The Knot New Jersey Weddings Magazine

vineyard vows

Delicious wine, lush green leaves and a rustic setting— wineries make for unforgettable wedding venues, so what’s not to love when planning a vineyard wedding? There’s more to the process that you have to plan for: Grapes aren’t always on the vines for pretty photos, and pastoral vineyards don’t always show up on even the most high-tech GPS devices. That’s why we consulted Madeleine McQuarrie, event planner at Chateau St. Jean winery in Sonoma, California, who gave us the lowdown on all of the logistical ins and outs you might not have considered. Cheers!

check the local sound-ordinance rules

Usually, rural counties (in which most wineries reside) are strict with their sound ordinances—in some cases, music must be turned off by

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