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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.

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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.

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