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TODAY’S BRIDE S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY A R E A

20 th ANNIVERSARY

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real weddings TO INSPIRE

230 VENUES OVER

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At Wine & Roses, we have the picture-perfect venues to make your wedding dreams a reality. We offer award-winning creative cuisine, exceptional service, luxurious hotel rooms & suites for you and your guests, full service resort spa with preparatory and bridal services & unique gifts, and a private bride’s changing room. We boast a fine dining restaurant and a variety of indoor/outdoor venues to accommodate all of your wedding events including rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, groomsmen dinners, and post wedding gatherings. We offer over twenty years of wedding experience to create your perfect event.


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contents

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style + design

venues

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reception venues

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L’heure Bleue

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San Francisco

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Opulent Glamour

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Peninsula

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Modern Gatsby

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Silicon Valley

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Gothic Rose

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East Bay / Tri-Valley

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Simple Sophistication

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Central Coast

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Vintage Luxe

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Lake Tahoe

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Raw Elegance

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Wine Country

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California Nautical

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Winter Wonderland

planning features

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Organic Bohemian

82 10 Steps to a Magnificent Reception

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Suite Retreat

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Captured :: Photography + Cinematography

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A Passion for Spring

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Finding the Perfect Gown :: 10 Shopping Tips

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CONTENTS

ANGIE SILVY / LEFT | ANNA KILBRIDGE / RIGHT

inspiration


JENNIFER SKOG / LEFT | ELIZABETH MESSINA / RIGHT

planning

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planning topics + resources

real weddings

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cover couture

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Event Planners

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Prohibited Love

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Invitations + Favors

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Gothic Romance

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Catering + Cakes

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Decadent Glamour

90

Rentals

78

Urban Culture

98

Flowers

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Music

real weddings

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The Reception

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Camille + Wilson Tsu

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Photography

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Carolyn + Jacob Harold

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Cinematography

184

Andrea + Travis Boden

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Fashion

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Beauty

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Bridal Shows

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CELEBRATING OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY We hope you enjoy the ‘making of’ videos for this year’s 20th anniversary cover series. All you need is a QR reader app on your mobile device. Point, click and launch the video. Enjoy!

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editor’s note

20th anniversary!

I can hardly believe the calendar. I mean, I know it’s 2013 and I know I started the company in 1993, but seriously---20 years? It just doesn’t seem possible that I’ve been the editor-in-chief of this amazing magazine for that long. To be doing the same thing for 20 years and still feel passionate and energized by it---well, I’m totally blessed, unbelievably fortunate, crazy lucky and ridiculously happy for the privilege of running the longest publishing wedding magazine in Northern California. The inclination to be retrospective when celebrating such a milestone is strong, and I succumbed. As I mentally walked through my first days in San Francisco, fresh off the plane from seven years in Honolulu, my mind instantly went to the four amazing people who went out on a limb to support a girl they’d never met before, with a magazine that didn’t exist, and how their support set the course for Today’s Bride magazine. These are ‘my four’, for whom I will be forever grateful. Grace Young, owner of Bridal Galleria was the first bridal salon owner to say “yes” to carrying my yet-to-be-seen magazine. As one of the largest, most established bridal salons in the bay area, her support was instrumental in nearly every other salon owner in the bay, following suit. Chantal Gillard, then owner of Chantal Wedding Center, now co-owner of Nouvelle Vogue, was the second bridal salon owner to cast her vote for my success, becoming a dear friend, support and contributor over the years.

”Thank you, Gary, my fabulous husband, for all the love, support, patience and balance you bring into my life. You are my rock.”

Next, came my hero, Phil LaCavera, owner of the Magic Flute Ristorante. Five minutes into our first meeting Phil decided I was family (I love Italians), and immediately started placing calls to bring me advertisers, but he didn’t stop there. Phil hosted a spectacular launch party when my first magazine published, that literally put us on the map; and years later, he’s still the one who can set my head straight when I get weary or whiny. He’s family. I quickly realized that I needed a major venue on board before anyone else would meet with me. So I worked up the nerve to call one of the most respected ladies in the industry, Linda Hylen, then with the Kohl Mansion, now with the Julia Morgan Ballroom. Little did I know, when I walked into that first meeting, Linda placing an add was just the icing on the cake. The priceless gift I received that day was her friendship and unwavering support over the years. There are many, many more people over the last 20 years that have had a profound impact on Today’s Bride. I only wish there was more room on this page so I could list every single one of them. Until the next issue... love + best wishes,

Cristine Thom as Publisher | Editor-in-Chief

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RESOURCES

Looking for a venue? You’re at the right place. This easy to use section enables you to do direct comparisons on everything from ceremony and reception capacities, rental fees, catering cost per person and more.

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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 / 170 standing

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

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

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY........................................... up to 70 sitting / 120 standing

PARKING.......................................................................................................... street parking

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HOTEL WHITCOMB SA N FR A NCISCO

The Historic Hotel Whitcomb is nestled in the heart of San Francisco between the trendy SoMa neighborhood and the historic Theater and Cultural Art Districts of the city. Whether you are holding a rehearsal dinner, an intimate ceremony with family and friends or a lavish black tie affair, the Historic Hotel Whitcomb’s turn of the century design and décor add a romantic feel to your wedding. The

Ballroom is a luxurious two level room with a grand staircase, beautiful Austrian chandeliers, decorated Tiffany Glass highlights and the largest parquet dance floor in the city make the hotel the perfect backdrop for the wedding of your dreams. The hotel’s wedding planner is available to help you create a beautiful event from start to finish. Call today to arrange a personal tour and private tasting.

1231 Market Street, San Francisco | 415.626.8000 | HotelWhitcomb.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY....................................... up to 350 sitting / 570 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $40 to $95

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY...................................... up to 300 sitting / 600 standing

PARKING......................................................................................................... valet available

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Magic F lute RISTORANTE

Fall in love with “The City by the Bay” at Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, a premiere San Francisco luxury hotel. Nob Hill, Chinatown, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge are just minutes from your exclusive accommodations. Stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf, explore Pier 39, sample delicious fare at Ghirardelli Square, or hop on a picturesque historic Cable Car located across the street from Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf. 19,000 square feet of newly renovated flexible meeting space featuring skylights, fireplaces and a fountain.

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You’ll have a personal wedding consultant to guide you through the details. We invite you to experience Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf.

Our California-Italian bistro creates an ideal setting for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions for the truly romantic at heart. Located in Presidio Heights, decorated with antique fixtures and hardwood floors, it’s reminiscent of a family-run trattoria in a small Tuscan village. Sunlight streams in through large picture windows in the front dining room, and after dark, Florentine wrought-iron chandeliers, imported from Europe, infuse the room with soft light. The equally beautiful back dining room overlooks a lovely, heated patio with white Italian marble tables and large market umbrellas. Voted #1 Best Brunch by Open Table, let us assist you in creating a menu of culinary delights not soon to be forgotten by you or your guests.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY............ up to 225 sitting / 250 standing

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY............ up to 225 sitting / 250 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE.......................................................... $80 to $150

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................$28 to $60

FACILITY $ RANGE.......................................................$500 to $1500

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

PARKING....................................................................valet and self-park

PARKING..............................................................................street parking

555 North Point St, San Francisco | 415.486.4300 FishermansWharf.Hyatt.com

3673 Sacramento St, San Francisco | 415.922.1225 MagicFluteRistorante.com

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Long considered one of San Francisco’s best private dining venues, Palio D’Asti is elegant and timeless. The restaurant’s decor is festive and sophisticated with warm stucco, wood accents, original artwork and vibrant flags that honor the famous Italian horse race for which it is named. Conveniently located in the Financial District, the popular restaurant offers authentic, seasonal Italian fare utilizing local organic

produce and sustainable artisan ingredients. Michelin rated for its comfortable, European service, Palio features a full bar and a Wine Spectator award-winning list to compliment the cuisine. With a full-time, dedicated event staff, Palio D’Asti has 3 private event spaces and a small private patio to accommodate both cocktail receptions and elaborate sit down celebrations with live music and dancing available.

640 Sacramento Street, San Francisco | 415.395.9800 | PalioDAsti.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY.......................................up to 240 sitting / 300 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $55 to $155

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY.............................................up to 50 sitting / 80 standing

PARKING................................................................................. public lot / street parking

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THE VISTA SAN FRANCISCO

Whisper your vows against a vibrant sunset along the waterfront with the city skyline in the background. From the ceremony, walk to our outdoor lawn patio where you and your guests enjoy cocktails along the waterfront as the sun sets behind the city. Head inside The Vista and step into a sleek sophisticated venue for your San Francisco wedding reception and party with food from top San Francisco area chefs paired with wine from the finest Napa vineyards. Dance and party into the night as the music plays over the San Francisco skyline making your San Francisco wedding dreams a reality. For a one-of-a-kind San Francisco wedding for up to 250 people in a subtly chic and stylish indoor and outdoor setting, The Vista delivers an experience which is nothing short of legendary.

VENUE............................................................. banquet / event facility OPTIONS..................................................................... indoor & outdoor EVENT TYPE........................... rehearsal, ceremony & reception CEREMONY CAPACITY........... up to 250 sitting / 550 standing RECEPTION CAPACITY........... up to 250 sitting / 550 standing CATERING $ RANGE.... all-inclusive packages $79.99 and up FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................. call for more info PARKING............................................................. self-park on property

150 4th Street - B, San Francisco | 415.632.3700 TheVistaSF.com

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The St. Regis San Francisco, located in the heart of the city’s cultural corridor and steps away from the SFMOMA, offers a chic and luxurious destination for wedding festivities. Whether a decadent reception in the Gallery Ballroom, with its 17-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Yerba Buena Gardens, or a rooftop ceremony on the Yerba Buena Terrace, every celebration at the hotel is customized

for the bride and groom and is characterized by The St. Regis San Francisco personalized service and meticulous attention to detail received from the initial first meeting to the last moment of an enchanted gathering. We invite you to explore the luxury wedding services and bespoke arrangements provided by The St. Regis San Francisco, creating a one-of-a-kind celebration for you and your guests.

125 Third Street, San Francisco | 415.284.4000 | StRegisSanFrancisco.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................$185 to $350

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

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

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

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

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DINAH’S GARDEN HOTEL

The Sea, by Alexander’s Steakhouse offers multiple dining options to create the perfect setting for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception. You and your guests will experience our exquisite cuisine infused with Asian influences. Our warm and professional staff will attend to every detail so you may enjoy your special day and focus on your guests. Our hospitality, inviting space and tantalizing cuisine ensure an extraordinary and memorable occasion. The Sea is located at Dinah’s Garden Hotel which sits on five acres of sculptured gardens with koi-filled lagoons, waterfalls and fountains. Your guests will experience a slice of paradise on the Peninsula. Contact us today for a personal tour and to discuss how we can make your event fabulous.

VENUE......................................................................................................hotel OPTION........................................................................ indoor & outdoor EVENT TYPE............................................................................... reception CEREMONY CAPACITY................... up to 150 sitting or standing RECEPTION CAPACITY................... up to 150 sitting or standing CATERING $ RANGE.......................................................... $50 to $150 FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................. call for more info PARKING.......................................................................... complimentary

4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto | 650.798.1306 DinahsHotel.com


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PALO ALTO

What do the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and President Clinton’s security dogs have in common? They’ve all been guests at the Crowne Plaza Cabaña! Originally owned by movie star Doris Day, the Cabaña Hotel opened in 1962 and immediately became a magnet for Hollywood luminaries. Described by Life Magazine as “one of the best hotels on the West Coast,” it’s now “the Cabaña reinvented,” thanks to a

21st-century makeover that completely updated the décor, event spaces and guestrooms. With the largest event capacity on the Peninsula, the Crowne Plaza Cabaña offers numerous wedding ceremony and reception options, such as the Grand Mediterranean Ballroom or the spacious and sunny courtyard. Our hotel’s professional staff will create and produce the wedding of your dreams!

