Wednesday, June 9, 2010

European Umbrellas on Deck

2010 brides- it finally stopped snowing! Summer is here and we are getting so close to your wedding day- yay!

What's new at the Overlook since you last came up? European Umbrellas, that's what! These are really nice and will provide more shade than the market umbrellas alone (you can still have up to six umbrellas too). I love how our Banquets department set the lounge furniture around them to hide the base and create a cool space for the cocktail hour. Or if you are dining al fresco with the dance floor and cocktail hour in the tent, these will provide much better coverage for your guests. Plus, they match the tent and there are THREE of them up there! By the way, I hope you like flowers because there are plenty hanging and ground pots at the Overlook and it looks fabulous!

Martis Valley Grille brides: the deck got a makeover and it looks great! We removed the fixed umbrella stands so that your tables can be arranged anyhow you want now. It also was resurfaced and painted a neutral stone gray. Next up- new flowers for the perimeter planter boxes!


  1. I'd like to hang lanterns around the overlook. I know we can't in the tent. Is there another place in the area that would work for this?

  2. Hi Lynne- Lanterns from the three new umbrellas would be really cute and totally acceptable!

  3. There are strong metal arms that go up in the umbrella that you can't see in the photo. You could hang them at varying heights for a cool effect. I will email you a photo from my wedding as an example.

  4. Awesome thanks Brett! LOVE the photo.