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I love the quality of both my pictures and video. When I first met with Robert, he informed me of the different packages he offers and what his company can do. I decided to go with both photo and video, and Robert was really flexible and gave me a great price. I opted to have a second photographer and got about 1,500 photos in the end. My main photographer was Dane Andrews, who was great to work with. He did an incredible job the day-of and got some great shots. Robert edits all the photos and video himself, and my video is absolutely beautiful. It took a little longer to receive it than we hoped, but I'm very happy with it!
Pleasanton, CA 94566
I visited the Palm E.C. to check it out and was very impressed. Their hall is extremely large and there are many possibilities to dress it up. Their outdoor facilities are beautiful as well, great for an outdoor ceremony. I met with Clay, who spent a good hour with me, giving me a tour and explaining different options. Clay gave me a rough estimate of the cost and said that if I could provide him w/more info., he would update the estimate for me, making it more accurate. It was an awesome first impression of both the facilities and service, which is why I'm giving it 3 stars at all.
He later emailed me asking specific questions, and I emailed back with all the info needed (I also CCed it to his Event Manager). I never received a response. I contacted them a week later to follow-up, yet still no response whatsoever. Finally, I got a call from Clay about a month later - turns out another couple was interested in my date and he wanted to know where I stood. By then I had already given up on Palm and booked with the Bridges Golf Club.
Blanca is wonderful! I used her for my wedding on August 10th. I did a lot of research in looking for chair covers, and she was by far the best price around. Her company took care of set up and tear down, which was super convenient and the room looked fabulous with the chair covers and sashes. Plus, she's such a pleasure to work with, always replying promptly to emails. Definitely contact her!!
Emeryville, CA 94608
I was really disappointed with the customer service here. I contacted their Events Coordinator about 3 times through phone and email, but never received any type of response. Finally, I decided to just go to the hotel and check it out myself. When I arrived, the front desk contacted the EC for me and sure enough, she was too busy to come out (granted I didn't have an appointment, but I thought she could have at least said hello). They let me take a quick look at their banquet hall located on the top floor, which has a beautiful view of the bay (the only reason I rated them 2 stars instead of 1). A friend of mine who's getting married this summer also contacted this venue and got a similar response. Don't bother!
Patty is really sweet and a lot of fun to work with. She's very flexible and works with any budget. When I first met with her, I just told her what type of flowers I wanted to use, and she came up with really beautiful ideas. Her prices are very affordable...even when I added on an extra 20 pin-on flowers for relatives, she was able to offer me a discount on top of her low prices. Overall, a fantastic vendor to work with!
Bev is absolutely wonderful! She's incredibly sweet and has a passion for making cakes. She was very prompt in getting back to me and I was able to schedule an appointment with her very easily. When we met, she made me two small cakes (one marble, and one with 1/2 vanilla pudding filling and 1/2 raspberry filling)...they were delicious! She has a wide range of silk flowers and doesn't offer a penny to use them. Her prices are the cheapest I've found, $2.50/slice. After meeting with her, we decided right away that we wanted to go with her; we knew we wouldn't find anyone better or more pleasurable to work with.
Fremont, CA 94538
Their bridal gowns are pretty nice; there's a good size selection. The staff is cool, too...they let you look around the racks at your own speed and aren't pushy at all. My sister went with me and so she helped me in and out of the dresses, but if going alone, I'm sure they'd be more helpful in the dressing rooms. Even though the prices are really cheap, I didn't find anything worth buying.
Oakland, CA 94619
Skyline is beautiful!! We're getting married in the summer, but didn't want to have an outdoor wedding; this church is the next best thing! The front wall of the sanctuary is made up of glass windows with a gorgeous view of green hills and trees. It's absolutely beautiful. Lee Rutter, the event coordinator, is very sweet and accommodating. Once my fiance and I found a reception venue close by, we booked with Skyline right away.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
This place is gorgeous, everything from the outdoor patio to the grand staircase in the ballroom. The coordinator, Berni, is very friendly and has tons of wedding experience; as she gave me a tour of the place, she pointed out great areas for the bride/groom to take photographs and different ways to do things throughout the reception. Though everything looked great, my fiance and I decided not to book with them...for one, they're pretty pricey. Secondly, since we're expecting 250 guests and their ballroom can't accommodate that size, we'd have to have a few tables outside the ballroom, right outside the door - not quite what we were looking for.
San Francisco, CA 94103
this place is great! they have a pretty good size selection and wonderful customer service. I met with Elizabeth and she was fabulous! She was very kind, helped me pick out dresses according to what I was looking for and gave me her honest opinion about what looked best on my body type. And there was no pressure to buy whatsoever. On top of everything, their prices are phenomenal - all the dresses I tried on were about $650-750!