Time to Plan your Holiday Party, Book Today!

‘Tis the season for holiday party planning! From sit-down corporate holiday dinners to fun Christmas affairs, we have the perfect venue to treat your friends, family, and co-workers to a fabulous holiday event that they are sure to remember.

We are celebrating Christmas early by encouraging our clients to book now for holiday parties in December. We are quickly filling up with reservations.

Book a Company Holiday Party
As if eggnog and Christmas cookies aren’t good enough reasons, having work parties are beneficial in boosting the entire office’s morale.
With a variety of locations to hold your celebration, a flexible menu that can accommodate any budget and a rental fee that is hard to beat, each of our venue locations gives you the opportunity to host an elegant event that will surely impress your friends and family.

Our professional staff can make the planning process fun and stress-free. The holiday season is a busy time for venues and guests alike, planning early ensures that your party is on the top of your guests’ calendar and gives you enough time to make sure every detail of your event is flawless.

Location, location, location

Whether you’re expecting 25 or 300+ people, we offer a variety of locations perfect for any size holiday party. All venue rentals include 6-hours of time (event can last til 2am!), white resin chairs, floor-length tablecloths, napkins in your color choice, and an on-site event coordinator and catering staff manager.  Check out our venue spaces below.

The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks

Our most popular option, this beautiful white tent is nestled in between the 17th fairway and 18th green on the championship Allister Mackenzie Golf Course.  With drapery and dimmed wrought iron chandeliers, this space showcases elegance as soon as you walk in.  Make your way through the back doors into the lush garden area where guests can enjoy cocktails under our white gazebo or sit underneath our 145-year old Heritage Oak tree.

The Clubhouse at MacKenzie’s Sports Bar and Grille

For a more intimate party, Mackenzie’s Bar & Grille is the perfect fit.  Accommodating up to 75 guests, the restaurant offers ambiance and charm for a memorable event.  Whether guests would prefer to gather inside and enjoy the bar, or sit out on our outdoor patio that overlooks the golf course, this space has something for everyone!

Lakeside at Bartley Cavanaugh

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Located at our sister golf course off Freeport Blvd, this space showcases amazing views of the 18-hole golf course. Accommodating up to 150 guests in our restaurant.

Have we convinced you to host your holiday party at one of our beautiful venues? Call quickly as we have limited dates available!
Call Rebecca Kirtlan at 916-870-8597 for more information.

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Host a Brunch Wedding at The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks or Lakeside at Bartley Cavanaugh

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Nothing is better than brunch — except maybe a beautiful wedding. When you think about it, there’s really no reason not to merge two of your favorite things. Picture it with me: a mimosa-filled reception tent, a towering doughnut cake and ALL the bacon you can eat. And of course, there are the hidden perks: Your photographer is going to capture endless well-lit photos, and the vibe of the party can be as casual or formal as you’d like. Oh, did I mention that your morning wedding will be significantly less expensive than an evening affair?

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A brunch wedding is one of the most cost-effective receptions you can have: Our Brunch menu can range in price from $18.95 to $27.95 per head. Your liquor costs will be much lower than an evening affair, in fact we offer unlimited Champagne, perfect for creating a mimosa bar! Not a fan of champagne? How about a Bloody Mary Bar? A wonderful option to keep that alcohol bill low!

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A recent bride, Mary, who opted for our brunch wedding option, said it best, “We didn’t originally think of a brunch wedding, we only knew we wanted something simple, relaxed, and fun. We decided on a brunch wedding for a few reasons: it’s so hot in summer that morning was imperative for an outdoor wedding, we wanted to stick to our very conservative budget but still have everyone not have to work too much to make it all happen, and brunch at The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks meant the champagne would keep flowing. Plus, who doesn’t love Sunday brunch??

I know everyone says they enjoyed their wedding, but we really did have a great, sweet time. My husband has said multiple times since then how much he really enjoyed the wedding–I don’t know how many men can honestly say that! Katrina, our coordinator from The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks, was so patient and thorough with me through the planning process, and Rebecca found ways to make special requests happen.”

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Photograph & Cake by: Sugar Bits Custom Cakes

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Photograph by: Tra Huynh of Two Twenty Photos / Cupcakes by: Icing on the Cupcake

Having a brunch wedding allows that most of your guest list can attend. I mean, who doesn’t want breakfast? It can be as fancy or relaxed as you want to make it, the natural light is great for your photographs, and summer mornings in Sacramento are the ideal time temperature wise. Plus, a brunch wedding gives you the excuse to put bacon on everything. Desserts, eggs, in your Bloody Mary — the options are endless.

Are you convinced that a brunch affair is the way to go for your wedding day?

Call Rebecca Kirtlan at 916-870-8597 for more information.

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Wedding Spotlight: Ashley and Brandon

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There is so much pretty in Ashley and Brandon’s June wedding. From the sparkly bridesmaids, who look stunning in their sequined gowns, to the gorgeous florals by Visual Impact Design. I love the combination of the soft toned peach pinks with glittery gold. It’s such a pleasure to share these lovely photos by Jessica Roman Photography with you all today.

