Vine Hill House Packages Make Sonoma County Wedding Easy as ABC
There’s good reason that most Wine Country weddings require the work of a professional wedding planner. With so many details to be handled, in fact, some venues actually insist that a planner be in charge, before they accept a reservation.
Many venues include planning services in their rental fees. But even easier are packages, which take the guesswork out of not only coordination, but price. Properties like Vine Hill House in Sebastopol offer complete wedding packages covering ceremony to reception, for one all-inclusive price.
Besides being easier for everyone involved, packages tend to deliver excellent value. A Monday through Thursday Celebration Package for up to 30 people, for example, runs $8,875*, including all the amenities. That brings a four hour event time plus two hours preparation, full catering with O'Connell Vineyards Estate Grown Pinot Noir, the officiant, a photographer and digital photo album, and floral arrangements for bride, groom, maid of honor, best man, and dinner tables.
For even better value, up to 45 additional guests may be added at $130* per person.
One of the keys to selecting a wedding package is checking on the ability to customize. Every couple has their dream, and no two weddings should be alike.
A professional venue like Vine Hill House will work with couples, to offer additional time for entertainment, additional design elements, different menu choices and serving styles, and additional beverage selections.
Of course, price and convenience don’t make the perfect wedding. Vine Hill House is a popular wedding venue mostly because of its beauty. Located on the O’Connell Vineyards and Winery Estate in the Russian River Valley, it sits amid Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, and heirloom organic apple orchards dating back to the 1930's.
The preferred site for ceremonies is the estate garden, of lawns and flower gardens framed with Douglas firs, redwoods, and oaks. And all weddings include exclusive use of the Vine Hill House luxury cottage guesthouse for bridal party preparations.
The Sebastopol location offers convenient options for lodging, as well, for the bridal couple as well as guests. Sebastopol Inn (6751 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol) sits right across from the new Barlow shopping and dining center, as a quiet retreat in the heart of town with balcony and private patio rooms decorated in country-chic anchored by kitchenettes and pot-bellied stoves.
Fairfield Inn and Suites Sebastopol (1101 Gravenstein Highway South, Sebastopol) is a friendly spot, too, featuring hot entree breakfast included, and an outdoor swimming pool heated year-round.
Details: Vine Hill House, 3601 Vine Hill Rd., Sebastopol.
*As of summer 2014, prices are subject to change; package costs are higher for Friday to Sunday dates.
Need help planning your wine country wedding? Get complimentary assistance from Sonoma County Tourism.