Sept. 13, 2009
-- A winery wedding – unique, romantic, unforgettable. Winery weddings are hot, with more and more brides-to-be dreaming of lush vineyards and picturesque wineries as the perfect setting for a perfect day.
But which winery, where? Winery Wedding Guide, www.wineryweddingguide.com has done the searching for them. Organized by state and region, the guide is a definitive listing of those wineries among the nation’s some 6,000 with the permits and facilities to provide a winery-wedding celebration. The listing is able to be all-inclusive because no winery pays to be listed.
To date, the Guide lists winery wedding venues in 12 wine-producing states: California, illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
Some offer complete soup-to-nuts packages, able to arrange everything from an elegant suite for changing into wedding finery to an off-to-your-
honeymoon departure through the vineyards in a horse-drawn carriage. Others provide nothing more than the setting. Needless to say, glorious scenery is a given.
Winery Wedding Guide, www.wineryweddingguide.com, is conceived by Yvonne Horn, an award-winning travel journalist who also writes about wine and wineries.
She is a member of the Society of America Travel Writers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Travel Journalists Guild. See www.yvonnehorn.com for more information. She may be contacted at wineryweddings@