Below you will find some helpful links and info for planning your event.
I have found the Marin County Parks staff to be exceptionally helpful and easy to work with. Both Paradise and McNears are on the water, can accommodate big groups and are very affordable.
On the shores of Tomales Bay the "farm" offers a rustic setting surrounded by the inner workings of the Hog Island Oyster Company.
Located on the Giacomini Dairy - home of Farmstead Cheese Company - FORK is an intimate event venue with a spectacular view of Tomales Bay.
This is a beautiful venue on the shores of Tomales Bay. Vivien & Michael are a joy to work with.
This 115 year old gem is located in the Alexander Valley and is owned and operated by the wonderful Carrie Brown. Its a super fun and unique location to host an event and Carrie and her staff can take care of all the tapas, salads and refreshments while I cook paella in the beautiful yard out back!
A working ranch raising grass-fed beef and lamp, Stemple Creek has a wonderful classic style barn with rustic charm that can accommodate groups of all sizes.
Open from 9:00AM to 3:00PM Wednesday - Monday, Pearl is a wonderful, intimate neighborhood restaurant in Petaluma that serves delicious Mediterranean food. In the evenings you can book out the entire restaurant for groups of 10 to 60. Makes a great place to host a small to medium event dinner.
SSS is a boutique ranch outside of Calistoga. It has just about everything you could want from a wine country venue including a large barn, cottages and The Grand Victorian.
Located in Nicasio, this working ranch can handle large groups and also has some accommodations.
This is a specacular on the water setting for small groups.
Caterers & Event Planners
If you need more than I can provide...
I have worked with all of them and think they are great!
There is no better way to start out a paella party than fresh local oysters and this outfit will not disappoint.
Leigh Trombley is an amazing, creative chef that specializes in intimate dinner parties and personal chef services.
Kim Labao is a fantastic chef who also owns and operates the Marshall Store.
Pam and her crew have been making people happy in Marin for over 25 years.
Small Blue Planet is a Bay Area based company focused on helping people and organizations create high quality and environmentally friendly, events, conferences, weddings and retreats. Molli and her staff do a fantastic job!
Topcat, run by Peg J Kuperman, specializes in providing experienced, professional event Catering Services for small to medium-scale events up to 100 guests.
If you are looking for a truly unique event photographer to capture the moment check these two out.
A true jack of all trades Debbie Wilson does some amazing work. "I have a documentary style and love to capture every day, genuine moments, whether it be a couple tying the knot, or kids playing in a pond."
David McLean is the musical director of Agua Clara Flamenco dance company. He can set up private traditional flamenco shows, providing a dance floor and all sound equipment. He works with the amazing Clara Rodriguez and their performances will not disappoint.