What You Need to Know Before Booking Your Reception Site

You’ve said “I do,” he’s kissed the bride, and now it’s time to party! Kick off those heels and mix, mingle, dine, and dance the night away with family and friends. But finding the perfect reception spot is no easy feat – Luckily, we’re here to help!

Consider your style, head count, and budget.

Before deciding where to host your reception, there are a few things to consider. To start: What’s your wedding’s style? A casual summer wedding requires completely different accommodations from a formal winter wedding, so first nail down your preferred style and season. Next: How many made the guest list? If you haven’t made one yet, hop to it – you’ll need a head count so you can find a reception site to suit your needs. Finally: How big is your budget? This goes hand-in-hand with your guest list – sometimes, your budget will determine the number of guests you can afford to have, not to mention the caliber of venue. Once you’ve made these critical decisions, start the search.

large_imageSearch for sites that suit your needs.

Local bridal publications and websites, wedding shows, married friends, and Google are all great sources of potential reception sites. Typical venues include hotels, banquet halls, restaurants, community centers, and country clubs. Other options might be country inns, historic homes or estates, city parks, college or university facilities, museums, galleries, and boats.

Each of these potential venues will be one of two things: on-site or off-site. Most on-site locations offer the majority of services needed to host a reception: catering of food and drink, chairs, tables, tableware and linens, and a serving staff. With all these necessities already covered and calculated into the cost of the venue, on-site is an appealing, potentially less-stressful way to go. Off-site locations usually provide only the facility for a flat fee – you’re responsible for the rest. The nice thing about off-site? You have the freedom to do everything your own way and control costs of individual services.

Narrow down your search by focusing on sites that meet all of your needs, including your style, season, budget, and estimated number of guests. Once you have your sights set on a few choice venues, take a day trip to check them out.

Evaluate your options.

t_7a57cca0-a3e4-11e1-a4a8-853ab0600001Every venue offers advantages and disadvantages. Your job is to sift through the features of each and find what works best for you. Here are some things to consider:

Location. To avoid inconveniencing your guests, the reception site should be no more than a 30-minute drive from the ceremony – ideally less. But if there’s no avoiding it and the site is located in a remote area or poses parking and traffic challenges, you should consider providing shuttles for your guests.

Size and layout. Is the venue in question just one large room, or will cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing each take place in separate, smaller rooms? Make sure the cocktail area is large enough for guests to mix and mingle and that the dinner area will comfortably hold the number of tables you’ll need. Make doubly sure that the dance floor is big enough for everyone to bust a move! Beyond spatial comfort, also consider temperature. Throwing a summer wedding? Don’t skimp on air conditioning.

Privacy. If the reception site caters to multiple events simultaneously, find out if there are any other bookings on the date you have in mind. If there are, work with your site contact person to ensure that you will have adequate privacy for your celebration.

Parking. Make sure there is convenient, well-lit, ample parking for your guests. If such conveniences aren’t an option, find out if the site offers valet or shuttle services.

Technical details. Whether you go for a DJ, band, or iPod playlist, inquire after any music restrictions the venue might have. Is there sufficient power for speakers, mixers, and amplifiers? Are the acoustics suited to live music? Some sites have built-in public-address systems that can be used to introduce the wedding party and to toast the bride and groom. If your venue doesn’t provide this equipment, find out if your DJ or musicians can. Or, look into microphone and speaker rentals yourself – your contact person should be able to walk you through the wiring hook-ups prior to your wedding day.

Décor. Most reception-ready sites offer a neutral background to work with, but see that the flooring, ceiling, and wall coverings work well with the style and season of your wedding. So that nothing clashes, some brides even wait to decide on their color scheme until after they’ve procured a venue. In terms of decorative details, find out what you’re allowed to bring in as far as tangible décor and lighting. If the reception location is spacious, decorating can be overwhelming. In this case, try concentrating on one element, such as tablescapes. Or, if funds allow, hire a wedding coordinator to assist with site beautification.

