It was love at first screening. From their first date to their wedding vows, the Latchis has become a key player in Alison and Mike Dixon’s love story. Last October, they tied the knot underneath a gallery of painted murals, gold-washed friezes, and ethereal signs of the zodiac. The Latchis is a hotel, a theater, an arts venue, and for folks like Mr. and Mrs. Dixon, a sentimental place that helped to write the perfect love story.
FIRST DATE IN AN ART DECO THEATER
Mike was born and raised in Brattleboro, while Alison moved to town in 2004 from White River Junction. They both attended Brattleboro Union High School, but didn’t meet until years later when they had their first date at the Latchis Theatre in 2011.
“Alright, so we saw a really terrible movie,” Alison laughed. “But we had our first date in one of the small theaters, and we just love the Latchis.”
RETURNING TO THE LATCHIS TO SAY “I DO”
After the couple got engaged and the time came to choose a wedding venue, the Latchis wasn’t the first to come to mind. The two were focused on finding a place that would hold their long guest list of about 150 friends and family members.
“It was tricky to find a place around here that would hold that amount of people,” Alison says. “A friend of ours that works at the Latchis recommended it to us, and it turned out to be perfect because that’s where we started.”
Alison and Mike’s wedding was everything they’d dreamed it would be. While their big day was met with gray clouds and spotty showers, it only made their wedding experience at the theatre all the more warm and cozy, with a team of Latchis employees ready to see the day to perfection.
“They were great to work with,” Mike said. “And they made sure all our needs were met.”
The couple said their vows in the Main Theatre, keeping the decor simple and clean: vibrant ribbons and fall mums to complement the theatre’s art deco interior.
A NEW CHAPTER IN A LATCHIS LOVE STORY
At the end of their perfect day, the newlyweds were brimming with gratitude for their one-of-a-kind Latchis wedding. With the Latchis as host for their big day, their love story came full-circle in Brattleboro’s historic art deco theater, with more chapters yet to be written.
“It was definitely a no-brainer to have our wedding [at the Latchis],” Alison says. “It has a historical value to Brattleboro, and means a lot to us, too.”