Getting Married in the Mother Lode

It is no secret that the cost of….well….EVERYTHING…… is going up!  Gas, food, clothing, entertainment, and just the general cost of living has skyrocketed, while jobs seem to be few and far between.  The wedding industry has felt the pain as well, and if you haven’t already noticed, many venues have had to raise their cost….especially in popular areas such as the Wine Country, and the larger cities.

For those brides living in Central and Northern California, I have a suggestion.  Take a look at our Mother Lode Region at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The Mother Lode area is a breathtakingly beautiful area of California, with a wide range of activities for you and your guests,  and scenery that provides a perfect backdrop for your wedding day!

Here in Murphys, Ca. (, we offer everything from the most elegant venue, to the very affordable indoor and outdoor locations.  Just up the highway is Calaveras Big Trees State Park, where you can get married amongst ancient Redwood Trees.  If a winter wedding is more your style, check out Bear Valley Ski Resort for fun on the slopes!  In Arnold, The Black Bear Inn provides a high sierra cabin architecture and beautiful cozy and warm rooms that will be sure to take the chill off a snowy winter’s day, or cool you down in the warm summer temps, (  Even our public park in downtown Murphys offers an outdoor rustic feel along side the beautiful river.  There’s even a gazebo in which to hold your ceremony, cake, or DJ, during the reception!  While it is a public park, it is plenty large enough to accommodate wedding guests and town visitors alike!

If you would like more information on Mother Lode Weddings, please leave a comment, and a phone number or email so I can provide you with the information you are looking for.  The above mentioned venues are just a sampling of what our area can provide for you and your guests.  In addition to nature’s beauty and affordable venues, our area has a bounty of top-notch restaurants, caterers, spas, florists, music, etc, to make your day complete.  Let me help!  You can email at or phone 209 768-8485.  Let Silver Leaf Events guide you through one of the most incredible areas of California!  🙂

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1 Response to Getting Married in the Mother Lode

  1. Camilla says:

    As a Wedding and Event Planner, here is how I chagre.- Flat fee ~ I have a starting flat fee. I have a specific budgeted range that I work best with for a Wedding. For other events, I have a flat fee established per each type of event.- Hourly ~ I use hourly rates on small events I may book that may not require alot of time and resources. – A percentage of the whole job ~ This becomes more relevant for me when it is a very large event.Each event is different and I have a questionnaire that helps me identify 95% of what I need to know before I officially quote the project. Thanks for touching on the pricing structure!

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