Friday, November 8, 2013

Fifty Miles To Harvest-The Citadel

 Fifty Miles To Harvest
Location: The Citadel
The first Fifty Miles To Harvest was last Friday evening at an amazing historical location in Washington County - The Citadel. You can read more about Fifty Miles To Harvest here
I was hired to manage, decorate and style the event for The Citadel. Which had not been open to the public in more than a few least fifteen or more years.
The Citadel is available for private events. Here is a small peek into The Citadel as well as  the first Fifty Miles To Harvest (all of the pictures on this post were taken by myself, please do not borrow them).

After walking up the stairs and reaching the incredible porch, you are greeted by five french doors which lead into the ballroom. The above picture is taken in the ballroom room looking to the left.  The dinning area pictured is off to the left with the kitchen to the rear of the dinning room.

The is the view of from the ballroom to the right. Beyond the door to the right of the staircase is a bathroom and a small but roomy space to lounge. The staircase leads to the third floor with one common area and two seperate rooms and bathrooms. The ground floor (which I forgot to take pictures of) has a full working kitchen, bar and several bathooms.

Another look at the dinning table/room. The owner of The Citadel wanted everything simple and streamlined. 
Easy enough...even for me! Updating and changes are still being made to The Citadel...everything happens in time.

This picture is take with the grand fireplace to my back.

The ballroom is spacious, so pretty and has unlimited possiblities. The few pieces of furniture are minor and easily moved for any event.

This is the morning of the first Fifty Miles To Harvest even last friday, Nov. 1st. I was so happppppppppppppppppppppppppy the weather was cool and beautiful. I was seriously worried everyone would be rowing their boats to dinner, but thankfully the rain stopped and the weather was wonderful.

A couple weeks before the event I found a few rugs laying around...11 rugs actually. So why not drag them to the porch.

After pushing, pulling and dragging rugs all over the porch, eight tables and over 60 chairs were placed down the center. 

Rugs, tables, chairs and cloths were in place. Simple table decorations and classic white place settings were next...times sixty.

Almost done.

Getting close to done

The gates opened at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, horderves and a band on the ground level.
 Dinner was served at seven.

I do think this might have been the prettiest place I've seen the sunset in Washington County.

The sky was pink, the table was glowing and I was finally relaxing.

Those pumpkin door stops were CUTE!

Thanks Dai Due for your menu selections and Chef Jesse.

Three new fire sticks ( the things you light your candles or barbecues with) and after lighting all the candles only one worked!

Good food and wine was enjoyed by all. The proof was in the laughter coming down the table. 

The next Fifty Miles To Harvest even will again be held at The Citadel on Friday, Dec. 1st the cost is $85 a person ( I will be there). To read more about the upcoming event or to book a reservation go here

Have a Great Weekend.


  1. Absolutely beautiful. We have seen The Citadel a gazillion times driving by on 290. Was such a treat seeing the interior and the beautiful was you decorated for the dinner.


  2. Totally love the look on the porch! Bringing the carpets out totally adds to the details and fun of the event!

  3. Oh wow this is stunning! Your dinner decor is amazing as well, of course ! :)