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Hasting House – Half Moon Bay Wedding Location

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

The Hastings HouseOk, my summer hiatus is over.  I’m starting this Fall Blog with one of my favorite wedding ceremony locations, The Hasting House.

Owned by Linda Montalto Patterson and Richard Patterson, this beautiful garden location across from the Pacific Ocean offers a unique, secluded environment for a smaller wedding.  I’ve performed ceremonies there for just a couple and for weddings with 100 guests.

Linda is an artist and has employed her excellent artistic sense to create this extensive garden as a wedding ceremony location.  They built a bungalow that can be used for the bride to dress prior to the ceremony or to prepare for her entrance to the ceremony in the garden.  Linda does an excellent job of preparing brides before their big day and is especially helpful in coordinating the process leading up to the ceremony.  She has an extensive list of wedding vendors she values who have proven their professionalism and expertise over the years of working there.

Richard is a professional guitarist, he can provide some of the best guitar wedding music one can find in the SF Bay area.  He has performed all over the world, even studying in Spain for some time.  He can draw from an extensive repertoire and can include the couples special music requests.

Here’s a Video of the location.

To learn more about this facility visit their website at where you can hear Richard performing in the background. Call to make an appointment to view the location at 650.726.2513 or email Linda at

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Limousine Service – California Pacific Limousine

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

California Pacific Limousine is a family-owned limousine business providing services in the Bay Area since 1994. They are detail-oriented and strive to provide a great experience with the best drivers and strong work ethic. They know the San Francisco – Bay Area well so you don’t have to. As you plan your wedding day transportation arrangements California Pacific Limousine wants to make sure this occasion is the best day of your life. Their tuxedoed chauffer will roll out the red carpet and provide champagne and roses for the wedding couple. They can also accommodate transportation arrangements for your wedding party and guests. General wedding package information:
  • Up to 8 passengers for $95 per hour
  • Three hour minimum
  • Airport service available for out of town family and guests
California Pacific Limousine’s fleet includes 6 or 8 passenger all new Lincoln town cars, a Ford Expedition SUV, a 7-15 passenger van, 25+ passenger busses, a mini-coach and a standard coach. They pride themselves as being #1 as a professional limousine service. Therefore, their limousines feature the following amenities:
  • Color TV and VCR
  • Bar
  • Stereo with a CD player
  • Leather Interior
  • Sun Roof
  • Phone
For more information on their wedding packages visit, or call 650-738-5668. Best Regards,

Wedding Cakes – Moonside Bakery

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

Moonside Bakery is a European-style bakery located in the heart of downtown Half Moon Bay. Their wedding cakes are made with only the finest, freshest ingredients and they offer a wide variety of flavor and style options to suit your needs.

Their certified master pastry chef and owner, Thomas Grauke, will sit down with you to explain the delicious possibilities available for your special day. His general style is classical, but he has created many different styles of wedding cakes and is open to ideas to accommodate your personal style.

Moonside Bakery offers cake flavor options of dense chocolate which they suggest complimenting with their delicious chocolate canache filling, white sponge which is a more traditional layer to compliment any filling, chocolate sponge cake which is both delicious and moist and carrot cake with carrots, pecans, walnuts and filled with cream cheese filling.

Their fresh fruit fillings include strawberry, lemon, and raspberry or you can choose from several mousse options of chocolate, mocha, mascarpone cheese or hazelnut.

Then to finish it you can select either white chocolate buttercreme or whipped crème icing and/or topped with fresh fruit.

Whatever your style and taste, Moonside Bakery will provide a special, fresh compliment for your wedding cake.

For more information visit, or call 650-726-9070 to make an appointment.

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