926 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
This 14-story luxury hotel is a sophisticated combination of 1920s design with chandeliers, soaring high ceilings and modern artistic touches. A wedding concierge can help plan your special day, including packages and special add-ons. Get married on a terrace overlooking the State Capitol or in a magnificent ballroom with 300 people, and enjoy an intimate or opulent reception. Available services include flowers, décor, professional photography, a personalized wedding cake, bridal hair and makeup done in your suite and reduced prices for guests’ rooms. One sweet touch is a complimentary one-night stay in a deluxe guest room for your one-year anniversary.
Food for the rehearsal dinner or reception, from hors d’oeuvres to full meals, is provided by Grange, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant. Using local farm-to-fork ingredients, Grange wedding reception menus include appetizers like caramelized onion and goat cheese tarts, crab with a chili aioli and apple and chicken salad on crisp endive. Reception packages with full meals offer selections such as roasted sea bass, bavette steak in a peppercorn sauce, lemon scented couscous and a sublime vegetable strudel made with seasonal fresh produce, garlic butter and wild rice.
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1315 22nd St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
For a more intimate wedding and reception with just a few guests, Amber House is a wonderful venue. The bed and breakfast is actually made up of two homes, a 1905 craftsman-style house and a Dutch Colonial-style house and garden built in 1895. The owners recommend vendor partners including wedding planners, florists, ministers, photographers, party suppliers and musicians. Gourmet food is available for receptions, with buffet or sit-down options including pork tenderloin in a mustard-caper sauce and poached salmon in remoulade. If you would prefer an outside caterer, the owners are happy to work with them as well.
Nuptials with a maximum of 25 people can take place in the lovely, cozy parlor with a fireplace or in the romantic garden area for up to 30 people. Wedding guests can stay in any of the 10 bedroom suites in Amber House, but the Mozart room, featuring a canopy bed, heart-shaped Jacuzzi, wood fireplace and private deck, is perfect for the happy couple. Extra romantic touches include professional massages, champagne, breakfast in bed, chocolate-covered strawberries and rose petals in the shape of a heart on the bed.
1000 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Delta King riverboat, built in 1927, received an historically accurate renovation before becoming a floating hotel on the Sacramento River. Several packages are available, and there are different locations available for the actual ceremony, either on or off the boat. Delta King can provide a wedding officiate if desired and can handle things such as décor, flowers, a bridal dressing room, wedding rehearsal and floral arch. The Princess package offers basic services for smaller receptions, with additional options provided with the Queen and King packages.
The ultimate package, for a minimum of 75 guests, is the “Royal Wedding.” Upgrades include floral centerpieces, champagne at the end of the ceremony, bar service, a master of ceremonies and a custom wedding cake. Various menu items, including rack of lamb, béarnaise filet mignon, sea scallops in bacon, pomegranate glazed duck and a tagine of grilled vegetables, are available for the reception. Room discounts are available to guests and the bride and groom can stay in unique, romantic Captain’s Quarters. Originally the riverboat’s wheelhouse, this beautiful two-story suite includes a wet bar, a private terrace and beautiful views of the river.
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