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Celebrate

Add a little spice to your wedding or other special celebration!

Add Some Spice to Your Special Day

Gilroy is a great place to say “I Do”! You’ll find many scenic venues that are perfect for weddings, corporate events, family reunions, and other special celebrations—at prices that will fit any budget.

Browse through the list below to find venues, vendors, and everything you need to make your day extra-special.

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Stay and Play in Gilroy

Make it easy and fun for your guests to celebrate with you! Gilroy offers plenty of budget-friendly lodging options and lots to see and do.

Browse our “Hotels” page and reserve a block of rooms today for your special celebration. Some hotels may offer group packages or wedding discount offers.

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Accommodations

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Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn

375 Leavesley Rd
Gilroy, CA 95020

The Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn offers our guests a relaxing and comfortable getaway. Enjoy our convenient location as we are situated just minutes away from many of the local wedding venues. Let us host your guests to give them the best attention and care possible. We offer wedding celebration rates that will elevate your guests’ experience while staying with us. Contact us to reserve a block of rooms for your group today!

Bartending

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Call Jeff Bartending

Jeffrey Bernardini offers bartending services for all your bartending needs. He serves at corporate and private events. Call Jeff to take care of you and your guests at your next event.

Cakes/Bakers

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“I Do” Wedding Cakes

380 Tennant Avenue, Ste. 2
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

“I Do” Wedding Cakes creates gorgeous, delicious cakes for weddings and special occasions. The Hernandez family started this business as a hobby, and they have been baking for over 30 years. They also create tasty desserts for dessert bars or special occasions. Their decadent treats include cupcakes and cookies, brownies, cheesecake bites, tarts, Mexican wedding cookies, Petit fours, thumbprint cookies, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and more.

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A Slice of Heaven Cakes

Julie and Mike Conrad of Slice of Heaven Cakes make customized cakes and dessert bars for weddings and any special occasion. They will personalize your cake or desserts to what you envision, creating something delicious and unique. Their attention to detail is obvious in their designs, display, and service. A Slice of Heaven Cakes makes a variety of delicious desserts for their dessert bars, including traditional favorites and cake shots, cookies, lemon bars, brownies, pecan bars, and osa cookies.

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Layers of Sweetness

Layers of Sweetness is a custom cake studio that specializes in wedding cakes and cakes for birthdays, baby showers, graduations, anniversaries, and Sweet 16. They also make other scrumptious treats, including tempting cupcakes, cookies, salted caramel brownies, cinnamon sugar blondies, whoopie pies, and more. Layers of Sweetness will provide whatever sweets you need for your special occasion.

Catering Services

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Fire 4 Hire Catering

Known as one of the premier off-premise caterers in the South Bay Area, Fire 4 Hire Catering has an established reputation for exceptional food, creativity and presentation combined with outstanding service. Locally renowned chef Jeff Raby uses only the finest ingredients to prepare and serve sizzling cuisine from his grill to your plate. With their professional service, competitive pricing and customized selection, their gourmet catering will wow you and your guests.

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Kneaded Culinary Academy

290 IOOF Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Kneaded Bakery and Catering provides white glove service for your dream wedding. Voted Best Wedding Caterer of 2021, the Kneaded team is led by experienced, award-winning chefs who work hard to ensure your menu is perfect. From private, intimate weddings to large celebrations with your friends and family, Kneaded Bakery and Catering is ready to use their expertise and experience to ensure that your wedding is a success. Their culinary team is flexible and creative, endeavoring to provide a variety of options that fit your needs and amaze your guests. Please contact them at [email protected] for a full menu and your custom quote.

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Mama Mia's Restaurant

1360 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Excellent Food: Enjoy our traditional Italian/Mediterranean homemade foods

Excellent Wine: We proudly serve local wines

Family Friendly: Family friendly environment for all ages

Events and Catering: Available for any size with a diverse menu

Florists

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Emilia’s Flowers

1536 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley CA 94709

Emilia’s Flowers specializes in rare and unique flowers and designs creative floral arrangements for weddings, special occasions, or daily bouquets. They have been in the flower business for over 25 years, and they procure fresh flowers from local growers whenever possible. Maryam, the proprietor, has a background in painting, and her artistic eye and talent lend itself to creating one-of-a-kind floral arrangements for all occasions.

