Post # 1
I’m new around here, but I’m hoping for some help. I’ve been searching the web endlessly and haven’t found too many obvious options for a wedding of 30 or so people (give or take 10). I’m hoping to have the ceremony and reception in the same place or to at least have the reception near where everyone is staying. No churchs, outdoor setting (ideally with a back up plan if it rains).
Options I’m considering right now include:
-Private house/estate (I’ve only really found one so far)
-Pre-fab beach wedding followed by a reception at some yet to be determined location
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I’m not sure what part of Northern CA you are looking for, but check out places in Monterey, Bodega Bay, Jenner, etc. Monterey Beach Resort, Seascape in the Santa Cruz area, Jenner Inn. It can be VERY windy, but really pretty at the same time. Good luck.
Post # 4
Not sure if this is too far for you, but Mendocino is a very cute/picturesque little town next to the ocean. Also, maybe Half Moon Bay?
Post # 5
HALF MOON BAY! The Ritz Carlton there does intimate weddings. We looked in to doing this before we decided to have a lot more guests – hehe. But they do small intimate weddings and you really cannot beat that backdrop. GORGEOUS.
Post # 6
I’m using Gatherings in Pacific Grove (two minutes outside of Monterey). They have a little house in Pacific Grove that they can cater out of and it is beautiful! Here is their website:
I have enjoyed working with them for my wedding in August. They respond fast to emails and are just so nice when you meet them in person. Check them out:) Oh! And the food is awesome! We had a tasting back in February is it sooo good!!!
Post # 7
If you are interested in going north of SF, Mendocino county does have absolutely fabulous places. With some of them, all of the guests can stay in one place, they will host the reception, and you can have the wedding on site. I’m at work, so I can’t write out a whole list, but I would be happy to share info if you respond.
Post # 8
Call parks&rec they just added a house venue that can be rented out for both ceremony and reception.
Post # 9
Sam’s in Half Moon Bay. There was a wedding there 2 weeks ago with 40 people on the beach and then they had a private room in the back of the restaurant.