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

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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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Monroe is located in the historic Jazz Workshop building in the heart of North Beach. Boasting Art Deco and old Hollywood influences throughout the space, Monroe provides a rare and elegant atmosphere for weddings. Dramatic steel Art Deco room dividers, a 23 ft. gold leafed wall, California oak wood floors, original antique brick walls, and Italian leather brass buttoned and channel tufted lounge seating cover

the main room, providing a backdrop for dazzling photos. A breathtaking 30 ft. marble bar on the main floor offers an elegant stage for custom cocktails, with a second bar in the adjacent room made of brass, granite and steel. An outdoor patio provides a nice change of scenery, lined with Cyprus wood furniture, a grand chandelier and hanging heat lamps to keep the room cozy and your guests engaged.

473 Broadway Street, San Francisco | 415.323.8515 | MonroeSF.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY........................................up to 120 sitting / 300 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$40 to $80

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

FACILITY $ RANGE....................................................$400 to $800 w/o beverage

CEREMONY CAPACITY...................................up to 120 sitting / 300 standing

PARKING................................................................................................... public lot nearby

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The city’s historic 1926 Financial Center opened as the luxurious Omni Hotel in 2002. Making a commitment to San Francisco’s esteemed history, Omni Hotels & Resorts embarked on a restoration project that transformed the 17-story famous office building into a 362-room luxury hotel. The hotel’s interior reflects Old-World style with a classic, traditional décor and a residential ambiance.

Redesigned to meet the needs of the sophisticated traveler, yet retain a tradition of elegance, the renovations showcase a two-story, light and airy lobby atrium, expansive suites, graciously appointed guest rooms, and an exterior terrace adjacent to the Grand Ballroom. Let us enchant you and your guests with attentive service, exceptional event facilities and accommodations.

500 California Street, San Francisco | 415.273.3011 | OmniHotels.com/hotels/san-francisco

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE................................................................................... $150 to $200

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

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

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

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

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BEN FINCH

SF

You have arrived at San Francisco’s most architecturally stunning venue. Astonish your guests and host an event that will be remembered for years to come. Whether you are planning the wedding of your dreams, a corporate seminar, an elaborate reunion, or a celebratory bar or bat mitzvah, you will find The Regency Center to be a distinctive and imaginative choice. Built in 1909, The Regency

Center is considered the finest example of Scottish Rite temple architecture in the country, featuring Gothic, neoclassic, and BeauxArts styles. The building has housed a Masonic Temple, a dance studio, the Polish Arts Foundation, and a movie theater. Recently restored to its original splendor, this landmark offers three levels of unique gathering space with an array of accompanying rooms.

JIM VETTER

JIM VETTER

JIM VETTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLANE GESSEL

JASMINE WANG

GUSTAVO FERNANDEZ

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE.................................................................................. $209 to $289

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

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

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

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

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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........................................................................................ $75 and up

EVENT TYPE....................................... rehearsal dinner, 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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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......................................................................................... self-park on property

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

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

2050 University Avenue, East Palo Alto | 650.470.2876 | FourSeasons.com/siliconvalley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 couples 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....................................................................................... $95 to $110

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY.......................................up to 230 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--banquets, receptions, rehearsal dinners or day after brunches. We offer eleven 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 staff will take special care in doing whatever it takes to make your day unforgettable.

600 Airport Blvd, Burlingame | 650.340.8500 | HiltonSFO.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $46 and up

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

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

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

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

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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 dinner, ceremony & reception

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

enjoy personalized, professional attention as we host your event and hope to leave you with nothing less than a memory of a lifetime. Stunning mountain views, acres of manicured golf greens, an elegant clubhouse, exquisite cuisine, and seating for up to 210 guests assure a memorable beginning to a lifetime of happiness. To contact our professional event planners, please visit our web site.

JESSICA BARTON

SCOTT MOSHER

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

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY............................................... up to 210 sitting or standing

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................. $1,000 to $2,500

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

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

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Wedding bliss. There’s only one place special enough for the most important day of your life - Fairmont San Jose. A distinctive presence in Silicon Valley, the landmark hotel is a testament to extraordinary service, luxurious accommodations and elegant event spaces. From stunning surroundings to delicious cuisine and sumptuous desserts, we’ll make every detail of your celebration truly memorable. Whether

you’re planning an intimate wedding or a grand affair, Fairmont San Jose is the perfect location for a romantic and unforgettable wedding celebration. Your wedding day is a time to celebrate with family and friends, a time to indulge your childhood dreams, a time to remember - a time when you deserve the opulent decor, impeccable service and exquisite food that only Fairmont San Jose can deliver.

170 South Market Street, San Jose | 408.998.1900 Ext. 3010 | Fairmont.com/san-jose

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY...............................up to 1,000 sitting / 3,000 standing

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.........................................................................$2,000 to $20,000

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

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

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RACHEL BLACKWELL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 name combines with creativity and dedication to deliver perfection!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LUCIE XYZ PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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With breathtaking 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.

VALERIE DEMO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our flagship, Voyager, is the pride of Compass Rose Yacht Charters. She’s 75 feet in length and accommodates up to 78 guests, with the ability to seat 60 for fine dining. This spacious yacht features seating on two levels and a large main salon with full-length mahogany bar and a hardwood dance floor. From the upper level enjoy iconic views of the bay—the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline. Savor

gourmet cuisine prepared onboard by our seasoned chefs, using only the freshest ingredients, and indulge in refreshing libations from a full service bar, pouring only premium liquors, or select a different option to suit your event. Our uniformed captain and crew will greet you and your guests at one of many locations on the bay— Berkeley, Alameda, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco or Sausalito.

201 University Avenue, Berkeley | 510.523.9500 | CompassRoseCharters.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY............................................. up to 60 sitting / 78 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE......................................................................................... $29 to $65

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY........................................ up to 10 sitting / 40 standing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 or standing

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

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

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY............................................... up to 225 sitting or standing

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

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

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

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7986 Tesla Road, Livermore | 925.371.8200 | GarreWinery.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Think breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay Area, clear and sunny skies, beautiful weather, and you’ve got TPC Stonebrae Country Club. Tucked into the rolling hills of the East Bay, this club is host to the PGA Tour’s Web.com Ellie Mae Classic for the past 9 years. With a 75-mile wide view of the Bay, it’s a stunning backdrop for “I do’s.” After exchanging vows, celebrate with your guests in the

Bay View Room as you enjoy a delightful meal, featuring local and seasonal ingredients, created by our in-house executive chef. Step out of the panoramic doorway and experience an expansive view as the sun fades from orange to pink and the cities below begin to sparkle. Thanks to a full-service staff and an experienced coordinator, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with memories and laughter.

JERRY YOON

202 Country Club Drive, Hayward | 510.728.7957 | Stonebraecc.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $75 to $100

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

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

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

PARKING............................................................................ valet, 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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ANDRE NGUYEN

5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore | 925.456.2425 | WenteVineyards.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE.................................................................................... $100 to $150

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

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

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

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

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Let Archer Hotel Napa host your one-of-a-kind, wine country wedding celebration. With chic spaces, a destination rooftop, luxe guest rooms, personalized Charlie Palmer Steak menus and a sincere staff dedicated to your most special stay, Archer provides an idyllic setting for your wedding events. Our Grand Salon and smaller venues are ideal for showers, rehearsal dinners and brunches. The

Rooftop, with panoramic valley views, a lively cocktail bar and fire pits, makes outdoor gatherings magical. Our rooms have luxurious five-star bedding, and the spacious suites’ balconies overlook downtown. You’ll love the hotel’s proximity to burgeoning downtown Napa, with walkable tasting rooms and world-class restaurants. Archer looks forward to hosting your nuptial celebrations.

1230 First Street, Napa | 707.690.9800 | ArcherHotel.com/napa

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................................. $6,000 and up

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

CLOSEST AIRPORT............................................................................ Oakland / 52 miles

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$85 and up

RANGE OF ROOM RATES..............................................................................$199 and up

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The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a full scale event venue featuring award winning cuisine, ceremony locations right over the water, ocean view ballrooms, a beautiful penthouse spa with 360° views and guest rooms with all the amenities your guests would expect from a luxury hotel. Located on the famous Cannery Row directly over the ocean, your guests can walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium,

enjoy a kayaking adventure just outside the hotel, a day of shopping in quaint Carmel-By-The-Sea or tour the celebrated local wineries. For avid golfers, there’s access to some of the finest golf to be found in the country. The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers a flawless event through superb service, attention to detail and thoughtful touches that will ensure a dream-come-true day for you and your guests.

