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To couples considering Stroudsmoor Country Inn:

In 2002, I performed my first wedding as an officiant/ minister at Stroudsmoor Country Inn. And, I have been honored to perform many more over the past seventeen years. It is always a joy to work with the staff at Stroudsmoor Country Inn.

When I perform a ceremony at Stroudsmoor, I know that the couple will have their hopes and their plans become reality. Their Event Planner has provided assistance with every detail for the day. The Wedding Party is fully informed about what they need to do, where they need to be. The ceremony site will be ready, accented in just the way the couple requested. In the minutes before the ceremony, I see the Event Planning staff direct family and guests to where they need to be. A couple never has to worry about this at Stroudsmoor! I so appreciate that I can focus on a couple and do not need to help pin on a boutonniere, or direct someone to the parking lot of help find a needle and thread to sew on a loose button.

Over and over, I have witnessed the superb care and hard work that the Event Planning staff provides couples. I know just how much guidance and support couples receive from their Stroudsmoor Event Planner throughout the planning process to the day of the wedding. The attention and care offered to couples is unparalleled in my experience. Without the additional expense of hiring a wedding coordinator, I see firsthand just how much ‘bang for their buck’ couples receive from the services offered by the Event Planning staff. They information from their extensive experiences; they may offer advice if asked, too. The guidance, support and encouragement of the Event Planners are a great help for couples.

Stroudsmoor Country Inn has options for every budget and every couple. The same quality of care, attention to detail and delicious food is offered to couples whether they are planning a wedding for thirty guests or three hundred. This fact alone makes Stroudsmoor unique in many ways!

Stroudsmoor’s staff is one of its greatest resources. The Event Planning staff is a wealth of knowledge and strength. Couples do not need to worry about losing the support of their Event Planner midway through the planning process. The stability in the staff across the board provides guests and couples with quality, continuity of service and a depth of experience.

I am proud of the relationship that I have with Stroudsmoor Country Inn and the quality of care and support I offer to couples getting married at Stroudsmoor.

– Rev. Stephanie Anne Thompson, Wedding Officiant/ Ordained Minister

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

“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 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