04.18.2014 | Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros : Ensenada, Mexico
REPORT
No. 4701
VENUE:
Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros
LOCATION:
Ensenada, Mexico
TYPE
Camping / Glamping
STYLE
Eco Glamping
SETTINGS
Vineyards, Ocean, Desert
REPORTER : Shan

The Report

This venue is VRV (Venue Report Verified); Venue Report Correspondent Harmony Loves has personally visited this venue.

As we drove up the winding dirt road spotted with exotic desert vegetation, we were in awe of the vast variety of scenic beauty leading up to this spectacular hotel that perfectly fuzes luxury with landscape. If you are planning a getaway or event but cannot decide between a vineyard, ocean, orchard or desert setting, fear not. You can have it all here. Whether you are in search of a lazy, breezy vibe or something more adventurous, you will love Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros. The cabanas are both comfy and luxe for relaxation, but you can also partake in wine tasting, skydiving, off-roading, scuba-diving, fishing, golfing, shopping and more.

Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros is a settlement of 12 luxury tents  nestled within vineyards and mountains overlooking the sea. This spectacular location has majestic scenery including desert landscape, sprawling ocean, olive orchards, flora, fauna and wildlife. Although the atmosphere is rural, it is chock full of cosmopolitan features; a spa, swimming pool, restaurant, air conditioning, mini bar, fireplaces, and luxury beds.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: The closest airport its at Tijuana B.C; from here you can get a bus to Ensenada, or the hotel can pick you up at the airport. Cuatrocuatros is located in the city of Ensenada, Baja California, in front of the el Tigre area, just 13 km away from Ensenada port in the Pacific Ocean. About 2 hours drive from San Diego, and less than that from Tijuana and only 30km from Valle de Guadalupe.

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04.15.2014 | Flora Farms : Los Cabos, Mexico
REPORT
No. 4620
VENUE:
Flora Farms
LOCATION:
Los Cabos, Mexico
TYPE
Barn / Farm / Ranch
STYLE
Bohemian Garden Party
SETTINGS
Farm + Garden
REPORTER : Carolyn

The Report

This venue is VRV (Venue Report Verified), we have personally visited this venue. We are also excited to announce that this long standing venue has a brand new venue space! With Cinco De Mayo around the corner we wanted to share some of our favorite Mexico getaway and venue hotspots that our reporters have been visiting and venturing to this year.

Mexico, the land of afternoon siestas, sombreros, and summer sunshine is known as a spectacular getaway and event destination. Our trips down to Los Cabos are always chock full of salt rimmed margaritas, colorful chaos, culture and an abundance of charm.  Flora Farms is one of those places that you will want to forever revisit. We were lucky enough to stumble upon it, and delight in a late night dinner there. It has quickly become one of our new favorite must do’s in all of Mexico. This family-owned, 17 acre organic farm is located in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. Nestled amongst lush gardens, Flora Farms is also host to Flora’s Field kitchen and a number of outdoor private event spaces each offering chances for a unique experience.

Being an event planner, I can give my venue stamp of approval to Flora Farms. The farm is set up so spectacularly for a multitude of events and I love the options and flexibility of being able to choose from so many venue spaces. Hosting both a rehearsal dinner AND wedding here would be a breeze. I am also trying to find a reason to host a birthday party, dinner soiree or some kind of celebration just so I can venture back here immediately.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Flora Farms is  approximately 40 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport and a quick 10 minutes from downtown San Jose del Cabo.  Map and directions can be found here.

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04.08.2014 | Moab Under Canvas : Moab, Utah
REPORT
No. 4492
VENUE:
Moab Under Canvas
LOCATION:
Moab, Utah
TYPE
Camping / Glamping
STYLE
Desert Safari
SETTINGS
Mountain Vistas + Rose Gold Desert
REPORTER : Cortnie

The Report

Party Animals, we have a breaking news about a BRAND NEW venue that just opened this week! You have your packing list out and it’s bringing you straight back to your summer camp days. Walking stick? Check. Flashlight? Check. All the fixings for s’mores? Check, check, check.  Starry nights, sleeping bags, BBQ, picnics, and hikes through a rose gold desert terrain. Sound dreamy? Whether you are a rugged, rough and tumbler type or a comfort king, Moab Under Canvas can accommodate you. This scout camp for grown ups is all about daytime adventure and returning to lay your head in the lap of luxury. Glamping has arrived to the desert landscape.

