Commellini Estate is a real Spokane jewel, with a rich history full of family tradition and Italian culture, dating back decades. Don’t let that fool you, though, this is a modern venue with a variety of options for brides. They host over 50 weddings a year, and help make couple’s dreams come true. Today, they’re sharing with us exactly how they do that, and why you have to check out their idyllic venue!
photo courtesy Cali Janae Photography
Where are you located?
14715 N. Dartford Drive in Spokane. Established in 1941, We offer a private location surrounded by majestic trees and tranquil sounds of the Spring Creek in the Dartford Valley, creating the perfect setting for weddings, corporate events, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas parties and other special occasions. Commellini Estate is a perfect fit for all of your event needs.
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What is the capacity of your venue?
Up to 300 guests.
What type of wedding does your venue work best for?
Our venue works well for many types of weddings. From the large to intimate, from the rustic to the elegant, from the casual outdoor wedding to a romantic candlelit reception, we’ve done it all!
photo courtesy 2Ee’s Photography
What are your catering guidelines?
With our freshly prepared, delicious Italian menu and exceptional service, we will create the perfect culinary experience. We specialize in homemade traditional rustic Italian cuisine. Our menu options include the famous Chicken Cacciatore and Chicken Ravioli brought over from Italy by Leda Commellini in 1918. We are excited to share the rich and colorful history of Commellini’s and to provide a unique and contemporary menu you will rave about. Menu items may be served individually plated, family style, buffet style, appetizer “stations” or passed appetizers. Gluten free and vegan menus are available. Please note that we do provide offsite catering as well.
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What are some of your unique offerings for couples?
A stress-free day of wedding preparation at Commellini Estate is always glamorous. We have separate bride and grooms rooms and a server assisting each room to bring any desired beverages. Relax with your bridal party and enjoy the entire getting ready process. We also offer the following:
Setup & Cleanup Done Right! (You aren’t doing it): We take care of all of the setup of Commellini Estate amenities and handle all of the cleanup. At the end of the evening all you have to worry about is taking your gifts home. Never will you or your guests have to remain behind to clean up.
Inclement Weather Options: Rain, snow, or sunshine, our inclement weather options will ensure your event goes off without a hitch!
Hours: No Cut Off Time! At Commellini Estate there is no specific start and end time. If you want to have a sunrise wedding or party till 2:00 in the morning, then by all means!
Ample Onsite Parking: The Estate has 95 parking spaces available on the East side of the venue. If additional parking is needed, fear not, as we have 200+ acres and parking attendants to direct your guests to additional onsite parking spaces (within a 2 min walk).
200+ Acres of Photo backdrops: The Estate includes a forest, prairie, pond, creek, 9 foot waterfall, rustic buildings, manicured lawns, a 1940 Army truck, and of course hours of endless photo opportunities on over 180 acres of property.
Onsite Catering: Commellini Estate’s award winning chefs will create the most exceptional menu for you and your guests. Our specialty is homemade traditional rustic Italian, however our chefs are all culinary art trained and can come up with a menu that fits you, your fiancé, and your wedding style. For further information on our Catering options please refer to our event menus.
photo courtesy Through Stories
How many locations does your venue offer?
At Commellini Estate, we have six different onsite locations that can fulfill your wedding desires. Whether you want an indoor ceremony and outdoor reception, or vice- versa, our staff will work to make it happen.
The first of our onsite locations is our main venue. The main venue was originally built in 1941, and has a very rich and colorful history. It features a beautiful terrazzo dance floor, glowing wood paneling, three crystal chandeliers, and four handmade gold leafed Corinthian columns.
The La Capanna is our second and most intimate indoor location for ceremonies less than 60 people and receptions with dining tables of less than 30 people.
The next option is the Creekside location which is right along the edge of Spring Creek where you can hear the tranquil sounds of the rushing water. The capacity for this location is 185 guests.
The fourth option as a ceremony and/or reception space is the Portico and has many uses. Most often it is used for dancing under the stars during the warm months; however it is also used for ceremonies, buffet presentation, outdoor reception, overflow seating, and band or other musician setup.
The fifth ceremony and/or reception location is located by our Pond side. This is our largest location and can hold parties up to 300 people for ceremonies and receptions. When holding your ceremonies, at the pond side location you can do two tiers of seating with “balcony” seating on the grass.
Finally, the Patio is frequently used for cocktail events, dancing, photo booths, or additional seating. We have gorgeous glass and iron deck furniture that can seat 30 people.
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