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LUSH + LOVELY

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ANTHRO INSPIRED

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GRAFFITI LOVE

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WINTER GLOW

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FUCHSIA GLAM

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VENUE GUIDE

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RUSTIC REVISITED

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NOSTALGIC FOR RETRO

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COLOR ME RED

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CAPTURED :: PHOTOS + VIDEO

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FARM TO TABLE

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WEDDING INDUSTRY 2014 HIGHLIGHTS

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A perfect marriage of tradition and style. The West Coast’s most majestic wedding venue is in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District. Awarded Best Ballroom in North America, and named one of California’s finest wedding venues, the historic Bently Reserve hosts weddings with a style that’s nothing short of legendary. We host both ceremonies and receptions with an array of options limited only by your

imagination. The Banking Hall comes with a variety of spaces, including a private Couples’ Lounge ideal for a serene escape, two pictureperfect entryways, two green rooms, an outdoor balcony overlooking the city and a mezzanine level — perfect places for a cocktail hour or gathering point that sets the evening’s ambiance. The grand staircase lends itself perfectly to a dramatic entrance for your bridal party.

301 Battery Street, San Francisco | 415.294.2226 | BentlyReserve.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 350 sitting / 600 standing

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................. from $6,500 to $12,000

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

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

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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 park & valet optional

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E&O Kitchen and Bar, located in San Francisco’s vibrant Union Square district, brings together the best of California Asian cuisine. With the unique combination of stunning décor, authentic atmosphere and innovative flavors, a private event at E&O transports you to an exotic “cook’s tour” of modern Asia. Influenced by spice markets, Executive Chef Sharon Nahm has created an approachable, modern menu with

bright, vibrant flavors using the freshest ingredients. Featuring several unique private dining and event spaces for parties of 10–300, E&O boasts a versatile three level floor plan. The flexible layout allows the use of a combination of individual spaces to suit your celebration. Guests will engage with one another over creative family-style meals. Easy off-site parking is available at the adjacent Sutter-Stockton garage.

314 Sutter Street, San Francisco | 415.788.2622 | EOSanFrancisco.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $38 to $80

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

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

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

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

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There’s no better place to celebrate your love and the rest of your life than the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf. With its desirable San Francisco location, it’s all eyes on you as you make your dramatic entrance and host your closest friends and family amid our warm and inviting wedding venues. Our ballrooms can easily accommodate up to 250 guests for a private reception and are subtle enough to adapt to any décor style.

At Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf we understand your wedding day is as unique as you. To assist in achieving your vision we offer customizable menus including a selection of ethnic infused dishes and we allow outside caterers. You’ll have access to a dedicated wedding expert, an unprecedented list of preferred vendors and special guest room rates for friends and family traveling from out of town.

555 North Point Street, San Francisco | 415.486.4410 | FishermansWharf.Hyatt.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $68 to $115

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

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

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

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

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Tucked into a quiet corner of Marin County, The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap provides a unique setting to inspire your once-in-a-lifetime romantic memories. Gorgeous, spacious ballrooms with timeless architecture, an outdoor terrace, and lawn areas are available to suit all your wedding plans. Prepare for your big day with well-appointed groom and

bridal suites while our professional staff ensures your wedding is relaxing and carefree. The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap sets the standard for modern elegance in North Bay weddings. Our world-class cuisine combined with the club’s serene and natural backdrop, creates the perfect location for your special day.

333 Biscayne Drive, San Rafael | 415.453.4910 | PeacockGapClubHouse.com

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY................................... up to 600 sitting / 1,200 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $50 to $95

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

FACILITY $ RANGE................................................................................. $250 to $7,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY...................................up to 600 sitting / 1,000 standing

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

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Built in the heart of the Presidio of San Francisco, a national park, and conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown San Francisco, the Presidio Clubhouse offers breathtaking surroundings and dramatic sunsets. With towering pine trees, panoramic views, and a convenient location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Clubhouse at the Presidio Golf Course is an ideal location to host your wedding. Outfitted

with exposed beam ceilings, rich cherry wood paneling, a large stone fireplace and French doors, the Clubhouse and attached terrace offers sweeping views of the golf course. Our guests enjoy the ambiance of a country lodge enhanced by our rich history, and the time honored traditions of a grand golf course built over a century ago, making the Presidio Clubhouse a unique setting for your wedding or special event.

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300 Finley Road, San Francisco | 415.561.4661 | PresidioCafe.com

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

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

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................... from $350 to $6,000

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

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

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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.

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1290 Sutter, 2nd Floor, Suite 203, San Francisco | 415.447.4909 | RegencyCenterSF.com

VENUE.........................................................................................................................ballroom

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 430 sitting / 800 standing

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.......................................................................... $4,000 to $11,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY.................................... up to 628 sitting / 1,400 standing

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto, with its modern retro décor and recently renovated guestrooms and suites, is conveniently located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Easily accessible from highways 101 and 280, and less than a half-hour from the San Francisco Airport, it’s the ultimate destination for guests from both near and far. With the largest event capacity on the peninsula, this gem

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

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $65 to $100

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $65 to $105

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

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

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

PARKING..................................................................... garage & complimentary valet

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

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

600 Airport Blvd, Burlingame | 650.340.8500 | HiltonSFO.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE........................................................................... $6,500 to $13,250

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

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

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

up to 300 guests. The beautiful church opens up, so whether a small or large wedding, your guests can share in your special day with doors wide open. You may also choose from one of our many other unique areas such as a pasture site or balcony. The casual atmosphere and western hospitality is perfect for the bride and groom striving for a one-of-a-kind wedding. We take the jitters out of getting hitched.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto | 650-917-5117 | PAHGCC.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse offers multiple dining options to create the perfect setting for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception. You and your guests will experience our exquisite cuisine infused with Asian influences. Our warm and professional staff will attend to every detail so you may enjoy your special day and focus on your guests. Our hospitality, inviting space and tantalizing

cuisine ensure an extraordinary and memorable occasion. The Sea is located at Dinah’s Garden Hotel which sits on five acres of sculptured gardens with koi-filled lagoons, waterfalls and fountains. Your guests will experience a slice of paradise on the Peninsula. Contact The Sea today for a personal tour and to discuss how we can make your event unforgettable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Set amidst picturesque water fountains, colorful flower gardens and koi ponds, the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel is one of the most beautifully landscaped hotels on the Peninsula. This resort-like setting provides an amazing backdrop for an unforgettable event. The Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel offers a variety of event spaces which include indoor and outdoor space that give you several options for

your special event. The Sheraton Palo Alto is located within walking distance to downtown Palo Alto and would be a great destination for your wedding weekend. The award winning chef offers an extensive menu and a professional event coordinator and superb service staff will put you at ease and let you enjoy your time with friends and family. We’ll capture the joy while you cherish the moments.

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $79 to $99

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

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

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

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

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Take advantage of the California sunshine by holding your special event in one of our five lushly landscaped courtyards. Our luxuriously appointed banquet room is perfect for receptions or rehearsal dinners. The Westin Palo Alto offers an intimate setting for your memorable event and luxurious accommodations for you and your guests. With stucco archways, wrought-iron accents and polished marble, this hotel provides

a wonderful Mediterranean ambiance and is the perfect venue for your wedding celebration. The Court of the Moon and Stars is a beautiful backdrop for ceremony. The Siena-Carrara Ballroom is a charming space for an intimate celebration. The decor is bright with natural lighting. The Westin Palo Alto is ideally located within walking distance to downtown Palo Alto and is a great destination for your wedding weekend.

675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto | 650.321.4422 | Westin.com/paloalto

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY.......................................... up to 80 sitting / 100 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................... $83-$103

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................................... $300 to $800

CEREMONY CAPACITY.......................................... up to 80 sitting / 100 standing

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

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Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

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

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

BLUEBERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

AUGIE CHANG PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

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

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE........................................................................................ $0 to $1,995

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

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

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

enjoy personalized, professional attention as we host your event and hope to leave you with nothing less than a memory of a lifetime. Stunning mountain views, acres of manicured golf greens, an elegant clubhouse, exquisite cuisine, and seating for up to 300 guests assure a memorable beginning to a lifetime of happiness. To contact our professional event planners, please visit our web site.

