Tuscan Inspired Dinner Party, Cellardoor Vineyard, Lincolnville, ME

July 30, 2014 by  
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We’ve been staying busy this summer, adding beautiful pew seating and other rustic decor to our inventory, including a country screen door chalkboard and a unique lemonade stand.  Additionally, we’ve produced successful events locally, as well as in Pennsylvania and Maine (and we’ll be headed to New Orleans in just a few weeks for another).

Our visit to Maine had us produce a Tuscan-inspired dinner party at the Cellardoor Winery and Vineyard in Lincolnville.  As an attendee, your bus departs from The Samoset Resort in Rockland Maine, and winds through the lovely landscapes of the northern New England coast, past the summer colony of Camden, and on toward beautiful Megunticook Lake. The scenic twenty minute ride leaves you at the Cellardoor Winery and Vineyard, the setting for this evening’s dinner party.

As you step off the bus, two large wine barrels signify entrance to the party,   and in the short distance you can view the tents and canopies set up for buffet tables and bars. You notice the string of market lights that adorn the pathway, which will illuminate your stroll back once the sun sets.

Approaching the party space, two more wine barrels greet you as a welcome to the seating and dining area. A look back provides a picturesque view of the Cellardoor Winery, nestled in the tree-lined hillside.

Moving into the festivities area, you see rectangular tables with white linens and burlap runners, kissed with plum and deep purple napkins held in place by small river stones. Chiavari chairs provide an old world feel, as you notice the growing vineyards just beyond the stage, where a ‘virtual band’ has been set up for the evening’s entertainment.

Strolling past the tables, you are struck by the various centerpieces – tall manzanita branches, adorned in blush and burgundy roses, and pink and red carnations, seemingly grow out from a ceramic chalise, reaching toward the sky. Moss baskets hold wine bottles from which midnight burgundy calla lilies protrude, alongside roses, carnations, and red and purple grapes. Other tables feature unique creations of grapewood and florals in a variety of vintage vessels, while still others feature sets of wine bottles amidst grapes and ivy, illuminated with small votive candles inside them.

This magnificent event earned accolades from attendees who described it as “spectacular”, “fabulous”, and “magical”. It was our great pleasure to help create this memorable experience.

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