Wildflower Month at Monte Bello

May is officially Wildflower Month at The Monte Bello Estate and we are so proud to share with you what we have been doing around the grounds. We have started a reseeding project that will help save Monarch Butterflies! Milkweed seeds are the only plant Monarch Butterflies will lay their eggs on so we have covered our native prairie in these seeds. Did I mention our seeds are also safe for other animals like birds AND helps promote wildlife diversity? Monarch Butterflies are GREAT pollinators that will help keep the prairie in its native state!

In a way, couples who book their wedding here are helping save the Monarch Butterflies and the beautiful habitat they live in 🙂  Can’t wait to share some photos of when all the butterflies start to come in!


♥ Sara      Sara@TheMonteBelloEstate.com

Early Access For The Day

We had a full weekend of weddings and baby showers (yours truly) last weekend and could not have been more excited! Many couples like our newly weds from last weekend are taking advantage of adding on the option to “Rent The Estate For The Day”. Renting the estate for the day is a relaxing way to start your special day with your whole bridal party gathered together under one roof with four additional hours of preparation time (on top of the hour and a half you already have included), photo opportunities, and exclusive use of the estate home, tent, and grounds.

Our bridal suite has been FULLY renovated from floor to ceiling and the groom’s suite is still just as fun and man cave like as it was before, complete with a pool table, poker table, foosball, and even a craps table! The bridal suite now offers plenty of seating for you and your whole bridal party with furnishings from Z Gallerie, Restoration Hardware, and Walter E. Smithe.  There is an elegant area you can display your ♥ gorgeous wedding dress you have been dreaming about wearing since you purchased it 8 or so months ago. The new bridal suite bathroom has fantastic natural lighting and vast counter space so your hair and makeup team can come on site without a worry.

bridal suite


In addition to all the renovations the bridal suite has undergone we have also added in a very posh wine/champagne refrigerator finished with a granite countertop. You can now toast with your favorite girls and bottle of bubbly one last time before you become a Mrs. Don’t worry we have not forgotten about your other half! We offer a list of craft beers for your other half and his side of the bridal party to purchase and sip on while relaxing and taking advantage of all the groom’s suite has to offer.

You can contact your venue coordinator to secure your Rent The Estate For The Day for your special day! Speaking from my experience last weekend, it was so nice to have all my girlfriends, sister, and mom in the bridal suite getting ready together and talking about how excited we were for the big shower just hours away! We had three curling irons going and lots of shared hairspray and lipstick 🙂

Such fun memories before the BIG memory!

♥ Sara