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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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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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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 making 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 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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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. 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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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

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The Crowne Plaza features different venues within the hotel, each emanating their own unique ambiance. Whether your reception is traditional, elegant, fun or a style all your own, we have just the right setting. Creativity, service and food are our claim to fame, and we believe that every couple is unique, thus every event is unique. So we provide a la carte menus, ethnic foods and customized menus for

plated, buffet or hors d’ oeuvre receptions. Our chefs are culinary experts, passionate about their work and the quality of ingredients used to create your menu. All-Inclusive packages are available for plated or elegant buffets, including white glove service, champagne toasts, customized wedding cakes and flower arrangements. Late night snacks are delivered to the suites along with complimentary Sunday brunch.

1221 Chess Drive, Foster City | 650.570.5700 | EventsCP.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY................................... up to 700 sitting / 1,000 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE.......................................................................................$35 to $108

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

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

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

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

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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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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.

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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 120

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

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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

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

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 in our bayside garden setting 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

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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 | 650-917-5117 | PAHGCC.net

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $75 to $120

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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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 The Sea today for a personal tour and to discuss how we can make your event unforgettable.

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto | 650.213.1111 | TheSeaUSA.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY........................................................................................ up to 180

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

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $95 to $150

EVENT TYPE........................................................................................................... reception

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY...................................................................................................... n/a

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

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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 300 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 300 sitting or 400 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $45 to $70

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. $1,000 to $1,800

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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 2007-2013 by a

National Bridal Magazine survey; proud recipients of the prestigious “Diamond Certified Rating” for 11 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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Established in 1925, the Historic Guglielmo Winery exudes Tuscan elegance in a serenely beautiful and relaxed setting. Traditional terra cotta buildings house the bride and groom’s rooms, complete with breathtaking views of the vineyards and valley from the balconies. Manicured hedges, brilliant seasonal flowers and dramatic vineyard foliage surround both the cobblestone ceremony area and the expansive, new cobblestone reception area. Whether an outdoor wedding for up to 400 guests, or an intimate indoor ceremony for up to 125, you’ll fall in love with the romantic ambiance of Guglielmo Winery. Call for details on our year-round availability & comprehensive wedding packages that include the venue, catering, cake, DJ, photographer, videographer, floral centerpieces and officiate.

VENUE.................................................................................................. winery OPTIONS..................................................................... indoor & outdoor EVENT TYPE........................... rehearsal, ceremony & reception CEREMONY CAPACITY............................................ up to 400 sitting RECEPTION CAPACITY............................................ up to 400 sitting CATERING $ RANGE............................................... call for more info FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................. call for more info PARKING..................................................... public lot / street parking

1480 East Main Avenue, Morgan Hill | 408.779.2145 GuglielmoWinery.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........................................................................................ $68 to $99

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

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

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

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

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Let the wedding professionals at Hyatt Regency Santa Clara cater to your every need. Our catering department can provide assistance for planning every detail of your wedding, from creative menus and wedding cakes to entertainment and floral designs, so you can have confidence no detail will be overlooked. The exceptional catering and banquet staff’s goal is to exceed your expectations

by ensuring we anticipate every detail. Superior service combined with stylish luxury and modern décor to make Hyatt Regency Santa Clara the ideal setting for your dream event. Offering welcoming spaces with views of the surrounding area, a convenient location in the heart of the Silicon Valley and unmatched attention to detail, your wedding will be all you have wished for. Feel the Hyatt Touch.

5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara | 408.510.6430 | SantaClara.Hyatt.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY.............................up to 1,300 sitting / 2,000 standing

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

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

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY..............................up to 2,500 sitting / 3,000 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.

LUCIE XYZ PHOTOGRAPHY

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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Loft Bar & Bistro is the perfect venue for your wedding reception or ceremony. Complete with a dance floor, DJ, and sound system as well as a dining room which seats up to 120 with an adjacent roof-top patio, seating up to 50; all creating a chic, yet relaxed, atmosphere for you and your guests. We are available for buyouts for up to 250 guests, or you can reserve areas for your event. Our outstanding staff will be there to cater to your every need and ensure a stress-free celebration. Please contact Kam to start planning your unforgettable wedding party.

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 dĂŠcor, 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.

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

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

OPTIONS................................................................ indoor and outdoor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................. $25 to $65

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

FACILITY $ RANGE................................................. $1,000 to $3,500

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

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

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

90 S. 2nd Street, San Jose | 408-291-0677 LoftBarAndbBistro.com

35 South Second Street, Campbell | 408.364.1900 VillaRagusa.com

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Two of the most notable buildings in downtown San Jose stand side by side, facing a grand plaza with a circle of palms at its center. One is from the 19th century, the other from the 20th, yet joined together they make up the San Jose Museum of Art, an intriguing place for both art and special events. Walk up the stairs and through the museum’s skylit entrance and you’ll find yourself in the Atrium.

“Dramatic” is the word that comes to mind: the soaring 30-ft. ceiling is hung with glass chandeliers by famed artist Dale Chihuly; The Atrium opens to the historic wing, which houses the Café and a 2,000-square-foot event space in the Charlotte Wendel Education Center. With its tall arched windows, hardwood floors and crisp walls, this versatile room is perfect for a seated dinner or dancing.

BETHANY CARLSON

BETHANY CARLSON

110 S. Market Street, San Jose | 408-291-5377 | SanJoseMuseumofArt.org

VENUE...................................................................................................... museum / gallery

RECEPTION CAPACITY.................................... up to 800 sitting / 1,500standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE.........................................................................................................N/A

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................................................... $7,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY....................................... up to 180 sitting / 800 standing

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

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

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

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

VENUE............................................................................................. golf and country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 450 sitting / 700 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE......................................................................................... $55 to $85

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

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................. $1,000 to $3,500

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

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

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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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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.

VENUE.............................................................................................. golf club OPTIONS..................................................................... indoor & outdoor EVENT TYPE.................................................. ceremony & reception CEREMONY CAPACITY.......... up to 300 sitting / 500 standing RECEPTION CAPACITY.................. up to 500 sitting or standing CATERING $ RANGE............................................................ $32 and up FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................ $0 to $1,500 PARKING.......................................................................... complimentary

6900 Mission Road, Sunol | 925.862.2408 SunolValley.com

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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.

RICHARD ESKITE

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COLSON GRIFFITH

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 $100

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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Enjoy a stunning sunset wedding at the chic deLorimier Winery, surrounded by spectacular Alexander Valley views. The property sits on a rolling lawn surrounded by vineyards and stunning landscape with a dramatic water element, amidst some of the most beautiful vistas in the world. The Cabana Courtyard is our most popular ceremony location, just steps away from our tasting room where your guests can

mingle, relax and refresh with our award winning wines. Our manicured gardens offer a great backdrop for ceremony, dinner and dancing. Enjoy your stay in our 3 bedroom/3 bath house with full kitchen, and gorgeous views of the vineyards. We offer two adjacent private king suites combining accommodation for 5 couples onsite. Reserve the Calderwood Inn and the Grape Leaf Inn for additional guest’s lodging.

