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5 Reasons to Get Married in Livermore

Newly engaged and looking for the perfect wedding destination to say “I do”? Look no further — we humbly invite you to get married in Livermore, California!

Livermore, California wedding

We might be biased (OK, we are!), but we really believe that Livermore is one of the best wedding destinations in the world. Sure, Bali and Iceland might (might!) have us beat, but we’re pretty confident that you’ll fall in love with our special area in a matter of hours.

Why is that, you ask? Great question.

Our weather is fabulous, no matter the season.

Want to host a winter wedding but without the headache of snow-laden contingency plans? No worries. Dreaming of a summer celebration sans 90+ degree heat and fears of sweat marks? Not a problem. Livermore’s temperate climate is consistent year-round, with winter averages hovering around 45-50 degrees and summer temperatures rarely going above the high 80s. And with more sunny days on average than the nation at large, you’ll find beautiful weather to keep guests comfortable no matter your wedding season!

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Photo Credit: Danny Dong

Livermore wedding photos are stunning.

Set in the rolling hills of the Tri-Valley area, Livermore wedding venues are known for incredible views of the mountains in the Diablo Range — which just so happens to make a lovely backdrop for wedding pictures! Thanks to year-round agreeable weather, you can take advantage of the natural beauty without so much as a shiver or sweatdrop.

Wine is kind of our thing.

So we love wine out here — so much so that the southern side of Livermore is wine country! Drive through the area and you’ll see vineyards spanning as far as you can see. It’s not just for show, though. The wine produced by local winemakers, like Wente Vineyards and Ruby Hill Winery, attracts connoisseurs from around the world. There’s a reason we’re the oldest wine country in California. (Take that, Napa-Sonoma!) So you know our wine will make for a great selection at your Livermore wedding!

Livermore wedding - wine barrels at Palm Event Center

There’s a lot to do when you get married in Livermore.

With San Francisco and San Jose each under an hour away and Sacramento just 90 minutes up I-5, there is plenty to keep you and your Livermore wedding guests occupied throughout your stay. But once you visit our special city, you’ll recognize it for the hidden gem it is and likely want to stick around! (Trust us, there’s plenty of wine to drink and trails to hike while you’re here!)

Livermore wedding pros are the cream of the crop.

We have the best folks ready to help you plan the wedding of your dreams! Our local industry is a tight-knit community of professionals who love celebrating love. Just take a peek at some of our Creative Partner Spotlights where we shine a light on our Livermore wedding friends, like Hazy Lane Studios, Adam J. Clark Photography, and Beets Hospitality Group.

So have we convinced you to get married in Livermore? We hope you’ll come by and check out our bucolic little valley — you might never want to leave! (And while you’re here, schedule a consultation with us or join us for our next Event Services Showcase on March 10!)

Meet Danielle Seuis from Ruby Hill Golf Club!

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Danielle Seuis from Ruby Hill Golf Club.

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Ruby Hill is a private, Tuscan inspired golf course in Pleasanton, CA. They host events from large golf tournaments to glamorous weddings for members and for outside clients.

Danielle is the wedding and catering coordinator for Ruby Hill and has been in the industry for years. She has always worked in the hospitality/food & beverage industry and even received her degree in Resort and Lodging Management!

For Danielle, her passion for the wedding industry comes from a love of working with all types of people and making their day. She loves how different each couple is and enjoys the challenge of thinking fast and being quick on your feet!

The biggest piece of advice she has for couples planning their wedding is to avoid procrastinating! “Enjoy the planning process as well as your wedding day. It will go by so fast!”

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

Casa Amore

On April 21st, Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery held its first Vendor Showcase. 25 Vendors showed their best work to Casa Real’s Couples, watch the video below to see all the amazing work:

These are the Vendors that participated in the Vendor Showcase:

Augie Chang-Photographer

Cake Delights

Cards de Luxe

Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery

Chisel it


The Courtyard by Marriot

Delford West

Enhanced Lighting

Fantasy Sound Event Services

The Flowerhouse

Get Your Do Up!