SCOTT MOSHER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FREEDOM HALL … and gardens The Freedom Hall & Gardens is surrounded by towering redwoods, willow trees, carpets of flowers with splashing fountains and large ponds; perfect for garden ceremonies and taking the most idyllic of wedding photos. Known as a 5 star facility without the 5 star price, the Freedom Hall & Gardens is the perfect choice if you seek an alternative to high priced weddings. Voted “Best Wedding Facility” for 2007-2014 by a

National Bridal Magazine survey; proud recipients of the prestigious “Diamond Certified Rating” for 12 years in a row and recently remodeled, we’re a must see venue. We offer complete celebration packages starting at $7,950, which include facility, catering, unlimited beverages with beer, wine & champagne, wedding cake and professional DJ, and each year there is also a chance to win your Wedding Celebration absolutely free.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Established in 1925, the Historic Guglielmo Winery exudes Tuscan elegance in a serenely beautiful and relaxed setting. Traditional terracotta buildings house the bride and groom’s rooms, complete with breathtaking views of the vineyards and valley from the balconies. Manicured hedges, brilliant seasonal flowers and dramatic vineyard foliage surround both the cobblestone ceremony area and the expansive, new cobblestone reception area. Whether an outdoor wedding for up to 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 & comprehensive wedding packages that include the venue, catering, cake, DJ, photographer, videographer, floral centerpieces and officiant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY............up to 275 sitting / 700 standing

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY.......... up to 300 sitting / 700 standing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

100 South Murphy, Sunnyvale | 408.735.7680 TheHistoricDelMonte.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $68 to $99

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

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

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

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

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HOTEL DE ANZA Whether you are searching for a serene location for your intimate ceremony or the perfect place for a lively reception, La Pastaia and the Hotel De Anza want to be a part of your marital success. The art deco of Hotel De Anza, located in Downtown San Jose, CA can be the backdrop to your wedding while La Pastaia delivers the highest quality foods and service in an equally unique atmosphere. Josie

Shepherd, Catering Director of Hotel De Anza has years of event planning experience to guide you in creating your dream wedding. When you book your wedding, reception, or rehearsal dinner with us, you not only receive delicious food and a beautiful locale, but a group of trained and experienced staff members to help make your dream wedding come true.

MAJESTA PATTERSON

RHEE BEVERE

MAJESTA PATTERSON

233 W. Santa Clara Street, San Jose | 408.494.4725 | HotelDeAnza.com

VENUE.........................................................................................................................ballroom

RECEPTION CAPACITY........................................ up to 150 sitting / 250 standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................................ $99

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.....................................................................................................$1,200

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

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

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VILLA RAGUSA

Two of the most notable buildings in downtown San Jose stand side by side, facing a grand plaza with a circle of palms at its center. One is from the 19th century, the other from the 20th, yet joined together they make up the San Jose Museum of Art. Walk up the stairs, through the museum’s skylit entrance and you’ll find yourself in the Atrium. A dramatic soaring 30-ft. ceiling is hung with glass chandeliers by famed artist Dale Chihuly; The Atrium opens to the historic wing, which houses the Café and a 2,000-square-foot event space in the Charlotte Wendel Education Center. With its tall arched windows, hardwood floors and crisp walls, this versatile room is perfect for a seated dinner or dancing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

110 S. Market Street, San Jose | 408.291.5377 SanJoseMuseumofArt.org

35 South Second Street, Campbell | 408.364.1900 VillaRagusa.com

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Soaring architecture provides a spiritual atmosphere for exchanging vows while the versatile reception facilities, on-site salon, and experienced Berkeley City Club staff ensure a flawless event. Thirty-five historic hotel rooms. Seven event rooms include the Drawing Room and Member’s Lounge: large and gracious, with beamed ceilings, pianos, fireplaces, and leaded-glass windows.

The Ballroom boasts a stage, wood floor, and concert grand piano. The sheltered, ivy-covered terrace and outdoor gardens are wonderful on a warm day or evening. Many of these spaces are connecting and can be used in combination with one another. From its gorgeous locations to its outstanding wedding coordinators, the Berkeley City Club is the perfect location for your wedding.

STEPHANIE SEACREST

LUKE SNYDER

DANNY DONG

2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley | 510.280.1532 | BerkeleyCityClub.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$36 and up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $35 to $129

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHYNA DARNER

RACHEL CAPIL

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

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY............................................... up to 170 sitting or standing

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. $1,950 to $3,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY............................................... up to 170 sitting or standing

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

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With over 40 years of service, Sunol Valley Golf Club provides its customers with unequaled professionalism and courtesy. Our rolling fairways and swaying palms provide a serene setting for your memorable occasion. Having served countless guests since our inception, you will appreciate the experienced staff that will walk you through the planning process and remain flexible to your

needs and desires. We feature four spectacular rooms from which to choose: Garden, Coronado, Pavilion and Mission. Each offers unique amenities and charm. We invite you to visit our facility while making your decisions as to where you will celebrate your special event. We are only a short drive from many Bay Area locations and look forward to seeing you.

JUNSHIEN INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

6900 Mission Road, Sunol | 925.862.2408 | SunolValley.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

RICHARD ESKITE

ABEL SANCHEZ

COLSON GRIFFITH

5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore | 925.456.2425 | WenteVineyards.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2001 Highway 128, Geyserville | 707.433.3303 | WilsonArtisanWineries.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ballroom, any of our wedding sites make an ideal setting for a memorable event. This is the most important day of your life. Allow our event specialists to assist you in planning the wedding of your dreams. From concept to completion, no detail is too small. Whatever you envision, our AAA Four Diamond service and accommodations combine to make your Lake Tahoe wedding day unforgettable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We believe your wedding celebration should be as unique as you are. Ramekins will bring your wedding day vision to life, creating the perfect atmosphere from beginning to end. Nestled just a short distance from the Historic Sonoma Plaza, Ramekins is a magical place to celebrate your most momentous occasion. Receptions may take place indoors or outdoors in our rustic European inspired

courtyard. We offer six luxuriously appointed suites for you and your guests to to relax in comfort, before and after the big day. Our Chef will design the perfect menu for your event. We demonstrate a true organic approach showcasing the seasonal produce from our working local farm, 5th Street Farm. Let’s work together to ensure you will have a seamless and memorable day!

JOHN DECKER PHOTOGRAPHY

JOHN DECKER PHOTOGRAPHY

450 West Spain Street, Sonoma | 707.933.0450 | Ramekins.com

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................................................... $7,000

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

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE................................. SFO, Oakland, Sacramento

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $65 to $125

RANGE OF ROOM RATES..........................................................................$250 to $400

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TOM VO

DW

Seascape Beach Resort is the ultimate, four-diamond wedding destination with stunning panoramic views of the majestic Monterey Bay. With luxurious amenities, attentive service and a range of wedding and reception packages, Seascape’s wedding professionals will create the wedding of your dreams. And that’s just the beginning. Choose from stunning banquet rooms ranging from 700 to 4,000 square feet, a

picturesque wedding bluff overlooking Monterey Bay, and 285 spacious suites and beach villas. Whether you’re planning a large, grand affair or an intimate celebration, each banquet room displays breathtaking ocean views creating the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests. Defined by casual elegance, Seascape is the place to host the event of your lifetime. Let us create the wedding of your dreams by calling us today.

TOM VO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8015 Highway 128, Healdsburg | 707.433.3303 | SodaRockWinery.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RANGE OF ROOM RATES.............................................................................$250 and up

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DAVID NEWKIRK

DW

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.

DAVID NEWKIRK

Lake Tahoe, CA | 775.586.4442 | TahoeWeddingCollection.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

open terraces with white, twinkling lights overlooking the vineyards and gardens to our Rose Ballroom, Cypress Rooms and Wedding Pavilions. We have the perfect setting for your special day. Our Wedding Specialist will assist you with reserving all of your wedding events; from your rehearsal dinner, to your post wedding brunch. Whether planning a grand wedding or an intimate occasion, make it memorable at Vintners Inn.

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

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

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

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

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 250 sitting / 400 standing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

550

475

$40-125

$500 to $5,000

800

450

$45-100

*

5,000

4,500

*

150

170

$45-50

*

250

250

$50-100

$1,000 to $3,500

400

1,000

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

300

350

$1,200 to $3,950

200

200

$935 to $3,800

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

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

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

THE FACULTY CLUB UC Berkeley Campus 510.643.0834 | berkeleyfacultyclub.com

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

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

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

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1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord 925.349.2612 | concordhilton.com

600

$30-90

130

350

$29-76

800

500

$40-60

250

500

$45-73

175

175

$30 and up

500

300

170

170

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

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

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

$250 to $1,000

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350

$46 and up

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172

172

$28-114

$250 to $1,000

500

500

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$1,500 to $10,000

600

675

$50-150

$2,500 to $8,000

200

200

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$250 to $1,000

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

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SHADELANDS ARTS CENTER

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

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

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

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

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

Fac ili

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

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

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$1,920 and up

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

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

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

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HILTON CONCORD HOTEL

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

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300

$20-40

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400

$36-80

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$50-95

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500

420

$32-70

$500 to $10,000

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200

$50-100

$1000 to $2000

300

300

$35-60

$1,750 to $2,550

300

300

$1,000 to $7,000

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200

300

$500 to $3,600

150

150

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450

$65-100

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25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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300

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$38-53

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150

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225

225

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270

300

300

300

300

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100

260

$75-100

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$73-129

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800

350

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1800 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame 650.692.9100 | sanfranciscoairportmarriott.com

