Vendor Highlight: Cavallo Point, The Lodge at the Golden Gate

Set in an idyllic location on the San Francisco Bay at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, Cavallo Point offers unique historic and contemporary option for weddings, events, and getaways. Here at Andrew Weeks Photography, we think the folks at Cavallo are among the best of the best and we have the pics and interviews to prove it below! Over the years, we’ve had nothing but the most fantastic experience working with the dedicated and uber-talented staff of planners and executors, movers and shakers at Cavallo Point. Thus, we are thrilled to share their venue, their thoughts, and the opportunity to learn more about this San Francisco Bay Area gem with you: our friends, family, clients, and readers! Read on for a true treat…

 Cavallo Point Mission Blue Lounge as photographed by Andrew Weeks

To bring you the latest and greatest, we spoke with Jessica Winthrop, Catering and Event Sales Manager, to find out more about her role at Cavallo and to learn a bit about the history of the historic beauty itself…

Here is what Jessica had to say about Cavallo Point and it’s rich history as a destination for weddings and events…


“Cavallo Point itself, is made up of a group of Colonial Revival Style Officer’s houses turned guest rooms, nestled at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge.  If there is a more stunning setting for a wedding, I have not yet found it! The proximity to the city makes it easy for guests coming in from the airport, and site seeing is a breeze, with our location just minutes from San Francisco via the Golden Gate.  However, the laid back feel channels the wine county which is also not too long a drive for a group excursion.  Through our activities department,  groups can arrange for fun lawn games like bocce and croquet, guided hikes, or kayaking trips.  There is always something to do nearby.”

Cavallo Point Views as Photographed by Andrew Weeks

Of course we wanted to hear more about Jessica’s own journey with Cavallo Point (and you should too! She might just be helping you plan your wedding someday!)….Here is what Jessica had to say:

“Cavallo Point and I have been together since the Summer of 2008.  This property spoke to me from the moment I stumbled across it. With its amazing green initiatives, beautiful historically accurate but classic restoration, and of course, the views, I was awe-struck.  I have greatly enjoyed working with couples and their weddings here, as I have found that across the board, an incredibly special group of people choose to get married here.  Truly, there is no greater honor than being entrusted with executing a beautiful wedding for a couple.  Although many of my couples choose to use a wedding planner (which I highly recommend), I so enjoy getting all of the on-site details right for them starting with the contract, and continuing through to the fun items like the food selection process, and detailing out the room set-ups and plans.  Of course the best part of all is watching it all come together on the wedding day!” We couldn’t agree more! We really like the part where the pictures get taken!

Cavallo Point as Photographed by Andrew Weeks

Finally, we asked Jessica what trends she’s noticed at Cavallo. To this, she replied:

 “One of the fun things is watching wedding set-ups change.  Last year we did multiple tented weddings on our Mission Blue Lawn, while this year the most popular combination was our Verbena Room, a cozier and less grand option than our Callippe Ballroom, combined with our historic Mission Blue Chapel for dancing.  I can’t wait to see what next year brings!” Neither can we! And it’s surely coming fast! We look forward to working with you through the new year and in years to come, Jessica!

Thanks so much, Jessica, and everyone at Cavallo Point! We are so excited to keep on helping people make beautiful memories with you!!

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