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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.

If you are an estate or venue manager looking to generate more business for your estate venue sign up for basic and premium listings and receive qualified leads directly to your mailbox.

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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Weddings don’t always have to be a serious affair.  Play up your fun side!  Here are a few ideas to make your wedding unique and lighthearted!

Play dress up!

Photo booths are a fun new way to document your wedding! At the end of the day you will have a guestbook filled with pictures of relatives and friends dressed up in bizarre attire and props!  Who knew that your Aunt Martha would look so good in those oversized shades!

Style Me Pretty - Katie Osgood Photography - Photo Booth Props

Photo Booth Props

Edible lip and mustache cake pops can enhance your guests’ photo booth experience and taste great too!

lip & mustache cake pops from Tailored Sweets

Edible Cake Pop Props

Superheros to save the day!

Never grew out of that comic book/graphic novel phase?  Create a signature drink menu and name them after your favorite superhero!

Green Wedding Shoes - Jagger Photography - Customized Superhero Drinks

Signature Drinks with Superhero Names

 I’d like S’more please!

Party favors don’t have to be boring!  Create your own box of S’mores kit for your guests to take home.

Twig & Thistle - S'more Kit

DIY S'more Kit

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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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The Cape Cod Estate

This charming estate, located just north of Los Angeles, will transport your guests to Cape Cod. With its pristine gardens and charming exterior, guests can relax in the California sunshine surrounded by beautiful foliage.

Casa Corinna

Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, the Casa Corinna features a beautiful poolside garden setting as well as views of surrounding vineyards. With several outdoor living rooms, this property is ideal for weddings and private events which are looking for a backyard vineyard aesthetic.

 The Emma Estate

With its rose gardens, breathtaking ceremony backdrops, and the charm of an Austen novel, this Rancho Santa Fe estate is an idyllic romantic garden location that is sure to charm your guests. With the glow of market lighting and the property’s lush landscaping, this property is the perfect warm and welcoming summer outdoor wedding location.

The Valentino

The Valentino seems to capture a certain feeling of a Southern wedding. The property features an equestrian center and a park-like setting with sprawling lawns and willow trees. With the ability to host a ceremony along side the property’s private lake, this expansive estate has the perfect relaxed environment for any event, large or small.

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Have you ever considered having an estate event with us but you aren’t sure what to expect?

We’ve put together a list of things to keep in mind when planning an estate wedding with Estate Weddings and Events!

 

Some of the pros:

  1. You get the intimacy and privacy of having a garden wedding, without worrying about all the prep work and cleanup associated with having it in your own backyard!
  2. Break away from traditional hotel reception halls and their restrictions, and find a stunning estate of your dreams! (See our previous blog entry on our top 5 reasons to pick an estate vs. hotel.)
  3. Customize every aspect of your event from your linens to catering and beverage services, without anyone dictating your options to you.
  4. Ranch properties are a great blank slate to get your creative juices flowing, bring in tenting or dance the evening away under the glow of our market lighting, the possibilities are endless!
  5. The estate is available to you for a total of 12 hours on your special day, and usually 5 of which are for your event time, but additional hours can always be added on, and customized requests are always welcome.
  6. Holding both your wedding and reception at the estate will be more convenient for both you and your guests and will give you more time to spend with one another.
  7. We provide staffing to manage the estate on your wedding day to ensure that everything goes smoothly on the property.
  8. We provide special events insurance which protects both the homeowners and the clients in case of property damage.

Some of the cons:

  1. Although music at the majority of our venues must end at 10pm due to noise ordinance laws, that either means you have more time to go out afterward, or spend some quality pre-honeymoon time with your new spouse!
  2. Expect to pay more for a private estate than you would for a traditional hotel/reception hall venue.  You will need to bring in everything including tables and chairs, lighting, dancefloor, to some more unusual rentals like luxury restroom rentals, generators, and build out kitchens for your caterer.
  3. In case of bad weather, you might have to leave room in the budget to bring in tenting to keep your guests dry and warm for any outdoor weddings.
  4. We require either valet or shuttle service at our estates, but some estates only have a shuttle option as there is not enough space for all of the guests to park at the venue.

Next week we will have some Frequently Asked Questions answered for you regarding having your event at a private estate.

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