Willow Creek Farm & Winery Named Winner in 2023 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®

15th Annual Couples’ Choice Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Nationwide and Abroad

Cape May, January 29, 2023. — Willow Creek Farm & Winery was announced as a winner of the 2023 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, an accolade representing the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism reviewed by couples on WeddingWire, a trusted wedding vendor marketplace.

To determine these distinguished wedding professionals, WeddingWire analyzed reviews within its Vendor Directory across more than 20 service categories—from venues and caterers to florists and photographers—to find the most- and highest-rated vendors of the year. The winners exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service and quality when interacting with the millions of couples who turn to WeddingWire to help with their wedding planning process each month.

Wedding professionals who win WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Awards® are members of WeddingPro, a leading B2B wedding brand. As the largest marketplace and community for wedding professionals, WeddingPro connects businesses with more than 20 million unique monthly visitors who are planning weddings on The Knot and WeddingWire, as well as with hundreds of thousands of pros in the industry. Through its online marketplaces, educational programs and community-building events, WeddingPro is dedicated to helping wedding professionals build relationships with couples and pros that grow their businesses.

Willow Creek Farm & Winery is honored to be one of the top vendors in Venue in Cape May on WeddingWire.

For more information about Willow Creek Farm & Winery, please visit us on WeddingWire.

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About Willow Creek Farm & Winery

Willow Creek Farm & Winery is a private winery wedding venue located in Cape May, New Jersey. This is the ideal location for couples who are searching for a one-of-a-kind and scenic space to host their special day. Let the team of event specialists work with you to create your dream wedding.

Facilities and Capacities

Willow Creek Farm & Winery can comfortably accommodate up to 350 guests. The double-height Grand Tasting room features seven-foot crystal chandeliers and post-and-beam construction. While handcrafted by Amish artisans from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the space provides a rustic-meets-elegance setting. The stunning grounds boast endless opportunities for unique and beautiful wedding photos, from scenic vineyards to lush gardens and stand-out, life-size Alice in Wonderland fantasy chessboard.

Services Offered

From accommodations to event planning, Willow Creek Farm & Winery has a number of services available to make preparing for your big day an enjoyable experience. The venue offers in-house catering so you’ll have one less vendor to worry about hiring. Various event rentals can be provided so the wedding you’ve been envisioning can be brought to life. Additional services Willow Creek Winery has available are:

  • Cleanup
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Preferred vendors only Chairs
  • Tables
  • Parking Wheelchair access


Willow Creek Farm & Winery can prepare delicious cuisine for your wedding. Their exceptional culinary menu offers hors d’oeuvres, stations and plated serving styles. Necessary food and beverage items are supplied, including flatware, glassware, barware and linens.


The venue can provide on-site accommodations for the newlywed couple. Their new seashore country estate offers stunning views, three decks, an enclosed solarium porch, and more. The newly renovated space has a fully equipped kitchen and a charming bedroom. The Southern Mansion, the venue’s sister property, offers boutique accommodations for your wedding party. Built in 1860, the historic mansion is a five-minute walk to the beach.

Other Services

You and your guests can indulge in some of the finest handcrafted wines found on this side of Europe at Willow Creek Winery. Couples can choose to have an open bar at their wedding featuring their house and specialty wines.

About WeddingWire

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Engagement Season

Did you know that roughly 40% of engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day?

With that in mind, I find myself meeting and touring couples through our Winery daily this time of year looking for the perfect venue for their dream wedding, and they all have the same question – how long will my preferred date be available? The answer – it depends. It may only be a week, a day, or an hour before another couple arrives who is ready to book that date.

Choosing a wedding venue is never easy and is probably one of, if not the most, important decision to make when planning a wedding. My advice to prospective clients is to ask themselves whether they can envision themselves at a venue and how it feels to imagine that day. If they can picture their friends and family as clear as day dancing the night away, they’ve found their perfect venue.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed with the number of options available to newly engaged couples. Over the last few years, the wedding industry has surged, making it even more difficult for couples to parse out the truly experienced wedding professionals from the hundreds of names that fill the pages of wedding websites.