2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville | 707.433.3303 | deLorimierWinery.com

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

FACILITY $ RANGE........................................................................... $4,000 to $6,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY............................................... up to 150 sitting or standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE............................................... Santa Rosa / 12 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY............................................... up to 150 sitting or standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE.........................................................................................................N/A

RANGE OF ROOM RATES........................................................................... $185 to $700

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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

RANGE OF ROOM RATES........................................................ call for seasonal rates

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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, 2014. 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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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.

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 and “we loved it as soon as we walked in the door”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

955 Fairway Blvd, Incline Village | 775.832.1303 YourTahoePlace.com

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Enjoy a stunning sunset wedding at the historically significant Soda Rock Winery, surrounded by spectacular Alexander Valley views. The property exudes charm & sophistication or rustic & pastoral moods, amidst some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world. Our venue provides an ideal site for cocktail parties, fabulous soirees, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Enjoy the benefit of our

Certified Wedding Planner’s expertise during the planning of your event. Celebrate your ceremony in the Barn or the Courtyard while dining and dancing in the Ballroom. Enjoy your stay in our four first class private suites with full kitchen, and gorgeous views. Reserve the Calderwood Inn and the Grape Leaf Inn for additional guest’s lodging. All the elements are awaiting your personal signature.

8015 Hwy 128, Healdsburg | 707.433.3303 | SodaRockWinery.com

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

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................ $4,500 to $7,000

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

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE............................................... Santa Rosa / 12 miles

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE.........................................................................................................N/A

RANGE OF ROOM RATES........................................................................... $185 to $400

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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 award-winning 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 Specialist will assist you with reserving all of your wedding events; from your rehearsal dinner, to your post wedding brunch. Whether planning a grand wedding or an intimate occasion, make it memorable at Vintners 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 | 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

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

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

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

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

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

THE FACULTY CLUB UC Berkeley Campus 510.643.0834 | berkeleyfacultyclub.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

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

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SHADELANDS ARTS CENTER

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

ate re

$40-60

SCOTT’S CATERING SERVICES 133 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek 925.934.0598 | scottswc.com

Ca ter i

500

SCOTT’S SEAFOOD JACK LONDON SQUARE 2 Broadway Jack London Square, Oakland 510.444.5969 | scottsjls.com

Ou tsid eC

s

800

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

tie

*

$29-76

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

Fac ili

350

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

On Pre m

130

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

s

$30-90

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

tie

Ou tdo or

600

HS LORDSHIPS 199 Seawall Dr, Berkeley 510.843.8144 | hslordships.com

Fac ili

Are a

$0 to $10,000

600

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

ony

rem

200

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

ise

e ent al F e

Fac ili

$130 to $170 hr

120

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

Ind oor

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

Ce

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ty R

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pti o

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apa city

apa city mo ere

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Ma xC

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east bay


$1,000 to $4,500

$28-70

$500 to $10,000

200

$50-100

$1000 to $2000

300

300

$35-60

$1,750 to $2,550

300

300

$1,000 to $7,000

200

300

150

150

450

300

$20-36

1,300

1,300

$40-70

500

420

300

ns oda tio Pag e

300

mm

$0 to $3,600

Acc o

$36-80

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Ba r Se

400

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Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

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On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie Fac ili

Ou tdo or

$20-40

WILLOW PARK EVENT CENTER 17007 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley 510.537.3174 | willowparkeventcenter.com

Are a

Ind oor

300

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

ony

300

rem Ce

Fac ili

Ca ter i

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

ise

e ent al F e ty R

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Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

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east bay

marin THE CLUBHOUSE AT PEACOCK GAP 333 Biscayne Dr, San Rafael 415453.4910 | peacockgapclubhouse.com

*

$1,900 to $3,500

*

$3,000 to $7,000

from list

*

450

$60-100

*

600

1,000

$35-108

*

19

250

250

$45 and up

*

20

250

350

$45-99

*

21

EMBASSY SUITES SAN RAFAEL 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael 415.499.5952 | sanrafael.embassysuites.com

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

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

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

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

*

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

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

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: The “Price Range Per Person” includes the catering and facility rental fees, unless otherwise noted in the previous column. It does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. These figures are accurate at the time of publication. They are subject to change after the date of publication.

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ns

300

300

$55-95

$1,500 to $6,000

22

300

350

$38-53

$500 to $4,750

150

150

$50-125

$2,500 to $5,500

225

225

$3,500 to $4,000

120

400

$70-135

$400 and up

23

270

300

$33 and up

*

300

300

300

300

$28 and up

100

260

$50-100

300

400

$73-129

1,000

800

350

Pag e

Acc o

mm

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eP rov ide d

rA llow ed Ba r Se

$6,500 to $12,750

$2,500 and up

$1,500 to $4,500

$60 and up

*

350

$75-120

$750 to $2,500

250

350

$75-120

$2,200 to $3,000

150

150

$1,400

RENGSTORFF HOUSE 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View 650.903.6088 | mountainview.gov

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ng

PALO ALTO HILLS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 3000 Alexis Dr, Palo Alto 650.917.5117 | pahgcc.net

ate re

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

Ca ter i

*

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

Ou tsid eC

$70-275

MARRIOTT SAN MATEO 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo 650.653.6000 | sanmateomarriott.com

s

230

MACARTHUR PARK 27 University Ave, Palo Alto 650.321.9996 | macarthurparkpaloalto.com

ise

230

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

tie

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

Fac ili

On Pre m

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

s

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

tie

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

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

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

Are a

Ind oor

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

ony

$200 to $1,500

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

e

$80-150

rem Ce

350

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

ent al F e Fac ili

160

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

ty R

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Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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Ma xC

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peninsula

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4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.213.1111 | theseausa.com

$95-150

*

350

350

$76 -96

*

400

400

$100

250

300

150

250

216

216

500

375

$25-55

50

60

$80 - 100

300

375

508

ns Pag e

mm

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eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

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Ou tsid eC

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$1,500 and up

$107-130

$1,000 to $3,000

*

*

$3,500 to $10,000

*

$75-125

$500 to $1,000

508

$25-150

$2,500 to $6,000

49

75

$50 - 100

$1,000

*

800

800

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

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

• from list

WEDGEWOOD CRYSTAL SPRINGS 6650 Golf Course Dr, Burlingame 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com

Acc o

180

Ba r Se

150

THOMAS FOGARTY WINERY 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside 650.851.6772 | fogartywinery.com

Ca ter i

ng

$25-75

STANFORD PARK HOTEL 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650.322.1234 | stanfordparkhotel.com

tie

300

STANFORD FACULTY CLUB 439 Lagunita Dr, Stanford 650.736.9935 | stanford.edu/group/facultyclub

