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SAN FRANCISCO

The Terrace Room, with access to a private outdoor terrace, is the perfect location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The beauty of a sunset to the west and misty Ocean Beach to the south can be viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides. With the beach and Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, your ceremony on the private terrace will be truly unique. This amazing setting offers views of

the famous Seal Rocks, the Marin coastline, the Pacific Ocean and Ocean Beach. Your guests will be delighted by sightings of flocks of pelicans and seagulls and the occasional glimpse of seals, dolphins or whales. Whether you are planning a wedding, a family celebration, or a corporate function, the world famous Cliff House is the quintessential San Francisco experience.

1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco | 415.666.4027 | CliffHouse.com

VENUE .................................................................................................................... restaurant

RECEPTION CAPACITY ........................................ up to 120 sitting / 150 standing

OPTIONS ........................................................................................................................ indoor

CATERING $ RANGE ........................................................................................$50 to $75

EVENT TYPE ............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................................................ n/a

CEREMONY CAPACITY ........................................................................ up to 120 sitting

PARKING .....................................................................street parking & valet optional

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SAN FRANCISCO

Long embraces, sweeping views, soulful food, joyful laughter. A wedding is a collection of small moments that can never be replicated. Hotel Vitale is honored to be a part of that experience. Our luxurious, urban oasis offers the quintessential San Francisco experience— relaxed sophistication, a prime location on the Embarcadero and front row views of the historic Ferry Building. Add in dazzling

panoramas of the Bay Bridge and you’ve got a love letter to the city. Our outdoor terraces are perfect for intimate ceremonies or elegant cocktail receptions. Whether you’re locals planning to celebrate in town or visitors hosting an exciting destination wedding, Hotel Vitale is an outstanding choice. Contact a wedding specialist to see how our customizable wedding packages can bring your vision to life.

CLIFF BRUNK

CLIFF BRUNK

8 Mission Street, San Francisco | 415.278.3719 | HotelVitale.com

VENUE ................................................................................................................................ hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY ...................................... up to 150 sitting / 400 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ..................................................................................... $185 and up

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ...................................................................................$1,000 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY ........................................... up to 60 sitting / 80 standing

PARKING ............................................................................................................................. valet

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Metro Events presents Pier 27, a premiere San Francisco venue located along the historic Embarcadero. Captivate your guests with stunning views of the Bay Bridge, the Financial District and Coit Tower. Our versatile venue allows for unique event design for any occasion. The Embarcadero Room on the lower level offers an industrial ceremony space with exposed ceilings and retractable floor to

ceiling glass doors and the iconic Bay Bridge as a backdrop. On the upper level, the City View Room features floor to ceiling windows with views of the city skyline, including the TransAmerica Pyramid and the Ferry Building. Capture memories Pier side on the dock of the Bay, or on the front lawn looking up at Coit Tower and Telegraph Hill. Pier 27 offers a modern, iconic venue for your San Francisco celebration.

Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco | 415.298.1913 | MetroEvents.com

VENUE ....................................................................................................ferry building/pier

RECEPTION CAPACITY ..................................up to 800 sitting / 1,000 standing

OPTIONS ........................................................................................................................ indoor

CATERING $ RANGE .......................................................................................................... n/a

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ..................................................................... $25,000 to $35,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY ..................................up to 800 sitting / 1,000 standing

PARKING ................................ public lot nearby, self-park on property & valet

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JIM VETTER

SAN FRANCISCO

Discover San Francisco’s most architecturally stunning venue. Astonish your guests and host an event that will be remembered for years to come. The Regency Center features three unique and versatile spaces under one roof. This gives you the option to host your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception in different spaces while keeping your guests in one location. The Regency Center’s rock-n-roll vibes are fitting

for our out-of-the-ordinary couples who are ready to bring their big day to the next level! Our ballroom and Social Hall spaces come equipped with stages, plus sound and lighting equipment, while our beautiful Lodge is ideal for your ceremony or cocktail hour. Capacities range from 70-1,000, with the entire facility accommodating up to 2,000 guests combined, to provide limitless possibilities.

JIM VETTER

BEN FINCH

JIM VETTER

1290 Sutter Street, Suite 203, San Francisco | 415.447.4908 | TheRegencyBallroom.com/rentals

VENUE ................................................................ ballroom / banquet / event facility

RECEPTION CAPACITY .................................. up to 400 sitting/ 1,000 standing

OPTIONS ........................................................................................................................ indoor

CATERING $ RANGE ......................................................................................................... n/a

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ........................................................................ $7,500 to $30,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY ................................... up to 625 sitting / 1,400 standing

PARKING ................................................................. public lot nearby, street parking

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Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by the silver-leaf wallcoverings and crystal chandeliers of a grand ballroom, or dancing the night away on a spacious courtyard terrace with the San Francisco sky twinkling overhead. At The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, weddings are comprised of exactly these moments: personal, inimitable and unforgettable. In the tradition of The Ritz-Carlton, we design weddings and receptions

from the most lavish affair to private, intimate occasions, while always offering an uncompromising level of personal service and attention to detail. Choose from a selection of sophisticated wedding and reception venues located inside or on the outdoor terrace. We look forward to the honor of assisting you with this once-in-a-lifetime celebration—an unforgettable day at an unforgettable hotel.

600 Stockton Street, San Francisco | 415.296.7465 | RitzCarlton.com

VENUE ................................................................................................................................ hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY ..................................... up to 500 sitting / 800 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ..................................................................................... $165 and up

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................... $10,000 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY ..................................... up to 650 sitting / 800 standing

PARKING .................................................................................. public lot nearby & valet

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ELI PITTA

SAN FRANCISCO

The Westin St. Francis on Union Square is renowned for our dazzling venues and impeccable service. For over 100 years we’ve hosted weddings and important celebrations for royalty, celebrities and socialites. It’s our distinct pleasure to invite you to experience what it means to be a St. Francis Couple; to know the thrill of looking down onto the city from the 32nd floor, when most only have the opportunity to

enjoy the view from the ground up. A wedding specialist will attend to each aspect of your event, leaving you relaxed and energized to revel in the joy of your celebration. At The Westin St. Francis your guests will be in awe of the stunning architecture and stylish ambiance as you bask in the enchantment of a fairy-tale event, one that will have your guests raving for years to come.

PHARRIS PHOTOS

335 Powell Street, San Francisco | 415.774.0295 | WestinStFrancis.com

VENUE ................................................................................................................................ hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY .................................. up to 600 sitting / 1,500 standing

OPTIONS ........................................................................................................................ indoor

CATERING $ RANGE .................................................................................. $215 to $300

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE .........................................................................$2,000 to $10,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY ............................................. up to 350 sitting or standing

PARKING ..................................................................................... public lot nearby, valet

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MISTI LAYNE

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Located in the San Francisco Peninsula, Domenico Winery offers the beauty and ambiance of a working winery without the drive to Napa. Our 6,200+ square foot urban winery is ideal for receptions with 200 guests, however, we can accommodate up to 400. We welcome indoor ceremonies for up to 140 guests with traditional theater style seating. For a larger guest count, ask us about our non-traditional style

which can accommodate up to 300. Our in-house catering service styles include food stations, family-style, plated, or a buffet. Outside catering is also permitted for a per person buyout fee. Your wedding guests can toast with hosted wine or cocktails, or you can opt for a cash bar. We’re flexible and dedicated to creating memorable events, and look forward to talking with you about your wedding vision.

MISTI LAYNE

1697 Industrial Road, San Carlos | 650.593.2335 Ext 3 | Events.DomenicoWinery.com

VENUE ............................................................................................................................. winery

RECEPTION CAPACITY ..................................... up to 400 sitting / 700 standing

OPTIONS ........................................................................................................................ indoor

CATERING $ RANGE ........................................................................................$79 and up

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................$1,000 to $8,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY ..................................... up to 300 sitting / 400 standing

PARKING .......................................self-park on property, street parking & valet

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Set upon the majestic cliffs of the Pacific, Half Moon Bay Golf Links and the Mullins Bar and Grill clubhouse provide the perfect venue for a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. We have several on-site venues to choose from including an Oceanside ceremony on manicured natural grass overlooking the Pacific; a 10th Tee ceremony surrounded by a landscaped water feature and ocean views; a

warm and inviting indoor area with seating up to 140; or our Grand Pavilion available from August to October, that can accommodate up to 400 in a professionally built temporary structure. Guests can choose to stay at the adjacent Ritz-Carlton and will love access to our two world-class golf courses and bocce courts. Begin your wedding journey at one of the most inspiring and dramatic sites in the Bay Area.

2 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay | 650.726.1800 | HalfMoonBayGolf.com

VENUE .................................................................................golf course & country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY ......... up to 150-400 sitting or standing (seasonal)

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE .......................................................................................$65 and up

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE .................................................................................. $5,000 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY ..................................... up to 400 sitting / 450 standing

PARKING ........................................................................self-park on property & valet

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Less than half an hour from San Francisco and minutes from SFO, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport is popular for traditional, LGBTQ and cultural weddings, high-profile events and corporate gathering. With event space for up to 1,500 guests and accommodation for outside catering, our brides and grooms can pay homage to their heritage and enjoy all their favorite cultural fare. From elegant indoor

atrium to chic poolside pavilion, Hyatt Regency offers breathtaking venues to accommodate your rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. Innovative cuisine with a variety of fresh, seasonal menu options to suit everyone makes us a premier venue for your wedding. Enjoy the perfect wedding celebration as our experienced wedding specialists ensure every detail is expertly handled from the beginning to end.

1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame | 650.347.1234 | SanFranciscoAirport.Regency.Hyatt.com

VENUE ................................................................................................................................ hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY .............................. up to 1,500 sitting / 2,200 standing

OPTIONS ........................................................................................................................ indoor

CATERING $ RANGE ....................................................................................... $75 and up

EVENT TYPE ..................................rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ........................................................................... $2,000 to $5,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY .......................... up to 1,500 sitting / 2,200 standing

PARKING ........................................................................self-park on property & valet

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CARLIE STATSKY

PENINSULA

Frederick and Bessie Kohl transformed 40 woodland acres in Burlingame into the stunning and noble Kohl Mansion. This rare estate, with breathtaking gardens and pond, has been the host of countless social gatherings since 1914. With unparalleled beauty and flexibility, a wedding at Kohl Mansion is nothing short of magical. The Kohl Mansion offers a sophisticated setting with rich hardwood floors,

detailed crown moldings and four unique rooms for the various stages of your celebration. Lush grounds and a private rose garden create an unforgettable backdrop for any occasion. Whether your vision is intimate or epic, indoors or under the stars, Kohl Mansion is a must see. Our experienced event directors and renowned vendors will make planning a joy and your wedding unforgettable.

ANNA KUPERBERG

TERESA HALTON

CARLIE STATSKY

2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame | 650.762.1134 | Kohl-Mansion.com

VENUE ...................................................................................................... historic mansion

RECEPTION CAPACITY .............................................up to 300 sitting or standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE .................................................................................. $100 to $295

EVENT TYPE ............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE .......................................................................... $8,500 to $18,250

CEREMONY CAPACITY .............................................up to 300 sitting or standing

PARKING ................................................................................. valet & large lot available

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Long Branch Saloon & Farms is the most unique wedding venue in San Mateo County and is nestled in the hills south of picturesque Half Moon Bay. You’ll find our authentic western town a charming getaway, yet easily accessible, and outfitted with all the modern amenities. Our newly built chapel provides a rustic setting for ceremonies while the spacious saloon, grand parlor and main street area can accommodate

up to 500 guests. The beautiful church opens up, so whether a small or large wedding, your guests can share in your special day with doors wide open. You may also choose from one of our many other unique areas such as a pasture site or balcony. The casual atmosphere and western hospitality is perfect for the bride and groom striving for a one-of-a-kind wedding. We take the jitters out of getting hitched.

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TANJA LIPPERT

TANJA LIPPERT

321 Verde Road, Half Moon Bay | 650.726.3117 | LongBranchFarms.net

VENUE ............................................................................................................................... ranch

RECEPTION CAPACITY ................................................up to 500 sitting / standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ....................................................................................... $28 and up

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE .................................................................................. $6,500 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY ................................................up to 500 sitting / standing

PARKING ....................................................................................................valet & self-park

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CHARLETON CHURCHILL

PENINSULA

Just thirty minutes from San Francisco, with its spectacular location overlooking the picturesque Pillar Point Harbor, every wedding at the Oceano Hotel and Spa is one of a kind. Wedding events including the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony and reception and the after wedding brunch can all be customized to make each a unique and memorable experience. The on-site wedding planners will be there each step of

the way, assisting in every aspect from coordinating your ceremony to selecting your perfect menu. They will organize all of your event details, making certain that you leave with the fondest memories of your special day. Accommodations include ninety five beautifully appointed guest suites with scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, making the Oceano Hotel an ideal destination for any wedding event.

280 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay | 650.726.5400 | OceanoHalfMoonBay.com

VENUE .............................................................................................................................. resort

RECEPTION CAPACITY ...................................... up to 250 sitting / 350 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ...................................................................................... $115 and up

EVENT TYPE ..................................rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE .................................................................................. $3,000 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY ................................ up to 300 sitting / 400 standing

PARKING ............... public lot nearby, self-park on property, street parking

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Distinctive dining and sophisticated fun creates a memorable and simply unique wedding experience at Pinstripes San Mateo! From your engagement party to your wedding reception, our team of expert event planners work with you so you can do what you’re supposed to on the most memorable day of your life—celebrate! Our beautifully appointed ballroom seats up to 200 guests, while our private reception rooms and

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outdoor balcony overlooking a picturesque courtyard allow for a more intimate experience. Luxurious bowling lanes, bocce courts and cozy outdoor patio (complete with blankets and Adirondack chairs) allow you to craft an unforgettable, totally unique celebration. We provide professional services and numerous dining options to suit your event needs. We are committed to make your big day one to remember!

36 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo | 650.781.4721 | Pinstripes.com/San-Mateo-California

VENUE ...................................................................................... banquet & event facility

RECEPTION CAPACITY .................................. up to 200 sitting / 1,000 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ..................................................................................... $30 to $120

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................. call for more info

CEREMONY CAPACITY .............................................up to 300 sitting or standing

PARKING ................................ public lot nearby, self-park on property & valet

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RACHEL BLACKWELL

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Established in 1925, the Historic Guglielmo Winery exudes Tuscan elegance in a serenely beautiful setting. Traditional terracotta buildings house the bride and groom’s rooms, complete with breathtaking views of the vineyards and valley from the balconies. Celebrate under the stars or indoors in the charming rustic Heritage Room. Manicured hedges, seasonal flowers and vineyard foliage surround

the cobblestone ceremony and reception areas. Whether an outdoor wedding for up to 300 guests, or an intimate indoor ceremony for up to 125, you’ll fall in love with the romantic ambiance of Guglielmo Winery. Call for details on our year-round availability and all-Inclusive wedding packages that include the venue, catering, cake, DJ, photographer, videographer, floral centerpieces, officiant and limousine.

1480 East Main Avenue, Morgan Hill | 408.779.2145 | GuglielmoWinery.com

VENUE ............................................................................................................................. winery

RECEPTION CAPACITY ....................................................................... up to 300 sitting

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE .......................................................................... call for more info

EVENT TYPE ..................................rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................. call for more info

CEREMONY CAPACITY .............................................................. up to 300 sitting

PARKING .............................................................................. public lot & street parking

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Say your I Do’s and celebrate your commitment with friends and family at the Hilton San Jose. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley within walking distance to countless restaurants and entertainment, we’re a first-rate venue. From sumptuous meals, personalized service and guestroom blocks, your guests will thoroughly enjoy the convenience and care provided by our professional hotel and event

staff. Our flexible event space offers both indoor and outdoor options and is perfectly suited for celebrations of all sizes—from small and intimate to large and lively. Our experienced event staff is dedicated to walking you through the planning process—the end result—an unforgettable wedding. And because our wedding packages include a complimentary honeymoon suite, feel free to dance the night away.

