Who doesn’t love a garden wedding? What with the larger-than-life blooms, long banquet table setups, pastel hues and hilltop ‘I Dos,’ the garden wedding vibe is certifiably enviable. And we’re pretty sure we might have stumbled upon the best place to have one: Madrona Manor in the heart of wine country. This absolutely stunning spot Nestled in the hills above the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County has been in the wedding game for nearly four decades. Its ground keepers and executive event team sponsored this post to share all the special things that make their al fresco ambiance sing, including elopement packages so good, we might just rethink that whole microwedding thing… might 😉.
I’ll be honest, I have a penchant for inns and bed and breakfasts - my own wedding happened at one in New Jersey - but the Madrona Manor, located in beautiful Healdsburg, CA, in the very core of wine country, is more mind-blowing than I could have ever thought possible. Weddings here feature the exceptional combination of a grand estate setting, Michelin-star cuisine, warm, gracious service, and a romantically-historic sense of place (how’s that for hype, romantically-historic, sense of place??). The property settles into a knoll overlooking the Dry Creek Valley, and truly impresses amidst eight acres of enchanting gardens and whimsical, wooded nooks. The Mansion and the gardens are carefully interwoven to provide a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. So, whether you plan to celebrate your big day in the company of 200 guests or alongside your closest friends and family, you’ll be able to do it comfortably within Madrona’s immaculate grounds.
The beauty is beyond built-in
Once you make it official with Madrona Manor for your special day, there’s not too much you need to do to transform the space, because the garden guise just glows all around them. From the ceremony lawn, framed with towering trees, to the flourishing flower-lined paths that brides amble down on their way to the aisle, the picturesque mountain views and small vineyard vignettes, and the incredible giant palms that shade the mansion (and provide the great photo opportunities), the property is true eye candy and ripe with fresh fruit and veg that often finds its way onto the wedding day menu.
When you go all in on Madrona Manor wedding, you pretty much get it all. The facility fee includes dedicated wedding coordinators who will go all out to ensure your day goes down in history [as the most picture-perfect wedding], tableware and glassware, tables, linens, padded chairs, market umbrellas, outdoor heaters, two of the most brilliant minds in food and bev: Michelin-starred Chef, Jesse Mallgren, and lauded sommelier, Wine Director Eric Mercer, along with their teams, full setup and breakdown, day-before rehearsal, extra photo time (for the first look and family pictures), and MM’s coveted list of preferred vendors.
this place is anything but ‘garden’ variety
“Our Wedding at Madrona Manor was a fairytale come true. The Manor and Gardens are so beautiful and extremely well-maintained. Every staff member that I worked with was very helpful and genuine. So many things are built into the wedding package. We only had to hire the photographer and arrange for the cake and flowers. Plus the wedding suites are romantic and peaceful. The food is outstanding as we knew from dining there before. We live in the wine country and know all the venues inside and out, and I know this is the best possible option for the price, beauty and support.” ~ Jennifer
You don’t need to have a green thumb to appreciate the gorgeousness of this elegant garden estate, either… So, get going to inquire about having your big day at the Manor RN. You’ll inevitably have to schedule a visit before you solidify plans, but it’s nothing an a la carte or tasting menu inspired by the seasonality of the estate’s organic vegetable gardens, orchards and greenhouse can’t fix…. Just sayin!
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