Featured Venue: Cambria Pines Lodge

Featured Venue: Cambria Pines Lodge

North Coast charm with a touch of European oppulance

Photography by Kramer Events

Set among 25 acres of lush gardens, and a Monterey pine forest, this gorgeous hilltop lodge boasts a history of European nobility and adventure. Built in the early 1920’s by a European baroness seeking adventure and fun on the rugged California coastline, built the lodge as her personal resort within visiting distance of Hearst Castle. But alas her Husband, the baron, called her back to Europe- leaving the lodge to a development company, and dashing her hopes of parties with the Hearst Family.

 

The lodge today resembles a gorgeous, modern-day cabin with a ballroom, upgraded rooms and suites, and a fire side lounge- perfect for post-event nightcaps. The grounds of Cambria Pines Lodge pay tribute to the baroness with an English garden, and rows of sculpted hedges along the garden paths. Couples love the beautiful gazebo for their ceremony, and often host cocktail parties on the adjacent patio prior to begin their receptions.

 

The Peacock Room, beautifully comes alive for indoor receptions! Trimmed in pine, the room boasts high ceilings, a moveable dance floor, and a granite-topped built in pine bar. We love working with couples to take advantage of this space with lighting and draping.

 

While this Central Coast wedding venue is bursting with picturesque locations on site for photos and gatherings, the lodge is located just minutes from the iconic Moonstone Beach- perfect for wedding party photos, or capturing the sunset.

Cambria Pines Lodge can accommodate up to 300 guests; and is perfect for weddings, gatherings, and  corporate events.

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Avila Lighthouse Suites, Avila Beach

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Central Coast Wedding Venue Avila Lighthouse Suites

550 Front Street
Avila Beach, CA
93424
(805) 627-1900
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  • Beach/Hotel
  • Capacity: 110
  • Beach Front Location
  • 2 Ceremony Locations
  • End by 9 p.m.

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Sitting in front of the Pacific Ocean and between the rolling hills of the Central Coast, Avila Lighthouse Suites provides a perfect beach setting for any wedding. This scenic hotel has the ability to host ceremonies directly on the sand or on their romantic oceanfront Sun Deck. Also, their beautiful window-lined conference room can accommodate receptions of up to a hundred guests.  Couples who choose Avila Lighthouse Suites can continue to enjoy the ocean views after their reception in their wedding night suite at the hotel!

~More Info~

  • Capacity: 110
  • Ceremony Location: 2 ceremony locations
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Accommodations on-site
  • Outside Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Bar Service: Couples must hire licensed alcohol service
  • Restrictions on Music: No
  • Latest End Time: 9 p.m.
  • Weather Contingency Plan: If a ceremony is on the beach it can be brought onto the sundeck. The banquet room can also be used or pop-up tents for smaller ceremonies
  • Rentals Included: Tables, chairs, white wedding arch, white linen, beach permit
  • Location for the Bride to get Ready: Booking a suite at Avila Lighthouse is recommended
  • Inclusive Packages available for additional charge

 

 

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Radisson, Santa Maria

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3455 Airpark Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 928-8000
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  • Hotel
  • Capacity: 300
  • Caterer On-site
  • Licensed for alcohol service
  • End by Midnight

With a 1.5-year-long renovation under their belt, The Radisson is one of the largest and nicest wedding venues in Santa Maria. While Santa Maria is known for its strawberries, their Radisson is known for taking the stress out of weddings. Their experienced and friendly staff prides themselves on making every detail perfect and they offer countless amenities in their wedding packages. In addition to common amenities such as stemware and linens, couples who choose The Radisson also enjoy use of a suite and breakfast for two the morning after their wedding. If you would like a stress-free large wedding, The Radisson is one of the Central Coast’s best options.

