It seems like every streaming platform has its own elaborate period-piece drama and they have us dreaming of grand estate weddings. But in these crazy times, an international destination wedding can seem out of reach. And even if you can work out the logistics, you can pretty much cut your guest list in half because travel has become so complicated. But, did you know you don’t have to have a passport to be transported to the grand estates of the early 1900s? We have a few left right here in the USA, and Filoli, conveniently located between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, is one of the finest! Situated on 654 acres, the rich red brick house looks like something straight out of Bridgerton or Downton Abbey. Whether you’re planning a BIG wedding or a more intimate affair, there are over a dozen event spaces for couples to pick from for their big day, including 16 acres of formal gardens! And it’s stunning year-round! They’ve got tulip season in the spring, summer perennials, all the fall colors your little heart could desire, and of course, holiday lights.
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