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SAPPHIRE LOVE

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LUSH WISTERIA

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IN THE MEADOW

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GAME OF THRONES

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BARN CHARM

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EDISON ERA

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SHADES OF WHITE

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LUSH & LOVELY

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PRETTY IN PARIS

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THE HANGING GARDEN

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planning editor’s review

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BRIDAL EVENT CALENDAR

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WEDDING INDUSTRY 2016 HIGHLIGHTS

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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 / 150 standing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Le Méridien is a newly renovated luxury hotel located in a prime Financial District location and connected via pedestrian bridge to the shops, entertainment, theaters and cafés of the Embarcadero Center. Just steps away are San Francisco’s main leisure attractions such as Chinatown, the Ferry Building, the California Street cable cars, AT&T Park, Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. Le Méridien offers

a professional staff and superior facilities for weddings and social celebrations. We also can assist in booking and catering weddings at the Bently Reserve for up to 400 guests. On site our Bar 333 has a lively happy hour and street level vibe. Our Park Grill Restaurant, serving local and sustainable fare, presents an option for wedding receptions up to 150 for a more sophisticated and intimate feel.

333 Battery Street, San Francisco | 415.296.2900 | LeMeridienSf.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................................... $79 to $209++

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

FACILITY $ RANGE......................................................................... $4,000 to $14,000

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

PARKING....................................................... valet, street parking & nearby garage

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Allied Arts Guild is a splendid example of Spanish Colonial architecture set amid lush, seasonal gardens. Throughout the extraordinary property, beautiful tile work, hand-wrought iron, colorful frescoes and splashing fountains greet and please the senses. Intriguing walkways fashioned by the designer of the property, Pedro de Lemos, lead one to lovely patios, arbors, roses, tranquil spots of color, a peek into the past and abundant

photographic opportunities.
The setting, combining history, freshly renovated architecture and incredible gardens, is unmatched in the Bay Area. The Guild offers 3.5 acres of sheer beauty, historic relevance, and convenience for your special day.

Interiors are accented by antiquities, art and hand-carved floors. Spanish styled fireplaces, high-beamed ceilings and exceptional hospitality add to the glow of an indoor event. 



75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park | 650.322.2405 | AlliedArtsGuild.org

VENUE.................................................................................... historic / landmark venue

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................................ choose from list

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

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................$3,000 to $8,000

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

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

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DAMIEN NOBLE ANDREWS

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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. All-Inclusive packages are available for plated or elegant buffets, including white glove service, champagne toasts, customized wedding cakes and flower arrangements. After the wedding couples enjoy a romantic honeymoon suite with gourmet strawberries and champagne.

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

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY................................... up to 550 sitting / 1,000 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $45 to $108

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY................................... up to 550 sitting / 1,000 standing

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

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The Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto, with its modern décor and classic Hollywood layout is a chic and relaxed California resort. Close to Highways 101 and 280, and located near the San Francisco Airport, the Crowne Plaza Cabana is situated conveniently in the heart of the beautiful Bay Peninsula. Cabana covers all of your event needs in one place, with the largest event capacity in the area. This gem offers

a variety of space styles and size—simply perfect for any event. From elegant and traditional, to fun or themed, the Crowne Plaza Cabana offers such flexibility you won’t believe how easy it is to plan your wedding. And if you’re a movie and music buff, you’ll appreciate its celebrity history having been managed by actress Doris Day, the hotel was host to none other than the Fab Four in 1965.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

BELLALU PHOTOGRAPHY

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....................................................................................... $65 to $110

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

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................ $1,000 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 | HiltonSFO.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $75 to $150

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

FACILITY $ RANGE....................................................................................... $750 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY...................................... up to 600 sitting / 750 standing

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

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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.

JUNIPER SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY

TANJA LIPPERT PHOTOGRAPHY

TANJA LIPPERT PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHARLETON CHURCHILL

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Oceano Hotel & Spa is the perfect seaside destination in Half Moon Bay. With picturesque views and a pristine coastal resort, it’s easy to create a celebration uniquely you and absolutely unforgetable. A variety of event spaces set the stage for a grand Oceano wedding. Our on-site planners will assist with everything desired, from selecting a gourmet menu

to coordinating the events, making certain that you leave with the fondest of memories. The culinary team uses only the freshest, local ingredients to create a custom menu and our Coastal Spa offers spa treatments for pre-wedding relaxation. Oceano Hotel features 95 luxuriously-appointed suites for you and your traveling guests to enjoy.

CHARLETON CHURCHILL

JAY TSAI

TANJA LIPPERT

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................................................. $95 & up

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

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

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

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Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

Designed to capture the breathtaking views of the scenic golf course, the ballroom features walls of oak-trimmed glass and is topped with two large glass skylights. Your guests will be enraptured by the panoramic vistas on all sides. Glass doors lead to a sunny patio, bordered by a wooden arbor that blooms with white roses. Our beautiful ceremony area is the perfect place to say, “I do.” After saying your vows here,

pose for pictures in front of the surrounding gardens. They’re awash in gorgeous flowers, providing a spectacular backdrop. Though the club is located just 22 miles from downtown San Jose, your visit there will take you through charming countryside. If country comfort complimented by city style is what you’re looking for, give Cinnabar Hills Golf Club a call. Serenity, service and superb views await you…

BLUEBERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

AUGIE CHANG PHOTOGRAPHY

23600 McKean Road, San Jose | 408.323.7857 | CinnabarHills.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE.........................................................................................$43 to $85

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

FACILITY $ RANGE........................................................................................ up to $1,995

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

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

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Wedding bliss. There’s only one place special enough for the most important day of your life— Fairmont San Jose. With a rich tradition of creating romantic and unforgettable celebrations, Fairmont San Jose was made for your wedding day. A distinctive presence in Silicon Valley, the landmark hotel is a testament to extraordinary service, luxurious lodging and convenient facilities.

From stunning surroundings to delicious cuisine and dazzling desserts, we’ll make every detail of your celebration truly memorable. From an intimate wedding to a grand affair, Fairmont San Jose offers the ideal space with event sites now extending beyond our building to the Rotary Summit Center and City Hall Rotunda, dazzling with incredible views and modern décor.

170 South Market Street, San Jose | 408.998.1900 x3520 | Fairmont.com/sanjose

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY................................. up to 1,150 sitting / 3,200 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $72 to $150

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY............................... up to 1,200 sitting / 3,200 standing

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

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

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

DEBBIE BROWN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, connected to the San Jose Convention Center, and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and entertainment, the Hilton San Jose is a first-rate wedding venue. From sumptuous meals to personalized service to room blocks, your guests will thoroughly enjoy the convenience and care provided by our professional staff. Featuring 2,800 sq. ft. of

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

300 Almaden Blvd, San Jose | 408.947.4453 | SanJose.Hilton.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $89 to $109

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

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

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

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

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

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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VILLA RAGUSA

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

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

GIBBY LIBBY

TYLER VUE

BRIAN MACSTAY

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $67 and up

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

FACILITY $ RANGE......................................................................................$500-$1,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEARTS & HORSESHOES PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$58 and up

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

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

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

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

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No other Bay Area resorts offers you 22 acres of stunning views, relaxed recreation and tasteful indulgence quite like the Claremont Club & Spa. Just 12 miles from San Francisco, this jewel sits high atop the scenic Berkeley/Oakland Hills, commanding breathtakingly expansive views of the Bay from its newly renovated guest rooms and luxurious banquet space. From intimate ceremonies to grand

receptions, the Claremont Club & Spa offers a spectacular canvas upon which to paint your memories. Conceived as an English estate, this historic hotel and grounds have surrounded guests with elegance, sophistication and charm for over a century. More than just a venue, the Claremont is a premier wedding destination and East Bay landmark. We invite you to join the hotel’s history by hosting your wedding with us.

JENNIFER SKOG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1700 Trilogy Parkway, Brentwood | 925. 809.7188 | VineyardsWeddings.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE.........................................................................................$39 to $54

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

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

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

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

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The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak is a premiere wedding venue, located in Walnut Creek. Renowned for exceptional cuisine and service, the Clubhouse specializes in private events. In addition to stunning views of the Walnut Creek and San Ramon Valley, the venue offers versatile space for weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and post wedding brunches. Easily accommodating up to 250

guests, The Clubhouse features a grassy knoll overlooking a fountain and beautiful greens ideal for ceremonies. After the vows, guests are escorted to the second story patio where they’ll enjoy a gorgeous view, sip cocktails and savor delicious appetizers as they watch the sun set over the Lafayette Hills. The Clubhouse is only open for private events. So when it comes to your wedding, it truly is—all about you!

3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek | 925.934.3600 *21 | PlayBoundaryOak.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $49 to $99

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

FACILITY $ RANGE......................................................................... $1,000 to $2,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY.............................................. up to 250 sitting or 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 ambiance amid the redwood trees and sprawling lush hills is a photographer’s dream, providing the perfect setting to capture the special moments that make loving and lasting memories. Your ceremony can take place on our beautifully tended golf course, for up to 320 guests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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463 Kilkare Road, Sunol | 925.862.2377 | Elliston.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE......................................................................................... $46 to $57

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. $1,000 to $4,100

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

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

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

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

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3287 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette | 925.299.4388 | LafayetteParkHotel.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Newberry Estate Vineyards is an unexpected gem, located on the outskirts of Contra Costa County, in charming Brentwood. Surrounded by grape vines, well -tended landscaping and a beach-like lagoon with fountains, this palatial, Tuscan style venue is ideal for weddings. The outdoor ceremony area offers a large arbor overlooking the water, flanked by two, stately palm trees, surrounded my lush greenery and

manicured lawns. In 2015, the Newberry’s added a Grand Pavilion for indoor receptions, featuring rows of arched windows to view the abundance of roses and palm trees; custom lighting to match your event design; and an inviting patio beneath romantic, vintage strings of lights. Newberry offers an elevated standard of professionalism and attention to detail, and package options that allow ample room for personalization.

2525 Sunset Rd, Brentwood | 925. 516.3300 | NewberryVines.com

VENUE...............................................................................................................................estate

RECEPTION CAPACITY.............................................. up to 280 sitting or standing

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

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

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

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CEREMONY CAPACITY.............................................. up to 280 sitting or standing

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

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

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5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore | 925.456.2425 | WenteVineyards.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE......................................................................................$66 to $100

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

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

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

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

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Surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards, located at the gateway of Sonoma’s beautiful wine country, Cornerstone is the perfect backdrop for your wedding or next event. Cornerstone features innovative garden designs inspired by the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-Sur-Loire to create a cultural and creative haven celebrating the connection between art, architecture and

nature. Home to Sunset’s Test Gardens & Outdoor Test Kitchen, Cornerstone showcases seasonal, modern designs that keep our visitors fed with fresh ideas. Our unique settings allow you to choose which atmosphere will best reflect your vision and personal flare. Whether an elegant indoor affair or whimsical outdoor experience, this hallmark of wine country is a must see venue.

23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma | 707.933.3010 | CornerStoneSonoma.com

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

FACILITY $ RANGE........................................................................... $5,000 to $11,500

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

CLOSEST AIRPORT................................................................. Santa Rosa / 36.5 miles

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

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS....................................................................... nearby

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

RANGE OF ROOM RATES.............................................................................. $185 and up

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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 on-site. Reserve the Calderwood Inn and the Grape Leaf Inn for additional guest lodging.