So what makes a Willow Creek Wedding stand out? Just ask some of our past clients!

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Christmas Sip & Shop

Join us December 10th-11th & December 17th – 18th

Willow Creek Winery Sip & Shop

from  12pm-6pm

Enjoy festive weekends, shop locals vendors and sip your favorite Willow Creek wine.

Vendors include;

Mallory Eats
Ainsley Rose Baby Boutique
Cape May Honey Farm
Meeker Sisters Art & Ceramics
Guppie Style
South of the Moon Pottery
Kinj Collective LLC
Little White Shed & Co
Kristen Steindl
Bakers Bounty
Crafts by the Surf
Serenity by Sara
Climbing Branches
Classical Clay Co
Two Can Craft
JKJC Design Company
Shop Gia Taylor LLC
Jasmine Violet Creations
Lularoe with Darlene
Liv Smith Designs
Shop Sanctuary
Fabulous Mosaics
Hopes Soaps

BECOME A VENDOR:  events@willowcreekwinerycapemay.com

Valentines at the Vineyard, Willow Creek Winery Cape May

Where better to wine and dine your sweetheart this Valentine’s Weekend than with Valentines at the Vineyard at Willow Creek Winery, Cape May?  Set the stage for seduction with a 5-course aphrodisiac menu by master chef Brian Parker paired with our vintners’ curated wine selections. Dine by candlelight and dance in front of our roaring fire to the smooth sounds of the Bittersweet Duo to create an evening of romance you’ll never forget!

Saturday, February 15th | Seatings at 6 & 7:30 o’clock in the Evening
$90 per Guest

Click here to book the 6pm Seating.
Click here to book the 7:30pm Seating.

First Course
Sautéed Thai-style Crab Cake, sweet chili sauce
Wine | Wilde Cock White

Second Course
Chef Parker’s Chopped Romaine Salad
topped with blue cheese, sun-dried tomatoes & brioche croutons, warm bacon-truffle vinaigrette
Wine | Seyval Blanc

Third Course
Lemon Sorbet

Fourth Course

Choice of (Please state your entree choice in the comments section when booking.)
Lobster Stuffed Shrimp
with lobster cream sauce, saffron rice, asparagus with hollandaise sauce
Wine | Malvaisia Back Field
Seared New York Strip Steak
topped with roasted garlic and caramelized onion, demi-glace, garlic red mashed potatoes, asparagus with hollandaise sauce
Wine | Bacchus Red
Vegetarian Jackfruit “Crabcake”,
roasted-pepper citrus vegan “mayonnaise”, saffron rice,
asparagus with hollandaise sauce

Wine | Malvaisia Back Field

Fifth Course
Hamilton’s House Made Gingerbread
topped with powdered sugar & a dollop of fresh whipped cream
Sangria | Guava-Pear

Paws & Pinot at Willow Creek Winery

Holiday happenings are not just for humans at Willow Creek Winery. Get your pet in on the merrymaking at Paws & Pinot! Get out your selfie stick and capture the moment with Santa Paws because leashed pets are welcome to this pet-friendly event!

Enjoy some wine & tasty tapas with your four-legged friends and get in some last-minute Christmas shopping. You might just score a couple of stocking fillers for your canine or feline companion! Paws & Pinot features a variety of pet-related vendors–including artisan dog treats, local artists, jewelers, photographers, bakers, and crafters. And best of all, Beacon Animal Shelter will be on hand with adoptable pets looking for their fur-ever home for the holidays.

Bring a donation of a non-perishable pet food item or unused pet toy and you’ll be eligible for a free sample of Willow Creek Winery’s estate-grown and bottled Pinot Noir. You’ll also be entered to win a private quick flight wine tasting for four (a $100 value). Private wine tasting prize vouchers will be awarded during the Paws and Pinot event but can be redeemed at a later date

Comedy Uncorked Holiday Edition at Willow Creek Winery, Cape May

Tickets are going quickly, so get yours before they’re gone! Join us Saturday, December 21, for Comedy UnCorked!! Enjoy a three-course, wine-paired dinner and comedy show in our lavishly decorated tasting room starring hilarious NY comedians Tommy Gooch, Ashley Morris, Joe Alfano and comedic host Sam Mushman. This is an event not to miss!

