Celebrate

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

Gilroy is an ideal location for weddings, corporate events, family reunions, birthday parties, and other special occasions. You’ll find numerous scenic venues in Gilroy and surrounding areas for any size gathering, plus affordable lodging options—and plenty for your guests to see and do while they’re in town!

Browse through the list below to find vendors, venues, and everything you need to plan your perfect wedding or other special event!

Cakes and Bakeries

Josephine’s Bakery

383 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

 

Josephine's Bakery and Cafe is a family operated Bakery & Café.

Rebekah's Culinary Academy

290 I O O F Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Kneaded is more than your typical bakery. We're a training ground. Our bakery employs disadvantaged youth from Rebekah Children's Services Culinary Academy. Each of our products is prepared by our apprentices in our commercial kitchen from scratch with quality ingredients. With every purchase of our baked goods, you are helping us reach our mission of "bettering lives, one pastry at a time."

Catering Services

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.

Just in Thyme Catering

433 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

We specialize in multi-ethnic California cuisine, and the abundant agriculture of the Bay Area allows our Chef’s the freedom to incorporate variety and diversity into all of her dishes. We use a licensed commercial kitchen for preparing food, and we cook on-site to ensure the highest possible quality. For outdoor events we bring our mobile cooking equipment with us. This on-site preparation helps us maintain the integrity of our flavors, and it ensures that the finished product demonstrates the excellence our clients deserve. In addition, all of our staff members are trained in food safety and are certified food handlers.

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 wine's

Family Friendly: Family friendly environment for all ages

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

Dresses/Tuxedos & Accessories

IVORI Boutique

7490 Monterey Street
Gilroy, California 95020

Lifestyle & Fashion Boutique

Mafalda's Bridal & Tuxedo

7499 Monterey Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

A one stop shop, servicing you for all of your special occasions. Wedding gowns, Bridesmaids dresses, Tuxedo Rental, Quince gowns, and all other occasions. Alterations on site.

Florists

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.

Franks Garden Florist

401 First St.

Gilroy, CA 95020

At Frank's Garden Florist, they go the extra mile to ensure your flowers are more than a memory. Their wedding consultants can offer lots of beautiful style suggestions in an effort to create the overall look you hope to achieve.

Gilroy Flower Shop

47 Fifth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Gilroy Flower Shop is committed to creating beautiful flower arrangements and floral gifts for any occasion. From Anniversary and Birthday flowers, to Valentine’s and Mother’s Day flowers, Gilroy Flower Shop has the best selection of floral designs for every unique occasion. As a top florist in Gilroy, CA, each of our floral arrangements get the time and personalized attention they deserve.

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

Hello Gorgeous Salon

60 Fourth Street, Suite 105
Gilroy, CA 95020

Hello Gorgeous Salon has some of the best bridal stylists and makeup artists in the area. From classic looks to contemporary our stylists can help you achieve the look you want for you and your entire bridal party.

Liliy Paulina

8010 Wayland Ln
Suite 2C
Gilroy, CA 95020

Liliy 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.

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 timely and you won't have to worry about a thing. Plus, we also do Bridal Hair & Makeup!

Shag Salon

64 5th Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Shag Salon is an Aveda concept salon, using 98% organic hair. skin and body products and 97% naturally derived color. Our stylists are well trained in their art and continue ongoing education with Aveda, keeping up to date with the latest hair and makeup trends. We listen intently to each guest, giving them a style that best fits their features and lifestyle, with an atmosphere that is both friendly and inviting.

Officiants

Sweet Pea Weddings

781 Tatum Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

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

Photographers

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.

Majesta Patterson Weddings & Portraits

I'm a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer in Northern California.

Rosemay Rideout Photography

Your wedding is a unique event; it is the bringing together of two people and their family and loved ones to witness the sharing of your marriage vows. This day is the fulfillment of months of planning and organizing, down to the smallest detail. Rosemay Rideout Photography understands how important it is for you to completely trust your photographer with documenting the day. Rest assured, it is her passion to capture the story of your day as it unfolds.

Venues

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.

Fernwood Cellars

7137 Redwood Retreat Road
Gilroy, Ca 95020

Redwood Retreat at Fernwood Cellars is a touch majestic, romantically picturesque, and ruggedly serene. There is a sense of timelessness—of being in another world you didn't know existed. Your guests will be seated in the midst of towering redwoods as they wait for you to make your way down the path where the two most important words will be spoken…“I do!”

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.

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

3050 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

The park has become a very popular wedding destination and is also a fun choice for school dances and corporate events. Three beautiful locations within the park make for picture-perfect ceremonies, from small intimate gatherings to large events for up to 450 guests.

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.

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.

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. Please call our Event Department today for details on our Wedding Packages or for help in creating your special day with us.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rosewood Cordevalle

1 Cordevalle Club Drive
San Martin , Ca 95046

All of Rosewood CordeValle's venues offer natural light and a patio or terrace. With endless choices for entertainment, guests will never be far from the excitement. The celebrated golf course is just the beginning...other options include spa treatments, wine tastings and tours, hiking trails and a variety of other activities to create unforgettable memories.

Seeker Vineyard

11755 Turlock Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046

A great winery with an elegant but rustic setting for your most special days!

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.

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.

Willey Cultural Center (Willey House)

140 Fifth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

This beautiful historic house is a great location for an intimate backyard event.

Wedding Planners

Jennilynn Events

Gilroy, CA 95020

Jennilynn's Events was founded 8 years ago, but Jen has been dreaming of weddings her entire life. Her first job was with a catering company, and she eventually went on to culinary school. After several years in food management, she decided to make a change and pursue her passion.

Jennilynn's Events is a preferred vendor at The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Nestldown, and The Fitz Place. The team has worked at numerous venues around the Bay Area, and specializes in outdoor, back yard and park weddings.

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 timely and you won't have to worry about a thing. Plus, we also do Bridal Hair & Makeup!

Plan a Wedding Weekend Itinerary

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Find fun Gilroy gifts at Garlic World and Garlic Shoppe.

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

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

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

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

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

Pamper yourself at Shag Beauty Bar and the Itty Bitty Boutique

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