Fac ili

On Pre m

n/a

SOFITEL SAN FRANCISCO BAY 223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City 650.508.7104 | sofitel-sanfrancisco-bay.com

s

$750 to $4,500

400

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

tie

*

170

THE SEA BY ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE

Fac ili

Are a ony

rem

300

SCOTT’S SEAFOOD PALO ALTO 855 El Camino Real #1, Palo Alto 650.323.1555 | scottsseafoodpa.com

ise

e ent al F e

Fac ili

$5,000 to $7,500

300

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

Ou tdo or

$200-250

Ind oor

One Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay 650.712.7665 | ritzcarlton.com

Ce

THE RITZ-CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY

ty R

ng $ Ca ter i

Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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Ma xC

ny C

peninsula

*

27

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

AL-MASRI EGYPTIAN RESTAURANT 4031 Balboa St 415.876.2300 | almasrisfca.com

BENTLY RESERVE 301 Battery St 415.294.2226 | bentlyreserve.com

$6,000 to $10,500

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170

$50-75

150

150

$70-175

$500 to $2,500

1,700

200

$800 to $6,000

from list

450

350

$2,500 to $10,000

from list

150

400

$150-300

$5,000 to $12,500

400

$56-80

*

700

900

$140-300

$1,500 to $15,000

400

600

$7,000 to $10,000

165

165

$95-130

$0 to $800

900

640

$81-185

$500 to $1,000

50

100

$2,350 to $2,950

*

1,500

$100 and up

$500 to $2,500

500

500

$100 and up

$1,000 to $6,000

HAAS-LILIENTHAL HOUSE

HOTEL NIKKO SAN FRANCISCO 222 Mason St 415.394.1111 | hotelnikkosf.com

52

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ns oda tio

eP rov ide d

from list

• •

Pag e

120

mm

Acc o

GRAND HYATT SAN FRANCISCO

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

rA llow ed

Ba r Se

rvi c

ng

*

GRAND CAFE AT HOTEL MONACO

HILTON SAN FRANCISCO UNION SQUARE

ate re

3,000

GALLERIA AT SF DESIGN CENTER

2007 Franklin St 415.441.3000 | sfheritage.org

Ca ter i

280

FAIRMONT HOTEL

345 Stockton St 415.848.6097 | grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com

Ou tsid eC

from list

314 Sutter St 415.788.2622 | eotrading.com

501 Geary (at Taylor) 415.292.8136 | hotelmonaco.com

s

E&O ASIAN KITCHEN

101 Henry Adams St 415.490.5861 | sfvenues.com

tie

DEYOUNG MUSEUM

950 Mason St 415.772.5186 | fairmont.com

Fac ili

CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr 415.750.3683 | famsf.org

On Pre m

$1,800 to $3,200

CONGREGATION EMANU-EL

100 John F. Kennedy Dr 415.846.0538 | conservatoryofflowers.org

s

175

CLIFT HOTEL

2 Lake St 415.751.2541 | emanuelsf.org

tie

90

CLIFF HOUSE

495 Geary St 415.929.2314 | clifthotel.com

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

1090 Point Lobos Ave 415.666.4027 | cliffhouse.com

Are a

Ind oor

415.934.6900 | theboxsf.com

55 Music Concourse Dr 415.379.5868 | calacademy.org

ony

rem

$5,000

Fac ili

400

Ca ter i

150

415.621.6800 | bdantiques.com

THE BOX SF 1069 Howard St

ise

e ent al F e ty R

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Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo

Ce

BIG DADDY’S ANTIQUES 1550 17th St

ere

*

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Ma xC

ny C

san francisco

15

• •

from list

• •


ns

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

$200 and up

$10,000 and up

500

$55-225

$8,500 to $13,500

200

250

$119

500

500

$175-275

$5,000 to $25,000

150

150

$28-60

*

300

300

$69-149

*

*

300

$76-99

75

200

$100

225

225

$30-70

300

180

350

350

425

$140 and up

200

300

500

Fac ili

*

Ca ter i

$500 to $1,500

from list

from list

$1,000 to $2,500

$125 and up

*

350

$125 and up

*

500

$135-240

*

Pag e

$80-150

PALACE HOTEL 2 Montgomery St 415.546.5060 | sfpalace.com

rA llow ed

*

250

ONE LEIDESDORFF 344 Pine St 415.591.1811 | onelsf.com

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17

250

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

ate re

NEW DELHI RESTAURANT 160 Ellis St 415.816.4068 | newdelhirestaurant.com

Ca ter i

*

MCCORMICK & KULETOS SAN FRANCISCO 900 North Point 415.929.8374 | mccormickandkuletos.com

Ou tsid eC

Acc o

480 Sutter St 415.273.4015 | marriott.com/sfous

s

Ba r Se

MARRIOTT UNION SQUARE

ise

$40-95

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

tie

570

MAGIC FLUTE RESTAURANT 3673 Sacramento St 415.922.1225 | magicfluteristorante.com

Fac ili

On Pre m

600

LEGION OF HONOR MUSEUM 100 34th Ave 415.750.3698 | famsf.org

s

16

JW MARRIOTT UNION SQUARE 500 Post St 415.929.2078 | jwmarriottunionsquare.com

tie

JULIA MORGAN BALLROOM 465 California St 415.591.1811 | juliamorganballroom.com

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

$500 to $5,000

JAMES LEARY FLOOD MANSION 2222 Broadway 415.292.3142 | floodmansion.org

Are a

Ind oor

One Nob Hill 877.270.1390 | intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com

ony

Ce

INTERCONTINENTAL MARK HOPKINS

e

rem

$220 and up

HYATT FISHERMAN’S WHARF 555 North Point St 415.486.4300 | fishermanswharf.hyatt.com

ent al F e

250

HOTEL WHITCOMB 1231 Market St 415.626.8000 | hotelwhitcomb.com

ty R

ng $

nC pti o Ma xR ec e

100

HOTEL VITALE 8 Mission St 415.278.3700 | hotelvitale.com

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

san francisco

17

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250

$55-155

300

300

$100 - 180

$0 to $1,000

220

200

$55-75

$3,000 to $4,000

500

400

750

600

250

PARC 55 WYNDHAM UNION SQUARE 55 Cyril Magnin St 415-392-8000 | parc55hotel.com

PRESIDIO GOLF COURSE 300 Finley Rd 415.561.4661 | presidiogolf.com

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

TERRA GALLERY 511 Harrison St 415.896.1234 | terrasf.com

V E N U E G U I D E san francisco

225

300

$100

*

600

600

$185-350

$1,500 to $5,000

*

400

$3,500 to $11,000

350

350

$36 - 55

$1,500 to $4,100

180

180

$100-150

up to $3,000

250

250

$80 and up

*

350

250

$90-200

$500 to $2,500

350

*

*

600

$55 and up

*

1,200

ns Pag e

mm Acc o

• •

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

Ba r Se

ate re

Ou tsid eC

s tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie

$3,000 to $4,500

WESTIN SAN FRANCISCO MARKET STREET

|

Fac ili

180

104 Montgomery St 415.345.6827 | waltdisney.org

54

Ou tdo or

150

WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM

50 Third St 415.974.8708 | westinsf.com

Are a

W SAN FRANCISCO 181 Third St 415.777.5300 | wsanfrancisco.com

ony

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

rem

$10,000 to $15,000

300

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

TREASURE ISLAND EVENT VENUE 401 California Ave, Treasure Island 415.765.0680 | treasureislandevent.com