KIMBERLY MACDONALD

2001 Highway 128, Geyserville | 707.433.3303 | WilsonArtisanWineries.com

OPTIONS.................................................................................................................... outdoor

FACILITY $ RANGE................................................................................................... $8,000

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

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE............................................... Santa Rosa / 19 miles

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

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

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

RANGE OF ROOM RATES......................................................................... $300 to $700

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Seascape Beach Resort is the ultimate, four-diamond wedding destination with stunning panoramic views of the majestic Monterey Bay. With luxurious amenities, attentive service and a range of wedding and reception packages, Seascape’s wedding professionals will create the wedding of your dreams. And that’s just the beginning. Choose from 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’re planning a large, grand affair, or an intimate celebration, each banquet room displays breathtaking ocean views creating the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests. Defined by casual elegance, Seascape is the place to host the event of your lifetime. Let us create the wedding of your dreams by calling us today.

TOM VO

One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos | 831.662.7140 | SeascapeResort.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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8015 Highway 128, Healdsburg | 707.433.3303 | SodaRockWinery.com

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

FACILITY FEE ........................................................................................................... $10,000 $ RANGE.................................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lake Tahoe, CA | 775.586.4442 | TahoeWeddingCollection.com

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

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................. $1,000 to $7,000

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$40 to $90

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

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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 Room and Wedding Pavilion. 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 300 sitting / 400 standing

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

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

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

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MENDOCINO COAST BOTANICAL GARDENS is a sprawling 47-acre garden offering a wide array of lush settings for weddings. Exchange vows surrounded by fragrant blooms; host an elegant affair swaying under the stars on the Event Lawn, or say “I do” on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Crashing surf, misty sea air, and an abundance of blossoms provide the perfect backdrop for any celebration. Spring brings a riot of color with stunning rhododendrons and magnolias. The Perennial Garden reaches peak bloom over the summer and the dahlia collection creates a vibrant display in the fall. The Gardens accommodates small elopements and celebrations as large as 350 guests. Take a self-guided tour of the Gardens and discover each of the seven locations available for a wedding ceremony or reception.

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of a young girl’s laughter, or the flutter of a butterflies wings; for daughters—a certain cologne or a pair of reading glasses left on a table. You may not even realize what the trigger was, but the memories come flooding back. From her first dance standing on his toes, to their dance at her wedding and all the life lived in between, there’s a cherished bond between fathers and daughters that deepens and burnishes with time. The wines from our family vineyard in California’s picturesque Anderson Valley are a celebration of that special relationship between a father and a daughter. And like that relationship, these are wines to be both celebrated and cherished.


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HERE’S NOWHERE QUITE LIKE MENDOCINO COUNTY, just a couple hours north of San Francisco, for a romantic wedding, renewal or elopement! With venues ranging from ocean-view clifftops to inland lakes and verdant valleys, you’re sure to find a location to suit you. The romantic inns and B&Bs of Mendocino County are just one of the many places to celebrate your special day. Experts at staging weddings for parties small and large, many also provide the convenience of housing wedding guests on-site for memorable weekends, and offer newlyweds romantic honeymoon stays. Say “I do” on a gorgeous ocean-view deck and follow “the kiss” with a glass of Fathers & Daughters handcrafted wines, made in Anderson Valley. The county’s 90-mile coastline is a favorite place to tie the knot, whether at a winery perched above the Pacific Ocean or in one of the parks and viewpoints that dot the county’s shores. Renowned for their lush foliage and brilliant displays of color, the gardens of the coast are the perfect backdrop for a celebration when combined with balmy ocean breezes and brilliant blue skies. In Fort Bragg, the beautiful setting at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens lets you save on flowers and has another bonus: the gardens are so gorgeous that it’s virtually impossible to take a bad photo! Tie the knot in a riot of color in the Dahlia Garden or under a rustic wooden gazebo. And for a wedding that’s in tune to the true spirit of Mendocino County, nothing beats the natural cathedral of a redwood grove. From warm inland valleys to the coast, Mendocino County wineries provide lush landscaped grounds, rolling hills, and vineyards to create a memorable backdrop for wedding ceremonies. Serenity and atmosphere await the happy couple at inland locations that include the largest natural lake in Mendocino County, 4,000 acres of redwood forest, and manicured grounds with a chic rustic barn. With endless unspoiled beaches, verdant hills, secluded lakes, and world-class wines and food, Mendocino County offers a myriad of opportunities for crafting your unique celebration. Take yourself on a journey to Mendocino County... it’s what you’ve been missing!

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.........ecently welcomed to the Sheraton brand’s premier tier of hotels, recognized for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs and excellence in service, the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar is an expansive beachfront resort located on Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Known for its idyllic location, luxurious and authentic Mexican design and two Five Star Diamond Award winning restaurants—De Cortez Grill and Restaurant and Pitahaya Restaurant—the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos has 270 guest rooms and over 18,000 square feet of gorgeous, flexible event space.

dor connecting Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Along the drive, championship golf courses and luxury resorts dot a stunning coastline of white sand and azure waves. That’s where you’ll find the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar.

The hotel is located along the Tourist Corridor—a playground at the edge of the world—where the desert disappears into the sea and a four-lane highway carves through the 18-mile corri-

While the property has many, many attributes that make it an ideal destination wedding location, one fabulous benefit to consider is just how flexible and expansive the hotel property

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Not only does the hotel exude a colorful hacienda appeal, the architecture is an attraction all its own. A walk along the pathways, between buildings and under arches reveals a wedding photographer’s dream. There’s literally a gorgeous photo backdrop around every corner. Whether you ‘I Do’ in the chapel or on the beach, the photos will will be amazing.


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is for your guests. Their convenience, comfort and enjoyment will be paramount to your planning efforts. Like most couples, you’ll probably have a mix of young and old, singles and families, partiers and non-partiers. The different recreational areas and variety of restaurants and bars on property, creates natural comfort zones for your guests. There’s literally something for everyone. Like five pools—those where singles and couples gravitate; another with shallow pools for families with young children, and yet another where the ‘readers’ can go for some quite time in the sun (or to get away from the crowd). Creating a little breathing space for your guests will definitely make the group activities and celebration all the more enjoyable.

If you’re considering Baja Peninsula for your destination nuptials, the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar is at the top of our list. For information, contact event specialist, Jose Pineda / jose.pineda@sheraton.com. And while you’re in Los Cabos, be sure to visit Flora Farms. It’s a ten-acre organic farm and restaurant located just outside of San Jose del Cabo. The food, drinks, music and atmosphere—fabulous! For large parties contact their event specialist, Erika Kroll / Erika@flora-farms.com.

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

BERKELEY FACULTY CLUB UC Berkeley Campus 510.643.0834 | berkeleyfacultyclub.com

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

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

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

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

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

400

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

*

300

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

from list

*

32


400

1,000

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

200

200

$935 to $3,800

120

200

$130 to $170 hr

600

600

$30-90

$0 to $10,000

800

500

$40-60

200

250

$60-130

250

500

$45-73

175

175

$30 and up

$2,000 and up

200

200

$115-150

$650 to $3,500

1,000

200

*

$3,080 and up

*

350

$46 and up

*

280

280

*

*

180

180

$46-74

$750 to $2,500

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

LAKESIDE EVENT CENTER 2121 Harrison St, Oakland 510.496.7263 | ctlcathedral.org

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

NEWBERRY ESTATE VINEYARDS 2525 Sunset Rd, Brentwood 925.516.3300 | newberryvines.com

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

*

• •

$250 to $1,000

$0 to $2,000

37

from list

* •

ns

36

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

Pag e

mm

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rvi c

Ba r Se

$20-40

ate re

ng

300

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

Ca ter i

300

Ou tsid eC

s

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

ise

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

tie

*

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

Fac ili

On Pre m

$45-65

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

s

170

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

tie

150

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

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

FAZ RESTAURANT 1111 Broadway, Oakland 510.272.1114 | fazrestaurants.com

Are a

Ind oor

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

ony

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

e

rem Ce

$1,000 to $4,100

Fac ili

$46-57

Ca ter i

250

Ma xR

250

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

ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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Ma xC

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east bay

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150

150

$60-85

$350 to $750

• •

$1,500 and up

$36-80

$0 to $3,600

600

$35-100

$500 to $6,000

*

500

420

$32-70

$500 to $10,000

*

300

200

$50-100

$1000 to $2000

300

300

$35-60

$1,995 to $4,695

300

300

$2,900 to $10,000

*

260

260

$4,400

300

$40 and up

300

300

$46 and up

450

450

$50 and up

400

400

450

WINE & ROSES

WILDWOOD ACRES RESORT

$250 and up

333 Biscayne Dr, San Rafael 415.453.4910 | peacockgapclubhouse.com

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 415.454.1301 | magc.org

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

52

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east bay / marin

ns

marin THE CLUBHOUSE AT PEACOCK GAP

oda tio

200

Pag e

mm

Acc o

$130 to $195 hr

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed Ba r Se

$250 to $1,250

300

rvi c

ng Ou tsid eC

ate re

Ca ter i

s tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie Fac ili

Ind oor

Ou tdo or

Are a ony

ise

e rem

$60-90

Fac ili

400

Ca ter i

Ce

ng $

ty R ent al F e

nC pti o ec e

400

Ma xR

WEDGEWOOD AT BRENTWOOD

1055 Hunsaker Canyon Rd, Lafayette 925.283.2600 | wildwoodacres.com

WATERFRONT HOTEL

2505 W.Turner Rd, Lodi 209.371.6117 | winerose.com

$2,500 to $8,000

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

100 Summerset Dr, Brentwood 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com

$50-150

SHADELANDS ARTS CENTER

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

675

600

SCOTT’S WALNUT CREEK 1333 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek 925.934.0598 | scottswc.com

400

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

350

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

*

$1,500 to $10,000

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

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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

Ma xC

ny C

east bay / marin

1


ns

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ng

ate re

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

s tie

17

18

19

*

from list

$1,000 to $6,000

20

$38-53

$500 to $4,750

$50-125

$2,500 to $5,500

$3,500 to $4,000

$750 and up

21

Ce

*

$3,000 to $8,000

200

200

$140-155

*

1.000

1,000

$45-108

*

300

600

$68 and up

*

250

250

$45 and up

*

140

120

$40-62

$200

250

350

$45-99

*

200

300

$96-115

$2,000 to $3,000

300

300

$45-124

220

220

$140-185

$3,300

300

300

$65-110

300

350

200

200

225

225

750

750

Pag e

150

Acc o

150

Ba r Se

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie

Ou tdo or

Fac ili

Are a

rem

Ind oor

ony

ise

e ty R ent al F e

Fac ili

Ca ter i

ec e Ma xR

ng $

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

peninsula

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

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

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

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

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

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

EMBASSY SUITES SFO 250 Gateway Blvd, S. San Francisco 650.589.3400 | sfosouthsanfrancisco.embassysuites.com

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

FAIRVIEW AT CRYSTAL SPRINGS GOLF COURSE 6650 Golf Course Dr, Burlingame 650.546.6170 | fairviewevents.com

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SILICON VALLEY 2050 University Ave, Palo Alto 650.470.2836 | fourseasons.com/siliconvalley

