A unique and elegant wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA

To get married at the Oceano comes with so much beauty.  With an ocean backdrop laced with cypress tree’s and the sound of the fog horn it really is a magical place.  To get married at the Oceano comes with so much beauty.  With an ocean backdrop laced with cypress tree’s and the sound of the fog horn it really is a magical place.  But when you add in your own flavor like Stephanie and Jeff did creating nothing like I have ever seen, you get that plus so much more.

Stephanie and Jeff decided to make full use out of the venue but getting married in their rustic gatehouse facility bringing in their own nature and greenery to really bring the venue to its next elegant level.  Stephanie wanted to make sure she created fun for all of her 200 guests including her teenage son… so created a game room separate from the reception complete with air hockey and a life size connect 4 game.  The adults were able to lounge comfortably in sofa’s and tall cocktail tables complete with an espresso bar and a photo booth.  Dancing and fun were being had by all… What a great way to change up the venue… bravo you two!

Stephanie and Jeff decided to make full use out of the venue but getting married in their rustic gatehouse facility bringing in their own nature and greenery to really bring the venue to its next elegant level.  Stephanie wanted to make sure she created fun for all of her 200 guests including her teenage son… so created a game room separate from the reception complete with air hockey and a life size connect 4 game.  The adults were able to lounge comfortably in sofa’s and tall cocktail tables complete with an espresso bar and a photo booth.  Dancing and fun were being had by all… What a great way to change up the venue… bravo you two!

Hastings House, Half Moon Bay, CA

Hastings House is a place that I hold dear to my heart.  I too got married in this majestic garden almost 17 years ago.  What sold me on this serene location was its quiet, calming and peaceful oasis created by flowers, salt air (as the beach is right out the front) and the natural beauty if possess.  Linda and Richard Patterson do an amazing job with creating a magical place to exchange your vows in an intimate setting.

Riley’s Bar Mitzvah, Mavericks Conference Center, Half Moon Bay

I am so thankful for the life I was given… but there are times I wish I could live a completely different life just so I can have the experience of what I am witnessing… I tend to feel this way every time I capture a Jewish celebration.  But I can’t, so I will remain grateful for at least being able to witness and capture such culture and tradition of a beautiful heritage.  This celebration was of a young boy turning into a man.  The songs sang, the chants recited, and the festivities to be had were all reasons why I couldn’t stop smiling all day.  Riley’s family hosted this celebration at the beautiful and scenic spot of the Mavericks Conference Center located in the the fishing village of Half Moon Bay, CA.  The ceremony itself lasts a little over an hour which combines song, symbolism and reciting of ancient writings.  It had everyone participating in this celebration and everyone smiling…despite the less than warm temperatures.  After this joyous ceremony it was party on full of an outside band, passed hors d’oeuvres, a photo bus, a pool table, video games, and a club style lounge that was set up for a DJ and music for later in the evening.  It was perfect!

 

Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay, California

There are so many factors that makes this wedding venue just magical. It could be the awesome location which is a small fishing community snuggled in between mountains and ocean. It could be all the options to really customize your day from a lawn wedding, beach wedding or a classic ball room wedding you really can’t go wrong… pair that with options for your celebration party and you have an all inclusive magical event. But in all honesty, I think what really sells me on this amazing venue is how awesome the staff is at the Oceano Hotel. They truly bend over backwards to make your event stress free and memorable from the way they interact with the couple to the way they include the other vendors into their team, its definitely a recipe for a successful and stress free day.