The grounds were a lovely backdrop for a wedding ceremony. However; they did not provide for the wedding guests as well as they could have. Unfortunately it rained, so the chair cushions were soaked. (Some at the property should have removed them before this happened) Then the chairs themselves were wet and the velcroe strips on the chairs were soaked. Umbrellas were passed out after it began drizzling again. They should have been passed to guest as we were being seated. MOB was sitting up front without an umbrella for a while before she and flowers girls were given one to share. Then one guest never received an umbrella and had to sit attentively while his suit was soaked. Interestingly, the staff was there at the end to retrieve the umbrellas as the guests left for the reception.
As for seating guests for the dinner. The unisex restroom opened directly into the dining room! The continual parade of guests lining up for the one UNISEX restroom was distracting for diners at nearby tables. Some guests even left the restroom door open after use; not a pleasant dining environment for guests. IMO property such as this should have seperate restrooms and at least a partition in front of the door.
Otherwise, this property had lovely grounds and would be a nice place for functions if they have a better plan for last minute rain and discretely placed restrooms for each sex.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted the #3 hotel in Northern California by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards 2016, Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer is an idyllic resort designed to celebrate the vineyard way of life, with 78 luxurious accommodations nestled into five uniquely crafted neighborhoods, two secluded swimming pools, and a plush spa with indoor and outdoor facilities. Surrounded by the lush landscaping of expansive clipped lawns and serene shaded groves, partially forested by towering redwoods, Harvest Inn also is home to gardens of agricultural botanicals. Although well situated in proximity to the hub of activity in historic St Helena, Harvest Inn offers picturesque privacy and a "let's get lost" feeling of total relaxation. In classic California fashion, the architecture and land are in harmony, making Harvest Inn an integral part of the terrain. The distinctive mixing of heritage and modern style seen in the richly stained wood, leaded glass panels, and exterior stone as well as Tudor stucco with timber framing adds up to a storybook setting that is both rustic and elegant. As comfortable as it is beautiful, Harvest Inn welcomes both families and friends with its charming warmth and friendly ambiance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harvest Hotel St. Helena
- Harvest Inn Napa
- Harvest St Helena
- Harvest Inn By Charlie Palmer St. Helena, CA - Napa Valley