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Posts from the ‘Ideas & DIY’ Category

“Hands-on” Family Creates Intimate Magic for 200 Guests at Memory Gardens

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While Memory Gardens might be a “tough” venue if you are the caterer (with no kitchen, much less running water), as caterers who have worked there often Classic Catering sees it as a beautiful location to have a wedding reception! And if you are as talented as Karen & Joey’s family are, you can turn the gardens into even more of a Read more

Personalized Touches Add to Your Day’s Story

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The Perry House offers the perfect backdrop to add personal touches that reflect you and your dreams of how your special day is to “look”. . . a striking dress, a Japanese tea ceremony, a harpist, flower petals sewn into flower girls’ dresses, an Read more

Have Fun with the Details, Make Your Wedding Day Your Own


Lorna & Chris were probably our most creative couple of 2012, and not one bit afraid of making sure their special day represented them! From their idea of combining their fish into one bowl instead of the typical sand ceremony, to the florals that weren’t flowers, and the dress that wasn’t white, I would say they truly Read more

Iron Chef Team-Building at The Perry House


The Perry House is opening its doors to let other chefs in; well, chefs in training anyway (our Executive Chef Dean isn’t giving it up yet)! But what fun was it to have an “Iron Chef” style team-building event right here in our humble kitchen abode, and the upcoming Food Network stars were Google employees no-less! Read more

Family & Friends Make the Wedding

Weddings are meant to be shared with our family and friends, and Classic Catering enjoyed being a part of Orit & Jake’s special wedding that focused on family tradition. They had several generations in attendance and family members even helped create the dessert bar of amazing selections that you see in one of the pictures below. Their use of greens, ecru and browns blended perfectly with the beautiful mountaintop setting above Pt. Lobos. Mirroring an old world tradition of breaking Read more

Unique Ideas Make Perry House’s First Wedding of 2012 Distinctive

A Wedding Photo Board at The Perry HouseThe Perry House’s first wedding for the 2012 year was in February! When Antonette & Jordan decided to get married, after being together for two years, they found themselves addicted to the planning process and enjoyed finding just the right items Read more

Preparing for the Winter

Perry House's Brand Spanking New Clear TentWith the wedding season almost over, winter and holiday events are just around the corner, and when you have a venue that incorporates both the inside and out, your job has now escalated from giving your clients and guests 5 star food and 5 star service to also finding ways that you can keep them comfortable and dry while Read more

A Ceremony Gone “Fun”


Okay, this is not a typical blog for us, but we also want to be about sharing fun and different ideas for your special events, and this wedding ceremony video will certainly do that. It’s probably an idea you hadn’t even thought of. Maybe you’ll think it’s not proper or wonder how they could “treat” this important day like this; but sometimes, not always of course, but sometimes something out of the ordinary and non-traditional is just the way to start a new life together. And notice from the faces and laughter of the guests, they loved it — which is what happens when you do something people aren’t expecting. Watch it and enjoy and consider… would you maybe want to step back from the pomp and circumstance of it all, embrace the moment and see what it feels like to do something out of the ordinary? Food for thought… or at least for FUN!