Restaurant Wedding Reception and Ceremony Venue in SF/Bay Area/Monterey?

posted 3 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 2
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are having our ceremnony and reception at Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay this August.  We plan to have the ceremony on the beach that is right outside of the restaurant.  We are buying out the whole restaurantm since we have around 200 guests and are using the natural spacing to have a dance floor/area where the normal bar area is and then the actual dinning room area for eating and being social.  

For pricing and what’s included this is the deal.  They have a food and beverage minimum that we have to meet (around $27,000).  There is also a fee for the beach permits and chairs for the ceremony ($2,000).  All this includes all set-up and clean-up as well as their normal staff of servers.  We can get what ever sort of food or drink we want, even stuff off menu as long as the chef says they can do it, as long as we meet that food/bev min.  They have decorations and such, but if we want to use or own we can and they will still set them up for us.  (We plan to use a combo of thiers and our own things.)

If you have more specific questions let me know.

Post # 4
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

jenna09:  My FI and I ended up going with a different location, but we toured Shadowbrook restaurant in Capitola.  It’s GORGEOUS.  And very affordable.  They’re very willing to work with you.  And, if you do the tour, you can get a 25% discount on 2 entres for your “tasting dinner.”  We did that and it was easily the best dinner I’ve EVER had.

I also spoke to a couple of brides who have gotten married there.  They adored it.  

Post # 6
2 posts

Jenna09 – Did you end up going with the Cliff House or somewhere else? Looking at venues in SF and would love to hear about Cliff House (pricing, capacity, etc.)

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