Willow Creek Farm: A Dreamy Wedding Venue in Cape May, New Jersey
Private, family-owned & with old-school charm, find out why Willow Creek Winery is one of my favorite wedding venues in Cape May.
You know, sometimes you visit a wedding venue for the first time, and you think, wow this is really pretty! I am going to love shooting here and I know the photography is going to be so effortless to put together! That happened when I visited Willow Creek HYPERLINK “https://willowcreekwinerycapemay.com/events/weddings/”Winery, and then some! It looks incredible in pictures, but when you see it in real life it’s beyond dreamy. A simply stunning venue in Cape May.
I was lucky enough to visit this venue initially on a warm, sunny weekday morning. There weren’t that many people around, and so I had free rein to wander the grounds and take shots of some of their little beauty spots dotted about. And as I said, I was blown away – it was like a scene from a movie! Kinda like, Vicky Cristina Barcelona meets Before Midnight. Endless sweeping rows of grapevines broken up only by pretty little (and large) outbuildings situated across the estate. All of which look as though they were designed in a wedding Instagrammers’ dreams!
If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Willow Creek Winery wedding venue yet, or you remain unconvinced by its old-school charm – let me tell you a little more about it.
The (not so) secret treasure of Cape May
Set within 50 acres of lush vineyards, the Willow Creek Winery & Farm is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Cape May that is ideal for couples looking for rustic beauty, combined with refined elegance. One of the many highlights of this stunning, family-owned farm, is the drive-in. As you pull in to the venue’s private roadway, you find the most scenic of drives through the family’s winding vineyards. Honestly, it sets the tone for the rest of your experience and is the perfect introduction to the wedding venue for your guests. Once you have parked up, you are greeted with the impressive sight of the winery itself. A hand-carved, post-and-beam building hidden away in the very heart of the farm.
This is a wedding venue in Cape May that really looks after you as a couple, and just as importantly, your guests too. So not only does Willow Creek have their very own on-site accommodation for newly-weds at their Seashore Country Estate (you have to check out the views there!), but also your nearest and dearest can relax in the boutique surroundings of their historic Southern Mansion – a five-minute walk from the beach! Once your guests have unpacked and dipped a toe in the warm waters of the Cape, it’s time to see where the two lovebirds will tie the knot!
For me, the vineyards make the perfect backdrop to any nuptials. Depending on your wedding party size, Willow Creek has lots of different locations available on the winery for you to host your ceremony. To be honest, your wedding photography will look incredible from any angle you choose, because the scenery all around is just so breathtaking! It’s a joy to photograph.
Once you have said your ‘I Do’s’ (congrats BTW), you and your (up to 350) guests can gleefully march into the aforementioned Willow Creek Winery building. Once they have picked their mouths off the floor from marveling at the seven-foot chandeliers and handcrafted woodwork, they can take their seat in the 12,000 sq foot Grand Tasting Room. You know it’s going to be special with a name like that! Your guests will be able to enjoy the delights of the in-house catering, a service which I can highly recommend, as they’re so professional, create delicious food and honestly, it’s also just one other vendor you don’t need to worry about! They have their own event planners too, so if you really just want to rock up on the big day care-free – that option is there! Totally, what I would do by the way!
While your guests are enjoying the delights of the Willow Creek Winery, it’s time to sneak off with a wedding photographer like me and take your big day shots! Whatever time of day you choose to shoot, this place looks incredible. Be it in the morning with the scenic vineyards rolling into the distance behind you, or at night with the delightful Willow Creek HYPERLINK “https://willowcreekwinerycapemay.com/”Farm building lit up, there are so many gorgeous locations for you and your photographer to choose from.
To sum up, we have a wedding venue in Cape May that’s;
Like being on a dream romcom movie set.
Has its own 50-acre vineyards perfect for your ceremony & wedding photos
Beautiful accommodation near the beach for your guests.
A seven-foot chandelier in a 12,000 sq foot reception room.
The finest wine this side of Europe.
That last one is a bold claim, but I’m inclined to believe them. I only got the chance to taste their delicious sangria when I visited, but next time I’ll have to test their Merlot! If you are looking for a dream, one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Cape May, then I can’t recommend Willow Creek Winery & Farm highly enough. It has to be top 5 on your shortlist!
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