2010 28/07

Your Perfect Vineyard Wedding

By Elizabeth Zachry

What does every bride want from her wedding venue?  I am going to venture a guess and say: great views, tasty food, a helpful coordinator, plenty of space, and the flexibility to add your own personal touches.  One venue that fulfills all of these requirements is  Garré Winery, located in Livermore, California. The scenic beauty of a vineyard combined with its convenient  location make this an ideal Bay Area wedding venue!

As a wedding venue, Garré Winery is completely flexible, and offers a number of options to brides, allowing for multiple sizes and locations, personalized decorations, and a variety of food choices. 

For a large and lively wedding (up to 300 guests), you can choose to have your ceremony and reception in the middle of the vineyards at the Pavilion.  With Garré, you know your ceremony will be wonderful and gorgeous.  Every detail is taken care of, from the 19th century lamp posts lining the aisle for the ceremony, and the picturesque views, your ceremony will be perfect.  When it comes to the reception, you can work with Lindsay Besser to customize the decorations in the pavilion tent to fit your color scheme and decorating style.  One of the best features of having your reception at Garré (aside from the views) is their food and wine.  Everything on the menu is fantastic, so you will have a tough time narrowing down your choices!

If you are planning a smaller or more intimate wedding, the Martinelli Event Center is your perfect location.  Here, you have views of the Livermore Valley and its numerous vineyards, and the option of an indoor or outdoor reception.  Your decorating options are unlimited, and range from stringing lights around the courtyard, or strategically placing candles around the venue, which lends itself to a very romantic atmosphere.  The Martinelli Event Center offers the same great food choices as the pavilion along with the Garré award winning wines.

The best part about both venues is that they are essentially a blank canvas, and you can work with their event coordinator, Lindsay Besser (lindsay@garrewinery.com), to decorate and set-up either venue to fit your dream wedding.  In addition, Lindsay is available to help you from the day you book, and will also coordinate with all of your other vendors (flowers, cake, etc) to help relieve stress on your wedding day.

Here is all the information you need to get you started on your way to the perfect vineyard wedding:

Lani Allen (for tours, vendor recommendations, or decor) - lani@garrewinery.com

Lindsay Besser (on-site wedding coordinator) - lindsay@garrewinery.com

Website – http://www.garrewinery.com

Phone – 925-371-8200


  • I just coordinated a wedding at Martinelli with Lindsey (of Garre). It was a stunning wedding! http://mytenthousandwedding.blogspot.com/2010/07/happy-friday-vintage-wedding.html

  • David Johanson

    I have been a Bay Area wedding officiant for many years and have had the opportunity to work at hundreds of venues. Experience has taught me that Livermore Valley Wineries have a lot to offer — beauty, accessibility and high level of professionalism. I think they are great!

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