(Closed) Need Cheap/Free Ideas For Location

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry, I don’t know anything about CA, but Welcome to the Hive!

Post # 5
348 posts
Helper bee

How many people?  That’s going to be a big factor.  

I would look into renting a group site in a state park or campground.  While the state beaches usually don’t allow alcohol directly on the beach, in the campgrounds and even some of the group picnic sites it is fine.  Beaches usually require a permit if you are above a certain number of people…but again, if you do it at the picnic site/in the campground, you’re usually fine.  But there are limits on the number of people allowed.  

In addition to the state parks, there are county park systems in some of the south bay counties.  Google “Santa Clara County Park weddings” and you should get a start.

Post # 6
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I honestly didn’t find ANYTHING budget friendly in the area, we live in Monterey. But of all the vendors I talked to I would tell you to give these people a call. They may know of something for you! Best of Luck!



Post # 7
124 posts
Blushing bee

Are you looking for indoor or outdoor? And how many guests?

Post # 8
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

do you have a relative with a big back yard?  can you enlist friends and family to cook?  just some ideas I”m throwing out there.  I don’t know anything about CA venues, Parks are very inexpensive though for sure and you can purchase a permit (at least here in AZ) for alcohol.  its like 35 bucks.  my venue is costing a total of 100 bucks.  (and thats only if i purchase a bounce house permit)  which i really want a bounce house… yes for the grown ups! LOL

So, just keep an open mind this is a great place for outside the box thinking.  Try the “local” board.. they may be able to help you:)

dont be afraid to travel a little, or hold it in a park…

Good luck!


Post # 10
27 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

I actually found a beautiful park in my city. We are renting the wedding garden for $45 dollars. The rest of the park is free for pictures and has willow trees, beautiful fountains, and a playground we intend on doing pictures in.

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