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Expressions Floral

8840 Forest Street, Suite A
Gilroy, CA 95020

Expressions Floral is a full service florist located in Gilroy, California. We deliver to Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Martin locations including hospitals, nursing homes, and funeral homes. We provide quality floral for wedding events throughout Santa Clara, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties. Our floral design team has a combined industry experience of over 50+ years. We take pride in providing you with expertise and personal attention to all aspects of your floral design needs; Order online for delivery today from your local florist.

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Friday Flowers

7680 Monterey St. Ste. 106
Gilroy, CA 95

Friday Flowers provides all the feels with their custom bouquets and unique flower arrangements, often using seasonal flowers from the Bay Area. They will meet whatever you need, from weddings to single bouquets. They also rent out their space for birthday parties or events.

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H and J Flowers

Gilroy, CA

H and J Flowers are dedicated to making your wedding decor something your guests will be talking about for years to come. Anyone can have flowers at their wedding, but they want yours to be memorable. They specialize in unique, custom designs that bring a couple's personality to the forefront at affordable prices.

Hair/Makeup & Beauty

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Australian Tan

1360 First St. Unit A
Gilroy, CA 95020

Australian Tan offers a variety of services and tanning products to clients ranging from UV and sunless tanning to spa services. They offer different level UV tanning beds and a private automated spray tanning booth, with three different choices of bronzing solutions. Both are offered with a variety of prices and specials. Australian Tan’s spa services include a Cocoon Wellness Pro and a Red Light Therapy bed.

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Glamology

Glamology Beauty Lounge offers personalized wedding day hair and makeup services on-location. They provide all the makeup and hairstyling services a bride and her bridesmaids could ever want and need for the most spectacular long-lasting results. Their beautiful mobile salon can be brought to your desired location for your special event, wedding, girls' spa parties, and birthday parties.  The Beauty Lounge provides a relaxing and intimate experience to enjoy with you friends and family.

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Lili Paulina

8010 Wayland Ln
Suite 2C
Gilroy, CA 95020

Lili Paulina has many packages to fit your needs, ease your mind, and help you relax and prepare for your big day! Her team is here to transform you and making sure that when you leave the chair you feel like you're ready to take over the world with a look specially made just for you.

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Luxe Beauty Bar

7433 Monterey Rd
Gilroy, CA 95020

Luxe Beauty Bar is the ultimate one-stop shop. They offer a variety of personalized services in a glamorous atmosphere. This chic salon provides hair, brow, lash, tanning, facial and body services, and more. Visit Luxe Beauty Bar in downtown Gilroy for all your beauty needs.

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Mobile Barber Studio

Elijah Espinoza provides luxury mobile barber services with quality barbering you can feel. He can bring his luxury Mercedes Benz Sprinter to your home, work, or other location to conveniently provide haircuts and facial hair services. Book The Mobile Barber Studio for your groomsmen or other group events and receive a group discount. Clients will enjoy the studio’s mini fridge, smart TV, and the clean, sleek atmosphere.

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My Wedding Fairies

Your wedding is one of the biggest and most memorable days of your life. From getting ready, to the ceremony, to the reception and everything in between, our Wedding Coordinator Fairy will ensure your events flow smoothly and on time, and you won't have to worry about a thing. Plus, we also do Bridal Hair & Makeup!

Suzie Cornia loves to help others find a skincare routine that makes them feel comfortable in their own skin, and she enjoys helping women and men find confidence in their appearance. She can help you select from a number of NuSkin’s skin care, beauty, nutritional, and other products to help make you beautiful and confident for your wedding day or every day.

Insurance

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Gina Lopez Insurance & Financial Services & State Farm Insurance

8401 Church St. Ste. B
Gilroy, CA 95020

As you make plans for your wedding, take time to plan for your future. Gina Lopez can help you with any insurance needs you face as you get married, whether life, auto, home, rental, or even small business. She will work with you go to get a quote and choose the best options. Gina looks forward to working with you.

Jewelry/Gifts

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Dripping Elegance

Dripping Elegance offers beautiful jewelry and gifts for brides and their attendants. You will find gorgeous earrings and necklaces in gold, silver, rose gold, and more, in a variety of designs. They also have bridal boxes that make great gifts for your friend saying, “I Do.”

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Kane and Ruby

Find creative, quality, customized gifts from Kane and Ruby. They have a variety of gifts for brides, grooms, and attendants. Kane and Ruby has handmade bridal bouquet wraps and wood signs, bride and bridesmaid boxes, ornaments for couples, t-shirts, totes, and more. If you have an idea, they will try to customize it for you.