~More Info~

  • Capacity: 300
  • Ceremony Location: No
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Accommodations on-site, a suite for the bride and groom is included with the wedding packages.
  • Outside Catering Allowed: No
  • Bar Service: Full bar on-site
  • Restrictions on Music: No
  • Latest End Time: Midnight
  • Weather Contingency Plan: Indoor venue.
  • Rentals Included: Cutting and serving of the wedding cake, dance floor, gift and guestbook table, head table with microphone, linens and skirting in your choice of ivory or white, mirrors and votive candles, round tables and chairs, stemware, chinaware and silverware, Suite for bride and groom for wedding night, including breakfast for two, and selection of in-stock colors of overlays and napkins.
  • Location for the Bride to get Ready: Yes

Embassy Suites, San Luis Obispo

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333 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 549-0800
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  • Hotel
  • Capacity: 20-400
  • Catering On-Site
  • Full Bar Available
  • Possible to Extend Events Past Midnight

Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo is one of the few Central Coast venues that offers both luxury and space. This gorgeous hotel is spacious enough to accommodate as few as 20 guests to as many as 400. Their main ballroom is perfect for large parties and parties in their outdoor area can go past midnight! In addition to offering a large and luxurious place to get married, the Embassy Suites incredible staff can also help you plan your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower and bachelor and bachelorette parties. This full-service venue is sure to meet all your needs!

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~More Info~

  • Capacity: 400
  • Ceremony Location: 2 ceremony locations
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Accommodations on-site
  • Outside Catering Allowed: No
  • Bar Service: Full bar on-site
  • Restrictions on Music: No
  • Latest End Time: Midnight in the Main Ballroom. Music can go past midnight in the outdoor location of the rooms booked by the wedding party are next to the outdoor location. Music must end in the outdoor area by 8 p.m. if the surrounding rooms are not booked by the wedding party.
  • Weather Contingency Plan: Events can easily be moved into the indoor’s indoor reception location
  • Rentals Included: Wedding packages include set-up, clean-up, tables, chairs, china, glassware, and silverware.
  • Location for the Bride to get Ready: Yes, the wedding package includes a spacious two-room suite for the bride.

 

Turn the Lights Up: Cambria Pines Lodge

Cambria Pines Lodge

From the venue to the flowers to the tablecloths, there’s a lot that goes into making a wedding beautiful. However, few of these things has the power to completely transform a location in the way that proper event lighting does.

With over 10 years of experience in event lighting design and training from a Disney lighting designer, Kramer Events can customize any venue to fit your vision and give your event that “wow” factor. To pinspotting centerpieces to projecting your initials to creating a night under the stars even when you’re indoors, we at Kramer Events can make sure your venue truly represents you.

Today we’d like to showcase some of the lighting design we’ve done at the enchanting Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria.

 

Cambria Pines Lodge

Cambria Pines Lodge

 

Turn the Lights Up: Madonna Inn

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From the venue to the flowers to the tablecloths, there’s a lot that goes into making a wedding beautiful. However, few of these things has the power to completely transform a location in the way that proper event lighting does.

With over 10 years of experience in event lighting design and training from a Disney lighting designer, Kramer Events can customize any venue to fit your vision and give your event that “wow” factor. To pinspotting centerpieces to projecting your initials to creating a night under the stars even when you’re indoors, we at Kramer Events can make sure your venue truly represents you.

Today we’d like to showcase some of the lighting design we’ve done at the incredible Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo.

