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Lafayette, CA, Postino Restaurant, potential ceremony sites?

I'm considering having my ceremony and reception at Postino in Lafayette, CA, next April 2011. Has anyone been to a wedding there? What time did the ceremony start? I'm mostly concerned about the street noise during the ceremony.  

We may have a short, quick ceremony somewhere else nearby if we can find a good place that has an indoor option in case it rains.  Do you know of any non-church that would allow a quick ceremony in Lafayette without charging an arm and a leg?

Thanks for any help/suggestions you have.
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Re: Lafayette, CA, Postino Restaurant, potential ceremony sites?

  • edited December 2011
    Tilden Botannical Gardens in Tilden Park can offer a quick place and cheap. $68 for Contra Costa or Alameda County residents. You pick whatever garden you want but there isn't anything that will cover you if it rains.

    There is also Wildwood Acres:
    http://www.wildwoodacres.com/Home.html - never been there but it's in Lafayette in the hills.
    ~~~Lynsey~~~
  • vb0000vb0000 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks for the suggestions.  I'm really looking for someplace in the Lafayette/Walnut Creek area so we don't have to drive too far.  It'd be nice if it was small and quaint too, since we'll only be 45-50 guests.  I considered the gardens at Heather Farms but not sure there is a good indoor option there.

    Thanks again and if you hear of anything else let me know.
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  • edited December 2011
    I was actually considering Postino as a possible wedding location as well. I drove past it and it looks like a great venue for a small group. I think they also have the atrium available for an indoor ceremony. . . Have you e-mailed them for information, I usually find emailing them first hells give a better understanding of the venue. 
  • edited December 2011
    As a planner I have done several weddings there - I also know the owners-  you'll have a lovely time and the food, wine and service are incredible- 

    Depending on the time-  it may be a good idea to do ceremony elsewhere- if you are thinking small and outdoors- check out the Lafayette Reservoir 
    If you need addational inspiration or looking for a "Day of Coordinator" - check us out at   http://www.idovenues.com/
  • edited December 2011
    Maybe St. Mary's in Moraga has something?
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  • vb0000vb0000 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks everyone. We've chosen Scott's Garden in Walnut Creek for our wedding ceremony and reception.
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