Jolene Rae Harrington

Media & Communications Director and Venue Specialist

Jolene wasn’t sure if she could commit. Then she found Here Comes The Guide, planned her dream beach wedding with her honey, and scored a job writing location profiles for us. 25 years later, she’s still our creative secret weapon, doing everything from developing web content to showing off her industry expertise to any and all media willing to listen. We like to constantly remind her that without us, she’d probably still be planning her wedding.

Contact Jolene regarding: media and press inquiries; venues in: Monterey/Carmel; Santa Cruz; Lake Tahoe/Northern Sierras; Shasta/North State; Ventura County; the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel Valleys; the High Desert and Greater Palms Springs.

Insider Info

Domestic status: Mar­ried 26 years, sev­er­al ani­mal children.

Best advice to brides: If you’re relaxed at your wed­ding and hav­ing a good time, then every­one else will be, too.

Walked down the aisle to: John Lennon’s Love Is Real.” (But the reces­sion­al was the theme from Star Trek!)

Extracurricular activities: I’m a book­worm, espe­cial­ly into his­to­ry, alter­na­tive sci­ence and Trad­er Joe’s flyers.

Proudest career achievement: Win­ning a nation­al award for a tele­vi­sion screenplay.

Most unrealistic life goal: An Alaskan Wilder­ness Trek. It sounds good, but…

Guilty pleasure: Sleep­ing late. Very late.

Childhood career choice: Archae­ol­o­gist. (I still like to dig in the dirt.)

Staff person I turn to most often for help: Jen­nifer. So patient, so kind, so computer-savvy!

Celebrity I would most like to have a one-on-one date with: Stephen Col­bert. Just think what smart, satir­i­cal babies we would have!

Best premarital advice: Make sure you and your intend­ed have a talk about expec­ta­tions. Which one of us will do the dish­es? Who’ll con­trol the remote? Do we have to spend every Thanks­giv­ing until 2032 at Aunt Betty’s?”

Work space décor: Shab­by Chic meets Home & Gar­den. (There are flow­ers on every­thing, includ­ing my stapler.)

What I like most about my job: Mak­ing brides smile. (Okay, the comped resort stays are pret­ty awe­some, too!)