Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wedding Venue {Inn at Langley}

My oh my, what a treat to spend a night at Whidbey Island's famous Inn at Langley this past weekend! One of a few wedding planners and designers invited up to experience all that they have to offer, I was more than happy to hop a ferry and spend a relaxing Sunday and Monday at this artistic haven.

Although my photos are by no means professional, I hope to capture some of the spirit of what this venue has to offer. It is for the "outside the box" bride - it offers endless possiblities with the indoor spaces of the Chef's Kitchen, a Conference room, and the Master Suites. The outdoor spaces are seemingly endless, including the Herb Garden with geometrically groomed hedges and lush fresh herbs, and the Cottage Garden, an English secret garden-like setting.

On the waterfront you can utilize the rocky NW beach at low tide, or the meandering boardwalk dock complete with a fire pit for roasting s'mores after sunset. The Master Suite even has a cocktail hour sized deck that would be great for a rehearsal dinner or morning after brunch. As we walked around we all came up with ideas of how to tent here, drape there and truly create some amazing wedding spaces at this awesome venue.

Now on to the food...I must share. Our 7 course meal...yes, that's 7 courses, started off with an introduction by Chef Matt Costello. This made the appreciation of the meal so, so much more as we all could appreciate the art and thought that went into each course. Even thought it was so, so lovely and dim in the restaurant, I'm still sharing my photos because...I want to!

Menu 05.23.10

Amuse Bouche: sweet hazelnut macaroon of foie gras
Seafood: slow roasted alaskan king salmon with artichoke and brown butter
Pasta: asparagus with summer black truffle and chive
Intermezzo: cucumber and lychee cooler
Entree: anderson ranch lamb loin inspired by the saratoga woods
Cheese: whipped mt. townsend camembert with rhybarb and roses
Dessert: strawberry, coconut, white chocolate and mint

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