Tag: retreat

Jan 13

4 Spaces To Hold Your Retreat Getaway

Best Spaces To Hold Your Retreat

When holding a retreat and getaway for a group, the venue space sets the tone for how the event will go. Whether it be for yoga, couples, breathing or what have you, the space will make the retreat that much more memorable.

Dunton Hot Springs

Best Spaces To Hold Your Retreat

Dunton Hot Springs is in beautiful Colorado! This once cute little mining town, has been transformed into a stunning resort that features 12 private cabins, each housing 2-10 people. In addition, each cabin has its own name, decor and personality. If you’re looking for a space to hold your retreat and want one that offers great outdoor adventures (fishing, horseback riding, soaking in hot springs, or even some snow-shoeing in the winter), then Dunton Hot Springs is perfect.

Holman Ranch

Best Spaces To Hold Your Retreat

A space I fell in love with the moment I stepped foot on it was the lovely Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley. This space has the most adorable quarters to stay in with a few different options. Full access is given to the historic and restored Holman Hacienda, which has amazing views, a cozy stone fireplace, and a game room to play darts or shoot pool. If you want a retreat that is focused on quiet, tranquility, and stunning views, Holman is right for you (not too mention the notable food and wine).

The Resort At Paws Up

Paws Up Luxury Homes

The Resort At Paws Up is the retreat glamping mecca. Located on 37,000 acres of beautiful Montana landscape, Paws Up offers private residences and luxury tented suites (glamping). Not only can you go horseback riding and fishing, you can also enjoy a few hours in the spa. If your retreat is designed to be rustic lux, then here is your pick!

Villa Punto De Vista

Villa Punto De Vista Costa Rica wedding 6

This lux 10 bedroom villa is located on the beautiful Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Villa Punto De Vista sits in the lush setting of the forest that is an easy walk to some of the best beaches. It happens to be very close to the town of Miguel Antonio, which has been called one of the best beach and relaxation destinations in the Americas. If your retreat is meant to be spent in the tropics, and you want spa options and beach time hangs, then Costa Rica is the place to be.

Your Turn…

What type of environment are you looking for your retreat/getaway?

About the Author

Annie’s greatest passion is making sure people are seen, known, and loved.  With that being said, it’s no wonder she found herself in the field of Marketing.  With over 14 years of experience, in several different industries and wearing every hat imaginable along her journey, Annie ensures to do her job thoroughly, with purpose, and with positivity.

Jul 16

Featured Estate of the Week: Viansa Estate

Wedding & Event Venues in Sonoma, Ca

Viansa Estate ceremony space

Featuring the best of Sonoma in Northern California, this vineyard estate is a shining star of wedding and event venues. Marked by beautiful Tuscan architecture and hilltop panoramic views, Viansa Estate in Sonoma, California offers plenty of space for large events, but can also provide the most grand backdrops for smaller, intimate events including a gorgeous candlelit wine cellar.

Sonoma, CA Event Venues

Viansa Estate scenery by Marie Rummel photography

Just 40 minutes away from San Francisco, accessed by a beautiful scenic drive, your arrival is marked by the magnificent upkeep and views from the 175 person capacity estate. Its stunning views is the epitome of wine country. Romantic getaways, small private parties and galas are all welcome. Rental includes use of wine cellar, tasting room and tented pavilion amongst other unique venues.

Winery Event Venues

Viansa Estate winery wedding by Milou and Olin

Viansa Estate has a full service event planning team. With history in creating years of events of all scopes, the on-site team can provide the best recommendations based off of your exact preferences for catering, activities and more. An in house catering team can cook up fresh, organic meals with a wide variety of menu options.

Event Venues at a Winery

Viansa Estate tented pavilion

Weddings, events, corporate events or other private events here embody refined celebrations. Classic Californian charm underlies the entirety of your event, making guests never want to leave this special scene.

Winery Wedding Venues in Sonoma, CA

Viansa Estate bride and groom

We love this real wedding featured on Style Me Pretty by Jen Philips Photography for famed sportscaster Matt Vasgersian and bride Kimberly.

Winery Event Locations in Sonoma, CA

Al fresco cocktail hour by Jen Philips Photography

Winery Wedding Locations in Sonoma, CA

Red florals and white wines by Jen Philips Photography

Ready to step into your fairy-tale wedding venue? Find out more on Viansa Estate here.


About the Author

Nancy is Community Manager for Estate Weddings and Events.  When not typing away, she enjoys discovering new wedding trends and attending weddings and events to see all the people and private estates get dressed up! You can follow her on Google+,  Twitter or LinkedIn.

Jan 6

Top 10 Private Estate Wedding Venues

Estate Weddings and Events Ranked Our Top 10 estates for 2011. From Rustic Ranches to Luxurious Mansions, to backyard Garden Weddings, Check it out to see if your estate venue made the list

1. Emma Estate

Located in Rancho Santa Fe area of San Diego, California. Provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate Backyard Garden Wedding or Large Corporate Events.

Emma Estate

2. Chateau De Beverly Hills

If you are looking for a luxury event location or plan to live like the stars and have a Celebrity Wedding, This exclusive Los Angeles Mansion is our number one choice for Luxury Entertainment.

3. Beach Rose Farm

The Beach Rose Farm in Maine is our top choice for Maine wedding Venues and Maine Vacation Rentals with accommodations up to 36 guests makes this ocean view venue the ideal destination.

