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First Unitarian Church, San Jose – Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

Friday, April 1st, 2016

First Unitarian Church - San Jose

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding:

The wedding experience at San Jose’s First Unitarian Church begins in our 121 year old Sanctuary where rows of wooden seats are arranged in a semicircle on both the main floor and the mezzanine. They face a stained-glass panel that flanks the graceful, triple-arched chancel.
Your wedding guests can gather in the Fireside Room for cocktails. At dinnertime, just swing open the French doors into Hattie Porter Hall, a spacious, high-ceiling dinner and dancing area.

For many couples, the dream starts with a big church wedding, preferably a place with lots of charm, a sense of history and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Well, dreams can come true, because the First Unitarian Church of San Jose is gay friendly, and offers all that and more, welcoming gay and lesbian couples tom get married in this beautiful, sacred space.

Built in 1891 and recently restored to its former glory, the venue’s Romanesque Revival architecture incorporates graceful domes, arched entryways, a sun-kissed stucco facade and some of the most beautiful stained-glass windows you’re likely to find anywhere.

Perhaps equally important, the church, with its long tradition of community outreach and social equality, welcomes all couples – regardless of religious affiliation or sexual orientation – to celebrate their union in its unique circular sanctuary.

As an added bonus, before and after the ceremony, members of the wedding party can retreat to the upstairs lounge to change clothes or to just relax.

Our Complete Wedding Experience Package includes:

  • Two hours of pre-planning and eight hours for rehearsal, decorating, the event and cleanup.
  • Your choice of rectangular tables for 135 guests or round tables for 88 guests.
  • Use of two kitchens to warm and assemble prepared food with access to an elevator to bring items from the main kitchen to the reception hall
  • Use of the upstairs lounge
  • Use of the Fireside Room for cocktails or for use as a buffet.
  • Validated parking in the Third and Fourth Street Garages.
  • If you’re looking for a church setting to marry your partner, please give us a call – we would love to work with you to create the perfect wedding day.

See the First Unitarian Church Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Jaimee Leigh Events, San Francisco

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Jaimee Leigh Events

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Jaimee Leigh Events is an award winning company that provides Officiant, Floral and Event Planning services throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area. “I am an ordained minister specializing in crafting romantic ceremonies that reflect each couple’s values and vision for their special day with warmth and sincerity. My ceremonies have been remarked by many as touching and inspirational. My passion is to make each sacred moment unforgettable.”

See the Jaimee Leigh Events Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in California

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, San Jose, California

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, San Jose, CaliforniaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Event Location in San Jose, CA, USA. Welcome to Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. We are pleased that you are interested in our food and beverage services. In addition to the spectacular location with incredible views, we are delighted to offer a first-rate facility with a wide variety of food selections for any type of social or business event.

See the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: JZM Entertainment Wedding DJ Services, San Jose, California

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Entertainment - San JosePeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Entertainment in San Jose, CA, USA. DJ’s – MC service – lighting – and so much more! Class and elegance to the life of the party. Nobody can provide the best sounds at an affordable price like JZM Entertainment. Keeping it Family.

See the JZM Entertainment Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Gala Nuptials & Events, San Jose, California

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Gala Nuptials & Events   - San Jose, CaliforniaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Planners in San Jose, CA, USA. Specializing in LGBTQ weddings & events, we serve the entire Bay Area. I’m a speaker for Pflag and a proud mother of a gay son. From photographers, to venues, the caterers and bakery. Every wedding need in between, as your wedding planner, I come out to all vendors. Any vendor I refer for your event are gay friendly and supportive. I look forward to helping with your wedding plans. Call for a free initial consultation.

See the Gala Nuptials & Events Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: First Unitarian Church, San Jose, California

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

First Unitarian Church - San Jose, CAPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Event Location in San Jose, CA, USA. The wedding experience at the First Unitarian Church begins in our 121 year old Sanctuary where rows of wooden seats are arranged in a semicircle on both the main floor and the mezzanine. They face a stained-glass panel that flanks the graceful, triple-arched chancel. Guests can gather in the Fireside Room for cocktails. At dinnertime, just swing open the French doors into Hattie Porter Hall, a spacious, high-ceiling dinner and dancing area.

See the First Unitarian Church Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area

California, USA: San Jose Mayor Refuses to Support Marriage Equality

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Gay-rights activists failed Wednesday to push San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed into joining the Bay Area’s other big city mayors in publicly supporting same-sex marriage.

The pitch from activists and their backers on the City Council put Reed on the spot over an issue he has avoided as he focuses on the city’s budget and economic development and where he stands increasingly apart from his fellow Democrats.

Reed has said he supports anti-discrimination laws and domestic partnership benefits for gay couples but not same-sex marriage, a matter he argued is for the courts to decide. But as the divisive issue works its way through courts, same-sex marriage supporters seeking to build public support among big city leaders say Reed’s reluctance to sign on makes San Jose stand out.

Full Story from the Oroville MR

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: California Special Occasions, San Jose

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Friendly San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Vendors

California Special Occasions, San JoseCalifornia Special Occasions has been in business since 2003 and specializes in planning, designing, and coordinating weddings and other events.

California Special Occasions will do all the work, finding the best suppliers and working out all the logistics for your wedding day.

We provide expert advice and creative inspiration, to ensure your event is expertly put together from start to finish.

See the California Special Occasions Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 09/04, Screening For My Wife, Main Library, 3-5 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 09/04, Equality Happy Hour, Hamburger Mary’s, 4-7 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 09/04, Get Wet Pool Party/Fundraiser, Private Home, 12-4 PM.
–USA, CA, San Jose: 09/04, Tabling w/MESV at the Flea Market, De Anza Flea Market, 6:30 AM-2 PM.
–USA, NY, New York: 09/04, BAWDY! Performence Benefiting MENY, Triad Theater, 9:30 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 09/05, Civil Rights Front Rochester, Equal Grounds, 5 PM.

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 09/04, Screening For My Wife, Main Library, 3-5 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 09/04, Equality Happy Hour, Hamburger Mary’s, 4-7 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 09/04, Get Wet Pool Party/Fundraiser, Private Home, 12-4 PM.
–USA, CA, San Jose: 09/04, Tabling w/MESV at the Flea Market, De Anza Flea Market, 6:30 AM-2 PM.
–USA, NY, New York: 09/04, BAWDY! Performence Benefiting MENY, Triad Theater, 9:30 PM.