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

$4,000

$149-229

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

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

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

$4,000 to $11,000

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

Ca ter i

ng

60

Ind oor

640 Sacramento St 415.395.9800 | paliodasti.com

Ce

PALIO D’ASTI

ise

e ent al F e Fac ili

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ng $ Ca ter i

Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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Ma xC

ny C

san francisco

from list

• •

18


ns

$2,000 to $4,000

$80-100

$2,500 to $6,000

250

$42-47

$1,995

3,036

350

$80-100

$4,950 to $6,600

250

250

$70-125

$5,000 to $10,000

700

450

*

$2,100 to $10,000

from list

*

200

200

$85-135

*

250

300

$45-70

$1,000 to $1,800

500

500

$79-125

$2,500 to $3,500

*

100

$30-75

$500 to $1,000

1,400

1,400

$50 and up

*

*

$225-250

$3,000 to $5,000

400

400

$80 and up

600

$50-90

$ 1,800

300

1,000

$31-75

$1,500 to $7,500

1,122

200

$80-100

2,677

150

250

Pag e

Acc o

Fac ili

Ca ter i

Ba r Se

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ng

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Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

s tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie Fac ili

Ind oor

Ou tdo or

Are a ony rem Ce

ise

e ent al F e

from list

800

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

800

WESTIN ST. FRANCIS 335 Powell St 415.774.0450 | westinstfrancis.com

ty R

ng $

Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

silicon valley

silicon valley ADOBE LODGE AT SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 408.544.4059 | adobelodge.cafebonappetit.com

BAY CLUB SANTA CLARA 3250 Central Exwy, Santa Clara 408.736.3237 | decathlon-club.com

CALIFORNIA THEATRE 345 South First St, San Jose 408.786.7376 | sanjosetheaters.org

CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 255 South Almaden Blvd, San Jose 408.786.7376 | sanjosetheaters.org

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

CITY NATIONAL CIVIC 135 West San Carlos St, San Jose 408.786.7376 | sanjosetheaters.org

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

CLUB AUTO SPORT 521 Charcot Ave, San Jose 408.770.1202 | clubautosport.net

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

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

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON CAMPBELL 1995 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell 408.558.4299 | doubletree.hilton.com

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

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PLEASE NOTE: The “Price Range Per Person” includes the catering and facility rental fees, unless otherwise noted in the previous column. It does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. These figures are accurate at the time of publication. They are subject to change after the date of publication.

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282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 408.998.0400 | hyattplacesanjosedowntown.com

56

|

V E N U E G U I D E silicon valley

ns oda tio

*

30

*

31

$1,050 to $7,000

from list

$66 and up

700

$50-80

200

200

$75-150

150

150

180

*

350

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

600

500

$50 and up

$4,000 and up

250

250

*

400

400

*

180

180

150

200

$77 and up

300

300

$68-99

500

500

200

$1,200 to $2,000

$100

$1,500

180

$100 and up

$800 and up

1,000

*

*

$500 to $2,000

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250

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$750

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$61-79

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175

HOTEL VALENCIA SANTANA ROW

HYATT PLACE SAN JOSE

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175

408.335.1700 | hotellosgatos.com

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

rA llow ed Ba r Se

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

rvi c

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

ate re

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

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

$1,000 and up

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

s

$70-120

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

tie

2,000

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

Fac ili

1,200

HAKONE ESTATE AND GARDENS 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga 408.741.4957 | hakone.com

s

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

tie

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

Fac ili

FOURTH STREET SUMMIT CENTER 88 S. 4th St, 7th Floor, San Jose 408.998.1900 | fairmont.com/sanjose

Are a

$900 to $1,200

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

ony

$55-78

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

ise

e

330

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

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120

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

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29

29

32


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200

$30 and up

$400 to $1,200

n/a

180

$21-54

600

600

$75-200

$1,000 to $10,000

*

1,200

$80 and up

$500 to $1,500

400

400

$3,500 to $15,000

475

150

$80-100

$500 to $1,000

250

250

$60-$85

$3,000 to $13,000

150

150

$60-100

$4,500 and up

Fac ili

$1,500 and up

188

$750 to $3,900

300

*

$4,000 to $6,000

*

280

*

*

300

260

$22-40

$3,800 to $4,200

300

200

$7,500

300

300

35

from list

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• •

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$65-98

300

mm

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART 110 S.Market St, San Jose 408.291.5377 | sanjosemuseumofart.org

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

rA llow ed Ba r Se

ROTUNDA AT SAN JOSE CITY HALL

302 S. Market St, San Jose 408.295.2000 | thesainteclaire.com

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THE RANCH GOLF CLUB

THE SAINTE CLAIRE

ate re

*

1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale 408.245.5330 | ramadainnsiliconvalley.com

200 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.535.1248 | sanjoseca.gov/events

Ca ter i

$25-65

RAMADA SILICON VALLEY

4601 Hill Top View Ln, San Jose 408.531.3047 | theranchgc.com

s

250

NESTLDOWN 1745 Dell Ave, Campbell 408.353.5311 | nestldown.com

ise

250

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

tie

33

MONTGOMERY THEATER 270 South Market St, San Jose 408.786.7376 | sanjosetheaters.org

Fac ili

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

s

Ou tsid eC

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

tie

On Pre m

MARRIOTT SANTA CLARA

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

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

Are a

Ind oor

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

ony

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

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Ca ter i

$500 to $1,500

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

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nC pti o

$75 and up

Ma xR ec e

2,000

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

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo

3,000

ere

*

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silicon valley

*

34

from list

• from list

36

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200

750

$46-75

$1,500 to $3,500

300

300

$45-60

$500 to $4,000

200

200

$30-40

$750 to $6,000

350

500

$45-50

$900 and up

450

450

$40-70

$800 to $5,000

350

450

$55-85

320

450

250

ns oda tio

Pag e

mm

Acc o

$20-55

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rA llow ed

375

375

Ba r Se

600

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ony

300

$2,000 to $5,000

rem Ce

$66 and up

$90 and up

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

ise

e ent al F e ty R

180

Fac ili

Ca ter i

260

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

ng $

nC pti o Ma xR ec e

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

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

silicon valley

35

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

*

$1,000 to $3,500

37

$35-129

$100 to $1,800

38

400

$35-50

$1,500 to $2,500

400

250

$25-29

$250 to $1,500

225

225

$39-48

$1,500 to $2,500

90

200

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

250

1,000

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

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

CANYON VIEW 680 Bollinger Canyon Way , San Ramon 925.968.1500 | thecanyonview.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

