County Weddings exploring Prince Edward with wedding venue wine tours Wondering how to kick off wedding festivities or give your best friend the best party ever?
by amy james
Sometimes the most fun and best memories for the wedding party actually come from all the pre-nuptial celebrations. Showers, bachelorettes, stag and does, or bachelor parties are all opportunities for family and friends to spend some time celebrating with the bride and groom prior to the big day. Planning a customized day suited to individual needs and wants is exactly what Sandbanks Vacations and Tours does. Located in Bloomfield, the company owns numerous rental properties, able to accommodate two or 12 members of a bridal party, for a week or a weekend. The properties allow for a personalized experience, as the group is able to cook together or dine out, spend time relaxing together or exploring the area. Carrie Taylor, in marketing for the past five years, suggested, “It is all here in the County. Sit back and let us show you all there is to do.” The true specialty are the wine tours, where bridal parties can choose from a half or full day experience. The company
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will pick up the party at one of their locations, a local hotel, or bed and breakfast, and transport the group to four different wineries. Depending on the size of the group and for an additional fee, the company has even travelled to Belleville and Kingston to pick up groups for a wine tour. “Our goal is to ensure everyone has a great time. It is a bonding experience for them with lots of memories and we want to do what we can to make their day theirs,” Carrie stated. Each tour is led by a guide who provides the history of the area and background of the winery. Once at the winery, one of staff will walk the guests through a tasting, providing a minimum of three wines to sample. By the end of the day, each person will have tasted as least 12 different County wines. “A really great secondary benefit to the tastings is some of the brides have selected a County wine for their reception while on the tour. They have found the perfection addition to their special day,” Carrie noted. A meal is included in the full day wine tour and
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