When I was writing about my friend Diane’s decision to elope and have that super intimate, beautiful weekday wedding, I was thinking to myself, “Wow. Weekday wedding deals. More places should have something like that!” And it turns out, one resort that I pass by every day on my way to and from work actually does — the Four Seasons in Westlake Village.
Suffice it to say, the place is spectacular. Its got all sorts of accolades — its a 5-star, AAA 5-diamond property with a Zagat score of 25 out of 30. Westlake Village, additionally, is a hidden gem — tucked right outside Los Angeles County, close to Malibu and Calabasas, with excellent freeway access, without any of those ugly freeway views.
Enough, I’ll stop extolling the virtues of the place. Anyway, I was exploring their site the other day and saw that they had a variety of specialized packages — Persian, Kosher, Indian — and then I saw a weekday wedding package. Ooooh….what could this be?
Basically, if you’re willing to have your wedding on, say, a Wednesday or Thursday, you can have all the elements of a fancy resort wedding — including a three-course plated dinner and a custom-designed wedding cake — for the 3-star hotel price of $82 per person. So, say if you have 10 people who are going to take the day off (which they’d have to do anyway if it were a destination wedding) to see you get married. Including you and your groom, you’d be paying less than $1,500 for your wedding. Just for having it on a weekday. That’s a FRIGGIN DEAL.
This whole weekday wedding deal is a revelation to me. I’ll keep an eye out for more of these types of deals, if you’re interested. In fact, if anyone else knows of a wedding deal, let me know about it in the comments!