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Wedding Budget: Venue Fees and Other Costs

Wedding Budget: Venue Fees and Other Costs

You’d think that working from a budget would be obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people, especially brides and grooms, are unrealistic about what they can afford. Part of the problem is that most people aren’t very experienced with event budgeting and don’t know how to estimate what locations, products and services will ultimately cost.


12 Picturesque Outdoor San Luis Obispo Wedding Venues

12 Picturesque Outdoor San Luis Obispo Wedding Venues

With its rolling hillsides, romantic vineyards, serene beaches, and over 300 days of sunshine a year, San Luis Obispo County is an ideal location for an outdoor wedding. Whether you want to exchange vows with your toes in the sand overlooking the Pacific, on a sprawling ranch beneath an ancient oak, or on the landscaped grounds of a Tuscan-style villa, you won’t have to look hard to find a stunning setting for an al fresco celebration here.


The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

Where wedding venues are concerned, going the extra mile can lead to spectacular sites overlooked by less imaginative souls. Want an off-the-beaten-path wedding venue? Come with us while we explore a few out-of-the way gems in Northern and Southern California.


California Beach Weddings: 20 Locations Where You Can Tie The Knot On The Sand!

California Beach Weddings: 20 Locations Where You Can Tie The Knot On The Sand!

If it's an authentic beach wedding you're after, then any one of these coastal California venues will arrange it for you. From the sun-drenched shores of San Diego to Northern California's Muir Beach with its forest backdrop, these romantic spots allow you to say your vows on the beach. Not next to the beach, not overlooking the beach, but actually right on the sand.


9 Romantic Getaways in California

9 Romantic Getaways in California

WANTED: A special place for a romantic escape. Scenic, natural surroundings required. Must be lavished with sensual creature comforts. Obliging yet unobtrusive service preferred. Does this imaginary classified ad sound like something you might have written? If so, we’re answering your cry for help with a selection of the best places in California for a romantic weekend (or longer!).


10 Unique Marin County Wedding Venues

10 Unique Marin County Wedding Venues

Fortunate is the couple who weds in Marin County! Surrounded by water on three sides, Marin is a scenic wonderland whose natural treasures—ancient redwood forests, a dramatic coastline, and a wide range of flora and fauna—make for dynamic celebratory settings.


Valuable Tips for Selecting a Wedding Location

Valuable Tips for Selecting a Wedding Location

Need help selecting a wedding venue? Before you jump into a full-fledged wedding venue search, it helps to identify what kind of celebration you want and establish selection criteria early. Here are some basic tips to narrow down your options.


Artful Wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area

Artful Wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area

Out-of-the-ordinary scenarios can become your reality if you wed at one of the Bay Area’s acclaimed art galleries or museums. No longer the sole province of school field trips, galleries and museums have found a fresh calling as novel places to throw a party. Here are locations for an artful Bay Area wedding.


How to Pick a Site That's Outta Sight: Northern California

How to Pick a Site That's Outta Sight: Northern California

Getting married in Northern California? Here are some expert tips for choosing the perfect wedding venue. From parking to hidden costs, we've put together a list of consideration that you might not have thought of!


How to Pick a Site That's Outta Sight: Southern California

How to Pick a Site That's Outta Sight: Southern California

Getting married in sunny Southern California? Here are some expert tips for choosing the perfect SoCal wedding venue. From parking to hidden costs, we've put together a list of consideration that you might not have thought of!


P.S. We Love You: Destination Weddings Come to Palm Springs

P.S. We Love You: Destination Weddings Come to Palm Springs

Palm Springs is HOT and we're not talking about the temperature. The Palm Springs of the new millennium is young, chic, and a great place to party. Here are some of our own suggestions for local activities and “can’t miss” Palm Springs ceremony and reception locations.


The Other Wine Country: Livermore and the Tri-Valley

The Other Wine Country: Livermore and the Tri-Valley

Estate wineries, golf courses, day spas, new hotels and historic downtown areas exert an unquestionable appeal in the Tri-Valley area. We're going to take you on a quick tour of some the Other Wine Country's best wedding and special event locations.


Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue: COVID-19 Edition

Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue: COVID-19 Edition

Here is a supplemental list of 40 more questions you may need to ask your venue when it comes to wedding planning during coronavirus. Paired with our main list, you can rest easy knowing you're doing all you can to cover your bases during this unprecedented time.


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