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

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STYLE + DESIGN 84

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FIG + MAUVE

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RECLAIM ROMANCE

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SILICON VALLEY

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LAVENDER LOVES GOLD

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DESTINATION WEDDING VENUES

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CLASSIC WHITE

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VENUE GUIDE | OVER 200 LISTINGS

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INDUSTRIAL CHIC

BRIDAL FASHION 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE SHOPPING FOR YOUR GOWN

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EDITOR’S REVIEW BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR FIRST INQUIRY CHECKOUT CRISTINE’S PERSONAL REVIEWS OF THE WEDDING SERVICES FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE OF TODAY’S BRIDE SF.

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PLANNING FEATURE

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START HERE!

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10 STEPS TO AN UNFORGETTABLE RECEPTION

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REAL WEDDINGS 144

SONIA SHARMA + SHAAN PATEL

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EMILY BOYLE + JOSHUA DENDO

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NEHA GUPTA + BEN THOMAS

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MELISSA HAGEN + JUSTIN WOOTON

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TAMIKA CHRISTY + GORDON GREENWOOD

INDUSTRY PULSE

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KELLEY ZUBAL + PETE NGAU

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LAURA CIOFFI + PAUL ESBER

WEDDING INDUSTRY 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

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EMILY LEWIS + ALEX MEYER

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SWING INTO SPRING

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CHLOE JACKMAN + MIKE BUITRAGO

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ILEA WANDERLUST GALA

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MARK O’NEIL + TODD O’LEARY

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JUST IMAGINE

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PHOTOGRAPHER JENNIFER SKOG STYLIST CINDY DANBOM, BELLA NOTTE HAIR + MAKEUP CAMILLE GOLDSTON JUMPSUIT JILL STUART BRIDAL SALON BHLDN EARRINGS NADRI VENUE CITYSCAPE AT HILTON SF UNION SQUARE

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The Terrace Room, with access to a private outdoor terrace, is the perfect location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The beauty of a sunset to the west and misty Ocean Beach to the south can be viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides. With the beach and Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, your ceremony on the private terrace will be truly unique. This amazing setting offers views of

the famous Seal Rocks, the Marin coastline, the Pacific Ocean and Ocean Beach. Your guests will be delighted by sightings of flocks of pelicans and seagulls and the occasional glimpse of seals, dolphins or whales. Whether you are planning a wedding, a family celebration, or a corporate function, the world famous Cliff House is the quintessential San Francisco experience.

1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco | 415.666.4027 | CliffHouse.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture [FMCAC] is a nonprofit operating within a Historic Landmark District along the northern waterfront of the San Francisco Bay. Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, FMCAC hosts an ever-evolving rotation of artistic programming for over 1.2 million annual visitors that includes theater and dance performances, art installations, as well as educational

and cultural classes. Gallery 308, featured here, originally host to the maritime trade and repair shops at Fort Mason, boasts panoramic views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The historic space features an open floor plan, state-of-the-art lighting, polished concrete floors, and multi-purpose blackout shades. For information about our 12 venues, accommodating 5 to 3,800 guests, visit our website.

BLUEBERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

AUGIE CHANG PHOTOGRAPHY

2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco | 415.345.7557 | FortMason.org

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 200 sitting / 400 standing

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE........................................................................... $6,500 to $9,500

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................................up to 185 sitting / standing

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

CATERING $ RANGE................................................................................... $135 to $200

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

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

CEREMONY CAPACITY...................................................up to 185 sitting / standing

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

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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.

JIM VETTER

JIM VETTER

JIM VETTER

1290 Sutter, 2nd Floor, Suite 203, San Francisco | 415.447.4908 | TheRegencyBallroom.com/rentals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ELI PITTA

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

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

CLANE GESSEL

JASMINE WANG

MICHELE SHORE

335 Powell Street, San Francisco | 415.774.0190 | WestinStFrancis.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE.................................................................................... $199 to $279

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

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

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

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

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

photographic opportunities. The setting, combining history, freshly renovated architecture and incredible gardens, is unmatched in the Bay Area. The Guild offers 3.5 acres of sheer beauty, historic relevance, and convenience for your special day. Interiors are accented by antiquities, art and hand-carved floors. Spanish styled fireplaces, high-beamed ceilings and exceptional hospitality add to the glow of an indoor event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BELLALU PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $95 to $110

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

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

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

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

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

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

600 Airport Blvd, Burlingame | 650.340.8500 | HiltonSFO.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUNIPER SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY

TANJA LIPPERT PHOTOGRAPHY

TANJA LIPPERT PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHARLETON CHURCHILL

PEN

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

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

CHARLETON CHURCHILL

JAY TSAI

TANJA LIPPERT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 or standing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Conveniently located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Club Auto Sport offers a sleek, modern, and sophisticated venue with spaces featuring stunning granite and marble finishes, ideal for creating memories to last a lifetime. From the expansive Clubhouse Ballroom to the TMFC Museum and Patio, there is something appealing for everyone. With both indoor and outdoor spaces, our luxurious décor and versatile venues provide

a great range of capacities depending on your vision for the event. The Clubhouse offers an 8,000 square foot ballroom, 20 foot floor to ceiling windows and state of the art AV. The TMFC Museum features contemporary architecture while the TMFC Patio is a serene, oasis experience. Start your journey of life together at Club Auto Sport – the perfect place to begin your happily ever after!

KATHERINE BREE WALKER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BUSA

WEDDING DOCUMENTARY

521 Charcot Ave, suite 100, San Jose | 408.770.1200 | ClubAutoSport.net

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$65 and up

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................................. $2,300 and up

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

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

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

170 South Market Street, San Jose | 408.998.3010 | Fairmont.com/san-jose

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $80 to $160

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

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

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

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

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RACHEL BLACKWELL

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

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

DEBBIE BROWN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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GIBBY LIBBY

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VILLA RAGUSA

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

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

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BRIAN MACSTAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Campo di Bocce’s new 44,000 square feet Fremont location serves the East Bay area’s thirst for Bocce and great Italian food. The complex includes 8 world-class Bocce courts (4 indoor and 4 outdoor), a full restaurant and bar and over 12,000 square feet of event space, ideal for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and weddings. From large private events in our Little Italy or outdoor patio, to smaller gatherings

in the Michelangelo room or conference room, we’ve got just the right space for groups from 12 to 1,000 guests. Our venue options and services are flexible and expansive. We handle everything from unique cultural ceremonies to traditional weddings. From fun and interactive bridal parties to elegant receptions, we pride ourselves on the ability to accommodate most any event need or request.

4020 Technology Place | 510.651.2500 | CampodiBocce.com

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

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

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

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $30 to $109

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

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

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

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

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

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

JENNIFER SKOG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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463 Kilkare Road, Sunol | 925.862.2377 | Elliston.com

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

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

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. $1,000 to $5,100

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

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

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

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

RACHEL CAPIL

CHYNA DARNER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our multiple award winning wedding venue is hidden away from the hustle of the city on 25 private acres. Surrounded by dramatic 30 to 50 foot towering oak and bay laurel trees, our woodsy, rustic inspired wedding venue has rich wood patterns that pop against the lush green surroundings. Having started as a special events venue, we later discovered that our passion is for rustic chic weddings. With that

fervor and dedication, we have become one of the most popular and most photographed venue locations in the Bay Area. Our couples are free spirited, empowered, and have an eclectic mix of new ideas. They are not bound to any specific way or idea. They are romantics at heart with a vision for turning their pinning boards into a reality. The possibilities are endless at The Ranch at Little Hills!

BOGDAN CONDOR

MAJESTA PATTERSON

18013 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon | 925.837.8158 | LittleHillsWeddings.com

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

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

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

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. $4,575 to $5,720

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

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

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Nestled in the rolling hills and lush vineyards of Livermore Valley’s Wine Country, Wente Vineyards provides an unparalleled setting and experience. From ceremonies and receptions, to rehearsal dinners and bridal showers, Wente Vineyards has become one of the most sought after venues in the Bay Area. Featuring a beautifully landscaped, expansive lawn and a historic, mission-style event center, the romance of the

winery will become a part of your family legacy. With a reputation for fine food and stellar service, our first-class catering services create sublime wine country fare, using only the finest seasonal ingredients. And to assure no detail is left to chance, we offer an on-site coordinator to ensure smooth planning and execution every step of the way. Wente Vineyards. A mix of understated elegance and warm familiarity.

JASMINE LEE

ANDRE NGUYEN

JASMINE LEE

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....................................................................................... $68 to $110

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KIMBERLY MACDONALD

2001 Highway 128, Geyserville | 707.433.3303 | WilsonArtisanWineries.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The backdrop to your beautiful vineyard wedding awaits you in the heart of Lodi Wine Country at Mettler Family Vineyards. Our modern tasting room is situated on over 20 acres of vineyards and surrounded by seven lushly landscaped acres, including a willowshaded pond and expansive lawn area—the ideal setting for outdoor ceremonies and receptions for up to 250. Say “I do” in this romantic

setting then enjoy an elegant reception among the vines. Continue the celebration by dancing the night away under the magical glow of our twinkle-lit courtyard. Mettler Family Vineyards is the perfect blend of rustic modern and wine coutry elegance. What better way to begin your happily ever after? For the covenience of our couples, we offer an elegantly appointed bridal suite.