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Kramer Events, Madonna Inn

Historic Beauty – Paso Robles Inn Ballroom

Central Coast wedding reception venueThe right team can turn old fashioned elegance into timeless beauty. This point was proven when we got the chance to work with the ever-so-talented Mark Padgett on a photo shoot for the Paso Robles Inn. Originally constructed in 1864, this landmark has seen it’s fair share of affluence and celebrities as well as disaster dealt by the hand of mother-nature via fire and earthquakes. Nonetheless, the Inn has been able to maintain it’s seat on the Central Coast as the historic center of Paso Robles and has the beauty to make a lasting impression.Central Coast Wedding Reception VenueThe ballroom is jam-packed with craftsmanship. Beautiful high ceilings surrounded in fantastic, deep wood moulding. This venue can lend itself to any couple looking to leave an impression on their guests. Especially those with larger guests lists.Mark Padgett and Corinne from panacea event floral design really showed their skills when designing the color palette and arrangements to showcase the ballroom. The soft yellows, brushed silvers and lively centerpieces adorned expansive room making it feel warm and comfortable.We lit the room from wall to wall using our advanced, yet low-profile LED fixtures to give the room an essence of candlelight. The deep wood coloring and the shadows created by the artisan carpentry really set this room apart from other ballrooms. It’s always awesome when we can light an entire room using only our decor lighting. None of the house lights were used during this event.A huge thanks to Jake at Mike Larson Photography for his talents behind the lens. His ability to capture light astounds me. Thanks for making this shoot such a success.It was a special pleasure working with Jan, Special Event’s Coordinator at The Paso Robles Inn. Her professionalism and positivity helped us understand the beauty of working hotel. Not just in architecture, but within the staff that keeps this landmarks guests moving through the Central Coast with smiles.Central Coast Wedding Reception VenueCentral Coast Wedding Reception VenueYou can really see how the focused pin-spot down lighting made the beautiful centerpieces and table settings shine.Central Coast Wedding Reception VenueRead more about this photo shoot here:http://markpadgetteventdesign.blogspot.com/2010/05/phoenix-rising.htmlhttp://panaceaflowers.com/blog/2010/05/17/design-tid-bit-paso-robles-inn/

Pirates Cove on Treasure Island in lovely San Luis Obispo

lighting embassy suites san luis obispo central coast wedding receptionIn a fit of swashbuckling awesomeness, Mark Padgett Event Design once again wowed the crowd with a superb evening of fundraising for the Hospice Partners of the Central Coast. Sponsors and guests of this fantastic  non-profit organization were treated to a marvelous setting inside the giant ballroom at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo. No detail was spared. We lit the walls a deep shade of blue, filled the “sky” with stars, painted a dancefloor in soft light and let the live-action pirate brigade (The RumRunners) steal everyones attention and leave only smiles behind. The appropriately rustic centerpieces adorned with gorgeous tropical flowers by panacea event floral design really brought life to the table settings. Sophie at Mike Larson Photography caught all the splendor in some amazing shots. She really knows how to capture the ambience, even in the lowest of light. Also, a Thank You to Bill at BGA for the usage of the moon image.lighting embassy suites san luis obispo central coast wedding receptionlighting embassy suites san luis obispo central coast wedding receptionlighting embassy suites san luis obispo central coast wedding receptionlighting embassy suites san luis obispo central coast wedding reception

Lighting La Bellasera New Years Eve Party, Paso Robles

We got an awesome opportunity to light up the beautiful ballroom at La Bellasera Hotel and Suites. The lucky celebrators got a great taste of just how beautiful the place can look. What a great way to bring in the new year! Thanks, as always, to our good friends at Mike Larson Photography for the beautiful photos.Wedding reception lighting Paso Robles Central Coast

No Power.. No Problem. Kramer Team to the resue.

Imagine spending all that time planning your wedding.  Imagine your cocktail hour coming to an end and all your guests are starting to head over to the reception.  Just then, the power goes out all over town.  You’ve got a dark room, no music, and guests ready to come in and eat dinner.  Not what you were expecting.

In 13yrs of business we’ve never faced this situation until Friday September 18 at Cambria Pines Lodge, when, because of a car accident several miles away, the power went out for 2hrs.  With the room only lit by a few decorative candles, everybody wondered what would happen.

It turns out, we had a special power generator that allowed us just enough power to power our DJ system.  Also, because our new LED lights have extremely low power draw, we had enough power to power one light that we shined in the center of the ceiling allowing everyone to see.  The night turned out to be an incredible party and later the lights finally came back on.  The next day we purchased one of the power generators for each DJ system that our DJs use.  No power, no problem.

While the whole town was without power

While the whole town was without power, we were dancing

Thanks to Patrice for making everything go off without a hitch, even without power.  Also thanks to the Cambria Pines staff who, armed with flashlights, presented an incredible meal on time.  I still don’t know how they did it so smoothly.  Thanks for helping to making Megan and Brent’s wedding everything they’ve always wanted, with or without power.

Our guest rapper rocks the house

After power came back

After power came back - Girls vs. Guys showdown