Submitted by Westport Winery
Westport Winery has expanded its offerings to include a destination wedding venue. There are several new components to the winery property that will allow those seeking a beautiful location to marry in casual coastal comfort.
A lovely white gazebo covered with wisteria provides one of two locations for a wedding ceremony. This location features a large lush lawn for guest seating next to the winery’s popular lavender labyrinth. A second gazebo with a large adjacent patio near the winery’s solar array offers the second option for couples to select for their special day.
“We have had a few couples come here for their photographs in the past. As our gardens have matured it simply made sense to make the property available for the complete ceremony and reception,” winery co-owner Blain Roberts explained.
The destination can accommodate parties from 10 to 150 guests. Naturally, the winery is the exclusive provider of beer, wine and spirits for their venue. They welcome parties to use caterers or potluck for their outdoor receptions
As part of creating a traditional, romantic setting, winery co-owner Kim Roberts, has designed the new Something Blue Garden. “I originally wanted to create a garden with a recycled theme, but as the wedding venue developed I thought of the famous poem and decided to incorporate the components together.”
With the phrase “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…” as her inspiration she said, “As much as possible I used plants with blue blooms or blue in the name. My favorites are four Tolleson’s Blue Weeping Juniper that stand as sentinels around the circular lawn.” The winery’s famous blue bottles are natural accents in the project. Roberts also designed two portable changing rooms from recycled pallets for bridal party changing areas.
Those interested in more information on the winery’s wedding venue are encouraged to contact the winery’s event coordinator Dawn Jones. All the information regarding the options available are also on the winery’s website.
Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with the unique outdoor sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor Scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. For numerous years Westport Winery was named Best Northwest Wine Destination.
Westport’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com.