Featured Wedding Venue: Wine & Roses Country Estate in Auburn

Since I have worked at so many wedding venues here in Washington State, I know almost all of the best ones in the area. One of my favorites is Wine & Roses Country Estate wedding venue in Auburn.

Like many wedding venues throughout WA, this wedding venue has a rustic quality that’s unforgettable. They offer a 100-year-old, on-site barn where you can hold your wedding ceremony, surrounded by beautiful outdoor gardens.

Being immersed in nature is what makes venues like this special. The gorgeous gardens, old trees with lush greenery, and a versatile lawn enhance the charm of Wine & Roses Country Estate. These features only add to the photos I’ll provide for you and your spouse.

The Historical Barn

The barn on this estate is the true gem on the grounds. As a historical and refurbished barn, you can get the feel of a rustic country atmosphere with some modern features thrown in.

Wine & Roses Country Estate is conveniently located between Seattle and Tacoma. Plus, it’s only five minutes away from freeway access, making it perfect for guests coming in from other cities or states. If you have guests traveling for your wedding, this venue is easy to find and accessible.

They give free tours here, so it is a good idea to look over the barn and grounds to see whether the surroundings suit you. I always recommend touring a venue before booking it, as it can give you an idea of the flow of the space and help you envision your wedding day.

I have taken many Wine & Roses Country Estate wedding photos in the barn. Let me say it’s a perfect spot to capture magical memories. One great thing about the barn is it’s easy to customize. It can either be the site of your wedding ceremony or where you hold your wedding reception.

Since rain is common here in the Pacific Northwest, you’ll also want to consider the barn as a backup plan in case the weather interrupts your plans to have your ceremony outdoors.

The barn can suit weddings both big and small. You can hold between 50-200 guests here.

Holding Your Ceremony in the Garden

The estate has a lawn and garden area, perfect for holding your ceremony on a summer’s day. White garden chairs are provided by the owners to seat your guests. This area is wide enough to hold a couple hundred people while giving them plenty of breathing space.

This is the gorgeous area where I capture casual and candid moments with you and your attendees. I consistently go for shots of people at weddings when they’re at their most relaxed rather than posed. This gives you a chance to relive those moments and remember your day exactly how it happened.

Hosting your guests outdoors provides gorgeous natural light, though the barn has a great setup with superior lighting conditions. Thanks to twinkling string lights and stunning chandeliers permanently installed in the barn, you have a wonderful atmosphere ready to go.

Pricing and Scheduling

Wine & Roses Country Estate hosts weddings between May and October. The venue prices your wedding based on the particular day of the week you choose. They offer a three-day window for wedding & reception packages. Your wedding can take place on either a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Saturday is typically the most popular wedding date, though it is more expensive.

Each day offers the same amenities, including the use of the entire venue and basic set-up. If you want your wedding day to last a little bit longer, the last dance and venue exit take place one hour later on Fridays and Saturdays.

Catering and Coordination

The staff here lets you choose any licensed caterer of your choice. To ensure the best possible food and service for your special day, they have a thorough list of vendors they work with regularly and highly recommend.

A nice touch here is the venue provides a free wedding planner to help you get things coordinated. The coordinator also helps you rehearse your wedding a few days ahead of the ceremony so everything can occur without major mistakes.

I can certainly work on this schedule and attend your rehearsal if need be. Attending your rehearsal can help me set up specific photographic situations you want to capture on the big day. We can also discuss what you have envisioned and where you want your family portraits taken.

Inspiration Gallery

I highly recommend seeing Wine & Roses Country Estate in person to get a feel for the grounds. For a sneak peek of the barn and gardens, scroll through this gallery. I have included photos of a few of my favorite spots throughout the estate.

Let’s Connect

Visit my website to learn more about my approach to photographing weddings. If you want to chat more, you can reach me by email at amanda@amandahowse.com or by phone at 530-412-0730.

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