Burlingame Wedding Venue
6650 Golf Course Drive
Burlingame, California 94010
Video by Blue Tiger Films.
One of the most picturesque wedding sites in the Bay Area has something very few people ever have the privilege of seeing: a bird’s-eye view of the protected land around Crystal Springs Reservoir. San Francisco stores its precious drinking water in this jewel of a lake, and the city jealously guards access to the reservoir—only rangers, scientists and certain officials can visit the heavily wooded semi-wilderness surrounding it.
But if you wed outdoors at Crystal Springs Golf Course, you are among the rare outsiders who get to enjoy this vista, and with it comes much more than simple bragging rights. The ceremony site, a city-owned meadow at the southern end of the golf club, has a gazebo that stands on a grassy knoll overlooking the reservoir. The view from here is sensational, with glistening reservoir waters below and tree-covered ridges behind it. In the distance, high hills slope toward the bay. There are no houses in sight, and deer often graze nearby. The backdrop is so spectacular that the gazebo needs little adornment—put some flowers in front or over the entry, and voilà, all eyes are upon it. There’s plenty of room for a limo to drop off the bride, and if she wants to add a little more pizzazz to the moment, she can arrive in a horse-drawn carriage. A well-tamped earthen aisle cuts through a beautifully tended lawn to the gazebo, where the couple exchanges vows.
The reception takes place up a tree- and greens-lined road at the Wedgewood Banquet Center. The club’s main building, painted creamy white with gray-green trim, is set at the edge of gentle terraces that drop toward the reservoir. To reach its two banquet rooms and deck, you walk along a red-carpeted terrace that has a sweeping view down to the golf course. Best of all is spotting the deer that placidly graze the course.
The Wedgewood’s Vista Room is the primary dining-reception area. The entire west wall, which faces the Vista Deck, is glass windows and doors, with airy, white sheers framing the view outside. If you reserve this space, you also get the adjoining Vista Deck, a large glassed-in area shaded by a canopy. The vista looks west toward woods and north toward neighboring hills and the golf course’s gorgeous landscape.
Wedgewood’s all-inclusive packages offer the best values in the Bay Area, saving time and money, and make planning your event here a breeze. Services range from a basic ceremony at the gazebo with seating (and, of course, the view!), to such amenities as invitations, DJ, food, cake, beverages, florals and the honeymoon suite.
The elements for a fine, fine day are here in splendid array: the gazebo in its unforgettable setting; a personable, attentive staff; good food; fresh, sea-kissed air (the ocean is only a few ridges away); and nature’s intense blues and greens. Lastly, nearby Highway 280 makes the course easily accessible from San Francisco, the Peninsula and the South Bay. Now, that’s a list that should satisfy anyone.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: This location accommodates up to 300 guests indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Indoors, the Vista Room holds 300 seated or 375 standing guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces accommodate 50–300 seated guests.
25% of the estimated total event cost is required to reserve your date. An additonal 25% is due 120 days prior to the event and the balance (based on your final guest count) is due 10 days prior. All payments are credited towards your final balance and are nonrefundable and nontransferable. All-inclusive, completely customizable wedding packages start at $33/person. Tax, alcohol and a 21–22% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Brides Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra charge
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: fairways, lake, meadows, mountains
Other: event coordination
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK with some restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, confetti or glitter; no open flames
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