Nothing is as romantic as an outdoor summer wedding.

The vision of a bride walking down the aisle surrounded by lush gardens, vineyards, a lake or the backdrop of Mount Diablo and receptions under a colossal crisp white tent next to trees filled with sparking lights and dancing under a night sky filled with twinkling stars are magical moments that become life-long memories.

La Grande Wedding & Event Center in Oakley is an unforgettable venue that promises to make the vision of each bride and groom a reality.

The venue, which is nestled on a 10-acre country vineyard, features fragrant gardens, a lake with gazebos, waterfalls, vibrant green lawns, dazzling views of Mount Diablo and a 4,500-square-foot Tuscany-style villa, all of which are available exclusively to wedding parties on the day of their event. The villa not only features a large bridal suite but the entire first floor is a groom’s suite.

“People’s jaws drop when they see the property,” said Renee Bragg, co-owner of 3 Generation Event Productions, which manages events at the property. “The property is magical, breathtaking and stunning.”

While the ethereal property has captured the attention of many East Bay brides and grooms, the event managers of the venue are known to have a unique  talent in catering to the whims of their guests and making the unthinkable a reality.

Renee, who is known as the wedding goddess or the wedding guru, works with her mother, Theresa Bragg (known as Mama T), and her daughters, Janelle Marie, Linsey Rae and Kendra Rose.  Together, they form 3 Generation Event Productions, utilizing each of their special skill sets in wedding planning. 

“They catered to every single need and want we had,” said Oakley resident Xan Halog, who married Jennifer Asplin-Halog at the venue in June. “Their No. 1 priority was for us to walk away feeling like our wedding was the best experience we could have ever dreamed of.” 

The ladies of 3 Generation Event Productions believe their success is a combination of having the right venue and their combined experience. 

“There are a lot of beautiful venues, but no one touches our service,” said Renee. “Between all of us, we offer over 100 years of combined experience working on events and weddings, spread amongst three generations.”

Together, they work to bring each bride and groom’s vision to reality.

“There isn’t any type of event or wedding we can’t do,” said Theresa. “Brides and grooms pick and design what they want, and we make it happen.”

While planning their event, Renee and Theresa work to ensure every detail is met.

“We don’t want anyone to lose sleep for any issues, big or small,” said Renee, who added that Theresa would pick up her phone at midnight to discuss details with a bride or groom. “We want them to feel like kings and queens throughout the entire process, to feel stress-free and, most importantly, to feel loved.” 

Many brides and grooms who get married at La Grande Wedding & Event Center consider the Bragg family part of their own after they tie the knot. 

“Renee and Mama T make you feel so special,” said Oakley resident Rosa Councell. “They genuinely care to make each wedding an incredible experience from the moment you meet them and allow you to enjoy the planning without having to worry. Everything came together better than we ever imagined.” 

La Grande Wedding & Event Center is located at 1799 Carpenter Road, in Oakley. For more information, visit www.lagrandeweddings.com or call 925-435-4461.

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