400 Cannery Row, Monterey | 831.645.4053 | MontereyPlazaHotel.com

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

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

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

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE.....................................................Monterey / 4 miles

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$85 and up

RANGE OF ROOM RATES.............................................................................................. $199

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Private, peaceful and beautiful year-round, our lush gardens set the scene for your intimate garden ceremony. Heritage Oak trees, granite boulders, tranquil fountains, and a Koi pond surround you with natural beauty. The gardens are shaded and there’s always something in bloom attracting butterflies and singing birds. Newcastle Gardens also offers a full list of amenities, including custom catering,

reputable DJs, photographers, officiants, florists, and in-house event coordinators, plus a bridal suite and groom’s room (with pool table) and ample parking for up to 100 cars. We also offer a variety of wedding props to customize your ceremony and reception, including various styles of lanterns, framed chalk signs and mirrors with easels, candelabras and more. We are also a DIY and pet-friendly venue!

950 Taylor Road, Newcastle | 916.417.9765 | NewcastleBnB.com

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY...................................up to 180 sitting / 200 standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT................................................................... Sacramento / 15 miles

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

OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS................................................................................... no

CATERING $ RANGE......................................................................................... $35 to $70

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

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Enjoy a stunning sunset at Soda Rock Winery; a historic building with vast vineyard and mountain views of the Alexander Valley. The indoor and outdoor spaces provide the ideal setting for weddings and events. While Soda Rock’s exterior is all original stone, once you enter the main winery building you’re in for a surprise. The interior is the ultimate in industrial chic with silk drapes, exposed wooden

beams and century old barrels. It’s a wonderful canvas, ready for your personal stamp. The restored barn is a favorite for ceremonies or cocktail hour complete with an elegant chandelier and vineyard views. Even if you don’t exchange vows here, you simply must pose for photos inside. The weathered wood with all its knotholes, lets streams of light filter in creating the dreamiest ethereal effect.

SUZANNE KARP

NATASHA MCGUIRE

8015 Highway 128, Healdsburg | 707.433.3303 | SodaRockWinery.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RANGE OF ROOM RATES.................................................................................................. 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.

KATHERINE NICOLE

DAVID NEWKIRK

Lake Tahoe, CA | 775.586.4442 | TahoeWeddingCollection.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rain or shine, from our enclosed and open terraces with white, twinkling lights overlooking the vineyards and gardens, to our Rose Ballroom, Cypress Room and Wedding Pavilions. Our wedding specialist will assist you with reserving all of your wedding events; from your rehearsal dinner, to your post wedding brunch. Whether planning a grand wedding or an intimate occasion, make it memorable at Vintners 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....................................................................... $265 to $1,300

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OCEANFRONT WEDDINGS ELOPEMENTS HONEYMOONS

RANKED SAN DIEGO’S #1 HOTEL + CALIFORNIA’S TOP 5 BY TRIP ADVISOR ONE OF ONLY THREE SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD LO CATED IN CALIFORNIA

Variety of Luxury Accommodations Three Bedroom Bridesmaids’ and Groomsmen’s Villas Favorable Pricing Offered for Property Buyouts Oceanfront Courtyard Available for Intimate Ceremonies and Rehearsal Dinners Complimentary Deluxe Breakfast, Parking, High-Speed Wifi Complimentary Luxury Transportation for Wedding

PA N TA I . C O M 858.224.7600 1 0 0 3 C O A S T B LV D .

LA JOLLA, CA

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Pueblo Bonito Pacifica

SUN DRENCHED DAYS, SULTRY MOONLIT NIGHTS AND THE SOUND OF OCEAN WAVES ROLLING INTO THE SHORE SET THE TONE FOR AMOUR

Pueblo Bonito Pacific, an all-inclusive, adults-only golf and spa resort is located within Quivira Los Cabos, an exclusive residential development in Cabo overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The quintessential destination wedding location, Pacifica is surrounded by the contrasts of nature—desert sand and cacti, swaying palm trees, grassy paths, brilliant bougainvillea and crashing waves. It’s not difficult to imagine a sunset ceremony on the beach, followed by a beach view patio reception, softly illuminated by bistro lights and the glow of the moon, with the music of the surf playing in the background—it doesn’t get more romantic than that. Just a short ride into Cabo San Lucas, your guests will have no lack of things to do, places to go, shop or sightsee. That is if they decide to leave the resort at all. With various levels of all-inclusive packages, guests enjoy access to five world-class restaurants, ranging from casual to gourmet, four bars offering premium-brand cocktails, beachfront pools, luxurious beach beds and cabanas, various activities and the award winning Armonia spa (spa treatments are outside of the all-inclusive packages). And if you have guests with 48

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children, there’s a sister resort just up the hill that’s family friendly. Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resorts own eight all-inclusive beachfront resorts in Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan, each distinctive in architecture and decor. As a guest of one, you’re invited to visit sister resorts to explore and enjoy the restaurants and amenities. Complimentary shuttle service between properties is provided throughout the day and evening. A dilemma for many destination couples is whether to stay or go, after the wedding. Here you are in a beautiful location, surrounded by friends and family who’ve traveled all this way to celebrate your union. While you definitely want to spend as much time with them as possible, it’s still your honeymoon. Problem solved. Pacifica has the perfect solution for your predicament—The Towers. The Towers at Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort—a luxury resort within a resort—was designed to elevate the experience with an added layer of indulgence and sophistication. These two new towers house 47 guest rooms and suites with private terraces, including six suites with private plunge pools, and a 3,200-square foot Presidential suite.


The Towers feature 24-hour butler service—certified by the British Butler Institute—luxurious amenities and exclusive access to a third tower connected by sky bridge, featuring an oceanfront VIP lounge with sweeping views of the Pacific ocean. Should you have a golfer or two on the guest list, they’re in for an unparalleled golfing experience. Just minutes away from Pacifica is the award winning Quivira Golf Club, an exclusive amenity for Quivira Los Cabos and Pueblo Bonito owners and guests. Anchored by a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course and built on one of the most stunning settings in the world—the tip of the Baja Peninsula— this course features breathtaking drops from tee to fairway and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from every hole. Owner and developer of Pueblo Bonito Resorts, Ernesto Coppel has a deep commitment to community and staff—which he considers the company’s greatest asset—and it shows. Staff members engage guests with the kind of friendliness and accommodation that comes from truly loving what you do. For more information on destination wedding services, visit www.pueblobonito.com T O D AY S B R I D E

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

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

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

300

$145 to $215 hr

400

$1,700 to $2,800

250

$145 to $195 hr

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

400

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

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

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$2000 to $5000

200

200

$45 and up

$2,250 to $7,000

250

250

$50-120

$1,000 to $2,000

350

350

$79 and up

*

34

40

78

$29-65

$2,000 to $5,000

35

COMPASS ROSE YACHT CHARTERS 201 University Ave, Berkeley 510. 523.9500 | compassrosecharters.com

$180-250

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

400

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

*

300

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

from list

32

33


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

4,000

$1,800 and up

150

170

$62-75

$2,500 to $7,000

300

300

$20-40

100

100

$2,500

200

200

$1,200 to $3,500

120

200

$145 to $185 hr

600

600

$40-90

$0 to $10,000

200

250

$60-130

$0 to $2,000

175

175

$40 and up

$2,000 and up

200

200

$115-150

$650 to $3,500

*

350

$46 and up

*

280

280

*

*

1001 Peacock Creek Dr, Clayton 925.672.9737 | oakhurstcc.com

180

180

$49-92

$750 to $2,500

from list

*

* •

ns

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

Pag e

4,000

mm

Acc o

rvi c

Ba r Se

OAKHURST COUNTRY CLUB

ate re

ng

$29-76

MCCAULEY ESTATE VINEYARDS 2525 Sunset Rd, Brentwood 925.516.3300 | mccauleyestatevineyards.com