Services offered. With each venue you visit, find out in clear terms exactly what services are included. There’s a lot to consider: catering, bar tenders, wait staff, cake cutting – get these details up front.

Personal touches. When looking at sites and imagining your celebration, ask yourself (and your contact person) if you can have fun with this space. Is there a spot for showing a photo and video montage during cocktail hour? Is the layout conducive to a choreographed entrance by the wedding party? Is there room for a photobooth?

A note about outdoor receptions

Given Wisconsin’s unpredictable weather, it’s critical to have a backup plan for any outdoor reception. It’s highly recommended that you employ an experienced wedding coordinator if you have your sights set on an outdoor reception. A coordinator will ease the workload and stress-factor in the days leading up to a “60% chance of rain” wedding day – and will help to make any last-minute changes run smoothly.

The nitty-gritty

As with any wedding vendor, make sure all the details are outlined in writing. Take into account things like service charges, cleaning fees, insurance waivers, and penalties for not fulfilling the food and beverage minimum. Use a credit card whenever possible to make payments so that you have more protection in the unlikely event of a problem.

For more information about receptions in your local area, go to our Local Resources page and select the area that is closest to you.

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Catering Planner

The success of your wedding will depend largely on the skill of your caterer. A full-service caterer will provide the food, experienced servers, linens, chair covers, china, glassware, silverware and serving dishes. Find a caterer who will guide you in your menu planning, listen to your ideas, and make innovative suggestions. Aided by your caterer’s creativity and professionalism, you can host a truly delightful and memorable affair.
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Premier Bride Showplace 2013!

Welcome, Central Valley Brides!

