Dancing Into the Night

a Nontraditional Jewish Wedding at Our Northern California Wedding Venue

Anna and Nikita, a couple from San Francisco whose families are originally from the Ukraine and Russia, created an anything-but-traditional Jewish wedding at our Northern California wedding venue. Nikita and the groomsmen dressed for some prewedding photos, exploring the property while the ladies finished dressing.

Groom - Navy Blue Suit - colorful boutonniere - Mountain House Estate ready room

groom- groom in Navy blue suit- groom waiting for bride- Groom at Mountain House Estate

Anna and the ladies spent the morning in the Oasis where Nikita joined her for their first look followed by the Ketubah signing and some light refreshments in the ready room.

bride- bride at Mountain House Estate- bride at Mountain House Estate ready room - oasis ready room

first look - bride and groom having first look- Mountain House Estate - Oasis ready room at Mountain House Estate

bride and groom with Rabbi - Mountain House Estate jewish Wedding - Ketubah signing

The couple and their family made their way to the estate’s front lawn where their birchwood Chuppah was draped in soft fabric and accented with brightly colored flowers.

Mountain House Estate- Mountain House Estate Jewish Wedding Ceremony - Chuppah next to pond

How adorable is their ring bearer walking Anna and Nikita’s dog?

Ring bearer - Ring bearer with security uniform - cute ring bearer - ring bearer walking dog

The outdoor Jewish wedding ceremony included the blessing of the wine, family, and friends reciting the Seven Blessings, and the couple being bound together with a beautifully hand embroidered tallit. The couple chose “I Choose You” by Sarah Bareilles to be played after their first kiss as they exited the reception.

Mountain House Estate - Mountain House Estate Jewish wedding ceremony - bride and groom under chuppah

Mountain House Estate - Mountain House Estate Jewish wedding ceremony - bride and groom under chuppah

Mountain House Estate - Mountain House Estate Jewish wedding ceremony - bride and groom under chuppah

Mountain House Estate - Mountain House Estate Jewish wedding ceremony - bride and groom under chuppah- bride and groom wrapped in tallit

Following the wedding ceremony, guests were invited into the Grand Ballroom for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before making their way onto the patio for dinner.

The patio was set with tables coved with lavender linen, deep purple napkins, and incredible multi-colored floral arrangements in gold containers. These brilliant arrangements in hot pink, purple, bright yellow, light blue, and shades and of red and burgundy were bright and cheery.

Mountain House Estate - Outdoor wedding reception - colorful centerpieces - California Wine Country Jewish wedding

Mountain House Estate - Outdoor wedding reception - colorful centerpieces - California Wine Country Jewish wedding

Mountain House Estate - Outdoor wedding reception - colorful centerpieces - California Wine Country Jewish wedding

Mountain House Estate - Outdoor wedding reception - colorful centerpieces - California Wine Country Jewish wedding

Following the HaMotzi, the traditional breaking of the bread, some very touching toasts and a hora, everyone ate, drank and danced until the wee hours of the morning. Anna and Nakita had extended the reception until 2 am with dancing outside on the patio and inside in the great room.

Hora at Mountain House Estate wedding - Hora - bride and groom lifted in chairs -Mountain House Estate - Outdoor wedding reception- California Wine Country Jewish wedding

Congratulations Anna and Nikita! Mazel Tov!

Wedding Planner: Stacey Goods Farm and Events

Catering / Bar: JClub Catering

Photography: Still Nation Photography

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Say “I Do” at our gorgeous rustic wedding venue in Cloverdale, CA. Among hundreds of Northern California wedding venues and Sonoma County wedding venues, we always promise to be upfront with our inclusions and pricing. You won’t have any hidden fees or unwanted surprises when you work with husband/wife team John and Lane at Mountain House Estate. With multiple ceremony and reception locations (no groomsmen rushing to relocate chairs or any grunt work on YOUR wedding day), our private estate offers you rustic elegance and comfort.

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We are the perfect location for a Sonoma County wedding venue.  People travel from far and wide to have their destination wedding here.  Some are simply looking for a rustic wedding venue where they can have a private wedding in a gated estate.  Others are looking at California wedding venues with the best photo opportunities.  Still, others are looking for California wedding venues or Napa wedding venues without the winery wedding venue price or restrictions.  Speaking of, did you know that Mountain House Estate is also the home of Mountain House Winery?  However, our primary focus is as a California wedding venue.