Today I’m launching my latest endeavor here on the blog, and I couldn’t be more excited! For the rest of the year and into 2018 I will be focusing on uplifting and highlighting the amazing western slope wedding venues we have right here at home. I’m constantly seeing talk in the community with couples who are not sure about all their venue options out here and I hope to bridge the gap and bring a spotlight to the area!
Wine Country Inn
Today I’ll be highlighting one of the quintessential wedding venues in Palisade: the Wine Country Inn! Located right off of exit 42 on Interstate 70 in the heart of Western Colorado’s Premier Wine Country, this venue is surrounded by the beauty of the bookcliffs and vineyards all around, creating a Tuscan destination wedding feel right in your own backyard!
The Wine Country Inn truly is a one stop shop for your wedding celebration. Beginning at $5,000 for weddings, couples receive an Event Planner to walk them through every step of the way, a room at their beautiful Inn, set up and breakdown taken care of and complimentary Hors D’Oeuvres with social hour! Talk about VALUE. Rooms at the inn can booked for your guests on a room-by-room basis or by floor blocks as well, making lodging super convenient for your whole guest list. Being within walking distance of several wineries and just blocks away from downtown Palisade, there is plenty to entertain your guests for the whole weekend!
Catering at the Wine Country Inn is all taken care of in-house, with the exception of allowing your wedding cake/desserts to be brought in from a licensed and insured purveyor. Similarly the Inn provides a list of preferred vendors, but couples are allowed and encouraged to book any vendors the couple is comfortable with. With different options for locations of your ceremony, and a big ballroom that can hold your reception, this venue holds up to 150 guests! Plus with options like that, you really have the chance to customize your celebration to your desires.
And that’s not all! When I met with Victoria, the Event Planner for Wine Country Inn, she told me about their winter renovations! Over the winter they’ll be making some big changes, expanding the restaurant and ballroom for one. They hope these changes will allow them to host up to 200 guests for weddings in the future! That would make them one of the larger venues in town.
Photography-wise, this venue is a gem. Every inch of the grounds has such beautiful potential for photos and it really does feel like you’re in Napa Valley! Great natural light, abundance of beautiful backdrops, and more make this a highly sought-after western slope wedding venue for sure.
Quick Facts about Wine Country Inn:
Location: 777 Grand River Drive, Palisade Colorado
Capacity: Ballroom capacity is 120 guests. Outdoor courtyard area capacity is 150 guests.
Starting Price: Base price for a wedding at Wine Country Inn starts at $5,000.00
Is In-House Catering Offered: Yes; there are several different menu options and they are happy to work with couples on a customized menu as requested.
Is In-House Catering Required: At this time they do not allow outside catering on property with the exception of a wedding cake/cupcakes/dessert bar/candy buffet from a licensed and insured purveyor
Can Brides Choose Own Vendors: Absolutely! “We provide a list of preferred vendors when you book with us, but couples are under no obligation to book those specific vendors. The vendors we include on our list are people we have worked with in the past who we feel are professional and provide quality service. Couples are encouraged to book the vendors they are comfortable with!”
Alcohol Policies: The Wine Country Inn has an in house liquor license that requires couples to purchase their alcohol through them. “We have a full service bar and keep a full list of beer, wine, and spirits on hand for any occasion, special requests can be purchased through us at an additional charge.”
Is there Lodging on Site: The Wine Country Inn is a full service Boutique Wine Themed hotel with 80 rooms. They even offer complimentary glass of house wine in the evening for all hotel guests of age, as well as a complimentary full hot buffet style breakfast every morning!
Ceremony & Reception Space or Reception Space Only: They provide both a ceremony site and reception space with several different options for both!