4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto | 650.628.0180 | CabanaPaloAlto.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY.............................................. up to 450 sitting or standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE..................................................................................... $60 to $100

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY.............................................. up to 450 sitting or standing

PARKING............................................................................................... valet and self-park

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Beautifully renovated, the DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport is the perfect place for your wedding ceremony and reception. When it comes to making your wedding spectacular, allow the DoubleTree to assist you with every aspect of your day while enjoying the gorgeous new amenities and exquisite dĂŠcor. Whether you are reserving guest rooms or creating the

ceremony of your dreams, we are dedicated to providing you with personalized attention and superior service. Committed to your happiness no matter what size your budget or scope of your event, we will ensure your special day captures the beauty and magnitude you so richly deserve. Relax and enjoy your most memorable day at the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport!

835 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame | 650.373.2223 | SanFranciscoAirport.DoubleTree.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$45 and up

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

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

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

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

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For the best celebration venue, look no further than Embassy Suites South San Francisco. Experience your most important day carefree as our experienced event staff take care of organizing all the details for your wedding day festivities. Exchange vows in our unique lush garden atrium and celebrate into the night in one of our recently updated and stylish private ballrooms. After the ceremony your

guests will enjoy being just minutes from beautiful downtown San Francisco and can enjoy our complimentary shuttle service, which is first come, first serve and is offered Friday and Saturday. Or take a beautiful drive through the picturesque central coast and toast your new union with your family in the Napa/Sonoma wine country. Call our team today to ensure your dream day is all you have ever imagined.

250 Gateway Boulevard, South San Francisco | 650.589.3400 | SFOSouthSanFrancisco.EmbassySuites.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $45 to $99

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY....................................... up to 200 sitting / 250 standing

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

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At the Gateway to Palo Alto’s most exclusive residential area awaits an intimate art-filled setting for your wedding. Outdoor locations overlook fountains or lush tropical gardens, while indoor venues impress with sleek, contemporary glamour. Every detail contributes to your occasion: from the area’s most stylish ballroom to luxurious bridal quarters and pampering in the spa’s special couple’s suite.

From impeccable cuisine and wedding cakes, to invitations and floral designs, trust us to simplify the planning process. Whether you’re planning a grand gala or intimate gathering, we invite you to explore the possibilities. Every detail contributes to your occasion at this enchanting Silicon Valley venue. Relax and let the Four Seasons’ legendary service and luxury set an unforgettable stage for your celebration.

2050 University Avenue, East Palo Alto | 650.470.2815 | FourSeasons.com/siliconvalley

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY.............................................. up to 230 sitting or standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $70 to $275

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

FACILITY $ RANGE....................................................................................... fee may vary

CEREMONY CAPACITY.............................................. up to 230 sitting or standing

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

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Garden Court Hotel is a luxury venue nestled in downtown Palo Alto’s tree lined streets. The Mediterranean architecture wraps around an open-air courtyard and fountain. Offering 62 guestrooms and suites, this upscale boutique hotel is ideal for brides and grooms looking for a romantic European style wedding with indoor and outdoor ambience throughout the venue. Debuting contemporary-chic

design, charm, luxurious amenities, attention to detail, spectacular location and privacy, this ultimate retreat is a home away from home for everyone. Our Events Team will help guide you through the entire planning process and then transition to our Banquet Captain, who will follow your event details and ensure the flow and ambience of your wedding are orchestrated seamlessly.

520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto | 650.323.1912 | GardenCourt.com

VENUE........................................................................................................... boutique hotel

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE......................................................................................... $55 to $95

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

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................. $1,500 to $6,000

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

PARKING....................................................................... garage / complimentary valet

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Celebrate life’s special occasion at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront! With a combination of versatile facilities, excellent service and succulent cuisine, you and your guests will have memories to last a lifetime. Our venue is perfect for any occasion such as banquets, receptions or rehearsal dinners. We offer 11 function rooms with over 11,500 square feet of event space. Our Reflection Ballroom is

perfectly suited for large, elegant banquets or receptions. It features a dramatic color changing wall that will enhance your theme with a reflective light show using the vibrant color of your choice. Our Spectrum room is just right for more intimate gatherings, ceremonies or bridal showers. Our catering staff will take special care in doing whatever it takes to make your special day flawless.

600 Airport Blvd, Burlingame | 650.340.8500 | SanFranciscoAirport.Hilton.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................................................................... up to 400

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $70 to $135

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.......................................................................................$400 and up

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

PARKING................................................................................................... self-park or valet

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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.

2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame | 650.762.1136 or 650.762.1137 | Kohl-Mansion.com

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

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

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE........................................................................... $6,500 to $12,750

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

PARKING................................................................large lot available / valet optional

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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 300 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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321 Verdi Road, Half Moon Bay | 650.726.3117 | LongBranchFarms.net

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

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE................................................................................... $2,500 and up

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

PARKING...................................................................................self-park / valet optional

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Whether you’re planning the ultimate event, or a more intimate affair, the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront has everything to make your wedding a day you’ll treasure forever. Imagine your ceremony under our garden pergola complete with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the perfect picturesque backdrop to celebrate your special moment. And thanks to our

expansive bay view lobby and new outdoor patio fire pit, you’ll have the ideal spot to mingle with guests. Leave the planning to us by allowing our Marriott-certified wedding professionals to help you create every detail, from the personalized theme to the right photographer, and of course, the exquisitely crafted menu. We’ll see to every detail while you relax and enjoy the day you’ve always dreamed of.

1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame | 650.692.9100 | SanFranciscoAirportMarriott.com

VENUE.................................................................................................... hotel & restaurant

RECEPTION CAPACITY....................................................................................................800

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $60 and up

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY................................................................................................ 1,000

PARKING............................................................................................... valet and self-park

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Although an exclusive private club, you need not be a member to host a special event at this spectacular venue. Nestled in the Palo Alto Hills community, the clubhouse and surrounding golf course offer unparalleled views of the Bay and Peninsula. The country club is known for its welcoming atmosphere, and its Grand Ballroom could not be more inviting. Imagine your celebration in a ballroom overlooking a lush

golf course surrounded by picturesque pines, lakes and waterfalls. Whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall, the club offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with an unsurpassed air of elegance. Floor to ceiling windows on three sides of the ballroom showcase the golf course, signature 18th hole and cascading waterfall. Considered one of the loveliest spaces on the Peninsula, it’s an ideal setting for any celebration.

3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto | 650.917.5101 | PAHGCC.net

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY....................................... up to 275 sitting / 350 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE.......................................................................................$85 to $130

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

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................ $2,200 to $3,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY....................................... up to 200 sitting / 250 standing

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

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CRYSTAL SPRINGS Nestled in the hills overlooking the Crystal Springs reservoir, Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center at Crystal Springs Golf Course is one of the most amazing wedding sites in the Bay Area. Located within a 32,000-acre wildlife refuge, there is an abundance of birds and deer roaming the golf course. Say “I Do” in the picturesque gazebo, then celebrate with friends and family in the Vista Room overlooking the stunning golf course. Our all inclusive wedding packages are perfect for any couple. “The Jewel of the Peninsula” provides beautiful views, fabulous wedding packages and customized services. Seeing is believing.

VENUE........................................................................................ golf course OPTIONS..................................................................... indoor & outdoor EVENT TYPE.................................................. ceremony & reception CEREMONY CAPACITY.......... up to 300 sitting / 500 standing RECEPTION CAPACITY.............up to 275 sitting / 375 standing CATERING $ RANGE............................................................. $25 to $55 FACILITY $ RANGE................................................................................. n/a PARKING...................................................................... large lot available

6650 Golf Course Drive, Burlingame | 866.966.3009 WedgewoodBanquet.com/crystal_springs

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Happily ever after deserves a beautiful beginning. From the most intimate of ceremonies to nuptials on a grander scale, a day that sets the standard for a lifetime together eagerly awaits you at Coyote Creek. Here your special day is planned with a vision and knowledge that only our professional staff can provide. Our experienced staff prides itself on catering to your every need. You and your guests will

enjoy personalized, professional attention as we host your event and hope to leave you with nothing less than a memory of a lifetime. Stunning mountain views, acres of manicured golf greens, an elegant clubhouse, exquisite cuisine, and seating for up to 180 guests assure a memorable beginning to a lifetime of happiness. To contact our professional event planners, please visit our web site.

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One Coyote Creek Golf Drive, Morgan Hill | 408.463.1800 | CoyoteCreekGolf.com

VENUE.......................................................................................................................... golf club

RECEPTION CAPACITY..................................... up to 180 sitting or 250 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE.........................................................................................$45 to $65

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. $1,200 to $1,800

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

PARKING.................................................................................................. large lot available

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Wedding bliss. There’s only one place special enough for the most important day of your life—The Fairmont. With a rich tradition of creating romantic and unforgettable celebrations, The Fairmont San Jose was practically made for your wedding day. A distinctive presence in Silicon Valley, our hotel is a testament to extraordinary service, luxurious lodging and convenient facilities. From stunning surroundings to fantastic food and dazzling desserts, we’ve got everything to make the occasion truly memorable. The Fairmont San Jose’s wedding sites now extend beyond our building to our new venue, the Fourth Street Center Ballroom. Perfectly designed to accommodate up to 400 guests, the ballroom dazzles with incredible views and modern décor.

The Fourth Street Summit Center, located just three blocks from The Fairmont San Jose, features a 6,800-square-foot ballroom with more than 3,000 square feet of adjoining foyer space. Perfectly designed to accommodate up to 400 guests, 2 open-air balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the Silicon Valley. Modern and sophisticated in its design, the Summit Center rests atop a seven-story parking structure - The Fourth Street Garage. Internationally trained chefs, using the freshest ingredients from the local harvest, create traditional yet innovative American, European, Chinese, Mexican and Persian cuisine. Celebrate the beginning of your journey together, in an elegant and unique atmosphere, only the Fourth Street Summit Center can create.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY............... up to 1,200 sitting or standing

CEREMONY CAPACITY.......... up to 500 sitting / 600 standing

RECEPTION CAPACITY.... up to 1,080 sitting/2,000 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE...........................................................$70 to $120

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.......................................................$4,000 and up

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

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

170 S. Market St, San Jose | 408.998.3912 Fairmont.com/sanjose

88 S. 4th St, San Jose | 408.998.1900 Fairmont.com/sanjose

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The Freedom Hall & Gardens is surrounded by towering redwoods, willow trees, carpets of flowers with splashing fountains and large ponds; perfect for garden ceremonies and taking the most idyllic of wedding photos. Known as a 5 star facility without the 5 star price, the Freedom Hall & Gardens is the perfect choice if you seek an alternative to high priced weddings. Voted “Best Wedding Facility” for 2007-2012 by a

National Bridal Magazine survey; proud recipients of the prestigious “Diamond Certified Rating” for 9 years in a row and recently remodeled, we’re a must see venue. We offer complete celebration packages starting at $7,950, which include facility, catering, unlimited beverages with beer, wine & champagne, wedding cake and professional DJ, and each year there is also a chance to win your Wedding Celebration absolutely free.

Please Call for Address & Tour | 408.379.3733 | FreedomHall.com

VENUE..........................................................................................................................banquet

RECEPTION CAPACITY........................................................................ up to 250 sitting

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

CATERING $ RANGE................................................. starts at $7,950 / 100 guests

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

FACILITY $ RANGE...........................................................included in package price

CEREMONY CAPACITY....................................... up to 200 sitting / 250 standing

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

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With iron gates, cobblestone courtyards, grapevine arbors and our redwood pergola, Guglielmo Winery’s serene location is the perfect setting for weddings, corporate or private events. The structures here, all constructed of terra-cotta stucco, seem to have sprung from the earth as naturally as the grapevines themselves, and their red tile roofs are reminiscent of Tuscany.

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Guglielmo Winery now offers Complete Wedding Packages. Each package includes: our venue, catering, wedding cake, DJ, photographer, videographer, floral centerpieces and the officiate‌. all for one complete price. Call us today for details on these popular packages!

