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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 http://www.cumc-hmb.com/html/weddings.html or call the church hostess, Danise Conrad, at 650-726-4621.

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The Honeymoon – Half Moon Bay – Coastside

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Wedding Tips

Imagine it, after spending hours planning your wedding and reception, you’ve entertained and celebrated with your family and friends during the wedding festivities and now you’re married! You’re ready to begin your life together starting with your long awaited honeymoon!

Hopefully you have chosen a Honeymoon destination that allows you to de-stress, fully enjoy each others company somewhere you will both enjoy and not feel like you have broken the bank to get there.

Working with a travel agency is a good way to get some help in the process using experienced, knowledgeable professionals.

Bay World Travel is located in the Strawflower Village in Half Moon Bay and will take the stress out of your dream Honeymoon by handling your arrangements and will be there for you before, during and after your vacation. They have been providing travelers with travel planning and their expertise since 1979. Their travel agents provide a wealth of knowledge and first hand experience for choosing the perfect destination.

For more information see www.bayworldtravel.com or contact 650-726-7345.

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Coastside Wedding & Reception Location: Sam’s Chowder House – Half Moon Bay

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

Nestled on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with beautiful ocean-front views, friendly service and a fantastic seafood menu, Sam’s Chowder House is a great location for a wedding reception or rehearsal dinner.

Sam’s is located in Half Moon Bay, approximately 30 miles South of San Francisco and is well known for their location and award winning seafood.

For receptions and rehearsal dinners, Sam’s offers semi-private and private dining options to accommodate a very small group up to 120 guests.  They are also available for a full restaurant buyout for up to 300 guests. They don’t charge a set-up or room fee, however a minimum for food and beverage is required for private dining specific to each private room.

Personalized printed menus are available for your special event and other special arrangements like flowers, themed decorations, place cards, cakes, and photography can also be provided.  A full service bar is also available. For a unique, memorable, dining experience you could serve your guests their authentic New England style Lobster Clambake.

Sam’s can also accommodate your wedding ceremony on the beach over-looking the ocean below the restaurant. It’s a casual but elegant option.

For more information go to www.samschowderhouse.com

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