Los Gatos Wedding Venue
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Los Gatos, California 95033
Creekside of Los Gatos was born of the romantic vision of two people in love. Pat and Augusto purchased this view-filled spread with the idea of designing an awe-inspiring wedding location; it was bound to turn out fantastically, since the couple also planned on using it for their own summer wedding.
Though conveniently located near a main highway, Creekside is totally secluded. A private treelined drive takes visitors onto the grounds, a gently sloping hillside surrounded by coastal oaks. Tucked between unspoiled hills and a forested stream, this exclusive haven feels oh-so-close to nature.
The first part of the couple’s dream project involved renovating the 100-year-old genuine log cabin, which is poised atop a narrow plateau. Quaint and welcoming beneath a canopy of leafy boughs, the cabin’s burnished redwood façade seems as fresh as if its planks had just been hewn. With a pretty lawn and garden, the cabin’s charming front yard is a delightful milieu for pre-party mingling or cocktail gatherings. Inside the cabin, beautifully appointed rooms with plenty of closet space are reserved for the bride and her attendants to prepare in privacy. The Great Room has a picture window that lets a bride preview the unfolding scene before making her grand entrance.
While the cabin’s ambiance is warm and down to earth, the event areas are breathtaking and dramatic. Broad steps lead from the cabin to two descending river rock terraces, a popular option for dining. On the other side of the stairs, flagstone and rocks have been artfully arranged into a magnificent tropical waterfall. As the watery cascade glistens in the waning rays of the sun, guests succumb to the hypnotic sound of the water’s flow. In front of the terraces stands a spacious open-sided timber pavilion, which usually shelters the wedding cake. A stone fireplace contributes a mood of cozy conviviality, making the pavilion perfect for dancing or even an intimate ceremony.
Another captivating element at Creekside is the view. From the terraces, a vast carpet of manicured lawn makes a gradual descent towards the forest’s edge. Through billowy trees, glimpses of a meandering creek seem like a beguiling mirage. The placid vision of sparkling Lexington Reservoir is a sweep of blue in the distance. There are a total of four possible ceremony spots that take advantage of this picturesque tableau, including a lush cathedral of redwood trees and a timbered pergola, which has guests looking on from teak benches.
Pat and Augusto had intended to say their vows beneath the pergola, but a funny thing happened on the day of their wedding. Everything was in place on the grass awaiting the arrival of friends and family. Then Pat was suddenly struck by an adventurous impulse: Why not get married on one of the waterfall’s flagstone landings amid the mist and ornamental ferns? Being the bride, her whim was gratified, seating was quickly rearranged, and Pat officially inaugurated the waterfall as a resplendent ceremony option!
Creekside of Los Gatos is available exclusively through Panetta’s Catering, event pros whose attractively priced, full-service packages expertly pull all the elements together. Panetta’s joins Pat and Augusto in extending a gracious invitation to bask in this estate’s many charms.
CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds a maximum of 200 seated or 250 standing guests outdoors.
A $1,000 deposit is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 30–90 days prior to the event. Rental fees range $4,000–5,000 depending on the date rented. Meals start at $60/person. Tax, alcohol and an 18% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided by Panetta’s Catering
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: some provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: limited; shuttles CBA, extra fee
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: office phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: renter or caterer
View: meadow, lake, garden, waterfall, hills
Other: event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: BYO beer, wine and champagne; signature drink CBA for cocktail hour only
Smoking: designated area only
Music: amplified OK outdoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: limited
Available from late April–early October. Just one event takes place on the property per day. Hours are flexible, and amplified music must be over by 10pm.
Alternate Info: Creekside Terrace Estate