Welcome to our wedding information page!
David and Dianna - September 15, 2022 - Pismo Beach, CA
We can't wait to share our favorite 3 day weekend getaway destination with the people we love. Please note that we understand the distance and cost do not make it possible for everyone to attend, but we wanted to make sure our closest family and friends know they are welcome to join us for an intimate beach ceremony and dinner in Pismo Beach, Ca. We have a very limited space for guests (like 25 or less) so please don't feel obligated to attend if the travel doesn't work for you. We will keep you with us in spirit and know you are sending well wishes our way. If you believe you are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible as we have additional people we would like to include if space is available for them. Please email Dianna at [email protected] to let us know if you intend to come or know you wont be able to join us.
If you are able to join us here is what’s in store:
Wednesday Sept 14 Time TBD: Evening Welcome BBQ at our hotel (Sea Crest Inn-CLICK HERE FOR DISCOUNT computers work best). No one wants to hunt for dinner after a long day of travelling! Feel free to join us for a BBQ on the hotel grounds overlooking the ocean. There are guest use BBQ's available, fire pits to warm you and hot tubs to enjoy if you would like. We will provide the main course, a few sides and drinks, but feel free to bring any of your favorite drinks or foods if you would like.
Thursday Sept 15 (Wedding Day!) Time TBD: Explore Pismo Beach as much as you'd like before our late afternoon wedding ceremony on the beach below our hotel. Approximately 3 flights of stairs lead down to the beach, where we will have a standing ceremony surrounded by all of you. It will be a simple gathering, officiated by a great friend of ours. We do not plan to have seating unless we have anyone who is not comfortable standing for the duration of the short ceremony. Please let us know if that's you so we can make sure you are comfortable!
After the ceremony we will stay on the beach for photos while our guests walk back up to the hotel and travel a few miles into town for a dinner reception at Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant. We will be in the outdoor garden so bring a light jacket. Heaters will be available but there can still be a chill in the air as this is the Central California coast in September.
Friday Sept 16th: for those who choose to stay and explore the area more, we will move north to Paso Robles for lunch and wine tasting and at 2 or 3 of our favorite wineries. There are hundreds of wineries to explore in the area. Feel free to make your own tasting tour or meet up with us at our scheduled stops. We will be hosting and making reservations for our wedding party and immediate family, however most of the area wineries will only allow reservations for parties up to 6-10 people. Because of this we will ask that those of you not in our immediate travel group make your own reservation at each winery. Once we have our exact times and locations we will share the information so that you can make reservations for the same time frame.
At the moment we have chosen to start at Opollo Vineyards for lunch and tasting. They serve a variety of wood fired pizzas, salads and snack platters. Their wines are some of our favorites and for the non wine loving guests, they also have a distillery with spirits tastings on site.
We plan to end our day at Daou Vineyards where the views are as beautiful as the wines.
We suggest that you change hotels to one in Paso Robles for Friday night if you plan to wine taste and stay Friday and beyond. Paso Robles is a 40-45 minute drive north of Pismo Beach. Staying in Paso Robles is more convenient for travel and the hotels cost a bit less on the weekends.
See Helpful links below for Paso Robles Hotel information.
Saturday Sept 17th: We’re off for some private time together so you’re on your own! Head home or explore the area we love so much. There are countless wineries to explore, golfing, beachcombing and seaside shops to enjoy.
Please check back here for more info as our plans evolve.
Lodging in this area books up quickly. We suggest you make your reservations early!
Pismo Beach lodging
Seacrest Inn Hotel: CLICK HERE for our group discount. This booking system works far better on a desktop or laptop computer. Is funky on a mobile device!
Hilton brands lodging (Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Embassy Suites)
San Luis Obispo lodging (15 minutes north of Pismo, better hotel rates!)
Best Western Royal Oak Hotel https://www.royaloakhotel.com/
Paso Robles Lodging
Paso Robles Inn: https://www.pasoroblesinn.com/
The Oaks Hotel & Suites (has restaurant bar onsite): https://www.choicehotels.com/california/paso-robles/ascend-hotels/caf12?mc=llgoxxpx
Holiday Inn Express: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/paso-robles/prbca/hoteldetail
Adelaide Inn: https://www.adelaideinn.com/
Best Western Plus Black Oak https://www.bestwesternblackoak.com/
To see what other wineries the area has to offer you can visit https://pasowine.com/
For our guests who prefer to travel in their RV's here are a few local RV Parks:
Note: Paso Robles Wine country consists of small, winding roads and no RV parking at wineries. If you're traveling with your RV and want to go wine tasting you will need to detach (for trailers), bring a tow behind car, Uber or plan to carpool with friends for the day.
Pismo Coast Village approx $69-79 per night https://pismocoastvillage.com/
Coastal Dunes RV Park and Campground approx $50 per night https://slocountyparks.com/camp/coastal-dunes/
Paso Robles RV Ranch https://www.roverpass.com/c/paso-robles-rv-ranch-paso-robles-ca?fbclid=IwAR3vTGPdQXfk1IFqASBKiV3RInnLOAkEbiWj_X0QQYA-6tSoQQVUqxVYWtQ
Call 805-237-8685 for reservations
Suggested Travel route to Pismo Beach:
Google Maps show 2 routes...I-5 or US101. We have driven both and suggest the I-5 route. The US101 route heading South out of the bay area is beautiful, however it gets very congested and has heavy traffic causing slow downs from the bay area down through Salinas. These slow downs can add an hour or more to your travel time. The I-5 route is an easier drive with more services and faster flowing traffic. (I-5 south to Kettleman City. US Hwy 41 [becomes Hwy 46] west to Paso Robles. Connect to US101 South in Paso Robles)
Want to take the long way home and Explore? Hwy 1 is beautiful between San Luis Obispo and Monterey (weather and road conditions depending). There are many places to explore, such as Morrow Bay, Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Point Lobos State Park, Pebble Beach, Monterey....the options are endless!