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A few months ago we blogged about a tour of Napa Valley that we went on hosted by La Tavola Fine Linen.  On our tour we visited several beautiful venues, one of which was Shady Oaks Ranch and Vineyards.  We loved Shady Oaks and took lots of pictures to share with you, but because our visit took place during the winter our pictures didn’t really do the site justice.  So today we’re revisiting that old blog post, this time with updated pictures that reflects the appearance of the site during the summer.  So much better!  Thank you Lu Ann for the great pics!

A Tour of Napa Valley – Shady Oaks

We all know that Napa Valley is a hot spot for weddings, but with so many different vineyards, inns, and ranches to choose from, it can be hard to narrow things down and find a venue that is perfect for you.  The girls here at Arcularius Events want to help all you venue-hunting brides out there by saving you the legwork and sharing some of the most interesting venues we’ve seen.  Over the next few posts, we’re going to show you the unique, beautiful, and somewhat lesser-known places that we got to visit on a fantastic Napa Valley site tour hosted by La Tavola Fine Linen.

The morning of our tour started at La Tavola’s gorgeous Napa showroom, where we were picked up by Pure Luxury Wine Tours, a Napa-based green transportation agency.  Pure luxury drove us in an uber-comfortable shuttle bus to our first site, Shady Oaks Ranch and Vineyards.

Shady Oaks Ranch Meadowbrook main house

Shady Oaks is a lovely  site in the heart of Napa Valley with expansive green lawns and lush gardens.  The main estate home sleeps 16 and is accompanied by 3 more cozy cabins that come with rental of the site.  The 12.5 acre grounds are home to a reflecting pond and gazebo, several intimate gardens, and 400 year old Oak trees (the oldest in the valley). Shady Oaks is secluded and romantic and, with little lights scattered among the gardens and a string quartet playing, would make the perfect setting for a fanciful, elegant, Secret Garden-type wedding.

Pool at Shady Oaks Ranch Meadowbrook

Gardens at Shady Oaks Ranch Meadowbrook

More gardens at Shady Oaks Ranch Meadowbrook

For more information on this site, contact Wayne at wayne@gwines.net.  Next time, we’ll leave the fairy tale charm of Shady Oaks for a site that can only be described as “California Country Chic”…
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