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Wedding Event Rentals – A Festive Affair

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

A Festive Affair is a full service special event rental service that has been in business since 1992. They have locations in Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz and Gilroy.

Whether you are planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding or reception, the highly experienced, trained staff at A Festive Affair will assist you in all aspects of your party planning. The goal of their staff is to provide you with great customer service and dependability.

Their inventory is carefully selected and well maintained to ensure quality and up to date style, with new items being added to their inventory on a regular basis. Tents, canopies and dance floors, catering supplies, place settings, linens, and centerpieces are some of the many items carried in their inventory. And, if you don’t find what you are looking for, just ask and they will do their best to provide what you need.

General delivery and pickups at curb-side are available for a regular fee and the option of special set up, carrying, set-up and tear-down is also available for an additional cost with those requirements pre-arranged at the time of your reservation.

For more information or to request a price quote see

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Half Moon Bay Coastside Resources – Chamber of Commerce

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

Bridal couples and anyone interested in finding wedding resources for the San Mateo County Coastside are well advised to visit the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.

In addition to finding vendors and locations for the ceremony and reception, the site offers extensive resources about the area for the bridal couple and their guests who are staying in the area for a while.

Here are just some of the things you can learn about the Coastside.

  • Map of the Coast
  • Dining
  • Lodging
  • Beaches
  • Trail Guide
  • Points of Interest
  • Shopping
  • Weather/Tide
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Tour des Fleurs
  • Great Pumpkins
  • Event Planning
  • Visitors FAQs

Visit their site at

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Coastside Wedding Location: The Methodist Church Chapel – Half Moon Bay – Coastside

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Ceremony Locations - Half Moon Bay Coastside

The San Mateo County Coastside offers a few choices for an intimate indoor wedding ceremony.

The Methodist Church Chapel is a historic chapel located in downtown Half Moon Bay, which provides a quaint intimate indoor setting for your wedding. It is the oldest operating church in San Mateo County and can accommodate up to 100 guests. It is not necessary for you to be an official member of the church to be married there.

The chapel is adorned with beautiful stained glass windows designed by one of its members, Robert Fitzpatrick. Each window is specifically designed based on a hymn chosen by the person who commissioned each window.

The chapel was originally built in 1872. When it was built, men and women weren’t allowed to sit together so the chapel is unique in that it has two aisles; 1 on the left and one on the right , rather than having a center aisle. For the wedding ceremony the Bride enters from the north door of the chapel and once married departs down the south side signifying she is now part of the groom’s family.

The Chapel has crystal chandeliers that were once oil burners but are now electrified. Many furnishing are original pieces and the bell added in 1907 is still in the cupola, repaired in 1996 and can sometimes be heard on Sunday mornings.

For more information or to arrange for the use of the Chapel go to or call the church hostess, Danise Conrad, at 650-726-4621.

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