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One-of-a-Kind Weddings are on Trend in Northern CA’s Redding and Shasta Cascade

Surprise Your Guests with Unexpected Venues Set in National Parks, beside Waterfalls,  or in  or in an Art Deco Theater; Find Plenty of Activities for Guests to Do and Places to Stay with Amenities Featuring Everything a Bride Needs For Her Special Day

REDDING, CA – (May 9, 2016) – Destination wedding trends indicate they are not just for tropical beaches anymore, and are as trendy as the latest color palette. According to San Francisco wedding planner, Alex Quintana, couples want to surprise their guests with venues that aren’t highly commercialized, to create that one-and-only wedding vibe that’s unlike anyone else’s. Redding and Shasta Cascade offer brides and grooms the perfect package: cradled by Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, Castle Crags and the Trinity Alps, Redding and Shasta Cascade have one-of-a-kind outdoor and indoor experiences, from mountain resorts to vineyards and ranches, that set couples apart from the pack. 

One-of-a-Kind Wedding Spaces
When it comes to weddings in far northern California, there’s a variety of locations to choose from. Consider booking rustic ranches, old world chapels, national and state parks, interesting museums, breathtaking bluffs, magnificent rivers, pristine lakes, flower-freckled meadows and alluring waterfalls. Many vineyards throughout the region offer the charm and beauty of a Napa or Sonoma wedding, but without the enormous price tag. Discover the truly one-of-a-kind, glass decked Sundial Bridge, with its dramatic style and riverfront setting. Make your own space at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park Amphitheater, the historic, art deco Cascade Theatre, the magnificent Shasta Dam, or inside mountain caverns. (Yes, there have been weddings inside the Shasta Caverns…Talk about unique!) 

If your nuptials will take place in the spring, consider the beautiful McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens; fall brides can make use of Redding’s stunning fall colors in a park by the river; summer weddings are cooler when they’re overlooking the lake from the famous Shasta Dam; and Redding’s mild winters will be easy on guests attending your wedding banquet at one of the local ranches, historic chapels, hotels or churches. 

Wedding Planning & Design Services
Redding has several professional wedding planning and design services dedicated to converting your vision into a reality. These services will guarantee that you make the most informed decision when signing a contract and hiring a vendor in Redding, while ensuring that your special day runs smoothly through timeline management and troubleshooting. 

Rent a tent, arrive in a horse-drawn wagon, fascinate your guests with fire dancers, and have it all beautifully photographed by any of Redding’s outstanding professionals. You will also find several professional officiants in Redding who will take the time to get to know you, so that everything on the big day represents your style and personality!

Restaurants and Caterers
Redding and Shasta Cascade offer a wide variety of restaurants and caterers that can take care of you on the big day, as well as assist in all your rehearsal dinner and catering needs. For rehearsal dinners, Redding has hundreds of eateries to choose from, including several patio-dining options, with one overlooking the Sacramento River. 

Activities For Guests
Your wedding is not just a ceremony- it’s a celebration! Let Redding take care of you and your loved ones as you kick-off the next exciting chapter of your life. There are endless fun and exciting activities for guests to do in the days before and after the big moment, making it a great getaway for everyone. Sailing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and biking 200+ miles of trails, plus day trips to Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lake Shasta Caverns, Burney Falls, and more are all easy additions to the wedding weekend. 

Getting Here is Easy
Wedding ceremonies in Redding are easy to get to by air, car or train. Located just two hours north of Sacramento, and three hours northeast of San Francisco by car, guests can also grab a flight to the newly remodeled Redding Municipal Airport, a full service airport with direct flights from San Francisco and Portland. No matter how you decide to travel, once you get there, more than 3,000 rooms, from bed & breakfasts to brand name lodging properties, will be waiting for your wedding party and guests. 

Everyone knows that wedding planning can be a big job, but choosing Redding and Shasta Cascade for your one-of-a-kind celebration will make things much easier. Check out the Weddings in Redding board on Pinterest for ideas and suggestions for rehearsal dinner and reception food, locations, decor, and more. Redding is the perfect place for an unforgettable and unique wedding. Find more information about the area at www.VisitRedding.com

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About Shasta Cascade

Covering an area roughly the size of Ireland, the Shasta Cascade region is the perfect place to get back to nature, relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Comprised of eight rural counties historically known for being part of the pioneer gold rush in the mid-1800s, this majestic region of northern California is abundantly scattered with lakes, rivers, mountains and historic mining towns, and includes Lassen Volcanic National Park, two national monuments, six national forests and seven California state parks offering unforgettable fun and adventure. This area offers boundless outdoor recreation with magnificent landscapes and breathtaking vistas: from towering volcanoes, alpine ranges, and glaciers, to waterfalls, lush forests, pristine lakes, and roaring rivers; this travel destination is one of a kind. Shasta Cascade is easy to get to by auto, air, or Amtrak, and offers an off-the-beaten-path experience where people discover the abundance of nature in one of the few unspoiled areas remaining in California. For more information or to request a visitor’s guide, visit www.shastacascade.com, like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ShastaCascade, or find us on twitter www.twitter.com/ShastaCascade. 

 

About Redding, CA

Situated at the northern end of the Sacramento River Valley, Redding is the hub city in Shasta Cascade and is located just two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco. Boasting 300+ days of beautiful weather a year, Redding offers outdoor adventure and attractions all year long, along with great wine, food, sporting and cultural events, dining, lodging and entertainment. The great Sacramento River runs through the center of town, helping earn Redding the fame of being America’s “Unofficial Capital of Kayaking” according to Time Magazine. Nearby scenic lakes, rivers, state and national parks, including Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Lassen Volcanic National Park, make Redding a fantastic base-camp for exploration in Shasta Cascade, offering Any Adventure, Any Day. Redding is conveniently located at the crossroads of I-5 and California state routes 299 and 44, and is accessible by daily flights from San Francisco. For more information or to order a visitor’s guide, visit www.visitredding.com, like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/VisitReddingCA or find us on twitter at www.twitter.com/visitreddingca. 

 

Media Contacts:

 

Susan Hartzler

Mental Marketing

818-585-8641

shartzler@mentalmarketing.com

www.mentalmarketing.com

 

Lisa May

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

530-365-7504

lisa@shastacascade.org

www.shastacascade.com



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