From the Bride: Brandon and I met while working at BJs Restaurant in Elk Grove. He was a bartender and I was a host.
After dating for 4 and ½ yrs Brandon FINALLY proposed. He took me to San Francisco for the weekend. We spent the day at the zoo and then went to McCormick and Kuleto’s for dinner. Upon returning to the hotel from dinner I was completely surprised by the romantic transformation of our room. The lights were dimmed, candles everywhere, soft music playing, and roses leading to the window with the most gorgeous view overlooking the city. It was then that Brandon got down on one knee and popped the question.

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Pretty, pretty florals by Visual Impact Designs!

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My favorite memory from our wedding day was hearing my Uncle say “You may kiss the Bride” and then getting to passionately kiss my husband for the first time, with all our loved ones celebrating in the background.

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I had 2 favorite details from the wedding. The first was the way our DJ set up the lighting inside the tent. Once the sun set and it got a little darker outside the amber lights gave the tent the most romantic feel. Also, we chose to have a cigar bar during the reception. It was really fun to be able to visit with all our guests in front of the gazebo with a glass of scotch and nice cigar.

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Processional : “Here Comes the Sun”
Recessional: “The Power Of Love”
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud”

My advice to those who are planning a wedding right now would be to START EARLY! The more things you can accomplish beforehand, the better. Also, try not to sweat the small stuff. Things will go wrong. The important thing is that no matter what happens, at the end of the day you will still be married- and that was the whole point in the first place.

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I always wanted to have our reception under a tent. One of my bridesmaids suggested we check out Haggin Oaks. She said she had her sorority formal there one year and it was beautiful. Sure enough, we made an appointment to see it and fell in love.

Ya know how they say when you try on wedding dresses “you’ll just know” when it’s the one? I personally didn’t feel that way about my dress (it was a very difficult decision) but that’s exactly how I felt about the venue. Therefore, I would say, trust your instinct.

Congratulations you two and Best Wishes!

Photographer: Jessica Roman of Jessica Roman Photography|  Flowers: Visual Impact Design | Stationary: Prim and Pixie | Cake: Ettore’s Bakery|  DJ: Steve Schon of Function 45 Event Entertainment |  Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero| Bridesmaids Dresses: Sorella Vita| Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang| Menswear for Groomsmen: Vera Wang |

Interested in hosting a wedding or event at the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks? Call Rebecca Kirtlan at 916-870-8597 for more information.

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Champagne Brunch Wedding

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Just combining the words champagne and brunch and you know you are in for a good time.  These days, brunch receptions have become more popular than ever.  And why wouldn’t they?  Not only are you usually saving money on rental costs, but the price for a brunch vs. dinner can be quite a big difference.

At both of our locations, your guests would never be able to guess how much you really are saving just by choosing to do a day wedding.  You still get exactly the same accommodations, same amount of time as you would an evening ceremony, and our Brunch Menu not only is HALF the price of our buffet menu, but also INCLUDES champagne!

Still need more reasons of why you should book a day wedding vs. an evening?  Keep reading…

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Running out of light for your pictures after the ceremony will not be an issue.  You would be amazed how many brides do not allot enough time for pictures to be taken after the wedding ceremony and are scrambling after the ceremony with their photographers to get in last minute shots before the sun sets.

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So you’ve decided you really want to host the bar for your wedding, but you’re afraid your friends and family are going to drink you into bankruptcy… A daytime wedding is the answer for you.  We guarantee you that people are less likely to drink as much during the day than they would at night.  Now does that mean people are going to be an absolute bore and no one will be drinking and have a good time?  Of course not.  No doubt you and your friends will still be hitting the dance floor after a couple of our unlimited mimosas, but maybe you’ll be saving your favorite aunt from a snap shot of herself passed out behind the DJ’s table.

 You can get creative.

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If you really want your wedding to truly stand out in people’s minds, consider all of the fun concepts you can embrace with a daytime wedding.  We’ve all had a piece of cake and eaten it too (well actually more like taken a bite and pushed it to the side), so give your guests a more enjoyable option than a boring piece of cake.  Have a doughnut bar, tea and cookie or espresso and biscotti display instead!  Maybe you’re like us and would choose a Bloody Mary over champagne any day – well your dreams are about to come true when your eyes feast over the Bloody Mary Bar below.  And don’t worry it’s not just limited to food, have a game and activities area for all of your friends and family to enjoy! (At Lakeside our putting green area is just below our patio and the Pavilion has plenty of space for bocce ball or any outdoor games you and your friends love to play.)

Your vendors may be cheaper.

Some companies will actually offer you discounts on daytime weddings, especially if you choose to hold your ceremony and reception on a Sunday.  As you’re researching vendors, ask them what incentives or discounts they offer.  Photo booth rentals, photographers, DJs, rental companies… you’ll be surprised just how much you can really save!

