Learn about San Jose
San Jose tells a unique story as a small agricultural town that witnessed rapid growth in the 1900s, quickly becoming the booming global city that it is today. While its nearby neighbor San Francisco receives plenty of clouds and cool rain, San José is located East of the coastal mountains in a rainshadow, allowing San José couples to plan a wedding on one of the 300 days of sunshine occurring on average every year. Couples looking to take advantage of the sun have dozens of urban parks to choose from, as San José is rated as having one of the best public parks systems in the country that includes Alum Rock Park - one of the oldest and largest in the States. Many of the parks and public spaces also include public art exhibits, adding an artistic and unique element to outdoor wedding venues. And what’s on the menu? Why, in San José, the sky’s the limit! This city is surrounded by fertile valleys full of orchards, and the wedding menu can take advantage of the wide assortment of fresh fruits grown in the area.