Ca ter i

350

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

Ou tsid eC

130

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

s

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

tie

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

Fac ili

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

On Pre m

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

s

*

GLASSYBABY 745 Heinz Ave, Berkeley 206.518.9061 | glassybaby.com

tie

$65-140

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

Fac ili

500

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

Ou tdo or

450

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

Are a

Ind oor

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

ony

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON BERKELEY MARINA 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley 510.548.7920 | doubleberkeleymarina.com

ise

e Ce

$500

Fac ili

$50-75

Ca ter i

450

Ma xR

450

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

east bay

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150

150

$60-85

$350 to $750

300

250

$75-100

$1,000 to $3,000

300

300

$46 and up

300

300

$65-122

$795 to $3,795

450

450

$50 and up

$1,500 and up

400

400

$36-80

$0 to $3,600

110

110

*

*

500

420

$32-70

$500 to $10,000

300

200

$50-100

$1000 to $2000

400

400

$50-130

$2.000 to $4,500

300

300

$50-150

$2,000 to $9,000

from list

260

260

$4,400

801 Bridgeway, Sausalito 415.332.0502 | casamadrona.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

54

VENUE GUIDE

east bay / marin

ns

39

• •

• •

marin CASA MADRONA

Pag e

mm

Acc o

Ba r Se

from list

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ng

ate re

s

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

ise

tie Fac ili

$250 to $1,250

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

On Pre m

$60-90

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

s

400

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

tie

400

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

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

TPC STONEBRAE COUNTRY CLUB 202 Country Club Dr, Hayward 510.728.7957 | stonebraecc.com

Are a

Ind oor

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

ony

$2,500 to $8,000

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

e

$30-100

rem

1,500

600

Fac ili

Ce

ng $

400

Ca ter i

350

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

ty R ent al F e

nC pti o ec e

Ma xR

*

$1,500 to $9,000

ROCK WALL WINE COMPANY 2301 Monarch St, 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


200

200

$140-155

*

1.000

1,000

$45-108

*

450

650

$68 and up

$1,500 to $8,000

250

250

$45 and up

*

140

120

$40-62

$200

250

350

$45-99

*

200

300

$96-115

$2,000 to $3,000

600

1,000

$25,000 to $50,000

220

220

$140-185

$2,000 to $4,400

300

300

$95-110

$1,000 to $3,000

300

350

$45-185

$500 to $4,750

400

150

$75-95

$5,000 to $9,000

225

225

$4,500 to $5,000

750

750

$750 and up

ns Pag e

$3,000 to $8,000

Acc o

$75 and up

mm

*

150

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed Ba r Se

rvi c

ng Ou tsid eC

ate re

Ca ter i

s tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie

Ou tdo or

Fac ili

Are a

Ind oor

ony

*

150

Ma xR

ise

e

Ce

rem

ty R ent al F e

Fac ili

ng $

Ca ter i

ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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

Ma xC

ny C

peninsula

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

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

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

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

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

FILOLI 86 Canada Rd, Woodside 650.364.8300 | filoli.org

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

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

GREEN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 500 Ludeman Ln, Millbrae 650.588.4616 | greenhillscc.com

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

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

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

$49 and up

*

*

17

18

from list

19

20

*

*

• •

21

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56

VENUE GUIDE

peninsula

ns

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

100

260

$80-120

300

400

$73-129

$1,500 to $4,500

1,000

800

$60 and up

*

23

400

350

$115 and up

$3000 and up

24

250

350

$85 -135

$2,500 to $4,000

400

400

$100

$1,500 and up

450

450

$250 and up

$6,000 and up

*

150

400

$200-300

$2500 to $10,000

170

400

$785 to $5,500

350

350

*

216

216

$5,000 to $11,500

from list

50

80

$86 and up

*

300

375

$75-125

$500 to $1,000

$82 and up

from list

22

from list

Pag e

Acc o

$2,500 and up

Ba r Se

$28 and up

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

rvi c

ng

300

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

ate re

300

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

Ca ter i

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

Ou tsid eC

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

s

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

ise

$8,000 to $17,250

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

tie

$80-275

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

Fac ili

On Pre m

300

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

s

300

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

tie

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

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

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

Are a

Ind oor

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

ony

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

e Ce

*

rem

Fac ili

ng $ Ca ter i

*

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

ty R ent al F e

nC pti o ec e

400

Ma xR

400

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

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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

Ma xC

ny C

peninsula


rA Ba llow r Se ed rvi ce Pro vid Acc ed om mo dat i on Pag s e

ng

ate re

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

s tie

Ind oor

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie Fac ili

Ce

Ou tdo or

Are a ony

ise

e Fac ili

508

508

$25-150

$2,500 to $6,000

120

500

$150-200

*

270

270

$130-150

$600 to $1,200

350

350

$6,500 to $14,000

280

3,000

$175-300

$12,000 to $20,000

120

150

$50-75

150

350

$225-300

$500 to $5,000

1,700

200

$1,100 to $9,000

from list

300

300

*

from list

300

400

$195-300

$7,000 to $37,000

from list

150

220

$0-450

$7,500 to $18,500

from list

100

300

$65-100

*

700

900

$140-300

$1,500 to $15,000

400

250

$7,200 to $10,500

200

130

$5,500 to $10,500

Ma xR

Ca ter i

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

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

25 LUSK 25 Lusk St 415.495.5875 | 25lusk.com

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

BENTLY RESERVE 301 Battery St 415.294.2226 | bentlyreserve.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

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

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

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

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

DOGPATCH STUDIOS 991 Tennessee 415.990.3340 | dogpatchstudios.com

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

FAIRMONT HOTEL 950 Mason St 415.772.5186 | fairmont.com /sanfrancisco

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

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

• •

*

from list

12

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HOTEL KABUKI 1625 Post St 415.614.5416 | hotelkabuki.com

$60-100

*

500

500

$100 and up

$1,000 to $6,000

125

125

$125-200

600

570

300

58

VENUE GUIDE

san francisco

ns oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed ate re

tie Fac ili

$1,500 to $3,000

$40-95

*

300

$75-115

$500 to $1,500

200

300

$200 and up

$11,000 and up

500

500

$60-135

$6,500 to $14,500

200

250

$134

400

400

$79 and up

$4,000 to $14,000

100

100

$150-190

$3,000 to $6,000

150

150

$28-60

*

165

165

$110-150

$0 to $2,000

THE MARKER / TRATTO 501 Geary (at Taylor) 415.292.8136 | themarkersanfrancisco.com

from list

MAGIC FLUTE RESTAURANT 3673 Sacramento St 415.922.1225 | magicfluteristorante.com