The following sponsors and exhibitors are participating in the Premier Bride Showplace bridal show in Fresno on January 6, 2013 .
 PRESENTING SPONSOR
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center website
 CO-PRESENTING SPONSORS
Mark Janzen Photography website
Limo for You website
La Ryan Catering website
The Vault website
Oh So Swank! website
 EXHIBITORS
ALTERATIONS
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
BAKERIES
Barb’s Cakery website
Crème de la Cake website
Eddie’s Bakery Café website
Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes website
Valley Lahvosh Baking Company website
BRIDAL GOWNS/VEILS/PRESERVATION
Black Tie & Bridal Lace website
David’s Bridal website
Ga Ga Chic website
Jones Cleaning Center website
Luftenburg’s Bridal website
Premier Bride’s Perfect Dress website
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
CATERING
The Classic Catering Company at Six-Two-Five website
La Ryan Catering website
Plates Grilling & Catering website
Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club website
Ruth’s Chris Steak House website
Yosemite Events & Catering website
DANCE LESSONS
 DISC JOCKEYS
AMS Entertainment website
DJ Bash website
Expo DJ Services website
Good Times Entertainment website
Haro Entertainment website
Mobile Sound Productions website
Music Spectrum Entertainment website
My Dance DJ website
Party DJ Party website
Starberst Entertainment website
TNT DJ & Video website
FAVORS/SPECIALTY ITEMS
Wings Away Dove Release website
FLORISTS
Awesome Blossoms website
Brown Bunny Flowers website
Country Charm Flowers website
Oh So Swank! website
Sweet Dreams Wedding Flowers website
GIFT REGISTRY
Bed Bath & Beyond website
National Healthstyle Cooking 4 You website
Williams-Sonoma website
HEALTH & BEAUTY
American Laser Skincare website
Bullard Chiropractic Clinic website
EYE-Q Cosmetics website
It Works! website
Makeup by Dara website
Makeup & Hair by Emily website
Mark A. Lowe, D.D.S. website
Spectrum Salon & Day Spa website
INVITATIONS
Lisa Takao Paper Couture website
Paper Haven website
TradeMark Handmade Inspired website
JEWELRY
The Diamond Gallery website
Ara Karkazian Watch & Jewelry Co. website
The Vault Fine Jewelers website
LIMOUSINES/TRANSPORTATION
Limo For You website
Royal Coach Limousine website
MUSICIANS
Arpeggio Strings website
OFFICIANTS
PARTY RENTALS
AMS Entertainment website
Classic Party Rentals website
Creative Chair Coverings website
Expo Party Rentals website
Fun Photo Booths website
Go Bananas Events & Rentals website
LIght Up The Walls website
Lounge Essence Events & Rentals website
Maty’s Linens & Decor website
Pnoto A Go-Go Photo Booth website
Pose & Print USA website
Walker-Lewis Rentals website
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Brian Bishop Photography website
Choice Imaging Photo and Video website
Creative Captures by David Barrios website
D.C. Photography Studios website
John M. Reynolds Photography website
Kenny Gilman Photography website
Mark Janzen Photography website
Mark Tabay Photography website
Morgan/James Photography website
Puente Photo website
Ros-Lynn Studios website
TMphotography website
Van’s Studio of Photography website
TRAVEL/HONEYMOON
AAA Travel website
Cruise Adventures website
Cruise Planners website
Ships and Trips Travel website
TUXEDOS
AJ’s Tuxedo Junction website
Black Tie & Bridal Lace website
Luftenburg’s Bridal website
Men’s Wearhouse website
Pat’s Tuxedos Formalwear website
VENUES/ACCOMODATIONS
The Big Fresno Fair Event Center website
China Peak Mountain Resort website
The Classic Catering Company at Six-Two-Five website
The Downtown Club website
Duceys on the Lake website
The Fresno Ballroom website
Golden Palace Banquet Hall website
The Grand 1401 website
Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch website
La Quinta Inn & Suites NW Fresno website
Lilly’s Meadow website
The Loft Events website
Moravia Winery website
Paradise Springs website
Park Inn by Radisson website
Piccadilly Inn Airport website
Piccadilly Inn Shaw website
The Pines Resort website
Radisson Hotel website
Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club website
Ruth’s Chris Steak House website
Sierra Meadows Country Club website
Smittcamp Alumni House website
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino website
TorNino’s Banquets website
Tuscan Gardens Venue website
Una Bella Giornata website
Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters website
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center website
Wolf Lakes Park website
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort website
Yosemite Weddings website
VIDEOGRAPHERS
Choice Imaging Photo and Video website
D.C. Photography Studios website
Good Times Entertainment website
MVP Weddings website
Reverie Video Productions website
TNT DJ & HD Video website
WEDDING COORDINATORS
Genesis Master of Events website
Go Bananas Events & Rentals website
Oh So Swank! website
WEDDING RESOURCES
The ONE Wedding Planner website
Premier Bride website

Premier Bride Showplace Tips

You may find that the more time you can save in planning your wedding, the better. Our bridal show can be the one stop shopping experience you need to plan your entire wedding, especially if you go prepared. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of Premier Bride Showplace:

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  • Plan In Advance – Make a list of what you will need most and what your budget will allow for each item and service. Be sure to leave some room for the unexpected – you never know when you may see something you’ll want to have that you never thought of.
  • Be Ready To Make Decisions – Bring the major decision-makers to Premier Bride Showplace with you. If you are the major decision-maker, bring someone with you that you can bounce ideas off of. Be ready to book your favorite vendors there at the show. Some exhibitors may even offer day-of-show booking discounts.
  • Dress For The Occasion – Remember to wear comfortable shoes. Need we explain more on this one?
  • Fashion Forward – Bring a notepad with you to jot down any dresses or tuxes you like during the fashion show. It will be much easier for you to remember which Bridal Salon featured the gowns you like. You’ll also want to be able to take notes when attending the seminars.
  • Above all, have fun! Bridal shows may be useful and informative, but they’re also a blast. You’ll have a great time with your family and friends – planning your perfect day!

Featured Vendor – Sweet Dreams Cakes

Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes and Flowers offers custom cakes of exceptional quality as well as exquisite, full service floral design for all of life’s celebrations. Proudly serving Central California from the Sierras to the Coast for 20 years.

Designer & Baker “It is very gratifying to make people happy by doing something that I love to do.” – Laura Zabicki of Sweet Dreams Cakery

Sweet Dreams Cakery is owned and operated by Laura Zabicki.
Laura has always liked baking and decorating cakes.  Her desire to become a professional  baker and cake designer led her to obtain a degree in Food Systems Management from Eastern Michigan University.  After graduation, she held positions in Michigan, Northern Virginia, and San Diego.  Sweet Dreams Cakery was established in 1993, specializing in custom cakes and gourmet desserts for all of life’s celebrations. Sweet Dreams Cakery prides its self on baking everything from scratch. Using all natural, high quality ingredients to provide  deliciously moist desserts.
We offer a wide selection of elegant wedding cakes and specialty cakes for all of life’s celebrations.

SWEET DREAMS CAKES

Supreme Cake
This is the ultimate wedding cake. This outstanding confection consists of moist French vanilla or dark chocolate cake layered with tangy raspberry filling, two generous layers of chocolate mousse and a center layer of classic cheesecake.

Specialty Cakes
Specialty cakes are made from scratch using the finest ingredients. All cakes are frosted with a silky buttercream.

Toffee Bavarian Cream Cake
French vanilla or chocolate cake filled with toffee Bavarian cream and carmel sauce.

Raspberry or Strawberry Cream Cake
French vanilla cake filled with citrus Bavarian cream and either a tangy seedless raspberry coulis or fresh sliced strawberries.

Chocolate Mousse Cake
Moist chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache.

German Chocolate
Moist chocolate cake filled with coconut pecan cream and chocolate ganache.

Lemon or Orange Cream Cake
French vanilla cake filled with rich citrus Bavarian cream and lemon or orange curd.

Carrot Cake
Moist carrot cake made with pineapple and walnuts filled with a toasted pecan cream and cream cheese buttercream.

Please note that any of the specialty flavors can be made “supreme” with the addition of a center cheese cake layer.

Custom Services

Rolled Fondant, Gold Leaf, Pleated Fondant Wrap, Chocolate Drip
Fondant Swag, Rosettes and Streamer, White or Dark Chocolate Curls, Rose Petal Decoupage, White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate Wrap, Sugared Fruit, Butter-Cream or Royal Icing Flowers,
Pastiage (sugar paste) Flowers, Bows, Swags, Basket Weave
Pulled, Blown and Casted Sugar Art.

“Sweet Dreams” will provide a boxed keepsake cake as a gift for the bride and groom.

Contact Sweet Dreams at: (559)-641-7606

About Premier Bride

Welcome to Premier Bride Fresno, the valley’s most complete wedding website to Central Valley brides! Our directory includes the best wedding professional in and around the Fresno, CA area for your wedding. We are proud to provide you with information for wedding locations, reception sites, caterers, DJ’s, bridal salons, decorators and wedding planners. We also cover Visalia, Clovis, Oakhurst, Madera, Tulare, Lemoore, Reedley, and Selma. Premier Bride, your local wedding resource.

Here we feature our wedding vendors to spotlight their services and specialties. Congratulations on your upcoming event – we wish you a lifetime of happiness, adventure and joy.

Featured Vendor – The Painted Table

 

About The Painted Table

Since 2008, The Painted Table, has been creating unique and delicious food combinations for weddings, anniversaries, corporate gatherings and special occasions through out the Central Valley. Voted one of the top catering businesses in the Fresno area, co-owners and personal chef’s Rodney Hansen and Jeromie Garza have deep roots in the culture of the San Joaquin Valley.

Rodney’s family were almond and grape farmers. Committed to their Danish traditions, they stopped every day and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to relax with family and enjoy coffee, tea, fresh squeezed juice and pastries. Rod’s family traditions helped him develop his passion for cooking using locally grown produce and ingredients. He attended the School of Culinary Arts at the Art Institute of Seattle where he earned a degree in both Pastry and Culinary Arts. After graduating, he worked at the Culinary Institute’s West Coast Campus, Greystone, in St. Helena, California. Rod also worked for the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, Washington as well as for Dilettante Chocolate, as a pastry chef.

While Jeromie also has a love for the culinary arts, his path to the catering business took a different route. He spent many years in the dental field developing his customer service and marketing skills. He met Rod through work and learned everything about Culinary Arts from him. With their combined skills the two decided to open Magical Cakes in Visalia.

Then in 2008, Rod and Jeromie created The Painted Table. What started as a personal chef service, has quickly grown into a successful catering business. Clients have come to appreciate their signature dishes that are visually appealing and simply delicious.

Rod says their attention to detail makes them stand out in the catering community. The Painted Table offers unique options to its client that can’t be found elsewhere. They will customize a menu to meet their client’s specific needs, using locally grown, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. Their table settings are so visually appealing, that it looks like a work of art – hence their name, The Painted Table.

In June of 2011, The Painted Table moved into the restaurant formerly known as the Daily Planet, next to the historical Tower Theater. This new space, which can accommodate as many as 250 people, is perfect for cocktail parties, corporate gatherings or even intimate events. They can also partner with the Tower Theater to provide their clients with access to the theater for larger events such as weddings. Finally, as an added value for theater patrons, The Painted Table will be partnering with the Tower Theater for selected events, providing dinner and show packages.

Although they moved to the beautifully restored Daily Planet, The Painted Table is mainly an off-site catering operation, traveling throughout the Central Valley and as far as Los Angeles or San Francisco to cater special events.

Rod and Jeromie pride themselves in making every
occasion’s menu a delicious work of art. All clients are treated with the upmost respect and care. Consultations are set up at either the Daily Planet or the event location to go over menu options as well as secure the date. Once a client has secured their date and made their deposit, they can set up a menu tasting.

If at all possible, they prefer to book events 6 months in advance, especially during the peak seasons during the holidays and summer, the earlier the better.

Rod and Jeromie love what they do and it shows in the service they provide. In a few short years, they have quickly become the go to caterers for the client who wishes to create a memorable event for their guests, with amazing culinary creations that simply cannot be found with any other caterer.

Call today for a free, no obligation consultation

tel 559.936.5558 ~ toll free 888.884.9514

About Premier Bride

Welcome to Premier Bride Fresno, the valley’s most complete wedding website to Central Valley brides! Our directory includes the best wedding professional in and around the Fresno, CA area for your wedding. We are proud to provide you with information for wedding locations, reception sites, caterers, DJ’s, bridal salons, decorators and wedding planners. We also cover Visalia, Clovis, Oakhurst, Madera, Tulare, Lemoore, Reedley, and Selma. Premier Bride, your local wedding resource.

Here we feature our wedding vendors to spotlight their services and specialties. Congratulations on your upcoming event – we wish you a lifetime of happiness, adventure and joy.

 

Premier Bride Showplace Vendors

Welcome, Central Valley Brides!

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit www.pbcv.com.

The following sponsors and exhibitors are participating in the Premier Bride Showplace bridal show in Fresno on August 19, 2012 .
 PRESENTING SPONSOR
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center website
 CO-PRESENTING SPONSORS
Mark Janzen Photography website
Limo for You website
La Ryan Catering website
The Vault website
Oh So Swank! website
 EXHIBITORS
Exhibitors with the pink Running Ribbon Susan G. Komen next to their names have kindly donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Premier Bride would like to thank them for their generosity.
ALTERATIONS
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
BAKERIES
BRIDAL GOWNS/VEILS/PRESERVATION
David’s Bridal website
Premier Bride’s Perfect Dress Susan G. Komen website
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
CATERING
Classic Catering website
LaRyan Catering website
Plates Grilling & Catering website
DANCE LESSONS
 DISC JOCKEYS
AMS Entertainment Susan G. Komen website
TNT DJ & HD Video Susan G. Komen website
FAVORS/SPECIALTY ITEMS
Edible Arrangements website
FLORISTS
Oh So Swank! website
GIFT REGISTRY
National Healthstyles Susan G. Komen website
Bed Bath & Beyond website
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Bella Makeup & Hair Design website
Central California Advocare website
Forever Adored website
INVITATIONS
Lisa Takao Paper Couture Susan G. Komen website
JEWELRY
Rogers Jewelry website
The Vault Fine Jewelers website
LIMOUSINES/TRANSPORTATION
Limo For You Susan G. Komen website
MUSICIANS
OFFICIANTS
PARTY RENTALS
AMS Entertainment Susan G. Komen website
Covered with Elegance website
Forget Me Nots AntiquesSusan G. Komen website
Light and Sound Solutions website
Lounge Essence website
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Brian Bishop Photography website
Choice Imaging website
Creative Captures website
D.C. Photography Studios website
John M. Reynolds Photography Susan G. Komen website
Kenny Gilman Photography website
Mark Janzen Photography website
Morgan/James Photography Susan G. Komen website
Nostalgia Photography Susan G. Komen website
Ros-Lynn Studios Susan G. Komen website
Schafer Studios website
TMphotography Susan G. Komen website
Van’s Studio of Photography website
REAL ESTATE/FINANCIAL/INSURANCE
TRAVEL/HONEYMOON
TUXEDOS
AJ’s Tuxedo Junction Susan G. Komen website
Black Tie & Bridal Lace website
Pat’s Tuxedos website
VENUES/ACCOMODATIONS
Classic Catering website
Paradise Springs website
Swan Court Conference Center website
The Big Fresno Fair Event Center website
The Downtown Club Susan G. Komen website
The Loft Events website
The Pines Resort website
TorNino’s Banquets Susan G. Komen website
Wolf Lakes Park Susan G. Komen website
VIDEOGRAPHERS
Choice Imaging website
D.C. Photography Studios website
Reverie Video Productions website
Schafer Studios website
TNT DJ & HD Video website
WEDDING COORDINATORS
Oh So Swank! website
WEDDING RESOURCES
Premier Bride Magazine Susan G. Komen website
The ONE Wedding Planner

Save the Date! Premier Bride Showplace!

 

Welcome, Central Valley Brides!
Premier Bride Showplace is the bridal show that you, a Central Valley bride, will want to attend. Here you will find valuable information to help with all of your wedding planning. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy an elegant fashion show featuring beautiful bridal gowns and meet some of the finest wedding professionals in the Fresno area.

Next Show:

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Fresno Convention Center – New Exhibit Hall

Premier Bride Showplace Tips
You may find that the more time you can save in planning your wedding, the better. Our bridal show can be the one stop shopping experience you need to plan your entire wedding, especially if you go prepared. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of Premier Bride Showplace:

• Plan In Advance – Make a list of what you will need most and what your budget will allow for each item and service. Be sure to leave some room for the unexpected – you never know when you may see something you’ll want to have that you never thought of.• Be Ready To Make Decisions – Bring the major decision-makers to Premier Bride Showplace with you. If you are the major decision-maker, bring someone with you that you can bounce ideas off of. Be ready to book your favorite vendors there at the show. Some exhibitors may even offer day-of-show booking discounts.

• Dress For The Occasion – Remember to wear comfortable shoes. Need we explain more on this one?

• Fashion Forward – Bring a notepad with you to jot down any dresses or tuxes you like during the fashion show. It will be much easier for you to remember which Bridal Salon featured the gowns you like. You’ll also want to be able to take notes when attending the seminars.

• Above all, have fun! Bridal shows may be useful and informative, but they’re also a blast. You’ll have a great time with your family and friends – planning your perfect day!

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit www.pbcv.com.

Featured Vendor: Weddings At The Grove

Premier Bride Featured Vendor Profile

The Grove is located on a 24-acre ranch.It retains the quiet country atmosphere present throughout the ranch. This wonderful rural setting is only minutes from the freeway and is centrally located in California. Our beautiful location is in the outskirts of Sanger, CA, Fresno County.

The abundance of trees and vegetation provides a lush, natural backdrop for timeless photographs of your wedding and reception. The Grove is a relaxing and welcoming setting for your reception.

CLICK HERE To Request More Info.


The rental fee includes:

  • Landscaped, manicured and decoratively lit midway grounds, exclusively yours…no other weddings would be held that day.
  • Access to the grounds for a rehearsal a day prior.
  • The stage and dance floor.
  • Tables, chairs and white linens (tablecloths and napkins) for up to 200 guests (500 capacity).
  • A large bridal room and a groom’s room, both with a/c and restrooms.
  • An event coordinator is available during set-up and throughout the wedding and reception.
  • Security, additional is extra if serving alcohol.
  • Lighted grass parking area.
  • You are free to bring any licensed caterer you’d like.


Use of The Grove for an extended rehearsal gathering or dinner is available for an added fee.

The Grove has available (for an added fee), a complete DJ and sound system with lighting which includes your play list and is able to take requests as well. The event coordinator is also included to do any M/C speaking that you’d like to have done…begin toasts, first dance, etc.
Photo montages to music displayed at your event are also available through an associate.   CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit www.pbcv.com.

Featured Vendor: The Fresno Ballroom

As a one of a kind location, The Fresno Ballroom gives you 9,720 square feet of historic elegance to accommodate all your guests and still give you plenty of room for head tables, musicians, and dancing on the marble floor. You’ll have the flexibility you need to make your special event everything you wish. The architectural design of the Fresno Ballroom is elegant, decorated or not. The beautiful, one-of-a kind gold-gilded ceiling and the mezzanine floor overlooking the ballroom make an impressive backdrop for your keepsake photographs. The Security Bank Building, built in the 1920’s, will bring back memories for your older guests and help create new memories for you, your friends, associates, and family. At the appointed hour, our staff members are on hand to help ensure the success of your event. Parking is convenient, affordable and just steps away from the building.

Ballroom Specifics

  • Capacity: 497
  • Location: 1058 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA 93721 (Map)
  • Pricing :
    • Friday: $3.000.00
    • Saturday: $3,500.00
    • Sun – Thurs: $2,500.00
    • Middle of the week: by arrangement

Prices of our formal Ballroom include use of the Garden Room (between Kitchen and Ballroom), set-up of tables, and chairs for 497 people, stage, and set ups for bar areas for a six hour event. The caterer of your choice may use our Prep Kitchen. If you desire, we can arrange the catering for you with one of our preferred caterers. Also, you can rent chocolate fountains, center pieces, chair covers, chargers, props, and additional tables and chairs from us. Clean-up of the ballroom is included in the price. If you wish to have a wedding ceremony on site, there is an additional $500.00 charge, which includes an another hour of Ballroom use.

A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve your desired date. Please call us to arrange a tour of our facilities as soon as possible as the available dates are disappearing rapidly. We look forward to making your event memorable!

If you have any further questions, please contact:
Banquet Manager
(559) 441-7777

The Mezzanine

Our unique Mezzanine overlooks our beautiful Fresno Ballroom, where you can get a close up view of its intricate, gold gilded ceiling. This venue provides the perfect place for:

  • a private VIP party before the big event in the Ballroom
  • an area for taking photographs of the wedding party
  • an elevated point for taking your marriage vows
  • a location for the band during large events in the Ballroom
  • a focal area for a conference speaker
  • a balcony for private conversations or viewing the dance floor during parties
  • a very special place for a special party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Banker’s Vault

Our building has the largest vault between L.A. and San Francisco!   While our Ballroom is grand and elegant, our Banker’s Vault is fun and whimsical.  Drinks and hors d’oeuvres can be served in our vault as well as buffet or sitted dinners. Come help us celebrate this fun venue!