6889 E. Harney Lane, Lodi | 209.369.3045 | MettlerWine.com

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

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

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

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE........................................... Sacramento / 60 miles

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOM VO

TOM VO

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

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................................... $1,750 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..................................................................................... $105 and up

RANGE OF ROOM RATES.......................................................................... $405 to $905

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

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8015 Highway 128, Healdsburg | 707.433.3303 | SodaRockWinery.com

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

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

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

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

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

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RANGE OF ROOM RATES ............................................................................ $375 andn/a up RATES..................................................................................................

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

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

KATHERINE NICOLE

DAVID NEWKIRK

Lake Tahoe, CA | 775.586.4442 | TahoeWeddingCollection.com

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

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. $2,195 to $8,500

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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east bay ARDENWOOD HISTORIC FARM 24600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont 510.754.9877 | ardenwoodevents.com

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

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

BERKELEY FACULTY CLUB UC Berkeley Campus 510.643.0834 | berkeleyfacultyclub.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$46 and up

*

280

280

*

*

ns

oda tio

Pag e

mm Acc o

$2,500

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed Ba r Se

100

rvi c

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100

ate re

Ca ter i

s tie Fac ili

$35-60

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

On Pre m

1,000

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

s

400

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

tie

$150 to $2,000

$20-40

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

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

300

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

Are a

Ind oor

300

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

ony

$45-65

rem Ce

Fac ili

Ca ter i

170

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

*

150

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

*

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

*

4,000

GLASSYBABY 745 Heinz Ave, Berkeley 206.518.9061 | glassybaby.com

from list

4,000

FAZ RESTAURANT 1111 Broadway, Oakland 510.272.1114 | fazrestaurants.com

$1,800 and up

$29-76

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

350

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

130

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

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

ise

e ent al F e ty R

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apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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east bay

*

40

41

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$30-100

$2,500 to $8,000

400

400

$60-90

$250 to $1,250

150

150

$60-85

$350 to $750

200

200

$75-100

$1,000 to $3,000

300

300

$46 and up

300

300

$36-117

$595

450

450

$50 and up

$1,500 and up

400

400

$36-80

$0 to $3,600

500

420

$32-70

$500 to $10,000

300

200

$50-100

$1000 to $2000

300

300

$35-60

$1,995 to $4,695

350

350

$5,000 to $10,000

from list

260

260

$4,400

101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael 415.499.5952 | sanrafael.embassysuites.com

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

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

MARIN ART & GARDEN CENTER 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross 415.454.1301 | magc.org

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

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east bay / marin

ns oda tio

*

• •

• •

marin EMBASSY SUITES SAN RAFAEL

Pag e

1,500

mm

600

Acc o

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rA llow ed

Ba r Se

rvi c

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ate re

s

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

ise

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

tie

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

Fac ili

On Pre m

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

s

*

$1,500 to $10,000

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

tie

400

350

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

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

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

Are a

Ind oor

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

ony

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

e

180

rem Ce

$750 to $2,500

180

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

ent al F e

$49-92

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

ty R Fac ili

ng $ Ca ter i

Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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Ma xC

ny C

east bay / marin

*

*

1


$3,000 to $8,000

200

200

$140-155

*

1.000

1,000

$45-108

*

450

650

$68 and up

$1,500 to $8,000

250

250

$45 and up

*

140

120

$40-62

$200

250

350

$45-99

*

200

300

$96-115

$2,000 to $3,000

250

250

$48-114

600

1,000

$25,000 to $50,000

220

220

$140-185

$3,300

300

300

$95-110

$1,000 to $3,000

300

350

$38-53

$500 to $4,750

200

200

$50-125

$2,500 to $5,500

225

225

$4,500 to $5,000

ns Pag e

mm

*

Acc o

150

Ba r Se

150

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

Ou tdo or

Fac ili

Are a

Ind oor

ony

Ce

rem

ise

e ent al F e Fac ili

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Ma xR ec e

pti o

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apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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Ma xC

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peninsula

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FILOLI 86 Canada Rd, Woodside 650.364.8300 | filoli.org

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

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

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

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

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

from list

*

*

*

22

• •

from list

23

from list

24

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VENUE GUIDE

peninsula

$75 and up

*

350

$110-150

$2,000 and up

250

350

$85 -135

$2,500 to $4,000

400

400

$100

$1,500 and up

450

450

$250 and up

$6,000 and up

*

150

400

$200-300

$2500 to $10,000

170

400

$785 to $5,500

350

350

*

216

216

$5,000 to $11,500

from list

50

80

$86 and up

*

300

375

$75-125

$500 to $1,000

1,000

800

400

$82 and up

Pag e

$73-129

ns

mm

400

Acc o

$1,500 to $4,500

300

Ba r Se

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ng

ate re

$80-120

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

Ca ter i

260

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

Ou tsid eC

100

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

s

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

tie

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

Fac ili

$28 and up

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

On Pre m

300

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

s

$2,500 and up

300

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

tie

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

Fac ili

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

Ou tdo or

300

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

Are a

Ind oor

$7,500 to $15,250

300

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

ony

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

ise

e

750

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

rem Ce

$750 and up

750

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

ent al F e Fac ili

$75-150

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

peninsula

25

from list

26

from list

27


$2,500 to $6,000

120

500

$150-200

*

270

270

$130-150

$600 to $1,200

350

350

$6,500 to $14,000

280

3,000

$175-300

$12,000 to $20,000

120

150

$50-75

150

350

$225 and up

$500 to $4,000

1,700

200

$1,100 to $9,000

from list

300

300

*

from list

300

400

$195-300

$7,000 to $37,000

from list

150

220

$0-450

$7,500 to $18,500

from list

100

300

$65-100

*

700

900

$140-300

$1,500 to $15,000

400

400

$60-90

$6,500 to $9,500

200

130

$5,000 to $10,500

ns Pag e

$25-150

mm

508

Acc o

508

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed Ba r Se

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 Ce

rem

ise

e ent al F e

Fac ili

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

san francisco

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

25 LUSK 25 Lusk St 415.495.5875 | 25lusk.com

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

BENTLY RESERVE 301 Battery St 415.294.2226 | bentlyreserve.com

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

CLIFF HOUSE 1090 Point Lobos Ave 415.666.4027 | cliffhouse.com

CLIFT HOTEL 495 Geary St 415.929.2314 | clifthotel.com

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

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

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

DOGPATCH STUDIOS 991 Tennessee 415.990.3340 | dogpatchstudios.com

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

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

FORT MASON CENTER FOR ARTS & CULTURE 2 Marina Blvd 415.345.7557 | fortmason.org

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

• *

from list

16

• 17

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

100

250

$220 and up

600

570

300

222 Sansome St 415.276.9605 | loewshotels.com/regency-san-francisco

58

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san francisco

ns oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed ate re

tie Fac ili

$500 to $5,000

$40-95

*

300

$75-115

$500 to $1,500

200

300

$200 and up

$11,000 and up

500

500

$60-135

$6,500 to $14,500

200

250

$134

400

400

$79 and up

$4,000 to $14,000

100

100

$150-190

$3,000 to $6,000

150

150

$28-60

*

MAGIC FLUTE RESTAURANT 3673 Sacramento St 415.922.1225 | magicfluteristorante.com

*

LOEWS REGENCY SAN FRANCISCO

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

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

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

JAMES LEARY FLOOD MANSION 2222 Broadway 415.292.3142 | floodmansion.org

Pag e

$1,000 to $6,000

mm

$100 and up

500

Acc o

500

400

rvi c

400

Ba r Se

*

$27-70

Ca ter i

ng

$60-100

1,500

Ou tsid eC

450

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

s

$50-120

On Pre m

$1,200 to $17,000

3,400

HOTEL WHITCOMB 1231 Market St 415.626.8000 | hotelwhitcomb.com

s

3,300

HOTEL VITALE 8 Mission St 415.278.3700 | hotelvitale.com

tie

$120-250

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

Fac ili

700

Ou tdo or

500

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

Are a

Ind oor

$1,000

100

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

ony

50

ise

e

$100 -200

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

rem Ce

$2,350 to $2,950

400

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

ent al F e

400

Fac ili

Ca ter i

$2,000 and up

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

from list

• •

123


ns

Acc o

200

220

$125 and up

300

300

$40-80

*

225

225

$30-70

$1,000 to $2,500

185

185

$60-90

$1,500 and up

*

350

420

$135-240

$1,500 to $35,000

from list

60

250

$60-160

300

300

$130 - 200

$0 to $1,000

1,000

1,000

$95 and up

$1,000

*

300

480

*

$8,000 to $15,500

from list

300

300

$55-125

$350 to $6,000

1400

1000

$6,500 to $12,000

500

500

$5,000

250

300

$10,000 to $15,000

from list

400

600

$8,000 to $12,000

$189-240

18

• 19

Pag e

Ba r Se

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ng

ate re

Ca ter i

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

Ou tsid eC

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

s

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

ise

*

THE REGENCY CENTER 1290 Sutter St, 2nd Floor 415.447.4908 | theregencyballroom.com

