Venue Walkthrough: SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach

Today we’re sharing a collection of photos taken at the gorgeous SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, located in Pismo Beach, CA — nostaligic for me since I went to university in San Luis Obispo, a hop-skip-and-jump away! The ocean views are simply breathtaking.

About the venue:

Discover a captivating oceanfront setting for an unforgettable wedding. This winter, the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach will be offering 50% off your entire wedding package as well as discounted group block rates for you and your guests, starting at just $99, for weddings held November 2013 through March 2014!

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Venue Walkthrough: The Veranda @ The Whitcomb in St. Joseph, Michigan (1)

Gorgeous venue alert! The collection of images here are all taken at the stunning Veranda @ The Whitcomb, located in St. Joseph, Michigan. Love the versatility of the space, from the beautiful columns to the gorgeous windows (with beach views of Lake Michigan!)

About the venue:

The Veranda @ The Whitcomb is Southwest Michigan’s premier lake-view event venue. Commanding a scenic panorama on the bluff in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan, The Veranda is the ideal location for beautiful weddings.

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Can you hear the church bells ring? I can! First Presbyterian Church of Portland Oregon is a glorious venue that is magical with a traditional touch. I absolutely adore this venue!


Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer

First Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest and largest churches in downtown Portland, Oregon, is a stunning and ornate setting for your wedding ceremony! The church, modeled after the New Railroad Station in Worcester, Massachusetts, was completed in 1890 and designated a National Historic Landmark on April 8, 1970.

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Say your vows with a view, Pismo style at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel. We got a full tour with breathtaking photos. If you’re considering a beach wedding, this might just be your venue!

The SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel’s beautiful oceanfront setting makes them one of the top sites in Pismo Beach for hosting memorable events. From weddings and social celebrations to corporate functions, the SeaCrest is well equipped to handle every type of gathering. In addition to their expansive lawn and RoofTop Terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean, they also have over 2,500 square feet of indoor function space including conference and meeting rooms and reception and banquet facilities.

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Wedding Venue Love’s Hummingbird Hall Jamaica is an award-winning, all inclusive, boutique destination wedding venue in Montego Bay Jamaica.

The mansion sits on a four thousand acre estate which boasts a private beach, waterfall, lakes, lush botanical gardens and beautiful, beautiful panoramic views.

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I’m pretty stoked to share this venue with you all today! The 1812 Farm in Bristol, Maine holds a special place in my heart, as it’s where my husband and I tied the knot last September (some of the photos in the post are from our wedding). If you’re looking for a Maine venue that marries rustic appeal with elegance, this is definitely a contender! Now, onto the tour…

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The 1812 Farm is the perfect setting for your wedding reception with its spectacularly restored 18th century barn

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Getting married in the Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area? If you answered “yes,” then get ready for a tour of The Center. I just love the lighting–this venue is definitely celebration ready!

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The Center is a unique and customizable event venue in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Located in the Mercantile Building, many may remember the location as the former Contemporary Arts Center space.This convenient location allows guests access to nearby hotels and parking.

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With nearly 15,000 square feet of space, modern architectural features, and a great view of Fountain Square – there is truly nothing like it downtown! The expansive hardwood floors and neutral walls in the ballroom allow clients to arrange the space to fit their needs and create the atmosphere of their choice with the lighting and décor.

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The reception area under the dome ceiling is a popular spot for a cocktail hour, but no two events at The Center are the same!

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The Center is not a full service venue and does not have a preferred vendors list. This means that the space is yours for the duration of the event and you are welcome to work with the caterers, party planners, rental companies and entertainers of your choice – at no additional cost! Caterers are welcome to use the open kitchen and can easily access the main event areas.

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There are also smaller side rooms around the venue that can be used for kids, photo booths, buffets, and more!

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Interested in The Center? Check them out on WeddingVenueLove or head on over to their site.

The Bay Area is full of amazing wedding venues, but CuriOdyssey provides a very unique experience. Thank you Hillary for sharing these photos with our planning brides.

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Located in the natural setting of Coyote Point Recreation Area, CuriOdyssey is the natural choice for your wedding. Our Redwood Hall is an ideal setting for your special day.

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The mulit-tiered space is largely composed of rich, repurposed wood and features environmentally-inspired architectural elements.

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Along with a nature-inspired interior, the museum also offers stunning views of the San Francisco Bay and the city of San Francisco.

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For evening events, guests have access to our beautiful gardens and main building that houses a variety of fascinating interactive exhibits.

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With prior arrangement with our Wildlife Department, you may also be able to include an up close encounter with one of our many animal ambassadors.

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Visit CuriOdyssey on WeddingVenueLove or go to their site to learn more or to book your event!

Today’s post kind of marries a planner interview and a venue walkthrough. Glacier Park Weddings is listed in both our WeddingPlannerLove and WeddingVenueLove directories. So, because of that you are going to get a double dose of planning and venue info  – how cool is that?

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1. Tell us a bit about Glacier Park Weddings & Events.

We are an outdoor wedding venue in the mountains of Montana. In addition to our ceremony and reception locations, we offer event design and coordination services, lodging, activities, rentals– basically everything you’d need for a totally fabulous outdoor affair!


