February 15, 2009
Jason came to visit me for Valentine’s Day weekend. It was his first visit out here, and it was fabulous. And we even accomplished something! We went out to the Eastern Shore to finally see the Inn at Mitchell House (our ceremony/reception site) in person. And we’re really happy with our choice.
I took a few more pictures and uploaded them to my Flickr site: http://flickr.com/photos/ultimatelibrarian/tags/innatmitchellhouse/. It’s a little brown right now, but imagine what it’ll look like in late summer! There are plenty of gorgeous pictures on the Inn’s site, too. But there’s room for some ultimate frisbee, and plenty of room for the ceremony down by the pond and then to have the reception tents up by the house (I didn’t actually take pictures of that space b/c that’s currently where the cars are parked).
Jim and Tracy are really knowledgeable, and we feel like we’re in great hands. Tracy was ready with lots of recommendations as far as local vendors for tents, officiant, and so on. And she was completely ready for my questions about composting and recycling. (They don’t have an official compost on site and just throw non-meat items out in the woods, so I’ll probably work with Mark, our caterer, whose parents might be able to take care of that, and they have lots of recycling barrels.) It’s also a pro that both the ceremony and the reception will be in the same place, although unfortunately Chestertown really is only accessible by car. Tracy did give us the information for an adorable trolley service, though, so hopefully we can get the majority of the people from their hotels to the wedding site in large groups (better for more local beer and wine drinking, too!).
Jason’s parents came with us, too, and Jason’s mom especially had some great ideas for decorating. So stay tuned!