Welcome Friends and Family!

We're very excited about our upcoming wedding weekend and look forward to sharing it with all of you. We hope the information on this site will help you with your plans for the weekend.

Wedding Location:

Golden Gate Club
The Presidio
135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA
Directions

About The Presidio:

Located at the entrance to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio was in constant use as a military post for two centuries, beginning in 1776 when Spanish soldiers first established a fort. Today, the Presidio is a unique national park, where people live and work. The Presidio's dramatic history is visible in the architecture and forested groves that grace the landscape. Vistas, trails, and natural areas offer tremendous opportunity for recreation and reflection. www.presidio.gov

Travel


Airports

We recommend flying into The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as it is closest to the city of San Francisco. It's a 20 min drive into downtown. You can also take BART rapid rail from the airport into SF www.bart.gov ($8/pp). You can also rent a car, or take a prearranged shuttle ($20/pp) or hire a taxi ($40 total).

The Oakland International Airport (OAK) is located across the bay east of SF approximately 30-40 min drive into downtown. You can take BART (transfer required, $7/pp), rent a car, take a shuttle ($25/pp), or hire a taxi ($60 total).

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is furthest away, an hour and 15 minutes south of SF. You'll probably want to rent a car.

Accomodations


Accomodations in San Francisco range from budget motels to five-star luxury hotels. We have reserved a block of rooms at two hotels:

The Hotel Monaco @ 501 Geary st., San Francisco, CA 94102.
Situated near Union Square and downtown.
(800) 214-4220 or (415) 292-0100
Rates: $159 for a single or double, $259 for a suite, additional persons are $20 each
Breakfast is not included, but there is a very good restaurant in the hotel, along with a large gym and hot tub.
A parking garage is down the block for $20/nt.
A block away there is a car rental for $25/day in case you wish to shuttle to/from the airport and rent a car while you are in town.
Please make your reservation before September 4th to secure these rates. Request Sacks-Irvine Wedding.

Hotel Drisco @ 2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115.
(800) 634-7277 or (415) 346-2880
An elegant historic hotel situated on a hilltop in the upscale pacific heights neighborhood. There are many restaurants and shops just blocks away. The hotel is located close to the Presidio, where our wedding will be held. However, ground transportation will still be necessary
Rates: $209 for a deluxe king. We are holding 10 of these rooms along with 5 suites at $409/nt. They may offer a further discount if you mention our wedding upon reservation.
The hotel has a small gym, includes complimentary gourmet breakfast and an evening wine and cheese reception.

Gifts

We are registered at the following stores:

Crate & Barrel
Williams Sonoma
Macy's

Or...we would also be happy for you to donate to one of the following organizations in our honor:

American Jewish World Service AJWS
Save Darfur
Peninsula School

Or...any creative/unique idea you have is welcome!

To Do in SF

Ferry Building
San Francisco's historic tranportation hub has been renovated into a beautiful marketplace with shops and cafes. You can also take a ferry from here to the picturesque town of Sausalito located on the northern side of the bay (tickets $15)
http://ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/

Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival
A fantastic FREE 3-day bluegrass concert takes place during our wedding weekend in the famous Golden Gate Park.
http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/

Museums
Contemporary Jewish Museum (opened June 2008): www.thecjm.org
Other Museums: Frommer's Guide to Museums in SF

Fabulous restaurants all over SF
Please contact us for recommendations!
www.opentable.com
www.yelp.com

Napa Valley Wine Bus Tour $65
We recommend reserving seats in advance.
www.napawinetours.net

Visit to Alcatraz
This books up weeks in advance!  Tickets are $26 and boats leave every 30 minutes.
www.alcatrazcruises.com

Photos of Us