60

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28

$500 to $4,750

$2,500 to $5,500

$3,500 to $4,000

$75-150

$750 and up

29

$33 and up

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$2,500 and up

$1,500 to $4,500

$60 and up

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350

$75-120

$750 to $2,500

350

$75-120

$2,200 to $3,000

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

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

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

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

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230

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

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

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

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

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350

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

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

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

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

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$45-99

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

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

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

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2200 Broadway, Redwood City 650.299.0104 | historysmc.org

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

300

$25-75

n/a

180

$95-150

*

350

350

$79-99

*

400

400

$100

250

300

150

250

216

216

500

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$25-55

100

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$83-103

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$500 to $1,000

508

$25-150

$2,500 to $6,000

270

$130 to $150

$600 to $1,200

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$750 to $4,500

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

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170

THE SEA BY ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE

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300

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

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$5,000 to $7,500

300

SAN MATEO COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

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150

$200-250

Fac ili

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

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150

THE RITZ-CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY

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

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

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

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

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

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san francisco

120

150

$50-75

150

150

$70-175

$500 to $2,500

1,700

200

$800 to $6,000

from list

300

350

$2,500 to $10,000

from list

150

400

$150-300

$5,000 to $12,500

300

300

$38-80

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700

900

$140-300

$1,500 to $15,000

400

600

$7,000 to $10,000

165

165

$95-130

$0 to $800

900

640

$81-185

$500 to $1,000

50

100

$2,350 to $2,950

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$500 to $2,500

$100 and up

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280

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HAAS-LILIENTHAL HOUSE

HILTON SAN FRANCISCO UNION SQUARE

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GRAND HYATT SAN FRANCISCO

2007 Franklin St 415.441.3000 | sfheritage.org

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GRAND CAFE AT HOTEL MONACO

345 Stockton St 415.848.6097 | grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com

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GALLERIA AT SF DESIGN CENTER

501 Geary (at Taylor) 415.292.8136 | hotelmonaco.com

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$1,800 to $3,200

FAIRMONT HOTEL

101 Henry Adams St 415.490.5861 | sfvenues.com

Fac ili

175

E&O ASIAN KITCHEN

950 Mason St 415.772.5186 | fairmont.com

On Pre m

90

DEYOUNG MUSEUM

314 Sutter St 415.788.2622 | eotrading.com

s

CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr 415.750.3683 | famsf.org

tie

CONGREGATION EMANU-EL

100 John F. Kennedy Dr 415.845.2394 | conservatoryofflowers.org

Fac ili

$5,000

CLIFT HOTEL

2 Lake St 415.751.2541 | emanuelsf.org

Ou tdo or

400

CLIFF HOUSE

495 Geary St 415.929.2314 | clifthotel.com

Are a

Ind oor

150

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

1090 Point Lobos Ave 415.666.4027 | cliffhouse.com

ony

415.934.6900 | theboxsf.com

55 Music Concourse Dr 415.379.5868 | calacademy.org

ise

e

415.621.6800 | bdantiques.com

THE BOX SF 1069 Howard St

rem Ce

BIG DADDY’S ANTIQUES 1550 17th St

ent al F e

$6,500 to $12,000

Fac ili

600

Ca ter i

400

BENTLY RESERVE 301 Battery St 415.294.2226 | bentlyreserve.com

ty R

ng $

Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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

Ma xC

ny C

san francisco

17

• •

from list

18

• •


300

300

$68-115

$1,500 to $5,000

*

425

$140 and up

200

300

500

480 Sutter St 415.273.4015 | marriott.com/sfous

ns oda tio

eP rov ide d

*

$200 and up

$10,000 and up

500

$55-225

$8,500 to $13,500

200

250

$119

500

500

$175-275

$5,000 to $25,000

300

300

$69-149

*

*

300

$76-99

75

200

$100

225

225

$30-70

$1,000 to $2,500

300

180

$125 and up

*

350

350

$125 and up

*

350

420

$135-240

*

PALACE HOTEL 2 New Montgomery St 415.537.6559 | sfpalace.com

rA llow ed

ONE LEIDESDORFF 344 Pine St 415.591.1811 | onelsf.com

ate re

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

ise

NEW DELHI RESTAURANT 160 Ellis St 415.816.4068 | newdelhirestaurant.com

tie

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

Fac ili

Fac ili

Ca ter i

• •

19

from list

Pag e

mm

*

rvi c

$40-95

Ca ter i

ng

570

Ou tsid eC

600

Acc o

MARRIOTT UNION SQUARE

s

On Pre m

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

s

$500 to $5,000

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

tie

$220 and up

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

Fac ili

250

Ou tdo or

100

JULIA MORGAN BALLROOM 465 California St 415.591.1811 | juliamorganballroom.com

Are a

JAMES LEARY FLOOD MANSION 2222 Broadway 415.292.3142 | floodmansion.org

ony

Ba r Se

One Nob Hill 877.270.1390 | intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com

e

Ind oor

INTERCONTINENTAL MARK HOPKINS

rem Ce

$1,000 to $6,000

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

ent al F e

$100 and up

HOTEL WHITCOMB 1231 Market St 415.626.8000 | hotelwhitcomb.com

ty R

500

HOTEL VITALE 8 Mission St 415.278.3700 | hotelvitale.com

ng $

nC pti o Ma xR ec e

500

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

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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

Ma xC

ny C

san francisco

from list

• •

• *

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TERRA GALLERY 511 Harrison St 415.896.1234 | terrasf.com

150

180

$3,000 to $4,500

225

300

$100

*

600

600

$185-350

$1,500 to $5,000

*

400

$3,500 to $11,000

350

350

$36 - 55

$1,500 to $4,100

180

180

$100-150

up to $3,000

250

250

$80 and up

*

350

250

$90-200

$500 to $2,500

350

*

*

600

$55 and up

*

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

W SAN FRANCISCO 181 Third St 415.777.5300 | wsanfrancisco.com

WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM 104 Montgomery St 415.345.6827 | waltdisney.org

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

64

VENUE GUIDE

san francisco

1,200

ns oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed ate re

• •

21

22

from list

Pag e

mm

$10,000 to $15,000

Acc o

300

250

$149-229

rvi c

600

Ba r Se

750

Ca ter i

ng

$4,000

800

Ou tsid eC

1400

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

s

$55-125

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

tie

$4,000 to $11,000

300

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

Fac ili

300

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

On Pre m

$100 - 180

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

s

$350 to $6,000

300

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

tie

300

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

Fac ili

$55-155

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

Ou tdo or

250

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

Are a

$0 to $1,000

60

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

ony

Ind oor

640 Sacramento St 415.395.9800 | paliodasti.com

rem Ce

Fac ili

Ca ter i

PALIO D’ASTI

ise

e ent al F e ty R

ng $

Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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

Ma xC

ny C

san francisco

• •


ns

$2,000 to $4,000

$80-100

$2,500 to $6,000

350

$43-85

$1,995

3,036

350

$80-100

$4,950 to $6,600

250

250

$70-125

$5,000 to $10,000

700

450

*

$2,100 to $10,000

from list

*

200

200

$85-135

*

250

400

$45-70

$1,000 to $1,800

500

500

$79-125

$2,500 to $3,500

*

100

$30-75

$500 to $1,000

1,400

1,400

$50 and up

*

*

$225-250

$3,000 to $5,000

400

400

$80 and up

600

$50-90

$ 1,800

300

1,000

$31-75

$1,500 to $7,500

1,122

200

$80-100

2,677

150

300

Pag e

Acc o

Fac ili

Ca ter i

Ba r Se

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ng

ate re

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

s tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie Fac ili

Ind oor

Ou tdo or

Are a ony rem Ce

ise

e ent al F e

from list

800

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

800

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

ty R

ng $

Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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

Ma xC

ny C

silicon valley

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

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

CALIFORNIA THEATRE 345 South First St, San Jose 408.792.4520 | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• •

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282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 408.998.0400 | hyattplacesanjosedowntown.com

