Sierra Foothill Weddings:
Capturing the Romance of Yesteryear

Amador County

The Heirloom Bed & Breakfast Inn. P. O. Box 322, 214 Shakeley Lane, Ione 95640; (209) 274-4468. The 1863 building, built in the Greek revival tradition, features an amazing garden and a gazebo.

Jackson Valley Vineyards
, 4851 Buena Vista Road, Ione 95640; (209) 274-4721. At this working winery, wedding parties will find a beautiful lawn along a meandering stream. The bride can make her entrance over a miniature bridge to a redwood gazebo.

Amador County Museum
, 225 Church Street, Jackson 95642; (209) 223-6386. This two-story brick building, dating from 1859, features old cedar trees in a beautiful garden. A period furnished parlor is available for small weddings.

Amador County Fairgrounds, P. O. Box 9, Plymouth 95669. (209) 245-6921. Planning a big wedding? Invite 5,000 of your closest friends—this setting can accommodate them. More realistically, the grounds here feature a pond, waterfall-fed creek and covered bridge. Plenty of support services are here, too.

Amador Harvest Inn/Deaver Vineyards & Winery, 12455 Steiner Road, Plymouth 95669; (209) 245-5512. Waterfowl, spectacularly landscaped grounds, and well-planned changing rooms are all great features to be found at this little bed and breakfast inn.

Story Winery, 10525 Bell Road, Plymouth 95669; (209) 245-6208. A spectacular view of the Cosumnes River Canyon is a highlight of this winery. Ancient oaks provide shade. Or you can arrange a group dinner in the vineyard.

The Hanford House, 61 Hanford Street, P. O. Box 1450, Sutter Creek 95685; (209) 267-0747. Centerpiece here is the Hanford Room, an airy space designed to accommodate small groups. If you rent the whole inn, a private upstairs deck, overlooking historic Sutter Creek, is also available.

Old Grammar School Cultural Center, P. O. Box 217, 111 Cole Street, Sutter Creek 95685; (209) 267-0211. An Italian stonemason built this sturdy structure in 1871. Three large classrooms and a kitchen provide ample space.

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