Hike to Your Heart's Content

A Coastal, All-Inclusive Wedding Spot


September 27, 2016
Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Dave Matthews

Every couple has a different vision for their dream destination wedding. For some, it’s an intimate affair with their toes in the sand, while others might fantasize about a large event in an urban, downtown space. Another group of couples looking to wed away will be on the hunt for wide-open spaces and a vast piece of land to call their own – even if only for a few days. It’s the latter group for which The Inn at Newport Ranch would be the ideal fit. The Inn opened in September 2015 and was designed to be a rural playground for large groups, gatherings and weddings.

Set on a 2,000-acre coastal cattle ranch 20 miles north of Mendocino, California, the luxury lodge and inn were inspired by the days when vacationing in a remote resort was a privilege reserved only for the elite. Surrounded by only your loved ones and Mother Nature, it would be hard to find a more breathtaking and private spot to exchange vows. The Inn at Newport Ranch offers all the traditional ranch offerings and activites: cuisine cooked from locally sourced ingredients, comfortable accommodations, extensive hiking trails and horseback riding.

Much like the Inn itself, the interiors are inspired by the natural beauty of their location with recycled redwood trunks that soar to cathedral ceilings, a 20-foot walk-in fireplace and stunning coastal views from nearly every room. With such in intimate, isolated venue, The Inn at Newport Ranch really is at your disposal for your destination wedding. You get complete control of your event for up to 60 people and can create your own bridal package to suit your exact specifications. The Inn’s on-site wedding planner is on hand to help realize your destination wedding vision. You have a private ranch with a mile-and-a-half of coastline at your disposal.

The Inn at Newport Ranch offers an all-inclusive wedding package that starts at $20,000 and includes:

–       On-site accommodations for two nights for up to 30 people

–       Food and beverage for 30 guests

–       Night before cocktails and appetizers at the scenic Council Bluffs, followed by s’mores at the fire pit

–       A wedding morning horseback ride with mimosas on the beach for you and your family

–       A wedding day ATV ride to the bluffs with a private reflection stop for bride and dad

–       A private ceremony on the bluffs at gorgeous Celebration Point

This is just one example of what The Inn at Newport Ranch has to offer. With the entire Ranch at your beck-and-call, you can work with the Inn and their wedding planner to customize a package that’s right for you. For more information about The Inn at Newport Ranch or to look into booking your dream destination wedding, visit theinnatnewportranch.com.

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