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

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

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

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

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

$75-150

from list

*

*

16

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$60 and up

*

350

$95 and up

$2,000 and up

250

350

$75-120

$2,200 to $3,000

400

400

$100

$1,500 and up

150

150

$618 to $1,800

300

300

$200-250

$5,000 to $7,500

150

300

$200-300

$2500 to $10,000

170

400

$750 to $4,500

350

350

$79-99

*

250

300

$107-130

$1,000 to $3,000

150

250

*

*

800

400

OCEANO HOTEL & SPA

PALO ALTO HILLS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

PULLMAN HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO BAY

RENGSTORFF HOUSE

THE RITZ-CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY

ROSEWOOD SAND HILL

SAN MATEO COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

SHERATON PALO ALTO HOTEL

STANFORD FACULTY CLUB

STANFORD PARK HOTEL

54

VENUE GUIDE

peninsula / san francisco

ns oda tio

Pag e

1,000

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

mm

MARRIOTT SFO WATERFRONT

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

eP rov ide d

$73-129

Acc o

400

625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.328.2800 | sheraton.com/paloalto

rA llow ed

$1,500 to $4,500

300

from list

Ba r Se

MARRIOTT SAN MATEO

2200 Broadway, Redwood City 650.299.0104 | historysmc.org

rvi c

ng

$80-120

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

ate re

260

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

Ca ter i

100

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

Ou tsid eC

MACARTHUR PARK

223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City 650.508.7188 | pullmanhotels.com

s

$28 and up

3000 Alexis Dr, Palo Alto 650.917.5117 | pahgcc.com

tie

300

280 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay 650.726.5400 | oceanohalfmoonbay.com

Fac ili

On Pre m

300

LONG BRANCH SALOON & FARMS

1800 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame 650.692.9100 | sanfranciscoairportmarriott.com

s

$2,500 and up

300

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

tie

300

27 University Ave, Palo Alto 650.321.9996 | macarthurparkpaloalto.com

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

$38-70

KOHL MANSION

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

Are a

Ind oor

270

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

ony

$7,000 to $14,250

300

rem Ce

Fac ili

Ca ter i

Ma xR

HOLIDAY INN SFO 275 South Airport Blvd, S. San Francisco 650.673.3567 | hisfo.com

ise

e ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

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

peninsula

• •

22

*

from list

23


508

508

$25-150

$2,500 to $6,000

120

500

$150-200

*

270

270

$130-150

$600 to $1,200

400

600

$6,500 to $12,000

90

175

$1,500 to $4,500

280

3,000

$175-300

$12,000 to $20,000

120

150

$50-75

150

350

$200 and up

$500 to $4,000

1,700

200

$1,100 to $9,000

from list

300

300

*

from list

300

1000

$4,000 to $20,000

300

400

$7,000 to $25,000

ns oda tio Pag e

$500 to $1,000

mm

$75-125

Acc o

375

300

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

Ba r Se

from list

rvi c

ng

ate re

s

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

ise

tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie

Ou tdo or

Fac ili

Are a

Ind oor

100

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

ony

*

100

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

e

$83-103

216

rem Ce

216

Fac ili

Ca ter i

Ma xR

$5,000 to $11,500

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

ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

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

san francisco

• •

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

25 LUSK 25 Lusk St. 415.495.5875 | 25lusk.com

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

BENTLY RESERVE 301 Battery St 415.294.2226 | bentlyreserve.com

THE BOX SF 1069 Howard St 415.934.6900 | theboxsf.com

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

CLIFF HOUSE 1090 Point Lobos Ave 415.666.4027 | cliffhouse.com

CLIFT HOTEL 495 Geary St 415.929.2314 | clifthotel.com

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

CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS 100 John F. Kennedy Dr 415.845.2394 | conservatoryofflowers.org

THE CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM 736 Mission St 415.655.7890 | thecjm.org/rent_the_museum

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

$195-300

• •

*

from list

from list

• •

• •

14

from list

from list

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HILTON SAN FRANCISCO UNION SQUARE 333 O’Farrell St 415.771.1400 | sanfrancisco.hilton.com

HOTEL KABUKI 1625 Post St 415.614.5416 | jdvhotels.com/hotel-kabuki

450

1,500

$27-70

$1,200 to $17,000

400

400

$60-100

*

500

500

$100 and up

$1,000 to $6,000

100

250

$220 and up

600

570

300

56

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san francisco

*

$500 to $5,000

$40-95

*

300

$75-115

$500 to $1,500

200

300

$200 and up

$10,000 and up

500

500

$60-135

$6,500 to $14,500

200

250

$134

400

400

$79 and up

$4,000 to $14,000

ns oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed ate re

tie Fac ili

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

JW MARRIOTT UNION SQUARE 515 Mason St 415.929.2078 | jwmarriottunionsquare.com

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

JAMES LEARY FLOOD MANSION 2222 Broadway 415.292.3142 | floodmansion.org

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

HOTEL WHITCOMB 1231 Market St 415.626.8000 | hotelwhitcomb.com

HOTEL VITALE 8 Mission St 415.278.3700 | hotelvitale.com

Pag e

*

mm

$500 to $2,500

Acc o

$179 and up

700

rvi c

*

1,500

500

Ba r Se

100

Ca ter i

ng

50

Ou tsid eC

$1,000

$85-200

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

s

$120-250

400

On Pre m

400

HORNBLOWER CRUISE & EVENTS Pier 3, Hornblower Landing 415.438.8300 | hornblowerweddings.com

s

$140-300

HILTON SAN FRANCISCO FINANCIAL DIST. 750 Kearny St 415.765.7866 | sanfranciscohiltonhotel.com

tie

$2,350 to $2,950

900

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

Fac ili

700

Ou tdo or

$65-100

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

Are a

Ind oor

$5,000 to $10,000

300

FAIRMONT HOTEL 950 Mason St 415.772.5186 | fairmont.com

ony

100

ise

e Ce

Fac ili

$1,500 to $15,000

Ca ter i

Ma xR

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

rem

ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

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

san francisco

from list

• •

15


ns

200

$65-200

225

225

$30-70

$1,000 to $2,500

300

180

$125 and up

*

350

420

$135-240

$1,500 to $35,000

60

250

$60-160

300

300

$130 - 200

1,000

1,000

250

Ca ter i

Fac ili

Ce

Ind oor

75

Ma xR

220

$0 to $1,000

$95 and up

$1,000

*

700

*

$9,000 to $15,000

from list

300

300

$55-125

$350 to $6,000

628

1000

$6,500 to $12,000

500

500

$5,000

250

300

$10,000 to $15,000

$189-240

from list

Pag e

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

Acc o

200

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

rA llow ed Ba r Se

*

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

rvi c

ng

$69-149

THE REGENCY CENTER 1290 Sutter St, 2rd Floor 415.447.4909 | regencycentersf.com

ate re

$89-175

300

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

Ca ter i

300

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

Ou tsid eC

PARK CENTRAL HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO 50 Third St 415.974.8708 | parkcentralsf.com

s

$0 to $800

PARC 55, A HILTON HOTEL 55 Cyril Magnin St 415-392-8000 | parc55hotel.com

ise

$95-130

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

tie

165

PALACE HOTEL 2 New Montgomery St 415.512.1111 | sfpalace.com

Fac ili

On Pre m

165

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

s

NEW DELHI RESTAURANT 160 Ellis St 415.816.4068 | newdelhirestaurant.com

tie

MCCORMICK & KULETOS 900 North Point 415.929.8374 | mccormickandkuletos.com

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

$2,000 to $6,000

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

Are a

$125-250

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

ony

120

THE MARKER/ TRATTO 501 Geary (at Taylor) 415.292.8136 | jdvhotels.com/the-marker

e

rem

175

LOEWS REGENCY SAN FRANCISCO 222 Sansome St 415.276.9637 | loewshotels.com/regency-san-francisco

ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

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

san francisco

• •

from list

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from list

*

*

$185-300

$1,500 to $5,000

200

$90-150

$2,500 to $5,500

250

$90-200

$500 to $2,500

350

*

*

800

800

$225-250

$3,000 to $5,000

from list

225

225

$110-120

*

600

$50-90

$ 1,800

400

400

$50

*

300

1,000

$31-75

$1,500 to $7,500

1,122

150

$31-100

$2,000 to $4,000

225

300

$110 and up

225

225

180

350

WESTIN ST. FRANCIS

THE WINERY SF

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

ALOFT SANTA CLARA 510 America Center Ct, San Jose 408.263.3900 | aloftsantaclara.com

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

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

58

VENUE GUIDE

san francisco / silicon valley

• *

• •

ns Pag e

mm

$60 and up

Acc o

999

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed Ba r Se

rvi c

ng

ate re

Ca ter i

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104 Montgomery St 415.345.6827 | waltdisney.org

30 Avenue G 415.773.0178 | winery-sf.com

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WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM

335 Powell St 415.774.0450 | westinstfrancis.com

Fac ili

W SAN FRANCISCO 181 Third St 415.777.5300 | wsanfrancisco.com

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UNIVERSITY CLUB SAN FRANCISCO 800 Powell St 415.800.7516 | uclubsf.org

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150

*

ST. REGIS SAN FRANCISCO 125 Third St 415.284.4003 | stregissanfrancisco.com

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$5,000

150

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

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400

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

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150

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Ma xR

600

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

400

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

$8,000 to $12,000

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

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apa city mo ere

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$5,000 to $10,000

700

450

*

$2,100 to $10,000

from list

*

120

120

$85-135

$4,000 to $7,000

250

400

$45-70

$1,000 to $1,800

750

500

$99-180

$2,500 to $3,500

350

200

$45-120

$1,000 to $3,000

100

100

$80-90

$500 to $1,000

1,000

800

$50 and up

*

*

*

120

330

$55-110

$1,200 to $2,000

3,200

3,200

$72-150

$1,000 and up

from list

175

175

$80-125

$1,500

250

350

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

300

300

*

*

180

180

$1,050 to $7,000

from list

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$70-125

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250

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

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

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

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

Ca ter i

FAIRMONT SAN JOSE 170 South Market St, San Jose 408.998.1900 | fairmont.com/san-jose

Ou tsid eC

up to 1,995

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

s

$45-85

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

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350

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

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300

DOMAIN HOTEL 1085 East El Camino, Sunnyvale 408.260.3604 | jdvhotels.com/domain

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

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

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

Fac ili

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

Are a

Ind oor

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

ony Ce

$2,500 to $6,000

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

e Fac ili

$31-100

rem

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150

Ma xR

2,608

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

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apa city

apa city mo ere

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silicon valley

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$75 and up

$500 to $1,500

250

$30-75

*

n/a

180

$21-54

600

600

$75-200

$1,000 to $10,000

1,000

850

$45-135

$1,500 to $6,000

from list

500

350

up to $25,000

300

500

$60-$85

$5,000 to $13,000

150

150

$60-100

$4,500 and up

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*

3,000

2,000

250

180

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

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173

$2,100 and up

rem

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$800 and up

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$100 and up

Ma xR

180

140

NESTLDOWN 1745 Dell Ave, Campbell 408.353.5311 | nestldown.com

ns

100

THE MOUNTAIN WINERY 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga 408.335.9899 | mountainwinery.com

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$850 to $2,000

$84 and up

mm

$90-130

250

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

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250

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

rA llow ed Ba r Se

$50-80

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

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$1,200

700

$500 to $2,000

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

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200

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

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$68-99

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

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282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 408.998.0400 | hyattplacesanjosedowntown.com

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300

HOTEL VALENCIA SANTANA ROW

HYATT PLACE SAN JOSE

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28

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408.335.1755 | hotellosgatos.com & diodeka.com