tie

$69-149

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

Fac ili

300

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

On Pre m

300

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

s

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

tie

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

Fac ili

PALACE HOTEL 2 New Montgomery St 415.512.1111 | sfpalace.com

Ou tdo or

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

Are a

Ind oor

NEW DELHI RESTAURANT 160 Ellis St 415.816.4068 | newdelhirestaurant.com

ony

$0 to $2,000

MONROE 473 Broadway St 415.323.8515 | monroesf.com

e

$110-150

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

rem Ce

165

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

ent al F e Fac ili

165

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

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

san francisco

• •

20

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200

$90-150

$2,500 to $5,500

350

250

$99-150

$500 to $2,500

350

1,500

$199-279

$2,000 to $5,000

225

225

$110-120

1,122

150

2,608

180

ns oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

*

from list

*

$31-100

$2,000 to $4,000

150

$31-100

$2,500 to $6,000

250

250

$50-95

up to $2,500

250

250

$70-125

$5,000 to $10,000

600

600

$65 and up

$2,300 and up

*

120

120

$85-135

$4,000 to $7,000

300

300

$40-$70

$1,500 to $3,500

Pag e

mm

Acc o

Ba r Se

$1,500 to $5,000

225

rvi c

ng

$200-300

225

ate re

Ca ter i

s

$110 and up

Ou tsid eC

ise

tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie

300

THE WINERY SF 30 Avenue G 415.773.0178 | winery-sf.com

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

*

225

• from list

WESTIN ST. FRANCIS 335 Powell St 415.537.6347 | westinstfrancis.com

Are a

Ind oor

$60 and up

W SAN FRANCISCO 181 Third St 415.777.5300 | wsanfrancisco.com

ony

999

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

e

300

rem Ce

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

ty R Fac ili

*

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

ng $

Ca ter i

400

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

ent al F e

nC pti o Ma xR ec e

*

150

SAN FRANCISCO FERRY BUILDING 1 Ferry Building 415.369.9800 | paulaleduc.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

21

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

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

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

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

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

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

CORINTHIAN GRAND BALLROOM 196 N. 3rd St, San Jose 408.938.2323 | corintiangrandballroom.com

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282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 408.998.0400 | hyattplacesanjosedowntown.com

200

$45-120

$1,000 to $3,000

100

100

$65 and up

$500 to $1,000

1,000

800

$50 and up

*

*

*

120

330

$55-110

$1,200 to $2,000

3,200

3,200

$80-160

$1,000 and up

1049

1049

$70

$2,500 to $8,500

from list

300

300

*

*

180

180

$1,050 to $7,000

from list

200

300

$115 and up

300

300

$68-99

$500 to $2,000

250

250

$84 and up

$1,200

100

140

$90-130

$850 to $2,000

180

180

$100 and up

$800 and up

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HYATT PLACE SAN JOSE

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408.335.1755 | hotellosgatos.com & diodeka.com

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

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

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

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

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

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$2,500 to $3,500

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

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$99-180

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

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

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

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

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

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

Are a

Ind oor

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

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

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$45-70

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400

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

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1,000

850

$45-135

$2,000 to $6,000

350

300

$5,500 to $17,000

500

500

$3,000 to $12,000

200

200

$9,000 to $21,000

173

$2,100 and up

*

from list

from list

from list

*

*

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300

$65-98

$750 to $3,900

120

120

$80-200

$5,500 to $11,000

300

300

*

$4,000 to $6,000

300

300

$69 and up

$100 and up

200

250

$3,500 to $7,500

200

160

$50-75

220

220

$105-175

$900 to $1,900

310

600

$68 and up

$500 to $1,000

VILLA RAGUSA

• from list

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Pag e

300

TOLL HOUSE

silicon valley

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mm

180

SHERATON SAN JOSE

VENUE GUIDE

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SAN JOSE COUNTRY CLUB

35 South Second St, Campbell 408.364.1900 | villaragusa.com

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ROTUNDA AT SAN JOSE CITY HALL

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

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REGALE WINERY + VINEYARDS

1801 Barber Ln, Milpitas 408.943.0600 | sheratonsanjose.com

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THE RANCH GOLF CLUB

110 S. Market St, San Jose 408.291.5377 | sanjosemuseumofart.org

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1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale 408.245.5330 | ramadainnsiliconvalley.com

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

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$30-75

RAMADA SILICON VALLEY

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

Fac ili

On Pre m

250

NESTLDOWN

24040 Summit Rd, Los Gatos 408.353.2500 | regalewine.com

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250

THE MOUNTAIN WINERY

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

tie

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER

1745 Dell Ave, Campbell 408.353.5311 | nestldown.com

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

MARRIOTT SANTA CLARA

14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga 408.741.2822 | mountainwinery.com

Are a

Ind oor

3055 Olin Ave, Suite 1000, San Jose 408.423.8678 | weddings.maggianos.com

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

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MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY

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

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

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Ma xR ec e

2,000

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

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo

3,000

ere

*

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Ma xC

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silicon valley

• from list

*

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200

200

$30-40

$750 to $6,000

450

450

$76 and up

$800 to $5,000

300

400

$46 and up

$500 to $5,000

250

250

$45-95

400

400

320

450

300

ns oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed ate re

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$500 to $3,000

300

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$60-90

550

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500

500

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$84-153

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250

tie

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$2,500 to $5,500

200

On Pre m

$50-75

$20-55

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

ony

Ind oor

2951 Club Dr, Gilroy 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com/gilroy

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*

Fac ili

Ca ter i

WEDGEWOOD AT EAGLE RIDGE

ise

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Ma xR ec e

pti o

nC

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apa city

apa city mo ere

*

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tri-valley

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

*

*

$3,500 to $4,500

$1,800 and up

$45-125

$100 to $1,800

300

$50-80

$500 to $1,000

200

180

$39 -64

$2,000 to $3,000

250

250

$46-57

$1,000 to $5,100

150

250

350

350

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVENTS AT HUB 5341 Owens Ct, Pleasanton 925.699.5239 | hub925.org/events

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

$1,800 to $4,500 $80 and up

$600 to $3,000

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650

$32 and up

$850 and up

110

110

$76-100

$1,000 to $4,000

325

350

$68 and up

$1,000 to $5,000

275

160

$39 and up

$1,000 and up

250

250

$70-105

$2,500 to $7,500

250

250

$45-70

$5,200 to $6,500

150

150

$1,800 to $2560

300

300

$48-69

$3,500 to $8,500

from list

300

300

$46-119

500

1,000

$68-110

$1,000 to $6,000

130

120

$110-150

$1000 to $6,000

200

200

*

$5,000 to $10,000

300

300

$105 and up

$1,750 and up

Pag e

Fac ili

mm Acc o

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rA llow ed Ba r Se

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

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

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

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$500 to $1,000

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

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$35-85

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

tie

270

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

Fac ili

On Pre m

300

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

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

tie

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

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

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

Are a

Ind oor

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

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

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$250 to $1,200

Ca ter i

$19-45

Ma xR ec e

250

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

ent al F e

ng $

pti o

nC

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apa city

apa city mo

80

ere

*

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Ma xC

ny C

tri-valley / central coast

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

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

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

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400

400

$28-60

$1,000 to $4,000

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300

300

$80 and up

$2,500 to $8,500

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400

400

$165-$200

$3,000 to $4,500

180

180

$85 and up

$6,000 and up

250

250

250

250

150

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$40-115

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apa city mo ere

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Ma xC

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destination venues

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

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

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

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

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

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

13,000 and up

$5,000 to $11,500

150

$8,000

from list

250

250

$7,000

from list

1000

1000

$2,000 to $22,500

250

250

$6,000 and up

250

250

$10,000

400

400

$55-125

$5,000 to $10,000

450

450

$50 and up

$1,500 and up

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

$75 and up

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

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

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

$95 and up

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

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

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

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

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from list

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from list

44

45

46

48

50

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THINGS TO KNOW WHEN SHOPPING FOR A GOWN

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

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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.

