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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.

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Reception Alternatives – Half Moon Bay – California

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

There are many choices on the San Mateo County Coastside for a wedding reception location. Mezza Luna Italian Restaurant is one good choice for a reception in the Half Moon Bay Princeton Harbor area. Whether you are choosing a more casual style dinner reception or a full blown dinner reception with music and dancing, the Mezza Luna Italian Restaurant has options for both. Mezza Luna has delicious, authentic Italian food, served mostly by an Italian speaking staff, in a romantic atmosphere in Princeton By The Sea (Half Moon Bay). Their small banquet room, which seats up to 40, has harbor views from the arch-framed windows and is available as an option for the more casual style dinner reception. The larger banquet room seats up to 135, has intimate lighting, a vaulted wood ceiling, an elevated stage area and an oversized fireplace. This room is available for private or semi-private receptions. If you choose the larger banquet room for a private reception you and your guests can dance the night away. A full service bar and specially designed banquet menus are available for either room. For more information go to Best Regards,
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