(Closed) East Bay CA wedding reception venues

posted 9 years ago in California – Northern California
Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are getting married at Scott’s Garden in Walnut Creek.  There is a huge oak tree and the decor is New Orleans inspired.  The food at Scotts’ is also quite affordable.  Also, I’ve heard the Wedgewood in San Ramon is pretty nice.

Post # 7
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You may also want to check out the San Francisco/Bay Area board.. There is a great list of venues the bees are using.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Would you be open to a hotel venue?  The Lafayette Park Hotel is nice, and the Claremont Resort is classicly elegant.  Both are a bit spendy though.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think they rent out Heatherwood Farms Park.. its beautiful there! Scott’s Garden intrigues me… but I’m getting married in NY lol

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The Brazilian Room in Tilden Park is extremely affordable, but they have vendor restrictions (so if you’re looking to save money on catering, etc, you’re forced to use the Park’s list and potentially not save).

One of our choices before selecting Campbell Hall & Garden in Sausalito was the Piedmont Community Center.

My fiance also performed in a wedding at the Hacienda de Las Flores in Moraga (I tagged along to take photos). It was a stunning Spanish style venue. Loved it!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I booked Scott’s for a nonprofit event, and the outdoor tent/pavillion is pretty nice I have to admit. The food’s okay, but being on the waterfront is nice.

 

Too bad about Hacienda de las Flores, it really is a pretty venue and I love the reception area (with the half pavilion). Their preferred caterer was awesome too!

 

I coordinated a wedding at the Claremont and was disappointed with their service and the ceremony location. The staff did not ask their members to stay away from the ceremony entrance (envision old men and ladies in their swimsuits reading magazines where your guests would enter the ceremony site) and the waitstaff were either too fast or too slow with service. The hotel staff hadn’t even removed the hanging planters with half dead flowers from rafters of the arbor, or swept the cobwebs off. I had to ask them to remove it as the florists were hanging the lovely rose pomanders!

 

P.S. Did you check out Piedmont?

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Piedmont is close in proximity to the Claremont and closer to the Caldecott than Jack London Square is! 🙂 It would have been our first choice if we hadn’t decided on getting married in Sausalito after all. http://www.herecomestheguide.com/location/detail/piedmont-community-hall/

 

I did go to an office party at HS Lordships, but I don’t remember too much of it.

 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Casa Real is an amazing location in Pleasanton!

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