3

YOUR APPOINTMENT During your first appointment try on different styles, even those you normally wouldn’t consider. Trust your bridal salon consultant to lead you in the right direction. An experienced salon consultant will be invaluable in helping you select styles that flatter your best features and camouflage the flaws. Of course that in no way means you should ignore your own preferences. Be absolutely forthcoming with your comfort level and reactions to each gown you try on. Is the fabric too heavy, the neckline too low? Don’t be afraid to speak up. If an off-theshoulder gown has you fidgeting now, girlfriend, just think of the discomfort on your wedding day. No, thank you! The absolute last thing you want to be doing is tugging self-consciously at your dress all day. Your wedding day mantra should be, ‘beautiful, comfortable, confident.’  70

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SILHOUETTES + STYLES There are eight basic silhouettes that make up almost all wedding gowns, plus a few less traditional options that are rapidly becoming mainstream. Chances are, at least one will be flattering on your body type. Being well versed in wedding gown vocabulary is vital. Here are a few key terms-of-art to get you on your way. BALL GOWN This silhouette incorporates a natural or dropped

waist, set off with a full skirt. Think Cinderella, waltzing with your prince at the reception. It's extremely flattering around the waist. The volume of this dress might overtake the petite bride but it’s a good choice for an average height bride with very romantic taste. THE A-LINE

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

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

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


EMPIRE It's time to release your inner

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

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

ing options are perfect for a more casual or destination wedding. The cocktail length falls below or just above the knee, as where the mini shows a little more sass with a bit more thigh. PANTSUITS + JUMPSUITS A popular option

for less traditional; same-sex; destination; or civil ceremony brides, pantsuits and jumpsuits are taking the bridal fashion world by storm. With designers like Lela Rose, Naeem Khan and Carolina Herrera elevating the look, this trend is definitely here to stay. TRENDING NOW

• Capes and cap tops • Extreme sleeves • Deep v-necks • Black gowns or black accents • Separates—crop top and skirt or pants • Sheer corsets • Pale blue gowns • High neck dress or lace chokers • Pantsuits and jumpsuits • Statement bows • Cascading ruffles • Pearls and pearl embellishments • Gloves

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10 steps to finding your gown

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

6

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

7

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

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

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LINGERIE Once you’ve selected the gown, ask your salon consultant for recommendations on the appropriate lingerie. Make sure these garments supply the perfect amount of support and fit. Do you slouch? Discover a corset with boning. Wearing shimmering silk? Seamless lingerie is your secret. Heart set on strapless? A seam-free strapless bustier or three-quarter-length convertible bra will do the trick. The tendency is to select white lingerie. However, something closer to your skin tone, like nude, will be less noticable under a white gown. Bring these items to your dress fittings. You’ll see and feel the difference. SELECTING YOUR BRIDESMAIDS 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 and joys—you’ve remained tried-andtrue best friends. Who better to share this exciting time with than those with whom you’ve already shared so many of life’s memorable moments?


With all the blissful anticipation and expectations that will surround the wedding, you’ll undoubtedly experience your portion of aggravation and frustration. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with the girlfriends and family who love and know you best (for better or for worse), and who can lend support, as well as assistance with the myriad of tasks ahead.

THE BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES If you really want to make your girls happy, give them the opportunity to choose their own style of dress. Just select a manufacturer whose overall line appeals to you, and choose a color from their design palette. With the manufacturer and color selected, let your girls choose the style of dress they feel most flatters their figure. This is a great option if one of your bridesmaids is pregnant or if you have a variety of body sizes and shapes to contend with. Another option is to select a two-piece ensemble, which naturally adjusts itself to different body types. In addition to bridal salons, visit several department stores for ready-wear dresses. And whatever you do, don’t forget to announce at your bridal luncheon, that you’re so excited about finding bridesmaids dresses “they’ll be able to wear again.” Bridesmaids love that! (wink-wink)

FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS Be very clear about what you'll pay for and what items your girls are responsible for. The bridal party typically pays for their own wedding attire, travel and accommodations. The average cost of a bridesmaid dress is $150. So, consider your girls' financial means when selecting the dresses and accessories.

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RELAX In the midst of the celebratory frenzy, plan to take a few hours to physically relax and mentally refocus. Many brides and grooms find that taking the time to do something special for themselves helps to release built-up tension, freeing them to more thoroughly enjoy the attention and events to come. Which is, after all, what it’s all about. TBsf T O D AY S B R I D E

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artist will know the tricks-of-the-trade for not only fashioning a longer lasting look, but for accentuating your finer features. Whether you prefer the barely there look with luminous skin and thick brows, or a retro 60’s look with faux lashes, dramatic liner and pale, porcelain skin, your stylist will help you look and feel your best.

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• Lace-look hair accessories. • Loose braids—plain or with a little bling. • Soft curls with a flower crown. • Hair down with a stylish hat. • Hair up or wavey with bird-cage veil. • Half up and half down. • Chain headpieces. • 60’s Glam with loose curls and plenty of texture and volume is just right for brides that dig that retro look.

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• Boho is still trending. Soft flowing waves, a loose knot or disheveled braid, the slightly unkempt look with a flower crown or chain headpiece is definitely in style. • Chic and sleek for brides who prefer a more classic, minimalist look. Hair scraped back into a smooth, low-hung bun can be dramatic and striking, allowing your face and dress to take center stage. A necessary item for a visit to your stylist is your headpiece or veil. Take photos from several angles to assist the stylist in recreating the same look on your wedding day.


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SERVICES

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

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ROBIN JOLIN

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

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Within a week of meeting Christine, I learned several things that crystalized my positive opinion of her as an event planner– she’s quick to respond; creative, which you’ll see in her online portfolio; and she’s articulate. One phone conversation and you’ll immediately sense how warm and genuine she is. ALEXANDEREVENTCO.COM

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RUSS LEVI

Trend-forward, elegant and passionate are just a few of the adjectives I’d use to describe Amazae. Owner, Crystal Lequang, is not only the creative force behind Amazae, she’s a respected influencer in the Bay Area event community. I’m such a fan I’ve featured her work in nearly every issue for the last eight years.

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Wedding Planning • Design • Coordination • Event Production

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650.784.0776 | @bellanottecindy | Serving the Bay Area

JENNIFER SKOG

EDITOR’S REVIEW

With a background in fashion and an event career that started with celebrity soirees in Hollywood, no wonder Cindy’s design aesthetic is so rich and eclectic. I love how she blends the layers–location, décor, music, cuisine, timing and guests, to create a total experience. In fact, she’s planning our 25th anniversary celebration!

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She’s sassy, classy and has more energy than anyone I know. Melissa’s philosophy is that every client should feel like a priority, so she’s very selective with the quantity of events she’ll take. She chooses couples with whom there’s a connection and trust–the foundation of a successful planning experience. MELISSAFANCY.COM

541.556.1106 | Serving the Bay Area / Will Travel

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SHANNON ROSAN

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510.795.9072 | Serving the Greater Bay Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This is cheese lovers’ nirvana–a savory wedding cake made of artisan cheeses. There are so many ways you can go with this. Completely replace the traditional sweet confection, or have them both. It’s also perfect for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, cocktail hour, or as a food station at the reception.

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Floral + Design Elements • Event Design

SALLEE PHOTOGRAPHY

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

408.280.7078 | 245 McEvoy Street, San Jose

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Floral Design • Event Production Draping • Chairs • Lighting

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CLANE GESSEL

EDITOR’S REVIEW

Simply put, Edgar creates floral art. His creative process often takes him beyond flowers in containers to inspired floral structures and shapes. He’s innovative and passionate, and so are his designs. From minimalistic to the opulent, he delivers beautiful results. View his wedding on page 162, and the hanging florals on 181. FLOWERSBYEDGAR.COM

408.427.2188 | Bay Area Based

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Florals • Rentals • Lighting • Draping Dance Floors • Specialty Linens • Unique Props EDITOR’S REVIEW

Recently introduced by a respected colleague and event designer, Sherry at Dekko88, I was thoroughly impressed by Simon’s floral designs. From elegant floral runners cascading over the end of the tables, to very contemporary, architectural looking arrangements, he definitely thinks outside the vase. BLOOMINGBOUQUET.COM

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NATALY ZIGDON

MINDYROSENBERG.COM

847.826.2184 | Serving the Greater Bay Area

FLORAL DESIGNER

Whether Mindy’s designing with an all-white or multi-color theme, her arrangements are lush and textured. When you view her portfolio look closely and you’ll see just how perfectly she combines many different elements to create just the right look. For lack of a better description, her designs have personality.

FLORAL DESIGNER + EVENT PLANNER

SERVICES

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SASSYDIVADESIGNS.COM

650.200.7331 | Redwood City

STUDIO MSV

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

SERVICES

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

ELENA GRAHAM

VIOLETTAFLOWERS.COM

415.279.4039 | Serving the Bay Area

FLORAL DESIGNER

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

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

Event Rentals • Custom Fabrication • Event Design Graphic Solutions

E V E N T R E N TA L S | P R O D U C T I O N

OLIVIA SMARTT

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

415.922.9004 | 352 Shaw Road, South San Francisco

SERVICES

Luxury Event Furniture Rentals Event Production

DREW ALTIZER

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

650.307.7979 | Serving Northern California

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

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

650.692.7007 | 180 West Hill Place, Brisbane

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rentals

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

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

510.788.4551 | 1315 63rd Street, Emeryville

SERVICES

Vintage Rentals • Furniture • Large Details Small Accents • Creative Design + Styling • Delivery

COLSON GRIFFITH

ONETRUELOVEVINTAGE.COM

415.741.5884 | Serving Northern California

V I N TA G E R E N TA L S

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

SERVICES

Event Rentals • Tenting • Draping • Tables Chairs • Tabletop • Linens EDITOR’S REVIEW

ANGIE SILVY

STANDARDPARTYRENTALS.COM

Serving the Greater Bay Area + Monterey Peninsula

E V E N T R E N TA L S

I’ve worked with the SPR team for 20+ years. Their product offering is extensive–tabletop, equipment, furniture, greenery, tents, etc. If you need it, Standard has it. They’ve provided product for more styled shoots than I can count, enabling our collaborative partners to create the content that inspires brides.

