Post # 1
I see many people posting about lunch/ brunch receptions but most do not include where the venue is. I would like to keep my 2017 Spring wedding simple and elegant and I really don’t care for loud music, dancing and crazy cocktail hours so I think having a morning wedding with an afternoon reception fits us best. I will be doing the wedding planning by myself so I would prefer an all inclusive venue and on-site event coordinator. Estimate guest count is 100 and I’m trying to keep the cost of site fees and food under $10K.
-Offers early wedding ceremony with lunch or brunch reception
-All inclusive (tables, chairs, linen, food, etc. provided) . Probably at a restaurant with buy out option, country club, private estate, barn or hotel. Not a park (too much work to cordinate)
-Able to host both ceremony and reception
-In the bay area or Sonoma/ Napa
If you know of any venues that fits the description, or have had a morning wedding, please share the venue and exprerience here. Any help is appreciated!
Post # 2
nataliecjy: Foreign Cinema in SF does a pretty killer brunch and I know they do private events, you could reach out to them and see if they could do 100 people for brunch for under $10k.
Post # 3
Napa General Store may be an option. They do brunch, and they have an area in the back.
Post # 4
ironmaidelah: I was just going to say Napa River Inn, and Celadon can accommodate 100. Their event lunch menu starts at $37. I’ve hosted there, it’s beautiful.
Post # 5
Thank you so much for the input. I have put in my enquiries for all the locations and I’m waiting to hear back;
@ironmaidelah: Napa General Store has got back to me and they actually do not have the capacity to host 100 people.
@karen12: I LOVE Napa River Inn… it is beautiful and lush with gardens which is what I’m looking for my ceremony. Hopefully it is not as expensive as it looks and can accomodate my $10K budget on site fees and food.
@Speck_: Foreign cinema looks like a very cool and unique place to host a wedding! I looked at their menu and you’re absolutely right. The food looks delicious.
Please keep the venues for an early brunch/ lunch reception coming. Would love to get more ideas on bay area locations too! Hopefully this thread will be helpful to others too.