Moab Under Canvas is on 40 acres of pristine land 7 miles from downtown Moab with breathtaking views of the La Sal Mountains and no one else in sight. Arches National Park is just a few miles south with nothing else in between. Canyonlands National Park is a 30-minute drive.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Moab Airport is located 18 miles north of the city of Moab. Walker Field in Grand Junction Colorado is 110 miles / 1.5 hour drive.
Salt Lake City… 236 miles / 4 hour drive.

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04.04.2014 | Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn : Berrien Springs, Michigan
REPORT
No. 4252
VENUE:
Hidden Vineyard Barn
LOCATION:
Michigan
TYPE
All
STYLE
Working Farm with Vintage Charm
SETTINGS
Pastoral Fields + Vineyards
REPORTER : Donny

The Report

Who’s ready for a good ol’ barn party?! Our reporters are thawing out from our winter hibernation because Spring hath arrived. We are ready to throw on our dancing boots and host one heck of a jubilee. We have all agreed that Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn  would be the perfect venue setting for this spring soiree of our dreams. This new stunner, set on pastoral crop fields, a 10-acre vineyard, a pond, and forested vistas just opened in late 2013.

Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn is a true working farm in Southwestern Michigan.  The foundations of the barn were first laid in the late 1870s, making it one of the longest continually operating farms in the region. There is a large Catalpa tree near the barn that is the second largest Catalpa tree in Michigan and makes for a wonderful outdoor ceremony site. The old barn hosts lovely receptions and has a large covered deck that overlooks the vineyard. The serene farm property is only available for wedding celebrations and is
 best suited for smaller to mid-sized events.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: The Hidden Vineyard property is located about 90 minutes from Chicago and only 30 minutes from South Bend, IN. Guests can fly into Chicago and rent a car for a beautiful drive along Lake Michigan or fly South Bend regional airport, which is only a 30 minute drive.

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03.30.2014 | The Oyster Inn : Auckland, New Zealand
REPORT
No. 4120
VENUE:
The Oyster Inn
LOCATION:
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
TYPE
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
STYLE
Beach Boutique
SETTINGS
The Sea & Bay
REPORTER : Cortnie

The Report

Hello you nomadic Party Animals. Today our reporters are excitedly yelling ‘Auck you!”. Why? Because we are quite enamored with Auckland, New Zealand and want to swim all the way over to Waiheke Island. In this adventure capital of the world you just might find yourself partaking in bungee jumping, flying through the air as you skydive or simply planting your feet firmly on the ground on an incredible hike. In addition to the breathtaking scenery of Auckland how does saltwater air, weathered furniture, wicker, vintage cane chairs and bright striped yellow VW vans sound to you? Yep, we thought so.

The gem of a venue that caught our eyes and got our reporter notepads out is The Oyster Inn with glorious views of the Coromandel and beyond. This Victorian style building and seaside hideaway is nestled on Waiheke Island, a mere 40 minutes from Auckland. Located in the heart of Oneroa village, half of the property once housed the local island newspaper ‘The Gulf News’ which has been there for 31 years. With 3 gorgeous guest rooms, the hotel offers the perfect intimate escape for a getaway, events, and/or a delicious dining experience.

History Lesson. The Oyster Inn is the brainchild of two former Londoners who fell in love with the charming island after careers in the marketing and event industries. They hired Auckland-based designer Katie Lockhart to do the interior design. She utilized locally made furniture crafted from reclaimed wood, custom designed pieces and vintage staples.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE: Once landed in Auckalnd take a bus or taxi to the ferry building and take the regularly scheduled service to the island by Fullers.www.fullers.co.nz

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