66

VENUE GUIDE

silicon valley

ns oda tio

*

39

*

40

$1,050 to $7,000

from list

$66 and up

700

$50-80

250

250

$99

150

150

180

*

350

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

600

500

$50 and up

$4,000 and up

250

250

*

300

300

*

180

180

150

200

$77 and up

300

300

$68-99

700

700

200

$1,200

$100

$1,500

180

$100 and up

$800 and up

1,000

*

*

$500 to $2,000

*

Pag e

On Pre m

250

Ou tdo or

Ind oor

rem Ce

Fac ili

$750

Ca ter i

$61-79

mm

175

HOTEL VALENCIA SANTANA ROW

HYATT PLACE SAN JOSE

eP rov ide d

Acc o

175

408.335.1700 | hotellosgatos.com

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

rA llow ed Ba r Se

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

rvi c

ng

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

ate re

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

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

$1,000 and up

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

s

$70-120

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

tie

2,000

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

Fac ili

1,200

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

s

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

tie

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

Fac ili

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

Are a

$900 to $1,200

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

ony

$55-78

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

ise

e

330

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

ty R

Ma xR ec e

120

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

ent al F 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

silicon valley

38

38

41

40

42


ns oda tio

200

200

$30 and up

$400 to $1,200

n/a

180

$21-54

600

600

$75-200

$1,000 to $10,000

*

1,200

$80 and up

$500 to $1,500

400

400

$3,500 to $15,000

475

150

$80-100

$500 to $1,000

250

250

$60-$85

$3,000 to $13,000

150

150

$60-100

$4,500 and up

$750 to $3,900

300

*

$4,000 to $6,000

*

280

*

*

300

260

$22-40

$3,800 to $4,200

300

200

$7,500

300

300

from list

• *

• •

* *

$65-98

300

Pag e

Fac ili

$1,500 and up

188

mm

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

eP rov ide d

Acc o

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

rA llow ed Ba r Se

ROTUNDA AT SAN JOSE CITY HALL

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

rvi c

ng

THE RANCH GOLF CLUB

THE SAINTE CLAIRE

ate re

1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale 408.245.5330 | ramadainnsiliconvalley.com

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

Ca ter i

*

RAMADA SILICON VALLEY

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

s

$25-65

NESTLDOWN 1745 Dell Ave, Campbell 408.353.5311 | nestldown.com

ise

250

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

tie

250

MONTGOMERY THEATER 270 South Market St, San Jose 408.792.4520 | sanjosetheaters.org

Fac ili

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

s

Ou tsid eC

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

tie

On Pre m

MARRIOTT SANTA CLARA

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

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

Are a

Ind oor

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

ony

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

e

rem

ty R

Ce

ng $

Ca ter i

$500 to $1,500

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

ent al F e

nC pti o

$75 and up

Ma xR ec e

2,000

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

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo

3,000

ere

*

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

Ma xC

ny C

silicon valley

*

• from list

• from list

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200

750

$46-75

$1,500 to $3,500

300

300

$45-60

$500 to $4,000

200

200

$30-40

$750 to $6,000

350

500

$45-50

$900 and up

450

450

$40-70

$800 to $5,000

350

450

$55-85

320

450

250

ns oda tio

Pag e

mm

Acc o

$20-55

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

375

375

Ba r Se

600

rvi c

ng

ate re

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

s tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie

Ou tdo or

Fac ili

Are a

Ind oor

ony

300

$2,000 to $5,000

rem Ce

$66 and up

$90 and up

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

ise

e ent al F e ty R

180

Fac ili

Ca ter i

260

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

ng $

nC pti o Ma xR ec e

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

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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

Ma xC

ny C

silicon valley

43

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

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

*

$1,000 to $3,500

45

$35-129

$100 to $1,800

46

400

$35-50

$1,500 to $2,500

*

500

$35-60

$900 and up

400

250

$25-29

$250 to $1,500

225

225

$39-48

$1,500 to $2,500

90

200

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 x201 | dublinranchgolf.com

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

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

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ns oda tio

*

300

$29-90

$500 to $5,000

300

270

$35-85

$500 to $1,000

*

800

1,000

$25 and up

$800 and up

110

110

*

*

*

650

$35-75

$1,750 to $4,000

275

160

$39 and Up

$1,000 and up

250

250

$21-32

$2,225

400

400

$1,500 and up

950

450

$50-80

$1,000 to $3,600

500

500

$32 and up

$250 to $2,250

250

500

$25-40

600

500

$25-55

750

1,000

$60-80

$500 to $5,000

450

450

$50 and up

$1,500 and up

*

Pag e

mm

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

eP rov ide d

Acc o

$600 to $3,000

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

rA llow ed

*

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

rvi c

ng

275

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

ate re

275

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

Ca ter i

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

Ou tsid eC

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

s

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

ise

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

tie

Ba r Se

1184 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton 925.426.8666 | palmeventcenter.com

Fac ili

On Pre m

PALM EVENT CENTER

s

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

tie

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

Fac ili

$150 to $2,000

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

Are a

Ou tdo or

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

ony

Ind oor

HOLIDAY INN DUBLIN

e

$35-60

rem Ce

1,000

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

ent al F e Fac ili

250

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

ty R

ng $ Ca ter i

Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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

Ma xC

ny C

tri-valley

• • •

48

49

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ns

Acc o

$200 to $2,500

*

$38 and up

$500 to $5,500

*

120

$110-150

$1000 to $6,000

400

1,000

$85-119

$1,000 and up

450

450

$75-105

$750 to $4,000

200

200

*

$5,000 to $10,000

300

300

$95 and up

$1,500 and up

100

225

$34-75

$250 to $2,500

175

175

$29-35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RAMEKINS CULINARY SCHOOL & INN 450 West Spain Street, Sonoma 707.263.3160 | ramekins.com

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

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

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

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

Have an idea of how many guests you’re willing to let them invite (which, realistically, will be affected by how much they’re able to contribute) and a few meetings or decisions you’d like them to be involved in, such as the catering and cake tastings, viewing invitation options, etc. It doesn’t 78

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AN EVENT PLANNER A common hurdle for brides considering an event planner is the idea of relinquishing control. In reality, you’re not giving up control at all. You’re simply enlisting the services of someone with the organizational skills and resources to bring your vision to life. They do the footwork and research that allows you to make informed, intelligent decisions. Here’s a list of standard services: • An initial face-to-face appointment to review your ideas, expectations and preliminary budget. • Assist in creating a budget. • Make suggestions and research options. • Create an overview that accommodates your tastes, preferences and budget. • Provide a list of recommended service providers (vendors). • Assist with the selection of vendors, should you so desire. • Schedule appointments with the vendors being considered. • Review all contracts. • Develop a detailed timeline for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. • Develop a detailed floor plan. • Stay in communication with the selected vendors.


• Confirm timeline several days before the wedding and provide final version to you and all vendors. • Be on-site the day of your wedding to see that all service providers are on time and set-ups are proceeding smoothly and on schedule, and any emergencies are dealt with promptly.

THE GUEST LIST Controlling your guest list will enable you to focus more time, attention and budget to the details that make a wedding so unique: the location, invitations, table décor, menu selection, music and other elements that are often limited by large guest lists. Begin by separating your list into two groups: one comprised of friends and family you simply must have at your wedding, and the other comprised of those with whom you’d like to have, but whose absence you can accept. On average, about 20 percent of your invitees will be unable to attend. As you begin to receive regrets from the primary list, immediately send invitations to the like to have list. To reduce the level of discomfort when the topic of your wedding comes up in front of fringe-friends and coworkers not invited to the wedding, exercise a little discretion. Avoid talking about it compulsively and limit Twitter and Facebook updates. Nobody likes knowing that everyone else is invited to a super cool party except for them. So, be discrete. 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 are not obligated to in clu d e an a d ditio nal gu e s t fo r a single friend. C H I L D R E N If you prefer not to have children at the reception, use the invitation to relay your preference. Refrain from using the phrase “no children.” Instead, opt for the more subtle verbiage of, “adult only reception.” An acceptable compromise is including the children at the ceremony, and providing childcare and a separate children’s menu for the reception.

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I N V I T A T I O N S + F AV O R S Paper elements are the most effective way to translate your theme throughout the entire event. Here’s a list of the various paper elements to consider:

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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. Today’s favor selections are vast and varied. From themed and scented, to edible and decorative, they’ve evolved into much more than a token gift. Enhance a favor’s value by having it serve a dual role as an element of decor and a departing gift. Let glass votives provide a home for tealights or become miniature vases for flowers, or stage place cards in a stylish, themed holder that guests take at the end of the reception. Another option is to select a wrap or type of packaging that adds some panache to your table décor. Enclose the favor of your choice in an organza or burlap bag that brings out the color of your décor, or use a decorative box to lend a bit of architecture to your table.

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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. Start by asking yourself a few questions:


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

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

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C AT E R I N G If you are in a position to select your own caterer, try to narrow your list immediately to no more than three. When calling each caterer, have as much information ready as possible – your wedding date, your reception location, time of day, approximate number of guests, and degree of formality and theme, if applicable. F O O D I E S U N I T E Do you harbor a secret obsession for the Food Network? If so, you’re in good company. Couples across the country are releasing their inner-foodie, using both the cocktail party and reception to share their passion for the culinary arts. From Thai to Indian, Italian to Vietnamese, seafood to vegetarian, let your palate inspire. What better way to personalize your day than by sharing your secret love affair with food? The size and generational span of your guest list will influence selections, so take a quick look at your list before placing your final order, making sure there’s a little something for everyone. C A LCUL AT ING T HE CO S T Caterers calculate their prices on a per-person basis according to the menu selection. To determine your overall food cost, simply multiply the number of guests by the cost per person. For example, if you have 150 guests and the cost of dinner and beverages is $85 per person, multiply 150 x $85 for a total food cost of $12,750. Mentally add an additional 10% for overage, and 15%-20% for the gratuity (aka service charge). Ask for prices inclusive of tax and gratuity. SEASONAL INGREDIENTS Making menu selections that utilize fresh, seasonal ingredients will be more cost effective than choosing exotic or out of season ingredients. Be open to cost saving suggestions by your caterer and be realistic about what your budget can deliver.

