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Pricing: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Availability: Weddings hosted on the property from
April through to the end of October
Location rental: Includes the use of the terraces,
lawn, and Bridal Ready Room (the “Garden Cottage”), as well
as all outdoor gardens and walkways. You’ll also be happy
to know that Brookside offers a great deal of flexibility
in the set-up of your wedding or other event.
Number of guests: The terrace area comfortably seats
100 – 150.
Accommodations: A quaint storybook Bridal Ready Room
(the “Garden Cottage”), chock full of antiques, is available
for the bridal party as part of the rental package. Additionally,
the Garden Cottage is available for rent ($150/night) as a
Bridal Suite, and/or for the bride and bridesmaids the night
before the wedding.
Restrooms: There is a full restroom in the bride's
cottage. And conveniently located adjacent to your outdoor
setting, wedding guests will find three fully serviced flush
toilets, one of which is wheelchair accessible.
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about our talented and highly recommended in-house DJ, Bill
Timing: You may have use of the site for six hours
for your event, not including set-up time. You are welcome
to come as early as 9 am for set-up.
Weather: Thanks to the large oak shade trees on the
property, and being situated at 1800 feet, the summer temperature
is generally cooler than surrounding areas. There is also
a pleasant breeze most of the time. (In the unlikely case
of rain, which is rare outside the rainy season, you have
the option to rent and erect a large tent on the lawn.)
“Should we have an outdoor wedding?” The staff at Brookside
goes to great lengths to groom the grounds before each event.
However, due to the fact that it is an out-of-doors facility,
there are obviously some things that cannot be controlled.
So if falling leaves, or spring pollen, etc. are something
that will cause you to feel your event has been tarnished,
you may want to consider an indoor location. Again, we take
a great deal of pride in preparing our grounds, but we are
unable to control the presence of wind, insects, falling leaves,
etc. that may occur during or just prior to your event.
The drive: It is a lovely 40-minute scenic drive from
downtown San Diego to Brookside Farm. (Suggestion from a bride:
"For you future brides, I would recommend using a tour
bus to get everyone out there and back to San Diego. We did
and it was well worth the price. Guests arrive at a predictable,
controllable time, they enjoyed the extended party/socializing
opportunity it afforded, and most importantly, everyone arrives
home safely. It really is a scenic drive out there -- you
may as well relax and enjoy that too!")
Parking: Brookside parking facilities can accommodate
80-100 cars. (However you may still want to recommend to your
guests to carpool whenever possible.)
Canopies or tents: Large oak trees and ivy arbors shade
most of the area. There are two large umbrellas available
for your use. The lawn can accommodate a 30' x 40' tent or
Chairs and tables: The listed price includes complimentary
seating for 100 guests. Additional chairs and tables are available
to rent if needed.
Rentals: Additional chairs and tables are available
to rent if needed. Also the “Garden Cottage” is available
for rent ($150/night) as a Bridal Suite, and/or for the bride
and bridesmaids the night before the wedding.
Packages/Vendors: Once you have decided to book an
event at Brookside, we can provide you with a list of preferred
vendors and great wedding packages.
Brookside Farm is operated by Family Care Foundation.
All proceeds from weddings support the charity work of Family Care Foundation, as do car donations. Click here to make a car donation, truck donation, RV donation or boat donation to Donate Car to Charity