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

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

Pag e

400

mm

400

Acc o

rvi c

Ba r Se

*

Ca ter i

ng

$29-90

Ou tsid eC

1,500

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

s

330

On Pre m

HOTEL WHITCOMB 1231 Market St 415.626.8000 | hotelwhitcomb.com

s

HOTEL VITALE 8 Mission St 415.278.3700 | hotelvitale.com

tie

$0 to $10,000

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

Fac ili

$90-200

Ou tdo or

2,000

2,000

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

Are a

Ind oor

700

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

ony

500

ise

e

$1,000

100

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

rem Ce

$120-250

50

Fac ili

Ca ter i

Ma xR

$2,350 to $2,950

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

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

• •

123


1,000

1,000

265

ns oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed ate re

from list

$0 to $5,000

from list

$95 and up

$1,000

*

265

*

$9,500 to $16,000

from list

300

300

$55-125

$350 to $6,000

1400

1000

$7,500 to $30,000

450

450

$5,000 to $7,000

250

300

$10,000 to $15,000

from list

400

600

$8,000 to $12,000

150

400

*

*

300

999

$60 and up

225

300

$110 and up

350

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

Ca ter i

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

ise

Ca ter i

*

Ma xR

180

$245-300

*

• •

13

14

• from list

Pag e

$80-200

mm

400

Acc o

400

rvi c

$1,500 to $35,000

Ba r Se

$135-240

180

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

ng

420

Ou tsid eC

$40-80

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

s

$2,000 and up

300

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

tie

$150-200

300

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

Fac ili

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

On Pre m

$125 and up

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

s

*

220

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

tie

200

PARK CENTRAL HOTEL 50 Third St 415.974.8708 | parkcentralsf.com

Fac ili

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

Ou tdo or

PALACE HOTEL 2 New Montgomery St 415.512.1111 | sfpalace.com

Are a

Ind oor

$69-149

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

ony

300

MONROE 473 Broadway St 415.323.8515 | monroesf.com

e Ce

300

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

rem

Fac ili

*

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

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

15

• •

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*

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

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ns

Acc o

170

200

$120-150

$4,500 to $6,000

350

250

$99-150

$500 to $2,500

350

1,500

$209-289

$2,000 to $10,000

from list

220

220

$75 and up

$4,500 to $7,000

1,122

150

$31-100

$2,000 to $4,000

2,608

150

$31-100

$2,500 to $6,000

250

250

$52-64

$3,000 to $4,500

250

250

$70-125

$5,000 to $10,000

600

600

$65 and up

$2,300 and up

*

120

120

$85-135

$4,000 to $7,000

350

210

$50 and up

$1,500 to $2,500

750

500

$99-180

$2,500 to $3,500

350

200

$45-120

$1,000 to $3,000

100

100

$65 and up

$500 to $1,000

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THE WINERY SF 30 Avenue G 415.773.0178 | sfeventvenues.com

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WESTIN ST. FRANCIS 335 Powell St 415.774.0295 | westinstfrancis.com

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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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$1,500 to $5,000

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$200-300

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225

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COYOTE CREEK GOLF CLUB 1 Coyote Creek Golf Dr, Morgan Hill 408.463.1800 | coyotecreekgolf.com

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

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

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

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$500 to $2,000

$84 and up

$1,200

130

$110-120

$500 to $1,200

180

180

$100 and up

$800 and up

*

1,000

*

3,000

2,000

250

Ind oor

200

200

$50-100

$5,500 to $8,500

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1049

$70

$2,500 to $8,500

300

300

*

*

180

180

$1,050 to $7,000

200

300

$115 and up

300

300

$68-99

250

250

130

26

27

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$75 and up

$500 to $1,500

250

$30-75

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180

$27-56

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$2,000 to $20,000

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$110-150

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

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3,000

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

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3,000

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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HOTEL VALENCIA SANTANA ROW

HYATT PLACE SAN JOSE

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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

ise

$1,200 to $2,000

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

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$55-110

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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120

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

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

THE GLASSHOUSE 2 South Market St, San Jose 408.550.2358 | tghsjcom

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*

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

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$50 and up

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

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800

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

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1,000

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

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apa city mo

*

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*

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silicon valley

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300

$85-140

$2,200 to $3,900

120

120

$80-200

$5,500 to $11,000

300

300

*

$4,000 to $6,000

300

300

$69 and up

$100 and up

100

150

$4,000 to $9,000

200

160

$50-75

220

220

$105-165

$2,500

310

600

$68 and up

$500 to $1,000

225

225

$90-$150

*

200

200

$50-$100

200

250

$84-153

*

200

200

$2,500 to $11,000

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173

WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE

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WESTIN SAN JOSE/ IL FORNAIO

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

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from list

WEDGEWOOD BOULDER RIDGE GOLF CLUB

302 S. Market St, San Jose 408.271.33570 | westinsanjose.com

Ou tsid eC

WEDGEWOOD AT EAGLE RIDGE

1000 Old Quarry Road, San Jose 408.846.5165 | wedgewoodweddings.com

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VILLA RAGUSA

2951 Club Dr, Gilroy 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodweddings.com

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TOLL HOUSE

35 South Second St, Campbell 408.364.1900 | villaragusa.com

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$9,500 to $24,000

SHERATON SAN JOSE

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

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200

200

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART

1801 Barber Ln, Milpitas 408.943.0600 | sheratonsanjose.com

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SAN JOSE COUNTRY CLUB

110 S. Market St, San Jose 408.271.6887 | sjmusart.org

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ROTUNDA AT SAN JOSE CITY HALL

15571 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose 408.258.4901 | sanjosecountryclub.org

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REGALE WINERY + VINEYARDS

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

Fac ili

THE RANCH GOLF CLUB

24040 Summit Rd, Los Gatos 408.353.2500 | regalewine.com

Ou tdo or

$5,500 to $17,000

RAMADA SILICON VALLEY

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

Are a

Ind oor

300

350

1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale 408.245.5330 | ramadainnsiliconvalley.com

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850

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

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1,000

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

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$2,000 to $6,000

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$45-135

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

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apa city

apa city mo ere

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silicon valley

• from list

*

from list

30


*

$500 to $5,000

$4,000 to $5,000

*

$1,800 and up

$45-125

$100 to $1,800

300

$50-80

$500 to $1,000

200

180

$39 -64

$2,000 to $3,000

225

225

$50 and up

$2,000 to $5,500

150

250

370

370

$110 and up

$2,000 and up

80

250

$19-45

$250 to $1,200

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300

500

$60-90

$500 to $3,000

200

200

$30-40

$750 to $6,000

1000

1000

$35 and up

$1,000 to $5,000

400

450

*

$1,000 to $5,000

300

400

$46 and up

250

250

$98-128

400

400

320

450

300

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$2,500 to $5,500

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$50-75

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tri-valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON PLEASANTON 7050 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton 925.463.8000 | hilton.com

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

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

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

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

$1,800 to $4,500

HOLIDAY INN DUBLIN- PLEASANTON 6680 Regional St, Dublin 925.828.7750 | holidayinn.com/dublin-ca

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ns

300

300

$48-69

$3,500 to $8,500

325

350

$68 and up

$1,000 to $5,000

200

200

$50 and up

$1,500 to $4,000

250

250

$70-105

$2,500 to $7,500

250

250

$45-70

$5,200 to $6,500

150

150

$1,800 to $2,560

250

250

$45-60

$2,500 to $4,000

300

300

$70-125

500

750

$100-150

$1,000 to $8,000

130

120

$110-150

$1000 to $6,000

300

400

$85 and up

$2,500 and up

200

200

*

$5,000 to $10,000

300

300

$105 and up

$1,750 and up

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

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$1,000 to $4,000

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

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$76-100

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

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110

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

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110

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

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PURPLE ORCHID INN + SPA 4549 Cross Road 925.606.8855 | purpleorchid.com

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

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

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Ind oor

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

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

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Fac ili

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ng $

Ca ter i

$850 and up

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

ty R ent al F e

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$32 and up

ec e

650

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

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo

850

ere

*

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Ma xC

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tri-valley/destination

• from list

*

• •

from list

40

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

MONTEREY PLAZA HOTEL & SPA 400 Cannery Row, Nonterey 831.645.4053 | montereyplazahotel.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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400

400

$28-60

$1,000 to $4,000

200

200

$35-70

$3,000 to $8,000

300

300

$80 and up

$2,500 to $8,500

400

400

$165-$200

$3,000 to $4,500

180

180

$85 and up

$6,000 and up

250

250

250

250

150

150

1000

1000

250

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mm

$2,800 to $10,000

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$40-115

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pti o

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Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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Ma xC

ny C

destination venues

tahoe | sierra foothills 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

NEWCASTLE WEDDING GARDENS 950 Taylor Rd, Newcastle 916.417.9765 | newcastlebnb.com

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

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

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45

43

45

wine country | napa & sonoma ARCHER HOTEL 1230 First St, Napa 707.690.9800 | archerhotel.com/napa

CAMPOVIDA 13601 Old River Rd, Hopland 707.480.3367 | campovida.com

13,000 and up

$5,000 to $11,500

$8,000

$2,000 to $22,500

250

$6,000 and up

250

250

$10,000

400

400

$55-125

$5,000 to $10,000

450

450

$50 and up

$1,500 and up

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

$75 and up

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

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

$95 and up

METTLER FAMILY VINEYARDS 6889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi 209.369.3045 | mettlerwine.com

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

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

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

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from list

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from list

41

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44

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TOP 10

THINGS TO KNOW WHEN SHOPPING FOR A GOWN

1

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

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

YOUR APPOINTMENT During your first appointment try on different styles, even those you normally wouldn’t consider. Trust your bridal salon consultant to lead you in the right direction. An experienced salon consultant will be invaluable in helping you select styles that flatter your best features and camouflage the flaws. Of course that in no way means you should ignore your own preferences. Be absolutely forthcoming with your comfort level and reactions to each gown you try on. Is the fabric too heavy, the neckline too low? Don’t be afraid to speak up. If an off-theshoulder gown has you fidgeting now, girlfriend, just think of the discomfort on your wedding day. No, thank you! The absolute last thing you want to be doing is tugging self-consciously at your dress all day. Your wedding day mantra should be, ‘beautiful, comfortable, confident.’  68

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4

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

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

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

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


EMPIRE

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

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MERMAID This silhouette, contours the body

from chest to knee then flares out close to the hem. It accentuates your curves, creating that coveted hour glass shape.