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music + entertainment

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

DANIELLE POFF

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

323.203.6707 | Bay Area Based | Aaron ‘DJ’ LaMorte

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

DJ | LIGHTING

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Event Entertainment • Aerial Acts • Bands and DJ Entertainment Interactive Characters • Corporate Events • Custom Production EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

650.888.2523 | Serving the Bay Area

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Disc Jockey • Lighting • Videography • Photo Booth

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

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925.373.1934 | 320 Stealth Court, Livermore

WEDDING SERVICES


music + entertainment

EDITOR’S REVIEW

DJ | LIGHTING | PHOTOBOOTH

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Event Production • DJ/MC • Photo Booth • Lighting A/V • Dance Floors + Staging • Pipe + Drape EDITOR’S REVIEW

The first time I saw TME in action three things impressed me. First, their equipment was state of the art. Second, they were quick and flexible about moving to a more challenging area when weather took a turn, and thirdly, the team was professional and a blast to work with. In the event industry, that’s gold. TME.EVENTS

844.388.0000 | Serving Northern California

DJ | LIGHTING | PHOTOBOOTH

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

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

DJJERRYSCHULTZ.COM

415.608.8222 | Bay Area | Serving Northern California

LIVE MUSIC | DJ’S | CIGAR ROLLING

SERVICES

Live Music • DJ & MC • Dancers + Dance Shows Cigar Rolling • Sound + A/V Services • Lighting

OYEPRODUCTIONS.COM

510.633.1399 | Serving the Bay Area/Will Travel

CLAUDINE GOSSETT

EDITOR’S REVIEW

Oye Productions specializes in Latin and World music and entertainment, but satisfy other genres as well. With an impressive talent roster, they offer a convenient solution to couples seeking experiential elements for their event. From live bands to dancers, DJ’s to cigar rollers, they know music and entertainment.

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cakes + desserts

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Catering • Full Size and Mini Cookies Classic • Gluten Free • Dairy Free • Healthy Options EDITOR’S REVIEW

DESSERTS

There’s nothing more tempting than a delicious, handmade cookie—unless it’s one of Erika’s delightfully mad creations. If flavor combinations like lavender white chocolate, or potato chip pecan, or milk chocolate blueberry tempt your palate, say ‘hello’ to cookie nirvana. Prefer the classics? Prepare to fall in love. COOKIELOVESF.COM

415.829.7449 | 1488 Pine Street, San Francisco

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Custom Wedding and Celebration Cakes EDITOR’S REVIEW WEDDING CAKES

I could try to describe Kelly’s spectacular cakes, but in reality, you simply have to see them to believe them. Her designs echo the influence of her creative interests—sculpting, drawing, glass blowing and painting. Whatever your theme or inspiration might be, Kelly can design a masterpiece to match.

INTICINGCREATIONS.COM

San Francisco | Serving the Bay Area

SERVICES

Wedding Cakes EDITOR’S REVIEW

JULIE MIKOS

WEDDING CAKES

Kathleen has a passion for baking and it shows! From inventive flavors to imaginative décor, she’s a true artist. Her cake tastings, which are quite popular due to the generous variety of flavors offered (accompanied by coffee and milk, of course) are an absolute must. She’ll exceed your expectations.

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ASPOONFULOFSUGARCAKES.COM

415.944.9994 | Serving the Bay Area/Will Travel


videography + photo booths

EDITOR’S REVIEW

VIDEOGRAPHY | PHOTO BOOTH

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

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

FANTASYSOUND.COM

925.373.1934 | 320 Stealth Court, Livermore

PHOTOGRAPHY + PHTOTO BOOTH

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Photo Booth Services • Roaming Photographer We Can Customize Any Photo Booth EDITOR’S REVIEW

The company name says it all! In addition to having the best props ever and a plethora of booth options, Caroline and Josh create a lively atmosphere that gets guests in the mood to loosen up and get silly. They’ve done several parties for us, and we can’t wait to bring them back for an encore at our next event. GIGGLEANDRIOT.COM

916.760.8414 | Serving Northern California

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Fashion-Inspired Photo Studios Brought To Your Event EDITOR’S REVIEW EVENT PORTRAITS

Brainchild of one top-notch, Bay Area photographer, Colson Griffith,The Vanity Portrait Studio has taken the wedding and event industry by storm. This on-site, art directed photo experience is designed to imitate the look and feel of a magazine editorial shoot. Guests are gifted with a 5x7 print, worthy of framing.

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415.314.6096 | Serving Northern California

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photographers

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Engagement Shoots • Wedding Photography EDITOR’S REVIEW

PHOTOGRAPHER

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

CATHERINEHALLSTUDIOS.COM

415.839.6711 | Serving the Bay Area

SERVICES

Wedding Photography • Engagement Photography • Bridal Sessions Elopements • Fine Art Portraits • Event Photography EDITOR’S REVIEW PHOTOGRAPHER

Galen has a remarkable awareness of light and composition. He also has a knack for capturing just the right expression for maximum emotional impact. When I look at his images, I feel as if I’m behind the camera, in that moment. Whether your preference is fluid, candid shots, or you prefer more direction, he’ll get the shots you want. GALENDUCEY.COM

925.400.8245 | Pleasanton

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Boudoir + Wedding Photography EDITOR’S REVIEW

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jennifer has an innate talent to draw out the beauty and confidence of the individual she’s photographing. Whether a seductive boudoir session or wedding, she captures magazine worthy photographs, every time. I’ve featured many of her weddings and cover shoots in print. She’s an exceptional photographer.

JENNIFERSKOGBOUDOIR.COM

925.401.7564 | Serving the Bay Area / Will Travel

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EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

Lilly’s dynamic energy and Italian accent might be the first things you notice, but her skill behind the lens and a passion for what she does, are what you’ll remember. She has a very organic and ethereal style of photography. When looking at her images you can see how deeply she connects with her couples. LILLYRED.IT

415.519.5906 | Serving the Bay Area / Will Travel

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Wedding, Elopement + Engagement Photography Fine Art Portraits + Meaningful Moments EDITOR’S REVIEW PHOTOGRAPHER

I’m crazy about Michelle’s use of light to enhance the drama of a shot. When an image taken on a sunny day gives you the sensation of warm rays on your skin, you know the photographer has some skill. And, you can tell from the unscripted moments she captures that she’s focused and present when shooting a wedding. MICHELLEDAVISSTUDIOS.COM

925.699.7663 | Serving the Bay Area

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Documentary Style Wedding Photography Events • Portraits EDITOR’S REVIEW PHOTOGRAPHER

When you meet with Michelle, you’ll want to hire her. In addition to all the gorgeous images she captures, you’ll simply want her at your wedding. She’s fun, always positive, and radiates a sense of calm. You might think I’m exaggerating, but I’m not. She’s a whole lot of talent and personality in one human being. MICHELLEWALKER.COM

415.235.5400 | Serving the Bay Area & Beyond

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SERVICES

Wedding + Boudoir Photography EDITOR’S REVIEW

PHOTOGRAPHER

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

510.698.1517 | 1035 B Street, Hayward

SERVICES

Specialize in Unobtrusive, Storytelling Photography True-to-Life Colors and Vibrancy EDITOR’S REVIEW PHOTOGRAPHER

You have to see Rhee’s images to truly appreciate how adept she is at capturing key moments. She doesn’t just show up at a wedding with a camera—she immerses herself in the occasion, constantly observing and watching for those ‘moments.’ When you view your images, you’ll feel like you’re reliving the day. She’s that good! RHEEBEVERE.COM

408.369.1783 | Bay Area Based

SERVICES

Photography EDITOR’S REVIEW

PHOTOGRAPHER

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

STUDIOMSV.COM

925.829.6787 | 231 Market Place #137, San Ramon

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accomodations + pre-wedding events

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

650.259.9000 | 1550 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame

SERVICES

PRE-WEDDING EVENTS

Rehearsal Dinners • Wedding Receptions • Special Events Corporate Functions • Bocce • Full-Service Restaurant EDITOR’S REVIEW

If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional engagement party, rehearsal dinner or post wedding event, look no further–Campo di Bocce is it! With indoor and outdoor bocce courts (and an instructor to get you started), and a delicious menu of Italian fare, your party is destined for success. They also accommodate receptions. CAMPODIBOCCE.COM

510.651.2500 | 4020 Technology Place, Fremont

SERVICES

Bridal Showers • Rehearsal Dinners Intimate Receptions PRE-WEDDING EVENTS

EDITOR’S REVIEW

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

415.922.1225 | Serving the Bay Area

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THE BUDGET The greatest factor to affect your budget will be the number of guests you invite. So, even though you’re ready to burst with excitement over your engagement, keep the wedding chatter to a minimum until you’ve set the budget and know exactly how many guests you can realistically invite. WHO PAYS FOR WHAT Will the two of you be paying for the entire

event yourselves, or will your parents be contributing? As awkward as it may feel to ask, it’s important for the harmony of the family to get a firm answer of exactly how much each set of parents is planning to contribute. The days of the bride’s parents paying for the majority of the wedding are long past. So any support offered should be appreciated. PARENT CONTRIBUTIONS Before discussing their contribution, do

