Harvest Inn in St. Helena was a gorgeous inn for an outdoor wedding. It overlooks White Hall Lane vineyards and there were 4 spots around the property where our wedding was hosted (ceremony, cocktails, reception dinner and then inside for dancing). We and our guests could not have asked for more from Harvest Inn.
We loved our initial wedding coordinator, Kelly, but they let her go 2 weeks before our wedding. They did not do a good job of bridging that gap, and did not communicate well after Kelly was gone. They wanted to change the plans and rates, and were upset by the fact that I wanted to use bio degradable plates and flatware. They said "we are a five star resort, and will not allow something like that!" I was not happy. It was very unfortunate, as this was my husband and my favorite hotel. It is a great place to stay, and beautiful for the reception site, but I would not look there if you are looking to save $ or have good communication with the staff.
A-MAZ-ING! Everything about the Harvest Inn was more perfect than we could have planned. Once you walk through the entrance, it is like you are in another world. If you are looking for something peaceful, quiet and very romantic, the Harvest Inn is the place for you.
The Harvest Inn was a great venue for our ceremony and reception. Ceremony on the terrace, cocktails on the lawn, and then reception dinner back on the terrace, with dancing in the "library". The venue was perfect for our group of 60 (I'm guessing up to 100 or 120 could be done in the same space), and the terrace facing the vineyard and the hills behind was really amazing. We saved almost half the venue cost by having the ceremony on a Sunday afternoon instead of a Saturday (and that also allowed us to plan a great bus wine tour for our guest on Saturday). By booking this venue, you are also required to book the four vineyard rooms immediately adjacent to the terrace in addition to the venue charge.
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