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Maison A

17511 Monterey St.
Morgan Hill, CA 95020

Maison A is a beautiful boutique in downtown Morgan Hill with a variety of clothing, bags, accessories, beauty products, home décor, craft cocktails, and gifts. You will be sure to find the perfect gift for a bride, her bridesmaids, or other members of the wedding party, or even something for yourself!

Music

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Brooke & Emil

Brooke and Emil are a music duo that plays classics to modern hits in an intimate, acoustic style. They cover a wide repertoire of songs from many genres, seamlessly weaving through rock, country, R&B, blues, 80s rock and new wave, modern hits, and much more. Contact Brooke and Emil to perform on your special day, whether a wedding or other special event.

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Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields is a music duo that was born out of a desire to celebrate love and life. Vocalist Steve Haddad and guitarist Cory Gowan masterfully craft music that cultivates emotional dynamics and soulful rhythms. They play a variety of pop, soul, country, rock, folk, and R&B. Invite Lavender Fields to be a part of making your wedding or special occasion a memorable event by bringing music that is pleasing to the ear and soothing to the soul.

Officiants

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Sweet Pea Wedding Officiating-Rev. Beck

781 Tatum Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Wedding Officiant - Minister Service in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Hollister

Party Rentals

Danny Thomas Party Rentals

1195 Tasman Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Danny Thomas Party Rentals is a family-run business that was established in 1999. They are dedicated to exceptional service and quality products to make your event perfect. They have a wide range of items for rent, including tables, chairs, linens, canopies and tenting, linens, tableware, pipe and draping, serving pieces, beverage service, glasses, wedding accessories and table décor, and more. They have everything you need to make your wedding or special event an occasion to remember. Note: Showroom is by appointment only.

Photo Booths

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Bay Booth 360

Bay Booth 360 is your #1 choice in photo booth rentals in the Bay Area. They have been in the photo booth business since 2017. Everyone loves their interactive photo booths after posing for that first picture or video. Their booth rentals, which include the 360 video booth and an open air photo booth, are guaranteed to make your corporate event, wedding, or occasion unforgettable while creating memories and timeless keepsakes for your guests.

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Cloud Nine Photo Booth

1311 Third Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Cloud Nine Photo Booth is the latest and greatest in the photo booth movement for weddings, birthdays, corporate parties, or any event. Instead of the traditional, old-school booth, we’ve got the “open air” booth where people want to have fun and get their photo taken.

This incredible technology is designed by professional photographers…the best in the biz! It’s created with fun, simplicity, and the environment in mind. We offer a solution to the cramped up booth, boring parties and blurry phone photos.

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For the Gram

For the Gram Photo Booth provides the best photo booth services to elevate your special event. They will wow your guests with their elegant setup displays and their modern professional photos. For the Gram offers a Mirror Booth, Aura Booth, Glam Booth, and a 360 Video Booth. The amazing experiences will have your guests talking about your event for the days to come!

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Mirror Photo Booth

The Mirror Photo Booth provides Magic Mirror Photo Booths, which are unique, modern, and stylish booths that fit well with any occasion. The Mirror offers a new way of taking your average photo booth picture and selfie, concealing it behind a mirror. Once the guest activates the mirror, it will display customized animations and engage with voice messages asking you to sign your photo. Then the images from the booth are instantly printed and can be shared to social media. Mirror Photo Booth is specializing in party planning, party equipment rentals, and photo booth rentals for your corporate events, birthdays, wedding photo booth, and anything with FUN!

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Mom & Pop’s Photo Shop

Mom & Pop’s Photo Shop has two styles of booths to rent—the Modern Classic and the Social Booth. The Modern Classic prints photos on site and photos can also be emailed/texted, uploaded to social media, and can be used as GIFs and boomerangs. The Social Booth is a “Go Green” booth which does not print pictures but offers them as images, GIFS, and boomerangs, which can instantly be emailed, texted, or AirDropped to your phone. Custom overlays be created for this booth. Your guests will have the time of their lives at your wedding or special event with one of Mom & Pop Photo Shop’s photo booths.

Photographers

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Angela Sue Photography

Angela and Mike provide a romantic and timeless photography experience that celebrates legacies of love. They find joy in capturing love stories through light, airy, and colorful wedding photography. They will work with you personally to create the experience you want and take photos your kids and grandkids will enjoy over the years. They are ready to be your “professional best friends” and give you the photos of your dreams.

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DH Photography

Daniel Haapala of DH Photography does unique and creative photography and can help you capture your special wedding day photos or photos for other special occasions or memories.

