You may remember seeing the amazing wedding photography from the ladies of Frame 36 Photography on this blog before, but it was certainly nothing like this. Recently Erin and Laura of Frame 36 shared with me the growing trend they have seen in boudoir photography as a grooms gift. While it is a great idea for a grooms gift, let’s be honest, it’s sort of a present for yourself too. Won’t it be nice to look back on those photos when you’re old and gray, and remember how young and gorgeous you once where? With Valentine’s Day around the corner you may want to consider breaking out that La Perla for something other than a just another romantic evening . . .
Set against the backdrop of the historic Crossroads House, the Crossroads Estate in Santa Ynez features an elegantly large rustic pole barn to accommodate a variety of events and entertainments. The adjacent meadow unfolds as a beautiful oak-studded expanse of manicured green grass for additional event accommodations and options.
The Pole Barn features a raised stage, overhead lighting, a built-in oak bar and dance area. It can easily accommodate a party of 125 to 350 seated guests. Wrought iron chandeliers add to the atmosphere of rustic elegance. The raised stage is lit and can accommodate a sizeable band or ceremony. A built-in sound system allows for public address, live or recorded music. Newly built walls along the north and west sides of the pole barn will allow for a more comfortable outdoor event without obstructing the view. The south wall remains open during the summer months, however clear plastic sidewalls are available during the colder season. The Meadow may be tented for larger events.
The Two Oaks provide a perfect canopy during summer months for a ceremony. The majestic hundred-year-old oak tree makes an impressive alter.
The Rose Garden Lawn is another wonderful choice for a ceremony, especially in the later fall days when your guests will enjoy taking full advantage of the warm autumn sun.
The Three Oaks provide canopy for the cocktail hour while your guests enjoy a glass of wine or ale and the bride and groom pose for photographs.
The Crossroads House is a historic 5,000 sq.ft. residence has four gorgeous bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths. The interior is a connoisseur’s dream, highlighted by plush Queen Anne embellishments, intricate woodwork and luxurious appointments. The house offers all of the modern amenities including Internet service. The 3,000 sq.ft. porch encircling the house provides dramatic views of the San Rafael Mountains and serves as the ideal setting for outdoor dining.
This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue with overnight accommodations available for additional rental.
For more information on pricing and availability contact:
NAME: Rachel Korrey
PHONE: 805-688-3940 x5113
Site fee: Site fees start at $25,000 for the venue based on day-of event and availability. Additional days may be secured at the rate of $1,500 per day for the venue.
Areas: Pole Barn, Meadow, Private Estate (for up to 8 guests)
Restrooms: On site
Certified Event Planner
Valet: Not required or needed
Shuttles: Suggested if distilled spirits are being served to guests.
Bridal Dressing Room: In house
Time Allotments: 10 AM- 10PM
Catering: Approved vendors only
Music: Time constraints and amplification: All music off by 10 PM.
Alcohol Policy: Only Foley Family Wines may be served or consumed on the property at a minimum of 1 bottle per person and any outside beer and champagne. Distilled spirits and outside wine may be served with a minimum wine purchase buyout of $3,000. Wines may be purchased at a 15% reduced rate, or a 25% reduced rate when becoming a member of our wine club.
Décor: Barn structure, string lights, chandeliers, stage lighting and tree uplights
Parking: There is a sufficient amount of parking at Crossroads Estates. Parking is allowed in designated areas only. Should clients serve distilled spirits at their events then shuttle transportation for guests is required.
Restrictions: No glitter, non-organic confetti, sparklers, birdseed, straw and/or hay are not permitted. No live “potted” plants are permitted on the property. No pets are permitted on the premises, unless pre-approved 30 days before the event date.
Event Insurance: General liability required.
Reservations & Cancellation Policy: To reserve a date, we require a deposit of $3,000. Once the deposit has been received, contract will be mailed out. The signed contract along with a deposit for half of the site fee will confirm you reservation. The remaining half of the site fee must be paid 30 days prior to the event. All deposits and payments made are non refundable or transferable. Security deposit is refunded or applied to wine bill.
Location Address: 4871 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441 (Appointment only)
It’s one of my favorite times of year . . . right up there with the first hint of Fall and the end of day light savings time–peonies are back in season! You can now easily find inexpensive armfuls of these fragile, fragrant blooms in a variety of colors. Plan to buy them as tightly closed as possible because they will open quickly (overnight) and if you don’t intend to use them immediately, keep them in a cool, dark place until you want them to bloom.