- 5 years ago
Hi all! I’m looking for more wedding venue recommendations in the following areas: San Francisco Bay Area (but not SF), Napa/Sonoma/Mendocino, Yuba/Gold Country, Tahoe/Reno, and Monterey.
I’ve done the 21st-century bride’s awful rite of passage of scrolling through TheKnot, WeddingWire, HereComesTheGuide, WeddingSpot, and Yelp until my eyes bled. So far, my top three are located in in the East Bay (2 – community hall, faculty club) and Nevada City (1 – cultural center). However, I know there are some affordable venues that aren’t featured in those websites, so now I’m crowdsourcing through Wedding Bee!
A few more details about my wedding:
Date/time: not yet set, but likely late August-September 2018; evening reception
# of guests: currently at 175, but trying to convince my FH to cull it down to 150.
Strongly preferred, but not required: BYO catering and/or alcohol, later curfews (past 10 PM), no music restrictions (can choose any and as many live bands, DJs, playlists we want)
Not interested in: golf courses, Wedgewood anything
I’d greatly appreciate any advice here (even if you need to tell me that my expectations are unrealistic).