DIABLO GRANDE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 9521 Morton Davis Dr, Patterson 209.892.4653 | diablogrande.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

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

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

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

300

270

$35-85

$500 to $1,000

*

800

1,000

$25 and up

$800 and up

110

110

*

*

*

650

$35-75

$1,750 to $4,000

275

160

$39 and Up

$1,000 and up

250

250

$21-32

$2,225

400

400

$1,500 and up

950

450

$50-80

$1,000 to $3,600

500

500

$32 and up

$0 to $1,500

250

500

$25-40

600

500

$25-55

750

1,000

$60-80

$500 to $5,000

450

450

$50 and up

$1,500 and up

ns Pag e

mm

$500 to $5,000

Acc o

$29-90

Ba r Se

300

*

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

ate re

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

Ca ter i

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

Ou tsid eC

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

s

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

ise

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

tie

ROBERT LIVERMORE COMMUNITY CENTER 4444 East Ave, Livermore 925.373.5703 | larpd.org

Fac ili

$900 and up

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

s

$35-60

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

tie

500

*

MURRIETA’S WELL 3005 Mines Rd, Livermore 925-456-2395 | murrietaswell.com

Fac ili

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

Are a

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

ony

On Pre m

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

e

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Ou tdo or

HOLIDAY INN DUBLIN

ty R

275

Fac ili

Ind oor

7050 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton 925.463.8000 | hilton.com

ng $

275

Ca ter i

Ce

HILTON PLEASANTON AT THE CLUB

ent al F e

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$600 to $3,000

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

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

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tri-valley

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ns

Acc o

$200 to $2,500

*

$38 and up

$500 to $5,500

*

120

$110-150

$1000 to $6,000

400

1,000

$85-119

$1,000 and up

450

450

$75-105

$750 to $4,000

200

200

*

$5,000 to $10,000

250

250

$95 and up

$1,500 and up

100

225

$34-75

$250 to $2,500

175

175

$29-35

$500 to $2,500

325

600

$34 and up

$765 to $6,610

300

300

*

250

250

$1,700 and up

Pag e

Ba r Se

mm

oda tio

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rA llow ed

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s tie

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Fac ili

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ony

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Ma xR ec e

pti o

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Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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Ma xC

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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

MONTEREY MARRIOTT 350 Calle Principal, Monterey 831.647.4005 | marriott.com/mryca

NICKLAUS CLUB MONTEREY 100 Pasadera Dr, Monterey 831.647.2407 | pasadera.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

from list

42

44

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

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$45 and up

*

44

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ns

mm

$1,100 to $5,000

300

500

$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

$4,000 to $6,000

$1,000 and up

$7,000

$2,500 and up

Pag e

$35-47

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350

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350

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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

up to $5,000

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

e

$50-150

rem Ce

600

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

ent al F e

600

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

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apa city

apa city mo ere

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wine country | napa & sonoma DELORIMIER WINERY 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville 707.433.3303 | delorimierwinery.com

150

400

400

200

200

300

300

250

250

$4,500 to $7,000

from list

500

500

$6,500 and up

from list

1,000

480

$63-150

$1,750 to $12,500

400

400

$55-125

$5,000 to $10,000

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 | ranchodelafuente.com

$25-45

SODA ROCK WINERY 8015 Hwy 128, Healdsburg 707.433.3303 | 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

from list

150

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41

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FA S H I O N

You’re my favorite song... “You’re a red string tied to my finger A little love letter I carry with me 4 TNEMELE

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planning t opics

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74 the budget 74 event planners 75 the guest list 76 invitations + favors 77 the venue 78 catering 80 rentals 88 flowers 89 music 91 the reception

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10 reception steps to a

magnificent

SET THE STAGE FOR A SUCCESSFUL

CELEBRATION WITH A SMART PLAN-OF-ACTION AND A TOUCH OF ORGANIZATION. ARE YOU READY?

1

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 74

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mean you have to take their opinions over your own, it’s simply a way of including them in the wedding planning process.

2

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.

3

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 Twitter and Facebook updates. Nobody likes knowing that everyone else is invited to a super cool party except for them. So, be discrete. 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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Save-the-Date Cards Ceremony Card Reception Card Response Card Directions (ceremony to reception) Ceremony Program Menu Cards Table Number Cards Escort Cards (for specific table) Place Cards (for specific seat) 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 place cards 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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• 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? B O O K I N G T H E S I T E Secure your location before hiring all of your service providers. If you have your heart set on a particular venue, then by all means book it 12 to 18 months out. If you’re flexible about your venue selection and are open to different options, you can actually plan a wedding in 4 to 6 months.

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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. 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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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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• 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. 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 92 to 147. 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. 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 check the style + design feature on pages 92 to 147 and visit TodaysBrideSF.com. Also, create a Pinterest board to keep track of all your ideas. 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.


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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.

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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 the freedom to truly entertain your guests by mixing a few of your personal preferences with a balance of tried and true reception crowd pleasers. An experienced entertainer will know how to read the crowd and keep the party jumping, but only if you let them. 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.

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TR ANSITION FROM CEREMONY TO RECEP TION Avoid a large tim e gap b et we e n th e ceremony and reception. Out-of-town guests tend to feel a little lost; guests arrive at the reception feeling less than fresh after wearing the same celebratory clothes all day; and those with children will have to arrange for all-day childcare.

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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. 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.

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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. 150

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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 h oto grap h e r o n tim e b et we e n th e 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. 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.

If proofs aren’t included in the package, and you can’t imagine not owning each and every photo from your wedding, ask if they can be purchased. D O - I T-YO U R S E L F If considering the purchase of your negatives or raw images on disc and handling the reproduction yourself, be prepared to weed through

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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 advice: leave everything to the professionals.

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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.

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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. 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 well edited wedding video is the best way to experience all the moments you missed. 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. 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 fortyfive minutes 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. 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 T O D A Y S B R I D E S F. C O M

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THE SALON You may wonder why bridal salons require an appointment to try on gowns. Here’s the reason why—bridal salons offer a wide selection of gown styles all in one size. Limiting the number of dresses to one size per style allows them to carry a larger selection. Because the salon has only one gown from each style, they take special care to keep the dresses in good condition. For this reason, salon consultants always assist brides in trying on the gowns.

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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. 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.

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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.

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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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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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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. 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.

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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. M A K E U P S T Y L I S T A professional makeup artist is experienced in creating many different looks. A true artist will know trade secrets for not only fashioning a longer lasting look, but for accentuating your finer features. From ruby red lips to smoky eyes, your stylist will help you look and feel your best. The end result: a picture-perfect-you.

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FA MILY OBL IGAT IONS When selecting attendants from your close circle of friends and family, it is a nice gesture to invite at least one of the groom’s sisters to be a bridesmaid and one of the bride’s brothers to be a groomsman or usher, but it is certainly no breach of etiquette should you choose otherwise.