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

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

tie

$89-109

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

Fac ili

300

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

Are a

27

200

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

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

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silicon valley

from list

*

• •

* *

*


$3,500 to $7,500

200

160

$50-75

310

600

$67 and up

225

225

$20-55

200

250

$84-153

*

500

550

$50-75

$2,500 to $5,500

300

500

$60-90

$500 to $3,000

200

200

$30-40

$750 to $6,000

450

450

$40-70

$800 to $5,000

500

500

$58 and up

$3,000 to $5,000

250

210

$45-95

320

450

$45-125

$500 to $1,000

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250

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$3,800 to $4,200

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$22-40

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260

WESTIN SAN JOSE/ IL FORNAIO 302 S. Market St, San Jose 408.271.33570 | westinsanjose.com

Fac ili

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300

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

s

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

tie

SHERATON SAN JOSE 1801 Barber Ln, Milpitas 408.943.0600 | sheratonsanjose.com

Fac ili

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*

$4,000 to $6,000

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

Are a

Ind oor

300

300

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

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

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300

rem Ce

300

Fac ili

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$750 to $3,900

Ma xR

$65-98

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

ty R ent al F e

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apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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Ma xC

ny C

tri-valley

* •

29

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

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

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

CASA REAL 410 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton 925.931.0200 | casarealevents.com

CASTLEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB 707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton 925.486.2871 | castlewoodcc.org

THE CLUB AT RUBY HILL 3400 West Ruby Hill Dr, Pleasanton 925.461.3504 | rubyhill.com

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

*

*

$3,500 to $4,500

$100 to $1,800

30

31

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350

350

$80 and up

$600 to $3,000

80

250

$19-45

$250 to $1,200

300

270

$35-85

$500 to $1,000

*

850

650

$32 and up

$850 and up

110

110

$76-100

$1,000 to $4,000

*

650

$98-116

$1,000 to $5,000

275

160

$39 and Up

$1,000 and up

250

250

$21-32

$2,225

150

150

$960 to $2500

400

400

$1,800 and up

950

450

$50-80

$1,000 to $3,600

300

300

$48-69

$3,500 to $8,500

300

300

$46-119

750

1,000

$66-100

$1,000 to $5,500

*

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

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

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$250 to $1,500

NELLA TERRA CELLARS 5003 Sheridan Road, Sunol 408.893.9463 | nellaterra.com

Ca ter i

$25-29

SHRINE EVENT CENTER 170 Lindbergh Ave, Livermore 925.454.0094 | shrineeventcenter.com

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250

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

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400

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

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

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

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1184 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton 925.426.8666 | palmeventcenter.com

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MURRIETA’S WELL

PALM EVENT CENTER

tie

MARRIOTT SAN RAMON

3005 Mines Rd, Livermore 925.456.2425 | murrietaswell.com

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

MARRIOTT PLEASANTON

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

Are a

Ind oor

HOLIDAY INN DUBLIN- PLEASANTON

11950 Dublin Canyon Rd, Dublin 925.847.7585 | marriottpleasanton.com

ony

$900 and up

GARRÉ VINEYARDS

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

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$35-60

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500

Ma xR

*

925.556.7040 x201 | dublinranchgolf.com

7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore 925.371.8200 | garrewinery.com

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Fac ili

DUBLIN RANCH GOLF COURSE 5900 Signal Hill Dr, Dublin

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7050 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton 925.463.8000 | hilton.com

Per Per son

apa city

apa city

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON PLEASANTON

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$110-150

$1000 to $6,000

200

200

*

$5,000 to $10,000

300

300

$95 and up

$1,500 and up

300

300

$50-85

$2,195 to $10,000

400

400

$28-60

$1,000 to $4,000

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300

300

$80 and up

$2,500 to $8,500

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400

400

$150-190

$1,500 to $4,000

250

250

$75 and up

$5,000 to $11,500

150

150

$8,000

from list

250

250

$7,000

from list

250

250

$10,000

from list

400

400

$55-125

$5,000 to $10,000

450

450

$50 and up

$1,500 and up

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apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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Ma xC

ny C

destination venues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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wine country | napa & sonoma CORNERSTONE SONOMA 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma 707.933.3010 | cornerstonesonoma.com

DELORIMIER WINERY 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville 707.433.3303 | wilsonartisanwineries.com

JAXON KEYS WINERY 10400 South Hwy 101, Hopland 707.529.8045 | jaxonkeys.com

SODA ROCK WINERY 8015 Hwy 128, Healdsburg 707.433.3303 | sodarockwinery.com

VINTNERS INN BY FERRARI CARANO 4350 Barnes Rd, Santa Rosa 800.421.2584 | vintnersinn.com

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

from list

40

41

43

45

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PHOTOGRAPHER JENNIFER SKOG PHOTOGRAPHY | STYLIST + COORDINATOR CINDY DANBOM, BELLA NOTTE LOCATION CLAREMONT CLUB & SPA, A FAIRMONT HOTEL | HAIR + MAKEUP LINDSAY SKOG, PMA | ACCESSORIES MARIA ELENA GOWN FROM KINSLEY JAMES, DESIGNER—TARA LATOUR | MODELS KATRINA EDEN + DAVID KAITIDIS

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PHOTOGRAPHERS AUGIE CHANG PHOTOGRAPHY + VERO SUH PHOTOGRAPHY | HAIR, MAKEUP + CREATIVE DIRECTION MARIA CHANG, PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTISTRY, PMA | ALL GOWNS FROM KINSLEY JAMES. DESIGNER [THIS PAGE]—GALA BY GALIA LAHAV PRODUCTION ASSISTANT DIVA PYARI, LINEA CARTA

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10 gown

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OF ALL THE PLANS, PREPARATIONS AND PURCHASES MADE FOR YOUR

WEDDING, NOTHING WILL MORE DRAMATICALLY AFFECT HOW YOU FEEL ON THAT DAY THAN YOUR GOWN.

1

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.

2

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.

3

THE APPOINTMENT During your first appointment tr y on different styles, even those you normally w o u l d n ’ t c h o o s e . Tr u s t y o u r s a l o n consultant to lead you in the right direction. A n ex p e r i e n c e d c o n s u l t a nt wi l l b e 72

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invaluable in helping you select styles that flatter your best features and camouflage the flaws. Of course that in no way means you should ignore your own preferences. Be absolutely forthcoming with your comfort level and reactions to each gown you try on. Is the fabric too heavy, the neckline too low? Don’t be afraid to speak up. If an off-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.’

4

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. 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. 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. T H E P R I N C E S S 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. T H E C O L U M N O R S H E AT H 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 .....

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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 T HE SL IP DRE S S Love the feeling of your favorite negligee? N ow imagine it in sumptuous silk and skimming your curves all the way down to your ankles. Ready for your figure to show? This is the cut for you. Only 1930’s loving, glamour goddesses need apply. THE MERMAID This silhouette, contours the body from chest to knee then flares outclose to the hem. It accentuates your curves, creating that coveted hour glass shape. 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.

5

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

6

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

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THE COST Wedding gowns range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more, plus alterations. Tell your salon consultant up front what your budget is so she can direct you towards gowns in your price range.


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ATZI BRIDAL specializes in creating bridal headpieces and jewelry that curate your look and personal style. These heirloom accessories tell your love story—one that will be passed down for generations to come. What does your love story look like?

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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....trying on beautiful gowns, being pampered and waited on by your own personal consultant. Push too hard for a lesser price and you may lose the special service and attention to detail you would have received with the original price.

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

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

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LINGERIE Once you’ve selected your gown, ask your salon consultant for recommendations on the appropriate lingerie. Make sure these garments supply the perfect amount of support and fit. Do you slouch? Discover a corset with boning. Wearing shimmering........

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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.

T H E B R I D E S M A I D S 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.

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, affording your bridesmaids the opportunity to try on a few different sizes to find the most flattering fit. 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)

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CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT

RISKY BUSINESS JAKE CREATES FASHION-FORWARD LOOKS FOR STYLISH BRIDES AND GROOMS WRITTEN BY ROBYN HAGEN CAIN

It’s half past eight on a Wednesday night, and designer Jake Wall and the creative team at JAKE are busy working at the atelier and flagship showroom in San Francisco. It’s a typical scene for the Project Runway alum and his team, whose standout pieces have become a fixture at San Francisco’s red carpet galas. This time, however, their creation isn’t for opening night at the symphony. It’s for a white carpet. A wedding.

adventure, and a sartorial risk. She wants to stand out from the princess frocks that dominate the wedding blogs—so she enlists a designer who’s not afraid to pass over traditional bridal fabrics, in favor of textiles like neoprene, polka dot organza, or a tone-on-tone white sequined camo. She is fearless. Much like JAKE. At first blush, you might ask how a brand born out of a love for modern suiting, crossed the aisle into bridal. Wall, JAKE’s co-founder, creative director, and namesake, says the motivation came from the brides accompanying their sweethearts to the shop for suit fittings. They were looking for non-traditional gowns, and coming up short. So, after five years of dressing the Bay Area’s most dapper grooms, Wall knew it was time to complement the brand’s suiting and eveningwear with a bridal collection.

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It’s not your standard wedding look because the bride who’ll wear it isn’t your standard bride. This is a woman who enjoys a stiff drink, a raucous

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With a painstaking attention to detail, they put the finishing touches on a trumpet-tailed gown. The detachable shirting-style collar and sleeve cuffs wink to JAKE’s suiting history, while the high neck and handfinished fabric give the look a timeless, heirloom quality. A dress that simultaneously exudes strength and beauty— much like the woman who’ll wear it.

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Browsing through glossies like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, it’s clear that international it-girls are asking for the same thing: looks that reflect their personalities, whether that means pants, colorful embroidery, or daring hemlines. Who cares if a wedding ensemble won’t be “safe” in 25 years? In the moment that matters most, it’s dazzling. Looking back at celebrity brides like Cindy Crawford, who famously wore a kneelength slip dress for her wedding, it’s clear—nothing’s more stylish than staying true to you. JAKE custom apparel is available at the brand’s flagship atelier at 619 Sansome Street in San Francisco, and JCB Tasting Room and Atelier at 6505 Washington Street in Yountville. 415.527-7611 www.jake.clothing


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RENOWNED CELEBRITY EVENT PLANNER PARTNERS WITH ROSEWOOD SAND HILL Born in Zambia and raised in South Africa, Colin Cowie is the party planner of choice for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian. What sets Colin apart is his experiential approach to design; what you smell, touch, taste, feel and hear are carefully orchestrated to create the ultimate event experience. Rosewood Sand Hill is home to the new Event Studio by Colin Cowie, a showroom for special occasions designed in partnership with the celebrity event planner and lifestyle impresario. Intended to be a one-stop destination for planning luxury gatherings, the Event Studio is a visual and tactile showcase of event accessories, hand-selected by Colin Cowie Celebrations and sourced from Northern California’s leading purveyors of floral decor, cutlery, linens and chinaware. The Event Studio allows guests to customize events according to the five senses, sparking inspiration and promoting creative brainstorming sessions with the talented professionals of Rosewood Sand Hill and Colin Cowie Celebrations.

The interiors of the Event Studio by Colin Cowie fuse modern western elements with sophisticated elegance, providing a warm ambience and welcoming experience with a neutral color palette. The space is comprised of a client consultation area, in addition to merchandising from Colin Cowie’s preferred event vendors. A leading event destination in the Silicon Valley area, Rosewood Sand Hill’s new showroom complements the hotel’s event offerings, which include 16,874 square feet of premier indoor and outdoor space. Venues include an elegant ballroom, intimate dining rooms at Madera restaurant, and outdoor function space that overlooks the rolling foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Contact the event studio at 650.561.1551, or visit RosewoodHotels.com/sandhill.

