Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Rustic and Sophisticated Venue in Carmel Valley


There are few places here on the Monterey peninsula that rival the serene beauty of Pebble Beach, and the charm of Carmel by the Sea, but thirty minutes into the rustic foothills of Carmel Valley lies a gorgeous estate and vineyard turned "venue" that is one of the most beautiful backdrops for an outdoor wedding.

This is Holman Ranch and Vineyards
Scott Campbell Photography

Yes, a wedding has been added to our busy to do list!  One of our twin daughters will be married in the summer of 2015 and this beautiful venue has been chosen to gather and celebrate with family and friends.

In a word, this place is "special".  Have a look.  I took the following photos while viewing the property recently:




The spanish  hacienda was constructed of carmel stone and is nestled amongst beautiful  gardens and mature oaks.



Originally built in 1928 the estate even served as an exclusive retreat for many Hollywood celebrities.




Its hard to imagine this estate could look more beautiful than this, but I've seen the photos of the gardens in spring and summer and it is absolutely stunning.






The large lawn area is a perfect place for a wedding ceremony

The terrace would be lovely for serving cocktails after a ceremony



Tom taking it all in-



This courtyard is beyond words.  A perfect spot for taking photos of a beautiful bride.







This rose garden courtyard is for seating a large group of guests for dinner



The interior of the estate remains true to it's hacienda style incorporating a perfect blend of rustic wood, iron fixtures and plenty of leather furniture.


The pool sits just below the ceremony lawn and even includes a small gym inside the cabana.

While the vines at this time in winter are dormant, they are lush and green by springtime.


For more information, history and photos, I've provided a link to Holman Ranch here. 

Wish me luck in the wedding planning as 2014 is shaping up to be a very busy year for me!!
Take Care,

4 comments:

  1. So, so beautiful!! I love the warmth, charm, history, and lack of pretense. Many of the wedding venues I've attended are really stiff. This is pure bliss, Sarah. BTW, do you have any trips planned? We leave for Europe soon - yay!! xoxo

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  2. Congratulations to you & Tom! The venue is breathtaking

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  3. Contrats this is à most beautiful venue place of grace and beauty, a perfect wedding day event with lasting memories.
    I love that Bay Area, Monterey, and the Carmel area is breathtaking. Living in the area in the late 80's leaves me longing to move back.
    Thank you for this beautiful share, your daughter will be a beautiful bride in this setting.

    Xx
    Bisous

    Doré

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  4. This venue looks awesome and provides great surrounding. It can make a wedding special in many ways. This is the venue were we can get each and every facility at one point. I have visited many wedding venues in UK but i was really impressed by some of them. Some of the wedding venues in liverpool are also awesome and they can make a wedding awesome and full of romance. This rose garden is good to share views with each other.

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