4. Lower Lake Ranch

With its Colorado Mountain Views, the Lower Lake Ranch is located outside of Denver Colorado is the perfect setting for a Ranch wedding and also offers a Colorado Bed and Breakfast for large group accommodations, retreats and vacation rentals.

5. Abbey Estate

The Abbey Estate in Montecito is our choice for our top Ocean view Venue. Santa Barbara Estate Weddings feature an elegant setting and also offers Luxury Accommodations as a Santa Barbara Vacation Rental.

Santa Barbara, California

6. Sebastopol Sanctuary

This unique Sonoma Estate, located in the Sonoma Wine Country, is our top choice for Eco Friendly Weddings and Green Events. The estate is LED Certified, has a certified Organic Garden and Vineyard, private lake, and much more. If you are looking for a Sonoma Wedding Venue or a Green event venue, Sebastopol Sanctuary is the place for you.

7. Le Bac Estate

This South Africa Wedding Venue, located in Western Cape, South Africa, is our choice for the perfect destination wedding location or luxury vacation rental in South Africa.

8. Castle Ladyhawke

This Scottish inspired Castle, located outside of Asheville, North Carolina, is our top choice for a unique venue. Set on over 60 acres of private land and offer overnight accommodations for the perfect North Carolina Vacation Rental.

9. Gridley Ranch

Gridley Ranch, located in Ojai, California, is the ideal setting for Rustic Weddings or Ranch Style Weddings. This intimate estate is perfect for small intimate Ojai Wedding receptions and also is a place for a luxury vacation rentals.

10. Infinity Bali Villa

Island Weddings are truly unique and intimate. This Bali Villa, located on the Island of Bali, Indonesia, can accommodate 25 guests for a holiday rental and is the perfect destination for a destination wedding.

About the Author

Jamie is the Co-Founder and President of Estate Weddings and Events. Jamie and EWE have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Union Tribune,  The Baltimore Sun, Rue MagazineGrace OrmondeStyle Me PrettyWE TV, Bravo,  Premier Homes, and many other publications. When Jamie is not exploring and seeking out unique venues, you can find her traveling the world. Her favorite destinations visited are Croatia, Laos and the Maldives.You can follow her on Google+ here.

Nov 15

Featured Estate of the Week: Bali Villa Retreat in Indonesia

For a great destination wedding or vacation, consider taking the trip to the Villa Infinity in Bali, Indonesia.  This calming tropical oasis can host up to 26 guests overnight or hold up to 300 guests for an event. Enjoy your stay by soaking in the outdoor bathtub or dining in the outdoor dining room surrounded by your own private paradise.

About the Author

Claire is the Director of Client Relations for Estate Weddings and Events and will often be the first person to greet you and answer any questions you may have about planning your estate event. In her free time, she loves to make succulent arrangements, homebrew craft beers and put her love of crafts to work! You can follow her here Linkedin or Google+.

Sep 30

Vacation-Staycation Estate Rentals

For all of those who may be unaware, San Francisco and the surrounding lands have been gifted the final burst of a late September heat wave, a supernova of summer blasting into the fall, if you will. Pasty arms and squinty eyes can be seen soaking up every last ray of sunshine from the shores of Bolinas to the glittering skyscrapers of downtown.

It got me thinking about the briefness of summer. Sure, three months of lemonade, freshly cut grass, beach-side picnics, air conditioning, lazying about the backyard and whistling to 70s pop might sound eternal, these days really do fly by. What better way to cherish these last weeks of BBQs and brewskis than a grand finale weekend getaway?

Estate Weddings and Events lives for events, but we also know the value of a Saturday well spent. Rather than one evening of star gazing or a pleasant afternoon of tea and crumpets, rent one of our estates for a weekend of Get-That-Coat-Out-Of-My-Sight relaxation. Before those warm nights flutter past us take a weekend in one of our California properties to unwind.

Hail from the South? Check out the Gridley Ranch in Ojai. Wander around this chic New Mexican style estate marveling at the bold fixtures scattered about. Rather than spending the afternoon catching a game of tennis on the television, try a game of croquet in the surrounding hills or relax on the porch overlooking Santa Barbara. And while you’re there, ensure you grab a handful or two of freshly picked nectarines. What screams fun in the summer sun  more than freshly peeled fruit?

The heat too much for you up here in the Bay? Take a day trip to the Hidden Palms in Temecula. Sure, Napa’s not too far but take a peak at the beautiful valleys in another neck of the woods. Try a dip in the pool and grab a drink at the water bar (seriously, who would pass this up?) Grab the video camera and make some home movies for a chance to capture the smile a hot start to fall tends to bring.

Want some weekend getaway ideas? We’d be happy to point you in the direction of city attractions, amazing dining experiences and the perfect place to sit and stare out at the ocean. Adventure seekers by nature, the women of Estate Weddings and Events have more than a few secrets no Lonely Planet would dare provide!

Staycation Vacation Estate Rental

About the Author

Jamie is the Co-Founder and President of Estate Weddings and Events. Jamie and EWE have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Union Tribune,  The Baltimore Sun, Rue MagazineGrace OrmondeStyle Me PrettyWE TV, Bravo,  Premier Homes, and many other publications. When Jamie is not exploring and seeking out unique venues, you can find her traveling the world. Her favorite destinations visited are Croatia, Laos and the Maldives.You can follow her on Google+ here.

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