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Editor’s Review Intro

EDITOR’S REVIEW To provide our to-be-weds with a selection of quality and reputable event professionals, our editor, Cristine Thomas, reviews each venue and service before they’re invited to appear on the pages of Today’s Bride. Now, she’s taking it to a whole new level with personal reviews of each service featured in our newest addition~Editor’s Review.

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About Cindy…last year I co-hosted a white party at the Palace Hotel with an industry colleague. As the event planner, Cindy had to merge a casual theme with a decadent venue. Her idea—play up the French décor with a St Tropez ‘Fete en Blanc’ [white party]. It was so sophisticated and such a success! See page 180.

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She’s a delight! I had the opportunity to co-host an event with Carolyn last year at 25 Lusk. Leading up to the party, I got to see her in action—organized, efficient, calm and collected—making it look easy. What impressed me even further, was how gracious and respectful she was with all the vendors and venue staff.

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

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accomodations + transportation

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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Guest Accommodations • Engagement Parties • Rehearsal Dinners Bachelorette/Bachelor Party Packages ACCOMMODATIONS

EDITOR’S REVIEW

This hotel is modern, hip and flat-out fun! Located close to the airport, Santana Row, California’s Great America, Levi’s Stadium and other destinations spots, it’s ideal for out-of-town wedding groups. They’ve also got event space for rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette parties and engagement parties. ALOFTSANTACLARA.COM

408.890.6157 | 510 America Center Court, Santa Clara

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Guest Accommodations • Complimentary Continental Breakfast Bay Views • Complimentary Parking • Airport Shuttle ACCOMMODATIONS

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

650.259.9000 | 1550 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame

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Weddings • Wine Tours • Airport Transfers • Sedans • Suburbans Lux Vans • Mini Buses • Limo Buses • Motor Coaches EDITOR’S REVIEW T R A N S P O R TAT I O N

I’ve heard about the company for years. They’ve got a great reputation and I know a number of event planners that recommend them. It wasn’t until the 2016 Oh So Inspired conference that I experienced their service, personally. They did not disappoint. From the friendly drivers to the spotless vehicles, I was impressed. CALIFORNIAWINETOURS.COM

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SALLEE PHOTOGRAPHY

EDITOR’S REVIEW

I’ve never met two more creative individuals. Owners, Linnae and Jon, are constantly evolving their design concepts and setting industry trends. In 2012, they joined us as the style and design directors to assist with a major makeover for Today’s Bride. Much of what you see in this issue was inspired by their vision.

FLORAL + EVENT DESIGNER

SERVICES

Floral Design • Styling • Event design

THEPETALCO.COM

info@thepetalco.com | Livermore

DANIELLE POFF

EDITOR’S REVIEW

I’ve followed Jessica on Facebook for years, admiring her creative talents, but it wasn’t until recently that I had a chance to work with her, when she did the floral crowns for our Coachella Bride shoot (see pages 6-11). Not only does she create beautiful flowers, she works fabulously with other vendors, and she’s fun!

FLORAL + EVENT DESIGNER

SERVICES

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

VIOLETTAFLOWERS.COM

415.279.4039 | Serving the Bay Area

ELENA GRAHAM

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

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caterers

SERVICES

Wedding Receptions • Sit-Down Service • Dinner Buffets Bar/Bat Mitzvahs • Kosher Catering EDITOR’S REVIEW

CATERING

Their name definitely describes their cuisine. From Italian to Mexican, Mediterranean to Asian, they specialize in a variety of cuisines. We used them for a Christmas party a few years ago–the variety of flavors and ethnic options was a mega hit. My personal favorites are the dolmas and seared ahi. So delicious! CONTINENTALCATERER.COM

650.322.4189 | 918 Industrial Avenue, Palo Alto

SERVICES C AT E R I N G | R E S TA U R A N T

Event Location and Full Catering Services • Catering Delivery Offsite Full Catering Services EDITOR’S REVIEW

There’s nothing quite like authentic Italian food—the aroma, the savory sauces, the pasta—delicious! Whether you’re looking for a full service caterer, catering delivery, or rehearsal dinner location, C’era Una Volta is as authentic as it gets. Just viewing their online menu is enough to evoke a craving for Italian. CERAUNAVOLTA.US

CATERING + EVENT PRODUCTION

510.769.8148 | 1332 Park Street, Alameda

SERVICES

Catering • Full Service Event Production • Floral + Event Design EDITOR’S REVIEW

I knew of their reputation long before I met them. Praised for their gourmet cuisine and use of the freshest local produce available, they were voted ‘Best Wedding Caterer 2016’ by SF Magazine. For a seamless event, they now offer full service event planning– from flowers to entertainment and everything in between.

FORKANDSPOONPRODUCTIONS.COM

415.552.7130 | San Francisco Bay Area

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caterers

EDITOR’S REVIEW

SERVICES CATERING + BAR SERVICE

Full Service Catering • To Go Catering • Bar/Beverage Service Staffing • Tabletop: China, Glassware and Silverware EDITOR’S REVIEW

Chef Patrick’s creations are fresh, creative and delicious without being pretentious. Food presentation, be it hors d’oeuvres, food stations or plated dinners, is always artfully presented, and the staff is impeccably well trained. Those are just a few of the accolades you’ll hear from their clients, including me! FRAICHECATER.COM

415.999.8687 | 156 2nd Street, San Francisco

SERVICES

BBQ Catering • Smokehouse Ribs + Chicken • Texas-Style Brisket Tossed Salad w/ Papaya Seed Dressing • Mango Macadamia Nut Bread EDITOR’S REVIEW

CATERING

Famous for their slow cooked ribs, Kona Jerry knows how to do barbeque. Not only do they make the most mouthwatering barbeque you’ll ever taste, they cater the whole meal–from tossed salad to desserts. Accommodating events from 50 to 500, they’re perfect for wedding receptions as well as pre-and-post events. KONAJERRYS.COM

831.917.1740 | Serving the Bay Area

CATERING + EVENT PRODUCTION

SERVICES

Catering • Event Planning • Decor Design • Floral Design Food and Beverage Service • Menu Planning

CLIFF BRUNK

DANIELLE POFF

TASTECATERING.COM

415.550.6464 | Serving the Bay Area

KATE WEBBER

EDITOR’S REVIEW

Taste takes food to a higher level–where each bite is a sensory experience. A minute on their home page watching the top images rotate and you’ll begin to appreciate the detail and delicious ingredients they use to create their art. They bring that same level of sophistication to full service event design and planning.

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rentals

SERVICES E V E N T R E N TA L S + D E S I G N

Event Rentals • Custom Fabrication • Event Design Graphic Solutions

OLIVIA SMARTT

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

415.922.9004 | 352 Shaw Road, South San Francisco

SERVICES

Full Service Event Rentals • Tenting • Draping • Staging Lighting • Lounge Furniture • Specialty Linens EDITOR’S REVIEW E V E N T R E N TA L S

I recently stopped by the Burlingame location to tour the warehouse. Although I know they’re one of the largest rental companies in the country, I was amazed by the sheer volume of products they keep in stock. It gave me a better appreciation for inventory control and the fact my orders have always been right. Kudos! CLASSICPARTYRENTALS.COM

650.652.0300 | Serving Northern California

SERVICES

Fine China and Tablescapes • Specialty Linens • Tables Chairs • Tenting • Stages • Dancefloors EDITOR’S REVIEW E V E N T R E N TA L S

Long considered one of the Bay Area’s premier tenting companies, Hensley did a notable revamp in 2015 that took many of us by surprise. They expanded and upgraded their product offering to include the latest and most contemporary tabletop linens, chairs and more. I’m so excited to see the innovation and evolution. HENSLEYEVENTRESOURCES.COM

650.692.7007 | 180 West Hill Place, Brisbane

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rentals + lighting

EDITOR’S REVIEW

LIGHTING | AUDIO | VIDEO

SERVICES

Uplighting • Accent + Pinspotting • Monogram + Logo Projection Chandeliers + Decorative Lights • Pattern Washes • Audio • Visual

IMPACTSF.COM

510.232.5723 | 70 W Ohio, Richmond

JIM VETTER

EDITOR’S REVIEW

I’m a proponent of event lighting and how it can elevate an event. As one of the industry’s most prominent lighting companies, Impact’s done installations at a majority of Bay Area venues– they know the logistical capabilities and restrictions. That kind of knowledge and expertise ensures you’ll get what you pay for.

SERVICES

Linen Rental and Sales • Table Linens • Table Runners Napkins • Chair Treatments • Accessories EDITOR’S REVIEW

LINENS

My first introduction to NVL was their debut party at the St. Regis. It was like nothing I’d ever seen–in lieu of linen draped tables we were treated to a fashion show with apparel made from the textiles used in their first collection. Ten years later and they’re still inspiring us with quality and creativity. NVLINENS.COM

510.788.4551 | 1315 63rd Street, Emeryville

SERVICES

Vintage Rentals • Furniture • Large Details Small Accents • Creative Design + Styling • Delivery EDITOR’S REVIEW V I N TA G E R E N TA L S

When the vintage theme first started to gain popularity, it was hard to find quality and unique pieces. One True Love, an early innovator, saw the need and set out to build one of the Bay Area’s largest inventories of vintage furniture, containers and accessories. We love featuring their pieces in the magazine. ONETRUELOVEVINTAGE.COM

415.741.5884 | Serving Northern California

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DJ | LIGHTING | PHOTO BOOTH

EDITOR’S REVIEW

SERVICES

DJ/MC • Lighting • Photo Booth • Photography • AV EDITOR’S REVIEW

My introduction to Robert was by way of two associates who’ve seen him in action. From talking about what a team player he is, to his high energy performances to his mad skills at leading line dances, the feedback was impressive. The cherry on top was discovering he’s super organized and has great follow-through!

ACE-ENT.COM

510.461.9910 | San Lorenzo | Serving the Bay Area

SERVICES

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

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

DANIELLE POFF

AVLENTERTAINMENT.COM

323.203.6707 | Bay Area Based | Aaron ‘DJ’ LaMorte

L I V E + I N T E R A C T I V E E N T E R TA I N M E N T

DJ | LIGHTING

EDITOR’S REVIEW

SERVICES

Event Entertainment • Aerial Acts • Bands and DJ Entertainment Interactive Characters • Corporate Events • Custom Production

OLIVIA SMARTT

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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music + entertainment

They deliver the ultimate entertainment experience. From stilt walkers to aerialists, go-go dancers to violin players, and everything in between, Earth Circus has them. The entertainers and the elaborate costume designs will amaze you. We’ve used them for two major industry events and guests are still talking. EARTHCIRCUS.COM

650.888.2523 | Serving the Bay Area


music + entertainment

EDITOR’S REVIEW

SERVICES

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

TYLER VU

FANTASYSOUND.COM

925.373.1934 | 320 Stealth Court, Livermore

DJ | LIGHTING

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

SERVICES

Live Music • Ceremony Music • Big Band to Current Hits for Dancing Special Requests Welcomed • Personalized Presentation for Your Event EDITOR’S REVIEW

LIVE MUSIC

I’m a fangirl. The first time I saw Dick Bright’s SRO perform at a wedding in the late 90’s, I was hooked. Not only is he a talented musician, he has a skill for combining the right performers to make music magic. After seeing the DBO perform recently, its obvious— Dick Bright’s as current and entertaining as ever. DICKBRIGHTORCHESTRA.COM

415.552.4277 | 2525 16th Street, Suite 304, San Francisco

DJ | LIGHTING | PHOTOBOOTH

SERVICES

DJ • Karaoke • MC • Photo Booth • Lighting EDITOR’S REVIEW

When you hire PPCW you get an experienced DJ. In fact, you get the owner of the company, Jerry Schultz. He’ll step-in as your entertainment director and MC for the day; work with you on song lists for different segments of the reception, and definitely keep the dance floor full. He loves what he does and it shows.