The Historic Del Monte Building is a premier banquet, meeting and wedding venue located in the Silicon Valley. We feature two beautifully appointed ballrooms with high ceilings, mahogany woodwork and polished chandeliers that contribute to the classic look and feel of The Historic Del Monte Building. Once inside, you are immediately transported to a setting that is rich in tradition and yet contemporary in servicing your needs. We offer a variety of catering and bar packages that will exceed your every need, including valet parking. We can provide everything for you so that you can be a guest at your own event - while accepting compliments for such a beautiful occasion!

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

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

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

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

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY............................................ up to 450 sitting

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY............................................ up to 450 sitting

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................$66 and up

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

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

PARKING..................................................... public lot / street parking

PARKING................................................................................. valet parking

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

100 South Murphy, Sunnyvale | 408.735.7680 TheHistoricDelMonte.com

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Santa Clara Hilton Hotels & Resorts wedding and event planners are ready to help with any wedding celebration you have in mind. Our Certified Wedding Planners are committed to ensuring that your wedding experience exceeds your expectations. From Engagement Parties, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners to Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions, along with the convenience of on-site hotel accommodations; the Hilton Santa Clara

sets the scene to make your special day unforgettable! The Hilton Santa Clara provides flexible and inviting space, available to host small intimate gatherings as well as mid-to large scale weddings up to 200 people. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience under the care of our specialized staff and the culinary expertise of our Award Winning Executive Chef. Each menu is carefully prepared, elegantly presented and professionally served.

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $60 to $95

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 Golf Club for the first time. Overlooking the entire Santa Clara Valley, The Ranch Golf Club 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 ceremony. Indoors we offer a beautiful ballroom featuring 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 event for your entire community, the clubhouse at the ranch golf club is the ideal setting for your wedding in the entire San Jose Bay Area.

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4601 Hill Top View Lane, San Jose | 408.531.3047 | TheRanchGC.com

VENUE.......................................................................................................................... golf club

RECEPTION CAPACITY.....................................................................................300 sitting

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $65 to $98

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

FACILITY $ RANGE................................................................................. $750 to $3,900

CEREMONY CAPACITY.....................................................................................300 sitting

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

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With our beautiful mahogany bar and large dance floor, Villa Ragusa is the perfect place for your wedding reception. Our 12,000 sq. ft. banquet facility in the heart of downtown Campbell boasts elegant European décor, mahogany woodwork and a stunning limestone-granite foyer. The flexibility of our space allows receptions ranging from small, intimate gatherings to grand gala events hosting up to 600 guests. Each banquet room has a private bridal suite and surrounding balcony. We will fulfill your every desire with complete catering packages and full bar services. Our professional staff, with distinctive ideas and impeccable service, takes pride in creating the reception of your dreams.

Convenient to San Jose, Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center at Eagle Ridge Golf Club is one of the most picturesque venues in the South Bay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY...........up to 280 sitting / 300 standing

CEREMONY CAPACITY.............up to 275 sitting / 375 standing

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY.............up to 275 sitting / 375 standing

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................$66 and up

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................. $20 to $55

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

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

PARKING................................................................ free parking garages

PARKING...................................................................... large lot available

35 South Second Street, Campbell | 408.364.1900 VillaRagusa.com

2951 Club Drive, Gilroy | 866.966.3009 WedgewoodBanquet.com/gilroy

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Get married in front of a lacy white gazebo overlooking the lush golf course. Then enjoy your reception in Eagle Ridge’s clubhouse, which features an inviting stone fireplace. The plantation-style clubhouse will give you a country club feel, but without the price. Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center is known for its fabulous all inclusive wedding packages, providing exceptional value and convenience. We look forward to hosting your next event!


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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 ambience amid the redwood trees & sprawling lush hills is a photographers dream, providing the perfect setting to capture the special moments that make loving & 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 & exquisite dining selections. With 26 years of experience, our professional staff provide planning & 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....................................................................................... $35 to $129

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

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

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

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

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Nestled among the hills of the Livermore Valley Wine Country lies a distinctive venue for your unforgettable event. Greeted by lofty ceilings and bay windows, breathtaking views of rolling vineyards and lush landscaping set your wedding backdrop apart from all others. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience under the care of our specialized staff and the culinary expertise of our award winning Executive Chef. Each menu

is carefully prepared, elegantly presented and professionally served. Choose Poppy Ridge not only for the spacious Mediterranean-style Clubhouse, or the beautiful outdoor ceremony terrace, but for the breathtaking views and splendor of wine country and ever-changing natural beauty of the majestic Mount Diablo vista. We have the ideal location to host an extraordinary event; come see it to believe it.

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4280 Greenville Road, Livermore | 925.447.6779 | PoppyRidgeGolf.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY......................................................................... up to 160 sitting

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$39 and up

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY....................................... up to 200 sitting / 275 standing

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

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With over 40 years of service, Sunol Valley Golf Club provides its customers with unequaled professionalism and courtesy. Our rolling fairways and swaying palms provide a serene setting for your memorable occasion. Having served countless guests since our inception, you will appreciate the experienced staff that will walk you through the planning process and remain flexible to your needs and desires. We feature four spectacular rooms from which to choose: Garden, Coronado, Pavilion and Mission. Each offers unique amenities and charm. We invite you to visit our facility while making your decisions as to where you will celebrate your special event. We are only a short drive from many Bay Area locations and look forward to seeing you.

Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center at Brentwood Golf Club offers all-inclusive wedding packages and a beautiful backdrop for your special day.

VENUE.............................................................................................. golf club

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

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

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

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

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY............................................................up to 250

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................ $32 and up

CATERING $ RANGE.............................................................$25 to $40

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................ $0 to $1,500

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

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

PARKING..................................................... public lot / street parking

6900 Mission Road, Sunol | 925.862.2408 SunolValley.com

100 Summerset Dr, Brentwood | 866.966.3009 WedgewoodBanquet.com/brentwood

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Located off the 4 Freeway, it is one of the East Bay’s premier ceremony and reception sites with a spectacular view of Mount Diablo, designer stone and waterfalls, and a banquet room that overlooks the golf course for an unforgettable setting. Combine that with Wedgewood’s unbeatable pricing and this is the perfect fit for you. Experience Wedgewood’s trademark “Valservenience,” our incredible mix of value, service and convenience.


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Located in Jack London Square and overlooking the San Francisco Bay, the Waterfront Hotel is the ultimate waterside destination. The hotel features 145 individually appointed, oversized guestrooms with spectacular San Francisco Bay and harbor views, many with balconies and fireplaces, Egyptian cotton linens and down comforters. With over 8,000 square feet of event space, the Waterfront Hotel accommodates

gatherings both large and intimate. All events at the Waterfront Hotel are catered exclusively by Lungomare, which is a wonderful setting for your post wedding day brunch and the bar is a natural gathering place for your wedding attendees. Whether a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception our dedicated staff awaits the opportunity to serve you with attention to detail.

10 Washington Street, Oakland | 510.836.3800 | WaterfrontHotelOakland.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $40 and up

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

FACILITY $ RANGE........................................................................................$250 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY....................................... up to 160 sitting / 200 standing

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METROPOLITAN The newly expanded Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center at Metropolitan Golf Links is Oakland’s newest event venue and is conveniently located near the airport. Offering indoor and outdoor facilities, including a new event tent, this is the perfect location for your ceremony and reception. The gazebo overlooks lush golf course greens with the San Francisco skyline in the background and makes it seem like you are miles away from the bustling city.

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Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center at San Ramon Golf Club features a beautiful backdrop including a lake, waterfall, island greens and weeping willows. The natural beauty of this outdoor setting, paired with our picturesque gazebo, creates the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Our beautiful golf course views, all inclusive wedding packages and award-winning service and reputation provide an excellent value and convenience.

Our spacious banquet room, which can accommodate over 300 guests, overlooks the golf course, giving a lovely view for you and your guests. The Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center’s all inclusive wedding packages provide outstanding value and convenience. Call today for an appointment.

VENUE........................................................................................ golf course

VENUE........................................................................................ golf course

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

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

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY........... up to 250 sitting / 300 standing

CEREMONY CAPACITY.......... up to 400 sitting / 600 standing

RECEPTION CAPACITY........... up to 250 sitting / 300 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................ $20 to $40

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................. $25 to $55

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

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

PARKING...................................................................... large lot available

PARKING...................................................................... large lot available

10051 Doolittle Drive, Oakland | 866.966.3009 WedgewoodBanquet.com/metropolitan

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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 onsite coordinator to ensure smooth planning and execution every step of the way. Wente Vineyards. A mix of understated elegance and warm familiarity.

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5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore | 925.456.2425 | WenteVineyards.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY................................... up to 500 sitting / 1,000 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$60 to $80

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

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

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

PARKING......................................................................................... Self-Park on Property

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Imagine a beautiful castle set in a redwood forest, minutes from Silicon Valley. The Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley is surrounded by natural beauty that is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. The location is very convenient and accessible, but will have you feeling like you are miles away from the ordinary. Our Ballroom opens up onto an outdoor veranda with sweeping views of the surrounding

mountain ranges, creating a perfect canvas for your wedding pictures. Hotel suites feature 1 bedroom with separate living room, 2 bathrooms, large mirrors and plenty of space for your Bridal Party to get ready on the day of the event. Award winning service, creative cuisine, and all inclusive decor packages are just a few things you can expect from the Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley. Your fairy tale wedding awaits!

6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz | 831.440.1000 | SantaCruzScottsValley.Hilton.com

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

FACILITY $ RANGE................................................................................ $200 to $2,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY....................................... up to 200 sitting / 250 standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE....................................................San Jose / 22 miles

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $32 to $120

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Hyatt Carmel Highlands--overlooking Big Sur Coast is one of the most sought after wedding locations in California. Noted for its breathtaking panoramic views, the hotel offers a variety of first-class facilities and services for weddings. At Hyatt, we believe there’s nothing more important than bringing people together in an unforgettable fashion. Our professional staff will take care of every detail imaginable so you

can spend time on what’s most important: creating memories. From flowers to music to everything in between, we’ll help make your day a dream come true. Whether it’s a small, intimate gathering or a lavish affair, you’ll feel more than welcome with our stunning facilities and idyllic settings. If you’re looking for a special place for one of life’s great moments, look to the incomparable Hyatt Carmel Highlands.

120 Highlands Drive, Carmel | 831.622.5457 | HyattCarmelHighlands.com

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

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................ $1,000 to $6,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY......................................... up to 120 sitting / 130 standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE............ Monterey Peninsula Airport / 11 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY............................................... up to 120 sitting or standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE..................................................................................... $110 to $150

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Experience the world class amenities and superior service of the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa located in a resort setting on Pebble Beach Company’s famed Del Monte Golf Course. Whether you envision a simple gathering or an elaborate affair, you’ll discover an array of ceremony and reception site options that will delight you and your guests. Our very own TusCA Ristorante, combining

Tuscan and local flavors, is an elegant location for your rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch. We believe there is nothing more important than bringing people together in an unforgettable fashion for your wedding ceremony. Our professional staff, with their exceptional service, takes pride in helping you create the wedding of your dreams. We promise you will not be disappointed.

1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey | 831.372.1234 | HyattRegencyMonterey.com

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

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

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

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE.................................................. Monterey / 1.5 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY.......................................... up to 1,000 sitting or standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $85 to $119

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Seascape Beach Resort is the ultimate destination wedding resort on Monterey Bay. Rated a four-diamond resort with luxurious amenities, Seascape features stunning banquet rooms ranging from 700 to 4,000 square feet, a picturesque wedding bluff overlooking Monterey Bay, and 285 spacious suites and beach villas. Whether you are planning a large, grand affair or an intimate celebration, each banquet room displays breathtaking ocean views that create the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests. Wonderful service and beautiful accommodations are a few of the benefits this beautiful venue offers. Seascape will take care of the details and give you the best of everything on your wedding day.

Wedgewood Wedding is now operating the catering facility at Rancho Cañada Golf Course, located in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula at the entrance to idyllic Carmel Valley. This Mission Style Clubhouse has undergone a complete interior renovation and is the perfect setting for your wedding day. The Fiesta Room can accommodate large groups up to 400, while the Merienda room is perfect for more intimate gatherings, overlooking the golf course and wedding ceremony site.