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the mermaid and modified A-line, but flairs out higher on the skirt at about mid-thigh. Ideal for frames with small waists, such as the hourglass, banana and petites. COCKTAIL LENGTH + MINIS

These legbaring options are perfect for a more casual or destination wedding. The cocktail length falls below or just above the knee, as where the mini shows a little more sass with a bit more thigh.

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

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THE COST Wedding gowns range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more, plus alterations and the appropriate lingerie. Determine your budget before you begin the search, and tell your salon consultant what it is so she can direct you towards gorgeous gowns in your price range. While it is only natural to want the best price possible, keep in mind that the cost not only covers the material and labor involved in creating a gown, it also covers the time invested by your salon consultant. Looking for your wedding gown can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of planning a wedding.... 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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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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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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LINGERIE Once you’ve selected the gown, ask your salon consultant for recommendations on the appropriate lingerie. Make sure these garments supply the perfect amount of support and fit. Do you slouch? Discover a corset with boning. Wearing shimmering silk? Seamless lingerie is your secret. Heart set on strapless? A seam-free strapless bustier or three-quarter-length convertible bra will do the trick. The tendency is to select white lingerie. However, something closer to your skin tone, like nude, will be less noticable under a white gown. Bring these items to your dress fittings. You’ll see and feel the difference. THE BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES If you really want to keep your girls happy, let them choose their own style of dress. Select a manufacturer and color, then 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. In addition to bridal salons, visit several department stores for ready-wear dresses. TBsf

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LACE & LIBERTY San Francisco | (415) 200-2558 laceandliberty.com

NOUVELLE VOGUE San Mateo | (650) 347-3444 nouvellevoguebridal.com

LOHO BRIDE San Francisco | (415) 525-4544 lohobride.com

PAPERS & PETALS BRIDAL Burlingame | (650) 347-4074 paperandpetalsbridal.com

LOVELY BRIDE San Francisco | (415) 962-7415 lovelybride.com

RIN’S BRIDAL & FORMAL San Carlos | (650) 595-3404 rinsbridal.com

NORDSTROM WEDDING SUITE San Francisco | (415) 977-5039 nordstrom.com

ROYAL FORMAL & BRIDAL Millbrae | (650) 259-9738 royalformalbridal.net

NOVELLA BRIDAL San Francisco | (415) 981-9373 novellabridal.com

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SILICON VALLEY BOLEE BRIDAL COUTURE Sunnyvale | (408) 774-9242 boleebridal.com BRIDES OF CALIFORNIA San Jose | (408) 732-3382 bridesofcalifornia .com ELEGANT LACE San Jose | (408) 978-2230 elegantlacebridal.com HAUTE BRIDE Los Gatos | (408) 827-4775 hautebride.com

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BLOSSOM’S BRIDAL Dublin | (925) 225-1162 blossomsdress.com

JINWANG San Francisco | (415) 397-9111 jinwang. net

BRIDES ON HARTZ Danville | (925) 406-4061 bridesonhartz.com

BHLDN Palo Alto | (650) 566-1325 bhldn.com/stores-walnutcreek

JINZA COUTURE BRIDAL San Francisco | (415) 351-1588 jinzabridal.com

J’AIME BRIDAL Pleasanton | (925) 846-8459 jaimebridal.com

NELLY’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE S. San Francisco | (650) 616-9226 nellysbridal.com

JOAN GILBERT BRIDE San Francisco | (415) 706-5732 joangilber tbride.com

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RAHEL MENIG | FIONNA FLORAL


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

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

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

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EVENT PLANNER + DESIGNER

EDITOR’S REVIEW

SERVICES

Wedding Planning • Coordination • Design

EVENT PLANNER + DESIGNER

KEVIN CHIN

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

415.425.7574 | Serving Northern California

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Full Service Wedding + Event Production Wedding Planning • Design • Direction

EVENT PLANNER + DESIGNER

ROBIN JOLIN

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

510.334.3752 | 1624 Franklin Street, Suite 1015, Oakland

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Event Planning + Design

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Based in the bay area, this team of passionate, ultra-creatives, travel the globe creating unforgettable events. Their ability to so fully transform an environment, down to the smallest detail, is extraordinary. Each event—beautiful and unique. It’s no wonder Vogue Magazine lists them as one of the “best wedding planners around the world.” ALISONEVENTS.COM

415.567.7605 | Serving the Bay Area | Will Travel


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EVENT PLANNER + DESIGNER

SERVICES

Wedding Planning • Design • Coordination • Event Production EDITOR’S REVIEW

KEVIN CHIN

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

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650.784.0776 | @bellanottecindy | Serving the Bay Area

Magnetic Magnificent

Events

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Full Service Wedding Planning • Day/Month-of Coordination Venue Site Research + Selection • Event Design Creation

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

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DAVID SACHS

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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415.857.3185 | Pleasanton | Serving the Bay Area

SERVICES

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

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

EVENT PLANNER

SHANNON ROSAN

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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510.795.9072 | Serving the Greater Bay Area

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Catering • Custom Menu Planning • Beverage Service Catering Venue + Vendor Sourcing •Rentals • Event Production EDITOR’S REVIEW

49 Square has perfected the art of delicious, whimsical cuisine. From imaginative presentation and serving methods, to the visual styling of each delicious morsel, they create an experience that involves far more than your sense of taste. Their enthusiastic and passionate staff is a major bonus. 49SQCATERING.COM

415.834.5348 | 1760M Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco

SERVICES

Full Service Catering + Event Planning Event Production • Rentals • Décor • Floral EDITOR’S REVIEW

C AT E R I N G

As one of the caterers for the magazine’s 25th anniversary party, I recently had the opportunity to see and taste Checkers in action. As anticipated, the food was delicious and the staff professional. I appreciate that they’re a certified women owned business, family operated, certified green and a Supplier Diversity Network Partner. CHECKERSCATERING.COM

925.457.5947 | Serving the Bay Area

SERVICES

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

C AT E R I N G

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

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Mobile Bartending • Wait Staff • Servers • Equipment Rentals Full Bar Packages • Coffee + Tea Bars

HELENA YANKOVSKA

EDITOR’S REVIEW

Husband and wife team, Jerremi and Camille Clark, have added their own twist to mobile bartending. With a well trained staff of bartenders and servers, they bring their deft expertise and passion for mixing, right to your doorstep. I tried more than one of their creations at the magazine’s 25th anniversary party and highly recommend them! LHBARTENDING.COM

800.213.0582 | Serving Northern California

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Catering • Event Planning • Rentals • Asian-American Cuisine Live Sushi Bars • Korean BBQ Taco Stations • Traditional Dining The interactive food stations–live sushi bar, Korean BBQ Taco and lettuce Ssam bars–are brilliant. They add yet another layer of interest to an event. And as someone who’s tasted their offerings, I have nothing but high praise, especially for the sushi. In fact, I might even sign-up for their sushi making classes.

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408.786.6684 | Serving the Bay Area

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Don’t let the name fool you. Chef Deborah Moss offers an extensive menu best described as American comfort food, meets California cuisine. From quiche to taco bars, BBQ to brunch, sit-down dinners and more, she uses only the freshest, high quality ingredients. Deborah’s so down-to-earth. You’ll really enjoy working with her.


