Area inn gets national praise for wedding site

Atlanta-based this week ranked Palisade’s Wine Country Inn in the Top 5 Vineyard Wedding Locations in the United States.

After having just two weddings since its late-summer opening, the inn joins the company of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, California’s Napa and Sonoma regions, Newport, R.I., and the Catskill Mountains region of New York in the listing.

“We’re tickled to death about that,” said Jean Tally, co-owner of Wine Country Inn. “It will help us with the destination-type weddings. People from out of town might not want to go to California or to Martha’s Vineyard.”

Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, is described on the site as having a “dreamy outdoor wedding venue” with a range of outdoor activities for wedding parties, including horseback riding, fishing and hiking. The site describes the facility as “the perfect place for a ‘Cinderella’ wedding.”

The inn boasts a large, outdoor gazebo with a paved path for an aisle. It has a salon inside and can do the catering on-site.

“We also have what we call an elopement package,” Tally said. “Sometimes brides, if it’s a second wedding and they don’t want a large group, will do a formal wedding with a smaller number of people. The budgeting really depends on what they want.”

Other popular wedding sites in Mesa County include Two Rivers Winery and Gateway Canyons.


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