300 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose | 408.287.2100 | SanJose.Hilton.com

VENUE ................................................................................................................................ hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY ..................................... up to 200 sitting / 300 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ...................................................................................... $70 and up

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................................................ n/a

CEREMONY CAPACITY .......................................up to 150 sitting / 200 standing

PARKING ................................ public lot nearby, self-park on property & valet

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Our passionate event planners are ready to assist with any celebration you have in mind and ensure that your experience exceeds your expectations! From ceremonies and receptions, to engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches, along with the convenience of on-site hotel rooms for your guests, Hilton Santa Clara sets the scene to make your wedding unforgettable.

We provide flexible and inviting spaces for intimate gatherings and ballroom space for up to 200 guests. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience, with our professional staff and the culinary expertise of our award winning executive chef! Each custom menu is carefully prepared, elegantly presented and lovingly served. The trusted Hilton name combines with creativity and dedication to deliver perfection!

4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara | 408.330.0001 | HiltonSantaClara.com/weddings

VENUE ................................................................................................................................ hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY ..................................... up to 200 sitting / 300 standing

OPTIONS ........................................................................................................................ indoor

CATERING $ RANGE ..................................................................................... $79 to $105

EVENT TYPE ............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................... $500 to $2,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY ..................................... up to 200 sitting / 300 standing

PARKING ..................................................................................................... complimentary

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What a view! That’s the most common statement made by brides and grooms visiting The Ranch at Silver Creek for the first time. With sweeping views of the entire Santa Clara Valley—from downtown San Jose to the distant San Francisco skyline—The Ranch offers a breathtaking panoramic view for your ceremony and reception. In addition to the magnificent view, our venue boasts stucco and

stone faced walls, fountains and winding stairs for the bride’s grand entrance to the top of the aisle. Indoors, our beautiful ballroom features warm toned décor, fireplace and extensive windows for a continued view of the valley. Whether you are planning a small, intimate wedding or a grand gala, the clubhouse at The Ranch at Silver Creek is the ideal setting for your Silicon Valley wedding.

LUCIE XYZ

4601 Hill Top View Lane, San Jose | 408.270.0557 Ext 3047 | TheRanchAtSilverCreek.com

VENUE ............................................................................................................... event center

RECEPTION CAPACITY ....................................................................... up to 300 sitting

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ..................................................................................... $85 to $140

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ........................................................................... $2,200 to $3,900

CEREMONY CAPACITY ....................................................................... up to 300 sitting

PARKING ........................................................................................ self-park on property

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GIBBY LIBBY

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VILLA RAGUSA

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Campbell, Villa Ragusa offers 12,000 sq. ft. of elegantly appointed event space, featuring European décor, mahogany woodwork, a stunning limestone granite foyer, a beautiful mahogany bar and generous dance floor. It’s an ideal canvas for today’s décor trends—from casual to glamorous. The flexibility of the space allows for events both small and intimate to

large and grand, accommodating up to 600 guests. Each room features its own private bridal suite and surrounding balcony. Villa Ragusa offers complete catering packages and full bar services. Outside caterers are welcomed as long as food arrives prepared by a caterer/restaurant that has a license to serve food (inquire about terms/fees). Our staff is passionate about weddings and providing impeccable service.

TYLER VU

DANNY DONG

BRIAN MACSTAY

35 South Second Street, Campbell | 408.364.1900 | VillaRagusa.com

VENUE ......................................................................................................... banquet facility

RECEPTION CAPACITY ............................................ up to 600 sitting or standing

OPTIONS ........................................................................................................................ indoor

CATERING $ RANGE ...................................................................................... $68 and up

EVENT TYPE ....................................................................ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE .................................................................................. $550 to $1,100

CEREMONY CAPACITY ........................................ up to 310 sitting or standing

PARKING ..................................................................................................... complimentary

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The Winchester Mystery House is one of the most distinct wedding venues in the bay area. A historical building, this house underwent nearly 40 years of construction from 1886 to 1922. The result was an incredibly distinctive Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it offers couples an unforgettable and unique wedding day. We have spaces for both

indoor and outdoor events; offering landscaped grounds and a select number of rooms inside. Celebrate in the romantic surroundings of the greenhouse with a cocktail reception; or share an intimate meal in the Carriage House with a vintage atmosphere. For a truly indulgent experience, say your vows in the Victorian gardens while surrounded by flowers and elegant fountains with the mansion as a backdrop.

525 S Winchester Street, San Jose | 669.900.4239 | WinchesterMysteryHouse.com/Winchester-Estate-Weddings

VENUE ........................................................................................................................ mansion

RECEPTION CAPACITY ....................................................................... up to 200 sitting

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ..................................................................preferred vendor list

EVENT TYPE ............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE .......................................................................... $2,500 to $11,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY ....................................................................... up to 200 sitting

PARKING ............................................. public lot nearby & self-park on property

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Originally a private residence, the hotel known today as the “White Castle on the Hill” opened its door in 1915. Today, the newly resorted urban resort remains one of the Bay Area’s most iconic destinations. Nestled in the hills at the intersection of Berkeley and Oakland, the Claremont Club & Spa offers unparalleled views of the Bay from the renovated event space and guest rooms. It is also home to

exceptional dining and stunning resort amenities including outdoor heated pools, the Fairmont Spa, and fitness and tennis facilities! We host everything from bridal showers to bachelorette spa parties, intimate ceremonies and grand receptions. More than just a venue, the Claremont Club & Spa is a wedding destination. We invite you to join the hotel’s history by hosting your wedding events with us.

41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley | 510.549.3000 | Fairmont.com/Claremont-Berkeley

VENUE ................................................................................................................................ hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY ..................................... up to 300 sitting / 400 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE .................................................................................. $180 to $250

EVENT TYPE ..................................rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ........................................................................... $2,000 to $5,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY .................................up to 220 sitting / 300 standing

PARKING ...................................... self-park on property, street parking & valet

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With breathtaking views of Mount Diablo and the surrounding vineyards, Club Los Meganos at Trilogy at the Vineyards is located in the Brentwood Hills. Whether an intimate affair or a blowout celebration, we’ll accommodate the wedding you’ve always envisioned. Recite your vows before an unfettered view of rolling hills and Mount Diablo then move your celebration to the Mount Diablo Events Center—a

spectacular indoor option with tall glass doors that bring the feel of the outdoors, inside. With an unparalleled view of Mount Diablo through crystal-clear windows flanked by dramatic stone columns, a spacious dance floor and disappearing “Nano” walls, the ballroom offers uncommon elegance. Not to be overlooked is the Event Promenade—ideal for cocktail hour or dancing the night way.

VALERIE DEMO

SOPHIA RICCI

1700 Trilogy Parkway, Brentwood | 925.809.7188 | VineyardsWeddings.com

VENUE ................................................................................................................. private club

RECEPTION CAPACITY .............................................up to 200 sitting or standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE .......................................................................................$42 and up

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................ $2,250 to $7,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY .............................................up to 200 sitting or standing

PARKING ........................................................................................ self-park on property

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At Commodore, we have Event Everything! A wedding anywhere else is ordinary; at Commodore we make it extraordinary. Our wedding specialist will design your wedding all within an affordable budget. First, choose one of our 6 luxury yachts. We can provide the “Captain to Marry,” personalized food and cocktail menus, wedding cake or cupcakes, specialty linens, a floral designer, an array of house DJ’s to

choose from, our preferred photographer, and a personal wedding planner to help you every step of the way. Kid friendly and dog friendly, we put your needs first. Our experienced wedding team will guide you through this exciting time while making the experience stress-free and all-inclusive. With Commodore San Francisco, you can personalize your event with your own outside vendors, or have us do it all!

2394-A Mariner Square Drive, Alameda | 510.337.9000 | CommodoreEvents.com

VENUE ..............................................................................................................yacht charter

RECEPTION CAPACITY ............................................. up to 350 sitting or standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE .......................................................................................$79 and up

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................. call for more info

CEREMONY CAPACITY ............................................. up to 350 sitting or standing

PARKING ............public lot nearby, self-park on property & street parking

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Unique, elegant, and lush - just a few words that describe the venue and gardens at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa. This AAA Four Diamond property has been hosting exceptional weddings and events for over 25 years. Our European charm and picturesque château architecture pair perfectly with any affair. We offer indoor and outdoor venues that can be transformed to fit any vision,

while adding an extra hint of charm of their own. You and your guests will be pampered by our luxurious four-star cuisine and personalized service, along with amenities such as The Spa and luxurious guestrooms. Our dedicated wedding consultant provides extraordinary personal service and attention to details to ensure everything goes just as you had envisioned. Come celebrate with us!

RACHEL CAPIL

3287 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette | 925.299.4324 | LafayetteParkHotel.com

VENUE ................................................................................................................................ hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY .............................................up to 200 sitting or standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ..................................................................................... $115 to $150

EVENT TYPE ......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ................................................................................$650 to $3,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY .............................................up to 200 sitting or standing

PARKING .......................................self-park on property, street parking & valet

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ERIC JAMES

E A S T B AY

Ideally situated at the west end of Alameda Point, Rock Wall Wine Company boasts spectacular panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline. Housed in a converted 40,000 square-foot airplane hangar at a former naval air base—also known as “Building 24”—the winery is due north of a defensive rock wall, which made up the perimeter of the base. Taking their name from this protective wall, the winery

retrofitted one half of the hangars as the wine cellar with state-ofthe-art winemaking equipment, the other as the barrel aging room. With one of the world’s most iconic city skylines as the backdrop, the Barrel Room event hangar and outdoor space are ideal for events both large and small. Schedule a visit to Rock Wall today, where the view is spectacular, the story’s unique, and the experience–unforgettable.

MIKE ROSATI

2301 Monarch Street, Alameda | 510.522.5700 | RockWallWines.com

VENUE ...................................................................................... banquet & event facility

RECEPTION CAPACITY ..................................... up to 400 sitting / 500 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ......................................................................................................... n/a

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ..................................................................................$8,000 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY ..................................... up to 400 sitting / 500 standing

PARKING ........................................................................................ self-park on property

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RACHEL CAPIL

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Located in the heart of Jack London Square, Scott’s offers the highest quality menu selection and seven private banquet rooms. With views of the Oakland Estuary and San Francisco skyline, the setting is perfect. Each banquet room has its own unique ambiance. The newly remodeled Pavilion—our largest room—accommodates up to 400 seated or 600 for cocktail receptions. The Harbor View

rooms feature large windows overlooking the boardwalk. Designed with faux-painted ceilings, modern chandeliers, leather chairs and a copper-and-granite bar, the décor is both classic and contemporary. Smaller celebrations can be held in the waterfront Terrace; the Port of Oakland room; or the intimate Jack London rooms; each ideal for engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners.

KELLY HODGINS

2 Broadway, Oakland | 510.444.5969 | ScottsJLS.com

VENUE .................................................................................................................... waterfront

RECEPTION CAPACITY ............................................ up to 400 sitting or standing

OPTIONS ........................................................................................................................ indoor

CATERING $ RANGE .....................................................................................$50 to $100

EVENT TYPE ..................................rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ................................................................................$250 to $2,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY .......................................up to 400 sitting or standing

PARKING .................................................public lot nearby, street parking & valet

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Perched on a gentle rise in the foothills of Mt. Diablo, the Bridges Golf Clubhouse looks every bit the Mediterranean villa, with its tiled roof, white walls and Moorish turrets. The interior has the feel of an exclusive country club, and from almost every window the view is a vision in green: acres of velvety fairways rolling away into the distance. The setting is so lovely you’ll easily forget it was built primarily for golf.

The club’s most dramatic room is the Garden Pavilion, just a few steps from the Clubhouse. It’s a grand space, with a 25-foot ceiling, antique wrought-iron chandeliers and a wall of large archways overlooking the fairways. Step through the center arch onto the Looking Terrace, for a panoramic view of the greens, Mt. Diablo and the color-streaked sky as the sun sets behind the hills.

9000 South Gale Ridge Road, San Ramon | 925.735.4253 | TheBridgesGolf.com

VENUE ..................................................................................................golf & country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY ..................................... up to 300 sitting / 500 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE .......................................................................................$60 to $90

EVENT TYPE ............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................... $500 to $3,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY .............................................up to 300 sitting or standing

PARKING ........................................................................................ self-park on property

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Once the site of the fabulous, “La Hacienda Del Pozo de Verona,” the former estate of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Castlewood Country Club still retains the elegance and grace that were the hallmarks of its famous resident. The stunning golf courses and natural beauty offer a breath-taking first impression upon arrival. The Porte Cochere and entryway with its oversized doors offers an appealing

and engaging sense of old fashioned charm while the grand lobby with its tile floors is reminiscent of a bygone era. With its unparalleled beauty, high ceilings, a 6,000 square foot Ballroom, 2,000 square foot bar area and 4,000 square foot patio area, Castlewood has become one of the most exclusive wedding venues in the Bay Area. We look forward to being the destination for your fairytale wedding!

707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton | 925.485.2237 | CastlewoodCC.org

VENUE ..................................................................................................golf & country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY ......................................up to 350 sitting / 500 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ........................................................................................$61 and up

EVENT TYPE ......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ........................................................................... $3,000 to $5,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY ......................................up to 350 sitting / 500 standing

PARKING ........................................................................................ self-park on property

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This Tuscan-inspired wedding venue is nestled in the secluded and sun-washed hills of the historic Livermore Valley wine country. With breathtaking views, an astonishingly beautiful setting and unparalleled service, The Club at Ruby Hill offers a gorgeous backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Lined with mature trees, the road to Ruby Hill provides an enchanted pathway to the villa and clubhouse.

Overlooking the 18th green and featuring panoramic views of Mount Diablo and the surrounding area, the outdoor ceremony space features beautiful wisteria-draped Tuscan-style pillars. For your reception, the majestic ballroom boasts tiered grand stairs, elegant decor and a dazzling chandelier. Celebrate your commitment with family and friends in the romantic setting of a Northern Italian Villa.

3400 West Ruby Hill Drive, Pleasanton | 925.417.5840 | RubyHill.com

VENUE ..................................................................................................golf & country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY ......................................up to 230 sitting / 300 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ................................................................................... $100 to $130

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................ $1,500 to $5,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY ......................................up to 230 sitting / 300 standing

PARKING ........................................................................................ self-park on property

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DUY HO PHOTOGRAPHY

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Nestled against the foothills of Mt. Diablo, Crow Canyon Country Club is the perfect setting for your “Once in a Lifetime” occasion. The ambiance amid the redwood trees and sprawling lush hills is a photographer’s dream, providing the perfect setting to capture the special moments that make loving and lasting memories. Your ceremony can take place on our beautifully tended golf course, for up to 320 guests

or choose our terrace, overlooking the grounds for up to 75. This beautiful location creates the perfect backdrop for an exceptional event, with impeccable service and exquisite dining selections. With 26 years of experience, our professional staff provide planning and assistance from start to finish. He’s captured the key to your heart.... now let Crow Canyon help you unlock the doors to Your Wedding.