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Floral + Design Elements • Event Design

SALLEE PHOTOGRAPHY

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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. ASIELDESIGN.COM

408.280.7078 | 245 McEvoy Street, San Jose

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

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

408.427.2188 | Bay Area Based

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

415.517.8725 | Serving the Bay Area | Will Travel


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KEVIN CHIN

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

415.757.0393 | San Francisco / Serving the Bay Area

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

650.200.7331 | Redwood City

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

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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. VIOLETTAFLOWERS.COM

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

415.922.9004 | 352 Shaw Road, South San Francisco

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

650.307.7979 | Serving Northern California

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Special Event Lighting • Draperies • Sound/Audio Visual Equipment

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Lighting is a standard component of weddings these days, but it wasn’t always that way. Twenty+ years ago, when Enhanced was one of the few companies offering lighting services, only 1-in-200 weddings engaged the service of a professional lighting company. Times have certainly changed, but as a pioneer and leader in the industry, Enhanced continues to expand and innovate. ENHANCEDLIGHTING.COM

650.737.0909 | South San Francisco | Serving the Bay Area


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Specialty Table Top Rentals • Hand Painted China Stemware + Glassware • Unique Dinnerware

JOSH GRUETZMACHER

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

415.612.4262 | Serving Northern California

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

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My first introduction to NVL was a runway fashion show featuring the textiles used in their first collection. It was genius. All these years later they’re still inspiring us with creativity and ingenuity. You can view their collection directly, or through their quality partners: Bright, Encore, Stuart and Chic Event Rentals. NVLINENS.COM

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Owner operators, Jaime Botello and Fred Sullivan, were full-time event planners prior to starting S&B Party Rentals. Why does that matter, you may ask? Simple! They know what it’s like to be on the client side of the equation. So they focus on providing an uncomplicated, seamless experience from the first call to the completion of your event. SNBPARTYRENTALS.COM

650.877.0840 | 1098 San Mateo Avenue, South San Francisco

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Event Rentals • Tenting • Draping • Tables Chairs • Tabletop • Linens EDITOR’S REVIEW E V E N T R E N TA L S

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

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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!

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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

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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.

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925.373.1934 | 320 Stealth Court, Livermore

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MISTI LAYNE

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

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Christina’s photographic style is as playful, authentic and energetic as her personality. She has a natural talent for being in the moment with her couples and it’s evident in the final results. When I look at her weddings, I literally feel like I’m there. She’s a passionate artist and a hopeless romantic, and to know her is to love her!

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415.370.8502 | San Francisco

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Wedding Photography + Cinematography Groom Wardrobe Stylist EDITOR’S REVIEW PHOTOGRAPHER

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

415.701.0600 | 175 Langton Street, #6, San Francisco

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

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

415.860.3402 | Serving the Bay Area | Will Travel

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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

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Weddings • Fashion • Portrait • Destination Elopement • Engagements • Worldwide EDITOR’S REVIEW

STROTZPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

775.848.8898 | Serving the Bay Area | Will Travel

PHOTOGRAPHER

When you look at Joy’s work you’ll notice a blend of photojournalistic and naturally posed images. As a former model, she has experience on both sides of the camera, which lends to her ability to provide just enough direction to get the best movement and poses, while skillfully finding the right angle and lighting for the perfect shot.

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Wedding Photography • Engagement Sessions Fashion Editorial EDITOR’S REVIEW

STUDIODIZON.COM

408.571.8892 | Serving the Bay Area | Will Travel

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


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

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

FANTASYSOUND.COM

925.373.1934 | 320 Stealth Court, Livermore

SERVICES

Magazine-Inspired Portraits at Distinguished Weddings + Events EDITOR’S REVIEW EVENT PORTRAITS

Brainchild of one top-notch, Bay Area photographer, Colson Griffith, The Vanity Portrait Studio has taken the wedding and event industry by storm. In a classy vignette setting each guest is artfully posed by a portrait photographer, photos are edited in real-time, and printed on-site. Each guests is gifted a 5x7 matted print in minutes.

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415.314.6096 | Serving the Bay Area + Portland + Seattle

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Bachelor/ette Party Buses • Airport Service • Bridal Party Limos Rehearsal Dinner • Guest Shuttle Service • Couple’s Getaway

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I’ve known and worked with El Paseo for over 20 years, and it’s impressive to see how they’ve grown their fleet of vehicles, breadth of services and staff over the years. From limousines to Hummers and party buses, they’ve got it. I think the highest praise you can give a transportation company is to say ‘they’re reliable,’ and El Paseo is! ELPASEOLIMO.COM

408.727.0000 | Serving the Bay Area

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LEGRANDEAFFAIRE.COM

408.988.4884 | Serving the Bay Area

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Over 30 years in the business, they offer a wide selection of specialty vehicles, all meticulously maintained by in-house mechanics and detailers. With packages to accommodate any stage of your wedding celebration—from pre-wedding parties to guest shuttles and couple’s getaway—they’ll get you to and from your destination, on time.

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

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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

SERVICES

Bridal Showers • Rehearsal Dinners Intimate Receptions PRE-WEDDING EVENTS

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

415.922.1225 | Serving the Bay Area

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

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

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AN EVENT PLANNER A common hurdle for brides considering an event planner is the idea of relinquishing control. In reality, you’re not giving up control at all. You’re simply enlisting the services of someone with the organizational skills and resources to bring your vision to life. They do the footwork and research that allows you to make informed, intelligent decisions. Here’s a list of standard services: 128

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10 steps to an unforgettable reception

• 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. EVENT DESIGNERS If you’re looking for someone to create a total

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

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


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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. CHILDREN If you prefer not to have children at the reception, use

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

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

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

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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?

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

• I nspect equipment—gazebos, dance floor, tables, chairs, china, stemware, glassware, etc. • What is included in the rental fee? • Are there additional costs to consider? • Ask about staffing. Is security staff required? • How many servers will there be per table? • Who is the facility coordinator on the day of your wedding? • Ask about same-day bookings. Confirm privacy and separation from other events; adequate parking; and enough time for your service providers to set-up, breakdown and load-out. • A sk when they begin calculating rental time. Is it from the moment your caterer or designers arrive, or the running time of the reception? • I nspect florals, greenery and landscaping. Love the trailing wisteria? Book your reception when it’s in full bloom. • Inspect entrances, exits and restrooms. Are they attractive and easy to find? (CONT ON PG 136)


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SPACE ALLOCATION Knowing a few standard guidelines regarding

space allocation will help you make more accurate decisions.

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

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

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

Caterers calculate their prices on a per-person basis according to the menu selection. To determine your overall food cost, simply multiply the number of guests by the cost per person. For example, if you have 150 guests and the cost of dinner and beverages is $100 per person, multiply 150 x $100 for 136

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a total food cost of $15,000. Mentally add an additional 10% for overage, and 15%-20% for the gratuity (aka service charge). Ask for prices inclusive of tax and gratuity. Alcohol will be a separate cost. SEASONAL INGREDIENTS Making menu selection that utilize fresh, seasonal ingredients will be more cost effective than choosing exotic or out of season ingredients. Be open to cost saving suggestions by your caterer and be realistic about what your budget can deliver. TO PRESET OR NOT TO PRESET Many venues encourage a preset first course. While it definitely saves time, it can also make your reception look like a charity event. Instead of presetting the salad, consider doing the first dance at the beginning of the reception. Servers can bring out the first course while guests are admiring the results of those fancy dance lessons you convinced your fiancé to take. FINAL GUEST COUNT Typically the 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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RENTALS Party rentals cover a variety of items, such as: tableware, linens, chair covers, tables and chairs, tents, dance floors, candelabras, fountains, plants, props, lounge furniture, vintage furniture, theme decor and more. Before contacting a rental company, have the following information available: • Y  our event date, time and location. • What items will be provided by the caterer: glass, flatware, china, buffet linens, etc. • What will be provided by the facility: tables, chairs, bar, linens, arbor, etc. • Total number of guests attending, including the bride, groom and wedding party. • Number of wedding vendors being seated. • A tentative floor plan. • Table and chairs for your beverage service and disc jockey. • Food serving style. Buffet stations will need linens for each table and possibly props or decor. ( C O N T O N P G 1 3 8 )


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CEREMONY RENTALS 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. LINENS Before you decide on colors and theme, you owe it to

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

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

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

know the names for the flowers you like? Pictures, pictures, pictures. Before your initial consultation with a floral designer, check the style + design feature on pages 76 to 107 and real weddings on pages 144 to 173 of this issue. Create a Pinterest Board to keep track of all your ideas. And of course, visit TodaysBrideSF.com to check-out the latest blogs and real weddings, then start pinning.

