news + press :: june’s meeting at stone brewing company

Stone Brewing Co. is one of San Diego’s finest beer breweries, yet many do not realize that at the brewery’s main location in Escondido, CA, there is ample indoor and outdoor space for weddings and events!  So, for June’s Weddings of Distinction meeting, the group traveled to North County San Diego and enjoyed a spectacular buffet lunch and beer pairing in one of the brewery’s main meeting rooms.  Not bad for a Tuesday afternoon!

Upon arriving in the space, guests were welcomed by the vocals the group’s newest vocalist, Celeste Barbier.  She is an amazing Jazz/Blues/Retro-style singer and performer.  Her voice is soothing, and her style was the perfect accompaniment to the meeting’s “cocktail” and networking hour!

After some time to talk and tour the grounds, lunch was served, buffet-style. Pairings and tasters were available to those that wanted to day-drink, and for those that had to go back to work, non-alcholic options were available!  We had a guest who spoke to the group about managing money for small business, so besides being social, we also learned something to take with us on our ways.

It was a great afternoon.  We ate; we drank; we networked.  We are thrilled to have Stone Brewing Co. as a member of our group!  Not only does Stone offer delicious craft beer, but for those beer enthusiasts getting married, a wedding at Stone Brewery, whether in Escondido or one of their other San Diego locations, may just be the perfect fit!

Weddings of Distinction_June 2016 Meeting

Photos courtesy of McGuire Photography

luxury dining at vintana restaurant :: september meeting was all about style

North County San Diego is not a area where Weddings of Distinction members venture too often, so when the opportunity to visit Vintana Wine + Dine in Escondido presented itself for our September meeting, it was a welcome experience into a restaurant that is one of San Diego’s finest!

Located in a rather unconventional location, above the Lexus car dealership in Escondido, CA, Vintana Wine + Dine  is not affiliated with Lexus, but rather The Centre.  The Centre is a space that hosts the restaurant on top, the Lexus dealership on the bottom, and in-between, professional offices, galleries and shops.  It is quite a unique space!

Lunch was served in one of the private banquet rooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows that gave us a stunning view of life below.  With the mountains in the backdrop, yet the conveniences of commercial life close by, it is easy to forget where you are for a moment.  Plus, with the exquisite taste of the food (surf & turf) and dessert, all we can say is WOW!

In our “Tips from the Pros” segment, we heard from two members representing our wedding venues, and they shared some insight with the group about what it is like representing the actual wedding location.  Big responsibilities!

The afternoon ended with a tour of the space.  For many who had been to this location before, it was further proof that this restaurant is special; and for those who first time was then, going back is a must!!

Wedding location in Escondido