Photography by: Melissa Mermin Love Stories
About the venue
What I love about the Napa Valley is that there is a decidedly laid back atmosphere, while it still embraces everything that is elegant and romantic. There are literally hundreds of unique and stunning wedding locations available to brides looking to host a wine country wedding, but none that have the same combination of an English Tudor Manor house set among the valleys and grape vines that dot the rolling hills of the Mayacamas Mountains.
The Harvest Inn is Napa Valley luxury at it's best. Located on Highway 29 in St. Helena, the inn is surrounded on all sides by world-class wineries. The inn's design is reminiscent of a Country estate, and the event spaces include lush green lawns, brick courtyards with stunning vineyard views, and your guests can experience a unique romantic respite that is secluded and distinctive.
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Melissa Mermin, who is oh so talented, brought us this gorgeous celebration. The couple's destination nuptials brought in friends and family from Wisconson, and as a planner I can't think of a better location to host friends from the mid-west. The Harvest Inn's central location is ideal - there is an overabundance of gourmet eatery's, fun shops, and of course great wine - what a great way for your family to get the best of the Napa Valley in one place.
A joyful ceremony positioned under the flowing sheer fabric of a custom designed huppa looks stunning. The brick courtyard is flanked on one side by the incredible Tudor style country cottages and on the other by acres of vineyards. As the guests enjoy a little light jazz and some cocktails nestled in one of the gardens, the staff will "flip" the ceremony area and just like magic, the perfect reception awaits you. I love the use of cafe lights overhead. This distinctive look provides great lighting and atmosphere all in one.
I Do Venues wants to recognize the talented team of wedding professionals who helped to make this bride's dream a reality: Photographer - Melissa Mermin Love Stories; Designer/Planner - Britta Kramer of Private Palate; Floral - Bella Vita Event Productions; Cake - Sweetie Pies; Catering - Knickerbocker Catering; Linens - La Tavola Linen; Invitations - Weddingpaperdivas; Band/DJ - Garden Strings Quartet (ceremony), All Star Jukebox Band (cocktail hour, reception) .