Shadowbrook Restaurant Wedding // Alyssa + Danny


We’re very excited to share Alyssa and Danny’s Shadowbrook Restaurant Wedding!

Alyssa found her strapless gown at David’s Bridal, while Danny wore a blue suit paired with a light blue bowtie. They sent out wedding invitations via The Knot and chose the Creekside Patio at Shadowbrook alongside the Soquel Creek for their ceremony. Alyssa had her hair and makeup done by Anne Igiebor of Uwa’s Artistry.

The couple shares an affinity for Legos, with special replicas made of them for the wedding day. The groom even made a small bouquet of Lego flowers. Alyssa walked up the tiled stairs to meet Danny to the music of classical guitarist Ken Constable, with an ivy-covered wall creating an archway for their nuptials.

Their reception was held in the Greenhouse, catered by Shadowbrook Restaurant. Alyssa and Danny signed their wedding certificate, dined, and mingled with guests, with speeches and toasts given by loved ones. They played a shoe game and Alyssa tossed her bouquet before cutting their chocolate-filled three-tiered wedding cake.

Lastly, they headed outside for a ribbon walk, with wedding guests waving ribbon wands to form an aisle for the couple to walk through before boarding a Shadowbrook Restaurant shuttle decorated for their wedding day.

Our team at Sound Originals loved being there to capture Alyssa & Danny’s wedding day. Please enjoy their photos!

Shadowbrook Restaurant Wedding Photos

Shadowbrook Restaurant Menu 

Firstly, anyone looking to dine at the Shadowbrook Restaurant must follow their dress code policy. In detail, their website says, “Our evening attire ranges from Business Casual to Formal. Beachwear, un-tailored shorts, tattered jeans, tank tops, caps and flip flops are prohibited in all dining room areas.” Further, they have an extensive drink menu that has many wines, cocktails, coffee drinks, and other non-alcoholic options. 

For example, the Rock Room Lounge and Patio menu serves food as late as ten o’clock. Given that this menu serves anything from fresh pretzels to brie, there are some eclectic offerings. Additionally, the dining room requires reservations. Within the dining room menu there are gluten free and vegan options. From time to time, patrons might browse the dessert menu too. As mentioned earlier, there is an extensive catering menu for couples hosting their wedding here. For one thing, Tripadvisor has over one thousand reviews that give Shadowbrook a 4.5 out of five star review. 

Shadowbrook Wedding Cost

For the most part, couples can get a very detailed cost breakdown in the Shadowbrook wedding packet. Basically, their menu packages cost between $50-$89.95 per guest. All in all, the total number of guests can range from a max of thirty-seven, to a max of one hundred. But the ceremony fee is the same for all sizes of wedding, two hundred and fifty dollars. Comparatively, the facility fee can range between $200-$1,500. As I have said, this range is dependant on the number of people at your wedding. 

At any rate, each of the venues within the Shadowbrook have their own food and drink minimum. Evidently, this price fluctuates between $800-$5,000. By all means, the day of the week and the guest count are important factors. Fourthly, Here Comes the Guide mentions a gratuity of twenty three percent. Lastly, Wedding Wire has over twenty five reviews giving Shadowbrook a 4.8 out of five star rating. Of note, are all of the items included in the costs, like table settings and clean up.   

Shadowbrook Capitola

Moreover, the Shadowbrook in Capitola, CA is located in Santa Cruz County. For the most part, Capitola is a quaint beach town known as ‘Capitola by the Sea.’ In addition, Shadowbrook is on the top 100 list of America’s Most Romantic Restaurants. In similar fashion, it earned a Best Date Night Restaurant award. Most importantly, Shadowbrook in Capitola is known for its operational hillside cable car. Summing up what Capitola is known for, this city sits alongside the shores of Monterey Bay. To illustrate the size of this city, around ten thousand people call it home. 

Now that businesses have Facebook pages, you can stay up to date on what’s happening at this restaurant. On occasion, Shadowbrook posts about holidays, special events, and weather related information. Recently, they shared that even after much rainfall and the rising river, they were still open for dinner.

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