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T O P R E S E T O R N O T T O P R E S E T Many venues encourage a preset first course. While it definitely saves time, it can also make your reception look like a charity event. Instead of presetting the salad, consider doing the first dance at the beginning of the reception. Servers can bring out the first course while guests are admiring the results of those fancy dance lessons you convinced your fiancé to take.


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F I N A L G U E S T C O U N T Typically the f inal guest count is required one week before the event. This will be the minimum number of people/meals for which you will actually be charged. Most caterers will plan on the addition of a few last minute guests and will add their meals to the final bill.

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R E N TA L S Party rentals cover a variety of items, such as: tableware, linens, chair covers, tables and chairs, tents, dance floors, candelabras, fountains, plants, props, lounge furniture, vintage furniture, theme decor and more. Before contacting a rental company, have the following information available:

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• 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 wedding party. • Number of wedding vendors being seated. • A tentative floor plan. • Table and chair requirements of your beverage service and disc jockey. • Food serving style. Buffet stations will need linens for each table and possibly props or decor. C E R E M O N Y R E N T A L S A great deal of focus is placed on the decor for the reception. Not to be overlooked are the elements that literally set the stage for the wedding ceremony. Arbors, columns and pillars, topiaries, candelabras and chuppahs are props and structures readily available through most rental companies. L I N E N S Before you decide on colors and theme, you owe it to yourself to visit a rental or linen company. The st yles, tex ture, fabrics, colors and options available are staggering. A single linen can launch a flurry of ideas and imagination.

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.


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T A B L E S & C H A I R S In determining the number of tables and chairs needed, confirm possible extras: chairs for the ceremony, tables for the back bar, serving stations, DJ, cake and gifts. If your reception site offers an outdoor area, rent a few kiosks (elevated cocktail tables) for guests who’ll be slipping outside to smoke or get a breath of fresh air. If there’s the chance of extreme heat or rain, reserve market umbrellas to go over the tables. These extras will also affect your linen and floral orders.

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C H A I R S + C O V E R S Old and worn chairs can be an unsightly distraction from an otherwise elegant affair. Easy options for the “bad chair” dilemma are chair covers and chair rentals. There are myriad options available, which you’ll find in the style + design feature on pages 108 to 139. Most rental companies also include images of their inventory online, so be sure to check-out their websites.

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L I G H T I N G Nothing transforms a room as dramatically as lighting. It is the single most effective tool for creating ambiance and mood. Done properly, it can be the difference between intimate and institutional or ordinary and extraordinary.

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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. TR ANSITION FROM CEREMONY TO RECEP TION Avoid a large tim e gap b et we e n th e ceremony and reception. Out-of-town guests tend to feel a little lost; guests arrive at the reception feeling less than fresh after wearing the same celebratory clothes all day; and those with children will have to arrange for all-day childcare. D I R E C T I N G Y O U R G U E S T S If the ceremony and reception are at different locations, specifically designate someone to greet and guide your guests to the cocktail or reception area, or make sure there are adequate signs directing them to the proper place.

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A L L T H E D E C I S I O N S YO U M A K E WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING ARE I M P O R TA N T. FE W, H O W E V ER, A R E MORE CRUCIAL, LONG -TER M, THAN CHOOSING THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER AND CINEMATOGRAPHER. Your photographer and cinematographer will be with you for a large part of your wedding day. Make it a priority to find professionals with positive energy and attitude—someone you have chemistry with . Th e m o re you “clic k ” to geth e r, the bet ter your photographs and video will be.

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FINDING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER As tempted as you may be to enlist the talents of an acquaintance who dabbles in photography—don’t. Experienced photographers have the experience, equipment and know-how to make your photographs sensational. They understand the different moods created by proper lighting and posing, and use reliable techniques and equipment to create quality images. Not to be overlooked is the fact that your photographer has but one opportunity to get it right. There are no second chances. S T Y L E Just a few years ago wedding photography styles could be conveniently grouped into two categories: traditional and photojournalistic. Not so, today. As you delve into the task of finding your lens master, you’ll quickly discover a plethora of new styles. From vibrant enhanced color process to the milky, washed-out tones of the vintage process, or even the retro Fuji Instant prints, photographers are doing more with specialty filters, lenses and post production software than ever before. Find a photographer whose portfolio showcases the style you’re drawn to. L I G H T I N G Like photographic styles, you’ll f i n d t h at m o s t p h oto g r a p h e r s h ave specific strengths and preferences when it comes to lighting. Some are masters with natural light, others excel in delivering spectacular images from indoor and lowlight conditions. Skill is required, regardless. When looking at portfolios, think about the time of day and location where you’ll


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E Q U I P M E N T Some photographers shoot with film, others have migrated to digital. Is one better than the other? Not necessarily. Some photographers prefer the end product film delivers, while others prefer the convenience of digital. The most important factor is the quality of images in the photographer’s albums. If you like what you see, and can be guaranteed the same camera that captured those images will be capturing yours, don’t worry about what type of equipment or format. View the work! B L A C K & W H I T E Of course you’ll want to c apture th e vivid hu e s of your centerpieces and décor with vibrant, color photos. However, when it comes to documenting the emotional, unscripted moments of the day, black-and-white is in a class all by itself. The fewer colors your eyes have to process, the easier it is to focus on the subject matter. Blackand-white is great for capturing intimate and sentimental close-ups such as: mom buttoning the gown, the vows, the kiss and the first dance. In addition, blackand-white helps mask skin imperfections because shades of gray don’t record blotchy, skin irritations. It’s also perfect for those “getting ready” shots. TIMING O n e of t h e m o s t c o m m o n planning mistakes is shortchanging the photographer on time between the ceremony and reception. To lessen the pressure consider doing all the bridal party and bride and groom photos prior to the ceremony. Your event planner and photographer can set up a private moment for the two of you to see each other before the wedding party joins the show. Rely on your photographer’s suggested time allocation. If you cut it short, don’t expect to get all the images on your wish list.

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

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M U S T H AV E S H O T S I f yo u h ave a l a r g e wedding party or family and want a series of posed group shots, compile a list of the persons or families you’d like in each shot. Provide the list to your photographer and event planner, or the person in charge of assembling everyone to be photographed. Nothing holds up a celebration more than waiting for missing people.

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If proofs aren’t included in the package, and you can’t imagine not owning each and every photo from your wedding, ask if they can be purchased. D O - I T-YO U R S E L F If considering the purchase of your negatives or raw images on disc and handling the reproduction yourself, be prepared to weed through a thousand images, arrange for photo retouching, find someone to develop the prints, find and order the album, and finally construct the album or scrapbook. Evaluate this option realistically. You don’t want to end up twelve months down the road with your proofs and negatives disorganized sitting in a box. Our advice: leave everything to the professionals. A SSISTANT S Most photographers work with an experienced and professional a s sis t ant . While th e p h oto grap h e r concentrates on lighting and equipment, the assistant is watching the details; arranging the hem of your gown, smoothing out wrinkles, etc. Although hiring a photographer with a qualified assistant may cost more, it’s worth the investment. If a photographer you’re interested in does not work with an assistant, confirm the images you admired were taken without additional help.

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FINDING A CINEMATOGRAPHER The most amazing thing happens the day of your wedding. Your feet never touch the ground, you can’t stop smiling and by the following day you can’t remember half of what happened. It’s true. Nothing captures the entire celebration like moving sight and sound. As in most cases, the best in the trade are hired quickly, so don’t procrastinate. Start reviewing online demos and narrowing your choices as soon as you’ve booked your venue. Ask to view a video that was actually delivered to a client and shot by the professional you intend to hire. This allows you to see their style with material from one wedding, as opposed to a series of “best shots” woven into a demo.

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


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

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THE APPOINTMENT During your first appointment try on different styles, even those you normally wouldn’t choose. Trust your salon consultant to lead you in the right direction. An experienced 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-the-shoulder gown has you fidgeting now, girlfriend, just think of the discomfort on your wedding day. No, thank you! The absolute last thing you want to be doing is tugging self-consciously at your dress all day. Your wedding day mantra should be, ‘beautiful, comfortable, confident.’


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THE TEN SILHOUETTES There are ten basic silhouettes that make up almost all wedding gowns, and more than likely, at least one will be flattering on your body type. Being well versed in wedding gown vocabulary is vital. Here are a few key terms-of-art to get you on your way. And remember; trust your bridal consultant when it comes to trying on different styles.