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KDW Photos

Kenneth Wong of KDW Photos specializes in loving and creative wedding photography with a trace of trendiness. He will work attentively with you to generate the best possible photos with a goal of showcasing the beauty, grace, and enthusiasm of the people in them. Kenneth feels that a well-captured image represents a moment in time that is expressed infinitely. “If it’s worth remembering, it’s worth KDW Photos.”

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Marilyn Wendt Photography

Marilyn Wendt's goal is to creatively capture your wedding day and create a time capsule for you, your family and your friends that is special and unique. Wedding photography should be art that you proudly want to display forever. Marilyn uses natural light as much as possible, mixed with interesting composition, to create artistic photographs that you will be proud of. She believes capturing natural emotions in a relaxed fashion creates the most flattering and beautiful photography. Marilyn comes from a family of artists and thrives on being creative and thinking out the box. To capture your wedding, engagement, or other family photography in a special, unique way, contact Marilyn Wendt Photography.

Realtor

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Kathryn Airoldi, Realtor

It’s not too soon for couples to begin looking at home purchases. Contact Kathryn Airoldi for  strong negotiation skills, support through closing and beyond, expertise about neighborhood features, and the ability to target home searches. Kathryn will be your go-to realtor for your first home purchase, a home sale, and everything in between.

Spa

Violet Serene Spa

6134 Camino Verde Dr. Ste. H
San Jose, CA 95119

Violet Serene Spa prides themselves on providing exceptional customer service while helping guests achieve their personal skin care goals. They cater their products and treatments to every individual’s needs. Violet Serene Spa use facials, body wraps, body sculpting, vibration therapy, an infrared sauna, waxing, make-up application, and hand and foot treatments to help their clients achieve and maintain better health, beauty, and vitality in today’s stressful world. Book a wedding spa day or a bridesmaid spa day and relax while preparing for the big day!

Transportation

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Corinthian Transportation

2990 S Winchester Blvd.
Campbell, CA 95008

Corinthian Transportation and Parking, established in 1989, is a full-service ground transportation, valet parking and management company specializing in all aspects of Retail and Corporate transportation and parking. They have over 150 vehicles with 85% of them being less than two years old. Book a limo for your wedding party, a party bus for a fun bachelor/bachelorette night out, or airport transfers for your out-of-town guests.

Tuxes/Suits

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Hive & Colony

2855 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Hive & Colony is a professional tuxedo and suit company. They use a state-of-the-art 3D body scanner to help customize a perfect fit. At Hive & Colony you will have a unique and personal experience with a personal stylist. You can choose from over 500 luxury materials sourced from renowned mills and tanneries around the world. For grooms and groomsmen, Hive & Colony will provide the perfect look for the perfect day, from Black Tie Shawl Tuxedo to Beach Formal Linen Suit. Bring in your wedding party for private events and exclusive rates. Create your custom suits or tuxedos Hive & Colony.

Venues

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Clos LaChance Winery

1 Hummingbird Lane
San Martin, CA 95046

100 acres of growing vineyards and golden hillsides dotted with majestic green oak trees provide a stunning backdrop for ceremonies of all faiths.

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Fortino Winery

4525 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

Majestic redwoods, manicured landscape, and gently sloping hillside covered in thriving Chardonnay vines will serve as a breath-taking background for your wedding vows and photos alike.

 

Say “yes” to the venue at Fortino Winery, and our event team will work with you to create the magical wedding day that you have always dreamed of.

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Gilroy Golf Course

2695 Hecker Pass Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

Gilroy Golf Course is a public golf course located on Hecker Pass Hwy 152 just a short drive from Gilroy Gardens and our many famous wineries.  Make a day of it!  We host daily play for your enjoyment as well as tournaments and special events.

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Gilroy Lodge on the Hill

2765 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

Nestled on a hill top located on Highway 152 easily accessible from Highway 101 or Highway 1, this beautiful facility offers a picturesque view overlooking the mountains surrounding Gilroy and South Santa Clara Valley.

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Guglielmo Winery

1480 E Main Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Your dream wedding begins here in our Villa Emile Event Center, with the charm of Tuscany along with the magic of vines and grapes. Celebrate under the stars outdoors or, for smaller weddings, the quaint charm of our indoor Heritage Room is available. Guglielmo Winery offers complete, all inclusive wedding packages, with the pricing based on guests from 50 to 250. For larger weddings (up to 300 guests), our outdoor season runs from the first weekend in May through the second weekend of October; with our indoor season available year ‘round in our indoor Historic Heritage Room.

