HELP!! Bay area wedding on a budget?! Is it possible......
My fiance and I are planning our wedding, and boy is it expensive. We are hoping to find a place to have our ceremony and reception for $7k max. We did check out Sunol Valley Golf Club! For food, alcohol, reception room and ceremony site it puts us just under $7k for 100 guests. Which is great, but we're hoping to have a couple places to pick from.
Thank you in advance! :)
Ps. We are looking to have ceremony and reception at the same location, since our ceremony will be very short.
We had ours at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club. You don't have to be alumni to rent the space. We ended up using the patio, but the Great Hall might be the only space large enough for you. This was over a decade ago, but at the time I remember it being well within our budget, even with pretty heavy finger food.
There are facilities in Oakland where you can bring in your own caterer, or do it yourself (or have friends do it).
Oakland Parks and Rec has some nice facilities. One I would look at are Joaquin Miller Community Center, where you can have the ceremony on the deck or nearby in the park, and which has a lovely view. My sister got married at Sequoia Lodge. http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government...
The Oakland Zoo Snow building also has a lovely view. http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Snow_Buildi...
PS: Where you save money is a place that will let you bring your own alcohol!