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San Jose Wedding Guide


San Jose Wedding

The history of San Jose runs deep in California, as it is the oldest civilian settlement in the state – founded in 1777. Today, the largest city in Northern California is now a mecca for cultural and ethnic diversity that shines through in the many different neighborhoods and attractions. Planning a wedding in San Jose means having access to a multitude of vibrant, cutting-edge professionals. The city is commonly referred to as 'The Capital of Silicon Valley,' where the most technologically advanced ideas are born.


Planning a San Jose Wedding: Highlights of the City

San Jose is home to a wealth of cultural and historic treasures, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, and the first Vietnamese Heritage Garden and Historical Museum in the nation. Golfers fall in love with the local and championship golf courses scattered about town.

San Jose offers plenty of wedding reception locations surrounded by natural beauty, as the city is home to 150 parks and gardens. The city also boasts more than twenty-four local wineries – a popular place to hold a wedding ceremony or reception.


Planning a San Jose Wedding: Weather Watch

As you plan a wedding in San Jose, you don’t have to worry much about the weather unlike many other cities in the nation. Much like most of the Bay Area, the city is characterized by a Mediterranean climate. However, San Jose is slightly different because mountains shield the city from high amounts of rainfall, which contributes to less foggy weather conditions. Because of this, the city certainly sees its fair share of arid, dry days.

In San Jose, there are an amazing 300 days of sunshine per year – perfect for couples planning a wedding ceremony or reception in the great outdoors. Average daily temperatures for the city range from 50 degrees in January to 70 degrees in July.


San Jose Wedding Planning Tips

Avoid planning your wedding close to high-tourist seasons and popular annual events. Not only will the prices of hotels rise for out-of-town guests, but you may also find it difficult to book the reception site of your choice. A couple of San Jose events to keep in mind include the Cinco de Mayo celebration held in May and the San Jose Jazz Festival held every August, billed as the largest free jazz festival in the world.

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Last Updated: April 15, 2010 at 7:02 am
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