Sacramento, Calif. - For many brides and grooms, it's not the dress or the DJ that really matters...it's the food. And today's food-savvy couples aren't just looking for a good meal - they're seeking out farm-fresh, local cuisine to wow their guests. Sacramento, California, America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, offers countless wedding venue and catering options that provide locally-sourced, mouth-watering menus. The region includes more than 1.5 million acres of farmland, ensuring that everything from cocktail hour to the cake is made from fresh ingredients.
"Engaged couples are looking to create an experience for their guests, and the food plays a huge role in the overall feel of an event," said Sacramento Convention & Visitor's Bureau Senior Vice President Mike Testa. "Diverse farm-to-fork wedding options are available across the Sacramento region, so whether you're looking for a black tie evening or a more casual party, the food will keep everyone coming back for a second helping."
Sacramento has something to please every guest's palette. A sample of farm-to-fork wedding venue and catering options are included below. For more information about farm-to-fork in the Sacramento region, visit farmtoforkcapital.com.
Sample of Farm-to-Fork Wedding Options
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium - A stunning, 80 year-old theater on the state's historic register that can be transformed into a breathtaking wedding location. Guests will be treated to exciting food choices from Classique Catering, sourced from local growers and ranches.
Vierra Farms - Offering wedding packages ranging from casual picnic style to country chic, Vierra Farms creates a truly rustic, "farm" experience for wedding guests to enjoy. Brides and grooms can select their own farm-fresh caterers to complete their one-of-a-kind event.
Mulvaney's Building & Loan - Couples looking for high-end locavore delights need look no further than Mulvaney's B&L. With customized farm-to-fork menus designed by Patrick Mulvaney, who will travel in March to the James Beard House, guests are sure to leave full and happy.
The Hyatt Regency Sacramento - Offering sweeping views of California's State Capitol building, coupled with seasonal menus created using local meats and produce, brides and grooms may just want to cancel the honeymoon and stay on at the Hyatt after the guests go home.
The Firehouse - Once the home of California's first fire department in the 1800s, the Firehouse is now an elegant restaurant and wedding venue, featuring delicious cuisine made with fresh and local ingredients.
Arden Hills - A picturesque country club offering luxurious event space and farm-to-fork dining options make this venue a unique gem in the area.
Selland's Market - For those who have their location picked, but are still on the lookout for farm-fresh catering, Selland's Market is the place to call. Pioneers of Sacramento's farm-to-fork movement, Selland's focuses on casual, yet classic menus that are sourced locally.
The Citizen Hotel- This is not your typical hotel wedding venue. Offering sweeping views of downtown Sacramento and seasonal menu options from The Citizen's farm-to-fork restaurant, Grange, The Citizen will ensure that guests aren't in a rush to check out.
About America's Farm-to-Fork Capital
Sacramento is the capital city to the largest producing state of agriculture in the nation. Locally, 70 percent of the region's land is agricultural, forest or other open space. The region also contains more than 1.5 million acres of active farmland and 50 regional farmers markets-including the largest Certified Farmers Market in California. Diners across the country enjoy meals containing ingredients produced in the Sacramento region. Led by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, the farm-to-fork initiative is a year-round endeavor and collaborative process with the area's farmers and growers, chefs and restaurants, regional elected officials, and the people and organizations who are dedicated to the region's collective food system. More information can be found at farmtoforkcapital.com.