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

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AN EVENT PLANNER A common hurdle for brides considering an event planner is the idea of relinquishing control. In reality, you’re not giving up control at all. You’re simply enlisting the services of someone with the organizational skills and resources to bring your vision to life. They do the footwork and research that allows you to make informed, intelligent decisions. Here’s a list of standard services: 126

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• An initial face-to-face appointment to review your ideas, expectations and preliminary budget. • Assist in creating a budget. • Make suggestions and research options. • Create an overview that accommodates your tastes, preferences and budget. • Provide a list of recommended service providers (vendors). • Assist with the selection of vendors, should you so desire. • Schedule appointments with the vendors being considered. • Review all contracts. • Develop a detailed timeline for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. • Develop a detailed floor plan. • Stay in communication with the selected vendors. • Confirm timeline several days before the wedding and provide final version to you and all vendors. • Be on-site the day of your wedding to see that all service providers are on time and set-ups are proceeding smoothly and on schedule, and any emergencies are dealt with promptly. EVENT DESIGNERS If you’re looking for someone to create a total

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

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


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and the other comprised of those with whom you’d like to have, but whose absence you can accept. On average, about 20 percent of your invitees will be unable to attend. As you begin to receive regrets from the first list, immediately send invitations to the like to have list. To reduce the level of discomfort when the topic of your wedding comes up in front of fringe-friends and coworkers not invited, exercise a little discretion. Avoid talking about it compulsively and limit Twitter and Facebook updates. Nobody likes knowing that everyone else is invited to a super cool party except for them. So, be discrete. SINGLE FRIENDS If a single friend is engaged or in a serious

relationship and you know the partner, by all means include them. However, you’re not obligated to in clu d e an a d ditio n al gu e s t fo r a single friend. CHILDREN If you prefer not to have children at the reception, use

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

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

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

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Send your save-the-date cards as soon as the location is booked, especially if the wedding date falls on or near a holiday or school break. A word of caution—avoid committing yourself until you’re absolutely sure of how many guests your budget can accommodate. Once your save-the-date cards have been sent, you’re committed.

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

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

SITE INSPECTION While websites are great for initial research, plan to

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


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SPACE ALLOCATION Knowing a few standard guidelines regarding

space allocation will help you make more accurate decisions.

a total food cost of $15,000. Mentally add an additional 10% for overage, and 15%-20% for the gratuity (aka service charge). Ask for prices inclusive of tax and gratuity. Alcohol will be a separate cost.

• Floor space required per person for a cocktail reception is 7 sq. ft. • The space required per guest for dining only is 10 sq. ft. • For dining with a dance floor and band or DJ, the space needed is 15-20 sq. ft.

SEASONAL INGREDIENTS Making menu selection that utilize fresh,

Once you know the total square footage of your potential reception site, simply multiply the number of guests by the appropriate square footage above to see whether or not the space will accommodate your guest list.

TO PRESET OR NOT TO PRESET Many venues encourage a preset first

BOOKING THE SITE Secure your location before hiring all of

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

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

Caterers calculate their prices on a per-person basis according to the menu selection. To determine your overall food cost, simply multiply the number of guests by the cost per person. For example, if you have 150 guests and the cost of dinner and beverages is $100 per person, multiply 150 x $100 for 134

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course. While it definitely saves time, it can also make your reception look like a charity event. Instead of presetting the salad, consider doing the first dance at the beginning of the reception. Servers can bring out the first course while guests are admiring the results of those fancy dance lessons you convinced your fiancé to take. FINAL GUEST COUNT Typically the f inal guest count is required

one week before the event. This will be the minimum number of people/meals for which you will actually be charged. Most caterers will plan on the addition of a few last minute guests and will add their meals to the final bill.

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


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CEREMONY RENTALS A great deal of focus is placed on the decor for

the reception. Not to be overlooked are the elements that literally set the stage for the wedding ceremony. Arbors, columns and pillars, topiaries, candelabras and chuppahs are props and structures readily available through most rental companies. LINENS Before you decide on colors and theme, you owe it to

yourself to visit a rental or linen company. The styles, texture, fabrics, colors and options available are staggering. A single linen can launch a flurry of ideas and imagination. When tallying the number of linens needed, don’t forget the DJ table, back bar, buffet tables and other surfaces that may need a little coverage. TABLES & CHAIRS In determining the number of tables and chairs

needed, confirm possible extras: chairs for the ceremony, tables for the back bar, serving stations, DJ, cake and gifts. If your reception site offers an outdoor area, rent a few tall cocktail tables for guests who’ll be slipping outside to smoke or get a breath of fresh air. If there’s the chance of extreme heat or rain, reserve market umbrellas to go over the tables. These extras will also affect your linen and floral orders.

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

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

know the names for the flowers you like? Pictures, pictures, pictures. Before your initial consultation with a floral designer, check the style + design feature on pages 82 to 103 and real weddings on pages 142 to 173 of this issue. Create a Pinterest Board to keep track of all your ideas. And of course, visit TodaysBrideSF.com to check-out the latest blogs and real weddings, then start pinning.

CHAIRS + COVERS Old and worn chairs can be an unsightly dis-

traction 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 82-103. Most rental companies show images of their inventory online, so be sure to check-out their websites.

TIME-OF-DAY Yo u r f l o r a l s s h o u l d l a s t throughout the day.

Some flowers hold up beautifully in the sun; others are better suited for indoors. Let your designer know the time and month your wedding is taking place so they can advise you on what flowers remain perky and perfect under the palm trees, and which will wilt before the wedding reception.

DELIVERY Find out in advance what the delivery, set-up, pick-

up and payment policies are. Coordinate with the facility manager to ensure the location will be open when the rental company delivers your order and that someone will be there to direct where items should go. Arrange for someone to monitor your rental items at the end of the event, paying particular attention to gathering, counting and bagging the linens for return.

CEREMONY FLOWERS Repurpose ceremony flowers for your

reception. Ceremony arrangements are ideal for buffet tables, and aisle flowers can be used to decorate powder rooms, staircases and small hallway tables. Using these items twice helps maximize your budget. RECEPTION FLOWERS The venue will greatly influence your floral

LIGHTING Nothing transforms a room as dramatically as lighting. It

is the single most effective tool for creating ambiance and mood. Done properly, it can be the difference between intimate and institutional or ordinary and extraordinary. Fortunately for today’s 136

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MUSIC There are three major segments for which to plan your music: the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the reception.

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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.

CEREMONY + VENUE RESTRICTIONS If your ceremony is at a house

of worship, inquire about possible music restrictions before booking your musicians. Likewise with your reception venue. Whether you intend to have a DJ, a band, or both, be sure to ask about any restrictions regarding the type, volume or duration of music.

TRANSITION FROM CEREMONY TO RECEPTION Avoid a large tim e

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

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

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

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

like played at the reception, as well as the song for your first dance. Keep in mind that while you may love jazz or alternative music, those types of music don’talways make great dance selections, especially for hours on end. Give your professionals the freedom to truly entertain your guests by mixing a few of your personal preferences with a balance of tried and true reception crowd pleasers. An experienced entertainer will know how to read the crowd and keep the party jumping, but only if you let them. THE EMCEE Provide your emcee with a schedule of events.

If there are any special introductions to be made, be sure to review the correct pronunciation of the names and relay what each person’s relationship is to the bride and groom. To avoid any awkward moments, let your emcee know about any family sensitivities. They can phrase announcements and introductions in a way to make everyone feel comfortable and acknowledged, but only if they’re aware of the situation. 138

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DIRECTING YOUR GUESTS If the ceremony and reception are at

two different locations, designate someone to greet and guide your guests to the cocktail or reception area, or make sure there are adequate signs directing them to the proper place. ASSIGNED SEATING If you opt for assigned seating, provide a copy

of the seating chart to your caterer or event planner so they can arrange the seating cards. For open seating, reserve tables for yourselves, the bridal party, family and honored guests. TIMELINE Most receptions last about four hours. That compressed

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

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

• N  ewlyweds make a short thank-you speech during dessert • Last song, followed by couple’s departure MAKE IT YOU! Make your wedding uniquely you by weaving your

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

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

SUGGESTED % PHOTOGRAPHER

RECEPTION • Beverages/Bar/Corkage Fee

5.00%

_________

• Photographer Fee/Prints

6.50%

_________

• Cake/Cake Cutting Fee/Desserts

1.50%

_________

6.50%

_________

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

_________

• Facility Rental (not hotel ballrooms)