711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville | 925.735.5718 | Crow-Canyon.com

VENUE ................................................................................................................. private club

RECEPTION CAPACITY ...................................... up to 320 sitting / 450 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ...................................................................................... $45 to $125

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ................................................................................. $100 to $1,800

CEREMONY CAPACITY ............................................. up to 320 sitting or standing

PARKING ..................................................................................................... complimentary

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DANIEL NEAL

T R I - VA L L E Y

Founded in 1890, nestled in the hills of Sunol, Elliston Vineyards offers a historic stone mansion, lush grounds of native flora and the secluded terrace room, set into the hillside. Its picturesque setting and atmosphere creates a romantic and memorable canvas for celebrations of life and love. Host your garden-style ceremony on the south lawn, surrounded by vineyards, wine barrels and a

hundred-year tree to shade your guests. After ‘I Do’ take a short stroll up to the outdoor patio for the cocktail hour. After cocktails, guests are invited to take their seats in the Terrace Room–featuring spacious vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, looking out over oak and olive trees and a beautiful waterfall–for dinner and dancing. Elliston’s friendly and experienced staff is ready to help you plan your wedding.

JOANN HARTLY

HAZY LANE STUDIOS

AIMI PHOTOGRAPHY

463 Kilkare Road, Sunol | 925.862.2377 | Elliston.com

VENUE ............................................................................................................................. winery

RECEPTION CAPACITY .............................................up to 200 sitting or standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ...................................................................................... $50 and up

EVENT TYPE ..................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ........................................................................... $2,000 to $5,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY .............................................up to 200 sitting or standing

PARKING ........................................................................................ self-park on property

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ONELOVE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Bella Rosa is where wedding dreams are made real. The newest wedding and event venue at GarrĂŠ Winery, Bella Rosa combines old world charm with a state-of-the-art facility that can accommodate up to 370 guests for both the ceremony and reception. The venue offers an outdoor ceremony site bordered by flower beds and Italian cypress trees. The Martinelli Event Center is a beautiful Hacienda

style building with a cobblestone courtyard, outdoor fireplace and fountain. A wisteria covered arbor overlooks the valley with mission style surroundings, bringing a sense of elegance to your wedding, celebration or business gathering. This event center can accommodate up to 170 seated guests for meetings and ceremonies, with a reception capacity of up to 170 guests seated indoors and outdoors.

MICHELLE WALKER

7986 Tesla Road, Livermore | 925.371.8200 | GarreWinery.com

VENUE ............................................................................................................................. winery

RECEPTION CAPACITY ...............................................up to 370 sitting or standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ..................................................................................... $110 and up

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ..................................................................................$2,000 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY ...............................................up to 370 sitting or standing

PARKING ........................................................................................ self-park on property

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SARAH MARCELLA

T R I - VA L L E Y

Poppy Ridge Golf Course is a simple, yet elegant golf course and wedding venue. Nestled in the rolling foothills of Livermore wine country surrounded by vineyards, acres of open land and wellmanicured grounds of a 27-hole golf course, this venue is renowned for its beautiful views and superior service. Our Mediterranean-style clubhouse and outdoor ceremony terrace feature breathtaking

views of the Livermore Valley and beyond. Our outdoor ceremony space on the east veranda sits atop a hilltop with large ponds and lavish landscaping, while the north patio is ideal for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Our reception space features high ceilings, bay windows and refined décor. Come experience the magic of Poppy Ridge Golf Course. We’ll help make your celebration absolutely unforgettable!

MARGO

JENNIFER MIHALYI

SARAH MARCELLA

4280 Greenville Road, Livermore | 925.447.6779 | PoppyRidgeGolf.com

VENUE ..................................................................................................golf & country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY .............................................. up to 180 sitting or standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ...................................................................................... $50 and up

EVENT TYPE ......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ..................................................................................$2,000 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY .............................................. up to 180 sitting or standing

PARKING ..................................................................................................... complimentary

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ANITA MARTIN

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Nestled in the Livermore Valley countryside on a twenty-one acre olive orchard, The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa features ten guest rooms and suites with amenities including a beautiful pool, relaxing hot tubs, day spa and unparalleled hospitality. Our in-house event staff will work with you every step of the way, including day-of wedding coordination. Exchange vows in front of our rose garden,

pose for photos next to our breathtaking fountains, and enjoy a Wine Country-inspired cocktail hour next to our rock waterfall. Celebrate your nuptials against the elegant backdrop of the Manzanilla olive orchard or a romantic countryside sunset. We also offer a state-ofthe-art banquet hall where you and your wedding guests can dine and dance the evening away. Countryside elegance awaits you!

HEART AND SEEKER

ANITA MARTIN

HEART AND SEEKER

4549 Cross Road, Livermore | 925.606.8855 | PurpleOrchid.com

VENUE .................................................................................................................resort & spa

RECEPTION CAPACITY ..............................................up to 275 sitting or standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ..................................................................................... $95 to $140

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................$5,000 to $7,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY ..............................................up to 275 sitting or standing

PARKING ........................................................................................ self-park on property

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NIGHTINGALE

T R I - VA L L E Y

Nestled in the rolling hills and lush vineyards of Livermore Valley’s Wine Country, Wente Vineyards provides an unparalleled setting and experience. From ceremonies and receptions, to rehearsal dinners and bridal showers, Wente Vineyards has become one of the most sought after venues in the Bay Area. Featuring a beautifully landscaped, expansive lawn and a historic, mission-style event center, the romance of

the winery will become a part of your family legacy. With a reputation for fine food and stellar service, our first-class catering services create sublime wine country fare, using only the finest seasonal ingredients. And to assure no detail is left to chance, we offer an on-site coordinator to ensure smooth planning and execution every step of the way. Wente Vineyards. A mix of understated elegance and warm familiarity.

JASMINE LEE

ELI PITTA

DANA TODD

5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore | 925.456.2425 | WenteVineyards.com

VENUE ............................................................................................................................. winery

RECEPTION CAPACITY ......................................up to 500 sitting / 750 standing

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE ................................................................................... $160 to $180

EVENT TYPE ...................................... rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE ............................................................................$1,000 to $9,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY .............................................up to 500 sitting or standing

PARKING ........................................................................................ self-park on property

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DESTINATION VENUE Review

Caught in the local vs. destination wedding dilemma? We’ve got the solution—a semi-local destination wedding! Just an hour or two from the bay are some of the most beautiful wedding settings in the country. You’ll find a few of our favorite sites on the following pages, and even more at

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NAPA  SONOMA  MENDOCINO  MONTEREY  CARMEL LAKE TAHOE  RENO  SIERRA FOOTHILLS  YOSEMITE  LODI


MELANIE DUERKOPP

D E S T I N AT I O N W E D D I N G S

For over a century, five generations of the Kunde family have farmed the 1,850-acre estate in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Our winemaking mission is to carry on that tradition by crafting elegant, estate-grown, sustainably farmed wines with a real sense of place — beautifully balanced and expressive of our dramatic vineyard landscape. Perched high above Sonoma Valley on the steps of the Mayacamas Mountains,

our premier venue, Boot Hill, boasts panoramic 360-degree views of the spectacular wine country scenery. We offer several exclusive event spaces that can accommodate large or small groups. Our Hospitality Team will work with you to make sure no detail is overlooked. This secluded site, marked by a towering grove of Valley Oaks, provides an amazing stage for unforgettable events at Kunde Family Winery.

SYLVIE GIL

REBECCA YALE

MELANIE DUERKOPP

9825 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood | 707.833.5501 | Kunde.com

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

FACILITY $ RANGE ......................................................................... $5,000 to $12,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY ........................................up to 250 sitting or standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT........................................ Sonoma County Airport / 19 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY ............................................. up to 250 sitting or standing

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS ................................................................................ no

CATERING $ RANGE .......................................................................... call for more info

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INDIGO

D E S T I N AT I O N W E D D I N G S

The Tahoe Wedding Collection includes three premiere mountain resorts: Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. We offer a variety of venue styles, on-site catering options, and lodging to fit any budget. The sapphire waters of Lake Tahoe framed by the rugged mountains of the Sierra Nevada create a breathtaking backdrop for a private mountaintop ceremony or reception at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The mountains surrounding

Kirkwood serve as a rugged backdrop for a picturesque wedding and provide guests with the opportunity to unplug, relax, and enjoy the High Sierra. Majestic mountains set the backdrop for weddings at Northstar California Resort, creating a blank canvas for bringing to reality the wedding of your dreams. Northstar is the true definition of California luxury style. No matter which mountain you choose, your iconic wedding awaits you.

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

KATHERINE NICOLE

FOOT CANDLES

Lake Tahoe, CA | 775.586.4442 | TahoeWeddingCollection.com

FACILITY $ RANGE .................................................................................. $2,800 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY ..................................... up to 300 sitting / 400 standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE..................................................Reno / 40-80 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY ..................................... up to 350 sitting / 400 standing

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS .............................................................................. yes

CATERING $ RANGE ...................................................................................... $40 to $115

RANGE OF ROOM RATES ............................................................................. $110 and up

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CIPRIAN

D E S T I N AT I O N W E D D I N G S

The West Shore Café and Homewood Mountain Resort offer the perfect pairing of lakefront and mountaintop settings for weddings and special occasions. With both indoor and outdoor spaces that make the most of the picturesque views of Lake Tahoe, they’re further complimented by the surrounding mountain peaks. Available yearround, West Shore full venue buyout package gives you exclusive

access to the entire West Shore Cafe grounds. Arrive to your reception by boat, dine on the deck and pier, host the first dance in the dining room—the options are endless. Our partial venue buyouts are perfect for small intimate dinner parties on the deck or for hosting your event inside. Whatever your event size, the West Shore Café and Homewood Mountain Resort are the perfect location for your next celebration.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MONIQUE

FIFTH & CHESTNUT

CUSTOCK

5160 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood | 530.525.5200 Ext 4 | WestShoreCafe.com

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

FACILITY $ RANGE ......................................................................$10,000 to $25,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY ........................................up to 250 sitting or standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE.......................................................... Reno / 60 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY ............................................. up to 250 sitting or standing

OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS .........................................................yes, nearby

CATERING $ RANGE .................................................................................. $150 to $250

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KIMBERLY MACDONALD

D E S T I N AT I O N W E D D I N G S

Make your wine country wedding dreams come true at Vintners Resort! Delight in the romantic setting, luxurious rooms and awardwinning cuisine. Nestled amidst 92 acres of lush vineyards and beautiful gardens, our event center is located next to the Inn and its famed restaurant, John Ash & Co. as well as The Front Room Bar & Lounge and Vi La Vita Spa. We promise you a beautiful setting, rain

or shine, from our enclosed and open terraces with twinkling lights overlooking the vineyards and gardens, to our Rose Ballroom, Cypress Room and Wedding Pavilions. Our wedding specialist will assist you with reserving all of your wedding events; from your rehearsal dinner, to your post wedding brunch. Whether planning a grand wedding or an intimate occasion, make it memorable at Vintners Resort.

4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa | 800.421.2584 | VintnersResort.com

OPTIONS ................................................................................................ indoor & outdoor

FACILITY $ RANGE .........................................................................$5,000 to $10,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY ............................................ up to 400 sitting or standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE.................................... Sonoma County / 4 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY ..................................... up to 300 sitting / 400 standing

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS .............................................................................. yes

CATERING $ RANGE ...................................................................................... $55 to $125

RANGE OF ROOM RATES ...................................................................... $265 to $1,300

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east bay ARDENWOOD HISTORIC FARM 34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont 510.754.9877 | ardenwoodevents.com

BERKELEY CITY CLUB 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley 510.280.1544 | berkeleycityclub.com

BRAZILIAN ROOM Wild Canyon at Shasta Road, Berkeley 510.544.3164 | brazilianroom.org

BROWNSTONE GARDENS 91 Brownstone Rd, Oakley 925.418.4532 | brownstonegardens.com

CAMPO DI BOCCE 4020 Technology Pl, Fremont 510.651.2500 | campodibocce.com

225

225

$50-65

$3,250 to $4,000

210

240

$40-65

$3,000 to $5,000

150

150

$375 to $5,538

300

300

$28-60

$1,200 to $8,000

1,000

1,000

$30-109

$1,000 to $5,000

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ARTS 111 N. Wiget Ln, Walnut Creek 925.256.3575 | walnut-creek.org/rentals

CENTRE CONCORD 5298 Clayton Rd, Concord 925.671.3382 | ci.concord.ca.us

400

CIVIC PARK ASSEMBLY HALL 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek 925.256.3575 | walnut-creek.org/rentals

CLAREMONT CLUB & SPA 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley 510.549.3000 | fairmont.com/claremont-berkeley

CLUB LOS MEGANOS 1700 Trilogy Pkwy, Brentwood 925.809.7188 | vineyardsweddings.com

THE CLUBHOUSE AT BOUNDARY OAK 3800 Valley Vista Rd, Walnut Creek 925.934.3600 | playboundaryoak.com

COMMODORE CRUISES + EVENTS 2394-A Mariner Square Drive, Alameda 510. 337.9000 | commodoreevents.com

CROWNE PLAZA CONCORD/ WALNUT CREEK 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord 925.521.3787 | crowneplazaconcord.com

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON BERKELEY MARINA 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley 510.665.7124 | doubleberkeleymarina.com

300

$160 to $235 hr

400

$1,700 to $2,800

250

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300

400

$180-250

$2,000 to $5,000

200

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$2,250 to $7,000

250

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$1,000 to $2,000

350

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$50-75

$500

400

600

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$3,000 to $15,000

130

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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON NEWARK/FREMONT 39900 Balentine Dr, Newark 510.490.8390 | hilton.com

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1345 Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek 925.934.2500 | walnutcreek.embassysuites.com

THE FACULTY CLUB UC Berkeley Campus 510.643.0834 | berkeleyfacultyclub.com

FAIRVIEW METROPOLITAN GOLF LINKS 10051 Doolittle Dr, Oakland 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com

FAIRVIEW OAKHURST COUNTRY CLUB 1001 Peacock Creek Dr, Clayton 925.672.9737 | oakhurstcc.com

GLASSYBABY 745 Heinz Ave, Berkeley 206.518.9061 | glassybaby.com

HACIENDA DE LAS FLORES 2100 Donald Dr, Moraga 925.888.7035 | moragahacienda.com

HEATHER FARM COMMUNITY CENTER 301 N San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek 925.256.3575 | walnut-creek.org/rentals

HILTON CONCORD HOTEL 1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord 925.349.2607 | concordhilton.com

HOTEL SHATTUCK PLAZA 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley 510.225.6007 | hotelshattuckplaza.com

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE EVENTS 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley 510.642.0589 | ihouse.berkeley.edu

LAFAYETTE PARK HOTEL & SPA 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette 925.299.4388 | lafayetteparkhotel.com

MARRIOTT WALNUT CREEK 2355 North Main St, Walnut Creek 925.927.1120 | marriott.com/oakwc

MCCAULEY ESTATE VINEYARDS 2525 Sunset Rd, Brentwood 925.775.5253 | mccauleyestatevineyards.com

ROCK WALL WINE COMPANY 2301 Monarch St, Alameda 510.522.5700 | rockwallwines.com

ROTUNDA OAKLAND 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plz, Oakland 510.410.6002 | rotundabuildingoakland.com

250

$55-100

$2,500 to $5,000

230

230

$40-100

$1,000 to $3,500

150

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$56-109

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200

200

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120

200

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600

600

$80-110

$0 to $20,000

200

250

$60-130

$0 to $2,000

175

175

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$2,000 and up

200

200

$115-150

$650 to $3,500

300

350

$55 and up

$1,200 to $5,000

280

280

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500

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600

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2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland 510.615.5555 | dunsmuir-hellman.com

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TPC STONEBRAE COUNTRY CLUB 202 Country Club Dr, Hayward 510.728.7907 | stonebraecc.com

WEDGEWOOD AT BRENTWOOD 100 Summerset Dr, Brentwood 925.516.3400 | wedgewoodweddings.com

WEDGEWOOD AT REDWOOD CANYON 17007 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley 510.537.8030 | wedgewoodweddings.com

