venue review

VENUE REVIEW is a design tool to help you envision different design elements within some of the bay area’s best event venues. We have worked extensively at many of the venues that we have reviewed and thus we know the “in’s and out’s” of each space. We understand which design elements compliment these venues and which do not. Each venue that we review is done on a “AS IS” basis - keeping in mind the coloring of the event space, and any architectural or outdoor features that may affect the overall design of the space. Finally, each review is done from an unbiased perspective. We do not get paid for doing this; rather our goal is to highlight the best design possible for each venue.

Each Venue review contains:

- A written design review, giving tips and any useful information custom to the venue in review. This review may include details of the venue aesthetic, ceremony ideas, reception ideas, style suggestions, lighting tips, and colors that do and do not work with the space.

- Pictures of ASIEL DESIGN’S décor options that work well within the venue in review.

- Digital swatches of linen recommendations custom to the venue in review. (The linen selections are provided by Wildflower Linen and Napa Valley Linens)

- Archives of past events and (or) photo shoots that we have done within the venue being review.

We hope you enjoy this resource and that you find it helpful. As far as we know there is nothing like it around.


Jonathan and Linnae Asiel

Casa Real

Classical limestone arches, porcelain tile, golden walls & expansive windows overlooking the garden & vineyards. These are just a few of Casa Real's features that can hold up to 400 guests or intimate parties.

Clift Hotel

From the velvet curtains, etched Venetian mirrors and enormous crystal chandeliers, to lushly landscaped terraces with panoramic views, Clift Hotel is a modern interpretation of a San Francisco classic.

Julia Morgan Ballroom

The Julia Morgan Ballroom is an architectural masterpiece combining timeless Beaux-Arts interior with superior modern amenities. The Ballroom's breathtaking details make it an unparalleled space for any event.

Kohl Mansion

Revered for its stately brick mansion and surrounding estate, Burlingame's Kohl Mansion is the epitome of elegant weddings and lavish events.


Nestldown has gorgeous views, rustic elegance, and unique amenities come together to provide a stunning environment that will always be remembered.

Ritz Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, at Half Moon Bay, provides a magnificent backdrop for the perfect Northern California coast wedding.