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Start Planning Your Fall Oceanfront Wedding

Fall is a wonderful time to have your San Francisco wedding, especially if you are thinking about an oceanfront venue. In fall, our famously foggy Bay Area weather turns sunny, with an average temperature in the low 70’s. Evenings are perfect for lingering outdoors with friends and family.

Mavericks Event Center is the perfect location

Fall Wedding table Mavericks Event Center by Preserve studioIf your dream is to get married beside the ocean, Mavericks Event Center is one of the only truly oceanfront wedding venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Named for the famed surf break right up the beach, Mavericks sits on a wide bluff, just feet from the gentle surf.

Mavericks Event Center offers lots of options for how you will spend your day. For example, you and your guests can drink in the coast side sunshine, while you exchange your vows on our beautiful lawn. After your wedding ceremony, you can have cocktails on the ocean view deck and then move back to the lawn for a seated gourmet dinner. Then, as the sun sets, head indoors for dancing.

We love fall weddings!

Our attentive staff can help you take advantage of all of the Half Moon Bay fall bounty in your décor. Fall weddings can be a bit playful with color palates and décor. Because the Half Moon Bay Community is known for its pumpkin festival and fall produce, many wedding parties decide to incorporate the idea of fall bounty into their theme. According to, orange is an obvious fall color choice. But, if that's not your style, there are dozens of other wedding colors out there – from rich jewel tones to earthy neutrals – that will capture the magic of the season.

Mavericks staff can also help you choose a fall-themed menu, incorporating squashes, Brussels sprouts and kale. We offer a variety of menu options, from simple hors d'oeuvres, to a dinner buffet, or full sit down dinner. We are proud to feature fresh, locally grown ingredients and sustainable seafood from the Half Moon Bay area. The chef at our award winning Half Moon Bay Brewery restaurant, right next door, prepares everything just for you and your guests. Comments from a fall wedding:

“We had the greatest day of our lives at the Mavericks Event Center. This place is THE best location for a wedding. The venue is perfect with all the amenities you could possibly need. And harbor views from every angle. Lisa and the crew were always available and responsive. We had a three day party centered around the MEC. Rehearsal dinner within a short walk, all of our family housed within two blocks, Airbnb next door, after party around the corner, and the bride even surfed the jetty the morning of. Please get married here. Best decision you've ever made”. -Zach and Cassie, September 2018

Our on-site event manager can work with you on the venue layout, activities, your food menu, seating arrangements for your guests, linens and more. We can also help with your floral arrangements, photographer, officiate and music. We have a trusted list of preferred wedding vendors who have worked with us on many occasions.

To learn more about having your fall ocean side wedding at Mavericks Event Center, please call us at: (650) 728-2739, or contact us online.

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is an award-winning, ocean front brewery and restaurant, a favorite for locals, and a destination for world travelers to come together to celebrate beer, friends and fun.

Mavericks Event Center is situated on an oceanfront bluff in Half Moon Bay, the perfect waterfront space for your wedding, business meeting or event. Conveniently located to San Francisco and the South Bay, Peninsula area.

Inn at Mavericks is nestled on a small bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Half Moon Bay. Six spacious, luxuriously appointed ocean view suites.

Photo credit: Preserve Studio

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