Destination I Do
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dreamy and Intimate Destination Wedding Venues

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Lauren Rubino
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Photos Courtesy of Churchill Manor, Brewster by the Sea, The Inn Above Onion Creek, and The Fairbanks House

If you’re a destination bride to be, you know that planning a wedding is no simple task. One of the first things you need to decide is the venue. Where do you want to tie the knot and what kind of tone do you want to set for the big day? Maybe you are a bride who wants to have a huge celebration at a resort, a traditional ceremony at a church or maybe something quainter and more intimate at a manor.

If a quaint and intimate wedding sounds appealing to you, we have got some ideal options thanks to Bed and Breakfast locations are more than just a little house and some yummy breakfast in the morning, so don’t let that fool you.

The options provided range from classic or rustic, to nautical and chic. If you and your fiancé are looking to elope, there is something for you too. Any of the locations would be a perfect venue for your dream wedding and help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Classic: Churchill Manor Bed & Breakfast – Napa, CA.

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The Simply Elegant Package: If you’re looking for classic elegance and timeless beauty, look no further than the Churchill Manor. On your special day, you’ll receive exclusive use of the mansion. An intimate ceremony can be held in a variety of locations on the grounds including the intimate rotunda of the veranda overlooking the gardens or within one of the mansion’s ornate parlors. The cake cutting and a champagne toast will follow the ceremony.

Package Includes:
-Two-night stay for bride and groom
-Exclusive use of your ceremony location -- within the grand parlors, on the rotunda of the sweeping verandas, or amid the gardens of Churchill Manor's lush estate grounds
-Wedding bouquet and boutonnière
-Wedding cake, including cutting and service
-Champagne toast with Napa Valley bubbly
-Wedding Coordination
-Use of grand piano or house sound system

A number of add-ons, including photography, spa treatments and winery tours are available.

By The Sea: Brewster By The Sea Inn & Spa – Brewster, MA.

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Sweetheart Package:
This package offers you that intimate, personalized wedding ceremony set with a perfect ocean backdrop. Here’s a list of what is included in their package:
· For the bride - A manicure and pedicure the day before the ceremony; hair and makeup service will be supplied on the wedding day.
· The bridal bouquet and groom boutonniere
· An interfaith minister will
· A photography package which includes photos of your stay, ceremony and romantic pictures on the beach afterward
· A toast with champagne or sparkling water paired with chocolate covered strawberries
· A celebration dinner at a romantic Italian restaurant (if you decide to have a reception with guests after the ceremony you can use the dinner during another night of your stay)
· Long stem roses, and rose petals in your suite
· A gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea.
· A 60 minute couples massage
· Up to ten guests can be added at an extra cost.

Rustic: The Inn Above Onion Creek – Kyle, TX.

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Renting The Whole Inn For Wedding Special:
If you’re looking for the perfect rustic retreat to tie the knot you can rent the entire inn so the our perfect 88 acres will be all yours. You can find the perfect place to say “I do,” with a backdrop of the majestic Texas Hill Country. For two weekend nights you can celebrate in style and enjoy your own secluded wedding weekend at the inn. A home-style country breakfast is served to guests every morning. Your can create the perfect menu with the inn’s chef and pick out a one-of-a-kind buffet style or multi-course meal. The reception will be held outside with breathtaking views that will be the beautiful end to your special day.

Elope: The Fairbanks House – Amelia Island, FL.

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Elopement Package:
Sometimes you want to keep it to yourself. If you’re looking to make the commitment to each other in a quiet, romantic setting with just the two of you the Fairbanks House offers everything you need for a secluded elopement. You’ll be escorted away on a carriage to a secret location where you’ll exchange your vows with an officiant to seal the deal. The innkeeper will be there to document the wondrous occasion before and during the service with a camera provided by you. Enjoy a dinner for two at the Beech Street Grill, but don’t worry about ordering dessert. When you return to your room you’ll be treated with a small elegant wedding cake along with champagne, chocolate strawberries and a relaxing night in the privacy of your own room or cottage.

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