The Wedding Planning Begins!

Last week, my mom, SL and I visited our first potential wedding venue! Willowdale Estate holds tented weddings in the spring, summer and early fall and weddings in their mansion in the winter. SL and I are looking at spring or fall 2015 at found Willowdale to be absolutely beautiful.

willowdale estate

(Photo Source: SMP Picture Gallery)

The venue offers both ceremony and reception areas as well as a separate area for cocktail hour. SL and I are looking for all-inclusive type spaced like this because neither of us are sold on getting married in a church.

On our tour we met with the Sales Manager and she gave us a whole bag of goodies before we even got started! Free swag…LOVE IT! Each part of the tour was stunning. The mansion was built in the early 1900s by Bradley Palmer who drew his inspiration from the Mansions and Castles of Aberdeen in Scotland. I think I am a little bit Scottish and SL’s name is Scott so there is definitely a connection there.

inside mansion

(Photo: Bharat Parmar Photography on Willowdale’s website)

The outdoor ceremony area and tented reception area were beautiful as well. This is definitely a contender! Before we left, the Sales Manager gave us a list of open dates they had for the months were are interested in and there plenty on both Friday and Saturday nights!

As we were leaving we saw a deer checking us out! I hope he/she approved of us and makes an appearance at our wedding if we choose this venue.


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