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C H O O S I N G T H E R I G H T D R E S S E S If you really want to make your girls happy, give them the opportunity to choose their own style of dress. Just select a manufacturer whose overall line appeals to you, and choose a color from their design palette.

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With the manufacturer 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.

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In addition to bridal salons, visit several department stores for ready-wear gowns. They carry various sizes of the same style, which will afford your bridesmaids the opportunity to try on a few different sizes to find the most flattering fit. This option results in the least amount of alteration, if any. It’s also convenient for out-of-town bridesmaids. Purchase the most appropriate size and ship it. If the dress doesn’t fit, you can take it back and exchange it for the proper size. And whatever you do, don’t forget to announce at your bridal luncheon, that you’re so excited about finding bridesmaids dresses “they’ll be able to wear again.” Bridesmaids love that! (wink-wink) F I N A N C I A L O B L I G AT I O N S Be very clear about what you will pay for and what items will be their responsibility. The bridal party typically pays for their own wedding attire and accommodations. However, the bride can certainly offer to pay for their dresses and accessories. The price for a bridesmaid gown ranges from $150 to $250. TBsf


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january

Event Calendar 18 Wedding Fair | Santa Clara Convention Center | Wedding-Fair.com 19 Wedding Fair | Santa Clara Convention Center | Wedding-Fair.com 26 Fanfare | Kohl Mansion | FanFareWeddings.com 26 Luxury Wedding Show | Bently Reserve | LuxuryWeddingShows.com 26 Bridal Open House | Omni San Francisco Hotel 26 San Francisco Wedding Faire | Four Seasons Hotel SF | SFWeddingFaire.com

february

9

Gay Vanity Wedding Show | Bently Reserve | GayVanityWeddingShow.com

9

Bay Area Wedding Fairs | Fremont Hilton | BayAreaWeddingFairs.com

18 Brazilian Room Free Wedding Fair | The Brazilian Room | BrazilianRoom.org 20 Bridal Boutique | Scott’s Seafood Oakland | ScottsJLS.com 20 Wedgewood Bridal Fair | Crystal Springs Golf Course | WedgeWoodBanquet.com 23 Luxury Wedding Shows | Meritage Resort & Spa | LuxuryWeddingShows.com 23 Bridal Extravaganza | Hyatt Regency Santa Clara | BestBridalShow.com

march

2

Bay Area Wedding Fairs | Foster City Crowne Plaza | BayAreaWeddingFairs.com

4

Brazilian Room Free Wedding Fair | The Brazilian Room | BrazilianRoom.org

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Wedgewood Bridal Fair | Brentwood Golf Course | WedgeWoodBanquet.com

13 Wedgewood Bridal Fair | Delta View Golf Club | WedgeWoodBanquet.com 13 Wedgewood Bridal Fair | Eagle Ridge Golf Club | WedgeWoodBanquet.com 16 Bridal Extravaganza | Craneway Pavilion | BestBridalShow.com 23 Annual High Tea | Stanford Faculty Club | FacultyClub.Stanford.edu 23 The Great Bridal Expo | Fairmont Hotel San Jose | GreatBridalExpo.com 30 Bay Area Wedding Fairs | San Ramon Marriott | BayAreaWeddingFairs.com 30 The Great Bridal Expo | Fairmont Hotel San Francisco | GreatBridalExpo.com

april may

13 Bay Area Wedding Fairs | Parc 55 Wyndham SF | BayAreaWeddingFairs.com

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Bay Area Wedding Fairs | Concord Crowne Plaza | BayAreaWeddingFairs.com

29 Bay Area Wedding Fairs | Treasure Island Event Venue | BayAreaWeddingFairs.com

Bridal Salon Trunk Shows

There are nearly 100 trunk shows in the bay area every year. No other online site is as up-to-date on the who-what-and-where as BayAreaBridalShows.com. So visit us weekly for the latest bridal salon trunk shows, by invitation only events and more.

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I N S P I R AT I O N

{{ real weddings


PAIGE VAN NESS MAY 27

to BRENT MCMICKING

CALISTOGA RANCH, CALISTOGA, CA

EVENT DESIGNER, COORDINATOR + FLORALS ROBERT FOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL | PHOTOGRAPHER CATHERINE HALL STUDIOS CAKE STUDIO CAKE | DRESS VERA WANG | TUXEDO ARMANI | HAIR + MAKEUP KYUNG MIN, NYC | PAPER EAST SIX, NYC MUSIC WONDERBREAD 5 | LIGHTING IMPACT LIGHTING

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ALLI LAKE OCTOBER 1

to COLE JACOBSEN

TREASURE ISLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

EVENT DESIGNER + PLANNER EVENTS OF DISTINCTION | PHOTOGRAPHER MEG PEROTTI | CAKE JEN’S CAKES FLORAL DESIGN MICHAEL DAIGIAN DESIGN | CATERING WINE VALLEY CATERING / BEST BEVERAGE | PAPER THE MOJO BOX CANDY STATION SUGAR RUSH CANDY BUFFET | GOWN LAZARO | HAIR + MAKEUP THE MAKEUP GIRL | MUSIC DJ SAM ISSAC LINENS LA TAVOLA LINENS | LIGHTING + RENTALS CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS | FURNITURE BLUEPRINT STUDIOS

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LESLIE KAVITSKY JUNE 8

to JOSH KIRSCH

ST. REGIS HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

EVENT DESIGNER MORGAN EVENTS | PHOTOGRAPHER ARROWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY | FLORAS MICHAEL DAIGIAN DESIGN CINEMATOGRAPHER JUSTIN FONE PRODUCTIONS | OFFICIANT RABBI JERRY LEVY | GOWN OSCAR DE LA RENTA HAIR + MAKEUP GET YOUR DO UP | LINENS NAPA VALLEY LINENS / LA TAVOLA LINENS / WILDFLOWER LINENS MUSIC SYNCHRONICITY STRINGS / ENTIRE PRODUCTIONS / INNOVATIVE ENTERTAINMENT | LIGHTING GOT-LIGHT PAPER HELLO! LUCKY | RENTALS BLUEPRINT STUDIOS / CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS / HARTMANN STUDIOS 170

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MEGAN KAMIL OCTOBER 20

to SANJEEV RAMAKUMAR

KOHL MANSION, BURLINGAME, CA

EVENT DESIGNER + PLANNER EVENTS OF DISTINCTION | PHOTOGRAPHER ANNA KUPERBERG | FLORAL DESIGN HUNT-LITTLEFIELD CAKE FLEUR DE LISA CAKES | MUSIC SMORGASCHORD / ALI AKBAR COLLEGE OF MUSIC / PAUL SCHEFFERT / DOUBLE FUNK CRUNCH LINENS WILDFLOWER LINENS | PAPER UNION STREET PAPERY / PAPINEAU CALLIGRAPHY | LIGHTING + SOUND ENHANCED LIGHTING RENTALS BBJ / BLUEPRINT STUDIOS / CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS / RAJ TENTS | HAIR + MAKEUP WOWPRETTY