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

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY.......... up to 400 sitting / 600 standing

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................ $95 and up

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................. $25 to $55

FACILITY $ RANGE........................................................ $1,500 and up

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

CLOSEST AIRPORT / DISTANCE..................... San Jose / 40 miles

CLOSEST AIRPORT / DISTANCE................... Monterey / 8.5 miles

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

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

RANGE OF ROOM RATES............................................... $320 to $652

RANGE OF ROOM RATES...................................................................... n/a

One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos | 800.929.7727 SeascapeResort.com

4860 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Calley | 866.966.3009 WedgewoodBanquet.com/carmel

D E S T I N A T I O N V E N U E S central coast

Wedgewood also offers a beach wedding location just minutes from the golf course. Call us now for a free personal consultation.


tahoe

Imagine exchanging your vows at one of the most spectacular sites on earth. Here in the heart of the High Sierra, Mother Nature sets the stage for one of the most important days in your life. Cal Neva Resort and Spa sits on the beautiful North shore of Lake Tahoe, in the picturesque lake front community of Crystal Bay. Since 1926, the Cal Neva Resort has been the wedding choice for thousands

of couples dreaming of the perfect wedding. Imagine standing together with the sun dancing on the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe with majestic mountains as your backdrop. Everything will be beautiful, every detail attended to, every luxury considered. From the simplest wedding or anniversary, to the most glamorous affair, we’re committed to making your wedding day truly remarkable.

2 Stateline Road, Crystal Bay | 775.298.3156 | CalNevaResort.com

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY......................................................................................... up to 175

CLOSEST AIRPORT / DISTANCE..........Reno / Tahoe International / 36 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY......................................................................................... up to 175

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

CATERING $ RANGE.........................................................................................$29 to $39

RANGE OF ROOM RATES.................................... rates vary according to season

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Discover an alpine paradise at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, where the deep blue water of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Whether you dream of a Lakefront ceremony, a wedding in a lush green meadow, an intimate gathering in a stunning mountain lodge or a grand reception in our Lakeside

Ballroom, any of our wedding sites make an ideal setting for a memorable event. This is the most important day of your life. Allow our event specialists to assist you in planning the wedding of your dreams. From concept to completion, no detail is too small. Earn up to five complimentary honeymoon nights. Must book before December 31, 2013. Please contact our professional planners for more information.

111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village | 775.886.6693 | LakeTahoe.Hyatt.com

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

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

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

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE............................................................Reno / 34 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY......................................up to 400 sitting / 600 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $50 to $150

RANGE OF ROOM RATES............................................................................$149 to $359

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FOXTAIL Your dream wedding starts at The Chateau at Incline Village. We always ask our couples why they chose to have their wedding with us. The reoccurring answers are: wonderful staff, secluded location, customer service, reasonable rates, surrounding beauty, simple, versatile & “we loved it as soon as we walked in the door”. Come experience classic Lake Tahoe charm with a modern edge. The Grand Ballroom is great for 25 or 300 guests. Vaulted timber ceilings, large stone fireplaces, spacious covered decks and expansive mountain and lake views will create lasting memories!

Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center at Foxtail Golf Club is the premier banquet facility in Sonoma County. A beautiful rose garden wedding area with gazebo creates the ideal setting for an event that will not be forgotten. Foxtail’s spacious banquet room, overlooking the golf course, boasts the most beautiful view in the county. Wedgewood’s exceptional service, delectable food and all-inclusive wedding packages make this the most desirable wedding site in the area. Discover Wedgewood’s trademark “Valservenience” (our mix of value, service and convenience) and find your perfect fit with Wedgewood!

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY............ up to 250 sitting / 325 standing

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY.......... up to 300 sitting / 600 standing

RECEPTION CAPACITY........... up to 300 sitting / 350 standing

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................ $34 and up

CATERING $ RANGE.............................................................$25 to $40

FACILITY $ RANGE.......................................................$765 to $6,610

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

CLOSEST AIRPORT / DISTANCE.............................. Reno / 28 miles

CLOSEST AIRPORT / DISTANCE........................Oakland / 61 miles

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

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS...........................................near by

RANGE OF ROOM RATES...................................................................... n/a

RANGE OF ROOM RATES...................................................................... n/a

955 Fairway Blvd, Incline Village | 775.832.1303 YourTahoePlace.com

100 Golf Course Dr, Rohnert Park | 866.966.3009 WedgewoodBanquet.com/foxtail

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Make your wine country wedding dreams come true at Vintners Inn! You’ll delight in the romantic setting, luxurious rooms and awardwinning cuisine. Vintners Inn is nestled amidst 92 acres of lush vineyards and beautiful gardens. Our Event Center is next to the Inn and its famed restaurant, John Ash & Co. as well as The Front Room bar and lounge. We promise you a beautiful setting, rain or shine, from

our enclosed or open terraces with white, twinkling lights overlooking the vineyards and gardens to our Rose Ballroom, Cypress Rooms and Wedding Pavilions. We have the perfect setting for your special day. Our wedding director will assist you with every detail; shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception. Whether planning a grand wedding or an intimate occasion, make it memorable at Vintners Inn.

4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa | 800.421.2584 | VintnersInn.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 250 sitting / 400 standing

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

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

RANGE OF ROOM RATES.......................................................................... $250 to $550

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east bay THE BELLEVUE CLUB 525 Bellevue Ave, Oakland 510.451.1000 x112 | bellevueclub.org

BERKELEY CITY CLUB 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley 510.280.1532 | berkeleycityclub.com

BRAZILIAN ROOM Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley 510.544.3164 | brazilianroom.org

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

CATHEDRAL CHRIST THE LIGHT EVENT CTR 2121 Harrison St, Oakland 510.496.7233 | ctlcathedral.org

CENTRE CONCORD 5298 Clayton Rd, Concord 925.671.3324 | ci.concord.ca.us

CROWNE PLAZA CONCORD 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord 925.521.3760 | crowneplazaconcord.com

DOUBLETREE BERKELEY MARINA 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley 510.548.7920 | berkeleymarina.doubletree.com

DUNSMUIR HISTORIC ESTATE 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland 510.615.5555 | dunsmuir-hellman.com

EMBASSY SUITES WALNUT CREEK 1345 Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek 925.934.2500 | embassysuites.com

FAZ RESTAURANTS & CATERING 1111 Broadway, Oakland 510.272.1114 | fazrestaurants.com

GUILD HALL AT PIEDMONT COMM. CHURCH 400 Highland Ave, Piedmont 510.547.5700 | piedmontchurch.org

HILTON CONCORD HOTEL 1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord 925.349.2612 | concordhilton.com

HILTON NEWARK/FREMONT 39900 Balentine Dr, Newark 510.490.8390 x 1417 | hilton.com

HILTON OAKLAND AIRPORT 1 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland 510.383.4054 | oaklandairport.hilton.com

$250 to $1,000

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199 Seawall Dr, Berkeley 510.843.8144 | hslordships.com

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

350

$46 and up

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500

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$2,000

200

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200

200

$33 and up

$250 to $1,000

200

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$250 and up

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$25-75

$600 to $1,500

300

250

$20-40

300

300

$20-40

300

300

$20-36

500

420

$28-70

$500 to $10,000

300

200

$50-100

$1000 to $2000

300

300

$1,000 to $7,000

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

MARIN ART & GARDEN CENTER 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross 415.455.5260 | magc.org

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17007 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley 510.537.3174 | willowparkeventcenter.com

300

WEDGEWOOD METROPOLITAN GOLF 10051 Doolittle Dr, Oakland

300

WEDGEWOOD AT DELTA VIEW 2222 Golf Club Rd, Pittsburg | 866.966.3009 wedgewoodbanquet.com/deltaview

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940 Tyler St, Benicia 707.747.5471 | weddingsbenicia.com

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10 Washington St, Jack London Square, Oakland 510.836.3800 | waterfronthoteloakland.com

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2900 Main St Suite 1100, Alameda 510.995.4114 | rosenblum.com

133 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

500

ROCK WALL WINE COMPANY 2301 Monarch St Suite 300, Alameda 510.522.5700 | rockwallwineco.com

250

KAISER ROOF TOP GARDEN 300 Lakeside Dr, Oakland 510.834.3575 | kaisergarden.com

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peninsula CHATEAU LA JOYE La Honda Rd, La Honda 650.747.0163 | chateaulajoye.com

250

250

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450

450

$60-100

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$35-108

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150

$50-150

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250

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CROWNE PLAZA CABAÑA PALO ALTO 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.628.0180 | cabanapaloalto.com

CROWNE PLAZA FOSTER CITY 1221 Chess Dr, Foster City 650.295.6129 | eventscp.com

DINAH’S GARDEN HOTEL & THE SEA 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.493.2844 | dinahshotel.com

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$38-53

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225

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

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

EMBASSY SUITES SF AIRPORT 250 Gateway Blvd, S. San Francisco 650.589.3400 | embassysuites1.hilton.com

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SILICON VALLEY 2050 University Ave, Palo Alto 650.470.2815 | fourseasons.com/siliconvalley

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

GREEN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 500 Ludeman Ln, Millbrae 650.648.9877 | greenhillscc.com

HALF MOON BAY GOLF LINKS Two Miramontes Point, Half Moon Bay 650.773.8895 | 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 | sanfranciscoairport.hilton.com

HOLIDAY INN SFO 275 South Airport Blvd, S. San Francisco 650.873.3550 | hisfo.com

KOHL MANSION 2750 Adeline Dr, Burlingame 650.762.1136 | kohl-mansion.com

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

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

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

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LONG BRANCH SALOON & FARMS 321 Verdi Rd, Half Moon Bay 650.726.3117 | longbranchfarms.net

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350

$2,500 to $10,000

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400

$150-300

$5,000 to $12,500

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san francisco BENTLY RESERVE 301 Battery St 415.294.2226 | bentlyreserve.com

BIG DADDY’S ANTIQUES 1550 17th St

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415.621.6800 | bdantiques.com

THE BOX SF 1069 Howard St 415.934.6900 | theboxsf.com

CAFE DU NORD 2170 Market St 415.861.5016 | cafedunord.com

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 55 Music Concourse Dr 415.379.5868 | calacademy.org

CLIFF HOUSE 1090 Point Lobos Ave 415.666.4027 | cliffhouse.com

CLIFT HOTEL 495 Geary St 415.929.2314 | clifthotel.com

CONGREGATION EMANU-EL 2 Lake St 415.751.2541 | emanuelsf.org

CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS 100 John F. Kennedy Dr 415.846.0538 | conservatoryofflowers.org

DEYOUNG MUSEUM 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr 415.750.3683 | famsf.org

E&O ASIAN KITCHEN 314 Sutter St 415.788.2622 | eotrading.com

FAIRMONT HOTEL 950 Mason St 415.772.5186 | fairmont.com

GALLERIA AT SF DESIGN CENTER 101 Henry Adams St 415.490.5861 | sfvenues.com

GRAND CAFE AT HOTEL MONACO 501 Geary (at Taylor) 415.292.8136 | hotelmonaco.com

GRAND HYATT SAN FRANCISCO 345 Stockton St 415.848.6097 | grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com

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

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300

$200 and up

$10,000 and up

500

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$55-225

$8,500 to $13,500

200

250

$119

150

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$28-60

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PALIO D’ASTI 640 Sacramento St 415.395.9800 | paliodasti.com

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OMNI SAN FRANCISCO HOTEL 500 California St 415.273.3081 | omnisanfrancisco.com

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NEW DELHI RESTAURANT 160 Ellis St 415.816.4068 | newdelhirestaurant.com

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JULIA MORGAN BALLROOM 465 California St 415.591.1811 | juliamorganballroom.com

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JAMES LEARY FLOOD MANSION 2222 Broadway 415.292.3142 | floodmansion.org

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HOTEL WHITCOMB 1231 Market St 415.626.8000 | hotelwhitcomb.com

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333 O’Farrell St 415.771.1400 | sanfrancisco.hilton.com

