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Gilroy is a Great Place to Say “I DO”

Plan Your Wedding in Gilroy, CA

Wedding season is upon us—and Gilroy offers the perfect setting to say “I do.”

From dreamy wedding venues to gorgeous locations for all of your celebratory pre-wedding events, the Garlic Capital of the World is the ideal backdrop to create memorable moments on your special day.

Plan a Romantic Winery Wedding

Romantic ambience and welcoming hospitality await at our vineyards and tasting rooms along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail. Imagine exchanging vows amidst views of colorful vineyards before celebrating with your guests over hand-crafted wines and a chef-prepared dinner. Home to more than 30 family-owned wineries and tasting rooms, the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail has dozens of venues where you can host your dream wedding. From large, sprawling vineyards to smaller boutique ones, there is a winery to fit every wedding’s style and size.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Before the big day, gather with family and friends at one of our downtown breweries, tap rooms, or more than 75 restaurants in Gilroy. As addition to food catering, several Gilroy restaurants like Mama Mia’s Mediterranean Italian Restaurant and Los Cuates Restaurant can accommodate on-site events.

Serving up cuisine from around the world, our restaurants are the ideal spot for a casual brunch or lunch or a multi-course dinner for pre-wedding gatherings. Many of our eateries offer private dining rooms for intimate dinner parties as well as live music, karaoke, trivia, and comedy nights.

Places to Stay in Gilroy

Make it easy and fun for your guests to celebrate with you! Gilroy offers plenty of budget-friendly lodging options, and many hotels offer group packages or wedding discount offers. Gilroy is just 30 minutes from San Jose International Airport and a short drive from San Francisco, Monterey/Carmel, or Santa Cruz. Encourage your guests to stay and play while they’re in town for your event!

Fun Things for Wedding Guests to Do

Tee up at one of our three local golf courses for a fun pre-wedding afternoon with your bridal party and family. Eagle Ridge Golf Club boasts an upscale modern course with swelling fairways, multi-tiered greens, diverse water features, and views of oak-studded foothills. Another fun but challenging round of golf can be found at Gilroy Golf Course, a historic and scenic course in the Uvas Valley. Beginners can enjoy the Gavilan College Golf Course, a nine-hole executive golf course adjacent to the tree-lined college campus.

Take visiting family members with children to Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park; this horticultural- themed amusement park is home to the world-famous Circus Trees and has more than 40 rides and attractions nestled near the mountains. Learn and practice archery at Predator’s Archery in downtown Gilroy for another fun, family-friendly activity. Lessons are available for groups, families, and individuals.

Looking for a pampering weekend getaway for you and your bridal party? Get ready for a day of rest and relaxation at one of our soothing day spas, including Flawless Beauty Bar in downtown Gilroy, Pure Lavender Day Spa on First Street, and a host of others. Indulge in facials and massages or manicures before browsing our specialty boutiques and antique shops in our historic downtown.

And, of course, your guests can always enjoy shopping at Gilroy Premium Outlets. With more than 145 stores to choose from, the Outlets offers a wide-range of stores featuring favorite designer brands — from jewelry and electronics to clothing and home décor — as well as plenty of dining options when you’re ready to refuel.

Gilroy Welcomes Weddings!

Be sure to stop by the California Welcome Center Gilroy at Gilroy Premium Outlets (near Forever 21). It’s the perfect spot to shop for unique souvenirs and gifts for your wedding party and pick up helpful maps, guides, and coupons to help you make the most of your time in Gilroy.

We look forward to welcoming you to Gilroy to assist you in creating the wedding of your dreams. Our unique venues and impeccable hospitality will provide you with the perfect setting for your special day and all of your pre-wedding celebrations, building a memorable beginning of your new life together.