Friday, April 10, 2009

St. Nicholas Abbey--Part of Our Barbados Series

Located in the parish of St. Peter, Barbados, St. Nicholas Abbey is not an abbey, but rather one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. As we found out, it is also a great place to throw a party. It was a working sugar plantation and is still surrounded by 400 acres of sugarcane.

The home and grounds are available for weddings, parties and perfect for rehearsal dinners. The house is furnished with impressive late 18th and 19th century antiques.
The working distillery where your guests can watch demonstrations and have elegant rum bottles hand etched with their names, wedding date or the Abbey's likeness.
Recently the owners have begun to process the sugarcane on site to create rum -- how fabulous is that? A rum tasting is a great way to start a wedding weekend!
One of two patio areas perfect for a dinner or cocktail reception. The terrace overlooks a gulch rich with jungle fauna (and maybe even a green monkey or two).
We love that Barbados has interesting history and that it's preserved so well here. We also like that the Abbey is available to share with your guests.

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