7.00%

_________

CINEMATOGRAPHER

• Lighting

1.50%

_________

• Cinematographer Fee

4.75%

_________

• Rentals-Furniture

1.25%

_________

Sub Total 4.75%

_________

• Rentals-Linens

1.00%

_________

1.00%

_________

FLOWERS

43.25%

_________

• Attendants’ Bouquets

• Rentals-Tabletop

Sub Total

CEREMONY

Sub Total

1.00%

_________

• Boutonnieres/Mothers’ Flowers

.75%

_________

• Bride’s Bouquet

.70%

_________

• Aisle Runner

.25%

_________

• Flower Girl’s Basket

.10%

_________

• Candles/Candelabras or Sand/Vases

.35%

_________

• Ceremony Arrangements

.20%

_________

• Facility Rental

.75%

_________

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

4.00%

_________

• Officiant

.40%

_________

6.75%

_________

• Marriage License

.25%

_________

Sub Total 2.00%

_________

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT • Ceremony 1.00%

_________

• Cocktail Hour / Reception

5.00%

_________

6.00%

_________

APPAREL/BRIDE • Alterations

Sub Total

.55%

_________

6.45%

_________

• Headpiece/Veil

.50%

_________

STATIONERY

• Jewelry

.10%

_________

• Calligraphy

• Lingerie

.10%

_________

• Invitations/Reply Cards

• Shoes

.30%

_________

• Menu Cards

8.00%

_________

• Bride’s Gown

Sub Total

APPAREL/GROOM

Sub Total

.15%

_________

1.50%

_________

.15%

_________

• Postage .45%

_________

• Program

.15%

_________

• Save-the-Date Cards

.10%

_________

• Groom’s Tuxedo or Suit

.50%

_________

• Seating Cards/Place Cards

.30%

_________

• Accessories ( Shoes, cufflinks, etc)

.25%

_________

• Thank You Notes

.20%

_________

.75%

_________

3.00%

_________

Sub Total

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

.20%

_________

1.00%

_________

.15%

_________

.15%

_________

1.50%

_________

• Bride’s Attendants

.30%

_________

• Groomsmen & Ushers

.30%

_________

• Parents

.30%

_________

• Pre-Wedding Party Hosts

.30%

_________

1.20%

_________

.80%

_________

• Limousine

1.50%

_________

2.30%

_________

• Hair & Makeup

.85%

_________

• Manicure and Pedicure

.15%

_________

1.00%

_________

• Pre-Wedding + Day-of Coordinator

10.00%

_________

10.00%

_________

• Favors

.50%

_________

• Photo Booth

.50%

_________

1.00%

_________

2.00%

_________

.00%

_________

• Other

.00%

_________

• Other

.00%

_________

• Other

.00%

_________

Sub Total 2.00%

_________

Sub Total

GIFTS

Sub Total

TRANSPORTATION • Guest Transportation

Sub Total

BEAUTY

Sub Total

EVENT PLANNER / DESIGNER Sub Total

OTHER SERVICES

Sub Total

OVERAGES • Tax/Tips • Other

TOTAL BUDGET

100.00%

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t o JOSHUA DENDO

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t o BEN THOMAS

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PHOTOGRAPHER KATE WEBBER EVENT PLANNER MELISSA PANICO CATERING TASTE CATERING CAKE SUSIE CAKES / DYNAMO DONUTS FLORAL DESIGNER ANGELLA FLORAL ARTS RENTALS STANDARD PARTY RENTALS / LA TAVOLA / PRIME RENTALS / THE HAVAN KUND + CHAIRS PHOTO BOOTH GIGGLE AND RIOT VIDEOGRAPHER WEDDINGS ON FILM DJ CHRIS FOX LIGHTING/AV/DRAPING EVERYTHING AUDIO VISUAL TRANSPORTATION SF MINIBUS / UBER HAIR + MAKEUP MARIA CHANG, PMA

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t o JUSTIN WOOTON

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PHOTOGRAPHER ANGELA HOWARD EVENT PLANNER MELISSA FANCY DAY-OF PLANNER CAROLYN WILSON WEDDINGS FLORALS ARTISAN BLOOM RENTALS ABBEY PARTY RENTS / ONE TRUE LOVE VINTAGE LINENS CREATIVE COVERINGS CAKE CARRIE’S CAKES DJ CRAIG CHAMBERS VIDEOGRAPHER CHRIS MCCLAIN PRODUCTIONS GOWN MARTINA LIANA FROM FLARES BRIDAL HAIR + MAKEUP VERSA ARTISTRY

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t o GORDON GREENWOOD

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PHOTOGRAPHER NATARSHA WRIGHT EVENT PLANNER A MONIQUE AFFAIR FLORALS DAISY ROSE FLOWERS CAKE SWEET ON CAKE MUSIC PURE ECSTASY HARPIST DESTINY MUHAMMAD PROJECT OFFICIANT DR. KEVIN BARNES VIDEOGRAPHY HIT MAKER FILM MAKEUP ARTIST JAMIA HOPE

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t o PAUL ESBER

B OU L DE R R I D G E G OL F C LU B, S A N J O SE

PHOTOGRAPHER + CINEMATOGRAPHER APOLLO FOTOGRAFIE EVENT PLANNER ALEXANDER EVENT CO. FLORALS PETITE PETAL COMPANY CAKE C’EST SI BON BAKERY LIGHTING RENT MY WEDDING MUSIC BIG FUN DISC JOCKEYS GOWN WATTERS BRIDE FROM SWOON RENO HAIR + MAKEUP LOVE + ARTISTRY OFFICIANT PHIL POMPEI

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t o ALEX MEYER

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PHOTOGRAPHER SASHA GULISH EVENT DESIGN/PRODUCTION/FLORALS WATERLILY POND PLANNER SIMONE LENNON EVENTS CATERING PAULA LE DUC VIDEOGRAPHY FORWARD MOTION LIGHTING ILLUSIONS LIGHTING RENTALS BRIGHT RENTALS / BLUEPRINT STUDIOS LINENS LA TAVOLA FINE LINENS HAIR + MAKEUP SHE ARTISTS GOWN MONIQUE LHUILLIER FROM BRIDAL GALLERIA GROOM’S ATTIRE TOM FORD NAVY TUXEDO

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PLAYA DEL CARMEN PHOTOGRAPHER RACHEL CAPIL EVENT PLANNER + FLORALS TAMARA J EVENTS COCKTAIL HOUR MUSIC MARIACHI BAND RECEPTION MUSIC JOHN DABOMB RIERA CATERER IBEROSTAR PARAISO LINDO OFFICIANT LORI HURWITZ GOWN DESIGNER VENUS SAN FRANCISCO PHOTOGRAPHER MICHELLE WALKER EVENT PLANNER TAMARA J EVENTS CEREMONY LOCATION SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL RECEPTION VENUE SPARK SOCIAL SF FLOWERS NANCY LIU CHIN BRIDE’S ATTIRE RENT THE RUNWAY GROOMS ATTIRE NORDSTROM

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B A R N D I VA , H E A L D S B U R G

t o TODD O’LEARY

PHOTOGRAPHER KAIT MILLER FLORALS MINDY ROSENBERG DESIGN MUSIC JASON POLLACK IRISH BAND OFFICIANT ANNIE ALLEN LIGHTING/LINENS BARNDIVA GROOMS’ ATTIRE HUGO BOSS SUITS

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RODRINA LAZARY NOVEMBER 25

t o JOSEPH PEERA

D O L C E H AY E S M A N S I O N , S A N J O S E

PHOTOGRAPHER FABIAN POURMAND FLORALS FLOWERS BY EDGAR CAKE JEN’S CAKES DRAPING/RENTALS FINE LINEN CREATIONS DJ ANOBEL MEMARI VIDEOGRAPHER EXTREME VISION FILMS BAND TALA GRAISH PHOTOBOOTH PHAME DANCEFLOOR DECAL BAY AREA IMPRESSIONS CEREMONY GOWN PRONOVIAS RECEPTION GOWN ALLURE VEIL TONI FEDERICI HAIR THE SECRET BRUSH MAKEUP ASHLEY ROSE BIAS INVITATIONS SHINE WEDDING INVITATIONS NEW YORK GROOM’S ATTIRE SUIT + TUX BOUTIQUE

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INDEX A C C O M M O D AT I O N S Bay Landing Hotel (650) 259-9000. . ...................................................... 123 Fairmont San Jose (408) 998-1900 x3520............................................. 30 Garden Court Hotel (650) 323-1912.. ....................................................... 24 Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001..........................................................28 Oceano Hotel & Spa (650) 726-5400.. .................................................... 27 Omni Hotel (415) 273-3011...................................................................... 19

B E A U T Y + H E A LT H Camille Goldston Hair + Makeup (408) 509-6956................................... 76 PrimaDonna Makeover (415) 987-5946................................................... 75 Skyla Arts (323) 346-7599....................................................................... 76 Tanja Lippert . . ......................................................................................... 76

