It was such a pleasure hosting Amy and Jeff’s wedding day at Alisal River Terrace! These two had smiles that were beaming ear-to-ear and cast sunshine on everyone at their wedding (including our team)!
Their ceremony was held down at the terrace’s intimate lake with wine country hillside surrounding them, and afterwards, guests adjourned up to the terrace for a lovely cocktail hour and succulent BBQ buffet prepared by Alisal Executive Chef Pascal Gode. After dinner, guests danced under the stars to DJ Scott Topper and enjoyed s’mores in fantastic firebowls and wedding cake made by Alisal’s very own Pastry Chef.
Here are some wedding menu highlights from the evening:
Appetizers: Mild Goat Cheese, Herbs on Walnut Bread | Red Oak-Smoked salmon, capers, dill on sourdough crostini (per piece)| Chicken Empanadas with Alisal Salsa Cruda | Grilled Applewood Bacon-Wrapped Artichoke Hearts | Dinner: Plated Salad- COMBO PLATE- Mixed Baby Greens with Gorgonzola Cheese, Caramelized Pecans, Sherry Vinaigrette and Stacked Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomato, Basil and Fresh Mozzarella, Balsamic Glaze Drizzle | Buffet:
Roasted Corn Salad with Black Beans, Tomatoes, Roasted Poblano and Cilantro Vinaigrette | Homemade Macaroni n’ Cheese |
Assorted Grilled Vegetables (Including Portobello Mushrooms and Asparagus | Corn Muffins |Hickory -Smoked, Spice- Crusted Black Angus Brisket | Grilled Butterfly Chicken Rubbed with Chef’s Special Spices | Dessert: S’mores | Wedding Cake (one layer: Carrot Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, one layer: White Cake with Nutella Filling)
According to Amy and Jeff’s Wedding Coordinator, Kerry Lee Dickey of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events, “Everyone had such a great time that evening. Alisal River Terrace is such a great location for a wine country wedding and the firebowls with s’mores were especially a nice touch for starry-nights and really made a fun and memorable impression on guests.”
All photo credit: Chelsea Elizabeth Photography