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A Happy Place in Mendocino

My sister Sandra is getting married in October 2008 and Tyler, her boyfriend (he hates the word fiancé) has family in Mendocino so they travel there frequently. When they started planning their wedding there wasn’t even a question about where it would take place: The Little River Inn in Mendocino.

articles_altBeing that Sandra’s wedding is now just a year out, we went for the weekend to meet with the wedding coordinator and test the place out. I have to say, The Little River Inn is such a great location for a wedding. They have 3 different ceremony sites that all overlook the Pacific Ocean. My sister and Tyler decided on the Mallory House because it’s right on the Headlands.

The reception room is cozy and intimate and opens up onto a deck that they tent for guests. There was a wedding taking place that Saturday so we got to see how it looked with all the décor.

Useful Location Tip: ask the site manager if you can view the space when it’s set up for an event. You’ll be able to get a feel for what you can do for your own wedding.

We had dinner that night at the Inn’s restaurant and stuffed ourselves trying eveything we could on the menu. We also tried a few wines for the wedding from local wineries. The staff at The Little River Inn were amazing and welcomed us like family. articles_alt

Mendocino is such a relaxing place and I think it will be such a treat for all of Sandra and Tyler’s guests to be able to share in the town that they call their “happy place.” Now as for my dad – I don’t know if he’ll call this his happy place once he gets the final bill but I think the huge smile on my sister’s face will make it all worth it. Let’s hope so.

Denise Posted by Denise on Nov 05, 2007.
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