Purple Orchid Inn, Resort & SPA

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Purple Orchid Inn, Resort & SPA

Hotels/Accommodations, Ceremony & Reception, Ceremony Sites, Reception Sites

3 weddings, 2 ratings, 2 reviews

4549 Cross Road

Livermore, CA, 94550

925 606 8855

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Purple Orchid Inn, Resort & SPA


Ringed by low hills and surrounded by vineyards and ranches, the Inn is a perfect hideaway for a family-centered wedding weekend or an executive retreat. You’ll have a strong sense of privacy here; the Inn can be entirely yours for either bridal or corporate events. You’re in a country setting, but the building and grounds are carefully groomed. Attention to detail is evident everywhere—in the carved wooden guestroom doors, the fountain and waterfall, the smooth contours of the swimming pool, and in the abundance of flowers and plants. Ivy and ferns spill from pockets in the stone entryway wall, original artwork and lithographs adorn almost every room, painted vines twine through the dining hall, rose bushes lean along the front fence—and, of course, there are orchids, too.

Wedding ceremonies can take place in the dining room, with the French doors at the back thrown open to the pool and fountain just beyond, or in the garden under an arch of lavender that frames the olive trees surrounding the property. Either way, the bride has a staircase on which to make her dramatic descent.

So if, in fact, you really are feeling utterly overwhelmed and wish somebody would take charge for you, don’t hesitate to call. The Purple Orchid Inn can do everything or nothing at all, it’s up to you.
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Ceremony

Reception/Special Events

Meetings
Max. Seated Indoors: 180
Max. Seated Outdoors: 350 Max. Seated Indoors: 180
Max. Seated Outdoors: 350
Max. Standing Indoors: 180
Max. Standing Outdoors: 350 Max. Seated: 200


CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Indoors, the dining area holds 50 seated guests; the Olive Branch Event Center holds 180 seated and the Olive Orchard holds up to 350 seated. There are a variety of other areas for ceremonies, including lawns, gardens and an area around the pool.

MEETING CAPACITY: The Boardroom holds 12 seated and the Sera Festino Retreat up to 26 seated guests. The Olive Branch Event Center holds up to 200 seated theater-style and the Morning Dove Patio Suite offers a home-like setting for up to 12 guests.

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kathy
July 03, 2010
livermore
Reception Sites

Lovely setting.

Unfortunately, our wedding was grossly understaffed (wedding coordinator said that she had less than half the staff she needed for the reception). There were no parking lot attendants or pool lifeguards as was promised int he contract. We paid big money for a beverage service that was grossly understaffed. Because of this, water was not supplied to the tables (it was an outdoor reception and was 95 degrees), wine was not poured at the tables, the wedding coordinator was missing most of the evening (doing other people's jobs), bathrooms were out of paper products, the wedding cake was never cut until most of the guests had left because of a misunderstanding between the caterer and the wedding coordinator. The wedding coordinator didn't tell me that there was a problem or I would have cut it myself. A total waste of a gorgeous cake.

Even though we paid to rent the entire estate for the weekend, they still ran the Day Spa all weekend (a surprise to us) and we were constantly waiting for spa patrons to check in or out at the front desk when we needed HELP! Fifteen minutes before the ceremony I was picking up wet towels and plates from the pool that had been left by Spa patrons. The wedding started 20 minutes late because we couldn't find the wedding coordinator. We finally gathered the wedding party ourselves and were about to go ahead without her when she was found.

My eldest daughter was married at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton. I cannot say enough good things about the staff there.I would suggest that venue if you can get it. They were awesome.


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kathy
July 03, 2010
livermore
Hotels/Accommodations

Lovely setting.

Unfortunately, our wedding was grossly understaffed (wedding coordinator said that she had less than half the staff she needed for the reception). There were no parking lot attendants or pool lifeguards as was promised int he contract. We paid big money for a beverage service that was grossly understaffed. Because of this, water was not supplied to the tables (it was an outdoor reception and was 95 degrees), wine was not poured at the tables, the wedding coordinator was missing most of the evening (doing other people's jobs), bathrooms were out of paper products, the wedding cake was never cut until most of the guests had left because of a misunderstanding between the caterer and the wedding coordinator. The wedding coordinator didn't tell me that there was a problem or I would have cut it myself. A total waste of a gorgeous cake.

Even though we paid to rent the entire estate for the weekend, they still ran the Day Spa all weekend (a surprise to us) and we were constantly waiting for spa patrons to check in or out at the front desk when we needed HELP! Fifteen minutes before the ceremony I was picking up wet towels and plates from the pool that had been left by Spa patrons. The wedding started 20 minutes late because we couldn't find the wedding coordinator. We finally gathered the wedding party ourselves and were about to go ahead without her when she was found.

My eldest daughter was married at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton. I cannot say enough good things about the staff there.I would suggest that venue if you can get it. They were awesome.


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Erin and Patrick
June 20, 2008
Livermore, CA
Ceremony & Reception

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!!! THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SITES IN LIVERMORE FOR A WEDDING AND RECEPTION. I RECEIVED SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON SENERY. ASK FOR RENEE, I COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT HER


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kathy
July 03, 2010
livermore
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Rachel and Sam
June 18, 2006
Burbank, CA
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