Since 2005, Jennifer, of Taylor'd Events with Jennifer, has been helping brides in navigating the wedding planning process with fun, humor and lots of coffee. She has orchestrated numerous weddings and events, in various sizes and complexities. Over the years she's met many brides, who, despite having different budgets, traditions and backgrounds, all really want the same thing: to have a wedding to remember and have fun planning it. "It’s wonderful to be able to pass along tips and expertise and watch what brides create with the information. And at the same time, I enjoy being part of the big day and ensuring things go as smoothly as possible. Having grown up inWoodinville, Woodinville Class of ’89, it is with tremendous pride that I am seeing Woodinville Wine Country come to life and can’t wait to show it to you". Jennifer is a proud member of the Novelty Hill/Januik Cellar Circle as well as many wedding and event industry networking groups. You can meet Jennifer at Novelty Hill-Jaunik Wineries on January 31st.
Linda J. Conklin is the Hospitality Manager NW at Columbia Winery, she has been with Columbia Winery for five years, the majority of the time as the Senior Wine Educator until a year ago when she transitioned into the Hospitality Manager position. Prior to joining the Columbia Winery team she worked at Chateau Ste. Michelle in the Guest Services Department.
The Woodinville area developed as a farming and logging community along the Sammamish River Valley in the 1880s. Its natural wooded landscape and surroundings made it an inviting area for wineries to develop. Its first winery, Chateau Ste Michelle, opened up in 1976, followed by Columbia Winery in 1988, just right across the street. Today, Woodinville has over 50 wineries that offer such delights for all the senses, ranging from quaint tasting rooms to large estate wineries with breathtaking views and beautiful Northwest decor.
Woodinville is more than just the great wineries, it is also home to many award winning restaurants & hotels. The Herbfarm, awarded AAA 5 star restaurant for the past eight years and Willows Lodge, a wonderful boutique hotel, are both in the heart of wine country. Finally, what put Woodinville on the map back when it opened in 1956 was the iconic nursery, Molbak’s. This nursery is nationally and internationally known as a leader and award winner in their industry. Additionally, an innovative, festive, and unique shopping destination brings in over a million visitors to Woodinville each year.
Woodinville Wine Country is less than 20 miles and 30 minutes away from downtown Seattle and less than 13 miles and 20 minutes away from downtown Bellevue.
Come out and see why Woodinville’s rich history is only the beginning to a lifetime of memories that can be created. Woodinville, it’s a great place to have a girls weekend, romantic getaway or wedding. It’s right in your backyard!
Jacky Grotle, owner & senior planner at Event Success, always knew she would be in the hospitality industry. She graduated from Washington State University with a hospitality business degree, has a hotel management degree from Switzerland, is a certified meeting professional, and has won several awards. Her experience & passion of over twenty years is evident in her work. Come see Event Success and Jacky at DeLille Cellars at Weddings in Woodinville on January 31st!
Photo Credit: Joann Arruda