Hartmann Studios

IQ Videography

J’aime Bridal

Jennifer Skog-Photographer

Jen’s Cake

Krista Strader-Harpist

Nicole Ha Designs

Pleasanton Rentals


Rhee Bevere-Photographer

The Rose Hotel

Tyler Vu-Photographer

Universal Life Church


Jeff and Sera’s Wedding at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery


On behalf of Fantasy Sound Event Services, I would love to thank Jeff and Sera Park for letting us be a part of their incredibly special day.
I was their DJ for their wedding at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.  Our company provided the Event Lighting, which showcased the flowers of Floral Design Studio.  Harpist, Krista Strader started the night off with her beautiful melodies during the ceremony.

Jeff and Sera chose Tyler Vu Photography to capture their day, and, as you can see from these pictures, they surely will not be disappointed.  One aspect of this wedding that was so unique was that, post-ceremony, Jeff and Sera turned the Amber Room into a children’s wedding wonderland.  Movies played on a projector rented from Fantasy Sound Event Services and a mini golf course and carnival games, rented from Pleasanton Rentals, helped the staff of Casa Real create a special place for the children to celebrate.
The day was full of so many unique and incredible touches, from the gorgeous cake and cupcakes from Margaret’s French Bakery to the traditional Korean outfits the couple changed into during the reception; this was truly a day to remember.

Thank you, Jeff and Sera, for coming to us with your dreams, and working with us to turn them into reality!  Congratulations and best wishes from all of us at Fantasy Sound Event Services [but especially Kevin and myself : )]!

Gaby Weiman

The Wedding Of Andrew and Rachel at Casa Real in Pleasanton, California

The Wedding Of Andrew and Rachel at Casa Real in Pleasanton, California.

I recently had the pleasure of being the Master of Ceremonies at the wedding of Andrew and Rachel on July 12, 2009 at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, California.

When I arrived, the guests were enjoying the cocktail hour in the Amber Room, where Krista Strader was playing the harp. The bridal party was outside taking photographs with Dave from Lepori Photography. It was my first time working with Dave and it was a pleasure working with him. He showed me some of the photos he had taken in front of the fountain at Casa Real and they were stunning. When it came time for the formal introductions, I introduced the bridal party to “Let’s get It Started” by The Black Eyed Peas. After dinner was served, the bride and groom presented a slideshow for the guests to watch while they enjoyed their dinner.  Right after the slideshow, we went right into the first dance; Rachel was ready to get the party started! They danced to “Every Time I Close My Eyes” by Babyface. Then we went into the father/daughter and mother/son dances, followed up by the bridal party dance. Once the bridal party dance ended, I introduced the band, Touch N Go. Touch N Go played an hour set, and then I played a couple of songs before the cake cutting. The cake was from Jen’s Cakes in San Jose, California. The cake was incredible, one of the best I have ever seen. Oh, and did I mention delicious?  Once we had finished all the formal events, I threw it back over to Touch N Go. At the end of the night I played the last song, “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. Everyone who was still there got up and on to the dance floor and danced around the Newlyweds. Congratulations to Andrew and Rachel on their spectacular day.

Matthew Bennett

The Wedding Of Andrew and Rachel at Casa Real in Pleasanton, California. The Wedding Of Andrew and Rachel at Casa Real in Pleasanton, California.
The Wedding Of Andrew and Rachel at Casa Real in Pleasanton, California.

Danny & Alicia Sanchez Wedding at the Palm Event Center


It is funny how the weather in July can be so unpredictable.  On a, what seemed like a beautiful July day, were chances of rain.  The ceremony was to take place on the patio overlooking the vineyards of the Palm Event Center.  As the ceremony approached, the lingering clouds parted and the sun washed down, creating that perfect outdoor wedding. As the DJ and Emcee of the wedding, it is imperative to work with a good team and tonight was no exception. I had the pleasure of working with Mark Peters from Peters Photography and Monique Bogni from the Palm Event Center, who is always at her best. Danny & Alicia Sanchez started their new life together among family and friends.

Nicholas Lehr

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Jessica & Michael Harper / Palm Event Center / Wedding Videography

We would like to share a highlight reel from a beautiful wedding we shot at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, CA.  The idea of the video was to create an old fashion film effect with a few modern twists along the way. The bride asked us to create a video with three words in mind:  Creative, elegant, and energetic.  We felt we were able to accomplish her request in this 8-minute highlight reel.

Wedding Background:

The reception and ceremony took place at the stunning Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, CA, the cake was by Bev Tanaka and the florist was Jinger from The Flower House.  We also had the privilege of providing the Event Lighting and Disc Jockey service.