Destination weddings are certainly gaining in popularity, and why not? It’s the perfect opportunity to combine your love for travel and new experiences with your wedding day. Plus, it’s a great way to cull through the guest list a bit for those who prefer a more intimate affair. No matter your reasons for wanting a wedding in a different locale, the Silicon Valley has the perfect place for you to do so by including Hotel Los Gatos in your nuptial plans.
What do you think of when you hear “Silicon Valley”? Your thoughts may turn to technology and big companies, yet tucked away in the southern tip is the quaint town of Los Gatos, a thriving area filled with locally owned boutiques, fabulous restaurants, and the lovely Hotel Los Gatos. Seemingly straight out Tuscany, this hotel boasts spacious rooms, many amenities, and several ways to accommodate a wedding. Here’s how.
I was an invited guest at Hotel Los Gatos. I adore their location; all opinions are genuine and my own.
Silicon Valley Luxury at Hotel Los Gatos
Offering 72 rooms, the Hotel Los Gatos has several types of accommodations. Regular guestrooms and upgraded suites are available as well as the Alma Suite, which is spacious enough for a couple spending their wedding night or entire honeymoon in the Silicon Valley. Visitors can dine at the on-site restaurant or walk downtown to experience one of the local eateries.
While guests are in town, there are plenty of things to do. Time can be filled with activities such as shopping downtown, checking out the recently renovated – yet quaint – movie theater, lounging by the pool and getting a massage or spa treatment at Verde Touch Experience, which is located on the hotel property.
Rehearsal Dinners & Receptions
Hotel Los Gatos doesn’t lack for reception and rehearsal dinner locations on site. Whether you choose to set up an event near the pool deck, a cocktail hour in the atrium, utilize one of their lovely meeting rooms, or claim a space inside Dio Deka – their Michelin Star rated restaurant – a variety of options are available. With culinary delights fusing both Greek and Mediterranean flavors, Dio Deka can create a cuisine based on your unique needs.
An ideal duo is hosting your wedding at the beautiful Testarossa Winery, which is just up the hill from Hotel Los Gatos. With its wine cave and stone focal points, it is both a lovely and unique place to have your ceremony before you head to the hotel for your reception. There are several wineries in the area that partner with Hotel Los Gatos both for room blocks and reception spaces. It’s an ideal pairing!
For those who crave a more intimate affair, the Hotel Los Gatos can create an event for your guests to remember. The centrally located terrace near the pool is ideal for a wedding ceremony and is anchored by a lovely fountain. Events can also be held in their atrium area, which has terracotta walls and beautiful tile. Why head overseas when you can experience an old-world European flair right in California?
No matter how you choose to incorporate Hotel Los Gatos on your wedding day, their staff is available to help you plan the perfect experience. And as far as that charming Tuscan villa feel? Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous images below shot by the husband and wife team at Orange Photographie. Stunning!
Before you head out, check out one of my favorite real weddings ever here (hint: it’s in a greenhouse!).