This weekend we had the wonderful opportunity to do a walk through at Olympia's Valley Estate in Petaluma. Lydia and Lindsay Tresch have done an amazing job converting their home and property into a gorgeous wedding and event venue. The property is nestled in the rolling hills off of Bodega Road and provides the convenience of multiple event sites on one property. A beautiful lakeside meadow lends itself to an organic ceremony site that is easily accessed but not over-manicured or out of place against the natural and perfectly seasonal backgrounds.
The wrap-around porch on their 100 year-old Victorian farm house would be a picturesque site for late afternoon or sunset hor d'oeuvres and cocktails.
The barn (oh, the barn...) has been modernized to include ambient and decorative lighting, new flooring (as in, they were putting the finishing touches on the treatment while we were there) and built in seating and stage that highlights the gorgeous and well maintained nature of the barn.
Needless to say, we're in love with this location and all the natural beauty, character and potential it lends to a wedding.