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CAMEO STROUP SEPTEMBER 21

to MANLY DANH

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL GEORGE V PARIS, FRANCE

EVENT PLANNER ROMY ZERAH, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL | PHOTOGRAPHER JORDAN TABAK | FLORAL DESIGN JEFF LEATHAM CAKE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL | MUSIC VELVET JAZZ BAND / DJ KOVER COLLECTION | PAPER ONLY THE BEST | FAVORS LADUREE OFFICIANT REV. TOMMY STROUP | GOWN ENZOANI MODECA | HAIR DOREEN STROUP, BUSCHI SALON | MAKEUP CARITA PARIS

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CYNDI HIRAGA JUNE 22

to ALEX LEMOINE

LEANING TREE LODGE, PLACERVILLE, CA

EVENT PLANNER JOYFUL WEDDING + EVENTS | PHOTOGRAPHER ASHLEY MAXWELL | FLORALS OLIVIA NELSON CINEMATOGRAPHER FRUITFUL FILMS | LIGHTING + RENTALS FOREVER VINTAGE RENTALS | COFFEE CART A WHOLE LATTE LOVE CAKE FREDA DENTON | DESSERTS SUGAR LILLE BAKERY | OFFICIANT SCOTT MARENGO | GOWN LA SOIE BRIDAL HAIR + MAKEUP BEAUTY BOX MAKEUP

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PATIENCE ELFVING MARCH 2

PIE RANCH, PESCADERO, CA

to JOHN YE

EVENT DESIGN + PLANNING GOING LOVELY | PHOTOGRAPHER BRAEDON PHOTOGRAPHY | FLORAL DESIGN THE CUTTING GARDEN CINEMATOGRAPHER LOVESPUN WEDDING FILMS | CAKE EDITH MEYER WEDDING CAKES | CATERING LOCAL HARVEST CATERING GOWN VERA WANG | FAVORS THE SUCCULENT SOURCE | PAPER HEN & CO | LIGHTING + RENTALS ALEXIS PARTY RENTALS MUSIC ZUNIGA ENTERTAINMENT | EMPEROR NORTON’S JAZZ BAND

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TAMARA ROSENBAUM AUGUST 17

BELTANE RANCH, GLEN ELLEN, CA

to DAMON BERKHAUG

EVENT DESIGNER + PLANNER EVENTS OF DISTINCTION | PHOTOGRAPHER CAROLINE GHETES | CINEMATOGRAPHER VEIL AND TIE FLORALS MICHAEL DAIGIAN DESIGN | DESSERTS PATISSERIE ANGELICA | CATERING PARK AVENUE CATERING | GOWN JINZA JIN MUSIC SIMPLY THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT / THE REBEL DEBOL / BLUE BONE EXPRESS | OFFICIANT DR. JUDITH CALDWELL HAIR JULIANA DAVIS | MAKEUP THE MAKEUP GIRL | PHOTO BOOTH DENON & DOYLE | LINENS LA TAVOLA LINENS LIGHTING TWILIGHT DESIGN | FURNITURE BLUEPRINT STUDIOS | RENTALS CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS 180

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DARCY NICHOLSON SEPTEMBER 8

to NEIL KUNKEL

PRIVATE HOME IN THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER TWO FOXES PHOTOGRAPHY | PLANNER + FLORALS WYLIE WEDDINGS | RENTALS ALEXIS PARTY RENTALS CATERING BILLY’S FIREHOUSE BBQ / KIM HANSEN | MAKEUP PAINTED LADIES | MUSIC JAY LINGO & THE LITTLE DEVILS

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MYLES TU MAY 24

to JOHN CARLSSON

THE VINTAGE ESTATE, YOUNTVILLE, CA

EVENT PLANNER CAITLIN ARNOLD WEDDINGS + EVENTS | PHOTOGRAPHER RHEE BEVERE | FLORAL DESIGN SWEETNESS + LIGHT DESSERT SWEETIE PIES | GOWN WATTERS | HAIR + MAKEUP A-LIST MAKEUP | MUSIC + LIGHTING CARL MINDLING + BERT BLANK HARPIST KRISTA STRADER | LINENS NAPA VALLEY LINENS | RENTALS HARTMANN STUDIOS

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EDWINA INOCENCIO MAY 19

to THOMAS DECOUD

HOTEL SHATTUCK PLAZA, BERKELEY, CA

EVENT PLANNER F. DUNCAN REYES EVENTS BY DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHER AVR FILMS | FLORAL DESIGN ASIEL DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHERS ALISHA + BROOK PHOTOGRAPHERS / MICHELLE WALKER | FLORAL RING PILLOW LAUREL ANN WINZLER CAKE EDITH MEYER WEDDING CAKES | GOWN MONIQUE LHUILLIER | HAIR + MAKEUP ALANA SCHOBER | MUSIC PIANIST-JOEY MULLER | DJ DEFILADE | LIGHTING ATMOSPHERE LIGHTS | RENTALS CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS | OFFICIANT REV. PHILIP LAWSON

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CANDICE BADUA MARCH 24

to BEN SARDELLO

BIG DADDY ANTIQUES, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER PACO & BETTY | CINEMATOGRAPHER LUMITONE | FLORALS DETAILS BY DESIGN EVENTS | CATERER GASTRONAUT CEREMONY ESPRIT PARK, SF | CAKE + DESSERTS BAKED / CHESTNUT BAKERY | PAPER + FAVORS NAGLEE PAPER PROJECTS HAIR JENNIFER DELACAMPA | HAIRPIECES JEAN CARDINALE | GOWN JINZA JIN COUTURE | MAKEUP ANGELA GALURA MUSIC SOLACE TRIO / DJ SALVO | OFFICIANT RICHARD RATE | TRANSPORTATION EL PASEO LIMOUSINE | BAR TONIC SF

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advertiser index A C C O M M O D AT I O N S

BRIDAL SALONS / SILICON VALLEY

Bay Landing Hotel (650) 259-9000. . ....................................................... 75

Bay Area Bridal, Cupertino (408) 517-5700........................................... 162

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

BoLee Bridal Couture (408) 774-9242 ................................................... NA

Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley (831) 440-1000.................................... 42

Bridal Gown Studio, San Jose (408) 982-5498....................................... NA

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (408) 510-6435. . ........................................... 33

Brides of California, Sunnyvale (408) 732-3382. . .................................... NA

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

Elegant Lace, San Jose (408) 978-2230................................................. NA Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier, Campbell (408) 370-4999. . ............................ 163

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

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

Get Your Do Up! (415) 425-8259. . ........................................................... 161

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

Professional Makeup Artistry (925) 240-3360....................................... 160