WINE & ROSES 2505 W.Turner Rd, Lodi 209.371.6117 | winerose.com

WILDWOOD ACRES RESORT 1055 Hunsaker Canyon Rd, Lafayette 925.283.2600 | wildwoodacres.com

150

150

$60-85

$5,000 and up

80

80

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200

200

$80-110

$1,000 to $3,000

300

300

$47 and up

$395 to $2,995

300

300

$65-122

$795 to $3,795

450

450

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$1,500 and up

400

400

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$1,500 to $4,500

801 Bridgeway, Sausalito 415.332.0502 | casamadrona.com

110

110

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CAVALLO POINT 475 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito cavallopoint.com/gatherings/weddings

250

250

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EMBASSY SUITES SAN RAFAEL 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael 415.499.9222 | sanrafael.embassysuites.com

600

700

$70-180

$1,000 to $6,000

FOUR POINTS SHERATON 1010 Northgate Dr, San Rafael 415.479.8800 | fourpoints.com/sanrafael

300

200

$42 and up

$700 and up

INN MARIN & RICKEY’S RESTAURANT 250 Entrada Dr, Novato 415.883.5952 | innmarin.com

250

300

$50 and up

$1,000 to $3,000

MARIN ART & GARDEN CENTER 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross 415.454.1301 | magc.org

300

300

$120-300

$5,000 to $9,000

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OSHER MARIN JCC 200 N. San Pedro Rd, San Rafael 415.444.8084 | marinjcc.org/rentals

260

260

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6502 Broadway Terrace, Oakland 510.544.3164 | ebparks.org

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1333 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek 925.934.0598 | scottswc.com

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2 Broadway Jack London Square, Oakland 510.444.5969 | scottsjls.com

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$68 and up

$1,500 to $8,000

400

700

$79 and up

$1,000 to $8,000

250

250

$45 and up

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120

$40-62

$200

600

350

$70-150

$1,000 to $3,000

220

220

$140-185

$2,000 to $4,400

300

300

$95-110

$1,000 to $3,000

450

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225

175

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PENINSULA

peninsula ALLIED ARTS GUILD 75 Arbor Rd, Menlo Park 650.322.2405 | alliedartsguild.org

COSTANOA LODGE & RESORT 2001 Rossi Rd, Pescadero 650.879.7307 | costanoa.com

CROWNE PLAZA FOSTER CITY 1221 Chess Dr, Foster City 650.295.6112 | eventscp.com

CROWNE PLAZA PALO ALTO 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.628.0165 | cabanapaloalto.com

DOMENICO WINERY 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos 650.593.2335 ext 3 | events.domenicowinery.com

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SFO 835 Airport Blvd, Burlingame 650.373.2223 | sanfranciscoairport.doubletree.com

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SFO NORTH 5000 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane 650.745.1502 | doubletreesfo.com

EMBASSY SUITES SFO WATERFRONT 150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame 650.340.0327 | sfoburlingame.embassysuites.com

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SILICON VALLEY 2050 University Ave, Palo Alto 650.470.2876 | fourseasons.com/siliconvalley

GARDEN COURT HOTEL 520 Cowper St, Downtown Palo Alto 650.323.1912 | gardencourt.com

HALF MOON BAY GOLF LINKS Two Miramontes Pt Rd, Half Moon Bay 650.726.1800 | halfmoonbaygolf.com

HILLSBOROUGH RACQUET CLUB 252 El Cerrito Ave, Hillsborough 650.343.2062 | hillsboroughracquetclub.org

HILTON SFO BAYFRONT 600 Airport Blvd, Burlingame 650.340.8500 | hiltonsfo.com

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$49 and up

$750 and up

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HYATT REGENCY SFO 1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame sanfranciscoairport.regency.hyatt.com

HOTEL NIA 200 Independence Dr, Menlo Park 650.304.3808 | hotelnia.com

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27 University Ave, Palo Alto 650.321.9996 | macarthurparkpaloalto.com

MARRIOTT SFO WATERFRONT 1800 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame 650.692.9100 | sanfranciscoairportmarriott.com

OCEANO HOTEL & SPA 280 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay 650.726.5400 | oceanohalfmoonbay.com

PALO ALTO HILLS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 3000 Alexis Dr, Palo Alto 650.917.5101 | pahgcc.com

PINSTRIPES SAN MATEO 36 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo 650.781.4721 | pinstripes.com

PULLMAN HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO BAY 223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City 650.508.7189 | pullmanhotels.com

THE RITZ-CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY One Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay 650.712.7665 | ritzcarlton.com

ROSEWOOD SAND HILL 2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park 650.561.1549 | rosewoodhotels.com/sandhill

SAN MATEO COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM 2200 Broadway, Redwood City 650.299.0104 | historysmc.org

SHERATON PALO ALTO HOTEL 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.328.2800 | sheraton.com/paloalto

THOMAS FOGARTY WINERY 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside 650.851.6772 | fogartywinery.com /events-facility

WESTIN PALO ALTO 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.321.4422 | westin.com/paloalto

WESTIN SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT 1 Old Bayshore Hwy, Millbrae 650.872.8119 | westin.com

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500

500

$28 and up

$6,500 and up

100

260

$80-120

420

420

$120

$5,000 to $7,000

1,000

800

$60 and up

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400

350

$115 and up

$3,000 and up

300

300

$95-125

$5,000 and up

300

1,000

$30-120

*

400

400

$100

$1,500 and up

450

450

$250 and up

$6,000 and up

*

150

400

$200-300

$2,500 to $10,000

170

400

$875 to $6,000

250

250

*

216

216

$8,000 to $11,500

80

80

$95-115

*

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375

$75-125

$500 to $1,000

$90-110

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MARRIOTT SAN MATEO 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo 650.653.6100 | sanmateomarriott.com

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321 Verde Rd, Half Moon Bay 650.726.3117 | longbranchfarms.net

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2750 Adeline Dr, Burlingame 650.762.1134 | kohl-mansion.com

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$6,400

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500

$150-200

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270

270

$130-150

$600 to $1,200

*

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3,000

$175 and up

$15,000 to $45,000

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120

150

$50-75

150

350

$225-300

$500 to $5,000

300

300

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300

400

$195-300

$7,000 to $37,000

from list

60

450

$85-150

*

700

900

$140-300

$1,500 to $15,000

400

250

$7,200 to $10,500

200

130

$5,500 to $10,500

100

100

$3,060 to $3,850

600

1,500

$16,000 to $25,000

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SAN FRANCISCO

san francisco 111 MINNA GALLERY 111 Minna St 415.974.1719 | 111minnagallery.com

25 LUSK 25 Lusk St 415.495.5875 | 25lusk.com

ARGONAUT HOTEL, A NOBLE HOUSE HOTEL 495 Jefferson St 415.345.5552 | argonauthotel.com

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 55 Music Concourse Dr 415.379.5232 | calacademy.org

CLIFF HOUSE 1090 Point Lobos Ave 415.666.4027 | cliffhouse.com

THE CLIFT ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL 495 Geary St 415.775.4700 | clifthotel.com

CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS 100 John F. Kennedy Dr 415.264.0554 | conservatoryofflowers.org

DE YOUNG MUSEUM 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr 415.750.3683 | deyoung.famsf.org

E & O KITCHEN & BAR 314 Sutter St 415.788.2622 | eosanfrancisco.com

FAIRMONT HOTEL 950 Mason St 415.772.5186 | fairmont.com /san-francisco

FORT MASON GALLERY 308 2 Marina Blvd 415.345.7557 | fortmason.org

FORT MASON GENERAL’S RESIDENCE 1 Fort Mason 415.345.7557 | fortmason.org

HAAS-LILIENTHAL HOUSE 2007 Franklin St 415.441.3000 | sfheritage.org

THE HIBERNIA SF 1 Jones Street 415.940.1180 | thehiberniabanksf.com

HILTON SAN FRANCISCO UNION SQUARE 333 O’Farrell St 415.923.5092 | sanfrancisco.hilton.com

$90-200

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222 Mason St 415.394.1111 | hotelnikkosf.com

HOTEL VITALE 8 Mission St 415.278.3700 | hotelvitale.com

HYATT CENTRIC FISHERMAN’S WHARF 555 North Point St 415.486.4410 | fishermanswharf.centric.hyatt.com

JAMES LEARY FLOOD MANSION 2222 Broadway 415.292.3142 | floodmansion.org

JULIA MORGAN BALLROOM 465 California St, Suite 1600 415.591.1826 | juliamorganballroom.com

JW MARRIOTT UNION SQUARE 515 Mason St 415.771.8600 | jwmarriottunionsquare.com

KIMPTON SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HOTEL 450 Powell St 415.395.8506 | sirfrancisdrake.com

LE MERIDEN SAN FRANCISCO 333 Battery St 415.296.2905 | lemeridiensf.com

LOEWS REGENCY SAN FRANCISCO 222 Sansome St 415.276.9605 | loewshotels.com/regency-san-francisco

MAGIC FLUTE RESTAURANT 3673 Sacramento St 415.922.1225 | magicfluteristorante.com

MAGNOLIA HALL 2525 3rd St 415.864.7468 ext 301 | magnoliabrewing.com

THE MARKER HOTEL 501 Geary St 415.292.8133 | themarkersanfrancisco.com

MARINES MEMORIAL CLUB & HOTEL 609 Sutter St 415.921.2689 | marineclub.com

MARRIOTT UNION SQUARE 480 Sutter St 415.273.4015 | marriott.com/sfous

5 G6

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san francisco

$1,000 and up

$75-115

$500 to $1,500

300

$200 and up

$11,000 and up

500

500

$60-135

$6,500 to $14,500

200

250

$134

200

250

$105-230

$1,500 to $3,500

*

400

400

$79 and up

$4,000 to $14,000

100

100

$150-190

$3,000 to $6,000

150

150

$28-60

*

700

700

$33 and up

*

125

150

$125-165

$1,200 to $2,500

300

300

$69-149

*

200

220

$125 and up

400

400

$60-100

*

500

500

$180 and up

$1,000 to $6,000

80

400

$185 and up

300

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HOTEL NIKKO SAN FRANCISCO

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1625 Post St 415.614.5416 | hotelkabuki.com

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Pier 3, Hornblower Landing 415.438.8300 | hornblowerweddings.com

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MONROE 473 Broadway St 415.323.8515 | monroesf.com

OMNI SAN FRANCISCO HOTEL 500 California St 415.273.3011 | omnisanfrancisco.com

PALACE HOTEL 2 New Montgomery St 415.512.1111 | sfpalace.com

PARC 55, A HILTON HOTEL 55 Cyril Magnin St 415.923.5092 | parc55hotel.com

PARK CENTRAL HOTEL 50 Third St 415.974.8708 | parkcentralsf.com

THE PEARL SF 601 19th St 415.269.7171 | thepearlsf.com

PRESIDIO GOLF COURSE & CLUBHOUSE 300 Finley Rd 415.561.4661 | presidiocafe.com

THE REGENCY CENTER 1290 Sutter St, Ste 203 415.447.4908 | theregencyballroom.com/rentals

THE RITZ-CARLTON SAN FRANCISCO 600 Stockton St 415.364.3459 | ritzcarlton.com

SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place 415.554.6079 | sfgov.org/cityhallevents

SAN FRANCISCO DESIGN CENTER GALLERIA 101 Henry Adams St 415.490.5861 | sfvenues.com

SAN FRANCISCO FERRY BUILDING 1 Ferry Building 415.369.9800 | paulaleduc.com

THE SAN FRANCISCO FILM CENTRE 39 Mesa Street, Ste 113 / The Presidio 415.561.2264 | sffilmcentre.com

THE SAN FRANCISCO MINT 88 5th St 415.608.2220 | thesanfranciscomint.com

ST. REGIS SAN FRANCISCO 125 Third St 415.284.4017 | stregissanfrancisco.com

420

$135-240

$1,500 to $35,000

400

400

$80-200

1,000

1,000

265

*

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$0 to $5,000

from list

$95 and up

$1,000

*

265

*

$9,500 to $16,000

from list

300

300

$55-125

$350 to $6,000

1,400

1,000

$7,500 to $30,000

800

800

$10,000 and up

250

300

$10,000 to $17,000

from list

400

600

$8,000 to $12,000

150

400

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Pier 27, The Embarcadero 415.298.1913 | metroevents.com

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THE WINERY SF 30 Avenue G 415.773.0178 | sfeventvenues.com

350

1,500

$215-300

$2,000 to $10,000

220

220

$75 and up

$4,500 to $7,000

250

250

$100-150

$7,500

1,122

150

$31-100

$2,000 to $4,000

2,608

150

$31-100

250

250

250

250

450

350

225

600

350

8 North San Pedro Street, San Jose 408.909.9500 | blancovenue.com

CALIFORNIA THEATRE 345 South First St, San Jose 408.792.4520 | sanjosetheaters.org

CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 255 South Almaden Blvd, San Jose 408.792.4520 | sanjosetheaters.org

CINNABAR HILLS GOLF CLUB 23600 McKean Rd, San Jose 408.323.7857 | cinnabarhills.com

CLOS LACHANCE WINERY 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin 408.686.1050 | clos.com

CLUB AUTO SPORT 521 Charcot Ave, San Jose 408.770.1200 | clubautosport.net

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$55-68

$2,500 to $5,000

$70-125

$5,000 to $10,000

$4,495 to $9,950

$50-$70

$1,500 to $3,500

200

$45-120

$1,000 to $3,000

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100

$45 and up

$750 to $1,500

1,000

800

$50 and up

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330

$55-110

$1,200 to $2,000

CORINTHIAN GRAND BALLROOM 196 N. 3rd St, San Jose 408.938.2323 | cgbsj.com

THE DOMAIN HOTEL BY THE ASCOTT LIMITED 1085 East El Camino, Sunnyvale 408.247.0800 | domainhotelsv.com

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON CAMPBELL 1995 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell 408.558.4284 | doubletree.hilton.com

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SAN JOSE 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose 408.453.4000 | doubletreesanjose.com

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON MILPITAS 901 East Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas 408.942.0400 | embassysuites.com

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200

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335 Powell St 415.774.0295 | westinstfrancis.com

170

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WESTIN ST. FRANCIS

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181 Third St 415.777.5300 | wsanfrancisco.com

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800 Powell St 415.800.7516 | uclubsf.org

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21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga 408.741.4957 | hakone.com

HILTON SAN JOSE 300 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 408.947.4450 | sanjose.hilton.com

HILTON SANTA CLARA 4949 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara 408.562.6704 | hiltonsantaclara.com

HOTEL DE ANZA 233 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.494.4725 | hoteldeanza.com

HOTEL LOS GATOS/DIO DEKA RESTAURANT 210 E. Main St, Los Gatos

355 Santana Row, San Jose 408.423.5487 | hotelvalencia-santanarow.com

HYATT REGENCY SANTA CLARA 5105 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara 408.510.6410 | santaclara.hyatt.com

LOFT BAR & BISTRO 90 South 2nd St, San Jose 408.203.1664 | loftbarandbistro.com

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER 15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga 408.961.5856 | montalvoarts.org/rentals

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$84 and up

$1,200

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$500 to $1,200

180

180

$100 and up

$800 and up

3,000

2,000

$80-150

250

250

$30-75

180

$27-56

1,000

850

$45-135

350

300

200

200

$50-100

$5,500 to $8,500

350

900

$70

$2,500 to $8,500

300

300

*

*

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180

$1,050 to $7,000

750

500

$99-180

$2,500 to $3,500

200

300

$70 and up

300

300

$68-99

250

250

130

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3055 Olin Ave, Suite 1000, San Jose 408.423.8678 | weddings.maggianos.com

