UPDATE (Feb. 1).
Thank you all for all your submissions. We are very excited about seeing your work. We decided to guarantee this contest but we have also extended this part of the contest by four days. Feel free to shoot us a message if you have any questions.
IMPORTANT: We are not married to the Ever After font. In fact, we welcome your font recommendations. We want to blend the traditional/classic/handsome architecture with the vibrant energy of 2016.
We recommend you watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVuUk3GlLtc This will give you a great idea of the spirit of the place.
Not sure if we want a slogan incorporated into the design but here are three choices: "Your Mansion in the Mountains" or "Romance, Retreats, Reunions" or "Retreats, Romance, Reunions & Renewal." If you have other suggestions, feel free.
To get a feel for the inn, visit http://WilburtonInn.com. There are videos, information pages, etc. We recommend watching "Welcome to the Wilburton" and "Our Family Inn" under the "Discover the Wilburton & Manchester, Vermont" on the video page (http://www.wilburtoninn.com/videos/)
We have a logo that is just to heavy/Victorian/Gothic and stuffy. We want the new logo to be energetic, dynamic and lively. We want it to build on tradition but welcome a new hipster audience. We want the logo to feel historical but not dated. Key words: welcoming, inviting and exciting.
No grapes, we are not a vineyard. The inn is nestled in the Green Mountains. If you can incorporate the mansion, the mountains and the grand marble staircase, that would be awesome!
The current logo is attached. We have also attached a 2-page sell sheet. Our current font for brochures, fliers, etc. is called "Ever After". The green is a color we have been using in our marketing materials. We will provide the hex number later -- but you should be able to get it in PhotoShop easily. The hex number of the green that we have been is 0d512d (or close to that — I don't have my original files handy).