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600

600

$185-350

$1,500 to $5,000

*

400

$80-145

*

300

250

$30-75

$3,000 to $4,000

*

400

$3,500 to $11,000

180

180

$100-150

up to $3,000

250

250

$80 and up

*

350

250

$90-200

$500 to $2,500

350

*

*

1,200

600

$55 and up

*

800

800

$225-250

$3,000 to $5,000

400

400

$80 and up

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WESTIN SAN FRANCISCO MARKET STREET

200 California Ave, Bldg N 415.SF.JUICE | winery-sf.com

150

104 Montgomery St 415.345.6827 | waltdisney.org

335 Powell St 415.774.0450 | westinstfrancis.com

WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM

50 Third St 415.974.8708 | westinsf.com

W SAN FRANCISCO 181 Third St 415.777.5300 | wsanfrancisco.com

$10,000 to $15,000

THE VISTA 150 4th St - B 415.632.3700 | thevistasf.com

300

250

UNIVERSITY CLUB SAN FRANCISCO 800 Powell St 415.781.0900 | univclub.com

Ba r Se

511 Harrison St 415.896.1234 | terrasf.com

Ou tsid eC

TERRA GALLERY

SWEDISH AMERICAN HALL 2174 Market St 415.305.3311 | swedishamericanhall.com

Ind oor

905 California St 415.989.3500 x2002 | stanfordcourtpresskit.com

Ce

STANFORD COURT RENAISSANCE HOTEL

ST. REGIS HOTEL 125 Third St 415.284.4000 | stregissanfrancisco.com

$4,000

600

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HOTEL 450 Powell St 415.392.7755 | sirfrancisdrake.com

$149-229

750

SAN FRANCISCO FILM CENTRE 39 Mesa St, The Presidio 415.561.3456 | sffilmcentre.com

400

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

500

RITZ CARLTON SAN FRANCISCO 600 Stockton St 415.773.6166 | ritzcarlton.com

*

$4,000 to $11,000

THE REGENCY CENTER 1290 Sutter St, 3rd Floor 415.447.4909 | regencycentersf.com

Per Per son

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200

200

$85-135

*

250

250

$48-70

$1,200 to $1,800

175

1,000

$31-75

$1,500 to $7,500

500

500

$79-125

$2,500 to $3,500

1,400

1,400

$50 and up

*

*

120

330

$55-78

$900 to $1,200

1,200

2,000

$70-120

$1,000 and up

175

175

$61-79

$750

250

350

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

250

250

*

*

600

500

$50 and up

450

450

*

150

200

$77 and up

300

300

$60-95

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

CORDEVALLE, A ROSEWOOD RESORT One CordeValle Club Dr, San Martin 408.695.4585 | cordevalle.com

COYOTE CREEK GOLF CLUB One Coyote Creek Golf Dr, Morgan Hill 408.463.1800 | coyotecreekgolf.com

DECATHLON CLUB 3250 Central Exwy, Santa Clara 408.736.3237 | decathlon-club.com

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

DOUBLETREE SAN JOSE 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose 408.437.2806 | doubletreesanjose.com

EMBASSY SUITES MILPITAS 901 East Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas 408.942.0400 | embassy-suites.com

FAIRMONT HOTEL SAN JOSE 170 South Market St, San Jose 408.998.3912 | fairmont.com/sanjose

FAZ AT THE SHERATON SUNNYVALE 1108 North Mathilda, Sunnyvale 408.752.8007 | fazrestaurants.com

FREEDOM HALL AND GARDENS Private Address, Santa Clara 408.379.3733 | freedomhall.com

FOURTH STREET SUMMIT CENTER 170 S. Market St, San Jose 408.998.1900 | fairmont.com/sanjose

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

HILTON SAN JOSE & TOWERS 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

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28

$4,000 and up

*

FAULTLINE BREWING COMPANY 1235 Oakmead Parkway, Sunnyvale 408.736.2739 | faultlinebrewing.com

$500 to $2,000

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29

31

32


282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 408.998.0400 | hyattplacesanjosedowntown.com

HYATT SAINTE CLAIRE HOTEL 302 S. Market St, San Jose 408.298.1234 | sainteclaire.hyatt.com

MARRIOTT SANTA CLARA 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara 408.970.6100 | scmarriott.com

$1,200 to $2,000

150

150

$100

$1,500

180

180

$100 and up

$800 and up

*

1000

*

*

3,000

2,000

$50-100

$500 to $1,500

*

280

*

*

250

250

$25-65

*

200

200

$30 and up

$400 to $1,200

n/a

180

$21-54

600

600

$75-200

$1,000 to $10,000

*

1200

$80 and up

$500 to $1,500

250

250

$60-$85

$3,000 to $13,000

*

150

150

$60-100

$4,500 and up

300

350

$50-75

$1,000 to $6,850

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Ba r Se

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OPERA HOUSE 140 West Main St, Los Gatos 408.354.1218 | operahouselosgatos.com

Ou tsid eC

NESTLDOWN 1745 Dell Ave, Campbell 408.353.5311 | nestldown.com

s

THE MOUNTAIN WINERY 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga 408.913.7125 | mountainwinery.com

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MARRIOTT SAN JOSE 301 South Market St, San Jose 408.280.1300 | sanjosemarriott.com

Fac ili

MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 3055 Olin Ave, Suite 1000, San Jose 408.423.8678 | weddings.maggianos.com

On Pre m

$50-80

LOS GATOS LODGE 50 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd, Los Gatos 408.354.3300 | losgatoslodge.com

s

700

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

tie

200

HYATT REGENCY SANTA CLARA 5105 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara 408.510.6430 | santaclara.hyatt.com

Fac ili

HOTEL VALENCIA SANTANA ROW

HYATT PLACE SAN JOSE

Ou tdo or

408.335.1700 | hotellosgatos.com

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

Are a

Ind oor

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

ony

HOTEL DE ANZA 233 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.286.1000 | hoteldeanza.com

ise

e

HOLIDAY INN SAN JOSE AIRPORT 1350 N First St, San Jose 408.453.6200 | holidayinn.com

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$66 and up

Fac ili

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500

HISTORIC DEL MONTE BUILDING 100 South Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale 408.735.7680 | thehistoricdelmonte.com

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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ns

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300

$65-98

$750 to $3,900

300

300

*

$4,000 to $6,000

300

260

$22-40

$3,800 to $4,200

260

180

$90 and up

$2,000 to $5,000

400

400

$3,500 to $15,000

300

600

$66 and up

375

375

$20-55

200

750

$46-75

$1,500 to $3,500

300

300

$45-60

$500 to $4,000

450

450

$40-70

$800 to $5,000

250

350

$36-56

$2,500 to $3,500

320

450

$35-129

$100 to $1,800

400

250

$25-29

225

225

$39-48

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WEDGEWOOD AT EAGLE RIDGE 2951 Club Dr, Gilroy 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com/gilroy

tie

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

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

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

Are a

SHERATON SAN JOSE 1801 Barber Ln, Milpitas 408.943.0600 | sheraton.com/sanjose

ony

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

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rem

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

ent al F e

$500 to $1,000

Fac ili

$30-75

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100

THE RANCH GOLF CLUB 4601 Hill Top View Ln, San Jose 408.531.3047 | theranchgc.com

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1995 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell 408.558.4299 | pruneyardinn.com

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PRUNEYARD PLAZA HOTEL

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silicon valley

33

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from list

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34

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

THE BRIDGES GOLF CLUB 9000 South Gate Ridge Rd, San Ramon 925.735.4253 | thebridgesgolf.com

CASA REAL 410 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton 925.931-0200 | casarealevents.com

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

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

DUBLIN RANCH GOLF COURSE 5900 Signal Hill Dr, Dublin 925.556.7040 x201 | dublinranchgolf.com

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

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*

$250 to $1,500

$1,500 to $2,500

36


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

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

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275

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$600 to $3,000

*

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$35-60

$900 and up

*

300

$29-90

$500 to $5,000

300

270

$35-85

$500 to $1,000

*

800

1,000

$25 and up

$800 and up

*

650

$35-75

$1,750 to $4,000

275

160

$39 and Up

$1,000 and up

250

250

$21-32

$2,225

950

450

$50-80

$1,000 to $3,600

500

500

$32 and up

$0 to $1,500

250

500

$25-40

38

600

500

$25-55

40

750

1,000

$60-80

$500 to $5,000

41

450

450

$50 and up

$1,500 and up

*

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WINE & ROSES 2505 W.Turner Rd, Lodi 209.371.6119 | winerose.com

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$150 to $2,000

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

ate re

$35-60

WEDGEWOOD AT SAN RAMON GOLF CLUB 9430 Fircrest Ln, San Ramon 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com

Ca ter i

1,000

WEDGEWOOD AT BRENTWOOD 100 Summerset Dr, Brentwood 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com

Ou tsid eC

250

SUNOL VALLEY GOLF CLUB 6900 Mission Rd, Sunol 925.862.2408 | sunolvalley.com

s

SHRINE EVENT CENTER 170 Lindbergh Ave, Livermore 925.373.4880 | shrineeventcenter.com

ise

THE RANCH AT LITTLE HILLS 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon 925.426.3066 | ranchatlittlehills.com

tie

POPPY RIDGE GOLF COURSE 4280 Greenville Rd, Livermore 925.447.6779 | poppyridgegolf.com

Fac ili

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

s

MARRIOTT PLEASANTON 11950 Dublin Canyon Rd, Dublin 925.847.7585 | marriottpleasanton.com

tie

On Pre m

HOLIDAY INN DUBLIN

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

7050 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton 925.463.8000 | hilton.com

Are a

Ind oor

HILTON PLEASANTON AT THE CLUB

ony

$150 to $2,000

GARRÉ WINERY & MARTINELLI EVENT CTR 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore 925.371.8200 | garrewinery.com

e

$35-60

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200

FAZ AT PLEASANTON 5121 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton 925.469.1600 | fazrestaurants.com

ent al F e

90

FAZ AT DANVILLE 600 Hartz Ave, Danville 925.469.1600 | fazrestaurants.com

ty R Fac ili

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apa city

apa city mo ere

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ns

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$200 to $2,500

$38 and up

$500 to $5,500

*

120

$110-150

$1000 to $6,000

44

400

1,000

$85-119

$1,000 and up

45

250

250

$95 and up

$1,500 and up

46

100

225

$34-75

$250 to $2,500

600

500

$25-55

175

175

$29-35

$500 to $2,500

325

600

$34 and up

$765 to $6,610

300

300

*

*

250

250

$45 and up

$1,700 and up

600

600

$50-150

up to $5,000

Pag e

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apa city mo ere

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destination venues

central coast CARMEL MISSION INN 3665 Rio Rd, Carmel 831.624.1841 | carmelmissioninn.com

250

200

$25-65

250

250

$114-154

250

250

$32-120

250

300

130

CHAMINADE AT SANTA CRUZ One Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz 831.465.3452 | chaminade.com

HILTON SANTA CRUZ/SCOTTS VALLEY 6001 La Madrona Dr, Scotts Valley 831.440.1000 | santacruzscottsvalley.hilton.com

HOLLINS HOUSE/PASATIEMPO 20 Clubhouse Rd, Santa Cruz 831.459.9177 | pasatiempo.com

HYATT CARMEL HIGHLANDS 120 Highlands Dr, Carmel 831.622.5457 | highlandsinn.hyatt.com

HYATT REGENCY MONTEREY 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey 831.372.1234 | hyattregencymonterey.com

SEASCAPE BEACH RESORT 1 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos 800.929.7727 | seascaperesort.com

SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola 831.475.1222 | shadowbrook-capitola.com

WEDGEWOOD RANCHO CAÑADA 4860 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com/carmel

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tahoe CAL NEVA RESORT SPA & CASINO 2 Stateline Rd, Crystal Bay 775.298.3156 | calnevaresort.com

CHATEAU AT INCLINE VILLAGE 955 Fairway Blvd, Incline Village 775.832.1303 | yourtahoeplace.com

DEERFIELD LODGE AT HEAVENLY 1200 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe 530.544.3337 | tahoedeerfieldlodge.com

HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT 3860 Saddle Rd, South Lake Tahoe 530.542.5153 | skiheavenly.com