2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara 408.970.6107 | scmarriott.com

ony

$110-150

MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY

MARRIOTT SANTA CLARA

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HAYES MANSION 200 Edenvale Ave, San Jose 800.420.3200 | hayesmansion.com

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HAKONE ESTATE AND GARDENS

Ba r Se

1480 East Main Ave, Morgan Hill 408.779.2145 | guglielmowinery.com

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2 South Market St, San Jose 408.550.2358 | tghsjcom

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420 South First St , San Jose 408.831.2433 | sjforager.com

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170 South Market St, San Jose 408.998.3010 | fairmont.com/san-jose

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$2,000 to $6,000

$5,500 to $17,000

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RAMADA SILICON VALLEY 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale 408.245.5330 | ramadainnsiliconvalley.com

THE RANCH AT SILVER CREEK 4601 Hill Top View Ln, San Jose 408.270.0557 x-3047 | theranchatsilvercreek.com

REGALE WINERY + VINEYARDS 24040 Summit Rd, Los Gatos 408.353.2500 | regalewine.com

ROTUNDA AT SAN JOSE CITY HALL 200 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.535.1248 | sanjoseca.gov/events

SAN JOSE COUNTRY CLUB 15571 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose 408.258.4901 | sanjosecountryclub.org

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART 110 S. Market St, San Jose 408.271.6887 | sjmusart.org

SHERATON SAN JOSE 1820 Barber Ln, Milpitas 408.943.0600 | sheratonsanjose.com

SONESTA SILICON VALLEY SAN JOSE 1801 Barber Ln, Milpitas 408.943.0600 | sonesta.com

TOLL HOUSE 140 South Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos 408.884.1044 | tollhousehotel.com

VILLA RAGUSA 35 South Second St, Campbell 408.364.1900 | villaragusa.com

WEDGEWOOD BOULDER RIDGE GOLF CLUB 1000 Old Quarry Road, San Jose 408.846.5165 | wedgewoodweddings.com

WESTIN SAN JOSE/ IL FORNAIO 302 S. Market St, San Jose 408.271.3350 | westinsanjose.com

WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE 525 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose 408.247.2000 | winchestermysteryhouse.com

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south bay

*

*

*

300

300

$85-140

$2,200 to $3,900

120

120

$80-200

$5,500 to $11,000

120

120

$85-135

$4,000 to $7,000

300

300

*

$4,000 to $6,000

225

350

$69 and up

$100 and up

100

150

$4,000 to $9,000

200

160

$70-105

$1,000 to $2,000

250

250

$49

$1,000 to $2,000

220

220

$105-165

$2,500

310

600

$68 and up

$550 to $1,100

200

200

$50-100

225

225

$90-150

*

200

250

$84-153

*

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200

$2,500 to $11,000

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WEDGEWOOD AT EAGLE RIDGE 2951 Club Dr, Gilroy 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodweddings.com

Fac ili

200

ROSEWOOD CORDEVALLE 1 CordeValle Club Dr, San Martin 408.695.4585 | cordevalle.com

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200

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22400 Old Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos 408.568.4346 | nestldown.com

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36

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$45-125

$100 to $1,800

38

300

$65 and up

$3,500 and up

from list

150

150

$30-70

$1,500 to $2,500

200

200

$50 and up

$2,000 to $5,500

150

250

200

200

370

370

300

500

$60-90

$500 to $3,000

200

200

$30-40

$750 to $6,000

1000

1000

$35 and up

$1,000 to $5,000

400

450

$86 and up

$1,000 to $5,000

500

500

$61 and up

300

300

$100-130

400

400

320

450

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$50-75

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TRI-VALLEY

tri-valley BLACKHAWK MUSEUM/SCOTT’S CATERING 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville 925.648.1434 | blackhawkmuseum.org

THE BRIDGES GOLF CLUB 900 South Gale Ridge Rd, San Ramon 925.735.4253 | thebridgesgolf.com

CALLIPPE PRESERVE GOLF COURSE 8500 Clubhouse Dr, Pleasanton 925.426.6666 | playcallippe.com

CAMPO DI BOCCE 175 E. Vineyard Ave, Livermore 925.249.9800 | campodibocce.com

CASA REAL AT RUBY HILL WINERY 410 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton 925.931.0200 | casarealevents.com

CASTLEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB 707 Country Club Cir, Pleasanton 925.485.2237 | castlewoodcc.org

THE CLUB AT RUBY HILL 3400 West Ruby Hill Dr, Pleasanton 925.417.5840 | rubyhill.com

CRESTA BLANCA BALLROOM 4444 East Ave, Livermore 925.373.5703 | larpd.org

CROW CANYON COUNTRY CLUB 711 Silver Lake Dr, Danville 925.735.5718 | crow-canyon.com

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON PLEASANTON 7050 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton 925.737.5622 | hilton.com

DUBLIN RANCH GOLF COURSE 5900 Signal Hill Dr, Dublin 925.556.7040 | dublinranchgolf.com

ELLISTON VINEYARDS 463 Kilkare Rd, Sunol 925.862.2377 | elliston.com

EVENTS AT HUB 5341 Owens Ct, Pleasanton 925.699.5239 | eventsathub.com

FAZ/FOUR POINTS SHERATON PLEASANTON 5121 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton 925.460.0434 | fazrestaurants.com

GARRÉ VINEYARDS 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore 925.371.8200 | garrewinery.com

$1,800 to $4,500

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$2,000 and up

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MURRIETA’S WELL 3005 Mines Rd, Livermore 925.456.2425 | murrietaswell.com

NELLA TERRA CELLARS 5005 Sheridan Rd, Sunol 408.893.9463 | nellaterra.com

PALM EVENT CENTER IN THE VINEYARD 1184 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton 925.426.8666 | palmeventcenter.com

POPPY RIDGE GOLF COURSE 4280 Greenville Rd, Livermore 925.456.8209 | poppyridgegolf.com

PURPLE ORCHID INN + SPA 4549 Cross Rd, Livermore 925.606.8855 | purpleorchid.com

THE RANCH AT LITTLE HILLS 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon 925.837.8158 | ranchatlittlehills.com

RAVENSWOOD HISTORIC SITE 2647 Arroyo Rd, Livermore 925.373.5703 | larpd.org

SUNOL’S CASA BELLA 11984 Main Street,Sunol 925.200.6900 | sunolscasabella.com

WEDGEWOOD AT SAN RAMON GOLF CLUB 9430 Fircrest Ln, San Ramon 925.828.6258 | wedgewoodweddings.com

WENTE VINEYARDS 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore 925.456.2425 | wentevineyards.com

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250

350

$35-55

$800 to $2,000

850

650

$32 and up

$850 and up

110

110

$76-100

$1,000 to $4,000

300

300

$52-75

$4,000 to $8,500

325

350

$80 and up

$1,000 to $5,000

180

180

$50 and up

$2,000 and up

275

275

$95-140

$5,000 to $7,500

250

250

$45-70

$5,200 to $6,500

150

150

$1,800 to $2,560

250

250

$45-60

$2,500 to $4,000

300

240

$98-128

$395 to $2,995

500

750

$160-180

$1,000 to $9,000

150

150

$150-190

$5,000 to $12,500

300

300

$100 and up

$11,250 and up

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THE CLUB AT PASADERA 100 Pasadera Dr, Monterey 831.647.2409 | theclubatpasadera.com

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central coast 120 Highlands Dr, Carmel 831.622.5461 | hyattresidenceclub.com

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$250 to $1,200

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$19-45

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2600 Bishop Dr, San Ramon 925.867.9200 | marriott.com/oaksr

Ou tsid eC

MARRIOTT SAN RAMON

On Pre m

11950 Dublin Canyon Rd, Pleasanton 925.847.7565 | marriott.com

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MARRIOTT PLEASANTON

Ind oor

6680 Regional St, Dublin 925.828.7750 | holidayinn.com/dublin-ca

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250

$125 and up

$4,500 and up

250

300

$40-115

$2,800 to $10,000

400

400

$28-60

$1,000 to $4,000

46

300

300

$80 and up

$8,500 and up

46

350

350

$175 and up

$4,000 and up

200

200

$150-250

$10,000 to $25,000

$13,000 and up

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$85 and up

Ca ter i

400

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SEASCAPE BEACH RESORT 1 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos 831.662.7140 | seascaperesort.com

ng $

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Ind oor

400 Cannery Row, Nonterey 831.645.4053 | montereyplazahotel.com

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DESTINATION VENUES

tahoe HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT 3860 Saddle Rd, South Lake Tahoe 775.586.4442 | tahoeweddingcollection.com

KIRKWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT 1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr, Kirkwood 209.258.7406 | kirkwood.com /weddings

NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA RESORT 100 Northstar Dr, Truckee 530.562.3830 | northstarcalifornia.com

THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAKE TAHOE 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee 530.562.3014 | ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe

WEST SHORE CAFE + INN 5145 West Lake Blvd, Homewood 530.525.5200 Ext 4 | westshorecafe.com

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wine country | napa, sonoma + lodi CAMPOVIDA 13601 Old River Rd, Hopland 707.480.3367 | campovida.com

CORNERSTONE SONOMA 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma 707.933.3010 | cornerstonesonoma.com

DELORIMIER WINERY 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville 707.687.9397 | wilsonartisanwineries.com

KUNDE FAMILY WINERY 9825 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood 707.833.5501 | kunde.com

MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY 900 Meadow Ln, St. Helena 707.967.1223 | meadowood.com

VINTNERS RESORT / VI LA VITA SPA 4350 Barnes Rd, Santa Rosa 800.421.2584 | vintnersresort.com

WINE & ROSES 2505 W.Turner Rd, Lodi 209.371.6117 | winerose.com

250

250

250

250

$75 and up

$5,000 to $11,500

150

150

$120 and up

$8,000

250

250

*

$5,000 to $12,000

1000

1000

$95 and up

$2,000 to $22,500

400

400

$55-125

450

450

$50 and up

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from list

from list

from list

$5,000 to $10,000

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$1,500 and up

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B R I D A L FA S H I O N

10 STEPS TO FINDING YOUR

WEDDING DRESS 1

T HE SALON You may wonder why bridal salons require an appointment to try on gowns. Here’s the reason why—bridal salons offer a wide selection of gown styles all in one size. Limiting the number of dresses to one size per style allows them to carry a larger selection. Because the salon has only one gown from each style, they take special care to keep the dresses in good condition. For this reason, salon consultants always assist brides in trying on the gowns.

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INFLUENCES Before you get your heart set on a gown you simply can’t live without, ask if the house of worship where you’ll marry, has any restrictions. Some will not permit a bride to show bare shoulders or her back. It’s certainly worth a call to confirm before your first bridal salon appointment. Another factor is your reception location and the time of year and day you’ll wed. An outdoor, afternoon garden wedding calls for a totally different gown than an evening wedding at the St. Regis’ Gallery Ballroom.

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YOUR APPOINTMENT During your first appointment try on different styles, even those you normally wouldn’t consider. Trust your bridal salon consultant to lead you in the right direction. An experienced salon consultant will be invaluable in helping you select styles that flatter your best features and camouflage the flaws. Of course that in no way means you should ignore your own preferences. Be absolutely forthcoming with your comfort level and reactions to each gown you try on. Is the fabric too heavy, the neckline too low? Don’t be afraid to speak up. If an off-theshoulder gown has you fidgeting now, girlfriend, just think of the discomfort on your wedding day. No, thank you! The absolute last thing you want to be doing is tugging self-consciously at your dress all day. Your wedding day mantra should be, ‘beautiful, comfortable, confident.’  66

B R I D A L FA S H I O N

10 steps to finding your wedding dress

4

SILHOUETTES + STYLES There are eight basic silhouettes that make up almost all wedding gowns, plus a few less traditional options that are rapidly becoming mainstream. Chances are, at least one will be flattering on your body type. Being well versed in wedding gown vocabulary is vital. Here are a few key terms-of-art to get you on your way. BALL GOWN This silhouette incorporates a natural or dropped waist, set off with a full skirt. Think Cinderella, waltzing with your prince at the reception. It’s extremely flattering around the waist. The volume of this dress might overtake the petite bride but it’s a good choice for an average height bride with very romantic taste. THE A-LINE

Flattering to most figures. The secret? A slim fitting narrow top that skims the rib cage and hips, extending out in an “A” triangle along the body. Look in your closet; chances are you’ll find many of your skirts have an A-line cut. There’s a reason after all; A-lines add height, minimize curvy hips, and create an overall slimming profile. BALLERINA Inspired by the costumes of classical ballet, made of

ultrafine fabrics with a fitted waistline and classic full skirt, this silhouette can court a formal event while still being relaxed and easy to move in. It’s quite flattering on medium to tall frames, but tends to shorten the appearance of petite brides. COLUMN OR SHEATH Ah, the timeless style and sophistication of

Audrey Hepburn. Desire her dresses? She’s all about the sheath. This is the cut for the sexy yet understated bride. With its slim profile, strategically placed darts and seams, the sheath shows your body without an overwhelming display of skin. Flattering to the petite, slim, tall or thin bride. Also flattering for slender but broad shouldered athletic builds.


EMPIRE It’s time to release your inner queen. Napoleon’s Josephine made this style all the rage. Here’s why—the empire waist has a seam that falls right below the bust, elongating the petite bride and flattering the smaller busted. It enhances the waist while flattering the hips. If you have a long neck and want to wear big jewelry, the empire is a cut above the rest.

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VEIL OR NOT Your dress will most likely have some influence over what veil or headpiece you ultimately choose. As for rules, there are none. If you feel romantic and gorgeous in a veil, wear it. If your heart’s set on a tiara, you go girl. If you’re opting for a loose braid and don’t want to cover it up, sprinkle in a little bling with rhinestone pins. Feel like donning a sassy bird cage veil? Do it. What’s our wedding day mantra? That’s right, girlfriend...”be beautiful, comfortable and confident.”

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LINGERIE Once you’ve selected the gown, ask your salon consultant for recommendations on the appropriate lingerie. Make sure these garments supply the perfect amount of support and fit. Do you slouch? Discover a corset with boning. Wearing shimmering silk? Seamless lingerie is your secret. Heart set on strapless? A seam-free strapless bustier or three-quarter-length convertible bra will do the trick. The tendency is to select white lingerie. However, something closer to your skin tone, like nude, will be less noticable under a white gown. Bring these items to your dress fittings. You’ll see and feel the difference. SELECTING YOUR BRIDESMAIDS If there’s anyone who truly understands the meaning of “for better or for worse” it’s a best friend. Whether you played dress-up as little girls, were cheerleaders together in high school, met in college or at the office, chances are you’ve had your share of good times and bad. And through it all—diets and boyfriends, jobs and joys—you’ve remained tried-and-true best friends. Who better to share this exciting time with than those with whom you’ve already shared so many of life’s memorable moments?

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With all the blissful anticipation and expectations that will surround the wedding, you’ll undoubtedly experience your portion of aggravation and frustration. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with the girlfriends and family who love and know you best (for better or for worse), who can lend support, patience, and a little assistance with the myriad of tasks ahead. HOW MANY The number of bridesmaids

and groomsmen in your entourage will greatly depend on the size and style of your wedding. Large, formal weddings call for larger bridal parties, while small, informal ceremonies are fine with simply a maid-of-honor and best man. While you’ll certainly want each of your bridesmaids to be escorted down the aisle by a dapperly dressed gent, there’s no rule that says you have to have an equal number of male and female attendants.

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Being part of a wedding can be a costly endeavor, so provide at least six months notice for everyone involved. They’ll need the time for potential alterations as well as making travel arrangements.

