After rescheduling, losing our original venue, and then adjusting to a one year anniversary party vow renewal, Venue 808 eliminated all our worries and blew us away. They have such a unique space and will make all your celebration dreams come t...
rue. The bridal suite was stunning - modern decor and plenty of natural light. The groom's suite was also fabulous - comfy furniture and lots of space. We opted to have our ceremony between the olive trees and leave the school house/chapel closed for most of the party - we used it for some alone time during cocktail hour and bridal party socializing after the first look. Highly recommend! We had cocktail hour near the main bar, dinner at the built in tables, and dancing between the trees! The movement from one part of the celebration to another was flawless. By the time cocktail hour was winding down, the whole ceremony area had been transformed for dinner and dancing. We also had another bar closer to the dance floor to make sure lines didn't form - and they didn't! Outstanding service! While the unique beauty of this venue is impossible to ignore, the behind the scenes dedication cannot go unmentioned. The prices are reasonable (especially with its STELLAR location), the included services are solid (we were able to leave items at the venue during rehearsal because there was not an event/the air conditioning is fabulous/all the facilities are immaculate), and the staff is the best I've experienced. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!
Social Tap does their catering. Here is my review on Social Tap Catering: Hire them.... NOW!
The attention to detail, high quality, outstanding service, and overall tastiness of Social Tap cannot be countered! Food and drinks were our number one priority for our wedding celebration. We went with four tray passed apps: buffalo chicken sliders, egg rolls, ahi tuna cones, and teriyaki chicken skewers. For dinner, we skipped the salad and served plated short rib and chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetables for the meat eaters. For the vegans, we had a ratatouille over brown rice. We received compliments all night about the delicious food and OUTSTANDING servers. They were enjoying the celebration just as much as the guests, and it created such a loving, joyful environment.
Milk and cookies were displayed for dessert and several guests admitted to eating more than they should have... they were just too delicious!
We even had our rehearsal dinner at their brick and mortar! The taco bar was divine, and chips with salsa/guac were on the tables for us when we arrived. They reserved the enclosed patio for us, and even with a Padres vs Dodgers game going on, we were treated like royalty.
We felt heard, respected, and supported through the entire process! I will forever recommend Social Tap and celebrate the remarkable experience we had with Brant and his team! THANK YOU!