Planning a Wedding in San Jose
A city that has always seemed to fall into nearby San Francisco’s shadow, San Jose is more than just a tech town, and its appeal goes far beyond its location in Silicon Valley. In fact, the city’s collection of historic buildings, excellent food, and cultural attractions makes it not only a fun place to visit and live, but also an excellent location to plan a wedding. Here are a couple of our favorite San Jose venues to get you started.
Adobe Lodge at Santa Clara University
Only a few minutes’ drive from the heart of San Jose, the Adobe Lodge at Santa Clara University is spacious, versatile, and incredibly pretty. The numerous options here make this venue a perfect choice for engagement parties and rehearsal dinners as well as the special day itself, and each setting comes with the assistance of an on-site planner and the skills of the location’s catering staff. From the Mission-style architecture to expansive gardens and grounds, the Adobe Lodge is just about picture perfect.
Perched on a hillside overlooking the length of the Santa Clara Valley, this 19th century winery is a wedding venue dripping with romance. Particularly well-suited to intimate gatherings and weddings on the smaller side, Testarossa Winery is all elegance and charm, plus some of the most unique ceremony and reception sites around. The outdoor patio is ideal for outdoor ceremonies or cocktail hour, as is the stone-walled wine cave. Meanwhile, the Niclaire Room is a reception location fit for dinner and dancing, and seats up to 90 guests. The winery works to make planning your wedding day simple with their all-inclusive packages, each of which offers pricing per guest and customizable menus. However, if you have your own menu in mind, the venue is willing to work with a list of preferred caterers while still providing your San Jose wedding rentals.