San Francisco area coastal wedding destinations

Posts Tagged ‘Half Moon Bay California’

Coastside Rehearsal Dinner and Reception Location: Crab Landing – Half Moon Bay – Coastside

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Reception Locations & Dining

The San Mateo County Coastside offers many wonderful locations for your wedding festivities.

Crab Landing Seafood & Steakhouse with a sushi & oyster bar is a great location for your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Located in Princeton by the Sea, 30 miles south of San Francisco the restaurant will provide you and your guests a special meal while enjoying panoramic views of both Pillar Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean.

Crab Landing has three areas of their restaurant available for private events – The Princeton Promenade, The Capistrano Courtyard and The Pillar Point Terrace.

  • Princeton Promenade is on the ground floor and is available for a maximum of 50 guests, where you can enjoy a full bar as well as their sushi and oyster bar.
  • Capistrano Courtyard is available for outdoor dining on the patio for up to 50 guests. The patio is heated with a lovely garden and beautiful ocean views.
  • Pillar Point Terrace is on the mezzanine level and holds up to 120 guests. Here you may enjoy a full bar, with views of the wine cellar, as well as Pillar Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean.

The goal at Crab Landing is to provide you with a unique location to celebrate your special event, providing impeccable service and satisfying your senses.

For more information go to www.crablanding.com or call 650-712-1288.

terry Plank Authored by Terry Plank

Your Ceremony Order – Half Moon Bay – Coastside

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Wedding Tips

A wedding ceremony program order basically has just four major elements. You can add things like readings, prayers, a Unity Candle Ceremony, and other elements where they seem appropriate within the basic structure.

First, your wedding ceremony begins with how you want the wedding party to proceed in to where the ceremony actually takes place.

The traditional approach is for the men in the wedding party to proceed in from the side and the women proceed down the aisle with the bride entering last. The bride may enter by herself or be escorted by her father or some significant person.

Once the bridal party is assembled, usually the officiant will welcome the guests and give a short talk to the bridal couple. This part of the wedding ceremony program can be religious, secular, or can be a ceremony that combines the religious and the secular.

Next is the exchange of vows and rings. There are two different approaches to wedding ceremony vows. One type is where the officiant asks you a series of questions  to which you reply “I do.” In the second, the couple reads their vows or is prompted by the officiant to share significant words of commitment.

The wedding ceremony program concludes with the pronouncement of you as “husband and wife” and an introduction to the guests. The introduction can be something like, ” Ladies and Gentlemen I’d like to introduce to you, George and Mary, husband and wife.” Or “Ladies and Gentlemen I’d like to introduce to you, Mr. and Mrs. George Henderson.

Here is an example of a Wedding Ceremony program order from Weddings By The Sea. There is also a link on that the Ceremony page to a page of additional wedding vows.

terry Plank Authored by Terry Plank

Coastside Wedding and Reception Location: Cypress Meadows – Half Moon Bay – Coastside

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

Cypress Meadows is a location for a wedding and reception near the Pacific Ocean and the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. It is a private and exclusive facility, located 30 miles south of San Francisco in Moss Beach, California. Their beautiful garden, meadow, forest and ocean-views guarantees that your special day will be a very memorable one.

Cypress Meadows has indoor and outdoor facilities available for your use.

Their indoor facility includes a foyer, the Cypress room, which holds up to 80 guests, a full commercial kitchen with a separate caterers ‘ entrance, and beautiful restrooms featuring granite countertops and travertine floors.

The outdoor facilities includes a large terrace featuring a flowing, two-level pond, a meadow which may be partially available for a wedding ceremony, and a beautiful garden with a path that connects the terrace to the meadow.

Some additional Cypress Meadow features and services include the following:

  • Using the caterer of your choice
  • 60 white molded folding chairs, a selection of 48? round and 6? and 8? banquet tables at no extra charge
  • Parking spaces for up to 50 cars
  • Wine, champagne and beer may be served through a caterer or bartending service
  • Amplified music is allowed inside only
  • The rental of this facility includes an eight hour time period including set-up and clean up time and provides the use of the foyer, the Cypress room, restrooms, the commercial kitchen, 2 guest suites for dressing preparations for the wedding party , the terrace, garden and a portion of the meadow.

For more information visit their web site at www.cypressmeadows.net or call 650-728-8045.

terry Plank Authored by Terry Plank
© Weddings By The Sea. All rights reserved.
Half Moon Bay • CA • 94019 • (650) 726-0890