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Ask The Expert: Most Stylish Places To Get Married In Sacramento


Kate Miller
Kate Miller Events
1808 Q St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(888) 808-5283

Entertaining was a big part of Kate Miller's family dynamic growing up, so it should come as no surprise that her event consulting and design firm has been a great success. In addition to being an award-winning event and wedding planner, she is the national volunteer coordinator for Wish Upon a Wedding, a nonprofit group that provides free weddings for couples dealing with terminal illness or other catastrophic situations.

Miller is definitely the expert on finding the perfect – and unexpected - location for your special day.


The Crest Theater
1013 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-5189

If the bride and groom are film buffs or went to a movie on their first date, Miller suggests a wedding at The Crest. The gilded art deco interior sets a glamorous vintage mood, and black-and-white formal wear is particularly suited for film noir. Show the world you love one another with a romantic message on the marquis outside and then get married on stage. Perhaps even reenact the wedding scene from your favorite flick.

California Automobile Museum

California Automobile Museum
2200 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 442-6802

California State Railroad Museum
125 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-6645

Miller suggests being wed at a location that "is a conversation piece for your guests." California's automobile and railroad museums in Sacramento fit the bill and both have facilities available for weddings. In addition to being a unique and creative choice, Miller says it could be a good way to increase the involvement of grooms who are mechanically inclined. And talk about photo opportunities; imagine the happy couple on a Southern Pacific locomotive from the '40s or having their reception aboard an antique train. Or pose with classic and powerful cars, from a 1912 Cadillac to NASCAR and Indy racers and sip champagne by Malcolm Forbes' Lamborghini Countach.

verge arts
Verge Center for the Arts
625 S St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 448-2985

Couples that dream of being wed in a unique, modern setting can take advantage of Sacramento's strong art community. Miller says visually striking settings for weddings are always memorable. Whether your taste runs to classic paintings, minimalist design, quirky sculpture or mixed media pieces, there is a gallery that suits your personal taste. Best of all, there will be plenty for guests to see and discuss.

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courtyard d'oro

Courtyard D'Oro
1107 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 552-2940
www.courtyarddoro.comFor a true Sacramento experience, look no further than the Courtyard D'Oro. The open-air brick courtyard is part of a hotel built in Old Sacramento during the gold rush in 1853, and the spot is perfect for anyone's vision of romance. From candlelit elegance and sophistication to a secret garden atmosphere with a floral arbor and tinkling fountains, Miller says the Courtyard D'Oro is guaranteed to please.

Atop the Sacramento Grand Ballroom

629 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-2709

The historic ballroom is a known spot for majestic chandeliers and high ceilings for elegant weddings and receptions. But for those whose love soars to the stars, Miller suggests the roof of the venerable building. The rooftop offers a gorgeous atrium, seemingly endless greenery and flowers and an unparalleled view of the blue Sacramento sky. The effect, says Miller, is one you probably don't expect to find in the middle of a contemporary city.

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Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers animals and community issues. She has volunteered and worked for many organizations helping animals and people.
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