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES If you really want to keep your girls happy, let them choose their own dresses. Select a manufacturer and color, then let your girls choose the style they feel most flatters their figure. This is a great option if one of your bridesmaids is pregnant or if you have a variety of body sizes and shapes to contend with. Another option is to select a two-piece ensemble, which naturally adjusts itself to different body types. Alterations are often easier when dealing with just a top, or just a skirt. In addition to bridal salons, visit several department stores for ready-wear gowns. They carry various sizes of the same style, affording your bridesmaids the opportunity to try on a few different sizes to find the most flattering fit. It’s also convenient for your out-of-town bridesmaids. Purchase


LUXURY, ONSITE BEAUTY SERVICES the most appropriate size and ship it. If the dress doesn’t fit, you can take it back and exchange it for the proper size. And whatever you do, don’t forget to announce at your bridal luncheon, that you’re so excited about finding bridesmaids dresses “they’ll be able to wear again.” Bridesmaids love that! (wink-wink) FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS Before falling in love with the perfect bridesmaid dress, put some thought into the variety of budgets you’ll be dealing with. Most likely your bridal party will consist of friends at different stages of life with dramatically different incomes and financial obligations. Be clear about what you will pay for and what items will be their responsibility. The bridal party typically pays for their own wedding attire and accommodations. However, you can certainly offer to pay for their dresses and accessories, or split the cost. The price for a bridesmaid dress can range from $150 to $350. If budgets are lean, consider preowned (think eBay or Poshmark), or rental options (check-out Rent the Runway)..

HAIR & MAKEUP The first decision is whether to use a professional makeup artist, hair stylist or both. Will you hire these services for just yourself, or your entire bridal party? The benefits of hiring pros are many. From the convenience of on-location service, to the reassurance that each of your attendants will look their very best, enlisting the help of an expert is one simple way to shorten the list of wedding day worries.

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artist is experienced in creating many different looks. A true artist will know trade secrets for not only fashioning a longer lasting look, but for accentuating your finer features. Whether you prefer the barely there look with luminous skin and thick brows, or a retro 60’s look with faux lashes, dramatic liner and pale, porcelain skin, your stylist will help you look and feel your camera-ready best.

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Editors' REVIEW To provide our to-be-weds with a selection of

quality and reputable event professionals, our editor-in-chief, Cristine Thomas, reviews each venue and service provider before they are invited to appear in Today’s Bride.

As you peruse the following pages, be sure to read her personal reviews for each of the wedding services featured. And, if you have a specific question about one of the companies, just email her at cristine@todaysbridesf.com.

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Wedding Planning • Coordination • Design EDITOR’S REVIEW

KEVIN CHIN

EVENT PLANNER

Jutta brings a unique skill set to the world of event planning. A former physician in Germany, her level of communication and follow-through are impeccable. She doesn’t miss a single detail. When it comes to weddings, her extensive knowledge in art history and interior design are definitely reflected in her European sensibility to art and design. DAYLIKENOOTHER.COM

415.425.7574 | Serving Northern California

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Full Service Wedding + Event Production Wedding Planning • Design • Direction EDITOR’S REVIEW

ROBIN JOLIN

EVENT PLANNER

Chanda is one of the most authentic people I’ve ever met. I totally get why couples love working with her. Not only does she gracefully and efficiently carry out her job as event planner, she has a calming effect on even the most excitable to-be-weds and service providers. One meeting and you’ll love her, too! AMONIQUEAFFAIR.COM

510.334.3752 | 1624 Franklin Street, Suite 1015, Oakland

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Wedding Planning • Design • Coordination • Event Production

MICHELE BECKWITH

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With a background in fashion and an event career that started with celebrity soirees in Hollywood, no wonder Cindy’s design aesthetic is so rich and eclectic. I love how she blends the layers–location, décor, music, cuisine, timing and guests, to create a total experience. See the epic party she planned for our 25th anniversary, on page 196.

BELLANOTTE-EVENTS.COM

650.784.0776 | @bellanottecindy | Serving the Bay Area


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DAVID SACHS

EVENT PLANNER

Owner, Christa Mekki, lights up a room when she walks in. Her energy and personality are, shall we say—magnetic! She’s motivated and passionate about creating memorable life experiences through events, and stays involved and connected with her peers by serving on boards and committees, giving back to the event industry. MAGNETICMAGNIFICENT.COM

415.857.3185 | Pleasanton | Serving the Bay Area

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Full-Service Wedding Planning • Event Design Wedding Coordination + Management

I have so much respect and admiration for this lady. Gwen has been an integral part of the Bay Area wedding community as far back as I can remember. She runs her company with integrity and a kind heart at all times. Her nurturing personality makes it easy to see why couples trust her with such an important day.

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MICHELLE WALKER

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WTSWEDDINGS.COM

510.795.9072 | Serving the Greater Bay Area

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CHARISSA IMIKO

EDITOR’S REVIEW

I’ve never met two more creative individuals. Owners, Linnae and Jon, are constantly evolving their design concepts and setting industry trends. In 2012, they joined us as the style and design directors to assist with a major makeover for Today’s Bride. Their vision and input over the following five years made a lasting impact on the magazine and how we showcase creative content. ASIELDESIGN.COM

408.280.7078 | 245 McEvoy Street, San Jose

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Wedding + Event Floral Design EDITOR’S REVIEW FLORAL DESIGNER

Designer, Nancy Earle, has spent her career in the floral industry, including retail stores in Hyatt Regency hotels. Her online floral shop provides pre-designed packages for bouquets, table arrangements, corsages and boutonnieres. Place an order from the standard inventory or customize your order. Prices are listed to help you manage your budget.

WEDDINGFLOWERS.ME

707.328.8067 | Santa Rosa | Serving the Wine Country + Bay Area

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Floral Design • Event Production Draping • Chairs • Lighting EDITOR’S REVIEW

Simply put, Edgar creates floral art. His creative process often takes him beyond flowers in containers to awe-inspiring floral structures and shapes, enhanced by dramatic lighting and staging. He’s innovative and passionate, and so are his designs. From minimalistic to the opulent, he delivers beautiful results. FLOWERSBYEDGAR.COM

408.427.2188 | Bay Area Based

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I’ve admired Anna and her team’s work for years—following Loop Flowers on Facebook and Instagram and featuring them in the magazine. I love their organic and ethereal design aesthetic. It’s floral art! And, as I recently discovered on a cover shoot for the magazine, Anna is absolutely delightful to work with. Loop’s reputation is well earned. LOOPFLOWERS.COM

415.517.8725 | Serving the Bay Area | Will Travel


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KEVIN CHIN

Simply put, she’s a force of nature! Nancy’s energy, passion for life and people, and pursuit of beauty and joy in everything she does, fuel her creative process. I so greatly admire her talent and love how authentic she is. We’ve featured her gorgeous work in more issues than I can count, including this one, and I’m looking forward to many more to come. NANCYLIUCHIN.COM

415.757.0393 | San Francisco / Serving the Bay Area

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Floral Design • Event Planning EDITOR’S REVIEW

With a background in theatre and art, floral design was a natural progression for founder/owner, Beth Covey-Snedegar. While her love for bold colors and texture shows in many of her designs, she’s just as comfortable with a soft pink palette or elegant white. Beth also offers various levels of event coordination services. SASSYDIVADESIGNS.COM

650.200.7331 | Redwood City

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Wedding Floral Design • Event and Corporate Floral Design Event Props Rental Services

Some of our very first styled features were by Violetta Flowers. Arlene has a gift for creating lush bouquets and centerpieces and an eye for combining the most unique flowers, leaves and greenery. At the same time, I’ve seen her create a stark and modern masterpiece out of green apples and white chrysanthemums.

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KATE HARRISON

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415.279.4039 | Serving the Bay Area

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E V E N T R E N TA L S + P R O D U C T I O N

LIN & JIRSA

I watch for each new product line debut because Blueprint is always on the trendsetting edge. From modern and funky to elegant to rustic or industrial, their selection is expansive. I’ve worked with them on events; featured them in real weddings and styled shoots, and thoroughly enjoy each interaction with the staff. BLUEPRINTSTUDIOS.COM

415.922.9004 | 352 Shaw Road, South San Francisco

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Luxury Event Furniture Rentals Event Production

DREW ALTIZER

EDITOR’S REVIEW

Founded by designer and producer extraordinaire–Sherry Landi–Dekko88 has set a new standard for luxury event furniture rentals. Their pieces are unique and high quality; ranging in style from classic to contemporary. I’ve had the pleasure of co-hosting several events with Dekko88, each resulting in rave reviews. DEKKO88.COM

650.307.7979 | Serving Northern California

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Specialty Table Top Rentals • Hand Painted China Stemware + Glassware • Unique Dinnerware TA B L E T O P R E N TA L S

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STELLA YANG

The most beautifully curated collection of high-end, one-of-a kind vintage pieces available. Prepare to indulge your inner design diva, because once you’ve select from the gorgeous dinnerware collection you’ll be compelled to accessorize from their exquisite line of stemware and glassware and the perfect flatware.

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415.612.4262 | Serving Northern California


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Fine China • Flatware • Chargers • Glassware • Specialty Linens Tables • Chairs • Tenting • Stages • Dancefloors • Furniture EDITOR’S REVIEW E V E N T R E N TA L S

We’ve worked with Hensley on many events, the most recent being our 25th anniversary celebration. Not only do I appreciate how reliable they are, every team member is a delight to work with. My fave new product is the pavilion—with a multitude of configuration options, it can totally transform a space, indoors or out. HENSLEYEVENTRESOURCES.COM

650.692.7007 | 180 West Hill Place, Brisbane

JL IMAGINATION

EVENT PRODUCTION AND DESIGN SERVICES

Lighting • Draping • Audio Visual Event Production + Design I’m a fan! Over the last five years we’ve featured numerous events that Julio and his team have done lighting and draping for, as well as attended industry events for which they’ve created the dramatic backdrop and venue transformation. With a full spectrum of lighting services, draping and luxury lighting décor, they have whatever you’re looking for. JLIMAGINATION.COM

650.763.1021 | 380 Swift Avenue, Unit 4, South San Francisco

LIGHTING + DRAPING

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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Event Rentals • Tenting • Draping • Tables Chairs • Tabletop • Linens EDITOR’S REVIEW

STANDARDPARTYRENTALS.COM

SF/Bay Area | Central Valley/Sacramento | San Jose/Monterey Peninsula

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I’ve worked with SPR for 20+ years and continue to admire how they set the standard with their extensive product line and customer service. With a wide selection of tent styles, ceiling treatments, furniture, décor and beautiful tabletop accessories—including flatware, glassware and dinnerware designs—they’ve got it all.


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DJ + MC • Custom Music Mixes • Artistic Ambient UpLighting Creative Visual Projection • Exclusive Entertainment Experience

DANIELLE POFF

DJ + LIGHTING

EDITOR’S REVIEW

We’ve hired AVL for a number of our magazine parties. Not only does he have slick looking and great sounding equipment, Aaron is a truly talented entertainer. Two years ago we hosted a Gatsby themed event and I was blown away by his repertoire—roaring 20’s to dance music with the most spectacular mash-up transition. He’s good! AVLENTERTAINMENT.COM

323.203.6707 | Bay Area Based | Aaron ‘DJ’ LaMorte

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Disc Jockey • Lighting • Videography • Photo Booth EDITOR’S REVIEW

DJ + LIGHTING + PHOTO BOOTH

JENNIFER SKOG

DJ + LIGHTING

I’ve been working with Fantasy Sound since the late 90’s. Their expansion of services, reputation in the industry and longevity in staff, are just a few of the reasons they are one of the most respected wedding professionals in the Bay Area. They run such a professional operation it makes it easy to recommend them.

FANTASYSOUND.COM

925.373.1934 | 320 Stealth Court, Livermore

SERVICES

DJ • Karaoke • MC • Photo Booth • Lighting • Officiant • A/V EDITOR’S REVIEW

MISTI LAYNE

When you hire SEE you get an experienced DJ. In fact, you get the owner of the company, Jerry Schultz. He’ll step in as your entertainment director and MC for the day; work with you on song lists for different segments of the reception, and keep the dance floor full. In addition, he offers other services that help reduce the number of vendors needed. He loves what he does and it shows.

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415.608.8222 | Bay Area | Serving Northern California


Photography • Cinematography • Photo Booth EDITOR’S REVIEW

One glimpse of their portfolio and it’s instantly apparent that founder, Jonathon Towle, has carefully selected a team of skilled, creative and charismatic photographers. Their style of photography and videography is consistent—romantic and emotive. We’ve featured their work in several issues, including a real wedding on pages 132/133 of this issue.

APOLLOFOTOGRAFIE.COM

415.871.0729 | Serving the Bay Area | Will Travel

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Photography • Videography EDITOR’S REVIEW

I met Tara Arrowood 13 years ago on a cover shoot for the magazine. Since then she’s done numerous covers and been featured in real weddings more times than I can count. Her style is playful and energetic, and her skill behind the lens is undeniable. She’s so personable—one meeting and you’ll feel like you’ve been friends for years.

ARROWOODPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

415.596.3646 | Serving the Bay Area | Will Travel

SERVICES

Weddings • Engagements • Portraits • Destination EDITOR’S REVIEW

PHOTOGRAPHER

You’ll love working with Augie. He’s warm, charming, and has a calm demeanor that puts people at ease—an invaluable trait for this profession. As for his photography, it’s beautiful! I love his use of light, the angles he shoots from, how he frames a shot, and how no matter the backdrop—your eye will always be drawn to the bride and groom.

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415.713.6338 | San Francisco | Serving the Bay Area

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Videography • Photo Booth • Disc Jockey • Lighting EDITOR’S REVIEW

I’ve been working with Fantasy Sound since the late 90’s. Their expansion of services, reputation in the industry and longevity in staff, are just a few of the reasons they’re one of the most respected wedding professionals in the Bay Area. They run such a professional operation it makes it easy to recommend them.

FANTASYSOUND.COM

P H O T O G R A P H E R + C I N E M AT O G R A P H E R

925.373.1934 | 320 Stealth Court, Livermore

SERVICES

Wedding Photography + Cinematography Groom Wardrobe Stylist EDITOR’S REVIEW

There’s not enough space to say everything I’d like to say about Kevin. As one of the first photographers I met when starting the magazine, for me, he set the bar for what a professional photographer should be. He’s incredibly skilled behind the lens, well connected and respected, stylish and one of the kindest people I know. KEVINCHIN.COM

415.701.0600 | 175 Langton Street, #6, San Francisco

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Wedding + Destination Photography • Elopements Engagements • Creative Portraiture EDITOR’S REVIEW PHOTOGRAPHER

Larissa’s work is a remarkable blend of photojournalistic and editorial style photography. The best way I can describe it is artful. The composition, lighting and emotion—so beautifully captured. As important as her skill is how she makes her couples feel. On her website, be sure to read Info>Kind Words. Her clients say it best. LARISSACLEVELAND.COM

415.860.3402 | Serving the Bay Area | Will Travel

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Weddings • Elopements • Engagements • Portraits Fashion Editorials • Worldwide • Destination EDITOR’S REVIEW PHOTOGRAPHER

Lilly’s dynamic energy and Italian accent might be the first things you notice, but her skill behind the lens and a passion for what she does, are what you’ll remember. She has a very organic and ethereal style of photography. When looking at her images you can see how deeply she connects with her couples. LILLYRED.IT

415.519.5906 | San Francisco | Serving the Bay Area

SERVICES

Wedding Photography • Engagement Sessions Fashion Editorial EDITOR’S REVIEW

STUDIODIZON.COM

408.571.8892 | Serving the Bay Area | Will Travel

PHOTOGRAPHER

Once you meet Dennis, you’ll want him at your wedding! He’s fun, light-hearted, and puts couples at ease as he shadows them through the day, capturing their love story. He offers three distinct styles of photography: Soft and Subtle, Vintage Lux and Modern Flair. Of course he’s flexible for couples that want to mix-it-up a bit!

