Today I’m introducing a new blog feature that I like to call, “Love This”, which will be dedicated to anything new, cool or interesting that I want to share with you…. be it a product, piece of fabric, a store, a place or even a song! I hope that you’ll share your new discoveries and favorites with me as well.
With that said, I want to introduce you to Solage, one of the most charming resorts I have ever been to, located in Calistoga, CA.
If you are looking for an amazing wedding location, a girls weekend get-a-way, a corporate retreat or just a weekend out of town, I highly suggest the Solage. I recently had the pleasure of designing and producing a rehearsal dinner here for the Food Network star and host of Restaurant Impossible, Robert Irvine and his new wife Gail Kim, the reigning titleholder of the TNA (Total Nonstop Action) Women’s Knockout Championship.
The event took place around the pool at Solbar and with the help of Morgan and Joe in the resort’s events department, we put on an amazing dinner around the pool. However, because the rehearsal dinner and wedding were filmed for an upcoming special that will air on the Food Network, I’ll have to follow up with some pictures of the design when the show airs, so as not to spoil the surprise!
During my stay, I also had a little free time to indulge in the spa with their signature Mudslide and one of the best massages I have ever had. Beyond this, the food is fantastic and the property is stunning, nestled in the middle of the mountain ranges and vineyards.
Solage also has an enormous pool with plenty of comfortable lounge chairs, which is rare when it comes to resorts. It seems like there are always small pools with only a few chairs—forcing you to get there first thing in the morning to reserve your spot or wait and hope that someone leaves so you can catch some rays too! Whereas at the Solage pool, it felt like they had a lounge chair for almost every guest staying on the property.
So, if you are looking for the perfect wedding location, contact Alycia Krause for details! In the meantime, here are some of their noteworthy, fun items and things they do for brides and grooms at Solage:
1. “Just Married” license plates on the bride and groom’s room beach cruiser bikes.
2. Pet friendly – dogs in wedding ceremonies, dog beds/bowls/treats in guest rooms.
3. We include a menu tasting for the bride and groom and two guests about one to two months prior to the wedding.
4. Things like s’mores and late-night snacks (think petite blt’s, sliders, fries, etc.) are a fun addition to the fire pit and lounge area well into the evening.
5. We offer our brides and grooms a gift certificate for a complimentary one-night stay to enjoy on their one-year anniversary.
Fun, right? You can check out their website at www.solagecalistoga.com.
Weddings & Events Manager
755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga CA 94515
Phone: 707.226.0813 | 707.226.0809 [cell]
What are some of your favorite resorts for a wedding? How about for relaxing? Let me know in the comment section below.