Friday, August 24, 2007

San Diego - Weddings at Balboa Park

Looking for a great spot in San Diego for a wedding? Why not consider Balboa Park, just minutes from downtown San Diego.

Balboa park is a huge park with 15 museums, awesome gardens and the San Diego Zoo. It's also a place with some spectacular wedding venues:

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Why not celebrate the immense love you feel for one another by holding your wedding at The Spreckels Organ Pavilion, which boasts the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ. If you have a large number of guests, this is the place to be, as it holds a maximum of 2,400 people on plaza benches.

Rose Garden

Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden is an award winning rose garden offering brides and grooms over 2,400 rose bushes in 180 varieties. If you want maximum blooms, you'll want to schedule your wedding during April and May. Of course, you'll have to act quickly to schedule your wedding here as it's one of the most popular wedding spots in Balboa Park. If you can't get April and May, don't worry, many of the roses bloom from March through December. Maximum number of people is 50.

Zoro Garden

You like butterflies? Don't bother buying them and releasing them. Just have your wedding at the Zoro Garden in Balboa Park. The Zoro Garden is a 1015 stone grotto with a butterfly garden. Some of the butterflies attending your wedding will be monarchs, sulfurs, skippers and swallowtails. 75 people max.

Alcazar Garden

Alcazar Garden's the place if you really wanted to get married in Spain but couldn't afford it. Why? Because the design of Alcazar Garden is patterned after the gardens of Alcazar Castle in Seville, Spain. Here you can get married surrounded by fountains, Moorish tiles and a garden bursting with color throughout the year. 50 people max.

For more information about having your wedding in Balboa Park, call 619-231-1100.

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Hearst Castle Wedding

Someone asked us if you can have a wedding at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. Actually, you can, though it'll cost you $7,500 to reserve the Castle for 1 to 50 people for up to 3 hours, and $15,000 for parties larger than 50 people or for weddings lasting longer than 3 hours. That doesn't inlcude the nonrefundable deposit of $500 to $1,000, as well as a $50 scheduling fee and the cost of staff reimbursement. Oh, and insurance for up to $1 million is required. So, if it doesn't conflict with their regularly scheduled tour and you've got the money, go for it. For more information call them at 805-927-2070.

Here's a video from YouTube which shows you the inside and outside of Hearst Castle, in case you are thinking of dropping some change and getting hitched at The Castle.