The week got off to an excellent start. On Sunday while my husband and I were at a festival in Menlo Park, we went to a wine tasting booth set up by Woodside Vineyards. Never one to shy away from a wine tasting or good conversation, I started chatting with the people at the booth. They were from a place called Autovino. They are a high end car storage facility and they also make wine! After their chardonnay made me a believer, I knew I had to do a site visit.
The building is not much from the outside, but once you step in it is a great space for a corporate event or even a birthday party for your boyfriend or husband – equipped with a private cigar room.
Another site visit I went on this week was to the Toll House Hotel in Los Gatos. This venue has plenty of parking and a to-die-for patio. The space is incredibly unique and is walking distance to a lot of great restaurants and shops in downtown Los Gatos. The town itself is a real jewel.
Finally, the most incredible visit of the week, hands down, was Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside. On the drive, I’m not going to lie, I was nervous. It felt like I was driving FOREVER up a steep, windy mountain more than 10 miles. It was very beautiful though and reminiscent of New Zealand where we recently re-located from. Up the road are plenty of hiking and bike trails and it could not have been a more beautiful day to explore this majestic area. Once I arrived, the property did not disappoint. I was led to the ceremony area that was nothing less than spectacular. The view is of the bay and you can even see, on a clear day, into San Francisco! They have a covered area where they can do a wedding ceremony in inclement weather or can be used as a reception/dining area overlooking the vineyards. Breathtaking. They also boast a gorgeous porch which can be used for a cocktail hour and indoor space for dancing which still has plenty of windows as to not sacrifice the views. Sadly, I did not get a chance to do a tasting, but was given a complimentary opportunity to do so in the future. Maybe this weekend? I cannot wait to plan an event here! It would be excellent for a wedding, re-commitment ceremony or even an anniversary party!
The Bay Area has no shortage of venues with LOTS of character. From wineries, to hotels, to car-storage facilities (as I learned this week!) There is truly something for everyone and I can’t wait to meet some really special clients and plan some really special events in these wonderful and unique venues.