HYATT REGENCY LAKE TAHOE 111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village 775.886.6693 | laketahoe.hyatt.com

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*

47

49

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$50-200

$1,000 to $4,000

175

175

$25-80

$400 to $1,800

400

400

$135-175

$1,000 to $3,000

400

400

$35-85

$2,500 to $3,000

200

200

$10-45

$500 to $2,500

$1,500 to $9,500

$1,000 and up

$7,000

$2,500 and up

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300

ZEPHYR COVE RESORT 900 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 201, S. Lake Tahoe 530.543.6113 | zephyrcove.com

tie

SUGAR BOWL RESORT 629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden 530.426.6769 | sugarbowl.com

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

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

Are a

Ind oor

THE RIDGE TAHOE 400 Ridge Club Dr, Lake Tahoe 775.588.3553 | ridgetahoeresort.com

ony

RESORT AT SQUAW CREEK 400 Squaw Creek Rd, Olympic Valley 530.581.6684 | squawcreek.com

e

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$1,100 to $5,000

Ca ter i

$35-47

Ma xR ec e

350

NORTH TAHOE EVENT CENTER 8318 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach 530.546.7249 | northtahoeevents.com

ent al F e

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pti o

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apa city

apa city mo

350

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*

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destination venues

wine country | napa & sonoma DELORIMIER WINERY 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville 707.529.8045 | delorimierwinery.com

200

200

400

400

200

200

300

300

250

250

$1,500 to $13,000

500

500

$6,500 and up

1,000

480

$63-150

$1,750 to $12,500

400

400

$55-125

$5,000 to $10,000

300

350

$25-40

THE LODGE AT SONOMA 1325 Broadway, Sonoma 707.935.6600 | thelodgeatsonoma.com

$55 and up

QUARRYHILL BOTANICAL GARDEN 12841 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen 707.996.3166 | quarryhillbg.org

RANCHO DE LA FUENTE B&B 2290 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport 707.263.3160 | ranchweddingsevents.com

$25-45

SODA ROCK WINERY 8015 Hwy 128, Healdsburg 707.529.8045 | sodarockwinery.com

TRENTADUE WINERY 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville 707.433.3104 x103 | trentadue.com

VIAGGIO ESTATE AND WINERY 100 East Taddei Rd, Acampo 209.368.1378 | viaggiowinery.com

VINTNERS INN WITH JOHN ASH & CO. 4350 Barnes Rd, Santa Rosa 800.421.2584 | vintnersinn.com

WEDGEWOOD FOXTAIL 100 Golf Course Dr, Rohnert Park 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com/fox_tail

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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. W H O PAY S F O R W H AT 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. PA R E N T C O N T R I B U T I O N S 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 84

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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. • 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.

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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 primary 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 to the wedding, exercise a little discretion. Avoid talking about it compulsively and limit the Twitter and Facebook updates. Nobody likes knowing that everyone else is invited to a super cool party except for them. So, be discrete.

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S I N G L E F R I E N D S If a single friend is engaged or in a serious relationship and you know the partner, by all means include them. However, you are not obligated to include an additional guest for a single friend. C H I L D R E N 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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I N V I T A T I O N S + F AV O R S 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 Ceremony Card Reception Card Response Card Directions (ceremony to reception) Ceremony Program Menu Cards Table Number Cards Place Cards (for specific seat) Escort Cards (for specific table) Tags for favors Welcome sign 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 absolutely sure of how many guests your budget can accommodate. Once your save-the-date cards have been sent, you’re committed. Today’s favor selections are vast and varied. From themed and scented, to edible and decorative, they’ve evolved into much more than a token gift. Enhance a favor’s value by having it serve a dual role as an element of decor and a departing gift. Let glass votives provide a home for tealights or become miniature vases for flowers, or stage placecards in a stylish, themed holder that guests take at the end of the reception. Another option is to select a wrap or type of packaging that adds some panache to your table décor. Enclose the favor of your choice in an organza or beaded bag that brings out the color of your décor, or use a decorative box to lend a bit of architecture to your table.

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• Do you want the ceremony and reception at the same location? • Are you planning on having a formal sitdown dinner or buffet? • Will you need space to accommodate a band or will you have a DJ? • What type of venue are you envisioningHistorical, 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? S I T E I N S P E C T I O N 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. • Inspect entrances, exits and restrooms. Are they attractive and easy to find?

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C AT E R I N G 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, your reception location, time of day, approximate number of guests, and degree of formality and theme, if applicable.

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F O O D I E S U N I T E 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.

SEASONAL INGREDIENTS Making menu selections 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. T O P R E S E T O R N O T T O P R E S E T 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.

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C A LCUL AT ING T HE CO S T 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 $85 per person, multiply 150 x $85 for a total food cost of $12,750. Mentally add an additional 10% for overage, and 15%-20% for the gratuity (aka service charge). Ask for prices inclusive of tax and gratuity.

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F I N A L G U E S T C O U N T Typically the f inal 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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R E N TA L S 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: • W  hat 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. • Your event date, time and location. • Total number of guests attending, including wedding party. • Number of wedding vendors being seated. • A tentative floor plan. • Table and chair requirements of your beverage service and disc jockey. • Food serving style. Buffet stations will need linens for each table and possibly props or decor. C E R E M O N Y R E N T A L S A great deal of focus is placed on the decor for 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.

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L I N E N S Before you decide on colors and theme, you owe it to yourself to visit a rental or linen company. The st yles, tex ture, fabrics, colors and options available are staggering. A single linen can launch a flurry of ideas and imagination.

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T A B L E S & C H A I R S 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 kiosks (elevated 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. C H A I R S + C O V E R S Old and worn chairs can be an unsightly distraction from an otherwise elegant affair. Easy options for the “bad chair” dilemma are chair covers and chair rentals. There are myriad options available, which you’ll find in the style + design feature on pages 102 to 151. Most rental companies also include images of their inventory online, so be sure to check-out their websites. C O O R D I N AT I N G V E N D O R S A key element to creating a total look for your reception is good communication bet ween your floral designer and rental company. The linens, florals, plants and props should complement each other, as well as the room in which your event will take place. D E L I V E R Y Find out in advance what the delivery, set-up, pick-up 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. L I G H T I N G Nothing transforms a room as dramatically as lighting. It is the single most effective tool for creating ambiance and mood. Done properly, it can be the difference between intimate and institutional or ordinary and extraordinary.

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Once you’ve selected your designer, the creative process begins. Provide the pertinent details at the get-go: your wedding date, time of day, style of wedding (formal or informal), ceremony and reception locations and a general idea of your budget. A good floral designer will suggest the right blooms to fit your wedding the day.

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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.

B E P R E PA R E D 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 be sure check the style + design feature on pages 102 to 151, and visit the Designer’s Column blog online. The more examples you show your designer the easier it will be for them to meet your expectations. S E A S O N A L C O N S I D E R AT I O N S For everything there is a season and flowers are no exception. Flowers in bloom during and around the months of your wedding will be more available and less costly than outof-season selections. Holidays are also a factor. Ever notice how red roses cost more around Valentine’s Day? Tulips and hyacinths are in high demand during Easter.


Christmas creates a premium for poinsettias and holly. Should you choose these flowers around such seasons, factor this into your budget T I M E - O F - D AY Yo u r f l o r a l s s h o u l d l a s t 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 wilt before the wedding reception. C E R E M O N Y F L O W E R S Repurpose ceremony flowers for your reception. Ceremony 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. R E C E P T I O N F L O W E R S The venue will greatly influence your floral design needs. High ceilings call for bolder, more dramatic arrangements, while an outdoor venue can be accented with rustic, potted and flowering blooms.

Not to be overlooked are greenery and plants. Ficus trees wrapped with twinkling lights and magnificent potted palms add dimension to all venues. If the budget allows, consider adding a few more finishing touches. Sprinkle petals on serving trays and weave garlands along buffet stations.

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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 especially at outdoor venues within a residential community, which often have specific cutoff hours for amplified music.

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moments should be communicated to all vendors, guests and wedding party. TR ANSITION FROM CEREMONY TO RECEP TION Avoid a large time gap b et we e n the 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. D I R E C T I N G Y O U R G U E S T S If the ceremony and reception are at different locations, specifically 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 If you are having the ceremony and reception in the same facility, this rule still holds true.

B A N D S The size of the band needed will greatly 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. D I S C J O C K E Y S 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. S O N G S E L E C T I O N S Once you’ve decided on a DJ, band, or both, provide them with a list of songs you would, and would not like played at the reception, as well as the songs for your first dance, cake cutting and any other moments you’d like to accentuate with a specific song. 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

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the freedom to truly entertainyour 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. T H E E M C E E 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.

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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. The timing of key

A S S I G N E D S E AT I N G 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 in advance. In the case of open seating, reserve specific tables for yourselves and the bridal party, as well as family and honored guests. T I M E L I N E Most receptions last about four hours. That compressed amount of time, should accommodate the following:

• F  ormal introduction of the bride and groom (as you enter the room) • Seating of guests at their tables • Your first dance, joined by your parents, then wedding party, then guests • Toasts, to begin as the first course is served • Main course • Dancing • Cake cutting and dessert course • Bouquet and garter toss • Grand finale—the couple’s departure

MAKE IT YOU While the very idea of a ceremony and reception may seem quite traditional, yours can be completely unique. Weave your interests, hobbies, culture and passions into the tapestry of your celebration. And most importantly, don’t sweat the small stuff. Things happen and plans change. TBsf


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ALL THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING ARE IMPORTANT. FEW, HOWEVER, ARE MORE CRUCIAL, LONG-TERM, THAN CHOOSING THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER AND CINEMATOGRAPHER.

Your photographer and cinematographer will be with you for a large part of your wedding day. Make it a priority to find professionals with positive energy and attitude—someone you have chemistry with. The more you “click” together, the better your photographs and video will be.

FINDING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER As tempted as you may be to enlist the talents of an acquaintance who dabbles in photography—don’t. Experienced photographers have the experience, equipment and know-how to make your photographs sensational. They understand the different moods created by proper lighting and posing, and use reliable techniques and equipment to create quality images. Not to be overlooked is the fact that your photographer has but one opportunity to get it right. There are no second chances. S T Y L E Just a few years ago wedding photography styles could be conveniently grouped into two categories: traditional and photojournalistic. Not so, today. As you delve into the task of finding your lens master, you’ll quickly discover a plethora of new styles. From vibrant enhanced color process to the milky, washed-out tones of the vintage process, or even the retro Fuji Instant prints, photographers are doing more with specialty filters, lenses and post production software than ever before. Find a photographer whose portfolio showcases the style you’re drawn to. 154

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L I G H T I N G Like photographic styles, you’ll find that most photographers have specific strengths and preferences when it comes to lighting. Some are masters with natural light, others excel in delivering spectacular images from indoor and low-light conditions. Skill is required, regardless. When looking at portfolios, think about the time of day and location where you’ll be getting married. If your reception is midday, outdoors, but the images you love in the portfolio are all dark, moody and shot indoors, you might want to look a little further for a photographer whose body of work features a nice volume of outdoor or natural light images. E Q U I P M E N T Some photographers shoot with film, others have migrated to digital. Is one better than the other? Not necessarily. Some photographers prefer the end product film delivers, while others prefer the convenience of digital. The most important factor is the quality of images in the photographer’s albums. If you like what you see, and can be guaranteed the same camera that captured those images will be capturing yours, don’t worry about what type of equipment or format. View the work! B L A C K & W H I T E Of course you’ll want to capture the vivid hues of your centerpieces and décor with vibrant, color photos. However, when it comes to documenting the emotional, unscripted moments of the day, black-and-white is in a class all by itself. The fewer colors your eyes have


to process, the easier it is to focus on the subject matter. Black-and-white is great for capturing intimate and sentimental close-ups such as: mom buttoning the gown, the vows, the kiss and the first dance. In addition, black-and-white helps mask skin imperfections because shades of gray don’t record blotchy, skin irritations. It’s also perfect for those “getting ready” shots. TIMING One of the most common planning mistakes is shortchanging the p hoto grap he r o n time b et we e n the ceremony and reception. To lessen the pressure consider doing all the bridal party and bride and groom photos prior to the ceremony. Your event planner and photographer can set up a private moment for the two of you to see each other before the wedding party joins the show. Rely on your photographer’s suggested time allocation. If you cut it short, don’t expect to get all the images on your wish list. M U S T H AV E S H O T S I f y o u h a v e a l a r g e wedding party or family and want a series of posed group shots, compile a list of the persons or families you’d like in each shot. Provide the list to your photographer and event planner, or the person in charge of assembling everyone to be photographed. Nothing holds up a celebration more than waiting for missing people.