PORTABLEPARTYDJ.COM

415.608.8222 | Bay Area | Serving Northern California

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photographers + videographers

SERVICES

Wedding + Commercial Photography EDITOR’S REVIEW

PHOTOGRAPHER

One conversation and you’ll see how charming and genuine Bogdan is. One visit to his website and you’ll see what I saw when I first invited him into the magazine. He’s got a great eye for composition. His photographs are beautiful because he pays attention to the environment surrounding his subject matter. He’s got skills. BOGDANCONDOR.COM

209.595.0215 | Serving the Bay Area

SERVICES

Engagement Shoots • Wedding Photography EDITOR’S REVIEW

PHOTOGRAPHER

I’ve always admired Catherine as a photographer–she’s amazing– but it wasn’t until our latest cover shoot that I came to appreciate what her brides and grooms must experience. It’s not just the gorgeous photos. She’s fun and positive and calm–everything a couple needs to bring a little sanity to the occasion.

CATHERINEHALLSTUDIOS.COM

VIDEOGRAPHY | PHOTO BOOTH

415.839.6711 | Serving the Bay Area

SERVICES

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

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

FANTASYSOUND.COM

925.373.1934 | 320 Stealth Court, Livermore

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photographers + videographers

EDITOR’S REVIEW

SERVICES

Wedding + Boudoir Photography EDITOR’S REVIEW

PHOTOGRAPHER

I’ve had the pleasure of working with owner and photographer, Denise Birdsong, on three different cover shoots. Her style of wedding photography is romantic and emotive–very personal. If you’re considering boudoir photography, she’s your girl. She captures some of the most gorgeous and tasteful images I’ve ever seen. MODERNLOVEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

510.698.1517 | 1035 B Street, Hayward

INTERACTIVE PHOTO BOOTH

SERVICES

Interactive Photo Booth Experience • Green Screen Booth GIF Booth • Studio Booth EDITOR’S REVIEW

It’s a totally new take on photo booths, with serious group entertainment value. Your guests can print as many photos as they like and upload images directly to Facebook. If you’re having a theme wedding, the 10’ green screen is yet one more place you can carry out your theme. Check-out the website for the details. SCRIBBLEWALLSF.COM

707.419.9993 | Based in San Francisco, Available Nationwide

PHOTOGRAPHY | VIDEOGRAPHY

SERVICES

Photography • Videography

EDITOR’S REVIEW

Andrew is a truly gifted videographer and photographer. The style in which he photographs and films is smooth and organic. He captures those genuine moments of emotion and translates them perfectly into video and prints. He’s done a number of shoots for the magazine–we have nothing but high praise for his awesome talent! STUDIOMSV.COM

925.829.6787 | 231 Market Place #137, San Ramon

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beauty + health

ATZI Bridal SERVICES

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES

Bridal Headpieces and Jewelry • Bridesmaid Accessories Mother-of-the-Bride Accessories • Special Occasion Accessories EDITOR’S REVIEW

I love accessories and think every bride should have something uniquely her that no one else has. That’s why I was so excited to connect with Martiza. Telling a bride’s story is what inspires her to create such beautiful heirloom quality pieces. You may not be able to wear your gown again, but you can wear accessories. ATZIBRIDAL.COM

813.380.5747 | Bay Area Based

Raelynn Lopez MAKEUP ARTIST

SERVICES

Professional Makeup + Hairstyling Services Total Beauty Services for Any Occasion EDITOR’S REVIEW MAKEUP STYLIST

I just recently worked with Raelynn on a cover shoot with JAKE. Not only does this girl have some mad skills with the makeup brushes, she exudes a sense of calm and in-control. I can only imagine how much her brides love having her in the room as they’re pulling themselves together for that walk down the aisle. RAELYNNL.COM

209.640.8890 | Serving the Bay Area

SERVICES HAIR + MAKEUP STYLISTS

Makeup + Hair Artistry • Style Options • High-End Products

JENNIFER SKOG

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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beauty + health

If you were to peek in our archives, you’d see that PMA has done hair and makeup for nearly half of the cover and fashion shoots over the last ten years. The reason they’re so popular with our stylists and photographers is the same reason brides love them. They’re incredibly skilled and talented at what they do.

PMASTYLE.COM

925.240.3360 | Serving Worldwide


beauty + health

EDITOR’S REVIEW

Salon & Blowdry Bar

SERVICES

Balayage • Updo • Blow Out • Color Correction Highlight • Tint • Haircut • Hair Extensions EDITOR’S REVIEW SALON SERVICES

Rare Byrd is a lovely, high-end salon and blowdry bar that serves you wine while they create your wedding day look. In addition to doing bridal updos and blow outs, they’re a full service salon. If your lovely locks need some TLC before the wedding, be it cut, color or highlights, schedule an appointment.

Salon & Blowdry Bar

RAREBYRDSALON.COM

925.357.8818 | 2341 Boulevard Circle, Walnut Creek

SERVICES HAIR + MAKEUP STYLIST

Bridal • Special Occasion Hair Makeup Artistry • In-Salon Color + Cutting Services EDITOR’S REVIEW

I just met Shay a couple months ago on location for our 2017 Coachella Bride cover and fashion shoot (pages 6-11). She was such a delight to work with and so talented. In my opinion, the people surrounding a bride the day of her wedding should be professional, positive and ego-free. Shay definitely fits the bill. SHAYXTINE.COM

510.828.8767 | Serving the Bay Area

SERVICES

Holistic Weight Loss Products / Supplements • Detox-Lose Weight Boost Metabolism • Appetite Suppressant • Lose 5lbs / 5days EDITOR’S REVIEW

WEIGHT LOSS

What’s the one thing nearly every bride says after her first gown appointment? If you guessed “I’ve got to lose weight,” you’re absolutely right. Too often the added stress of planning a wedding hinders their effort. That’s why Total Life Changes is a great option. It’s an easy lifestyle addition, with many benefits. GOTLCDIET.COM/CECEBROWN

408.821.1975 | Serving the Bay Area

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

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THE BUDGET The greatest factor to affect your budget will be the number of guests you invite. So, even though you’re ready to burst with excitement over your engagement, keep the wedding chatter to a minimum until you’ve set the budget and know exactly how many guests you can realistically invite. W H O PAY S F O R W H AT Will the two of you be paying for the entire event yourselves, or will your parents be contributing? As awkward as it may feel to ask, it’s important for the harmony of the family to get a firm answer of exactly how much each set of parents is planning to contribute. The days of the bride’s parents paying for the majority of the wedding are long past. So any support offered should be appreciated. PA R E N T C O N T R I B U T I O N S Before discussing their contribution, do some research on overall costs for the wedding you’re envisioning. If they’re lending financial support, it’s likely they’ll expect to have some input and the right to invite friends, extended family and business associates that you would otherwise not invite.

Have an idea of how many guests you’re willing to let them invite (which, realistically, will be affected by how much they’re able to contribute) and a few meetings or decisions you’d like them to be involved in, such as the catering and cake tastings, viewing invitation options, etc. It doesn’t mean you have to take their opinions over your own- it’s simply a way of including them in the wedding planning process.

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AN EVENT PLANNER A common hurdle for brides considering an event planner is the idea of relinquishing control. In reality, you’re not giving up control at all. You’re simply enlisting the services of someone with the organizational skills and resources to bring your vision to life. They do the footwork and research that allows you to make informed, intelligent decisions. Here’s a list of standard services: A20

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• 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. E V E N T D E S I G N E R S If you’re looking for someone to create a total design concept for your wedding, what you really need is an event designer. They offer creative design for the entire event, ensuring all elements compliment one another and support the overall design theme. Hire them in the early planning stages so they can be involved from the get-go.

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THE GUEST LIST Controlling your guest list will enable you to focus more time, attention and budget to the details that make a wedding so unique: the location, invitations, table décor, menu selection, music and other elements that are often limited by large guest lists. Begin by separating your list into two groups: one comprised of friends and family you simply must have at your wedding, .......


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and the other comprised of those with whom you’d like to have, but whose absence you can accept. On average, about 20 percent of your invitees will be unable to attend. As you begin to receive regrets from the first list, immediately send invitations to the like to have list. To reduce the level of discomfort when the topic of your wedding comes up in front of fringe-friends and coworkers not invited, exercise a little discretion. Avoid talking about it compulsively and limit Twitter and Facebook updates. Nobody likes knowing that everyone else is invited to a super cool party except for them. So, be discrete. SINGLE FRIENDS If a single friend is engaged or in a serious relationship and you know the partner, by all means include them. However, you’re not obligated to in clu d e an a d ditio nal gu e s t fo r a single friend. 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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PA P E R + I N K Paper elements are the most effective way to translate your theme throughout the entire event. Here’s a list of the various paper elements to consider: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Save-the-Date Cards Wedding Invitations Reception Cards (if location is different than ceremony) Response Cards Hotel Accommodation Cards Directions (ceremony to reception) Ceremony Program Dinner + Drink Menus Table Numbers Escort Cards (for specific table) Place Cards (for specific seat) Tags for favors Signage—Welcome, Gifts, Restrooms, Etc. Thank You Notes Announcements

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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.

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

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

S I T E I N S P E C T I O N While websites are great for initial research, plan to do an actual site tour. If you’ve hired an event planner, take the tour together. Take note of the following:

• Inspect 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? • Inspect florals, greenery and land-scaping. Love the trailing wisteria? Book your reception when it’s in full bloom. • Inspect entrances, exits and restrooms. Are they attractive and easy to find?


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S PA C E A L L O C AT I O N Knowing a few standard guidelines regarding space allocation will help you make more accurate decisions.

• Floor space required per person for a cocktail reception is 7 sq. ft. • The space required per guest for dining only is 10 sq. ft. • For dining with a dance floor and band or DJ, the space needed is 15-20 sq. ft. Once you know the total square footage of your potential reception site, simply multiply the number of guests by the appropriate square footage above to see whether or not the space will accommodate your guest list. 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 
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C AT E R I N G If you are in a position to select your own caterer, try to narrow your list immediately to no more than three. When calling each caterer, have as much information ready as possible – your wedding date, reception location, time of day, approximate number of guests, and degree of formality and theme. 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 perperson 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. SEASONAL INGREDIENTS Making menu selection that utilize fresh, seasonal ingredients will be more cost effective than choosing exotic or out of season ingredients. Be open to cost saving suggestions by your caterer and be realistic about what your budget can deliver. 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. F I N A L G U E S T C O U N T Typically the f inal guest count is required one week before the event. This will be the minimum number of people/meals for which you will actually be charged. Most caterers will plan on the addition of a few last minute guests and will add their meals to the final bill.

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

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C E R E M O N Y R E N TA 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.

Achieve maximum impact by hiring a professional lighting company. Their ability to draw attention to key elements of décor, throw dramatic silhouettes on walls and create warmthwarmth and romance is worth the investment.

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. When tallying the number of linens needed, don’t forget the DJ table, back bar, buffet tables and other surfaces that may need a little coverage.

