Monday, October 27, 2008

Haunted Wedding Venues in California

In the spirit of Halloween, here is a list of some notoriously haunted venues in the state of California. Not only are they haunted, but they all offer wedding services! Even if you have your wedding elsewhere, they all are great places to honeymoon as well.

Here's a few you might want to consider:

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA
Reservations: 800-950-7667

A favorite of Marilyn Monroe, who lived here from time to time (Cabana 246). There are those who swear they can see her image in the mirror in the lobby. FYI, the mirror used to be her personal mirror. Great place for a wedding or haunted honeymoon.

The Queen Mary
Long Beach, CA

Long-known as a haunted ship - now a tourist attraction and hotel. Beautiful, art deco furnishings for those who want something more than just a haunted place to stay. Available for weddings small and large.

1859 Historic National Hotel
18183 Main Street
Jamestown, CA
(209) 984-3446

A hotel built for the gold-rush town of Jamestown. While there say "hello" to the resident ghost, Flo, who, they say, usually stays upstairs in the hotel, favoring the rooms in the front of the building. Some say she's been seen floating through the walls. Hauntingly wonderful for weddings or honeymoons.

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA

The Hotel Del Coronado has been named the "number-one wedding destination in America" by the Travel Channel, visited by such historical and entertainment figures as Babe Ruth, Madonna and ten U.S. Presidents. Oh, yeah, and it's supposedly haunted as well. Meet Kate Morgan, the resident ghost of the Hotel Del Coronado. She checked into the resort on November 25, 1892 and, as they say, "never checked out." Many have reported experiencing ghostly happenings.

MacCallum House Inn
45020 Albion Street
Mendocino, CA

For your haunted wedding and reception, consider the MacCallum House, which offers extensive wedding services, in addition to an elopement package starting at $825. Who knows, you might get to meet the spirit of Donald MacCallum, who some say, still lives in Room 4, which used to be his childhood bedroom.

Queen Anne Hotel
1590 Sutter Street at Octavia
San Francisco, CA

Before becoming a hotel, the Queen Anne was "once Miss Mary Lake’s School for Girls." Many people have reported ghostly chills and experiences while staying the night here. Have your wedding or reception with up to 150 people. Who knows how many ghosts may show up.

Groveland Hotel
18767 Main Street
Groveland, CA

Located in the Yosemites, The Groveland Hotel was built in 1849 and claims a resident ghost, an old gold miner named Lyle. While living, Lyle lived in Room 15 for many years before crossing over in 1927. Okay, maybe he didn't "cross over." Maybe he's still there as a ghost. Some say he plays tricks on the staff and guests in or near Room 15. They can accommodate weddings of up to 150 guests in their Garden Courtyard.

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