Monday, July 26, 2010

Our Island Wedding Venue - part 2

Oh - I found some more pictures as I was trolling flickr and the interwebs, so I wanted to share a little bit more about our fantastic venue. These pictures were all found at Mithun's website, here. Mithun designed the site and buildings of IslandWood, and if you want to learn more about the design process and why they made certain choices, I highly recommend checking out their website.

This is the amphitheater where we'll spend Friday night gathered around the fire, talking, telling stories and roasting s'mores. It's open to the air on the sides but is covered so that we can still have s'mores even if it's pouring.

The dining hall is where dinner will be after the wedding ceremony, but it's also where we'll eat the rest of our meals. Since we have the site for the whole weekend, that means that we'll have the welcome dinner on Friday night in here as people trickle in from the airport, as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday. 

What's even better is that all of their tables are rectangles - exactly what I wanted for our reception. Sure I would have taken round tables if that had been what they had, but luckily this worked out perfectly.

And finally, some other pictures of places around the site:

The picture on the top shows one of the collection cisterns which collects water from the gutters. The photo on the bottom shows the Living Machine (to the right) which is where the waste water ends up and eventually is recycled for toilet water and landscape irrigation. The other building in the picture is one of the classroom buildings.

This is the tree house that I really hope our guests will be able to explore while we're there. In addition to the tree house, there's a suspension bridge over a ravine, a look out tower, and lots of hiking paths through the woods (the buildings only take up 6 of the 255 acres that encompass IslandWood, so lots of area left to explore!)

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