Our Reception

Portrait of Us

As a thank you to all of our friends and family who have had such a positive influence on our lives, we will be holding our wedding reception on Sunday July 19th, 2009 at Lavender Crest Winery in Colona, Illinois from 1:00pm to 5:00pm (CST). The reception will include drinks, dinner, and dancing (sorry, no chicken dance).

We hope that by having the reception close to Becky’s hometown of Port Byron, Illinois, that all of our family and friends will be able to join us in the celebration of our marriage!

As a compliment to the selection of award-winning Lavendar Crest wines, the following entrées will be served:

  • Boneless Pork Loin
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Spinach Linguini
  • Rosemary Red Potatoes
  • Vegatable Medley
  • Caesar Salad
  • Melon Salad
  • Rolls and Butter


Colona, Illinois is located just off of I-80, about 10 minutes away from the Quad Cities (where there should be plenty of accommodations if you’re traveling in from out of town).

Map to Colona, Illinois

Here’s all the information you should need for the winery:

Lavender Crest Winery
5401 US Highway 6
Colona, IL  61241


For the nights of July 18th and 19th, we have made arrangements for our guests to receive block rates at two local hotels. They are both in Le Claire, Iowa (just across the Mississippi River) and are about 10 minutes away from the winery…

Holiday Inn Express
1201 Canal Shore Drive
Le Claire, IA  52753
Holiday Inn Express - Riverfront Le Claire

Comfort Inn & Suites
902 Mississippi View Court
Le Claire, IA  52753
Comfort Inn & Suites - Riverview

If you have any problems or need alternative lodging recommendations, just send us an email:


Unless you want to miss out on all the food and fun, you’ll need some driving directions...just enter your starting address, and Google Maps will do the rest!