Saturday, July 21, 2007

Mendocino Coast Weddings

This great video shows the beauty of the California coast around Mendocino. Can you have such a beautiful backdrop for your wedding? Sure, there are great places up around Mendocino for your wedding.

One awesome spot for a wedding is the Point Arena Lighthouse in Northern California, south of Mendocino. The Point Arena Lighthouse is one of the tallest lighthouses in California at 115-ft tall, and the view is probably the best you'll ever have along the coast.

For your wedding you have the use of the foghorn building, the tower and gazenbo. The prices for a wedding ceremony only are:

Up to 8 People: $350
Up to 35 People: $500
Up to 150 People: $650
Over 150 People: $850

Included is the lighthouse staff, wedding coordinator and docents to direct parking.

For Ceremony and Reception, the prices are as follows:

Up to 8 People: $850
Up to 35 People: $1800
Up to 150 People: $3000
Over 150 People: $9000

You can even arrange to stay overnight in one of the Keeper Quarters, which have fabulous views, making a great honeymoon location. There are a total of 6 separate lodging quarters for you and your guests, from $150 to $225 per night. For more information you can email

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Elegant Sacramento Weddings

Want an elegant Sacramento wedding? You might want to consider the Capitol Plaza Hall, a short walk to the State Capitol and the Sacramento Convention Center. Capitol Plaza boasts 19th Century, hand-painted ceilings, with four different halls and ballrooms in which to have your wedding or reception.

If your wedding party is under 270, give the Silver Ballroom a look, which is a snazzy Art Deco ballroom which really has the feel of the Thirties and Forties.

Their largest hall is the Grand Hall with seating for up to 1,000 people. That's if you're REALLY popular.

You can contact them for more information at
If you have lots of out-of-town guests there are plenty of great places to stay in Sacramento. For guests who want to sample something a little novel, have them try out the Delta King Riverboat. It's a real riverboat that used to ferry passengers between San Francisco and Sacramento. Just let your guests know it's a tourist attraction, so it will be busy in the area.

A little more upscale (okay, a lot more upscale) is the Amber House Bed and Breakfast, 8 blocks from the Capitol, Amber House is actually historic houses located across the street for one another, with rooms named after famous musicians and writers. Frommer's says it's Mozart Room in Musician's Manor is the best, with a heart-shaped Jacuzzi and four-poster bed. Not a bad spot for a honeymoon as well. Oh, yeah, and there are in-room massages.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Gondola Wedding - Coronado Island

Here's another gondola wedding idea. Only this time it's a gondola that floats on the water, not a gondola at a ski resort (see prior post).

How about a floating wedding leaving from Coronado Island and cruising the Coronado Cay off San Diego? These gondola rides are so romantic, especially the twilight cruise, complete with blankets, an ice bucket and wine glasses. You provide the beverage.

For your gondola wedding you can choose to arrive to your waterfront on a gondola to the cheers of your wedding guests, or you can choose to get married on the gondola, again to the cheers of your wedding guests, who either watch from shore or join you in their own gondolas (groups up to 30). Of course, this is also a perfect wedding for just the two of you ($99 for two people. Additional guests are $20 per person, up to six passengers per boat.) And, you can add a violinist or mandolin player for just $75.

Who needs Venice when you can get married in your gondola in Coronado? Hey, it's alot cheaper - a fleet of 5 gondolas accommodating up to 30 people will cost $25 per person. It's a wedding your guests will definitely not forget.

The Gondola Company is located at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Coronado Bay Road, 4.5 miles past the Hotel Del Coronado. Either the Loews Coronado Bay Resort or the Hotel Del Coronado will be perfect for your honeymoon.

You can contact the Gondola Company at 619-429-6317.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Lake Tahoe Wedding Idea

Considering a Lake Tahoe Wedding? Here are a couple ideas you might like:

1. The Heavenly Gondola

The Heavenly Gondola is an 8-passenger car at the Heavenly ski Resort which takes you up a vertical 2.4 miles in over 12 minutes. One company will arrange for you to be married at the top of the Gondola, among the pines, or on the Observation Deck with a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe as your backdrop. The price isn't that bad: $599 saturday and sunday (plus $24 each for Gondola tickets for the bride, groom, minister, photographer and each guest); or $499 Monday through Friday (plus Gondola tickets).

2. Heavenly ski Wedding

If you both are skiiers you might like this ceremony, where you ski to a secluded spot overlooking Lake Tahoe. Your ceremony will take place at this secluded spot, then you ski down the mountain as husband and wife. Prices: Saturday and Sunday: $750; Monday through Friday: $650. You will also have to pay for lift tickets for the bride, groom, minister and photographer. Limo service and flower package also extra.

You can call 877-889-6379 for more information.

Kudos to Vail Resorts, Inc., which operates Heavenly Ski Resort, for donating 75,000 to aid those impacted by the recent Angora Fire near South Lake Tahoe. Heavenly Ski Resort was not impacted by the fire.

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Monday, July 09, 2007

Get Married at the Nixon Library

For you conservatives out there what could be a better place to get married in Southern California than at the Nixon Library?! (Well, okay, maybe the Reagan Library, but weddings are not allowed at the Reagan Library). Why is the Richard Nixon Library a great place for a wedding?

1. It's home to the largest public rose garden in Orange County. You'll have over 1,400 rose bushes that will serve as your backdrop.

2. Nine acres of sculptured gardens.

3. Treat your guests to a wedding reception in a replica of the White House East Room, with presidential portraits and replica chandeliers.

4. Freak out your liberal guests.

The Nixon Library is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. in Yorba Linda. For information call Carrie Biddle at 714-364-1181.

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