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Category: Wedding Receptions

Here Comes the Guide brings you expert articles and blog postings about interesting California wedding reception locations. We have over 1,000 different Northern and Southern California locations for you to choose from. The info in this category helps give you what you need to know to choose the right one and plan a wedding reception that’s truly personalized.

The list below gives you the option to read longer, more detailed pieces from our Articles + Ideas section or shorter, topical and timely pieces from our blog. Either way, you’ll get great info from the experts on everything related to California weddings.


Country Wedding in Napa Valley: Christy + Christian

Country Wedding in Napa Valley: Christy + Christian posted by Denise

I spent my 4th of July at The Carneros Inn in Napa for the wedding of Christy & Christian. It was such a treat to be a part of this event. Not only did I get to go to one of my favorite places in Wine Country but I got to witness a truly beautiful wedding. Martha Stewart eat your heart out!


Troy and Craig’s Celebration of Love

Troy and Craig’s Celebration of Love posted by Kathy

Exactly two years from the day Troy and Craig met at the snack machines at the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank they married in front of 180 lucky wedding guests at The London West Hollywood. The theme of the event was “Celebrate the Seasons of Love,” and every detail was perfectly planned, all the way down to every detail was perfectly planned, all the way down to their toast with chocolate milk instead of champagne (they’re not fans of the bubbly!)


The “Wow” Factor

The “Wow” Factor posted by Kathy

It would be great if you could turn your entire wedding wish list into reality, but in this tough economic climate it’s not always easy to do. So rather than trying to get everything perfect, couples are striving for a more realistic goal: making just one detail of their wedding so memorable that guests will be talking about it for years to come. I like to call this the “wow” factor.


Wedding Anniversary Road Trip, Part 2

Wedding Anniversary Road Trip, Part 2 posted by Sharon Carl

The second part of our wedding anniversary road trip was as fun and romantic as the first. My husband Jaya and I drove to Half Moon Bay, a quaint little town along the coastline where the air is fresh, the people are friendly, and the pace is slow. By the way, this is also a great spot for a honeymoon by the sea, too.


Wedding Venues with a Wild Side

Wedding Venues with a Wild Side posted by Allison

Want to have a giraffe crash your wedding? It’s possible, and for animal lovers, it would be a jaw-dropping story to tell for years to come. If you want to get wild at your wedding, consider these animal-friendly venues in Southern California:


When The Sun Don’t Shine

When The Sun Don’t Shine posted by Jan

Recently, a couple getting married at The Historic Castle Green had planned to have their ceremony in a clear tent (outfitted with a gorgeous chandelier, of course) on the facility’s grounds.


Only in LA…

Only in LA… posted by Julia

If you’re thinking of getting married in the sunny and warm Los Angeles area, here are a few places that are so unique, you really only can experience them in LA.


Weddings on the Farm

Weddings on the Farm posted by Meredith

I have two good friends, both unmarried. One is a City Girl through and through. Her dream wedding would probably be at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco, surrounded by 350 of her closest friends, dancing the night away in front of a 25-piece orchestra. She’s looking for complete refinement and urban chic.


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