St. Theresa of Avila and Barlow Wedding in Bodega and Sebastopol, Sonoma County
Planning a destination wedding is an exciting and joyous occasion, and choosing the right venue can make all the difference. If you’re dreaming of a picturesque Sonoma County wedding surrounded by natural beauty and rustic charm, look no further than Sebastopol, California. Sebastopol is a special place for this couple; the groom’s Great Grandfather built a house on an apple orchard over 100 years ago, and the house still stands, even though the orchard is gone. The property remains in the family, so weekend trips to Sonoma County have been part of his upbringing.
The Barlow is a haven of artisanal delights located in the heart of Sebastopol. The Barlow is a vibrant marketplace renowned for its unique blend of art, food, and wine. This former apple cannery has been transformed into a hub of creativity and community, making it an ideal setting for a wedding that combines urban charm with rustic elegance.
Further down the highway from Sebastopol is the charming town of Bodega, where Erin and John had a quaint church wedding at St. Theresa of Avila, famously known as the location for the filming of the Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Birds. St. Theresa of Avila showcases exquisite Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, featuring a bell tower, stucco walls, and stunning stained glass windows. The church’s rich history and ornate details created a captivating atmosphere that was perfect for their Catholic wedding ceremony. With its smaller size, St. Theresa of Avila provided an intimate setting for their wedding, allowing them to share their vows surrounded by the warmth and love of their closest family and friends. The cozy interior and the church’s spiritual ambiance created a truly memorable experience; Sonoma County weddings have so much to offer in terms of history and gorgeous scenery.
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