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The Groom’s Guide to a Tri-Valley Wedding

The bride may get most of the spotlight, but in California’s charming Tri-Valley region, the groom is guaranteed to feel special, too. With an array of fantastic restaurants, wineries, breweries and more, the Tri-Valley invites you have it your way when it comes to unwinding with the guys before the big day.

Feed Your Friends

First, you’ll need to fuel up. The challenge isn’t finding a restaurant in the Tri-Valley that the crew will love—it’s picking one. You might try local favorites like McNamara’s Steak and Chop House or Hap’s Original, which feature top-notch steak, seafood and wine lists. Or check out Sauced BBQ and Spirits with its gourmet barbecue sauces and seven different whiskeys on tap.

Stay Active

One of the reasons why you picked the Tri-Valley for your wedding was its natural beauty. The Tri-Valley’s golf courses are perfect for combining friendly competition with scenery that makes Northern California so special. Pleasanton’s Callippe Preserve Golf Course, for example, boasts three miles of hiking trails in addition to its picturesque 18-hole course and views of Mount Diablo.

Just Brew It

Although wine defines the region, beer is also big in the Tri-Valley. Explore the area’s booming microbrew and gastropub scene on the Tri-Valley Beer Trail. With a downloadable passport that features 16 great microbreweries and pubs, you can get a free T-shirt or pint glass with check ins at just 10 stops. And Loyale, a must-have app for craft beer lovers, now makes it possible to check in digitally!

Rest and Relaxation

A busy wedding itinerary calls for some “kick back and relax” time. You’ve earned it. The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa delivers all the hot tubs, Jacuzzis, gourmet cuisine and amazing scenery you’d expect from a premium wine country spa. And for the gentleman who really wants to nail it, Bollinger Nail Salon has multiple luxurious locations in Danville, Livermore and Pleasanton.

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. But rest easy—Northern California’s Tri-Valley region’s got you covered. In addition to the perfect setting and all the venues and vendors you could possibly need for the big day, the Tri-Valley also has what you and the guys need to take this destination wedding to the next level.

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By Joe Kukura