FLOWERS When interviewing a floral designer, look for their use of color, texture, and overall flair. Share your ideas and your vision, and be open to their suggestions. Ask about the rentals they provide, as many have large prop closets filled with arches, chuppahs, and vases of every size, shape and style.

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.

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 with a floral designer, check the style + design feature on pages 132 to 159 and real weddings on pages 160 to 177 of this issue. Also visit TodaysBrideSF.com to view the latest blog posts. Create a Pinterest Board to keep track of all your ideas. And of course, visit TodaysBrideSF.com to start pinning.

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 88-113. Most rental companies also include images of their inventory online, so be sure to check-out their websites. D E L I V E R Y Find out in advance what the delivery, set-up, pickup and payment policies are. Coordinate with the facility manager to ensure the location will be open when the rental company delivers your order and that someone will be there to direct where items should go. Arrange for someone to monitor your rental items at the end of the event, paying particular attention to gathering, counting and bagging the linens for return. 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. Fortunately for today’s couples, it has also become quite affordable and increasingly flexible in accommodating various venues and restrictions.

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T I M E - O F - D AY Yo u r f l o r a l s s h o u l d l a s t throughout the day. Some flowers hold up beautifully in the sun; others are better suited for indoors. Let your designer know the time and month your wedding is taking place so they can advise you on what flowers remain perky and perfect under the palm trees, and which wilt before the wedding reception. C E R E M O N Y F L O W E R S Repurpose ceremony flowers for your reception. Ceremony arrangements are ideal for buffet tables, and aisle flowers can be used to decorate powder rooms, staircases and small hallway tables. Using these items twice helps maximize your budget. R E C E P T I O N F L O W E R S The venue will greatly influence your floral design needs. High ceilings call for bolder, more dramatic arrangements, while an outdoor venue, depending on its existing landscaping, can be accented with succulents, rustic, potted plants or flowering blooms.

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CEREMONY + VENUE RESTRICTIONS If your ceremony is at a house of worship, inquire about possible music restrictions before booking your musicians. Likewise with your reception venue. Whether you intend to have a DJ, a band, or both, be sure to ask about any restrictionsregarding the type, volume or duration of music. B A N D S The size of the band will depend on the number of guests you invite. Here’s a suggested formula for calculating the size of band you’ll need. For up to 100 guests a 3 to 4 piece band is recommended. For 100-200 guests allow for a 5 to 7 piece band; 200-300 guests, provide a 7 to 9 piece band or orchestra. 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. SONG SELECTIONS Provide your DJ or band with a list of songs you’d like played at the reception, as well as the song for your first dance. Keep in mind that while you may love jazz or alternative music, those types of music don’talways 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.

To avoid any awkward moments, let your emcee know about any family sensitivities. They can phrase announcements and introductions in a way to make everyone feel comfortable and acknowledged, but only if they’re aware of the situation.

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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. 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. A S S I G N E D S E AT I N G If you opt for assigned seating, provide a copy of the seating chart to your caterer or event planner so they can arrange the seating cards in advance. In the case of open seating, reserve specific tables for yourselves and the bridal party, as well as family and honored guests. T I M E L I N E Most receptions last about four hours. That compressed amount of time,should accommodate the following:

• Cocktail Hour • Formal introduction of the bride and groom • S  eating of guests at their tables • Couple’s first dance • W  elcome speech or blessing • Dinner service begins • T  oasts, to begin as the first course is served • Father-daughter dance, followed by mother-son dance • A  ll guest invited to dance • Cake cutting and dessert course • N  ewlyweds make a short thank-you speech during dessert • Last call • Last song, followed by couple’s departure M A K E I T Y O U While the very idea of a ceremony and reception may seem quite traditional, yours can be completely unique. Weave your interests, hobbies, culture and passions into the tapestry of your celebration. And most importantly, don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s your wedding! Enjoy the spotlight. Make some unforgettable memories. TBsf


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DESIGNER/STYLIST CINDY DANBOM, BELLA NOTTE PHOTOGRAPHER JENNIFER SKOG VENUE CLAREMONT CLUB & SPA, A FAIRMONT HOTEL LINENS LA TAVOLA FLOWERS PETITE PETAL CO. CAKE BATTER UP CAKERY TABLETOP RENTALS STUART EVENT RENTALS TABLE ACCESSORIES TRUNKS & TALES JEWELRY MARIA ELENA GOWN KINSLEY JAMES, DESIGNER—TARA LATOUR HAIR + MAKEUP LINDSAY SKOG, PMA MODELS KATRINA EDEN/DAVID KAITIDIS CALLIGRAPHY PRETTY PLEASE

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EVENT PLANNER/DESIGNER MORGAN EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHER LARISSA CLEVELAND LINENS NAPA VALLEY LINENS FLORALS REVEL FLORAL VENUE CAMPOVIDA RENTALS BLUEPRINT STUDIOS / ENCORE EVENTS RENTALS MENUS YONDER DESIGN GOWN AMY KUSCHEL SAN FRANCISCO MENSWEAR THE BLACK TUX HAIR + MAKEUP DETAILED BY KAELIN KENNY

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PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW WEEKS FLORAL DESIGNER FLEURS DE FRANCE LINENS LA TAVOLA LOCATION + CAKE MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY RENTALS BLUEPRINT STUDIOS / RION DESIGN / CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS LIGHTING THE LUX TENTING + DRAPING BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS

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FLORAL DESIGNER/IRON WORK/FURNITURE ASIEL DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHER CATHERINE HALL STUDIOS L O C AT I O N T H E G L A S S H O U S E LIGHTING MU INDUSTRIES UPLIGHTING AVL ENTERTAINMENT

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PLANNER/DESIGNER JESSE TOMBS, EVENT SPACE CONSULTING PHOTOGRAPHER SANDRA FAZZINO VENUE THE BARN AT GREEN VALLEY FLORAL DESIGN TULIPINA DESIGN RENTALS FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS TABLETOP CASA DE PERRI LINENS LA TAVOLA / SILK & WILLOW PAPER YONDER DESIGN ASSISTANT STYLIST JASON LOYD WILLIAMS

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FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN ASIEL DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHER AUGIE CHANG LIGHTING/DRAPING/CHANDELIERS FANTASY SOUND EVENT SERVICES TABLES/CHAIRS/CHINA PLEASANTON PARTY RENTALS CAKE SWEET TOOTH PAPER CARDS DE LUX LOCATION PALM EVENT CENTER

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DESIGN CONCEPT + FLORALS NICOL HA DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHER TYLER VU PHOTOGRAPHY RENTALS/TABLETOP PLEASANTON PARTY RENTALS LIGHTING ENHANCED LIGHTING LINENS NAPA VALLEY LINENS PLACE CARDS SWOON CUSTOM CHALK LOCATION PALM EVENT CENTER

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EVENT OH SO INSPIRED EVENT DESIGNER KELLY MCLESKEY-DOLATA, A SAVVY EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER KEVIN CHIN RENTALS BLUEPRINT STUDIOS FLORALS NANCY LIU CHIN DESIGNS / MICHAEL DAIGIAN LINENS LA TAVOLA LIGHTING ENHANCED LIGHTING CHINA FRANCES LANE DECOR THEONI COLLECTION CAKE/DESSERTS HONEYCOMB EVENTS VENUE TYGE WILLIAMS BARN AT CORNERSTONE

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GO YELLOW

DESIGNER CINDY DANBOM, BELLA NOTTE PHOTOGRAPHER MILOU + OLIN FLORALS ENCHANTMENT FLORAL CAKE MA PETITE MAISON RENTALS BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS LINENS LA TAVOLA PROPS ANTHROPOLOGIE PAPER ALEXIS VILLAY CALLIGRAPHY SWOON CUSTOM CHALK VENUE THE MINT SAN FRANCISCO

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EDGAR MARTINEZ APRIL 2

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to MACIO OLIVEIRA

FLORALS/DESIGNER/DECOR/COORDINATOR FLOWERS BY EDGAR DAY-OF COORDINATOR CHAZ CROSIER, CC EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHER CLANE GESSEL CAKE JEN’S CAKES CANDY BAR/DESSERT TABLE CACA BRIDADEIRA / PANIDA GARRETT / DESIGNED BY EDGAR + MACIO LINENS PRO PREP EVENTS / ALLURE EVENTS / CHAIR DIVAS RENTALS IDEAS EVENT STYLING / EVENTS BY DYNAMIC / PRO PREP EVENTS / ALLURE EVENTS / FINE LINEN CREATION / DEKKO88 LIGHTING/DJ/MC GATSBY ENTERTAINMENT OTHER ENTERTAINMENT MARIACHI TAPATIO / BRAZILIAN DANCERS-JOHANA SAMBA CONMIGO VIDEOGRAPHER AVR FILMS INVITATIONS DUAS MARIAS PAPELERIA HAIR/MAKEUP-WEDDING PARTY CHAVA’PELO / SKIN BY GINA VENUE/CATERER DOLCE HAYES MANSION

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LINDA VEJNOSKA JUNE 18

to COLSON GRIFFITH

ROSE RANCH, PRIVATE RESIDENCE, EUGENE, OR

PHOTOGRAPHER MELISSA YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT PLANNER WENDY HARROP EVENTS FLORALS GOOD SEED FLORAL DESIGN DESSERTS BATTER BAKERY RENTALS PARTIES TO GO CATERING PHILYAW’S COOKOUT & CATERING BEVERAGE CATERING CORNERSTONE TAILGATES MUSIC/DJ BARRY MACGUIRE PRODUCTIONS CINEMATOGRAPHER AVR FILMS TRANSPORTATION MY PARTY BUS GOWN KINSLEY JAMES SUIT TED BAKER HAIR/MAKEUP BEAUTY BY NICOLE PORTABLE RESTROOMS THE ROYAL THRONE

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NANCY HUA MAY 21

to DUSTIN NGUYEN

FAIRMONT HOTEL, SAN JOSE, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER JASMINE LEE EVENT PLANNER MORAN EVENTS FLORALS SOULFLOWER DESIGN STUDIO CATERING + CAKE FAIRMONT HOTEL SAN JOSE LIGHTING + AV GOT LIGHT? RENTALS CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS CEREMONY + COCKTAIL MUSICIANS ENTIRE PRODUCTIONS INVITATIONS YONDER DESIGN CALLIGRAPHY PAPINEAU CALLIGRAPHY MUSIC/DJ TWILITE PRODUCTIONS CINEMATOGRAPHER REB6 STUDIOS HAIR + MAKEUP BAO ARTISTRY GOWN DESIGNER MAGGIE SOTTERO FROM JANENE’S BRIDAL

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nancy + dustin


LAURA STERN DECEMBER 4

to NICOLETTE TOPPER

WEST SHORE CAFE & INN LAKE TAHOE, HOMEWOOD, CA

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NEHA SAMIRA GHILDAYAL JUNE 3

HYATT REGENCY, MINNEAPOLIS, MN

t o AKASH KUMAR

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JENNY MAGDOL JUNE 4

HILLS ESTATE, ST HELENA, CA

to PATRICK CONNELLY

PHOTOGRAPHER ARROWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT PLANNER NAPA VALLEY CUSTOM EVENTS FLORALS JULIE STEVENS DESIGN CAKE KARA’S CUPCAKES RENTALS BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS / ENCOR EVENTS RENTALS / FIVE STAR PRODUCTIONS LIGHTING TWILIGHT DESIGN CATERING PARK AVENUE CATERING LINENS LA TAVOLA CEREMONY MUSIC GARDEN STRINGS RECEPTION MUSIC BOUTIQUE DJ OFFICIANT SIMON HONG HAIR/MAKEUP WEDDING BELLES