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415.508.7545 | San Francisco | Serving the Bay Area

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Vero emanates an undeniable sense of style, warmth and composure that’s noticeable the moment you meet her. It’s easy to see why her couples feel so comfortable in front of the camera—she’s behind it. I love her eye for detail, use of light and surroundings and how she makes even the posed shots look natural and organic. She’s amazing at what she does.


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Guest Accommodations • Complimentary Continental Breakfast Bay Views • Complimentary Parking • Airport Shuttle EDITOR’S REVIEW A C C O M O D AT I O N S

I’ve stayed here many times and love the bay view rooms. From the lobby to the guest rooms, it’s charming, cozy and very well maintained. You won’t find a friendlier staff or more comfortable location for our out-of-towners. A big plus are the areas throughout the hotel where friends and family can hang-out together. BAYLANDINGHOTEL.COM

650.259.9000 | 1550 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame

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M E N ’ S F O R M A LW E A R

Custom Suits + Tuxedos • Sport Coats • Shirts Ready Made Suits + Tuxedos • Wedding Packages EDITOR’S REVIEW

DEIDRE LYNN

I love seeing a groom in a well-tailored suit or tuxedo! Knowing the investment a bride makes on her wedding day ensemble, it always makes me smile to see a groom who’s indulged his sartorial style. Whether he opts for a ready-made or custom suit or tuxedo, with Daniel George he’ll get the best quality garment, service and style advice in the industry. DANIELGEORGE.COM

415.678.5069 | 515 Pacific Avenue, Floor 2, San Francisco

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PRE-WEDDING EVENTS

Bridal Showers • Rehearsal Dinners Intimate Receptions EDITOR’S REVIEW

I discovered the Magic Flute in the mid-90’s and fell in love the moment I stepped through the door. This family owned, Italian Ristorante is the perfect place for a rehearsal dinner or postwedding brunch. The atmosphere, food and hospitality of the LaCavera family will have you coming back for years to come. MAGICFLUTERISTORANTE.COM

415.922.1225 | Serving the Bay Area

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THE BUDGET The greatest factor to affect your budget will be the number of guests you invite. So, even though you’re ready to burst with excitement over your engagement, keep the wedding chatter to a minimum until you’ve set the budget and know exactly how many guests you can realistically invite. WHO PAYS FOR WHAT Will the two of you be paying for the entire event yourselves, or will your parents be contributing? As awkward as it may feel to ask, it’s important for the harmony of the family to get a firm answer of exactly how much each set of parents is planning to contribute. The days of the bride’s parents paying for the majority of the wedding are long past. So any support offered should be appreciated. PARENT CONTRIBUTIONS Before discussing their contribution,

do some research on overall costs for the wedding you’re envisioning. If they’re lending financial support, it’s likely they’ll expect to have some input and the right to invite friends, extended family and business associates that you would otherwise not invite. Have an idea of how many guests you’re willing to let them invite (which, realistically, will be affected by how much they’re able to contribute) and a few meetings or decisions you’d like them to be involved in, such as the catering and cake tastings, viewing invitation options, etc. It doesn’t mean you have to take their opinions over your own—it’s simply a way of including them in the wedding planning process.

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AN EVENT PLANNER A common hurdle for brides considering an event planner is the idea of relinquishing control. In reality, you’re not giving up control at all. You’re simply enlisting the services of someone with the organizational skills and resources to bring your vision to life. They do the footwork and research that allows you to make informed, intelligent decisions. Here’s a list of standard services: • An initial face-to-face appointment to review your ideas, expectations and preliminary budget. • Assist in creating a budget. 118

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• Make suggestions and research options. • Create an overview that accommodates your tastes, preferences and budget. • Provide a list of recommended service providers (vendors). • Assist with the selection of vendors, should you so desire. • Schedule appointments with the vendors being considered. • Review all contracts. • Develop a detailed timeline for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. • Develop a detailed floor plan. • Stay in communication with the selected vendors. • Confirm timeline several days before the wedding and provide final version to you and all vendors. • Be on-site the day of your wedding to see that all service providers are on time and set-ups are proceeding smoothly and on schedule, and any emergencies are dealt with promptly. EVENT DESIGNERS If you’re looking for someone to create a total

design concept for your wedding, what you really need is an event designer. They offer creative design for the entire event, ensuring all elements compliment one another and support the overall design theme. Hire them in the early planning stages so they can be involved from the get-go.

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THE GUEST LIST Controlling your guest list will enable you to focus more time, attention and budget to the details that make a wedding so unique: the location, invitations, table décor, menu selection, music and other elements that are often limited by large guest lists. Begin by separating your list into two groups: one comprised of friends and family you simply must have at your wedding,and the other comprised of those with whom you’d like to have, but whose absence you can accept. On average, about 20 percent of your invitees will be unable to attend. As you begin to receive regrets from the first list, immediately send invitations to the like to have list. To reduce the level of discomfort when the topic of your wedding comes up in front of fringe-friends and coworkers not invited, exercise a little discretion. Avoid talking about it compulsively and limit Twitter


and Facebook updates. Nobody likes knowing that everyone else is invited to a super cool party except for them. So, be discrete.

absolutely sure of how many guests your budget can accommodate. Once your save-the-date cards have been sent, you’re committed.

SINGLE FRIENDS If a single friend is engaged or in a serious

THE VENUE Once you have a solid estimate of your guest count, begin the venue search. Choosing a venue is very much like going house hunting. Having a list of your top wants will save you time.

relationship and you know the partner, by all means include them. However, you’re not obligated to in clu d e an a d ditio nal gu e s t fo r a single friend. CHILDREN If you prefer not to have children at the reception, use

the invitation to relay your preference. Refrain from using the phrase “no children.” Instead, opt for the more subtle verbiage of, “adult only reception.” An acceptable compromise is including the children at the ceremony, and providing childcare and a separate children’s menu for the reception.

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PAPER + INK Paper elements are the most effective way to translate your theme throughout the entire event. Here’s a list of the various paper elements to consider: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Save-the-Date Cards Wedding Invitations Inner and Outer Envelopes Reception Cards (if location is different than ceremony) Response Cards and self-addressed stamped envelope Directions (ceremony to reception) Ceremony Program Dinner + Drink Menus Table Numbers Escort Cards (for specific table) Place Cards (for specific seat) Favor Tags Signage—Welcome, Gifts, Restrooms, Etc. Thank You Notes Announcements

Send your save-the-date cards as soon as the location is booked, especially if the wedding date falls on or near a holiday or school break. A word of caution—avoid committing yourself until you’re

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Do you want the ceremony and reception at the same location? Are you planning on having a formal sit-down dinner or buffet? Will you need space for a band or will you have a DJ? What type of venue are you envisioning- historical, ultra modern, by the water, lots of windows and light, etc.? Do you want a venue that has overnight accommodations? Do you want an indoor or outdoor location? Do you want to bring your own caterer? Do you want to bring your own liquor? Do you need an area for child care?

SITE INSPECTION While websites are great for initial research, plan to do an actual site tour. If you’ve hired an event planner, take the tour together. Take note of the following:

• I nspect equipment—gazebos, dance floor, tables, chairs, china, stemware, glassware, etc. • What is included in the rental fee? • Are there additional costs to consider? • Ask about staffing. Is security staff required? • How many servers will there be per table? • Who is the facility coordinator on the day of your wedding? • Ask about same-day bookings. Confirm privacy and separation from other events; adequate parking; and enough time for your service providers to set-up, breakdown and load-out. • A sk when they begin calculating rental time. Is it from the moment your caterer or designers arrive, or the running time of the reception? • I nspect florals, greenery and landscaping. Love the trailing wisteria? Book your reception when it’s in full bloom.

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SPACE ALLOCATION Knowing a few standard guidelines regarding

space allocation will help you make more accurate decisions.

• Floor space required per person for a cocktail reception is 7 sq. ft. • The space required per guest for dining only is 10 sq. ft. • For dining with a dance floor and band or DJ, the space needed is 15-20 sq. ft. Once you know the total square footage of your potential reception site, simply multiply the number of guests by the appropriate square footage above to see whether or not the space will accommodate your guest list. BOOKING THE SITE Secure your location before hiring all of

your service providers. If you have your heart set on a particular venue, then by all means book it 12 to 18 months out. If you’re flexible about your venue selection and are open to different options, you can actually plan a wedding in 
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CATERING If you are in a position to select your own caterer, try to narrow your list immediately to no more than three. When calling each caterer, have as much information ready as possible – your wedding date, reception location, time of day, approximate number of guests, and degree of formality and theme. FOODIES UNITE Do you harbor a secret obsession for the Food

Network? If so, you’re in good company. Couples across the country are releasing their inner-foodie, using both the cocktail party and reception to share their passion for the culinary arts. From Thai to Indian, Italian to Vietnamese, seafood to vegetarian, let your palate inspire. What better way to personalize your day than by sharing your secret love affair with food? The size and generational span of your guest list will influence selections, so take a quick look at your list before placing your final order, making sure there’s a little something for everyone. CALCULATING THE COST

Caterers calculate their prices on a per-person basis according to the menu selection. To determine your overall food cost, simply multiply the number of guests by the cost per person. For example, if you have 150 guests and the cost of dinner and beverages is $100 per person, multiply 150 x $100 for 120

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a total food cost of $15,000. Mentally add an additional 10% for overage, and 15%-20% for the gratuity (aka service charge). Ask for prices inclusive of tax and gratuity. Alcohol will be a separate cost. SEASONAL INGREDIENTS Making menu selection that utilize fresh, seasonal ingredients will be more cost effective than choosing exotic or out of season ingredients. Be open to cost saving suggestions by your caterer and be realistic about what your budget can deliver. TO PRESET OR NOT TO PRESET Many venues encourage a preset first course. While it definitely saves time, it can also make your reception look like a charity event. Instead of presetting the salad, consider doing the first dance at the beginning of the reception. Servers can bring out the first course while guests are admiring the results of those fancy dance lessons you convinced your fiancé to take. FINAL GUEST COUNT Typically the final guest count is required

one week before the event. This will be the minimum number of people/meals for which you will actually be charged. Most caterers will plan on the addition of a few last minute guests and will add their meals to the final bill.

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RENTALS Party rentals cover a variety of items, such as: tableware, linens, chair covers, tables and chairs, tents, dance floors, candelabras, fountains, plants, props, lounge furniture, vintage furniture, theme decor and more. Before contacting a rental company, have the following information available: • Y  our event date, time and location. • What items will be provided by the caterer: glass, flatware, china, buffet linens, etc. • What will be provided by the facility: tables, chairs, bar, linens, arbor, etc. • Total number of guests attending, including the bride, groom and wedding party. • Number of wedding vendors being seated. • A tentative floor plan. • Table and chairs for your beverage service and disc jockey. • Food serving style. Buffet stations will need linens for each table and possibly props or decor. 


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the reception. Not to be overlooked are the elements that literally set the stage for the wedding ceremony. Arbors, columns and pillars, topiaries, candelabras and chuppahs are props and structures readily available through most rental companies. LINENS Before you decide on colors and theme, you owe it to

yourself to visit a rental or linen company. The styles, texture, fabrics, colors and options available are staggering. A single linen can launch a flurry of ideas and imagination. When tallying the number of linens needed, don’t forget the DJ table, back bar, buffet tables and other surfaces that may need a little coverage. TABLES & CHAIRS In determining the number of tables and chairs needed, confirm possible extras: chairs for the ceremony, tables for the back bar, serving stations, DJ, cake and gifts. If your reception site offers an outdoor area, rent a few tall cocktail tables for guests who’ll be slipping outside to smoke or get a breath of fresh air. If there’s the chance of extreme heat or rain, reserve market umbrellas to go over the tables. These extras will also affect your linen and floral orders. CHAIRS If you absolutely must disguise a chair, avoid the droopy

polyester and go with a Spandex cover that actually fits. If you want to add impact to your decor, rental chairs are the way to go. There are so many options—chiavari, cross-back, marais, ghost, chameleon, infinity, Louis XVI, bentwood, slotted, or folding chairs— just to name the more common styles. You’ll find many of them in the style + design section on pages 78 to 101, as well as the rental company that carries them. DELIVERY Find out in advance what the delivery, set-up, pickup and payment policies are. Coordinate with the facility manager to ensure the location will be open when the rental company delivers your order and that someone will be there to direct where items should go. Arrange for someone to monitor your rental items at the end of the event, paying particular attention to gathering, counting and bagging the linens for return. LIGHTING Nothing transforms a room as dramatically as lighting. It

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institutional or ordinary and extraordinary. Fortunately for today’s couples, it has also become quite affordable and increasingly flexible in accommodating various venues and restrictions. Achieve maximum impact by hiring a professional lighting company. Their ability to draw attention to key elements of décor, throw dramatic silhouettes on walls and create warmth and romance is worth the investment.

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FLOWERS When interviewing a floral designer, look for their use of color, texture, and overall flair. Share your ideas and your vision, and be open to their suggestions. Ask about the rentals they provide, as many have large prop closets filled with arches, chuppahs, and vases of every size, shape and style. BE PREPARED How do you express what you want when you don’t

know the names for the flowers you like? Pictures, pictures, pictures. Before your initial consultation with a floral designer, check the style + design feature on pages 78 to 101 and real weddings on pages 128 to 149 of this issue. Create a Pinterest Board to keep track of all your ideas. And of course, visit TodaysBrideSF.com to check-out the latest blogs and real weddings, then start pinning. TIME-OF-DAY Your florals should last throughout the day. Some

flowers hold up beautifully in the sun; others are better suited for indoors. Let your designer know the time and month your wedding is taking place so they can advise you on what flowers remain perky and perfect under the palm trees, and which will wilt before the wedding reception. CEREMONY FLOWERS Repurpose ceremony flowers for your reception. Ceremony floral arrangements are ideal for buffet tables, and aisle flowers can be used to decorate powder rooms, staircases and small hallway tables. Using these items twice helps maximize your budget. RECEPTION FLOWERS The venue will greatly influence your floral design needs. High ceilings call for bolder, more dramatic arrangements, while an outdoor venue, depending on its existing landscaping, can be accented with succulents, rustic, potted plants or flowering blooms. 


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MUSIC There are three major segments for which to plan your music: the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the reception. CEREMONY + VENUE RESTRICTIONS If your ceremony is at a house of worship, inquire about possible music restrictions before booking your musicians. Likewise with your reception venue. Whether you intend to have a DJ, a band, or both, be sure to ask about any restrictions regarding the type, volume or duration of music.

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THE RECEPTION Your reception will account for the majority of your wedding budget and planning efforts. Make the most of both by taking time to orchestrate it. TRANSITION FROM CEREMONY TO RECEPTION Avoid a large tim e gap b et we e n th e ceremony and reception. Out-of-town guests tend to feel a little lost; guests arrive at the reception feeling less than fresh after wearing the same celebratory clothes all day; and those with children will have to arrange for all-day childcare.

BANDS The size of the band will depend on the number of guests

you invite. Here’s a suggested formula for calculating the size of band you’ll need. For up to 100 guests a 3 to 4 piece band is recommended. For 100-200 guests allow for a 5 to 7 piece band; 200-300 guests, provide a 7 to 9 piece band or orchestra. The larger the band, the larger the stage—it’ll affect your floor plan. DISC JOCKEYS Couples traditionally engage disc jockeys for their

ability to provide a wide variety of music. They can play all of your favorite songs, each performed by the original artists, and because DJ’s work with prerecorded music, your entertainment is continuous, even during breaks. SONG SELECTIONS Provide your DJ or band with a list of songs you’d

like played at the reception, as well as the song for your first dance. Keep in mind that while you may love jazz or alternative music, those types of music don’t always make great dance selections, especially for hours on end. Give your professionals the freedom to truly entertain your guests by mixing a few of your personal preferences with a balance of tried and true reception crowd pleasers. An experienced entertainer will know how to read the crowd and keep the party jumping, but only if you let them. THE EMCEE Provide your emcee with a schedule of events.