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T H E C O S T Most basic packages start at around $2,800 but can easily reach five to six times that amount. Expect a range of prices depending on the skill, experience and demand for the photographer. Most packages include an engagement session, a block-of-time the day of your wedding, reproduction and post-production for the wedding album, two parents’ albums and enlargements for framing.

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a thousand images, arrange for photo retouching, find someone to develop the prints, find and order the album, and finally construct the album or scrapbook. Evaluate this option realistically. You don’t want to end up twelve months down the road with your proofs and negatives disorganized sitting in a box. Our advide: leave everything to the professionals. A S S I S T A N T S Most photographers work with an experienced and professional assistant. While the photographer concentrates on lighting and equipment, the assistant is watching the details; arranging the hem of your gown, smoothing out wrinkles, etc. Although hiring a photographer with a qualified assistant may cost more, it’s worth the investment. If a photographer you’re interested in does not work with an assistant, confirm the images you admired were taken without additional help. 415.513.5761 | Tinywater.com

C E R E M O N Y A sk your photographer to communicate with your minister, rabbi or priest, to avoid last-minute situations where his or her lighting might not be allowed in their house of worship.

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PROOFS W i t h t h e a d v e n t of d i g i t a l photography, wedding proofs can now be viewed and ordered online by not only the couple, but guests as well. How fabulous is that? This technically savvy option takes some pressure off the bride and groom, who in the past were responsible for gathering the orders, handling the collection of monies and delivery of end product. Just one more thing you can cross of your list. B O O K I T Secure your photographer eight to ten months in advance. Provide exact locations and times for the ceremony and reception and agree upon a time for prewedding photos such as those with the bride, bridesmaids and parents as well as the groom and groomsmen. Although there are certain prerequisite shots, it still helps to provide your photographer with a checklist of these and other shots you absolutely must have. It is also a good idea to provide a schedule of events, such as the arrival, the first dance, cake cutting, etc., so your photographer is prepared.

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FINDING A CINEMATOGRAPHER The most amazing thing happens the day of your wedding. Your feet never touch the ground, you can’t stop smiling and by the following day you can’t remember half of what happened. It’s true. Of course there’s good reason for not remembering certain things, like watching the flower girl inch her way down the aisle with ring bearer in tow, or catching the groom’s nervous glance as he takes his walk up the aisle. Simply put, the bride isn’t there for these priceless moments. She’s at the back of the church on her father’s arm, awaiting her grand entrance. What better reason could there possibly be for hiring a cinematographer? Nothing captures the moment like moving sight and sound. A professionally composed wedding video is the best way to experience all the moments you missed. In addition, it allows you to share the day in detail with loved ones unable to join you in your celebration. Cinematographers aren’t just cameramen, they’re storytellers. If you want the story told right, hire someone who’s skilled in capturing all the emotion and moments of the day, while also a master storyteller in the editing bay. A seasoned professional will have the time, equipment and experience to deliver a sensational product. As in most cases, the best in the trade are hired quickly, so don’t procrastinate. Start reviewing online demos and narrowing your choices as soon as you’ve booked your venue. Ask to view a video that was actually delivered to a client and shot by the professional you intend to hire. This allows you to see their style with material from one wedding, as opposed to a series of “best shots” woven into a demo. It’s common for cinematographers, especially during the peak wedding season, to hire “stringers” or “tapers.” If that’s the case, ask to meet the subcontractor and view their work; if you like it, hire them. If they can’t provide samples of their work, it might be wise to request someone else. EQUIPMENT Most cinematographers offer detailed information about the types of cameras and equipment they use. While camera quality can definitely impact the end

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product, your true criteria should be whether you like their style of taping and editing. If you’re happy with the quality of the demo and confirm that the same type of camera used for the demo will be used at your wedding, you’re set. If you want your day filmed in HD, be sure to hire a cinematographer that shoots in HD. Likewise, If you want the final product in a format that will play on your iPod or iPad, ask if it’s an option.

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STYLES & PRICING There are basically two methods of videotaping: documentary and cinematic. The documentary is typically a two hour version with a ten to fifteen minute highlights piece. Expect to invest anywhere from $2,500 to $3,500 for this style of video. Cinematic is usually thirty-five to fortyfiveminutes long. It is edited throughout in much the same way as the highlights piece, creating an entertaining movie that tells a story. The shorter and tighter the video, the more time it takes to edit. This can take up to fifty (plus) hours to create. The price is commensurate with the effort, closer to the $4,000 to $7,500 range.

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Fees are impacted not only by the style of filming and editing, but by the level of service you contract; the number of cameras used, assistants and end-product deliverables. Cinematographers often charge per hour or per camera, though you can certainly inquire about a flat fee or package options. Packages typically include the filming, editing of the master and delivery on DVD.

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TIPS FOR A BETTER VIDEO • Don’t chew gum, it looks bad on video • Act natural. Don’t duck and avoid, just pretend the camera isn’t there. • Walk slowly when going down the aisle so cameramen can get plenty of footage. • Allow your cinematographers to move around. You’ll get better footage if they’re not confined to a tripod at the back. • Semi-competitors, your photographer and cinematographer will need to work side-by-side the day of your wedding, each trying to capture the same moments via different medium. It’s a huge plus if they like working together. • Provide a secure place for your vendors to store their backup equipment. TBsf


timeline | checklist SIX OR MORE MONTHS AHEAD

Address and mail invitations

Decide on the type of wedding—large or small, formal or informal

Purchase gifts for wedding party

Set the wedding date (select back-up dates)

Write thank-you notes as gifts arrive

Meet with each set of parents to discuss possible contributions Set the budget and number of guests to invite

ONE TO TWO MONTHS AHEAD

Choose a color scheme and theme

Purchase ceremony accessories

For destination weddings, book room blocks for wedding party and guests

Get marriage license and certified copies

Book the ceremony location and officiant

Prepare necessary name change documents

Book the reception site

Confirm all professional services in writing

Hire a wedding planner

Remind bridesmaids of final dress fittings

Choose and notify attendants and groomsmen

Order gift baskets to be delivered to hotel for out-of-town guests

Book the caterer

Assign wedding day tasks to family and friends

Book the photographer and cinematographer Book ceremony and reception music

TWO WEEKS AHEAD

Book the floral designer

Final dress fitting with shoes and undergarments

Book the lighting company

Arrange for cleaning and preservation of gown

Order the cake

Finalize guest count and meal selections with caterer

Order gown and accessories

Finalize the seating plan and write place cards

Purchase the wedding rings

Confirm rehearsal dinner arrangements Confirm rehearsal date, location and details with wedding party

FOUR TO SIX MONTHS AHEAD

Confirm delivery date of all dresses

Compile guest list and gather addresses

Confirm location, date and time with each wedding day vendor

Order invitations and other ‘paper’ elements

Confirm honeymoon arrangements and make copies of passports

Plan and book the honeymoon

Provide honeymoon itinerary to family or friend in case of an emergency

Confirm passports are valid

Confirm final count and delivery details with rental company

Select and order bridesmaids’ dresses

Write toasts for rehearsal dinner and reception

Purchase or reserve formal wear for groom and groomsmen

Address announcements (mail on wedding day)

Plan the details of the reception

Hair color and/or trim

Meet with floral designer to coordinate flowers, rentals and design concept

Break-in wedding shoes

Reserve rentals—tables, chairs, linens, tableware, ceremony props Order favors

ONE WEEK AHEAD

Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests

Send change of address to post-office

Arrange transportation for wedding day

Confirm responsibilities assigned to family and friends

Book a room for the wedding night

Pick-up dress or have it delivered

Send save-the-date cards

Notify credit card companies of travel destinations Pack for honeymoon

TWO TO FOUR MONTHS AHEAD Design and print paper elements (place cards, menus, etc)

Update caterer with final guest and vendor meal count Make final seating chart adjustments

Set-up bridal registry Select song lists for ceremony and reception

ONE DAY AHEAD

Review menu with caterer

Confirm transportation for ceremony and reception

Meet with officiant to plan ceremony

Prepare tip and payment envelopes

Select vows and readings

Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

Schedule rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

Present gifts to wedding party

Meet with makeup artist and hairstylist

Give announcements to an attendant to mail the next day

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INFLUENCERS 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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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-the-shoulder 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.’

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THE TEN SILHOUETTES There are ten basic silhouettes that make up almost all wedding gowns, and more than likely, 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. And remember; trust your bridal consultant when it comes to trying on different styles. T H E B A L L G O W N The cut that exemplifies romance. This silhouette incorporates a natural or dropped waist, set off with a full skirt. Think Cinderella, waltzing with your prince at the reception. 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.


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T H E A - L I N E 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.

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T H E B A L L E R I N A 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. T H E B U S T L E B A C K When seen from the side, this dress has the S-shaped silhouette that was so favored by women of the late 19th century. More recently seen on Hollywood’s red carpet as modern day starlets take a page from the past. THE PRINCESS Another unanimously flattering cut, cousin to the A-line. The difference? Seams that run fluidly from the neckline, through the waist and skimming down the hips. The princess cut universally slims and lengthens. Ideal for brides with a petite figure and small waist. THE COLUMN OR SHE ATH 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. T H E E M P I R E Elect to be a Queen. Napoleon’s Josephine made this style all the rage. Here’s why: the empire waist is 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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T HE SL IP DRE S S Love the feeling of your favorite negligee? N ow imagine it in sumptuous silk and skimming your curves all the way down to your ankles. Ready for your figure to show? This is the cut for you. Only 1930’s loving, glamour goddesses need apply. THE TRUMPET It’s somewhat of a hybrid between the mermaid silhouette and the modified A-line, but flairs out higher on the skirt at about mid-thigh. THE MERMAID This silhouette, contours the body from chest to knee then flares out close to the hem. It accentuates your curves, creating that coveted hour glass shape.

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WHEN TO SHOP Realistically, you should start shopping for your gown at least six months prior to the wedding, especially if you’re considering a custom made gown. Allow plenty of time for alterations.

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THE COST Wedding gowns range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more, plus alterations. Tell your salon consultant up front what your budget is so she can direct you towards gowns in your price range. While it is only natural to want the best price possible, keep in mind that the cost not only covers the material and labor involved in creating a gown, it also covers the time invested by your salon consultant. Looking for your wedding gown can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of planning a wedding—


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A LT E R AT I O N S The bridal salon will take measurements to assist you in ordering the correct gown size based on the manufacturer’s size chart. However, unless you’re as fit as a swimsuit model, expect at least minimal alterations. Especially if your upper and lower body proportions are two different sizes. Of course there are some salons that offer gown styles to choose from, but custom make the gown to your body measurements. In which case, you can check one more item off your to-do list.

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TRUNK SHOWS Most bridal salons carry a few gowns from each of their select group of designers. Trunk shows provide the opportunity for you to see and try on an even larger selection from these designers. In addition, it’s an opportunity to meet the designer, or company representative, in person. Appointments are highly recommended. Visit BayAreaBridalShows.com for a list of upcoming trunk shows.

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LINGERIE Once you’ve selected your 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. Bring these items to your dress fittings. You’ll see and feel the difference.

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With the designer and color selected, let your girls choose the style of dress 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.

