Photography by: Geoff White
About the Venue
If you’re planning a wedding that is a seamless mix of country casual and city elegance, the Villagio Inn and Spa in the Wine Country’s Yountville is the perfect place. The star of the 23-acre estate is The Pavilion, a stunning 16,000 square-foot outdoor space designed with weddings in mind. With large lawns, one terraced above the other, and bounded by fountains, arbors, and flagstone faced and ivy-covered walls, The Pavilion is beautiful. The main path ends at a tall wooden arbor set atop a stepped brick base and backed by a beautiful stone wall. The arbor is beautiful on its own, but with decor such as hanging flowers, flower balls, ribbon, fabric - the choices are endless - it can be spectacular.
After the ceremony your guests can enjoy cocktails just behind the ceremony space on the adjoining lawn. Then, have your guests walk a short distance to the main lawn area which is perfect for dinner. You can tent the area if you choose to do so, but by all means, it is beautiful all on its own. I love bringing in various types of overhead lighting such as lanterns, chandeliers, or piazza lights. After dinner your guests can make their way to the Historic Barrel Room for dancing and dessert. This is a great space for a dessert bar and a cozy lounge set-up, making it the perfect way to end the night
Ask the Experts
The details make this wedding beautiful - especially the always-classic black and white color scheme. At the ceremony, black bridesmaid's dresses and white calla lily bouquets make a bold statement when combined with the bride’s white gown and stunning white rose bouquet. The antique parasol collection lets the couple add a personal touch to the space while also providing guests with shade and comfort.
The black and white theme is carried into the reception where beautiful damask linens create an elegant atmosphere that I’m just swooning over. I love what a graphic statement they make - especially with the white rose centerpieces in lime-filled vases. The pops of lime green are carried into the lounge area as well with lime pillows interspersed with the black and white damask pillows. I adore the cake’s graphic black fondant detailing as well - it makes a marvelous statement and will be remembered. This wedding exudes modern elegance in the best way.
I Do Venues wants to recognize the talented team of wedding professionals who helped to make this bride's dream a reality: Photographer - Geoff White, Florist - Lush Floral, Cake - Fleur de Lisa Wedding Cakes and Specialty Desserts, Catering - Villagio Inn and Spa.