Our Favorite Bay Area Wedding Venues
Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your entire life! Nearly every bride has a vision of their perfect wedding from start to finish, and the right backdrop can make your wedding stand out as a magical, memorable day not just for you and your partner, but for all your guests as well. Whether your style is more traditional, romantic, or casual chic, here are some of Handheld Catering’s favorite Bay area wedding venues for planning your special day.
Located at the base of the majestic Santa Cruz mountains, Hakone Gardens is a true nature lovers’ paradise. The exquisitely-manicured Japanese gardens and architecture make it seem as if you are truly getting married in Japan, rather than minutes away from the city. From the towering oak trees in the courtyard to the Japanese maples in the main room, your wedding will give off a romantic and dramatic enchanted forest vibe perfect for a picturesque ceremony and reception.
If you and your intended are wine enthusiasts looking for a venue that says something about your personal style, look no further than Kirigin Cellars. You and your guests will be captivated by the breathtaking views and stunning natural beauty of the pastoral venue, which boasts over 33 acres of vineyards, nine acres of pristine cricket lawns and over 1,000 rosebushes. Best of all, you and your brand-new spouse can toast to the future with Kirigin Cellars’ famous hand-crafted California champagne. For a taste of history and tradition right in Santa Clara County, Kirigin Cellars is a wine lover’s ideal wedding venue.
Few backdrops in the United States are as iconic as San Francisco’s famed Golden Gate Bridge. If you and your fiancé have left your hearts in San Francisco, this is the ideal venue for you. The Presidio is home to some of the most spectacular vistas and natural wonders in California, and offers a comfortable outdoor grass field, a beautiful setting for a sunset ceremony with one of the most famous national landmarks right in the background.
For a taste of Tuscany right in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Regale Winery is the perfect setting for a romantic, old-world wedding. With its beautiful fountains, fragrant fruit trees, and intimate garden settings, including a spiral-shaped herb garden, Regale Winery offers delightfully picturesque wedding backdrops for parties of all sizes and styles. The heirloom roses and olive trees surrounding the property can give a fairy-tale touch to a grand, formal affair. For a more casual, laid-back event, enjoy bocce ball courts and the famed outdoor wood-burning pizza oven. The vineyards below rest in an area where redwoods are bountiful and extraordinary. Regale Winery allows your guests to get swept up in the romance and beauty of your important day.
Looking for a Victorian flair to add drama and style to your wedding? Rengstorff House, an historical landmark in Mountain View, combines timeless beauty with elegance and tradition for a wedding fit for a queen. Built in 1867, Rengstorff House is a virtual time capsule dating back to the turn of the 20th century, right in the heart of Silicon Valley. With its Italianate architecture style and glorious waterfront setting, this remarkable venue lends an air of prestige and importance to any event it hosts.
No matter your wedding style, Handheld Catering can help you craft a menu that will keep your guests complimenting you for years to come! From traditional to offbeat, black-tie to beach BBQ, Handheld Catering can create delicious, memorable fare that fits your wedding and your budget. Contact a Handheld Catering representative today to begin planning your special day at one of our favorite Bay area wedding venues.