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

BRIDAL SALONS

BRIDAL REGISTRY

BRIDAL SALONS / EAST BAY + TRI-VALLEY

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

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

Bloomingdale‘s, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 463-2120........................ NA

Bride’s Corral, Livermore (925) 455-1244............................................... NA

Crate & Barrel, Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek (925) 947-3500.. ............. NA

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

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

J’aime Bridal, Pleasanton (925) 846-8459.............................................. NA

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

Janene’s Bridal Boutique, Alameda (510) 217-8076................................ 157

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

Joanna’s Bridal & Tailoring, Danville (925) 552-6675............................... NA Kinsley James, Walnut Creek (925) 330-9228.. ...................................... 160

BRIDAL SHOWS

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

Bay Area Wedding Fairs (925) 594-2926. . ............................................... 90

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

Bridal Extravaganza (408) 360-WEDD.. .................................................. 80 Great Bridal Expo, Inc (800) 422-3976....................................................84

BRIDAL SALONS / PENINSULA

San Francisco Wedding Fair (510) 499-0881. . ......................................... NA

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

Wedding Faire (800) 445-2545............................................................... 77

Nelly’s Bridal Boutique, South San Francisco (650) 616-9226.. ............... NA Nouvelle Bridal, Palo Alto (650) 326-6230.............................................. NA

C A K E S + C AT E R I N G

Nouvelle Vogue, San Mateo (650) 347-3444.. ........................................ 158

Continental Caterers (650) 322-4189. . .................................................... 78

Rin’s Bridal & Formal, San Carlos (650) 595-3404.................................. NA

Palace Cafe Catering (408) 774-6100..................................................... 78

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

Schumann’s Four Seasons Caterers (650) 968-9308............................. 78 Sweet Lauren Cakes (415) 371-9380. . ..................................................... 80

BRIDAL SALONS / SAN FRANCISCO Amy Kuschel (415) 956-5657. . ............................................................... 159

EVENT PLANNERS + DESIGNERS

And Something Blue (415) 409-0217...................................................... NA

Carolyn Wilson Weddings + Events, Livermore (925) 315-9589. . .............. 75

Atelier des Modistes (415) 775-0545...................................................... NA

Luna La Vie Design, Fremont (510) 414-0084.......................................... 75

Bridal Galleria (415) 362-2277. . .............................................................. 158 Bridal Image (415) 861-4696.. ................................................................. NA

FAV O R S

Jin Wang (415) 397-9111.. ......................................................................... 161

Beau-Coup (877) 988-2328.................................................................... 76

Jinza Couture Bridal (415) 351-1588....................................................... 160 La Boutique Des Brides (415) 431-3400.. ................................................ NA

FLORAL DESIGNERS

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

Asiel Design (800) 94-ASIEL (27435)......................................................86

Nordstrom Wedding Suite (415) 977-5039............................................. NA

Bella Vita Event Productions (707) 322-0807..........................................89

Siri Bridal Boutique (415) 431-8873......................................................... NA

Gingerleaf Floral, Oakland (510) 406-2638..............................................88

Torso Vintages (415) 391-3166................................................................ 161

Seasonal Celebrations, Belmont (650) 802-8770...................................88

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JEWELERS

Embassy Suites SF Airport (650) 589-3400. . ...........................................21

A-One Imports, GiftCenter #173 (415) 626-6820.................................... 77

Garden Court Hotel (650) 323-1912.. ....................................................... 22

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

Hilton SFO Bayfront (650) 340-8500. . .................................................... 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

Caratti Jewelers, Livermore (925) 447-2381.. .......................................... NA

The Sea/Dinah’s Garden Hotel (650) 213-1111.......................................... 27

CH Premier, Santa Clara (408) 983-2688............................................... NA Geneve Jewelers, Burlingame (650) 348-4983.. ..................................... NA

SAN FRANCISCO SITES

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

Cliff House (415) 666-4027......................................................................15

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

Hotel Whitcomb (415) 626-8000. . .......................................................... 16

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

Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf (415) 486-4300................................................ 17

Prestige Jewelers, GiftCenter #177 (415) 864-0373................................ NA

Magic Flute Ristorante (415) 922-1225.. ..................................................... 17

Ritz Jewelers, Embarcadero One (415) 626-3807. . ................................. NA

St. Regis (415) 284-4000. . ....................................................................... 18

Topper Fine Jewelers (650) 347-2221..................................................... NA SILICON VALLEY SITES

H O N E Y M O O N + T R AV E L

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

VisitMaui.com (800) 525-6284............................................................. 192

Fairmont San Jose (408) 998-3912......................................................... 29 Fourth Street Summit Center (408) 998-1900. . ...................................... 29

MUSIC

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

Fantasy Sound Event Services (800) 660-3735...................................... 91

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

La Boheme Chic Music (408) 971-7171.................................................... 89

Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001......................................................... 32 Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (408) 510-6435. . ........................................... 33

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

Loft Bar & Bistro (408) 291-0677. . ........................................................... 35

Gina Halferty Photography (925) 231-5495. . ........................................... 152

The Ranch Golf Club (408) 531-3047...................................................... 34

Jennifer Skog Photography (925) 895-7892........................................... 151

San Jose Museum of Art (408) 291-5377................................................. 36

Milou + Olin Photography (888) 518-6575. . ............................................. 151

Villa Ragusa (408) 364-1900................................................................... 35

Rhee Bevere Photography (408) 369-1783. . ........................................... 152 Studio MSV (925) 829-6787................................................................... 152

DESTINATION VENUES

Tanja Lippert Photography, Los Gatos (408) 356-2718...........................153

Chateau at Incline Village (775) 832-1303................................................44 Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe (775) 866-6693. . ........................................... 43

PRE-WEDDING EVENTS

Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley (831) 440-1000.................................... 42

Al-Masri, San Francisco (415) 876-2300.................................................. 76

Seascape Beach Resort (800) 929-7727.. ...............................................44 deLorimier Winery (707) 529-8045......................................................... 41

RECEPTION SITES

Soda Rock Winery (707) 529-8045. . ........................................................ 45

EAST BAY/TRI-VALLEY SITES

Vintners Inn with John Ash & Co. (800) 421-2584....................................46

Castlewood Country Club (925) 485-2237.............................................. 37

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

Crow Canyon Country Club (925) 735-5718............................................ 38 Sunol Valley Golf Club (925) 862-2408. . .................................................. 39

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

Wente Vineyards (925) 456-2425. . ......................................................... 40

Blueprint Studios (415) 922-9004.............................................. back cover Classic Party Rentals (650) 652-0300. . ................................................... 79

PENINSULA SITES

Dekko88, San Jose (844) DEKKO88 (335-5688). . .................................... 81

Crowne Plaza Foster City (650) 295-6129. . .............................................. 19

Hartmann Studios, Richmond (510) 232-5030........................................ 82

Doubletree San Francisco Airport (650) 373-2223..................................20

Impact Lighting & Production, Richmond (510) 847-3979. . ...................... 85

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