The beauty of creation is the backdrop for every smile during your wedding weekend at Chota Falls Estate. One way to introduce you to our indoor and outdoor venues is to take you through a wedding weekend. Sit back as we paint a picture of how your wedding weekend may unfold — keeping in mind we are flexible and creative, ready to curate a completely custom wedding, whether your nuptials are set for spring, summer, winter or fall.
Many brides choose Thursday as a pre-arrival day, often with their parents, to become familiar with the estate and to place welcome baskets in the guest rooms of the wedding party. Chota Falls offers five buildings featuring a wide array of accommodations, so your guests can stay right here on the estate.
Relaxed and well-rested, you’re prepared to greet the bridal party on Friday. You and your bridesmaids gather for a delicious bridal luncheon in our Villa Campania, followed by soothing spa treatments at our partner property, Waterfall Club, just 15 minutes away. Groomsmen are off playing a round of golf at Waterfall Club’s 18-hole course.
Later, everyone gathers for the wedding rehearsal and dinner, followed by games, s’mores and fellowship around our expansive Bonfire area.
Awakening with joyful anticipation, you’ll join your bridesmaids for hair, makeup, and laughter in our beautiful, spacious Bridal Dressing Room. The guys can opt to ride Sea-Doos on nearby Lake Burton, or go hiking on any of our scenic nature trails. If children are part of your wedding, the popular Goats on the Roof attraction, allows them to feed goats, pan for gold and enjoy an ice cream treat. Many brides choose Saturday afternoon to take their wedding photographs.
Saturday Late Afternoon/Evening
It’s time for the big event! Perhaps you’ll stand face-to-face with your betrothed while our dramatic 100-foot Waterfall cascades behind you. Or maybe our quaint yet elegant Vineyard Chapel set in rolling vineyards is calling to you. You might like to say you were married in the Upper Falls Treehouse, a whimsical option to be sure, or the covered Creekside Gazebo.
Whichever breathtaking venue you choose, all hearts will be with you and your groom as you exchange your sacred vows. Once the words “man and wife” are spoken, the festivities begin at Villa Campania, our most popular reception venue, where you’ll dine and dance beneath soaring ceilings and wrought-iron chandeliers of the Ballroom, stepping out to the two Tented Patios for a breath of fresh air and moonlit conversation. As the evening winds down, mingle around the Bonfire under the bright mountain stars.