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Wilderness Retreat

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             A private small village in the  heart of the Shasta/Trinity Mountains

     The following is typical of a whole weekend wedding as described by another.


"Shasta Weddings is perfect for weekend weddings!
The comforts of home and plenty of guest activities
First off, the management is easy to work with. 
The main goal for all is to provide a naturally
beautiful setting for awesome weddings.

Of course all Brides and Grooms have a different vision
of how they want to get married 
so every wedding has been unique and wonderful. 

The resort has its natural beauty of meadows, surrounded by giant pine trees and the enhanced beauty of lawn, planting areas and gentle hard-scape.

The bride and groom have great latitude with how set it up. From small simple weddings to huge extravagant weddings and everything in between. 
They have all been fabulous occasions.

What makes it so great here is that the families and friends of the bride and groom get to know each other. If the bride and groom live in the same town as both parents, then spending time together is probably already something they do.

If the two families live in different areas, this may be one of the only times they get together and it gives them a great opportunity to get familiar with each other.

Friday about 3:30 the party will begin with people checking in
The Groomsman and Bridesmaids’ will be unloading the bar, flowers and typical wedding items. 
After things are settled the guests will come out of their cabins and gather at the outside tables, relax in one of the hammocks or head up to the perch to view the new “little village” belonging to that particular Wedding. 

The the fun begins. 
A sound systems is provided for back ground music or dancing. People are beginning to meet, and the nighttime lights and fireplace are transforming. the area into a jewel in the forest. 

Saturday morning starts with Coffee at the Community House with breakfast
The Shasta Weddings catered Breakfast usually consist of Kielbasa Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits, (along with Butter and Jam), Cinnamon Rolls, different kinds of Fruit and Cereal (heart healthy Cheerios and sweet stuff).

Saturday afternoon, most of the guest take off on a hike or go to the swimming holes and take along a sack lunch that you pack yourself in the Community House. 
You don’t have to go hiking off, you could just enjoy the natural beauty, read a book or take a nap. Later on the Wedding Party starts getting ready the Bride and Bridesmaids have a great "Ready Room".


--------Wedding Time ---------

The Wedding usually starts around 4:30 pm, the natural lighting is great at this time, shadows cover the guests and the temperature is typically ... 65 - 85 degrees.

The Hors d’Oeuvres/Wedding meal usually starts around 6:30 pm. 
Then the brides' choice of catering.
After that the party starts and it’s up to you if you want a band, DJ or plug a device into the sound system.


 There is no curfew and S’mores are provided at the fireplace.

When Shasta Weddings caters, Sunday morning starts with Coffee (we aim for 7:00 am) at the Community House with staff making Breakfast & served between 8:00 am through 10:00 am.
The Breakfast consist of Bagels of many flavor’s, Fresh Herb Cream Cheeses,
a zillion different Condiments,
Fruit and sometimes, when available leftover Wedding Meats like thinly sliced tri-tip
(with the brides permission of course) and Cereal (heart healthy Cheerios and sweet stuff)
and some “parting music” that evokes both sadness that the event is coming to a close but also
“WOW” we had a good time!


          AGENDA ~

Friday 3:30
              Meet and Greet Guests:
                           - Register, Itinerary, Plan Activities, Relax
                           - Guests Unpack, Explore the Resort and meet friends and family  

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                                         Tour the Cabin Village
Explore the Local Areas

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                                                   ... side yards

5:00 - 1:00 AM

          Bar, Relax, Dance with Campfire, Cabins, RVs or Camp
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                                                                                                           BYO BAR
     Your schedule
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                       Typical Agenda

  7:30 AM              Coffee and Breakfast
10:00 -3:00 PM     Swimming, Hiking, Fishing or Vistas          

     ~ 10:00 - 3:00                           GUEST ADVENTURES

                           Cool (secret) swimming holes
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     ~ 1:00 - 3:00   OFF-SITE GUEST ARRIVE

  1:00 - 3:00    Welcome off-site guests, point to bar, encourage sidewalk viewing and socializing
  2:00 - 4:00    Ready Room- Ceremony Prep Party                     

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  ~ 4:00 - 5:00                                                     Ceremony

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                                           PICTURES   AND    RECEPTION


           5:30 - 6:30    Hors d'ouveres and Bar  

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6:30      On Site Dinner          RECEPTION

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VIDEO: -  Reception, Campfire and Party Area to Cabins





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       8:00 -   9:30          Departure Breakfast

     10:30 - 12:00      Bride, Groom and Venue review


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Great Weekend!


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