HAIR & MAKEUP All eyes will be focused on you, and only you, as you gracefully make your entrance up the center aisle. You’ll be the object of one handsome groom’s love and adoration, and the subject of hundreds of photographs. Not to mention your walk will be captured on camera via your cinematographer. Are you just the slightest bit nervous? Don’t be! You may have heard it said before that brides have a special glow. Well, it’s true. Combine that glow with a glamorous touch to your hair and makeup and looking your absolute, beautiful best will be easier than you think. The first decision is whether to use a professional makeup artist, hair stylist or both. Should you consider these services for just yourself, or your entire bridal party, the benefits of hiring such professionals are many. From the convenience of onlocation service, to the reassurance that all of the bridal 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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A FAIRE TO REMEMBER Once the euphoria of your new engagement subsides, the reality of what comes next— planning a wedding—sets in. Not only is it something most couples have never done, it’s also a very time consuming undertaking, with a myriad of Google searches, dogeared magazine pages, phone calls, appointments, confirmations and decisions. And the cherry-on-top: you’ve got to do this all while working a full time job. So how do most couples find the time to plan their wedding? Chances are they’re among the thousands of couples each year who have discovered bridal faires and boutique wedding shows.

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BRIDAL REGISTRY

Bay Landing Hotel (650) 259-9000.. ....................................................... 85

Bloomingdale‘s, San Francisco (415) 856-5376.. ..................................... NA

Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley (831) 440-1000.................................... 43

Bloomingdale‘s, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 463-2120........................ NA Crate & Barrel, Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek (925) 947-3500.. ............. NA

B E A U T Y + H E A LT H

Crate & Barrel, Santana Row (408) 247-0600........................................ NA

Contemporary Dental Arts (408) 253-4150.. ......................................... 169

Crate & Barrel, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 321-7800.......................... NA

Get Your Do Up! (415) 425-8259.. .......................................................... 169

Crate & Barrel, Town Center Corte Madera (415) 924-5412..................... NA

Professional Makeup Artistry (925) 240-3360....................................... 169

BRIDAL SHOWS BRIDAL SALONS

A Five Star Afternoon (510) 499-0881.................................................... NA

BRIDAL SALONS / EAST BAY + TRI-VALLEY

Bay Area Wedding Fairs (925) 594-2926.................................................173

Blossom’s Bridal, Dublin (925) 225-1162.. ................................................ NA

Bridal Extravaganza (408) 360-WEDD.. .................................................. 172

Cherished, Pleasant Hill (925) 280-0128.. ............................................... NA

Great Bridal Expo, Inc (800) 422-3976................................................... 174

Gesinee’s Bridal, Concord (925) 686-6444............................................ NA

Wedding Faire (800) 445-2545.............................................................. 172

J’aime Bridal, Pleasanton (925) 846-8459.............................................. NA Janene’s Bridal Boutique, Alameda (510) 846-3800............................. 163

CAKES

Joanna’s Bridal & Tailoring, Danville (925) 552-6675............................... NA

Jen’s Cakes (408) 293-2253....................................................................89

Margene’s, Oakland (510) 451-3555........................................................ NA

Sweet Lauren Cakes (415) 371-9380.. ......................................................89

The Wedding Party, Berkeley (510) 420-1338.......................................... NA

C AT E R I N G BRIDAL SALONS / PENINSULA

Continental Caterers (650) 322-4189.. ....................................................89

Bridal Project, Burlingame (415) 290-5255.. ............................................ NA

JCT Productions (925) 315-5980........................................................... 90

Nelly’s Bridal Boutique, South San Francisco (650) 616-9226.. ............... NA

Le Papillon Restaurant (408) 296-3730.. ................................................. 91

Nouvelle Bridal, Palo Alto (650) 326-6230.............................................. NA

Schumann’s Four Seasons Caterers (650) 968-9308.............................89

Nouvelle Vogue, San Mateo (650) 347-3444.. ........................................ 165

Thomas John Events (415) 641-4700......................................................88

Papers & Petals, Burlingame (650) 347-4074......................................... NA Rin’s Bridal & Formal, San Carlos (650) 595-3404.................................. NA

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

Royal Formal & Bridal, Millbrae (650) 259-9738...................................... NA

AVR Films (408) 836-9440................................................................... 158 Seaglass Cinema (415) 794-7226.. ......................................................... 158

BRIDAL SALONS / SAN FRANCISCO

Studio MSV (925) 829-6787................................................................... 157

Amy Kuschel (415) 956-5657.. ............................................................... 164 Atelier des Modistes (415) 775-0545...................................................... NA

EVENT PLANNERS + DESIGNERS

Bridal Galleria (415) 362-2277.. .............................................................. 166

JCT Productions (925) 315-5980............................................................ 85

Bridal Image (415) 861-4696.. ................................................................. NA Jin Wang (415) 397-9111.. .........................................................................167

FAV O R S

Jinza Couture Bridal (415) 351-1588....................................................... 166

Asiel Design (800) 94-ASIEL (27435)......................................................96

La Boutique Des Brides (415) 431-3400.. ................................................ NA

Beau-Coup (877) 988-2328.................................................................... 87

Loveliness Wedding Galleria (415) 752-1818............................................ NA

The Laugh Box (415) 935-9807.. .............................................................. 87

Nordstrom Wedding Suite (415) 977-5039............................................. NA Siri Bridal Boutique (415) 431-8873......................................................... NA

FLORAL DESIGNERS Asiel Design (800) 94-ASIEL (27435)......................................................96

BRIDAL SALONS / SILICON VALLEY

Flower Divas (408) 727-4416...................................................................98

Bay Area Bridal, Cupertino (408) 517-5700........................................... 168

Violetta (415) 771-7508...........................................................................98

BoLee Bridal Couture (408) 774-9242 ................................................... NA Elegant Lace, San Jose (408) 978-2230................................................. NA

I N V I TAT I O N S + PA P E R + P R I N T I N G

Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier, Campbell (408) 370-4999.. ............................ 166

Adrienne Keats Calligraphy (415) 956-5006............................................86

Haute Bride Design & Salon (408) 827-4775.. ......................................... NA

Creative Designs by Mimi (925) 787-0665...............................................86

Nordstrom Wedding Suite (408) 248-2180............................................ NA

DPI (415) 407-1919.. ................................................................................. 87

Penelope Boutique (408) 554-0054.. .................................................... NA

Vivah Celebrations (650) 207-7683.. .......................................................86

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JEWELERS

PENINSULA SITES

A-One Imports, GiftCenter #173 (415) 626-6820................................... NA

Crowne Plaza Cabaña Palo Alto (650) 628-0180...................................... 17

Ani Diamond Design (415) 255-9397.. ..................................................... NA

Dinah’s Hotel/The Sea (650) 798-1306................................................... 16

Barons Jewelers, Bayfair Mall (510) 351-3030......................................... NA

Doubletree San Francisco Airport (650) 373-2223.................................. 18

Barons Jewelers, Stoneridge Mall (925) 847-3030.. ................................ NA

Embassy Suites SF Airport (650) 589-3400.. .......................................... 19

Belgian Diamond Specialties (408) 395-4500.. ...................................... NA

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley (650) 470-2896..................................20

Blacy’s Fine Jewelers, Los Gatos (408) 354-9500.................................. NA

Garden Court Hotel (650) 323-1912.. ........................................................21

CH Premier, Santa Clara (408) 983-2688............................................... NA

Hilton SFO Bayfront (650) 340-8500.. .................................................... 22

Geneve Jewelers, Burlingame (650) 348-4983.. ..................................... NA

Kohl Mansion (650) 762-1137................................................................... 23

Giraux Fine Jewelry, Ltd., GiftCenter #129 (415) 863-8188...................... NA

Long Branch Saloon & Farms (650) 726-3117.. ......................................... 24

Gleim Jewelers, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 325-3533.. ....................... NA

Marriott SFO Waterfront (650) 692-9100.. .............................................. 25

Just Diamonds, GiftCenter #150 (415) 626-2318.................................... NA

Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club (650) 917-5101................................... 26

Lynn Hill & Co. (650) 344-4455.. ............................................................. NA

Wedgewood at Crystal Springs (866) 966-3009..................................... 27

Prestige Jewelers, GiftCenter #177 (415) 864-0373................................ NA Ritz Jewelers, Embarcadero One (415) 626-3807.. ................................. NA

SAN FRANCISCO SITES

Topper Fine Jewelers (650) 347-2221..................................................... NA

Cliff House (415) 666-4027..................................................................... 10 Hotel Whitcomb (415) 626-8000.. ........................................................... 11

MUSIC

Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf (415) 486-4300................................................12

JCT Productions (925) 315-5980............................................................99

Magic Flute Ristorante (415) 922-1225.. .....................................................12

Fantasy Sound Event Services (800) 660-3735......................................99

Palio D’Asti (415) 395-9800.. ....................................................................13

La Boheme Chic Music (408) 971-7171................................................... 100

The Vista (415) 632-3700........................................................................ 14

Ron Grandia (408) 376-4001................................................................. 101 SILICON VALLEY SITES

PHOTOGRAPHY

Coyote Creek Golf Club (408) 463-1800.. ............................................... 28

Arrowood Photography (415) 596-3646................................................. NA

Fairmont San Jose (408) 998-3912......................................................... 29

Catherine Hall Studios (415) 839-6711....................................................155

Fourth Street Summit Center (408) 998-1900.. ...................................... 29

Connie Leal Photography (925) 550-8506............................................. 157

Freedom Hall and Gardens (408) 379-3733............................................30

Jennifer Skog Photography (925) 895-7892...........................................155

Guglielmo Winery (408) 779-2145............................................................31

KI Photography (408) 868-8845............................................................ 157

Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001......................................................... 32

The Laugh Box (415) 935-9807.. .............................................................. 87

Historic Del Monte Building (408) 735-7680.. ...........................................31

Luna Photography (619) 549-8849....................................................... 156

The Ranch Golf Club (408) 531-3047...................................................... 33

Studio MSV (925) 829-6787................................................................... 157

Villa Ragusa (408) 364-1900................................................................... 34

Tinywater Photography (415) 513-5761.................................................. 156

Wedgewood Eagle Ridge (866) 966-3009.. ............................................. 34

RECEPTION SITES

TAHOE SITES

CENTRAL COAST SITES

Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino (775) 298-3156.. ....................................... 47

Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley (831) 440-1000.................................... 43

Chateau at Incline Village (775) 832-1240................................................49

Hyatt Carmel Highlands (831) 622-5457..................................................44

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe (775) 866-6693.. ...........................................48

Hyatt Regency Monterey (831) 372-1234.................................................. 45 Seascape Beach Resort (800) 929-7727.. ...............................................46

WINE COUNTRY SITES

Wedgewood at Rancho Cañada (866) 966-3009.. ..................................46

Vintners Inn with John Ash & Co. (800) 421-2584....................................50 Wedgewood Foxtail (866) 966-3009......................................................49

EAST BAY/TRI-VALLEY SITES

Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988...................................................................1

Crow Canyon Country Club (925) 735-5718............................................ 36 Poppy Ridge Golf Course (925) 447-6779............................................... 37

R E N TA L S + L I G H T I N G

Sunol Valley Golf Club (925) 862-2408.. .................................................. 38

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Waterfront Hotel (510) 836-3800........................................................... 39

Classic Party Rentals (650) 652-0300.. ................................................... 93

Wedgewood Metropolitan (866) 966-3009........................................... 40

Enhanced Lighting & Sound (415) 656-1199............................................. 92

Wedgewood San Ramon (866) 966-3009............................................. 40

Hartmann Studios (510) 232-5030.. ........................................................94

Wente Vineyards (925) 456-2425.. .......................................................... 41

Miranda St John Wedding & Event Rental (650) 619-4123...................... 146

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PUT YOUR HEART IN OUR HANDS Cabo Azul Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico offers the luxury of a world-class resort and unparalleled service in a setting like none other. Exchange vows in our breathtaking open-air, fivestory wedding chapel, El Corazon. Overlooking the sapphire surf of the Sea of Cortez, El Corazon features candlelit water walls, travertine tiles and the option of a suspended cross or Star of David. Continue the celebration with a 5-star, beachside dinning experience on the deck of Javier’s. Cabo Azul’s experienced, on-site wedding planners and catering staff coordinate all the details of your destination wedding, so you don’t have to. We invite you to experience the luxury of a Wedding by Cabo Azul. CaboAzulWeddings.com 52.624.1635100 Los Cabos, Mexico


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