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T H E B A L L G O W N The cut that exemplifies romance. This silhouette incorporates a natural or dropped waist, set off with a full skirt. Think Cinderella, waltzing with your prince at the reception. Extremely flattering around the waist. The volume of this dress might overtake the petite bride but it’s a good choice for an average height bride with very romantic taste. T H E A - L I N E Flattering to most figures. The secret? A slim f it ting narrow top that skims the rib cage and hips, extending out in an “A” triangle along the body. Look in your closet; chances are you’ll find many of your skirts have an A-line cut. There’s a reason after all; A-lines add height, minimize curvy hips, and create an overall slimming profile. T H E B A L L E R I N A Inspired by the costumes of classical ballet, made of ultrafine fabrics with a fitted waistline and classic full skirt, this silhouette can court a formal event while still being relaxed and easy to move in. It’s quite flattering on medium to tall frames, but tends to shorten the appearance of petite brides. T H E B U S T L E B A C K When seen from the side, this dress has the S-shaped silhouette that was so favored by women of the late 19th century. More recently seen on Hollywood’s red carpet as modern day starlets take a page from the past. THE PRINCESS Another unanimously flattering cut, cousin to the A-line. The difference? Seams that run fluidly from the neckline, through the waist and skimming down the hips. The princess cut universally slims and lengthens. Ideal for brides with a petite figure and small waist.

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T HE SL IP DRE S S Love the feeling of your favorite negligee? N ow imagine it in sumptuous silk and skimming your curves all the way down to your ankles. Ready for your figure to show? This is the cut for you. Only 1930’s loving, glamour goddesses need apply. THE TRUMPET It’s somewhat of a hybrid between the mermaid silhouette and the modified A-line, but flairs out higher on the skirt at about mid-thigh. THE MERMAID This silhouette, contours the body from chest to knee then flares out close to the hem. It accentuates your curves, creating that coveted hour glass shape.

VEIL OR NOT Yo u r d re s s wi l l m o s t l i ke l y h ave s o m e i nf l u e n c e ove r w h at ve i l o r h e a d p i e c e yo u u l t i m ate l y c h o o s e . A s fo r r u l e s , t h e re a re n o n e . I f yo u fe e l ro m a nt i c a n d g o r g e o u s i n a ve i l , we a r i t . I f yo u p refe r a t i a r a , yo u g o g i r l . I f yo u p l a n o n ro c k i n ’ a fa b u l o u s u p d o a n d d o n ’ t wa nt to c ove r i t u p, s p r i n k l e i n a l i t t l e b l i n g wi t h r h i n e s to n e b a r ret te s o r p i n s . Fe e l l i ke d o n n i n g a s a s s y b i rd c a g e ve i l ? D o i t . Wh at ’s o u r we d d i n g d ay m a nt r a? T h at ’s r i g ht . . .” b e a u t i f u l , c o mfo r ta b l e , c o nf i d e nt .”

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

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THE COST Wedding gowns range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more, plus alterations. Tell your salon consultant up front what your budget is so she can direct you towards gowns in your price range. While it is only natural to want the best price possible, keep in mind that the cost not only covers the material and labor involved in creating a gown, it also covers the time invested by your salon consultant. Looking for your wedding gown can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of planning a wedding... trying on beautiful gowns, being pampered and waited on by your own personal consultant. Push too hard for a lesser price and you may lose the special service and attention to detail you would have received with the original price.

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

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


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LINGERIE Once you’ve selected your gown, ask your salon consultant for recommendations on the appropriate lingerie. Make sure these garments supply the perfect amount of support and fit. Do you slouch? Discover a corset with boning. Wearing shimmering silk? Seamless lingerie is your secret. Hear t set on strapless? A seam-free strapless bustier or three-quarter-length convertible bra will do the trick. Bring these items to your dress fittings. You’ll see and feel the difference.

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HAIR & MAKEUP The first decision is whether to use a professional makeup artist, hair stylist or both. Should you consider these services for just yourself, or your entire bridal party, the benefits of hiring such professionals are many. From the convenience of on-location service, to the reassurance that all of the bridal attendants will look their very best, enlisting the help of an expert is one simple way to shorten the list of wedding day worries. M A K E U P S T Y L I S T A professional makeup artist is experienced in creating many different looks. A true artist will know trade secrets for not only fashioning a longer lasting look, but for accentuating your finer features. From ruby red lips to smoky eyes, your stylist will help you look and feel your best. The end result: a picture-perfect-you.

SE LE C TI NG YO UR B RID ES M A ID S If there’s anyone who truly understands the meaning of “for better or for worse” it’s a best friend. Whether you played dress-up as little girls, were cheerleaders together in high school, met in college or at the office, chances are you’ve had your share of good times and bad. And through it all—diets and boyfriends, jobs

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With the manufacturer and color selected, let your girls choose the style of dress they feel most flatters their figure. This is a great option if one of your bridesmaids is pregnant or if you have a variety of body sizes and shapes to contend with. Another option is to select a two-piece ensemble, which naturally adjusts itself to different body types. Alterations are often easier when dealing with just a top, or just a skirt. In addition to bridal salons, visit several department stores for ready-wear gowns. They carry various sizes of the same style, which will afford your bridesmaids the opportunity to try on a few different sizes to find the most flattering fit. This option results in the least amount of alteration, if any. It’s also convenient for out-of-town bridesmaids. Purchase the most appropriate size and ship it. If the dress doesn’t fit, you can take it back and exchange it for the proper size. F I N A N C I A L O B L I G AT I O N S Be very clear about what you will pay for and what items will be their responsibility. The bridal party typically pays for their own wedding attire and accommodations. However, the bride can certainly offer to pay for their dresses and accessories. The price for a bridesmaid gown ranges from $150 to $250. TBsf


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SCOTT CORRIDAN MAY 16

SEA RANCH LODGE, SEA RANCH, CA

to RUSS PALMER

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NICOLE LISANNE SEPTEMBER 8

to DANIEL GREDINBERG

OCEANO HOTEL & SPA, HALF MOON BAY, CA

P H O T O G R A P H E R TA N J A L I P P E R T E V E N T P L A N N E R T W I T T E R PAT E D W E D D I N G S F L O R A L D E S I G N A S I E L D E S I G N P G . 9 4 O F F I C I A N T S P E N C E R W E D D I N G S C I N E M AT O G R A P H E R AW E S O M E S H O T S T U D I O S B A K E R Y S W E E T T O O T H C O N F E C T I O N S E N T E R TA I N M E N T B I G F U N D J S M A K E U P M O D E R N E B E A U T Y H A I R M I K E L L E F I R E D A N C E R H E A D L I N E R P R O D U C T I O N S R E N TA L S C L A S S I C PA R T Y R E N TA L S P G . 8 5 / N A PA VA L L E Y L I N E N S / A PA RT Y P L A C E P H O T O B O O T H T H E L A U G H B O X P G . 9 1 L I G H T I N G N AT T I P I E R C E T H O M S O N D E S I G N / AT M O S P H E R E L I G H T S

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nicole + daniel


SYDNEY LOVELLE MAY 10

to AARON LAMORTE

ASIEL DESIGN WAREHOUSE, SAN JOSE, CA

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sydney + aaron


LILY YEUNG AUGUST 29

to IAN YARDLEY

FOUR SEASONS SILICON VALLEY, PALO ALTO, CA

P H O T O G R A P H E R A R R O W O O D P H O T O G R A P H Y E V E N T P L A N N E R M O R G A N E V E N T S F L O R A L D E S I G N E R PA S S I F L O R A D E S I G N S M I N I D E S S E R T S J E N ’ S C A K E S P G . 8 1 C A K E F U N F I L L E D C A K E S R E N TA L S H E N S L E Y PA RT Y R E N TA L S L I N E N S W I L D F L O W E R L I N E N S C I N E M AT O G R A P H E R J U S T I N F O N E P R O D U C T I O N S PA P E R H E L L O ! L U C K Y / C H E W I N G T H E C U D L I G H T I N G E N H A N C E D L I G H T I N G E N T E RTA I N M E N T B I G F U N D J G O W N J A N E WA N G N Y H A I R + M A K E U P L A P R I N C E S S E S PA G R O O M ’ S AT T I R E S E L I X

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lily + ian


DANA MURPHY-CHUORIAN MAY 31

to ROBERT MABRY

SHARON HEIGHTS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, MENLO PARK CA

P H O T O G R A P H E R S T E P H A N I E P O O L E V E N T P L A N N E R M A R C Y B L U M A S S O C I AT E S F L O R A L D E S I G N E R N A N C Y L I U C H I N D E S I G N S R E N TA L S H A RT M A N N S T U D I O S P G . 8 6 L I N E N S N U A G E D E S I G N S L I G H T I N G E N H A N C E D L I G H T I N G S O U N D + AV D E S I G N S O U N D C I N E M AT O G R A P H E R AW E S O M E S H O T S T U D I O S C O C K TA I L B A N D S A M U R A I G Y P S I E S R E C E P T I O N B A N D T H E J A M E S G A N G PA P E R C E C I N E W Y O R K H A I R T H E M A K E U P D O L L S P H O T O B O O T H T O M F O O L E RY B E I G N E T S H A R V E Y ’ S G O U R M E T M I N I D O U N U T S

