Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Marina del Rey Wedding Packages and Locations

Here are a few wedding packages and locations in Marina del Rey you may want to consider for your wedding.

FantaSea Yachts and Yacht Club
4215 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA

There's nothing more romantic than getting married on a yacht! And FantaSea Yachts specializes in romantic yacht weddings for up to 400 guests. They have 3 yachts to choose from:
  • Dandeana, minimum of 75 guests at $80 per person ($110 per person on Saturday evenings and holidays
  • Regent Sea, minimum of 100 guests at $90 per person ($120 per person on Saturday evenings and holidays
  • FantaSea One, minimum of 150 guests, $100 per person ($130 per person on Saturday evenings and holidays

All packages include (but not limited to):

  • 4-hour yacht cruise around Marina del Rey
  • Three butler-style passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Catered buffet with 2 entree selections and two salads

Here's a photo of one of the ships, the Dandeana, at Sunset. Just beautiful.

Shanghai Red’s
13813 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA
(310) 823-4522

Shanghai Red’s is a restaurant at the far west end of Marina del Rey’s South Bay boardwalk, featuring California cuisine specializing in steaks and fresh seafood. They also have banquet facilities which can accommodate groups of 35 to 300 guests. Ceremony sites include Southbay Patio, boasting a fabulous view of the marina del Rey harbor, or the more intimate Marina Patio or cozy, garden patio.

Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey, CA

The grounds of Burton W. Chace Park is a great (an inexpensive) way to have a fabulous wedding overlooking beautiful Marina del Rey. There are several locations in the park to choose from: North Pergola, South Pergola or the Bridge. These locations are available for rent Monday through Saturday, 8:45am to 4:45pm.

What's better than the great location and beautiful view? The price. The rental fee is only $40.00 for park grounds for the duration of the event. Insurance, however, is required, so do figure that into your budget. You can get insurance by contacting Municipality Insurance at 1-800-420-0555. The policy must have a $2 million aggregate. To rent the location, you can call Park Staff at 310-305-9595.

Along with renting the outdoor areas, chairs and tables can be rented. Chairs rent for $.25 each (50 maximum), and tables for $5.00 (2 maximum). You will, of course, have to provide your own officiant.

There are some permits that may be required. You can get more info by going to http://beaches.co.la.ca.us/BandH/Marina/ChacePkoutdoors.htm

Monday, May 18, 2009

Arroyo Grande Wine Country Wedding

I visited Arroyo Grande recently and found an absolutely charming venue for your wedding and/or reception.

For those of you not familiar with Arroyo Grande, it's located in Central California wine country, inland from Pismo Beach, and just 185 miles north of Los Angeles and 247 miles south of San Francisco. It's filled with beautiful, rolling hills dotted with oaks and vineyards, and plenty of wineries to keep all your wine-loving guests quite satisfied.

The location I stumbled upon is the Victorian Pitkin Conrow Estate, a lovely Victorian mansion which can accommodate 300 for a ceremony, and 250 for a ceremony with reception.

The ceremony packages range from $1500 to $2500 and include:

  • 3 hours of site use
  • 1 hour rehearsal time on the Friday before the event
  • Seating is provided for 200 (additional chairs can be rented)
  • Two changing rooms in the historic bunkhouses
  • Parking for 300
The fee for receptions are $15 per person with a $1500 minimum on Sundays and a $2500 minimum on Saturdays. Chairs for up to 200 are provided (additional chairs can be rented), as well as gift, sign-in, cake and buffet tables. You provide the officiant, as well as the DJ and bartender if desired.

Contact Info:

Victorian Pitkin Conrow Estate
789 Valley Road
Arroyo Grande, CA
email: info@victorianwedding.net

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Discount Wedding Accessories

While you're searching for a fabulous place to have your California wedding, you might want to know what's On Sale at The Knot Wedding Shop. I've provided a link for you that will take you to the discount wedding accessories page, where you'll find savings on:
  • Personalized napkins
  • Personalized matchbooks
  • Glass coaster favors
  • Seed favors
  • Seed favor bookmarks
  • Adirondack chair place card holders (great for beach weddings, $13.95 per set of 12)
  • Personalized HERSHEY'S® Kisses
  • Palm tree place card holder
  • Sailboat place card holders
  • Disposable cameras
  • "Just Married" flip flops

And that link is:

On Sale at The Knot Wedding Shop