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Edna Valley: Take A Tour Of San Luis Obispo's Most Amazing Venues With California Wedding Day
San Luis Obispo is one of the most popular wedding destinations in California. After all, it offers all of the best the Golden State has to offer, from rolling hills, vineyards, beautiful weather and easy access to the ocean. With this in mind, the team at California Wedding Day, along with wedding planner Percy Sales at Percy Sales event, created a retreat for a small group of wedding planners to showcase the newest venues in San Luis Obispo, the Slo Brew Lofts, Loriana, La Lomita Ranch and MarFarm.
At each venue, guests were treated to rye and bourbon from Rod & Hammer Slo Stills, Porch Pounder wine and SLO Brew's finest beer along with outstanding catering from Slo Brew Gatherings, Field to Table Catering & Events and Flora & Fauna Fine Food showcasing the Central Coast's finest ingredients. Percy Sales and Adornments Florals & Finery designed a beautiful setting for guests to see each space at its best. Take a tour along with us below!
Our SLO tour began at The Carrisa by Slo Brew, located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. Guests gathered at the vibrant restaurant and venue to snack on margaritas and appetizers. The Carrisa, boasting a chill modern vibe with a menu of upscale street food with coastal vibes. With its close proximity to the Slo Brew Lofts, which are conveniently located above the restaurant, The Carrisa is a perfect option for rehearsal dinners, post-wedding day brunches, bridal showers and more.
Find out more about The Carrisa here.
This incredible SLO hot spot features five vacation rentals in the heart of San Luis Obispo's entertainment district. The chic spaces feature a modern, edgy twist and unparalleled amenities. Slo Brew Lofts provide luxury living accommodations for your wedding party, family or friends to enjoy downtown San Luis Obispo for the duration of your event. The “urban rock 'n roll vibe” extends from the bedrooms, bathrooms and to the designer finishes, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for all parties. Each suite includes 1-3 bedrooms, with The Lofts able to accommodate 32 guests in all.
For more on these accommodations, click here.
(photos of Slo Brew Lofts by James Lester)
Nestled in the gorgeous Edna Valley, La Lomita Ranch offers eight bed and breakfast suites. With its breathtaking Spanish-style design elements and relaxing aura, this is a venue you'll never want to leave. With a capacity of 400 guests and lodging accommodations for 24, La Lomita is the perfect spot for a long-weekend wedding, from your rehearsal dinner to your reception.
Guests were treated to a delicious meal from Field to Table Catering & Events, including Spanish-style tapas, paella, tortilla Española and a raclette station.
For more on this incredible spot in SLO, click here.
Located on 30 acres of private property in the stunning Edna Valley, Loriana is a family-owned and operated venue featuring a breathtaking two-story Italian villa. Loriana offers a plethora of ceremony and reception spots as well as a two-bedroom honeymoon suite. The spacious dining room made for the perfect dinner setting for our guests.
While touring the grounds, guests indulged in a delicious meal from Flora & Fauna Fine Food with delicious greens, Osso Bucco with gremolata, bucatini pasta, seasonal vegetables and dessert from Harmony Valley Ice Cream. In addition, Grassfed LA created a customized cannabis bar, while Vogue Candles added ambiance to the setting lit by Waveform Events.
For more on this incredible venue, click here.
The Distillery at Slo Brew Rock and Slo Brew Rock Event Center
The Distillery at Slo Brew Rock is a venue and tasting room where guests were treated to a special Rod & Hammer Slo Stills whiskey tasting to kick off the Late Night Event at the Slo Brew Rock Event Center. The latter, the Slo Brew Rock Event Center is a rare gem in the San Luis area as it is the only venue that can go until midnight and later! So couples that are looking to host a serious after-party, the staff at Slo Brew Gatherings will provide late-night bites, full bar, service staff, AV and lighting. Take a peek at the fun these venues offer below!
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(photos below are of The Distillery at Slo Brew Rock are by SLOtography)
(photos below of the Event Center by Nawal Kassir)
This trendy venue is actually a converted horse stable turned luxury vacation rental. This unique farm stay and venue boasts a beautiful outdoor space for entertainment and fun, complete with adorable farm friends (pigs, goats and more, oh my!) making this a perfect spot for a relaxed wedding rehearsal dinner or brunch. For the final stop in the tour and farewell, guests were treated to a beautiful brunch buffet by SLO Brew Gatherings, bringing a perfect close to an incredible weekend in Edna Valley.
For more on this one-of-a-kind location, click here.