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Private Estate Weddings – Intimate unique wedding locations available for Weddings and Events

Estate Weddings and Events offers unique private estates available for weddings from San Diego California to South Africa. Whether you are looking for an intimate setting for 30 guests or a large Mansion rental for 500. Estate Weddings and Events has it all.

Estate Weddings offers Ranch weddings, Farm weddings, Modern Weddings, Mansions, Villas, and Unique venues. Please contact us today for your dream wedding Venue.

Contact http://www.estateweddingsandevents.com today for your wedding venue.

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Happy birthday to E.W.E!  We are very excited to announce that we have officially launched our new Estate Weddings and Events website just in time for our fourth birthday!

Not only is the site more user friendly and visually appealing, we have added a lot of exciting new features.  Estate Weddings and Events is now not only a source for exclusive estate locations, but is now a resource tool for private estate rentals including new blogs, noteworthy events, and the option to search for estate locations.

The All New Estate Weddings and Events

With the launch of our new website, we also have a new blog.  You can view the new blog here!  The information that is found here will still be available to you, but for future updates, be sure to bookmark our new blog for event ideas and updates about new properties!  Please be sure to let us know your feedback about the new site!

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Let’s face it. The economy is still struggling, and those of us with our heads above water are only taking minor breaks between bouts of treading water. We’ll be the first to admit that celebrating the milestones of life or thanking a company that’s performed some major hustle over the past few years isn’t something to toss aside. While some may be in a bad spot financially, that doesn’t mean we appreciate one another any less.

This year, be a part of the merriment by renting out your own personal home or vacation home to all those still feeling the joy! Why simply watch couples tie the knot on weTV or hear about lavish corporate parties with champagne towers when you can be a part of them? Here are five reasons renting your home with Estate Weddings and Events not only expands your wallet but your grin.

Chateau de Beverly Hills

1.  Earn Extra Income

Whether you’re gainfully employed or run the house with all it’s bells and whistles, your house can become a very lucrative transaction or excess income. Renting your home for a week can definitely put some money in your pocket. Renting your home for one day often generates the same amount of income if not more. Why skip town for a full weekend when you can take the afternoon off, return home and sleep well knowing you were a big part of a fabulous evening!

2. Write off home improvements

We all have a laundry list of home improvements that we just can’t seem to squeeze into our schedules. Always wanted to replace that old tired tile work for brand new terracotta? Thinking the bathroom needs a pick me up? When renting out your home for a private event, these to-dos can get placed back at the top of your list! By improving your home for your business, you can count these expenses as a tax right off!

3. Tax Free income?

Want to rent out your personal home without spending too long away? Legally, if you rent out your full-time residence for less than 15 days in one year, this generated revenue is not considered a business and is 100% tax free! I know, one of the few times hearing a lot about figures and numbers is a good thing!

4. Hassle Free 

Already thought about renting but confused by all the legal jargon? No problem, If you qualify for an exclusive listing not only do we know all of the zoning laws backwards and forwards but we handle all of the necessary paperwork. Heck, after some specifications by you, the homeowner, when you begin working with us, the rest is entirely smooth sailing. We know what you want, what you don’t want and exactly what you’d like out of the event so leave all of the negotiations, the contracts, the staff, and of course, the clean-up to us. Grab a glass of wine, watch those old episodes of Law and Order SVU you’ve been meaning to catch up on and have that much more money in your bank account simply for relaxing.

5.  Advertise your Home

Planning on selling your home in the near future? We know it may be a while, so allow us to make your home the next big topic of conversation. Ever wonder how they make those extravagant and hyper-realistic sets of Hollywood blockbusters? We’ve worked with a variety of studios and film productions to bring their projects to life. Trust us, it feels pretty awesome seeing your backyard on screen as the deluxe hotel relaxation station. Who wouldn’t want to seriously consider living in a home like that fresh on the market?