B R I D A L A P PA R E L BRIDAL SALONS / EAST BAY + TRI-VALLEY Bernard Burns (510) 680-8313............................................................... NA Blossom’s Bridal, Dublin (925) 225-1162.. ................................................ NA Dori Anne Veils, Castro Valley (510) 690-0100 ....................................... NA Gesinee’s Bridal, Concord (925) 686-6444............................................. 78 I Do! Bridal Boutique (510) 282-0730...................................................... 72 J’aime Bridal, Pleasanton (925) 846-8459.............................................. NA Janene’s Bridal Boutique, Alameda (510) 217-8076................................. 73 Joanna’s Bridal Boutique, Danville (925) 552-6675. . ............................... NA Kinsley James, Walnut Creek (925) 330-9228.. ........................................ 74 La Soie Bridal, Walnut Creek (925) 933-9988......................................... NA Lace & Bustle, Lafayette (925) 323-5718. . ................................................ 74 Sweetheart Bridal (925) 270-1063. . ........................................................ NA The Wedding Party, Berkeley (510) 420-1338.......................................... NA Weddings and Dreams, Fremont (510) 438-8877.................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / PENINSULA Dean & Willow (650) 274-0971............................................................... NA Nelly’s Bridal Boutique, South San Francisco (650) 616-9226.. ............... NA Nouvelle Bridal, Palo Alto (650) 326-6230.............................................. NA Nouvelle Vogue, San Mateo (650) 347-3444.. .......................................... 75 Rin’s Bridal & Formal, San Carlos (650) 595-3404.................................. NA Royal Formal & Bridal, Millbrae (650) 259-9738...................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / SAN FRANCISCO Amy Kuschel (415) 956-5657. . ..................................................................71 And Something Blue (415) 409-0217...................................................... NA Atelier des Modistes (415) 775-0545...................................................... NA Bella Bridesmaid (415) 931-5492............................................................ NA Bridal Image (415) 861-4696.. ................................................................. NA Dark Garden Unique Corsetry (415) 431-7684........................................ NA Jinwang (415) 397-9111. . .......................................................................... 74 Jinza Couture Bridal (415) 351-1588....................................................... NA Lovely Bride (415) 962-7415.................................................................... NA Nordstrom Wedding Suite (415) 977-5039............................................. NA

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BRIDAL SALONS / SILICON VALLEY BoLee Bridal Couture, Sunnyvale (408) 774-9242 ................................. NA Brides of California, Sunnyvale (408) 732-3382. . .................................... NA Elegant Lace, San Jose (408) 978-2230................................................. NA Haute Bride Design & Salon, Los Gatos (408) 827-4775.. ........................ NA Ju.Lee Collection, San Jose (408) 688-4877.......................................... NA GOWN CLEANING / PRESERVATION / REPAIR Elegance Preserved . . ............................................................................... 75

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

BRIDAL SHOWS Bay Area Wedding Fairs (925) 594-2969................................................ The Big Fake Wedding (866) 931-8508................................................... Luxury Wedding Shows (866) 931-8508................................................. The Great Bridal Expo, Inc (800) 422-3976............................................

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CAKES + DESSERTS A Spoonful of Sugar (415) 944-9994...................................................... 118 Cookie Love (415) 829-7449 .................................................................. 118 Inticing Creations . . ................................................................................. 118

C AT E R I N G 49 Square (650) 322-4189..................................................................... 110 Continental Caterers (650) 322-4189. . ................................................... 110 Kona Jerry’s (831) 917-1740.. .......................................................... 110 + 128 Michi Catering (408) 786-6684............................................................... 111 Taste Catering & Event Planning (415) 550-6464............................ 111 + 129 The Cheese School (415) 346-7530........................................................ 111

EVENT PLANNERS + DESIGNERS A Monique Affair (510) 334-3752........................................................... 108 Alexander Event Co. (818) 620-4009.................................................... 108 Amazae Events (408) 249-2184............................................................ 108 Bella Notte (650) 784-0776..........................................................109 + 127 Melissa Fancy (541) 556-1106.. ............................................................... 109 Where to Start (510) 333-1922............................................................... 109

FLORAL + DECOR Asiel Design (800) 94-ASIEL (27435)..................................................... 112 Blooming Bouquet (408) 292-8311......................................................... 112 Flowers by Edgar (925) 245-0008.......................................................... 112 Mindy Rosenburg (847) 826-2184. . ......................................................... 113


Sassy Diva Designs + Events (650) 200-7331.......................................... 113 Violetta Flowers (415) 279-4039............................................................ 113

JEWELERS Barons Jewelers (925) 452-1700............................................................ NA Caratti Jewelers, Livermore (925) 447-2381.. .......................................... NA Geneve Jewelers, Burlingame (650) 348-4983.. ..................................... NA Giraux Fine Jewelry, Ltd., GiftCenter #129 (415) 863-8188...................... NA Gleim Jewelers, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 325-3533. . ....................... NA Lynn Hill & Co., Burlingame (650) 344-4455........................................... NA Prestige Jewelers, GiftCenter #177 (415) 864-0373................................ NA Sofia Jewelry (415) 388-8776................................................................... 11

M U S I C + E N T E R TA I N M E N T AVL Entertainment (323) 203-6707....................................................... 116 Earth Circus (650) 888-2523.. ........................................................116 + 135 Fantasy Sound (925) 373-1934............................................................... 116 OYE Productions (510) 633-1399.. .......................................................... 117 Schultz Entertainment Experience (650) 888-2523. . ............................. 117 TME Events (844) 388-0000................................................................. 117

PHOTO BOOTHS Fantasy Sound (925) 373-1934............................................................... 119 Giggle and Riot (916) 670-8414. . ............................................................. 119 The Vanity Portrait Studio (415) 314-6096.............................................. 119

P H O T O G R A P H Y + C I N E M AT O G R A P H Y Catherine Hall Studios (415) 839-6711................................................... 120 Fantasy Sound Video (925) 373-1934..................................................... 119 Galen Ducey (925) 400-8245.. ...................................................... 120 + 137 Jennifer Skog (925) 401-7564. . .............................................................. 120 Lilly Red (415) 519-5906......................................................................... 121 Michelle Davis (925) 699-7663. . ............................................................. 121 Michelle Walker (415) 235-5400............................................................. 121 Modern Love Photography (510) 698-1517. . ................................... 122 + 139 Rhee Bevere (408) 369-1783.. ................................................................ 122 Studio MSV (925) 829-6787................................................................... 122

REHEARSAL DINNERS Camp di Bocce (510) 651-2500. . ............................................................ 123 Magic Flute Ristorante (415) 922-1225.. ................................................... 123

R E N TA L S + L I G H T I N G Blueprint Studios (415) 922-9004................................... 114 + Back Cover Dekko88 (650) 307-7979............................................................... 114 + 131 Fantasy Sound Lighting (925) 373-1934.................................................. 132 Hensley Event Resources (650) 692-7007.....................................114 + 133 Napa Valley Linens (510) 788-4551......................................................... 115 One True Love Vintage Rentals (415) 741-5884....................................... 115 Standard Party Rentals (510) 232-5030. . ................................................ 115

VENUES EAST BAY/TRI-VALLEY The Bridges Golf Club (925) 735-4253.. ................................................... 34 Campo di Bocce (510) 651-2500. . ........................................................... 35 Claremont Club & Spa (510) 549-3000................................................... 36 Club Los Meganos (925) 809-7188.......................................................... 37 Crow Canyon Country Club (925) 735-5718............................................ 38 Elliston Vineyards (925) 862-2377........................................................... 39 Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa (925) 299-4388.. .......................................... 40 Newberry Estate Vineyards (925) 516-3300............................................ 41 Ranch at Little Hills (925) 837-8158. . ........................................................ 42 Wente Vineyards (925) 456-2425. . ......................................................... .43 Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988....................................... Inside Front Cover PENINSULA Allied Arts Guild (650) 322-2405............................................................. 22 Doubletree by Hilton San Francisco Airport (650) 373-2223.. .................. 23 Garden Court Hotel (650) 323-1912.. ....................................................... 24 Hilton SFO Bayfront (650) 340-8500. . .................................................... 25 Long Branch Saloon & Farms (650) 726-3117. . ......................................... 26 Oceano Hotel & Spa (650) 726-5400.. .................................................... 27 SAN FRANCISCO Cliff House (415) 666-4027..................................................................... 16 Fort Mason Center / Gallery 308 (415) 345-7557.. .................................... 17 Magic Flute Ristorante (415) 922-1225.. ................................................... 123 Monroe (415) 323-8515. . .......................................................................... 18 Omni Hotel (415) 273-3011...................................................................... 19 Regency Center (415) 447-4908.............................................................20 Westin St. Francis (415) 774-0190. . ...........................................................21 SILICON VALLEY Cinnabar Hills Golf Club (408) 323-7857................................................. 28 Club Auto Sport (408) 770-1200. . ........................................................... 29 Fairmont San Jose (408) 998-1900 x3520............................................. 30 Garden Court Hotel (650) 323-1912.. ....................................................... 24 Guglielmo Winery (408) 779-2145........................................................... 31 Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001......................................................... 32 Villa Ragusa (408) 364-1900................................................................... 33 DESTINATION VENUES Archer Napa (707) 690-9800................................................................ 4 4 deLorimier Winery (707) 433-3303........................................................ 4 5 Mettler Vineyards (209) 369-3045......................................................... 4 6 Seascape Beach Resort (800) 929-7727.. ............................................... 47 Soda Rock Winery (707) 433-3303..........................................................48 Sunriver Resort, Oregon (844) 817-0154. . .................................................51 Tahoe Wedding Collection (775) 586-4442.............................................49 Vintners Inn with John Ash & Co. (800) 421-2584....................................50 Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988....................................... Inside Front Cover

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