CHAIRS + COVERS

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 76-107. Most rental companies show images of their inventory online, so be sure to check-out their websites.

DELIVERY Find out in advance what the delivery, set-up, pickup and payment policies are. Coordinate with the facility manager to ensure the location will be open when the rental company delivers your order and that someone will be there to direct where items should go. Arrange for someone to monitor your rental items at the end of the event, paying particular attention to gathering, counting and bagging the linens for return. LIGHTING Nothing transforms a room as dramatically as lighting. It

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TIME-OF-DAY 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 will wilt before the wedding reception. CEREMONY FLOWERS Repurpose ceremony flowers for your reception. Ceremony floral arrangements are ideal for buffet tables, and aisle flowers can be used to decorate powder rooms, staircases and small hallway tables. Using these items twice helps maximize your budget. RECEPTION FLOWERS The venue will greatly influence your floral design needs. High ceilings call for bolder, more dramatic arrangements, while an outdoor venue, depending on its existing landscaping, can be accented with succulents, rustic, potted plants or flowering blooms. (CONT ON PG 140)


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

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

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

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

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

like played at the reception, as well as the song for your first dance. Keep in mind that while you may love jazz or alternative music, those types of music don’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. THE EMCEE Provide your emcee with a schedule of events.

If there are any special introductions to be made, be sure to review the correct pronunciation of the names and relay what each person’s relationship is to the bride and groom. To avoid any awkward moments, let your emcee know about any family sensitivities. They can phrase announcements and introductions in a way to make everyone feel comfortable and acknowledged, but only if they’re aware of the situation. 140

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

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

• T  oasts, to begin as the first course is served • Father-daughter dance, followed by mother-son dance • A  ll guests invited to dance • Cake cutting and dessert course

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BUDGET MANAGER The greatest impact on your budget will be the number of guests you invite. From invitations to rentals, catering to centerpieces, the majority of your wedding expenses are affected by the total guest count. So first things first-compose your guest list (including your bridal party) and set your budget. Next, peruse the potential expenditures below and determine your priorities. USING THE BUDGET MANAGER

The percentages that appear in the Suggested column are just guidelines. They’ll change based on your priorities. Remember, when you increase the expenditure in one category, you decrease the available budget for the remaining categories. To calculate the Suggested Budget per category, simply multiply your Total Budget by the Suggested Percentage. For example: $60,000 (total budget) x 5.00% (suggested percentage) = $3,000 TOTAL BUDGET $ SUGGESTED %

SUGGESTED % PHOTOGRAPHER

RECEPTION • Beverages/Bar/Corkage Fee

5.00%

_________

• Photographer Fee/Prints

6.50%

_________

• Cake/Cake Cutting Fee/Desserts

1.50%

_________

6.50%

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• Catering/Food/Servers/Tax/Gratuity 25.00%

_________

• Facility Rental (not hotel ballrooms)

7.00%

_________

CINEMATOGRAPHER

• Lighting

1.50%

_________

• Cinematographer Fee

4.75%

_________

• Rentals-Furniture

1.25%

_________

Sub Total 4.75%

_________

• Rentals-Linens

1.00%

_________

1.00%

_________

FLOWERS

43.25%

_________

• Attendants’ Bouquets

• Rentals-Tabletop

Sub Total

CEREMONY

Sub Total

1.00%

_________

• Boutonnieres/Mothers’ Flowers

.75%

_________

• Bride’s Bouquet

.70%

_________

• Aisle Runner

.25%

_________

• Flower Girl’s Basket

.10%

_________

• Candles/Candelabras or Sand/Vases

.35%

_________

• Ceremony Arrangements

.20%

_________

• Facility Rental

.75%

_________

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

4.00%

_________

• Officiant

.40%

_________

6.75%

_________

• Marriage License

.25%

_________

Sub Total 2.00%

_________

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT • Ceremony 1.00%

_________

• Cocktail Hour / Reception

5.00%

_________

6.00%

_________

APPAREL/BRIDE • Alterations

Sub Total

.55%

_________

6.45%

_________

• Headpiece/Veil

.50%

_________

STATIONERY

• Jewelry

.10%

_________

• Calligraphy

• Lingerie

.10%

_________

• Invitations/Reply Cards

• Shoes

.30%

_________

• Menu Cards

8.00%

_________

• Bride’s Gown

Sub Total

APPAREL/GROOM

Sub Total

.15%

_________

1.50%

_________

.15%

_________

• Postage .45%

_________

• Program

.15%

_________

• Save-the-Date Cards

.10%

_________

• Groom’s Tuxedo or Suit

.50%

_________

• Seating Cards/Place Cards

.30%

_________

• Accessories ( Shoes, cufflinks, etc)

.25%

_________

• Thank You Notes

.20%

_________

.75%

_________

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SUGGESTED % ACCESSORIES • Cake Knife & Server • Favors • Guest Book & Pen • Toasting Flutes

.20%

_________

1.00%

_________

.15%

_________

.15%

_________

1.50%

_________

• Bride’s Attendants

.30%

_________

• Groomsmen & Ushers

.30%

_________

• Parents

.30%

_________

• Pre-Wedding Party Hosts

.30%

_________

1.20%

_________

.80%

_________

Sub Total

GIFTS

Sub Total

TRANSPORTATION • Guest Transportation • Limousine

1.50%

_________

2.30%

_________

• Hair & Makeup

.85%

_________

• Manicure and Pedicure

.15%

_________

1.00%

_________

• Pre-Wedding + Day-of Coordinator

10.00%

_________

10.00%

_________

• Favors

.50%

_________

• Photo Booth

.50%

_________

1.00%

_________

2.00%

_________

• Other

.00%

_________

• Other

.00%

_________

• Other

.00%

_________

• Other

.00%

_________

Sub Total 2.00%

_________

Sub Total

BEAUTY

Sub Total

EVENT PLANNER / DESIGNER Sub Total

OTHER SERVICES

Sub Total

OVERAGES • Tax/Tips

TOTAL BUDGET

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LAUREN LACOMMARE

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JAIME PARRES

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CHRISTINA KWONG

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KENDALL HAGUE

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VENUE FAMILY ESTATE, HALF MOON BAY PHOTOGRAPHER TANJA LIPPERT EVENT PLANNER OUI EVENTS

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VENUE SLIDE RANCH PHOTOGRAPHER LILLY RED EVENT PLANNER SHOWRUNNER EVENTS

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INDEX A C C O M M O D AT I O N S

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

Bay Landing Hotel (650) 259-9000. . ...................................................... 123

Nouvelle Vogue, San Mateo (650) 347-3444.. ..........................................69

Fairmont San Jose (408) 998-1900 x3520............................................. 26

Papers & Petals Bridal (650) 347-4074................................................... NA

Garden Court Hotel (650) 323-1912.. .......................................................20

Rin’s Bridal & Formal, San Carlos (650) 595-3404....................................71

Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001..........................................................28

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

Oceano Hotel & Spa (650) 726-5400.. .................................................... 24 Omni Hotel (415) 273-3011...................................................................... 14

BRIDAL SALONS / SAN FRANCISCO And Something Blue (415) 409-0217.......................................................70

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

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

Camille Goldston Hair + Makeup (408) 509-6956.................................. NA

Bella Bridesmaid (415) 931-5492............................................................ NA

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

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

RenewMD (510) 744-1582........................................................................ 74

Glamour Closet (415) 391-1515.. ............................................................. NA

Skyla Arts (323) 346-7599........................................................................71

Jin Wang (415) 397-9111.. ......................................................................... 70 Jinza Couture Bridal (415) 351-1588....................................................... NA

B R I D A L A P PA R E L

Joan Gilbert Bride (415) 706-5732. . ....................................................... NA

