Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
121 S White Rd, San Jose, CA 95127, USA
Freedom Hall & Gardens
3910 Freedom Cir, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA

3:00PM - Guests arrive at the church, park, find their way into the church and are seated.

3:30PM - Wedding ceremony begins.

4:00PM - Pictures and.refreshments.

5:15PM - Guests make their way to the reception hall.

5:30PM - Cocktail (half)hour as guests find their table and get settled in.

6:00PM - Grand entrance, followed by toasts, buffet, first dances, cake cutting, special events, and more dancing and celebration.

10:30PM - Bride and Groom leave for the evening.

Hotel Accommodations

Avatar Hotel
4200 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA

We have a room block at Avatar Hotel, which is located 0.8 miles (5-minute drive) from the reception hall. Booking a room through our room block guarantees the rate ($129 +taxes) as long as you book by November 14th.

Method 1: CALL 1-800-586-5691 and mention code "1811GARNER" under the group name of "Rebecca Garner Wedding Block"

Method 2: ONLINE use this Garner Wedding Reservation Link. The date must be November 30th to work. The code "1811GARNER" should already be applied if you use the link.

Problems? There are a limited number of single and double-bedrooms on this room block. If you're unable to book the type of room you wanted, it might be because all the rooms of that type were taken from the room block. DON'T WORRY, just contact Rebecca with the type and number of rooms you need > we will contact the hotel to have them add more rooms > then we will contact you when you can make your reservation :)

The Food

~~~At the Church~~~

[refreshments after ceremony] Donuts and Coffee

~~~At the Hall~~~

[beers] PBR Pabst Blue Ribbon, Coors Light, Modelo Especial, 805, Blue Moon, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Red Trolley Ale, Drakes Hefeweizen, Lagunitas IPA

[wines] Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel, Sparkling Wine, Mimosa

[non-alcoholic] Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Rootbeer, Orange Soda, Lemonade, Iced Tea, Shirley Temple, Roy Rogers, OJ, Cranberry Juice, Strawberry or Vanilla Italian Sodas, Sparkling Apple Cider, Water

[pre-buffet, at the bar] Fresh Vegetable Display (carrot, celery, mushroom buttons, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, summer squash)

[buffet - salads] Caesar Salad, Spinach Salad, Summer Garden Green Salad

[buffet - fruit, veg, bread] Fresh Fruit (pineapple, strawberries, cantaloupe, honey dew), Lemon Pepper Zucchini and Squash, Dinner rolls with Butter

[buffet - entrees] Chicken Madeira, Pine Nut Rice Pilaf, Cajun Alfredo Pasta, Fresh Marinara Pasta

Photo Sharing via The Guest app

To make sharing photos easy, we've signed up on an app called The Guest and invite you all to use the app as well.

- Use the invite link:

- Install The Guest app > Give your name and phone number > provide the verification code you were texted > allow notifications and always share options > click JOIN on the Rebecca & Chris' Wedding event.