2. Do you target any particular niche?

Yes: couples who want to get married in a natural setting, but don’t want the logistical headaches that often go along with outdoor events. The philosophy behind Glacier Park Weddings actually began to take shape while I was planning my own wedding four years ago. Living in the midst of Montana’s stunning country, I thought it would be easy to find a place to have an outdoor wedding with beautiful scenery. I also wanted a venue that felt like I could make it my own, where I wouldn’t have to work with (or against) a predetermined style. Instead I discovered the opposite: the few outdoor venues I found were notably inflexible, had strict limitations on vendors, could not accommodate our 175 guests, and were often drenched in a kind of cliche ranch style that didn’t fit with my vision. When we finally did find a venue, we ended up having to truck in water, electricity, restrooms and more, in order to throw our party! It was a little insane. So now we are thrilled to be offering couples the kind of venue I had searched for: grassy clearings, trees and wildflowers, mountain views, charming paths through the woods, and in general a natural space that feels good— but that also has access to basic amenities and services to make the bride’s life a little easier. And we can accommodate 200 guests!


3. What makes your business unique?

We believe in the rock star combination of a full-service atmosphere that is also supremely flexible. Our on-site chalet lodging becomes a kind of base-camp for guests, where they can gather, play volleyball or croquet, sit by the fire pit, or barbecue. Our in-house activities like whitewater rafting are perfect for big groups (imagine all of your guests, grandma included, floating down a gorgeous river in the sunshine the day before your wedding!). Between our lodging, activities and coordination services, couples can have a totally fun and stress-free wedding weekend, enjoying the company of their guests and leaving the details to us. And the best part is that everyone feels like they’re on vacation!

4. What’s your favorite part of the job?

I love working with brides and grooms, of course, assembling all the details and executing their fabulous plans (my mother is an artist and my father an accountant, so I am a rather Type-A creative person). I love meeting new people and collaborating with great vendors, but I must admit: there is often a moment during the reception, maybe after the toasts when things have settled down, when I can look over and see the bride and groom and their families totally at ease, enjoying their food and drinks, not worrying about the band or the seating chart or whether there’s enough ice behind the bar, just completely loving their party. That sight is definitely the best part of my job. (I also have a soft spot for beaming fathers-of-the-brides, especially when they find me at some point in the night and say, ‘good work,’ which always makes me smile.)

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5. How do you help couples customize their weddings?

Because couples are welcome to work with the vendors of their choice at our venue, the possibility for customization is almost infinite. I always start with photos and a good long conversation to get a sense of what the couple is envisioning. Then, based on their budget, I recommend the vendors that I think will work best with their style. I create a file or Pinterest board for each of my brides to keep track of unique ideas. I also love a challenge: we’ve had custom burlap linens made for a bride that loved that look, and a birch arbor made from scratch when a couple decided they wanted one for their ceremony but couldn’t find an existing one of the right size.  One couple wanted their Saint Bernard as their ring-bearer, which involved crafting a beautiful leash and arranging for a shady spot with a water dish in the ceremony meadow.  I like to find resourceful, unique ways to get couples what they’re looking for.

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6. Do you have any funny stories about a past wedding or event?

Toward the end of one reception last summer, the bride, whom I had worked with quite closely, invited me out on the dance floor to celebrate with her. Because I can’t resist a good 80’s song, I got right out there, and then suddenly the entire wedding party started cheering and gathering around… which of course didn’t keep me from belting out the lyrics to “Freedom 90.” A few weeks later, I ran into one of the wedding guests at the gym, who said she had never been to a more fun wedding– and she couldn’t believe that even the wedding planner was having such a good time!

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7. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned?

I believe that people don’t necessarily want to get married in a ‘wedding venue’ per se, but in a special place, a place that reflects their personalities and priorities. So I’ve learned to remind myself that, although we are in the ‘wedding business,’ which comes with its own sets of trends and rules and concerns, our couples are not exactly in the business of putting on a wedding so much as simply looking for the right setting and atmosphere in which to celebrate their most important day.

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Welcome to our first venue walkthrough! We are so excited to feature tours of venues from WeddingVenueLove. We hope that these posts will be helpful to our wedding planning brides shopping for the perfect location for their big day. First up is Villa Parker in Denver Colorado. Let’s check it out!

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It is often said that “Good is in the Details”. This is taken to heart in every facet of your event, which is why Villa Parker has been designed to elegantly embrace your day from start till finish.  From the moment you enter the estate, the Mediterranean architecture transforms your event and makes every moment a Tuscan dream.

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The estate is truly yours for twelve hours of wedding day celebration; starting from the moment you walk in the door and head for the Bride’s spacious suite, where a relaxing hair and makeup session complete with Mimosa’s and girl talk awaits.

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Throughout the day there are magical moments captured by pictures in the lush and welcoming gardens that preserve the essence of your enduring romance.

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After the sun-touched ceremony, the party transitions perfectly to cocktail hour on the Villa’s beautifully shaded patio, where your closets friends and family enjoy the relaxed atmosphere complete with beautiful panoramic mountain views. From there, a spectacular reception follows under the Villa’s iron chandeliers filled with delicious food, dancing and many memories made to last in a lifetime of love.

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Thank you Villa Parker for being our first venue walkthrough! You can learn more on WeddingVenueLove or head to their site for more info.