Park Winters — positioned at 27850 Co Rd 26 in Winters — is an award-winning venue that hosts weddings and occasions whereas additionally providing common actions like backyard excursions and farm dinners that people can enjoy on weekends.
Rafael Galiano, co-owner of Park Winters, mentioned the park’s motto is “Simple, Country, Luxury,” which he and co-owner John Martin imagine depends on privateness.
“We consider luxury as privacy, really comfortable beds, great food and staying out of people’s way and letting them visit with their families,” Galiano defined. “It’s very unusual to have so much privacy and you don’t realize what a luxury it is until you’re in it.”
He added that the park will get numerous people that stay busy lives who come to take a look at, unwind and be with nature.
Galiano and Martin bought the park after discovering it 11 years in the past finally promoting a San Francisco venue they beforehand owned to stay in Winters and commit their total time and efforts to the park.
Galiano mentioned he’s the “developer, the designer and the dreamer” whereas Martin takes care of the enterprise finish of issues.
“John likes to say, ‘everything you see Rafael is in charge of and everything you experience I’m in charge of,” Galiano emphasised.
Park Winters, like most different venues, handled a lack of enterprise as a result of COVID-19 pandemic with the shortage of weddings leaving a big dent within the park’s income.
“Weddings are our bread and butter,” Galiano mentioned. “That’s the basis of our business and that’s what we’re licensed to do.”
In response to having to close down massive occasions like weddings, Galiano and Martin shifted towards different experiences that the park presents like backyard excursions and farm dinners.
“We pivoted to where people can have garden experiences and a day in the park where our chefs still provided food and people sat socially distanced,” he defined.
Fortunately, the park’s massive measurement made social distancing simple and was one thing Galiano mentioned they already did to supply guests the privateness they have been promised.
Galiano additionally famous that the park not too long ago did a “refresh” initially of the 12 months that allowed him to revamp elements of the park in methods he’s been desirous to since buying it.
John and Joyce Martin, who booked an early April backyard tour, mentioned they have been shocked to see how a lot Galiano was capable of do with the park in a comparatively brief period of time.
“His attention to detail, the fact that he can locate 12 kinds of mint and that he knows the names of all the herbs,” Joyce highlighted. “They’re doing so much to preserve the old trees and it’s just a delight.”
The couple from Rancho Cordova mentioned it was a delight to go to the park, particularly since “you don’t see this kind of variety in most city parks and it’s just absolutely wonderful,” based on Joyce.
John, who mentioned he introduced his DSLR digicam to take footage of flowers and birds for his spouse, additionally had a good time wandering across the 4,000-acre property that will get its fair proportion of wildlife roaming the grounds together with birds, squirrels, rabbits and typically even deer, based on Galiano.
Additionally, the park’s farm dinners, which Galiano emphasised are totally different from common restaurant dinners as a result of they permit people to expertise the park whereas consuming with associates for a minimum of two hours, have additionally attracted many people to the park.
“The farm dinner is different in that you are initially on a farm and you’re walking around the garden,” he defined. “We serve cocktails on your arrival and small bites and give people a cool experience where they can just check out for three hours.”
Instead of slicing conversations throughout dinner brief like some eating places may do to create space for different prospects, Galiano mentioned they try to let prospects keep so long as they’d like.
“A lot of the time by the time you start warming up your conversation it’s time for you to go because they have to turn the tables,” he acknowledged. “We want people to really take it in and stay as long as they want.”
Lastly, the park has a restored 1865 Victorian farmhouse — The Inn at Park Winters — that serves as a “romantic boutique bed and breakfast” with 4 visitor suites, a eating room, social parlors, a pool and a scorching tub.
“The service is stellar and private and the food is sensational,” Galiano mentioned concerning the Inn. “At night all you see is stars everywhere you look around so it’s a really cool unusual place.”
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