Yesterday I had the pleasure of being given a private tour of Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyard, similar to the one that a bride and groom would receive should they wish to have this beautiful location as their wedding venue. I remember the first time I visited the vineyard, I thought to myself, “is this Wolfville or Napa Valley?”, it took my breath away.
Family-owned by 8th generation Annapolis Valley farmers, their farm-to-table philosophy celebrates local cuisine by forming partnerships with regional producers and artisans. The grounds are exquisite, and the entire property overlooks the Minas Basin, in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. The view is like no other, and provides the most spectacular sunset with clear view of the western sky.
The facility itself is modern and rustic with a warm organic feel. It is the perfect backdrop to any wedding, as you would require minimal decor. Lightfoot & Wolfville can accommodate 80-240 guests for a wedding, and the major bonus is that their rental fee includes the locally hand made Halifax Harvest Tables, chiavari chairs, linens, dishware and stemware, so there is no need to rent these things, which is an extremely helpful and cost effective feature. It is a one stop shop for weddings, rain or shine. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgable, it is just like being among family.
The possibilities are endless at Lightfoot & Wolfville, and your wedding will be in very good hands. If you would like to see the space to see how it would fit into your wedding vision, you can request a full wedding package and tour HERE.
Read about the spaces and features or Lightfoot & Wolfville below as you scroll through the images.
The Gallery is situated in the Grand Entrance, The Gallery features dramatic architectural elements including exposed timber frames, high open ceilings, and a grand stone fireplace. The Gallery is weather protected and a beautiful ceremony alternative, for the ever fluctuating Nova Scotia climate.
The tasting room is to the left of the Grand Entrance, and has a beautiful and inviting atmosphere. This is where the Lightfoot & Wolfville wines can be tasted and purchased. Side note, I am in absolute love with their branding and wine bottle labels, they are divine.
The Ceremony Terrace is idyllic location for a classic vineyard wedding ceremony. Breathtaking views of rolling vineyards, Cape Blomidon and the Bay of Fundy provide the perfect backdrop, with seating for 240 guests.
The Tidal Loft, a serene suite located on the East end of the top floor, allows private space for the bridal party to relax and pamper themselves. Designed for the wedding party to get ready in before the ceremony, the large windows and balcony welcome in the ideal natural light for taking pictures of the wedding party. Use of the Tidal Loft for this purpose is complimentary and available after 11:00.
The serene breezy suite located on the East end of the top floor may be configured in multiple ways to accommodate your desires. Flexible and versatile for any event up to 60 standing people. The space leaves you with a taste of the Nova Scotia tidal coast lifestyle and the large windows allow for natural light. Opening up onto the eclectic private balcony with picturesque views of Cape Blomidon and the vineyard, ideal for meeting space, business retreats, bridal brunches or social celebrations.
The Study, located on the West end of the top floor, offers an dressing area to prep and relax before the walk down the aisle. The Study overlooks our tasting room down below and the courtyard and the Minas Basin view.
The Barrel Cellar is an authentic winery cellar, the scale of the Barrel Cellar is perfect for those who come to enjoy a casually elegant winey feel. The cellar, lit with iron chandeliers and lined with genuine wine barrels can become a unique and romantic backdrop for wedding receptions, it will take your guests breath away. Exposed Hemlock and Douglas Fir beams frame the room that comfortably seats up to 150 people. The raw and industrial architecture of the cellar sets the tone for a one of a kind wedding.
The Marquee Tent is situated to feel like a room amongst the vines, the Marquee Tent is located close enough to touch our grape vines and feel the breeze come off the water. The 46 feet x 106 feet tent, made from genuine sailcloth leaves room for your imagination to run free with plenty of space to accommodate up to 240 people. Experience panoramic views of the entire estate.