A City Club Wedding Soiree – All You Need is LOVE

CHEERS to the newly engaged! The City Club rolled out the red carpet last Friday evening for a Wedding Soiree! Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a glass of bubbly from a glamorous Champagne Skirt. The soothing voices of Bobby Jo Valentine and Vintage Jukebox set the mood!

Guests enjoyed an array of hors d’oeuvres, sample entree selections, and his & hers signature cocktails from The City Club of San Francisco. The dining rooms were decked out head to toe with floral creations by Paul Robertson and custom pastel votives by Glassybaby.

Our Bridal Suite featured stunning bridal gowns from Marina Morrison, make up touch ups and goody bags by Benefit Cosmetics, and a fun selection of jewels and bridesmaids gifts from Stella & Dot.

Next to the bridal suite, a Groom’s Lounge was dressed to impress with a whiskey tasting and a cigar roller. Yes, the grooms had fun too!

Brides, grooms, and their entourage enjoyed an evening of everything wedding!

A very special thank you to all of our fabulous vendors and participants who made this event a success!

Photography: Colson Griffith Photography and Red Eye Collection Photography

Champagne Skirt: Catalyst Arts

Wedding Dresses: Marina Morrison Bridal 

Tuxedos and suits: Generation Tux

Jewelry and Bridemaids Gifts: Stella & Dot

Flowers: Paul Robertson Floral Design

Candles: Glassybaby

Cake: Cake Coquette

DJ: Sound in Motion

Jazz Trio: Vintage Jukebox Orchestra

Acoustic Guitarist: Bobby Jo Valentine

Make up: Benefit Cosmetics

Whiskey Tasting: Youngs Market Company

Cigar Roller: Cortada Cigars 

Rentals: Blueprint Studios and Classic Party Rentals

Linens: La Tavola

Photo Experience: Red Eye Collection Photography

Lighting: Optimum Entertainment 

Media Partner: C Weddings 

 

It’s for the Kids! SF Firefighters Toy Program Kick-off Party

Toy drive 5 (2)

Every year, The City Club proudly participates in the Annual San Francisco Firefighters Toy program – one of our favorite holiday traditions!

On November 12th we hosted our member dinner and auction to benefit this wonderful program and raised over $15,000 in donations and toys. WOW, do we have some generous Members or what?

Toy Drive 2

The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program believes that no child should be without a toy during the holiday season. In time of loss due to fire, our firefighters are the ones who see first-hand, the devastation when a child is left without a favorite toy. Donations of toys are graciously accepted throughout the year at any San Francisco firehouse, or here at The City Club during the month of December.

toy drive (2)

Attending an event this holiday season at The City Club? We welcome any and all new gifts to add to the collection bin on the 10th floor. Thank you for joining us in making spirits bright for local children!

About the program:

The San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program is the city’s largest and the nation’s oldest program of its kind. Since 1949, it has evolved from a few firefighters repairing broken toys and bikes for 15 families to, in 2013, 300 firefighters and friends volunteering their time to distribute over 200,000 toys to more than 40,000 disadvantaged children. Besides helping individual families in need, the Toy Program serves many community organizations, including shelters for abused women and children, inner-city schools, children’s cancer wards, and pediatric AIDS units. We also respond on a year round basis to displaced children who become victims of fires, floods and other such disasters.

Happy Thanksgiving!

pumpkin pie

We love all things related to food and celebrating, so naturally the Thanksgiving holiday ranks up there as a favorite among our team at The City Club. It also signifies the last quiet day around the Club before the hustle and bustle of the holidays greet us immediately following our break. We can’t wait!

Whether you are planning on a traditional Thanksgiving with the family or planning your very own Friendsgiving, make it extra special with some of 2015 Hottest Trends

If you’re looking to keep things more traditional, here is an easy Pumpkin Pie recipe to make for your feast:

Ingredients:

1 (15oz) can pumpkin filling/puree

1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk

2 large eggs

1t ground cinnamon

½ t ground ginger

½ t ground nutmeg

½ t salt

1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth.
  3. Pour into crust.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and continue baking fir 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from the crust comes out clean.

Cool completely before serving. Garnish with whipped cream.

From our “family” to you and yours, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Love Wins! SF Pride

sswedd5

The City Club of San Francisco has always proudly celebrated same-sex unions and celebrations and we couldn’t be more thrilled with last week’s Supreme Court ruling, legalizing same-sex marriages across the country.

Let the parties begin! 

Click to see our ad in the Bay Area Reporter

Photo: Suzanne Sizer Photography 

Premiere Wedding Event 2.8.15

101_CityClub

On Sunday, February 8th, The City Club of San Francisco hosted our 1st Annual Premiere Wedding Event and it was an absolute success!  Fourteen of our preferred vendors were handpicked by our events team and they graciously donated their services, making this one of our most memorable events to kick off the wedding season. Continue reading »