Post # 1
I can’t seem to find an affordable outdoor wedding reception venue in Northern CA (Bay Area, Wine Country, within a few hours of those). I’m looking for a place to have an evening reception, ideally where I can string lights from trees and do a very DIY type wedding for about 150 people. By affordable, I mean I’m trying to keep the site rental fee below $2000, if that’s possible, and have it include tables/chairs. Am I dreaming?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Well– for an evening wedding that’s a tough one, especially in that area– but I can recommend a place to start at least.
The Gables Inn, it’s in Santa Rosa in the wine country. I am doing an afternoon wedding there, and it includes tables, chairs, and multiple other decorations and things. I am paying about $2,041 (out the door) for the venue plus 2 nights in the cottage that they rent as a room; we can also be there on Friday to set things up, and she said so long as the cottage isn’t rented out we can drop stuff off early and store it in there until Friday night/Saturday. They just changed ownership last month, so I don’t know for sure if they’re keeping the same contracts/event offers– but Janis, the woman who takes care of their event planning is FABULOUS!!! I really can’t recommend her enough, she’s been super helpful.