As the perfect picture of casual Californian luxury and sophistication, Rosewood Sand Hill provides the backdrop for weddings ranging from glamorous to bohemian chic. Wedding specialist Lucy Astill shares the details about planning a wedding at this romantic West Coast location.

GO: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be?
A: Gracious, understated, elegance.

GO: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: 3-9 months.

GO: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?
A: Yes – I am the wedding specialist and here to assist the couple in planning their perfect wedding. Our event studio is a wonderful resource for couples to find inspiration, and touch and feel an array of items.

GO: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?
A: Rosewood Sand Hill is recognized as a Forbes Five Start Hotel. Its 121 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites are available for couples to reserve a room block for family and friends. We do not permit buy-outs. The maximum number allowed is 70 rooms.

GO: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?
A: With over 16 acres of grounds and a resort-like ambience, the hotel offers a choice of two gardens for wedding ceremonies. The Sunset Lawn can accommodate up to 250 guests, while the graceful Vista Lawn can accommodate more. Wedding ceremonies may also take place in the thoughtfully appointed ballroom, which has space for up to 170 guests.

GO: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities that the property offers a couple?
A: Rosewood Sand Hill is equally suited for bridal showers, bridal party spa treatments, rehearsal dinners, farewell brunches – any pre- or post-wedding special event. The variety of venues and the resort-like atmosphere make it easy for couples to add touches of personal style to make each event truly individual. Madera is our Michelin Star restaurant, and Sense(r) spa offers a wide menu of spa journeys inspired in part by the indigenous ingredients, landscape, and natural beauty of the region.

GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding; tell us about your menu customization.
A: Our Executive Chef meets with each couple to ensure that each menu is perfectly matched to their tastes. The hotel is renowned for providing award-winning, restaurant-quality cuisine.

GO: Service is imperative in the wedding industry. What does the property offer couples and their guests that set you apart?
A: Personalization for every experience.

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