Romantic, Rustic and Relaxed

These high school sweethearts married on their 15th anniversary at our Northern California wedding venue in a rustic and relaxed style.

Melissa and David’s wedding was everything they wanted it to be; romantic, rustic, and relaxed. And even reinvigorating.

Before the Wedding

The couple is from Santa Rosa, California and they met during Melissa’s freshman year of high school.  They celebrated 15 years together the week of the wedding.

The Day of the Wedding

The weather for their intimate wine country wedding weekend was crisp with a light breeze and the Sonoma County wedding venue looked beautiful.

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Getting Ready

Melissa spent the morning in The Oasis with her wedding party, relaxing and preparing for her wedding day.

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Across the property, family and friends gathered at the Oak Tree Terrace where David waited patiently for the arrival of his bride-to-be.

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A Rustic Wedding Ceremony at the Oak Tree Terrace

The couple exchanged their wedding vows under a giant oak tree, flanked by two rustic wine barrels topped with pink and white floral arrangements.

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The Outdoor Wedding Reception

The estate’s patio was set with round tables and crisp white linens and pink napkins brought in the color story of the pink and white floral centerpieces. Our large garden umbrellas shaded guests and added a romantic feel to the reception.

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The couple’s sweetheart table was set under the trellis covered bandstand, raised slightly above their wedding guests, overlooking the dancefloor.

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After their first dance, Melissa and David’s wedding guests were treated to a rustic and relaxed buffet dinner reception as the sun began to set.

The reception included: Tri-Tip Steaks, Grilled Chicken, Mac N Cheese, Porky Beans, Green Salad, and Corn Bread.

The couple brought in fun elements for their family and friends by including a custom-designed corn hole set for outside on the patio. Inside guests enjoyed a photo booth with a lot of unique props.

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The Mountain House Estate market lights created the ambiance for an evening of dancing under the stars. They wrapped up the evening with Melissa and David cutting their two-tiered strawberry champagne wedding cake with fresh strawberries.

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Congratulations Melissa and David, we hope you had the wedding of your dreams!

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Northern California Wedding Venues

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.

Sonoma County Wedding Venue

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.