Event Special at the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks and Lakeside at Bartley Cavanaugh

Take advantage of our $600 Event Special, now through June 2017   at either the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks or Lakeside at Bartley Cavanaugh! 

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Recently engaged? Have a birthday party or upcoming event? Our $600 event space rental fee is good on any event scheduled through June 2017.  Hurry, as all future events are subject to a full price fee.

We’re thrilled to offer this amazing deal.

Here’s what’s included with pricing:

Rehearsal and Ceremony Event Coordinator
White Resin Ceremony Chairs
White Resin Reception Chairs & Tables
Set up/Take down/Clean-up
Onsite Catering Manager
Floor Length Linens & Napkins in your color choice
Six hours of time (event can last until 2am)

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This is a savings of nearly $1700 for a Saturday booking!

This end of year special won’t last long, as dates tend to book fast.  Choose our award-winning service at Morton Golf and stay within budget! How amazing is that! Why wait? venues will book quickly, so be sure to set up an appointment with a wedding coordinator today.

Whether you choose the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks or Lakeside at Bartley Cavanaugh, rest assured that our event and catering staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of professionalism and detail on your special day. That’s why we only have one event a day – yours!

Limited dates available for this unbelievable event special.  Please call  Rebecca Kirtlan at 916-870-8597 today for details and booking information.

For more information, please click HERE to see our website.

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Have a great Weekend!

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Photo Credit: Jessica Roman Photography
Cake Artist: Ettore’s European Bakery

Oh, Joy! It’s nearly the weekend!

A few fun links to get you through your Friday…

Enjoy!

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Have a happy weekend!

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Happy Weekend!

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Photo Credit: Jeff and Amber

Happy Fri-yay! You made it to the weekend.

Here are a few fun links to get you through your Friday…

Enjoy!

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Have a happy weekend!

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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

Wedding Window                     Style Me Pretty                Pardon My Crumbs

United With Love                   Belle the Magazine           My Sweet and Saucy

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.

FALL into love

WINTER wonderland

SPRING into the season

SUMMER lovin’

Inspiration Board │ Transforming a Blank Canvas

Utilizing your venue space in its entirety can sometimes seem like a daunting, or even impossible task.  Although the rule “less is more” holds true in most circumstances, that doesn’t mean you want to neglect a space all together. 

More often than not, the golf score board at Haggin Oaks is not even touched by our couples.  Located to the left of our garden area, where most couples choose to hold their cocktail hour or outdoor reception, this “blank canvas” allows you to tie in your wedding décor for an all-around finished look.  Check out these fun and eye-catching ideas we have found that we are certain will have your guests forgetting they are staring at a score board. 

What you have to work with…

Your inspiration…

Hanging Memories

Hanging pictures at different lengths adds an eye-catching display that your guests will love.  If you are lucky enough to have pictures from past generations, begin with the oldest pictures from the outside and work your way into the center, ending with a modern day picture of you and your fiancé.  The older generations will feel honored for being incorporated in your wedding and you will truly be reminded just how special “your day” will always be to you.

Suggestion – The handrails and planter boxes along the front of the score board are a perfect area to try out this idea.  Not only will the pictures be easy to hang, but you will be able to hang them at eye level so guests will have no problem browsing your photos throughout the evening.  For night receptions, string lights along the top of the rail to light up the pictures in the dark.    

Family Tree

 

For couples with large families, take the family picture idea one step further.  On the score board itself, create a “family tree” by hanging pictures of the couples in your family.  Have your groom’s side begin on one side, and yours on the other.  Show the connections between each photo and then end with a picture of the two of you in the middle.  Write the names and date below each one.

Suggestion – Make sure to hang a banner over the “Haggin Oaks Golf Complex” sign with your names above the picture of you two.  This will ensure that nothing distracts from your captivating wall decor.

You & Him

For a fun and budget friendly option, string together memories of the two of you throughout the years.  Turn it into a timeline of your time together by writing the date and place below each picture.

Seating chart w/ chalk boards

Make your seating chart a unique piece of art.  As long as you simply want your guests at a specific table, this table seating option is a clever option that will have guests in awe of just how creative you are.  Hang chalk boards (like these heart-shaped ones above) from the score board; the top chalk board should be the largest.  Write the table number (or theme – however you are distinguishing each table) on each of the top chalk boards.  On each of the chalk boards below, write the names of each guest.  To save time and money, put couples (Jason & Traci) or specific families (the Smith Family) on the same chalk board.  Just remember to buy boards large enough that people will be able to read them!

If all else fails – Keep it simple!

Here is an example from a wedding back in July.  Eye catching, unique and adds a great pop of color!  What could be better!?

Fassett/Vigil Wedding – August 4, 2012

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