Friday, January 28, 2011

A Fairytale Dream for a small wedding! - in the Okanagan?

I toured this absolutely stunning 4 million dollar home recently and just had to share it with you. As an Okanagan Destination wedding planner I am always on the lookout for new inspiring venues that portray the beauty of this area. For those of you who have an intimate wedding in mind with thoughts of privacy yet providing your guests with a feel of the Okanagan lifestyle of the "rich and famous" so to speak, then this private home rental is for you. Mediterranean styled, lake front elegance and luxury like never before.

Beach side ceremony location with dock, against backdrop of turquoise blue waters!

Located on the North arm of Lake Okanagan, just past Coral Beach roughly 40 minutes from Kelowna and bang smack midway between Kelowna and Vernon is "CASA BELLE". If you are considering an intimate wedding of up to 25 guests this private home base would provide the most romantic of wedding venues for even the most discerning bride.

Visualize your guests seated at the waters edge with the glistening waters and Okanagan sun overhead. The bride descends in the glass observation elevator to meet her groom, family and guest waiting at the waters edge. After the ceremony everyone ascends to the outdoor reception area. The design detail of the open arches on the massive patio space bring a gentle fragrant breeze off the lake, giving you a feeling you've stepped back in time to old world Europe. You and up to 25 guests can have the most formal or informal sit down reception with room for dancing while overlooking one of the most expansive views of Lake Okanagan. A fairytale wedding come true!

Enormous covered Mediterranean patio with views and ample space for 25 guests

at a sit down reception!

Above: Opposite side of the enclosed patio

Opulent old world feel of the master bath!

Fabulous views from the spacious upstairs living area!

Picture yourself in an architectural masterpiece perched on a cliff above the majestic views of pristine Lake Okanagan nestled in mountain and forest. This newly constructed 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom (sleeps 8-12) 9,000 sq. ft. home (including outdoor living on patios and balcony's) has every amenity you could imagine. A private beach, dock, 6000 lb. boat lift, games room, and multiple levels to provide private quarters for your guests. Close by, at Coral Beach there is a tennis court, basketball hoops and children's park. Not to mention several excellent wineries and championship golf courses just a short drive away.

Magnificent views from the upper floor!

Private patios off each bedroom!

During peak season in the summer Casa Belle can be rented for $1000/night with a 7 night minimum at $7000/week. Considering this as a wedding venue location for both ceremony and reception, with accommodations for 12 included, this is not as hefty a price, as you may think. At no other location locally could you find the tranquil feel and suggestiveness of the Okanagan lifestyle as abundantly as at Casa Belle. To book please contact Charmeyn thru the vrbo listing site at Don't forget to mention that you found her home through my blog posting and should you need help with planning your intimate wedding, I can assist your there as well.

Dolce Vita!