6.  Give Back

Whether yours concerns animals, children, health or more, we all have a charity that strikes a special chord in our heart. For some, this may involve donating time, funds or an afternoon to assist in hands on work toward this unbelievable cause. For home owners who list their homes as the ideal event space, this may also include helping out a non-profit in a BIG way. While plenty of these companies may have the notoriety of for-profit businesses, it doesn’t mean their budgets share any of the same DNA. Donate your estate or provide further cost incentive for these altruistic celebrations and be a part of something tremendous. It’s more than opening your heart, it’s opening your home.

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Think this is something you’d like to learn more about? We’d love to hear from you! Shoot us an email over to info@estateeventgroup.com  and we’ll gladly give you further information. Event aficionados by nature, we also dabble in landscape and architecture appreciation. Give us a call, we’d love to hear more about your wonderful home!

Villa Bali Infinity

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Whether in the office, out on site tours, or working actual events, the staff at Estate Weddings and Events/ Estate Event Group are concerned with everything estates. Given that each of us have our own specific tastes, preferences, and experiences, we thought that we would share what estates are our favorites. Read on (in the multi-part series) to hear from the people behind the estates…

 

Willa Kroll (Northern California Representative): The Caballo Estate in Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara County

“Being a woman from Northern California, I preface my favoritism for the Caballo Estate with a dash of known bias sprinkled on top.  Regardless of this inconsequential fact, I think many would agree the Caballo is quite simply “picture perfect.” The crisp beauty of tan shingles adorning this classic barn-style home allows for quite the variety of events. Whether you feel at home in a Martha’s Vineyard ranch sipping a glass of chilled wine and viewing a rousing game of Cricket or the centerpieces for your family-style dining consist of tin watering cans filled with sunflowers, you’re in the right place. Admittedly jumping the gun, I’ve secretly planned my engagement photos atop a few barrels of hay smiling at the camera with a dozen yellow roses scattered around. ”

 

Brittany Steele (Central Coast Event Coordinator): The Abbey Estate in Montecito, Santa Barbara

“My favorite estate is the Abbey. I think the ocean views are breathtaking and make for the perfect photo setting for a couple exchanging their vows. Candle lights and vases of flowers around the pool provide for a most romantic landscape against the setting sun. After the sun sets and the party starts, dancing under the stars with the twinkly lights in the trees is extremely enchanting. The Abbey estate is not only impressive and beautiful but it provides you with the privacy you would want for a special intimate event. The entire setting should be described as upscale fairy tale.”

 

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Planning an event at a private estate can be very fulfilling, but there are so many questions that come up along the way.  We wanted to focus a bit on catering an event at a private estate and what questions you should be asking your venue!

Can I bring in my own caterer?

  • Although, catering and beverage service is often provided in house, many private estates will have a preferred catering list which will have different vendors available with a variety of menu options and pricing and can customize to your specifications.  Many venues will allow outside catering as long as they are a licensed and insured.

If I have religious or cultural guidelines or special dietary concerns, do I have to go through your catering service?

  • Most estates will allow you to bring in your own catering service in this case, and may wave any outside catering fee.

My guest count is very small, do I have to pay the outside catering fee if I decide to use my own caterer?

  • Many venues only charge for outside catering when you reach a certain amount of guests.  Usually the fee is only assessed when the guest count reaches around 75 guests and above.

Will the caterer have access to the kitchen?

  • Every estate varies, but some will allow limited access to the kitchen.  Others will need to have a build out kitchen set up on the estate (oftentimes the garage).  Keep room in your budget for your caterer to bring in their own appliances for the build out kitchen.

Are there food and beverage minimums?

  • Ask your venue if they have any food and beverage minimums.  Some venues will have minimums that you must meet that might be well above what you were planning on spending.  Private estate events typically are much more flexible than traditional banquet halls and do not have food and beverage minimums, which leaves you with more freedom to spend that money on something else.

Can I bring my own alcohol or add my favorite beverage to the menu?

  • If you have a specific brand of wine or signature cocktail that you would like served, most services allow you to customize their beverage menu.  Some estates may let you bring in your own alcohol for a lower fee, while they still provide the bartenders and the non-alcoholic drink options.

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