Sites for a Bay Area BBQ, Bonfire for a large group
August 8, 2014 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Planning the wedding! I'm trying to find somewhere in the Bay Area where I can host a BBQ + bonfire + s'mores kind of event, but with the creature comforts: real bathrooms, some seating with cushions, maybe some indoor space to lounge on couches.

I'm willing to DIY at a place that doesn't specialize in this if the total cost is less and the logistics tolerable (VRBO rental + rented tables + someone paid to set it up).

We're shooting for no more than a 2- hour drive from the East Bay, e.g., not Big Sur, but almost anywhere in Napa would work.
posted by slidell to Food & Drink (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't know if this helps, but you can rent fancy port-a-potties that are basically real bathrooms. My cousin did this for her wedding. No recs for vendors, but something like this.
posted by radioamy at 4:52 PM on August 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: By the way, we are more than happy to find a caterer who wants to do the actual BBQ. The challenge is mostly finding a bonfire venue. The only thing we've come up with so far are the Tilden group camps. But we'd love something with a few more comforts for some of the guests. Thanks again for any ideas!
posted by slidell at 5:10 PM on August 8, 2014

If you can shell out some serious money, I'd look into AirBNBing one of those houses on Stinson Beach or someplace. However, it's hard to say if it'll be foggy.

Bolinas can be nice, too, but the houses are a few steps to the beach, not right on it.
posted by small_ruminant at 5:37 PM on August 8, 2014

We were just at a wedding at Costanoa ( and it might work. There's a variety of lodging/camping options and bathrooms/general store/restaraunt. Others in the party had a big bonfire on the premises so it's definitely doable.
posted by jeffch at 8:23 AM on August 11, 2014

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