If there are any special introductions to be made, be sure to review the correct pronunciation of the names and relay what each person’s relationship is to the bride and groom. To avoid any awkward moments, let your emcee know about any family sensitivities. They can phrase announcements and introductions in a way to make everyone feel comfortable and acknowledged, but only if they’re aware of the situation. 124

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DIRECTING YOUR GUESTS If the ceremony and reception are at two different locations, designate someone to greet and guide your guests to the cocktail or reception area, or make sure there are adequate signs directing them to the proper place. ASSIGNED SEATING If you opt for assigned seating, provide a copy of the seating chart to your caterer or event planner so they can arrange the seating cards. For open seating, reserve tables for yourselves, the bridal party, family and honored guests. TIMELINE Most receptions last about four hours. That compressed

amount of time should accommodate the following: • Cocktail Hour • Formal introduction of the bride and groom • S  eating of guests at their tables • Couple’s first dance • W  elcome speech or blessing • Dinner service begins

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BUDGET PLANNER The greatest impact on your budget will be the number of guests you invite. From invitations to rentals, catering to centerpieces, the majority of your wedding expenses are affected by the total guest count. So first things first–compose your guest list (including your bridal party) and set your budget. Next, peruse the potential expenditures below and determine your priorities. USING THE BUDGET MANAGER The percentages that appear in the Suggested column are just guidelines. They’ll change based on

your priorities. Remember, when you increase the expenditure in one category, you decrease the available budget for the remaining categories. To calculate the Suggested Budget per category, simply multiply your Total Budget by the Suggested Percentage. For example: $60,000 (total budget) x 5.00% (suggested percentage) = $3,000 TOTAL BUDGET $ SUGGESTED %

SUGGESTED %

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Beverages / Bar / Corkage Fee

5.00%

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Cake / Cake Cutting Fee / Desserts

1.50%

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Catering / Food / Servers / Tax / Gratuity

25.00%

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Facility Rental (not hotel ballrooms)

7.00%

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CINEMATOGRAPHER

Lighting

1.50%

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Rentals-Furniture

1.25%

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Rentals-Linens

1.00%

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Rentals-Tabletop

1.00%

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FLOWERS

43.25%

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Attendants’ Bouquets

• •

Sub Total

CEREMONY

Photographer Fee / Prints

6.50%

________

Sub Total

6.50%

________

Cinematographer Fee

4.75%

________

Sub Total

4.75%

________

1.00%

________

Boutonnieres / Mothers’ Flowers

.75%

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Bride’s Bouquet

.70%

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Aisle Runner

.25%

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Flower Girl Flowers

.10%

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Candles / Candelabras or Sand / Vases

.35%

________

Ceremony Arrangements

.20%

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Facility Rental

.75%

________

Reception Tables (buffet/cake/guests/bridal party)

4.00%

________

Officiant

.40%

________

Sub Total

6.75%

________

.25%

________

2.00%

________

Marriage License Sub Total

APPAREL/BRIDE •

Alterations

Bride’s Gown

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT •

Ceremony

1.00%

________

Cocktail Hour / Reception

5.00%

________

Sub Total

6.00%

________

.15%

________

1.50%

________

.55%

________

6.45%

________

Headpiece / Veil

.50%

________

STATIONERY

Jewelry

.10%

________

Calligraphy

Lingerie

.10%

________

Invitations / Reply Cards

Shoes

.30%

________

Menu Cards

.15%

________

8.00%

________

Postage

.45%

________

Program

.15%

________

Sub Total

APPAREL/GROOM

Save-the-Date Cards

.10%

________

Groom’s Tuxedo or Suit

.50%

________

Seating Cards / Place Cards

.30%

________

Accessories ( Shoes, cufflinks, etc)

.25%

________

Thank You Notes

.20%

________

Sub Total

.75%

________

3.00%

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Cake Knife + Server

Favors

• •

.20%

________

1.00%

________

Guest Book / Framed Art & Pen(s)

.15%

________

Toasting Flutes

.15%

________

1.50%

________

Sub Total

GIFTS •

Bride’s Attendants

.30%

________

Groomsmen + Ushers

.30%

________

Parents

.30%

________

Pre-Wedding Party Hosts

.30%

________

1.20%

________

.80%

________

Sub Total

TRANSPORTATION •

Guest Transportation

Limousine

1.50%

________

Sub Total

2.30%

________

.85%

________

BEAUTY •

Hair + Makeup

Manicure and Pedicure

.15%

________

1.00%

________

Full Service Event Planner

10.00%

________

Sub Total

10.00%

________

Photo Booth

.50%

________

Sub Total

.50%

________

Sub Total

EVENT PLANNER / DESIGNER •

OTHER SERVICES •

OVERAGES •

Tax / Tips

2.50%

________

Other

.00%

________

Other

.00%

________

Other

.00%

________

Other

Sub Total

TOTAL BUDGET

.00%

________

2.50%

________

100.00%

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INDEX A C C O M M O D AT I O N S Bay Landing Hotel (650) 259-9000 ....................................................... 123 Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001 .........................................................28 Oceano Hotel & Spa (650) 726-5400................................................... 244

B E A U T Y + H E A LT H April Foster (415) 802-9500 ....................................................................71 Makeup by Moni (408) 679-7600 .......................................................... 72 Professional Makeup Artistry (925) 240-3360 ........................................ 72 RenewMD (510) 744-1582 ....................................................................... 75

B R I D A L A P PA R E L + A C C E S S O R I E S BRIDAL SALONS / EAST BAY + TRI-VALLEY BHLDN at Anthropologie & Co., Walnut Creek (925) 932-0112 ................ NA Blossom’s Bridal, Dublin (925) 225-1162 ................................................. NA Blush Bridal, Concord (925) 687-7600 .................................................. NA Brides on Hartz, Danville (925) 406-4061 ...............................................69 Flares Bridal + Formal, Walnut Creek (925) 939-3306 ............................ NA Garnet + Grace, Hayward (510) 363-9857.............................................. NA Gesinee’s Bridal, Concord (925) 686-6444 ............................................68 J’aime Bridal, Pleasanton (925) 846-8459 ..............................................70 Janene’s Bridal Boutique, Alameda (510) 217-8076 ................................69 Joanna’s Bridal Boutique, Danville (925) 552-6675 ................................ NA Kinsley James, Walnut Creek (925) 330-9228 ......................................... 67 La Soie Bridal, Walnut Creek (925) 933-9988 ........................................ NA Lace & Bustle, Lafayette (925) 298-4100................................................68 Riki Dalal Fashion House, Walnut Creek (925) 378-2238......................... NA The Wedding Party, Berkeley (510) 420-1338 ......................................... NA Weddings and Dreams, Fremont (510) 438-8877 ................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / PENINSULA BHLDN at Anthropologie & Co., Palo Alto (650) 566-1325 ...................... NA Nelly’s Bridal Boutique, South San Francisco (650) 616-9226 ................ NA Nouvelle Bridal, Palo Alto (650) 326-6230 ............................................. NA Nouvelle Vogue, San Mateo (650) 347-3444........................................... 67 Papers & Petals Bridal (650) 347-4074 .................................................. NA Rin’s Bridal & Formal, San Carlos (650) 595-3404 ..................................70 Royal Formal & Bridal, Millbrae (650) 259-9738 ..................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / SAN FRANCISCO And Something Blue (415) 409-0217 ......................................................68 Atelier des Modistes (415) 775-0545 ......................................................69 Bella Bridesmaid (415) 931-5492 ............................................................ 72 Bridal Breeze (415) 669-7215 ................................................................. NA Bridal Galleria (415) 362-2277 ................................................................ NA Glamour Closet (415) 391-1515.............................................................. NA Helen Miller Bridal (415) 658-7339 ........................................................ NA Jin Wang (415) 397-9111.......................................................................... 70 Jinza Couture Bridal (415) 351-1588 ...................................................... NA Joan Gilbert Bride (415) 706-5732 ........................................................ NA Lace + LIberty (415) 200-2558 ............................................................. NA

LOHO Bride (415) 525-4544 .................................................................. NA Lovely Bride (415) 962-7415 ....................................................................68 Nordstrom The Wedding Suite (415) 977-5039 ....................................... 67 Novella Bridal (415) 981-9373 ................................................................ NA Sarah Seven (415) 416-6731 ................................................................... NA WildBride (415) 796-3886 ..................................................................... NA Wnnie Couture (415) 525-3642 ............................................................. NA BRIDAL SALONS / SILICON VALLEY BoLee Bridal Couture, Sunnyvale (408) 774-9242 .................................70 Bride & Bustle, Los Gatos (408) 827-4775 .............................................. 67 Elegant Lace, San Jose (408) 978-2230 .................................................69 Haute Bride Accessories, Los Gatos (408) 656-8799 ............................. 72 Modern Love Bridal, San Jose (408) 799-1265 ....................................... NA

BRIDAL REGISTRY Bloomingdale‘s San Francisco (415) 856-5376 ...................................... NA Bloomingdale‘s Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 463-2120 ........................ NA Crate & Barrel Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek (925) 947-3500 ............... NA Crate & Barrel Santana Row (408) 247-0600 ........................................ NA Crate & Barrel Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 321-7800 .......................... NA Crate & Barrel Union Square (415) 982-5200 ......................................... NA Macy’s Pleasanton (925) 463-3333 ....................................................... NA Macy’s Santa Clara (408) 248-3333....................................................... NA Macy’s Union Square (415) 296-4619 .................................................... NA Macy’s Walnut Creek (925) 279-3333 .................................................... NA Pottery Barn San Francisco (925) 441-1787............................................ NA

BRIDAL SHOWS Bay Area Wedding Fairs (925) 594-2969 ............................................... 79 International Wedding Festival (209) 966-3890 ................................... NA Find more wedding events at TodaysBrideSF.com > Events

EVENT PLANNERS + DESIGNERS A Day Like No Other (415) 425-7574 ...................................................... 110 A Monique Affair (510) 334-3752 ........................................................... 110 Bella Notte (650) 784-0776 ................................................................... 111 Magnetic Magnificent Events (415) 857-3185 .......................................... 111 Where to Start (510) 333-1922 ................................................................ 111

FLORAL + DECOR Asiel Design (800) 94-ASIEL (27435).................................................... 105 Flower Girls (707) 328-8067 ................................................................. 106 Flowers by Edgar (925) 245-0008 ........................................................ 106 Loop Flowers (415) 517-8725 ................................................................ 106 Nancy Liu Chin (415) 757-0393 ............................................................. 107 Sassy Diva Designs + Events (650) 200-7331 ........................................ 107 Violetta Flowers (415) 279-4039........................................................... 107

F O R M A LW E A R Daniel George (415) 678-5069 ............................................................... 73

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PENINSULA Domenico Winery (650) 593-2335 ext 3 ................................................. 16 Half Moon Bay Golf Links (650) 726-1800 ................................................ 17 Hyatt Regency SFO (650) 347-1234......................................................... 18 Kohl Mansion (650) 762-1134 .................................................................. 19 Long Branch Saloon & Farms (650) 726-3117 ..........................................20 Oceano Hotel & Spa (650) 726-5400......................................................21 Pinstripes (650) 781-4721 ........................................................................ 22

AVL Entertainment (323) 203-6707 ...................................................... 110 Fantasy Sound DJ (925) 373-1934 ......................................................... 110 Schultz Entertainment Experience (650) 888-2523 .............................. 110

SAN FRANCISCO Cliff House (415) 666-4027 .................................................................... 10

Barons Jewelers (925) 452-1700 ........................................................... NA Blacy’s Vault of LG, Los Gatos (408) 354-9500 ..................................... NA Caratti Jewelers, Livermore (925) 447-2381........................................... NA Lynn Hill & Co., Burlingame (650) 344-4455 .......................................... NA Prestige Jewelers, GiftCenter #177 (415) 864-0373 ............................... NA

PHOTO BOOTHS Fantasy Sound (925) 373-1934 .............................................................. 112 Schultz Entertainment Experience (650) 888-2523 .............................. 110

P H O T O G R A P H Y + C I N E M AT O G R A P H Y Apolla Fotografie (415) 871-0729 ............................................................ 111 Arrowood Photography (650) 596-3646 ................................................ 111 Augie Chang Photography (415) 713-6338 .............................................. 111 Fantasy Sound Video (925) 373-1934 .................................................... 112 Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema (925) 701-0600 ............................... 112 Larisa Cleveland Photography (415) 860-3402 ...................................... 112 Lilly Red Creative, Inc (415) 519-5906 .................................................... 113 Studio Dizon (408) 571-8892 ................................................................ 113 Vero Suh Photography (415) 508-7545 .................................................. 113

REHEARSAL DINNERS Magic Flute Ristorante (415) 922-1225.................................................... 114 Scott’s Jack London Square (510) 444.5969 .......................................... 34

R E N TA L S + L I G H T I N G Blueprint Studios (415) 922-9004 ................................. 108 + Back Cover Dekko88 (650) 307-7979 ..................................................................... 108 Fantasy Sound Lighting (925) 373-1934 ................................................. 123 Frances Lane (415) 612-4262 ................................................................ 108 Hensley Event Resources (650) 692-7007 ........................................... 109 JL Imagination (650) 763-1021.............................................................. 109 Standard Party Rentals (510) 232-5030 ........................................ 109 + 121

VENUES EAST BAY Claremont Club & Spa (510) 549-3000 .................................................. 29 Club Los Meganos (925) 809-7188 .........................................................30 Commodore Cruises (510) 337-9000 .....................................................31 Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa (925)299-4324............................................. 32 Rock Wall Wine Co (510) 522-5700 ......................................................... 33 Scott’s Jack London Square (510) 444.5969 .......................................... 34 Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988 ...................................... Inside Front Cover

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Hotel Vitale (415) 278-3719 ...................................................................... 11 Magic Flute Ristorante (415) 922-1225.................................................... 114 Metro Events / Pier 27 (415) 298-1913.......................................................12 The Regency Center (415) 447-4908.......................................................13 The Ritz Carlton (415) 296-7465 ............................................................. 14 Westin St. Francis (415) 774-0190 ............................................................15 SILICON VALLEY Guglielmo Winery (408) 779-2145 ......................................................... 23 Hilton San Jose (408) 287-2100 ............................................................. 24 Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001 ........................................................ 25 The Ranch at Silver Creek (408) 270-0557 ext 3047 .............................. 26 Villa Ragusa (408) 364-1900 .................................................................. 27 Winchester Mystery House (669) 900-4239 .......................................... 28 TRI-VALLEY The Bridges Golf Club (925) 735-4253 .................................................... 35 Castlewood Country Club (925) 485-2237 ............................................. 36 The Club at Ruby Hill (925) 417-5840...................................................... 37 Crow Canyon Country Club (925) 735-5718............................................ 38 Elliston Vineyards (925) 862-2377 .......................................................... 39 Garre Vineyards (925) 371-8200 ........................................................... 40 Poppy Ridge Golf Course (925) 447-6779 .............................................. 41 The Purple Orchid (925) 606-8855 ........................................................42 Wente Vineyards (925) 456-2425 .......................................................... 43 DESTINATION VENUES Kunde Family Winery (707) 833-5501 .................................................... 4 5 Tahoe Wedding Collection (775) 586-4442 ............................................46 Vintners Inn (800) 421-2584 .................................................................. 47 West Shore Cafe (530) 525-5200 ext 4 ..................................................48 Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988 ...................................... Inside Front Cover

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