BRIDAL SALONS / EAST BAY + TRI-VALLEY

LOHO Bride (415) 525-4544.....................................................................71

BHLDN at Anthropologie & Co., Walnut Creek (925) 932-0112. . ............... NA

Lovely Bride (415) 962-7415......................................................................71

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

Nordstrom The Wedding Suite (415) 977-5039.. ......................................69

Brides on Hartz, Danville (925) 406-4061............................................... NA

Novella Bridal (415) 981-9373................................................................. NA

Flares Bridal + Formal, Walnut Creek (925) 939-3306. . ........................... NA

Sarah Seven (415) 416-6731. . .................................................................. NA

Garnet + Grace, Hayward (510) 363-9857.. ............................................. NA Gesinee’s Bridal, Concord (925) 686-6444.............................................70

BRIDAL SALONS / SILICON VALLEY

I Do! Bridal Boutique, Oakland (510) 282-0730....................................... NA

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

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

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

Janene’s Bridal Boutique, Alameda (510) 217-8076.................................69

Elegant Lace, San Jose (408) 978-2230................................................. NA

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

Haute Bride, Los Gatos (408) 827-4775..................................................70

Kinsley James, Walnut Creek (925) 330-9228.. ....................................... 69 La Soie Bridal, Walnut Creek (925) 933-9988......................................... NA

BRIDAL REGISTRY

Lace & Bustle, Lafayette (925) 323-5718. . .................................................71

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

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

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

Weddings and Dreams, Fremont (510) 438-8877.................................... NA

Crate & Barrel Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek (925) 947-3500................ NA Crate & Barrel Santana Row (408) 247-0600......................................... NA

BRIDAL SALONS / PENINSULA

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

BHLDN at Anthropologie & Co., Palo Alto (650) 566-1325....................... NA

Crate & Barrel Union Square (415) 982-5200.. ........................................ NA

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

Macy’s Pleasanton (925) 463-3333........................................................ NA

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Macy’s Santa Clara (408) 248-3333.. ...................................................... NA

Barons Jewelers (925) 452-1700............................................................ NA

Macy’s Union Square (415) 296-4619..................................................... NA

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

Macy’s Walnut Creek (925) 279-3333..................................................... NA

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

Pottery Barn San Francisco (925) 441-1787.. ........................................... NA

Giraux Fine Jewelry, Ltd., GiftCenter #129 (415) 863-8188...................... NA Lynn Hill & Co., Burlingame (650) 344-4455........................................... NA

BRIDAL SHOWS

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

Bay Area Wedding Fairs (925) 594-2969................................................ 79 International Wedding Festival (209) 966-3890.................................... NA

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AVL Entertainment (323) 203-6707....................................................... 118 Earth Circus (650) 888-2523.. ....................................................... 119 + 130

C AT E R I N G

Fantasy Sound (925) 373-1934............................................................... 119

49 Square (650) 322-4189..................................................................... 112

Schultz Entertainment Experience (650) 888-2523. . ............................. 119

Checkers (925) 457-5947. . ..................................................................... 112 Continental Caterers (650) 322-4189. . ................................................... 112

PHOTO BOOTHS

Liquid Happiness Bartending & Event Services (800) 213-0582............. 113

Fantasy Sound (925) 373-1934...................................................... 122 + 134

Michi Catering (408) 786-6684.............................................................. 113

Giggle and Riot (916) 670-8414. . ............................................................. NA

Quiche & Carry (510) 375-6208. . .................................................... 113 + 133

The Vanity Portrait Studio (415) 314-6096.............................................. 122

EVENT PLANNERS + DESIGNERS

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

A Day Like No Other (415) 425-7574....................................................... 110

Christina McNeill Photography (415) 370-8502.. .................................... 120

A Monique Affair (510) 334-3752............................................................ 110

Fantasy Sound Video (925) 373-1934..................................................... 122

Alison Events (415) 567-7605................................................................. 110

Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema (415) 701-0600.. .............................. 120

Bella Notte (650) 784-0776.................................................................... 111

Larissa Cleveland Photography (415) 860-3402.................................... 120

Magnetic Magnificent Events (415) 857-3185........................................... 111

Modern Love Photography (510) 698-1517. . .................................... 121 + 141

Where to Start (510) 333-1922................................................................. 111

Strotz Photography (775) 848-8898...................................................... 121 Studio Dizon (408) 571-8892................................................................. 121

FLORAL + DECOR Asiel Design (800) 94-ASIEL (27435)..................................................... 114

REHEARSAL DINNERS

Blooming Bouquet (408) 292-8311........................................................ 129

Campo di Bocce (510) 651-2500. . .......................................................... NA

Flowers by Edgar (925) 245-0008.......................................................... 114

Magic Flute Ristorante (415) 922-1225.. ................................................... 123

Loop Flowers (415) 517-8725.................................................................. 114 Nancy Liu Chin (415) 757-0393. . ............................................................. 115

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

Sassy Diva Designs + Events (650) 200-7331.......................................... 115

Blueprint Studios (415) 922-9004................................... 116 + Back Cover

Violetta Flowers (415) 279-4039............................................................ 115

Dekko88 (650) 307-7979............................................................... 116 + 131

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Enhanced Lighting (650) 737-0909....................................................... 116

SAN FRANCISCO

Fantasy Sound Lighting (925) 373-1934................................................. 134

Cliff House (415) 666-4027......................................................................12

Frances Lane (415) 612-4262. . ................................................................ 117

Magic Flute Ristorante (415) 922-1225.. ................................................... 123

Hensley Event Resources (650) 692-7007..................................... 117 + 137

Monroe (415) 323-8515. . ...........................................................................13

Napa Valley Linens (510) 788-4551......................................................... 117

Omni Hotel (415) 273-3011...................................................................... 14

S&B Party Rentals (650) 877-0840................................................118 + 135

Regency Center (415) 447-4908..............................................................15

Standard Party Rentals (510) 232-5030. . ....................................... 118 + 139

Westin St. Francis (415) 774-0190. . .......................................................... 16

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SILICON VALLEY

El Paseo Limousine (408) 727-0000. . .................................................... 122

Coyote Creek Golf Club (408) 463-1800. . ............................................... 25

Le Grande Affaire (408) 988-4884.. ....................................................... 123

Fairmont San Jose (408) 998-1900 x3520............................................. 30 Garden Court Hotel (650) 323-1912.. .......................................................20

VENUES

Guglielmo Winery (408) 779-2145.......................................................... 27

EAST BAY/TRI-VALLEY

Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001......................................................... 28

The Bridges Golf Club (925) 735-4253.. ....................................................31

The Ranch (408) 270-0557 ext 3047...................................................... 29

Claremont Club & Spa (510) 549-3000................................................... 32

Villa Ragusa (408) 364-1900...................................................................30

Club Los Meganos (925) 809-7188.......................................................... 33 Commodore Cruises (510) 337-9000..................................................... 34

DESTINATION VENUES

Compass Rose Yacht Charters (510) 523-9500...................................... 35

Archer Napa (707) 690-9800................................................................. 4 1

Crow Canyon Country Club (925) 735-5718............................................ 36

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa (831) 645-4033.. ......................................... 4 2

Elliston Vineyards (925) 862-2377........................................................... 37

Newcastle Wedding Gardens (916) 417-9765.. ........................................ 4 3

Garre Vineyards (925) 371-8200............................................................. 38

Pantai Inn (858) 224-7600..................................................................... 4 7

TPC Stonebrae (510) 728-7957............................................................... 39

Soda Rock Winery (707) 433-3303..........................................................44

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

Tahoe Wedding Collection (775) 586-4442............................................. 45

Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988....................................... Inside Front Cover

Vintners Inn (800) 421-2584...................................................................46 Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988....................................... Inside Front Cover

PENINSULA Allied Arts Guild (650) 322-2405............................................................. 17 Doubletree by Hilton San Francisco Airport (650) 373-2223.. .................. 18 Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley (650) 470-2876.................................. 19 Garden Court Hotel (650) 323-1912.. .......................................................20 Hilton SFO Bayfront (650) 340-8500. . .....................................................21 Long Branch Saloon & Farms (650) 726-3117. . ......................................... 22 Marriott SFO Waterfront (650) 692-9100. . .............................................. 23

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