It was our first time at the event space at Fruitcraft, a fermentary, distillery, cidery and kombuchery (and many other ery's) in Hillcrest, a central business district of San Diego. Walking in off the street, you're welcomed into a large, open-concept type of event space, where you can pretty much pick your design. Of course, this is a beverage joint, so there is a large bar ready to serve guests.
There are plants everywhere, and the light from the patio draws your attention out back, where the wedding ceremony was held.
Our ensemble fit right in on the side of the ceremony site, and we could easily be heard by everyone. Providing live music for a Fruitcraft wedding is really a nice touch, since everything there is so intimate. Just a shout out and thank you to our couple Brendan and Michelle for having us there, and supporting live music! We can't wait to return to this venue in the future.
As a member of Weddings of Distinction, I have an awesome opportunity to travel all over San Diego and experience highlights of wedding and event venues. For our February meeting, we visited Stone Brewery in Escondido, and I was blown away by their property. I highly recommend checking this place out if you are looking for any number of the following attributes:
It had been probably upwards of 10 years since my last visit to Stone Escondido. Having been married myself 3 years ago at Stone Liberty Station, that was the place I normally returned to, even if infrequently. I just don't like beer...and Stone has amazing beer (so I'm told) but I've never had much of a taste for alcohol.
The Weddings of Distinction group met in their upstairs event space, which is indoors but has it's own secluded patio as well, and I believe they can seat around 80 people up there. The upstairs overlooks the gardens from the patio, and has this really cool view into the tasting room from the top of the stairs:
Dan is the bassoonist & one of the founders of the LCQ.