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Hecker Pass Winery

4605 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

Gather with family and friends in a breathtaking setting complete with views of picturesque vineyards and rolling hills. The La Vigna Event Center has all the amenities you need for your special day.

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Hilton Garden Inn

6070 Monterey Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

Celebrate your wedding with all your friends and family members in the Grand Ballroom. Spaces for intimate gatherings are also available.

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Kirigin Cellars

11550 Watsonville Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

The Tuscan-style Club House provides wonderful old-world charm and seats up to 200 guests in the main banquet hall, overlooking 33+ acres of vineyards as well as lush lawns, rose bushes, and redwood trees.

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Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery

645 W. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, Ca 95046

Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery is happy to host your next event. From birthday parties to corporate events, all are welcome.

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P & V Winery

10155 Dougherty Ave. Morgan Hill, CA 95037

In the heart of Coyote Valley is a very special winery. P & V Winery is a perfect place to hold your event. They host Weddings, Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries and Corporate Events.

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Solis Winery

3920 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

This gorgeous award-winning winery is a great place to relax, enjoy the breathtaking views of the vineyard through the glass wall that serves as a backdrop to the servers in the tasting room, and host an intimate event. Solis is known for well-made, delicious wine, friendly service and the gorgeous view that takes your wine tasting experience to another level.

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The Neon Exchange

7365 Monterey Rd
Gilroy, CA 95020

A beautifully restored historic building in downtown Gilroy, The Neon Exchange is home to expansive and flexible event space for many special celebrations, including weddings, retreats, reunions, and corporate events. The Neon Exchange can accommodate small groups of 8-20 in the library for intimate gatherings such as baby showers to large groups of 250 for wedding receptions or reunions. The Executive Conference Room features a large conference table for 16 with ample room for food service and can be converted to classroom or theater seating for 35-50 guests. Reserve the entire 1st floor for up to 300 guests for your networking or fundraising events.

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Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center at Eagle Ridge Golf Club

2951 Club Drive
Gilroy, CA 95020

This is one of the area’s most popular destinations for weddings and other special celebrations. The stately white Monterey Colonial style clubhouse is situated high in the hills above Gilroy, with an outdoor gazebo, sweeping views of the valley below, and a banquet hall that seats up to 225 guests comfortably.

Wedding Planners

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My Wedding Fairies

Your wedding is one of the biggest and most memorable days of your life. From getting ready, to the ceremony, to the reception and everything in between, our Wedding Coordinator Fairy will ensure your events flow smoothly and on time, and you won't have to worry about a thing. Plus, we also do Bridal Hair & Makeup!

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Sabrina & Co.

Sabrina is passionate about planning, designing, and coordinating weddings and events. She established her business in 2016, and she will ensure your wedding runs smoothly and turns out perfectly. Sabrina offers a variety of planning packages that are designed to be flexible and customizable. As your personal planner, Sabrina is knowledgeable in current trends and will find suitable vendors within your budget, manage your schedule, keep vendors on track, and help you remain free to enjoy your special day.

Plan a Wedding Weekend Itinerary

Encourage your guests to “follow the fun” while they’re in town for your wedding!

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Affordable Lodging

Conveniently located at the southern gateway to Silicon Valley, Gilroy offers plenty of budget-friendly lodging options for your out-of-town guests.

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Central Location

Nestled against the Santa Cruz Mountains at the gateway to Silicon Valley, Gilroy is just 30 minutes from San Jose International Airport and a short drive from San Francisco, Monterey/Carmel, or Santa Cruz.

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California Sunshine

Gilroy’s Mediterranean climate means plenty of sunshine and wonderful weather all year long, with an average daytime temperature of 74 degrees. Many event venues offer both outdoor and indoor facilities.

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Go wine tasting at any of the 30+ wineries located along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail

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Shop and save 25-65% on over 145 top brands at Gilroy Premium Outlets

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Find fun Gilroy gifts at Garlic World and Garlic Shoppe.

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Take the kids out for some family fun at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

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Visit downtown Gilroy to sample craft brews and enjoy authentic Mexican food

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Hit the links at the award-winning Eagle Ridge Golf Club or Gilroy Golf Course

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Browse for unique treasures at the charming antique stores and boutiques in downtown Gilroy

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Enjoy historic dining at The Milias Restaurant or Old City Hall in downtown Gilroy

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Pamper yourself at Shag Beauty Bar and the Itty Bitty Boutique

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Go for an invigorating hike or bike ride on any of the scenic trails in and around Gilroy