6-7pm: Social Hour (Cash Bar)
Seating starts at approximately 6:15pm

7pm: Three-course wine-paired dinner is served

Rolls & Butter
First Course
Spinach Salad tossed with goat cheese, dried cranberries & candied walnuts, raspberry vinaigrette | Wine: TBA
Second Course
Bronze Chickenstuffed with sharp provolone cheese & roasted peppers, asparagus with hollandaise, saffron rice | Wine: TBA
Third Course
Classic Cheesecakeraspberry sauce | Sangria: TBA

8pm: Comedy Show begins immediately following dinner, featuring amazing NYC comics and comedic host, Sam Mushman.
Tickets are only $65 per person + tax (dinner, wine, AND a show!!) Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. This event is rain snow or shine!
Rated MA for Mature Audiences – Must be 21 years of age to attend. Those who are easily offended should stay home for this event.
Please bring a photo ID. All must be 21+

3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Willow Creek Winery, Cape May

Join us during Fire Pit Friday from 5:30-9pm on December 20th for our 3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! Get into the holiday spirit and celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year” at our winery and farm with family and friends while wearing your most outrageous holiday-themed apparel.  Prizes for the best sweater! And it’s rumored that Santa will even make an appearance!

Toast the season, enjoy some tasty tapas and relax to live music from the incredible Andrew Moorer. There will be special holiday-themed live performances by the talented Cape May Dance Company, and… if you’re looking for any last-minute Christmas gifts, our wine educators have you covered with good cheer by the bottle or by the case.

While walk-ins are always welcome, reservations are strongly suggested for guaranteed seating. Call 609-770-8782 now to plan a perfect escape to our farm while celebrating Christmas in beautiful Cape May!

7th Annual Willow Creek Winery Sip & Shop Love Drive

Sip & sample great local wines & sangrias while shopping and supporting amazing local Cape May County artists, authors, jewelers, bakers, makers, and handmade gift crafters all while supporting families and pets in need during the holidays.

Be sure to bring a donation to Willow Creek Winery of an unwrapped toy for the Scotty Gregg Jr. Toy Drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children, non-perishable food items, and/or pet food and supplies for local animal shelters to support INCREDIBLE causes, and get a chance to WIN great prizes from our showcased vendors!

Please be sure to spread the word, share this event, and join us for Willow Creek’s 7th Annual Sip & Shop!

Do you want to become a vendor?  Click here to download the application!

Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Weekend

Ah, Valentine’s Day. What’s better than having an excuse (not that you need one) to shower the love of your life with affection?

Wait! You check the calendar and suddenly realize that it’s almost two weeks away and you haven’t made plans. Sure, you could go the old “roses-and-a-box-of-chocolates” route, but who hasn’t seen that a hundred times? How about a trip? It’s cutting it pretty close to start planning an extravagant vacation now though.

Hmm… It’s time to get creative. So, you scour the internet for ideas. Eventually, you find yourself here. Well, look no further because we’ve put together the PERFECT Cape May Valentine’s Weekend getaway for you and your love.

Where to Stay

Cape May is known for its gorgeous Victorian charm, and it’s hard to go wrong with any of the beautiful historic B&Bs and hotels. But if you’re looking to really step it up, the Southern Mansion is the place to be. The New York Times has called it “[t]he only place to stay in Cape May,” and the opulent circa 1860-mansion does not disappoint. Once the summer home of a wealthy Philadelphia industrialist, the Southern Mansion has been meticulously restored and now operates as a 24-bedroom cross between a Boutique Hotel and B&B.

Each guest room is beautifully furnished with a mix of original and high quality reproduction furniture but also has all the modern amenities such as private bathrooms with hand painted tile showers, heating and air conditioning, and 32″ flat screen TVs. Guests also enjoy evening turndown service and a full gourmet breakfast in the morning. We also love the complimentary on-site parking, which any Cape May aficionado knows is a pretty big deal in this shore town.

