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Event Venue Opens in Washington Wine Country

The beloved Rocky Pond Winery welcomed its state-of-the-art venue within the Columbia River Valley

By Amanda Christensen

Rocky Pond Winery—a favorite local winery in Orondo, Washington—opened its event venue, Milestone Events at Rocky Pond Vineyards, in mid-December. The venue is located between the cities of Wenatchee and Chelan, surrounded by the winery’s sprawling grapevines and boasting endless views of the Columbia River Valley.

Milestone Events at Rocky Pond Vineyards event venue. Dec. 18, 2023
Milestone Events at Rocky Pond Vineyards event venue || Courtesy of Milestone Events at Rocky Pond Vineyards

Planners can choose from a charming pavilion or a versatile amphitheater as the primary site for their events. The venue can accommodate up to 200 attendees, and event operations are overseen by Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality. Eventgoers will have the opportunity to connect with the Rocky Pond winemaking team to select pairings or get hands-on custom crush or bottling experiences.

“Rocky Pond has always been rooted in excellence and celebrating the beauty and abundance of Washington’s wine-growing region,” says Michelle Dufenhorst, owner of Rocky Pond, in a prepared statement. “Milestone Events represents an escape from the mundane, and it is our mission to create a tranquil space for families, colleagues, and loved ones to connect. Whether it’s a wedding, special celebration, or corporate retreat, our unwavering commitment to hospitality ensures that every guest receives the same meticulous attention as our award-winning wines. We handle each event with the utmost care so guests can share life’s most precious moments with the ones they love, surrounded by the beauty of the Northwest.”