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dana + robert


SUJATA MAHIDHARA MAY 17

B.R. COHN WINERY, GLEN ELLEN, CA

to ANI JOSHI

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JOANNA JULY 13

to MICHAEL

THE CARNEROS INN, NAPA, CA

P H O T O G R A P H E R C AT H E R I N E H A L L S T U D I O S P G . 1 4 5 E V E N T D E S I G N E R / P L A N N E R M E L I S S A PA N I C O C A K E P E R F E C T E N D I N G S R E N TA L S C L A S S I C PA R T Y R E N TA L S P G . 8 5 E V E N T + F L O R A L D E S I G N E R / L I N E N S K AT H L E E N D E E R Y D E S I G N I N V I TAT I O N S E L I Z A B E T H H U B B E L L C I N E M AT O G R A P H E R J U S T I N F O N E P R O D U C T I O N S L I G H T I N G I L L U S I O N S L I G H T I N G D E S I G N C E R E M O N Y M U S I C G A U C H O J A Z Z R E C E P T I O N M U S I C D E B O I S E N T E RTA I N M E N T O F F I C I A N T T O M D O W L I N G GOWN REEM ACRA HAIR + MAKEUP JULIE MORGAN

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joanna + michael


LILY ALLEN SEPTEMBER 22

to DAVID HUGHES

PRIVATE ESTATE, ROSS, CA

P H O T O G R A P H E R C L I F F B R U N K E V E N T + F L O R A L D E S I G N E R / C AT E R E R / C A K E TA S T E C AT E R I N G + E V E N T P L A N N I N G P G . 8 3 L I G H T I N G I M PA C T L I G H T I N G P G . 8 9 TA B L E T O P H A RT M A N N S T U D I O S P G . 8 6 V I N TA G E R E N TA L S O N E T R U E L O V E V I N TA G E L I N E N S L A TAV O L A P G . 8 4 T E N T I N G / TA B L E S Z E P H Y R T E N T S M E N U S B A R B A R A C A L L O W B A N D C A R T E B L A N C H E

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lily + david


RACHEL GREENBURG NOVEMBER 9

to BRANDON RASMUSSON

JULIA MORGAN BALLROOM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

P H O T O G R A P H E R C O L S O N G R I F F I T H P G . 1 4 8 F L O R A L + E V E N T D E S I G N E R S O U L F L O W E R D E S I G N S T U D I O C AT E R E R G L O B A L G O U R M E T R E N TA L S H A R T M A N N S T U D I O S P G . 8 6 C I N E M AT O G R A P H E R E R I N G R I F F I N C A K E B AT T E R B A K E RY B A N D K J & T H E A L L S TA R S G O W N A LV I N A VA L E N TA H A I R K R I S T Y W H I T E M A K E U P J U L I E D Y

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rachel + brandon


ANNIE NGUYEN MAY 25

to STEVEN LIN

RITZ CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER DANNY DONG EVENT + FLORAL DESIGNER NANCY LIU CHIN DESIGNS GOWN MONIQUE LHUILLIER R E N TA L S C L A S S I C PA R T Y R E N TA L S P G . 8 5 / L A TAV O L A L I N E N S P G . 8 4 / B L U E P R I N T S T U D I O S P G . B A C K C O V E R M A C A R O O N S C H A N TA L G U I L L O N PA P E R D A U P H I N E P R E S S / H E L L O ! L U C K Y L I G H T I N G E N H A N C E D L I G H T I N G C A K E J U S T C A K E C E R E M O N Y M U S I C G O L D E N G AT E M U S I C E N T E R TA I N M E N T S P I N T R O N I X

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annie + steven


LAUREN LAST AUGUST 16

to MATT JOHNSON

THE WOODMARK HOTEL & YACHT CLUB, KIRKLAND, WA

P H O T O G R A P H E R C L A N E G E S S E L P G . 1 4 6 E V E N T P L A N N E R N E W C R E AT I O N S W E D D I N G S C I N E M AT O G R A P H E R C A S E Y S J O G R E N F L OR A L S / L I N EN S / LIGH T IN G ARI A S TYL E CAKE HONEY CRUM B CAK E ST UDIO ENTERTA INMENT + LIGHTING B AMB OO B EATS I N V I TATIO N S PA P E R PA S S I O N I S TA / B . T. E L E M E N T S / K L E I N F E L D PA P E R G O W N M A G G I E S O T T E R O H A I R M A I S O N S A L O N M A K E U P M A R L U A S O R I A C E R E M O N Y E N T E R TA I N M E N T S T R I N G Q U A RT E T / E N C O R E F O U R R E N TA L S A B C S P E C I A L E V E N T R E N TA L S

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lauren + matt


DANA DOOLIN AUGUST 24

to SEAN EMADZADEH

KOHL MANSION, BURLINGAME, CA

P H O T O G R A P H E R C A R L I E S TAT S K Y F L O R A L D E S I G N E R V I O L E T TA F L O W E R S C AT E R I N G T H O M A S J O H N E V E N T S P G . 8 2 C A K E S U S I E C A K E S PA P E R E C H O L E T T E R P R E S S H A I R + M A K E U P T H E M A K E U P D O L L S E N T E R TA I N M E N T B I G F U N D J

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dana + sean


DENISE SHIU OCTOBER 4

to MATT TYNAN

THE CARNEROS INN, NAPA, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER GIA CANALI EVENT DESIGNER/PLANNER SHANNON LEAHY EVENTS FLORALS MICHAEL DAIGIAN DESIGN L I N E N S L A TAV O L A P G . 8 4 R E N TA L S C L A S S I C PA RT Y R E N TA L S P G . 8 5

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denise + matt


EMILY DOW NOVEMBER 3

to BRIAN ETHRIDGE

ROARING CAMP, FELTON, CA

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to BRADY FLAHERTY

AMADOR CELLARS, PLYMOUTH, CA

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JAIME PURSUIT MARCH 29

to SCOTT COLEMAN

ZEPHYR LODGE NORTHSTAR, TRUCKEE, CA

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FAIRMONT HOTEL, SAN JOSE, CA

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advertiser index A C C O M M O D AT I O N S Bay Landing Hotel (650) 259-9000. . ....................................................... 79 Dinah’s Garden Hotel (650) 213-1111......................................................... 33 Fairmont San Jose (408) 998-3912......................................................... 38 Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001.......................................................... 4 1 Sheraton Palo Alto (650) 328-2800........................................................ 34

B E A U T Y + H E A LT H Get Your Do Up! (415) 425-8259. . .......................................................... Skyla Arts (323) 346-7599..................................................................... Umbrella Salon (408) 293-4242. . ........................................................... Wild Orchids The Salon (925) 756-0666................................................

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BRIDAL SALONS BRIDAL SALONS / EAST BAY + TRI-VALLEY Blossom’s Bridal, Dublin (925) 225-1162.. ................................................ NA Bride’s Corral, Livermore (925) 455-1244............................................... NA Dori Anne Veils, Castro Valley (510) 690-0100. . ...................................... NA Gesinee’s Bridal, Concord (925) 686-6444........................................... 160 J’aime Bridal, Pleasanton (925) 846-8459.............................................. NA Janene’s Bridal Boutique, Alameda (510) 217-8076............................... 158 Joanna’s Bridal & Tailoring, Danville (925) 552-6675............................... NA Kayla’s Bridal, Castro Valley (888) 797-0808.......................................... NA La Soie Bridal, Walnut Creek (925) 933-9988.......................................... NA Lilac Dress Boutique, Alameda (510) 865-2544...................................... NA Kinsley James, Walnut Creek (925) 330-9228.. ...................................... 156 Margene’s, Oakland (510) 451-3555........................................................ NA The Wedding Party, Berkeley (510) 420-1338.......................................... NA Weddings and Dreams, Fremont (510) 438-8877.................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / PENINSULA Bridal Project, Burlingame (415) 290-5255.. ............................................ NA Nelly’s Bridal Boutique, South San Francisco (650) 616-9226.. ............... NA Nouvelle Bridal, Palo Alto (650) 326-6230.............................................. NA Nouvelle Vogue, San Mateo (650) 347-3444.. ........................................ 156 Rin’s Bridal & Formal, San Carlos (650) 595-3404................................. 160 Royal Formal & Bridal, Millbrae (650) 259-9738...................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / SAN FRANCISCO Amy Kuschel (415) 956-5657. . ................................................................ 157 And Something Blue (415) 409-0217...................................................... NA Atelier des Modistes (415) 775-0545...................................................... NA Bella Bridesmaid (415) 931-5492............................................................ NA Bridal Galleria (415) 362-2277. . .............................................................. 159 Bridal Image (415) 861-4696.. ................................................................. NA Dark Garden Unique Corsetry (415) 431-7684........................................ NA eDressit San Francisco (415) 638-6956. . ................................................ NA Jin Wang (415) 397-9111.. ........................................................................ 159 Jinza Couture Bridal (415) 351-1588....................................................... 160 La Boutique Des Brides (415) 431-3400.. ................................................ NA Loveliness Wedding Galleria (415) 752-1818............................................ NA Lovely Bride (415) 962-7415.. ................................................................... NA