If you and your love are looking for something a little more private for your Valentine’s Day, then you’re in luck! Willow Creek Winery also has several gorgeous apartments available to rent for the weekend that are located right on the vineyard. Imagine waking up each morning and gazing out over the vineyard as you sip your coffee.

Please visit AirBnB to view our listings for Merlot CottageMalvasia CottageChambourcin CottageHamilton Cottage, and The Stable.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Okay, accommodations are booked, but what about the big night itself? Nearly every restaurant is filling up with reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner, and some of the smaller ones have already booked up. You’re worried that others might feel too cramped or too loud. Will there be music? What will the ambience be like? And perhaps most importantly, what’s for dinner???

Willow Creek Winery has the answer for these questions, too. Enjoy our Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Vineyard, and indulge in a romantic and decadent four-course dining experience in our rustic-chic post-and-beam style tasting room beneath seven-foot crystal chandeliers while sipping on some of the finest wines this side of Europe.

As you gaze across the candlelit table into your lover’s eyes, every sense will be aroused. Taste the divine meal. Smell the aromatic boutique wine. Feel your lover’s hand clasped in yours. And hear the crooning vocals of Rose Kelly as she serenades the room.

View the incredible menu here, and be sure to book your reservation early.

A Low-key Friday

After the formalities that often seem to accompany the traditional Valentine’s Day dinner, you and your love will probably be looking forward to some more relaxed activities on Friday. Spend the morning and afternoon seeing all that Cape May has to offer. Enjoy shopping in the boutiques on the Washington Street Mall, lunch at the many excellent restaurants, and maybe even check out the town’s history by going on a tour or two.

Make sure you keep your Friday night free because you’ll want to come back to Willow Creek Winery for Fire Pit Friday!

Enjoy live music from local musicians 6pm-9pm while you sample our unique selection of locally grown, produced, and bottled wines. Reserve a table to un-wine with a glass (or bottle) of your favorite wine and order farm fresh favorites off our tantalizing tapas and small plates menu. After you finish, be sure to grab another glass before sitting around our fire pit next to our beautiful vineyard beneath the starlit sky.

Pro Tip: Get here early and you can enjoy our Winter Happy Hour. From 3pm to 5pm on Friday we’ll be offering 20% off of our delicious tapas menu as well as glasses of Wilde Cock wines and sangrias (excludes Prestige label).

Saturday: Enough love, time to laugh!

Lucky you, you’re just in time for Comedy UnCorked! It’s been a pretty serious weekend, so now is the time to lighten the mood with a three-course wine-paired dinner and comedy show. This hit series of monthly comedy shows featuring professional NYC comedians is back by popular demand. Make sure you purchase your tickets early though because these shows always sell out.

FYI – if you’re easily offended, this is NOT the event for you.

View the February Comedy UnCorked menu and more event details here.

Is the weekend really over already?

Well, eventually every good thing has to end, and Sunday is finally here. Spend your last few hours relaxing with one last glass of your favorite wine or sangria, and maybe grab a few bottles or growlers for the road (our small-batch produced wines are currently only available on-site). Or grab a stool at the Vineyard Bar, sip a wine cocktail to shake off the last bit the Sunday fog, and catch the game on the TVs before loading up the car and heading home.

And remember, it’s not “Goodbye,” it’s “See you later!”

It’s almost time for Woofstock!

It’s almost time for Woofstock!

We have so many exciting things coming up here at the farm, and we want to be able to share all of them with our Wilde cocks and hens! 

On April 29th, join the Humane Society of Ocean City as they host Woofstock here at Willow Creek Farm & Winery. The voice for the voiceless, Jeffrey Gaines, will be performing a very special benefit concert to bring awareness to the needs of shelter animals and a call for education and training so that ALL animals find the loving home they deserve. There will also be a special performance by “The Turtle Head Band” of South Jersey.

The Humane Society will be providing the entertainment and awareness, and Willow Creek will have wine and tapas available for purchase, as well as the beautiful vineyard views.

Tickets for this very special show are only a $25 donation to the HSOC and all proceeds raised go to help house and care for our shelter animals as they await their FURever homes. Tickets can be purchased at the Humane Society of Ocean City, or online HERE

We hope to see you there to support this awesome cause!


Team Willow Creek

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