Looking for budget BYOB venue in Bay Area, CA

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

Id check out the sac region.. not too bad a drive for your in state folks and smf airport is just fine for your out of state guests.  Winters or Davis or Sac are much more likely to have what you’re looking for, budget wise at least.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I suggest further north in Humboldt county. Lots of beautiful areas. I got married in Sonoma but that was only because my mom paid for it. Originally, when we thought we were paying for it ourselves, we planned on Humboldt because of the beauty and steep difference in price. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Have you considered renting out a restaurant for the reception?Maybe one with a deck where you could have the ceremony.

Based on our experience planning our welcome dinner in the Sonoma area, your budget would cover a nice dinner and open bar with wine and beer at a restaurant. BYOB venues in the area are super expensive once you factor in all the costs. We searched high and low and could not make any of them work financially.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

p.s. I will also warn you that shuttle service in that area will cost a pretty penny as uou have to pay the hourly rate for the entire length of your wedding and reception. 

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