By Jenna Miller
A group of wedding professionals took the day off work to venue hop with Exquisite Weddings for SiteSee: Temecula on October 2. The event featured tours of top Temecula wedding venues, opportunities to network with the industry’s best, and lots of wine … hey, when in Temecula!
The shebang began at Temecula Creek Inn where the group mingled with drinks in hand as they wandered through the Meadows venue, bedecked with a beautiful wooden altar adorned with pale pink roses. The group was in awe of the greenery surrounding the beautiful venue and the Temecula hills that jutted out of the scenic backdrop.
Next up was Ponte Winery, where the experts were able to sample some of Ponte’s sweet white moscato and tour the rustic ceremony and reception venues, taking in the view of the wide open vineyards and all of the old, stone architecture. As a bonus, the group also enjoyed a stop at Ponte’s newly opened sister winery, Bottaia, which plans to host weddings in the future on its modern grounds.
Thereafter, they made their way over to Galway Downs to enjoy a luxurious lunch in their tasting room filled with delicious wines and personalized place settings.
Sadly, the day had to come to an end. The group wrapped up the festivities back at the Temecula Creek Inn, where they grabbed some beer and prosecco from the charming Bubbles and Brews mobile bar car and toasted to another successful SiteSee event!
“It was a thrill to attend another SiteSee with Exquisite Weddings Magazine. The Temecula event was by far the biggest event in regard to attendance. Coming from Los Angeles we were able to connect in a meaningful way with wedding professionals from Temecula and build valuable relationships. The host venues amazed us with their hospitality and generosity. Our lunch was absolutely spectacular, a meal not to be forgotten. I love how each venue brings in local professionals to create a design to showcase their property.” —Jeannie Ward, 3 Wishes PR
“I love that Exquisite Magazine puts on these SiteSee events for industry professionals. It really allows us to explore venues outside of our comfort zone and connects us with other great professionals that we otherwise may not have ever met! Also, it allows for me to have a fun work day rather than just connecting with these venues via an email or phone call.” —Bonny Briney, B-Spoke Events
Photos by Carrie McGuire Photography