Last weekend we had the first wedding ever at The Woolley Mammoth! Owner Jeff married his sweetheart Amy in the vegetable patch they had tended together for several months. Rich in kale, cabbage and dahlias, the guests were seated in curved garden rows “amphitheater style,” all aimed at a center spot against the rock wall where the nuptials were held. In the background pigs grunted and cows mooed. It was a blazing hot and beautiful day. The bridesmaids wore fairy wings as a nod to the whimsical, costume-filled place Jeff and Amy met: The Oregon Country Fair.
For months Jeff and Amy as well as some housemates and several volunteer helpers had prepared the garden and grounds for this epic day.
After the ceremony guests were treated to fresh home-grown strawberries in champagne and for dinner homegrown pork, garden kale, cabbage and potato salad served with Jeff’s red wine. We had rented a popcorn machine and our friends brought their own carnival ride to share, “The Orbitron.” In the ballroom an 8-piece band was jamming. We had 140 people spilling out onto the side and front patio, filling the great room, dining room and side room aka “the nappery.” It was a grand ol’ time!