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jenny + patrick


VIDYA VASU-DEVAN JUNE 22

NESTLDOWN, CAMPBELL, CA

t o KRISHNA RAO

vidya & Krishna

PHOTOGRAPHER SABINE SCHERER EVENT PLANNER DOWNEY STREET EVENTS FLORALS SOULFLOWER DESIGN STUDIO CAKE STUDIO CAKE RENTALS STANDARD PARTY RENTALS LINENS LA TAVOLA INVITATIONS SIXPENCE PRESS CINEMATOGRAPHER JUSTIN FONE PRODUCTONS CEREMONY MUSIC JOANNA MACK RECEPTION MUSIC BIG FUN DISC JOCKEYS MAKEUP MEAGANNE MCCANDESS OFFICIANT PANDIT SUNIL DEV TRANSPORTATION CORINTHIAN PARKING GOWN DESIGNED BY JIN WANG

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INDEX A C C O M M O D AT I O N S Aloft (408) 890-6157.......................................................... Editor’s Review Bay Landing Hotel (650) 259-9000. . ................................... Editor’s Review Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001..........................................................28

B E A U T Y + H E A LT H Professional Makeup Artistry (925) 240-3360..................... Editor’s Review Raeylynn Lopez Makeup Artist (209) 640-8890. . ................ Editor’s Review Rare Byrd (925) 357-8818.................................................... Editor’s Review Shay Farrell Bridal Hair + Makeup (510) 828-8767................ Editor’s Review Total Life Changes (510) 763-0692. . .................................... Editor’s Review

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES Atzi Bridal (813) 380-5747....................................................................... 76

BRIDAL SALONS BRIDAL SALONS / EAST BAY + TRI-VALLEY Bernard Burns (510) 680-8313............................................................... NA Blossom’s Bridal, Dublin (925) 225-1162.. ................................................ NA Dori Anne Veils, Castro Valley (510) 690-0100 ....................................... NA Gesinee’s Bridal, Concord (925) 686-6444............................................. 78 I Do! Bridal Boutique (510) 282-0730...................................................... 74 J’aime Bridal, Pleasanton (925) 846-8459.............................................. NA Janene’s Bridal Boutique, Alameda (510) 217-8076................................. 75 Joanna’s Bridal Boutique, Danville (925) 552-6675. . ............................... NA Kinsley James, Walnut Creek (925) 330-9228.......................................... 77 La Soie Bridal, Walnut Creek (925) 933-9988......................................... NA Lace & Bustle, Lafayette (925) 323-5718. . ................................................ 78 Milutsa Wedding Gown (925) 348-3597. . ................................................ NA Sweetheart Bridal (925) 493-7183.......................................................... NA The Wedding Party, Berkeley (510) 420-1338.......................................... NA Weddings and Dreams, Fremont (510) 438-8877.................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / PENINSULA Bridal Project (Consignment), Burlingame (415) 290-5255..................... NA Dean & Willow (650) 274-0971............................................................... NA Nelly’s Bridal Boutique, South San Francisco (650) 616-9226.. ............... NA Nouvelle Bridal, Palo Alto (650) 326-6230.............................................. NA Nouvelle Vogue, San Mateo (650) 347-3444.. ......................................... NA Rin’s Bridal & Formal, San Carlos (650) 595-3404.................................. NA Royal Formal & Bridal, Millbrae (650) 259-9738...................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / SAN FRANCISCO Aleksandra D (415) 298-9739................................................................. NA Alifa Wong Beauty + Bridal (415) 307-8868............................................. NA Amy Kuschel (415) 956-5657. . ................................................................. 73 And Something Blue (415) 409-0217...................................................... NA

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Atelier des Modistes (415) 775-0545...................................................... NA Bella Bridesmaid (415) 931-5492............................................................ NA Bridal Image (415) 861-4696.. ................................................................. NA Dark Garden Unique Corsetry (415) 431-7684........................................ NA Jake Clothing (415) 733-6172.................................................................. 90 Jinwang (415) 397-9111............................................................................ 77 Jinza Couture Bridal (415) 351-1588........................................................ 78 Lovely Bride (415) 962-7415.................................................................... NA Nordstrom Wedding Suite (415) 977-5039............................................. NA Siri Bridal Boutique (650) 872-1100........................................................ NA Trish Lee Bridal (415) 562-6553.............................................................. NA BRIDAL SALONS / SILICON VALLEY BoLee Bridal Couture, Sunnyvale (408) 774-9242 ................................. NA Brides of California, Sunnyvale (408) 732-3382. . .................................... NA Elegant Lace, San Jose (408) 978-2230................................................. NA Haute Bride Design & Salon, Los Gatos (408) 827-4775.. ........................ NA Ju.Lee Collection, San Jose (408) 688-4877.......................................... NA

BRIDAL REGISTRY Bloomingdale‘s, San Francisco (415) 856-5376. . ..................................... NA Bloomingdale‘s, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 463-2120........................ NA Crate & Barrel, Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek (925) 947-3500.. ............. NA Crate & Barrel, Santana Row (408) 247-0600........................................ NA Crate & Barrel, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 321-7800.......................... NA Macy’s, Union Square (415) 296-4619. . ................................................... NA

BRIDAL SHOWS Bay Area Wedding Fairs (925) 594-2969................................................ 92 BayAreaBridalShows.com (650) 425-7794. . ........................................... NA Luxe Bridal Show (415) 931-8508.. .......................................................... 94 Luxury Wedding Shows (866) 931-8508................................................. 95 The Great Bridal Expo, Inc (800) 422-3976............................................ 96 Wedding Faire (408) 677-4673. . ............................................................. 96

C A K E S + C AT E R I N G Continental Caterers (650) 322-4189. . ................................ Editor’s Review C’era Una Volta (510) 769-8148........................................... Editor’s Review Fork & Spoon (415) 552-7130............................................... Editor’s Review Fraiche Catering (415) 999-8687. . ....................................... Editor’s Review Kona Jerry’s (831) 917-1740.. ................................................ Editor’s Review Taste Catering & Event Planning (415) 550-6464................. Editor’s Review

EVENT PLANNERS + DESIGNERS Bella Notte (650) 784-0776................................................ Editor’s Review Carolyn Wilson Weddings + Events (925) 315-9589............. Editor’s Review Where to Start (510) 333-1922............................................. Editor’s Review


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Asiel Design (800) 94-ASIEL (27435).................................. Editor’s Review The Petal Company (925) 245-0008.................................. Editor’s Review Violetta Flowers (415) 279-4039......................................... Editor’s Review

EAST BAY/TRI-VALLEY The Bridges Golf Club (925) 735-4253.. ...................................................30 Castlewood Country Club (925) 485-2237.............................................. 31 Claremont Club & Spa (510) 549-3000................................................... 32 Club Los Meganos (925) 809-7188.......................................................... 33 Clubhouse at Boundary Oak (925) 934-3600 *21.................................... 34 Crow Canyon Country Club (925) 735-5718............................................ 35 Elliston Vineyards (925) 862-2377........................................................... 36 Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa (925) 299-4388.. ........................................... 37 Newberry Estate Vineyards (925) 516-3300............................................ 38 Wente Vineyards (925) 456-2425. . ......................................................... .39 Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988....................................... Inside Front Cover

JEWELERS A-One Imports, GiftCenter #173 (415) 626-6820................................... NA Barons Jewelers (925) 452-1700............................................................ NA Caratti Jewelers, Livermore (925) 447-2381.. .......................................... NA Geneve Jewelers, Burlingame (650) 348-4983.. ..................................... NA Giraux Fine Jewelry, Ltd., GiftCenter #129 (415) 863-8188...................... NA Gleim Jewelers, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 325-3533. . ....................... NA Lynn Hill & Co., Burlingame (650) 344-4455........................................... NA Prestige Jewelers, GiftCenter #177 (415) 864-0373................................ NA

M U S I C + E N T E R TA I N M E N T Ace Entertainment (510) 461-9910.. .................................... Editor’s Review AVL Entertainment (323) 203-6707.................................... Editor’s Review Dick Bright Orchestra (415) 552-4277.................................. Editor’s Review Earth Circus (650) 888-2523.. ............................................. Editor’s Review Fantasy Sound (925) 373-1934............................................ Editor’s Review Portable Party Crew-West (650) 888-2523......................... Editor’s Review

PHOTO BOOTHS Fantasy Sound (925) 373-1934............................................ Editor’s Review ScribbleWall (707) 419-9993............................................... Editor’s Review The Laugh Box (415) 935-9807.. ............................................................. NA

P H O T O G R A P H Y + C I N E M AT O G R A P H Y Bogdan Condor Photography .............................................. Editor’s Review Cantrell Portrait Design (925) 934-1994.............................. Editor’s Review Catherine Hall Studios (415) 839-6711................................. Editor’s Review Fantasy Sound Video (925) 373-1934.................................. Editor’s Review Modern Love Photography (510) 698-1517. . ......................... Editor’s Review Studio MSV (925) 829-6787................................................ Editor’s Review

R E N TA L S + L I G H T I N G Blueprint Studios (415) 922-9004............................................. Back Cover Classic Party Rentals (650) 652-0300. . ............................... Editor’s Review Fantasy Sound Lighting (925) 373-1934............................... Editor’s Review Hensley Event Resources (650) 692-7007.......................... Editor’s Review Impact Lighting & Production (510) 847-3979..................... Editor’s Review Napa Valley Linens (510) 788-4551...................................... Editor’s Review One True Love Vintage Rentals (415) 741-5884.................... Editor’s Review

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N California Wine Tours & Transportation (800) 294-6386. . ... Editor’s Review

PENINSULA Allied Arts Guild (650) 322-2405............................................................. 16 Crowne Plaza Foster City (650) 295-6129. . .............................................. 17 Crowne Plaza Palo Alto (650) 628-0180.................................................. 18 Doubletree by Hilton San Francisco Airport (650) 373-2223.. .................. 19 Garden Court Hotel (650) 323-1912.. .......................................................20 Hilton SFO Bayfront (650) 340-8500. . .....................................................21 Long Branch Saloon & Farms (650) 726-3117. . ......................................... 22 Oceano Hotel & Spa (650) 726-5400.. .................................................... 23 SAN FRANCISCO Cliff House (415) 666-4027..................................................................... 14 Le Meridien Hotel (415) 296-2900. . ......................................................... 15 Park Central Hotel (415) 974-8708. . ........................................................ NA SILICON VALLEY Cinnabar Hills Golf Club (408) 323-7857................................................. 24 Fairmont San Jose (408) 998-1900 x3520............................................. 25 Garden Court Hotel (650) 323-1912.. .......................................................20 Guglielmo Winery (408) 779-2145.......................................................... 26 Hilton San Jose (408) 947-4453.. ............................................................ 27 Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001......................................................... 28 Villa Ragusa (408) 364-1900................................................................... 29 DESTINATION VENUES Cornerstone Sonoma (707) 933-3010................................................... 4 0 deLorimier Winery (707) 433-3303......................................................... 4 1 Seascape Beach Resort (800) 929-7727.. ............................................... 42 Soda Rock Winery (707) 433-3303.......................................................... 43 Tahoe Wedding Collection (775) 586-4442.............................................44 Vintners Inn with John Ash & Co. (800) 421-2584.................................... 45 VisitMendocino.com (707) 964-9010. . ....................................................46 Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988....................................... Inside Front Cover

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