DIY | Cutting More Than Cake….. Easy Ways to Cut Costs

If you’ve ever sat down with our director Rebecca, you know two things right off the bat: she’s right to the point (alright let’s just say it – no bullsh**) and second, if we can find ways to cut the costs for you, we are going to let you know how to do it.

Now of course most of the time that can be as simple as developing a bar set-up that doesn’t have you going bankrupt after the wedding because your friends’ favorite drink just so happens to be Macallan scotch whiskey.  But we are always more than happy to suggest ideas for your wedding that will not only catch your guests’ attention, but keep you from breaking the bank as well!

Forget the flowers

Gone are the days where centerpieces strictly have to be all about flowers.  More and more these days, designers are breaking boundaries with what is placed on guest’s tables at the reception.  And with rustic weddings emerging as this year’s must-have look, it’s no surprise why everything from antiques to classic novels are being used as decor.  The best part?  Most of these items can easily be found at garage sales, thrift shops or maybe even your own home!  Fill your space with classic love novels with your favorite quotes peeking out like the picture below, or mix and match antique silver – since most people don’t really care about silver once it’s rusted, you most likely will be able to get it for a cheap price!

Mason jars

Sure we’ve all seen the pictures on Pinterest or have been to some type of event where the host has utilized them in some way.  But we are taking mason jars one step further.  Instead of simply using the jars in one aspect of your wedding or event, incorporate them throughout your entire event.  Better yet, use the same mason jar for multiple purposes – have a mason jar at each person’s seat at the reception with the guest’s name on the jar.  Not only will it be their glassware for the night, but can serve as their seating card (and if you make them really cute, their party favor!) Check out these other great ideas that will make you (and even your wallet) happy too!

Our favorite part?  1.) You won’t be bummed or out a ton of money when your guests ask to take a centerpiece homeand 2.) Mason jars can be reused.  Use them again as centerpieces in your own home. Have them as extra everyday drinking glasses.  Keep the lids and use them for food storage.  The possibilities are endless.

Who needs cake?

If you’ve ever read any wedding planning book or talked to anyone in the industry, the first thing they usually tell you is the biggest waste of money is the cake.  Now not only is this because half the time couples end up with a TON of leftover cake, that let’s face it, most likely will just be thrown away. But the cake cutting fee is more often than not completely forgotten about when couple’s sit down to make their budget for the reception.  With some places charging up to almost $10 a person nowadays, that’s right folks you heard us correctly..  not only will you be paying a good amount of money to have a half-eaten wedding cake at your reception, but be expected at some places to add a few extra hundred dollars to that price tag for the cake cutting.  Now we are lucky enough at the Pavilion to be pretty lenient when it comes to our cake cutting fee, but why not just forget about that worry all together and get creative with your dessert!  There’s no doubting that cupcakes in the past couple years have become the obvious choice, but don’t be afraid to have fun with this part.  Incorporate the sweets that you LOVE.  Chocoholic?  Make a chocolate bar.  Love camping?  Set out a s’more station.  You’ll have a hard time choosing just one after you see all of these YUMMY ideas!

One of our grooms this last year was the “ultimate candy lover” according to the bride.  She surprised him with a candy bar complete with every type of candy he loves.  You can bet his eyes lit up when he saw that table as he entered the reception area!

Photos courtesy of:

Elizabeth Anne Designs                The Knot                     HWTM Daily Blog

Weddings Magazine               Intimate Weddings          Exclusively Weddings

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Ode to the Seasons

For newly engaged couples, one of the first questions one must answer before the planning process begins is – which season?  The colors, the dress, the menswear, the décor, the ceremony site, the reception site… EVERYTHING is based around what time of year you decide to tie the knot. 

For most of us lucky Californians, we get to experience the changing of the seasons without drastic weather conditions such as snow and humidity.  As we look out of our office windows today and see the changing leaves, there’s no doubting that fall is now upon us.  So as an ‘Ode to the Seasons’, our post today not only celebrates the changing of the seasons, but takes a look back through the last couple of year’s weddings that we have been so fortunate to be a part of.  These pictures prove just how amazing your wedding can be at the Pavilion, no matter what season it may be.

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SPRING into the season

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Let the Thunder Roll…

Even though we would like to think differently at times, there are some things that even us wedding coordinators cannot control.  Weather, unfortunately being one of them.  Although we wish we we had the hands of God to suddenly part the clouds, sometimes we just have to take what we are given and run with it.  But what we love to see is when couples such as Jenny and Jason embrace a slight (or even at times, drastic!) change of weather.  And embrace it they did!

A little rain, thunder (and yes even lightening!) was not going to keep this amazing couple from walking down the aisle over the weekend.  Instead of trying to fight Mother Nature, these two showed us how a change in the weather can add an unexpected, yet breathtaking backdrop to an already beautiful couple’s pictures.

Most brides would be running for cover when a little wind picks up, but not Jenny.  Staying calm and collected, she truly proved how wind can create a stunning addition to photos.  One thing is certain, any brides who are considering opting out on a veil this season, may be thinking twice after seeing these incredible photos.


Venue: The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks