We got married here on 3rd June 2008 and it was wonderful. There were 14 of us in total, staying in the Vintage, Cabin Still, Pony Room, Desert Sands and we had the enormous Austrian Suite. We got a reduction by booking online and when we asked if we could have our wedding in the hotel, they said as long as we had our dinner in the restaurant, we could get married anywhere we liked! How many places just see you as walking dollar signs when they hear the word `wedding'? Not the Madonna!
We didn't decide where to get married until three hours before, and did the deed up in the gazeebo by the pool, which was lovely (although we should have told them to turn the waterfall down as we couldn't hear a thing!). Dinner for 14 in the dining room (excellent steak and the house wine - and the Champagne cake for $25 which tastes a lot nicer than it looks!, and then onto the stage for bouquet-throwing and photo-taking! The staff were lovely, and even brought the radio from the kitchen so we could have some music. The waitress tuned the radio in and there was a dedication to `Heather' which was `Loving You' by Minnie Ripperton. What a romantic coincidence!
Then back to the suite for dancing. We got tons of good local wine from the liquor store, and were left to our own devices! The pool was lovely to chill out the following day. Great fun.
I would agree with the other comments about the restaurant though. If you want to wait hours for an overpriced breakfast, you'll love it. Go into SLO, there are lots of good places to eat.
So, if you get married on a Tuesday, know what you want and like to be left alone by hotel staff, then this is the one for you!
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