Follow Us

October 16, 2019

As we anticipate the end of the 2019 wedding season...since we are a seasonal venue...we think of all the people who have graced us with their joy-filled day. Everyone asks who was our favorite? "Everyone's" is the answer.  From simple to elegant. All were beautiful. A...

May 7, 2019

An observation is that time spent planning ahead makes time for fun during the decorating. Don't go overboard and stress everyone around you. From groom to mother to bridesmaids to co-workers...help them to see the joy in this phase of your wedding planning. Try and ma...

January 3, 2019

Sure, you think, I have plenty of time to get everything ready for my upcoming wedding. But let me point out that June is 5 months away. While we shiver in our offices and vehicles? June is just around the corner. That will put a smile on anyone's face...except for the...

December 6, 2018

I just returned from an informative seminar about YOU! The bride-to-be. It gave some insights I felt worth sharing:

In the Midwest, we have larger reception invitees than on the coasts or in large cities. By about 100 guests! 120 vs 220.

The average engagement-to-wedding...

December 26, 2017

Congratulations! You are on the first step on a lifetime together. Putting it all together in a short time-frame...say 2018? Or 2019?

If you are looking for a 2018 wedding date? You are going to have to be flexible on a date since many venues are booked one year in adva...

July 17, 2017

One of the best threads that we have experienced is Memory Tables. Why "threads"? Well it is the fabric of Life. Those that have gone before you. Family and friends. Making you who you are today. 

It is really the one thing I take care to look at when attending or hosti...

June 2, 2017

Outdoor weddings are so fun! With the sun-dappled trees above or a wide-expanse of fields in the background.

With an outdoor ceremony a bit of planning is needed over and above the reception, as well. 

Clothing:Of course you will look stunning in your wedding dress! But...

May 1, 2017

When you were raised in one city and your fiance was raised in another city...how do you make both sides of the family happy for a location for your wedding? Or maybe you have not lived in your hometown for years and 'coming home' doesn't have that great of pull....

March 29, 2017

And by 'time' I mean time-of-day. An overlooked time is the morning. Now no one wants a 8 a.m. wedding necessarily but a late morning around 11 a.m. can be quite nice. Heat of the day is not present and a lovely luncheon could be served. This is especially nice if you...

March 5, 2017

I have been to fabulously decorated weddings and simply decorated weddings. All have a charm of their own. Decide 5 (yes only 5) things that you have to have to decorate. Because if you concentrate on the 5 items? You will be surprised/delighted that you're more in-tun...

Please reload

  • Facebook Basic Square
  • icon knot

October 16, 2019

January 3, 2019

December 26, 2017

June 2, 2017

March 5, 2017

Please reload

Recent Posts
Archive
Please reload

Cottonwood Pavilion TheKnot

Copyright 2017 Cottonwood Pavilion

1309 West Ferguson Rd.,

Shenandoah, IA 51601 P: 712.370.1581

E: cottonwoodpavilion@gmail.com

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • icon knot
  • Black Instagram Icon