts is home to Berkshires County and there is no more beautiful place to get married than right here in the Berkshires. The wedding industry is also a valuable member of the economic landscape in the Berkshires, as thousands of weddings are held here every year, not only for locals but visitors as well.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts has always served as a destination spot for weddings offering historic landmarks and breathtaking outdoor venues. From romantic, rustic ceremonies to over-the-top receptions held in a Gilded Age mansion built for American royalty, the Berkshires has you covered.

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So where's the best spot to get married in The Berkshires? Here are a couple of selections that deemed great spots to get hitched.



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Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.


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