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Nordstrom Wedding Suite (415) 977-5039............................................. NA Siri Bridal Boutique (415) 431-8873......................................................... NA Torso Vintages (415) 391-3166................................................................ NA Weddington Way (415) 926-5925........................................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / SILICON VALLEY Bay Area Bridal, Cupertino (408) 517-5700............................................ 161 BoLee Bridal Couture, Sunnyvale (408) 774-9242 .................................. NA Brides of California, Sunnyvale (408) 732-3382. . .................................... NA Elegant Lace, San Jose (408) 978-2230................................................. NA Haute Bride Design & Salon, Los Gatos (408) 827-4775.. ........................ NA Iridescence Bridal Couture, San Jose (408) 688-4877........................... NA Nordstrom Wedding Suite, San Jose (408) 248-2180. . ............................ NA

BRIDAL REGISTRY Bloomingdale‘s, San Francisco (415) 856-5376. . ..................................... NA Bloomingdale‘s, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 463-2120........................ NA Crate & Barrel, Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek (925) 947-3500.. ............. NA Crate & Barrel, Santana Row (408) 247-0600........................................ NA Crate & Barrel, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 321-7800.......................... NA Crate & Barrel, Town Center Corte Madera (415) 924-5412..................... NA Macy’s, Union Square (415) 296-4619. . ................................................... NA Umami Mart, Oakland (510) 250-9559.. .................................................. NA

BRIDAL SHOWS Bay Area Wedding Fairs (925) 594-2969.................................................96 Bridal Extravaganza (510) 243-5057........................................................ 93 Luxury Wedding Shows (866) 931-8508.................................................. 81 San Francisco Wedding Fair (510) 499-0881. . ......................................... NA The Great Bridal Expo, Inc (800) 422-3976............................................. 9 1 Wedding Faire (408) 677-4673. . .............................................................. 79

C A K E S + C AT E R I N G Continental Caterers (650) 322-4189. . ....................................................84 Jen’s Cakes (408) 293-2253. . .................................................................. 81 Sweet Lauren Cakes (415) 371-9380. . ...................................................... 81 Taste Catering & Event Planning (415) 550-6464. . .................................... 83 Thomas John Events (415) 641-4700. . ..................................................... 82

EVENT PLANNERS + DESIGNERS Carolyn Wilson Weddings + Events (925) 315-9589................................. 79

FAV O R S Beau-Coup (877) 988-2328................................................................... 80

FLORAL DESIGNERS Asiel Design (800) 94-ASIEL (27435).......................................................94 Bella Vita Event Productions (707) 322-0807.......................................... 9 1 Flower Affairs (408) 356-3824................................................................ 9 1

I N V I TAT I O N S Forever Heyday (707) 953-1006.. ............................................................ 80


JEWELERS A-One Imports, GiftCenter #173 (415) 626-6820................................... NA Ani Diamond Design (415) 255-9397. . ..................................................... NA Belgian Diamond Specialties (408) 395-4500.. ...................................... NA Blacy’s Fine Jewelers, Los Gatos (408) 354-9500.................................. NA Caratti Jewelers, Livermore (925) 447-2381.. .......................................... NA CH Premier, Santa Clara (408) 983-2688............................................... NA Chique Jewelry, Campbell (408) 866-8661............................................ NA Geneve Jewelers, Burlingame (650) 348-4983.. ..................................... NA Giraux Fine Jewelry, Ltd., GiftCenter #129 (415) 863-8188...................... NA Gleim Jewelers, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 325-3533. . ....................... NA Just Diamonds, GiftCenter #150 (415) 626-2318.................................... NA Lynn Hill & Co., Burlingame (650) 344-4455........................................... NA Prestige Jewelers, GiftCenter #177 (415) 864-0373................................ NA Ritz Jewelers, Embarcadero Center (415) 626-3807. . ............................ NA The Jewel Box Jewelers, Campbell (408) 377-9898............................... NA Topper Fine Jewelers, Burlingame (650) 347-2221. . ................................ NA

MUSIC AVL Entertainment (323) 203-6707........................................................ 92 La Boheme Chic Music (408) 971-7171.................................................... NA

PHOTO BOOTHS SnapFiesta (855) SNAPFIE (762-7343).................................................... 93 The Laugh Box (415) 935-9807.. .............................................................. 93

P H O T O G R A P H Y + C I N E M AT O G R A P H Y AVR Films (408) 836-9440.....................................................................147 Brian MacStay Photography (925) 348-8856. . ....................................... 143 Cantrell Portrait Design (925) 934-1994................................................ 144 Catherine Hall Studios (415) 839-6711................................................... 145 Clane Gessel Photography (415) 938-6320........................................... 146 Colin Pattison Photography & Cinematography (707) 419-9993. . .......... 142 Colson Griffith Photography (415) 314-6096......................................... 148 Elegant Events Media (650) 554-8297. . ................................................. 148 Fantasy Sound Video (925) 373-1934. . ................................................... 148 Milou + Olin Photography (888) 518-6575. . ............................................ 145 Modern Love Photography (510) 698-1517............................................. 149 Studio MSV (925) 829-6787.................................................................. 142

RECEPTION SITES EAST BAY/TRI-VALLEY SITES Berkeley City Club (510) 280-1532...........................................................44 Castlewood Country Club (925) 485-2237.............................................. 45 Crow Canyon Country Club (925) 735-5718............................................46 Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa (925) 299-4388.. ........................................... 47 Sunol Valley Golf Club (925) 862-2408. . ..................................................48 Wente Vineyards (925) 456-2425. . ..........................................................49 PENINSULA SITES Allied Arts Guild (650) 322-2405.............................................................. 23 Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto (650) 628-0180.....................................24

Crowne Plaza Foster City (650) 295-6129. . .............................................. 25 Doubletree by Hilton San Francisco Airport (650) 373-2223.. .................. 26 Embassy Suites SF Airport (650) 589-3400. . .......................................... 27 Garden Court Hotel (650) 323-1912.. ....................................................... 28 Hilton SFO Bayfront (650) 340-8500. . .................................................... 29 Kohl Mansion (650) 762-1134. . .................................................................... 30 Long Branch Saloon & Farms (650) 726-3117. . ......................................... 3 1 Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club (650) 917-5101................................... 32 The Sea/Dinah’s Garden Hotel (650) 213-1111.......................................... 33 Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel (650) 328-2800............................................... 34 Westin Palo Alto Hotel (650) 321-4422. . ................................................... 35 SAN FRANCISCO SITES Bently Reserve (415) 294-2226................................................................ 16 Cliff House (415) 666-4027...................................................................... 17 E&O Kitchen and Bar (415) 788-2622...................................................... 18 Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf (415) 486-4410................................................ 19 Peacock Gap, The Clubhouse (415) 453-4910.........................................20 Presidio Golf Course & Clubhouse (415) 561-4661.. .................................. 2 1 Regency Center (415) 447-4909.............................................................. 22 SILICON VALLEY SITES Cinnabar Hills Golf Club (408) 323-7857................................................. 36 Coyote Creek Golf Club (408) 463-1800. . ............................................... 37 Fairmont San Jose (408) 998-3912......................................................... 38 Fourth Street Summit Center (408) 998-1900. . ...................................... 38 Freedom Hall & Gardens (408) 379-3733. . .............................................. 39 Guglielmo Winery (408) 779-2145.......................................................... 40 Historic Del Monte Building (408) 735-7680........................................... 40 Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001......................................................... 4 1 Hotel De Anza (408) 494-4725............................................................... 42 San Jose Museum of Art (408) 291-5377................................................. 43 Villa Ragusa (408) 364-1900................................................................... 43 DESTINATION VENUES deLorimier Winery (707) 433-3303.........................................................50 Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe (775) 866-6693. . ........................................... 5 1 Ramekins (707) 933-0450...................................................................... 52 Seascape Beach Resort (800) 929-7727.. ............................................... 53 Soda Rock Winery (707) 433-3303.......................................................... 54 Tahoe Wedding Collection (775) 586-4442. . ............................................ 55 Vintners Inn with John Ash & Co. (800) 421-2584.................................... 56 Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988...................................................................1

R E N TA L S + L I G H T I N G Blueprint Studios (415) 922-9004.............................................. back cover Classic Party Rentals (650) 652-0300. . ................................................... 85 Dekko88 (844) DEKKO88 (335-5688).......................................................90 Fantasy Sound Lighting (925) 373-1934...................................................88 Hartmann Studios (510) 232-5030. . ........................................................86 Impact Lighting & Production (510) 847-3979..........................................89 La Tavola Fine Linen Rental (888) 953-0333.. ...........................................84

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