San Francisco area coastal wedding destinations

Honeymooning in Half Moon Bay

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Resources - Half Moon Bay Coastside, Wedding Tips

The Half Moon Bay Coastside is a small, quiet, beautiful community situated on HWY 1 just 30 miles south of San Francisco. Not only is it a great location for a wedding ceremony and reception, but also provides many features and activities for a very special honeymoon.

With its easy access to many beautiful beaches, several excellent restaurants for dining, bed and breakfast locations overlooking the ocean and many other activities you will be sure to have a special honeymoon without having to travel far.

A few of the beaches which are sure to please are Montara State beach, the Miramontes Point Rd beach, the beach area near the famous Mavericks surf location and the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.

Some of the lodging locations with views of the ocean from your room or balcony are the Beach House found at www.beach-house.com, the Cypress Inn at www.cypressinn.com and Landis Shores at www.landisshores.com

Many other activities are available to entertain you all within a short drive –

Horseback riding, whale-watching, sport-fishing, shopping in quaint downtown Half Moon Bay, golf, a visit to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve tide pools, walking through Princeton harbor, a trip to the Point Montara and Pigeon Point Lighthouses and a visit to the Ano Nuevo State Reserve for a guided elephant seal tour or just spending time relaxing on the beach.

For more information on restaurants, lodging locations and activities the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce website at www.halfmoonbaychamber.org is a good resource.

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Wedding and Reception Location: The Long Branch Saloon & Farms

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Ceremony Locations - Half Moon Bay Coastside, Reception Locations & Dining

Long Branch Saloon & Farms is a family run, private event location in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a great option for a unique and fun location for a wedding ceremony and reception. The fresh air and friendly surroundings will add character to your special day.

Long Branch Farms is located just outside the town of Half Moon Bay and has a vintage western backdrop. It has a saloon and card room for indoor seating and by using the entire facility can accommodate up to 300 people for a reception.

The saloon accommodates 50 people seated or a capacity of 100 people for a reception.

The card room can seat up to 90 people or a maximum capacity of 140 people for a reception.

An event package offered by the Long Branch Farms includes the bridal couple arriving to the wedding in a horse-drawn carriage, the wedding ceremony in the pasture and a barnyard dance and reception.

Catering with authentic western fare is also available by their featured caterer, Cameron of Cameron’s Inn.

Whatever your needs or style the Long Branch Saloon & Farms will assist you in designing the perfect arrangement for your special day.

For more information, please go to www.longbranchfarms.net

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Wedding Music Tips – Half Moon Bay – Coastside

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Wedding Tips

There are many musicians available for wedding ceremony music. But few are as special and as well trained as the classical, acoustic guitarist, Richard Patterson.    

Richard Patterson is available for wedding ceremonies and has a broad repertory of musical selections to choose from.  He has enjoyed a career performing with groups and as a featured soloist in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  He lived and studied the guitar in Spain and upon returning to the United States was signed by Columbia Artists for several years on national tour and performs more than 70 concerts a year on University campuses and in major concert halls throughout North America. Richard is a recording artist and his compositions and arrangements are heard in feature films and on television and radio.

His education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Performance from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Masters Degree in Music from San Francisco State University.

 Richard’s deep understanding and admiration for the music he performs, his remarkable career as an artist, plus his special style and performance abilities make him an excellent musician for any wedding ceremony.

For more information or to book Richard for your wedding, please call 650-726-2513. Listen to him playing in the background at www.hastingshouseweddings.com, a wedding ceremony location he co-owns with his wife.

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