Post # 1
I’m new to the site and was hoping I would be able to find some help with our wedding reception. We currently live in NY but are looking to have our wedding ceremony and reception in CA, either northern or southern. We’re visiting northern CA in the first week of Dec and would appreciate thoughts/help on the following:
1) A western style wedding at a hotel/banquet facility for around 80-100 guests
2) A Chinese banquet style wedding where we can potentially have the whole facility to ourselves.
We’re considering the bay area and SF, and would ideally like to minimize the reception cost to $5-$10K (i know this is quite a range) depending on what comes with.
Thank you in advance so much for your help!!!!
Post # 3
Check out http://www.herecomestheguide.com or http://www.projectwedding.com
There is such a range of facilities in the Bay Area and the pricing also comes in a big range as well. I’m not clear as to whether you are looking for two separate venues or are you looking to fit both of your criteria with one venue.
Post # 4
Thank you! We’re looking for one venue but open to either type. Thanks again!!!
Post # 5
Not sure if they do weddings, but wouldn’t hurt to check it out: http://www.thesaddlerack.com/home.html
Post # 6
my co-worker got married at the freedom hall and gardens in santa clara, ca, which is northwest of san jose and south of san francisco, last february. he said that it was a great affordable place, and he and his wife enjoyed themselves there. it may fit your guest size and budget.
i think you get the whole venue to yourselves, and you can transform the garden area to the western theme and use the hall inside for the chinese banquet style.
here are the websites to check out: 1) http://www.freedomhall.com/ and 2) http://www.yelp.com/biz/freedom-hall-and-gardens-santa-clara#hrid:u8k87e9BkZcMZ1n3HeHDCA/query:banquet%20halls
Post # 7
The saddle rack might be a good place for a rehersal dinner, it is a lot of fun and the ages really do range from the newly 21 to your grandpa. (I am not kidding we went there for my cousin’s bachelorette party and a man old enough to be our grandpa was trying to dance with all of us.) But herecomestheguide is a good place to start and I know it is horrible but the knot does have some good vendors on there.