Staying fresh … Staying affordable.
Staying current and fresh is an ongoing endeavor.
to our brides as they share their vision with us
to those in our event vendor community
Dana took the winter to become a certified wedding and event planner;
every year she attends Catersource, a catering education institute
We cook, eat and explore!
at Farmer’s markets, at food trucks, in local restaurants..with our friends and with our families
Staying affordable requires balancing the dream with the budget.
This is Dana’s strength. She will listen to your vision and translate it into an event that is affordable,
elegant and that reflects who you are.
Wedding & Corporate Event Planning
Director Dana Carnazzo is a certified Bridal Consultant and Event Planner. She brings 25 years experience in Catering and Event Management to the planning of your event.
Listening between the lines she hears your likes and dislikes, visions and dreams. Finding the balance between budget and heart is one of her great strengths.
First, She will help you find the site that best fits your vision, number of guests and budget. Then, she will help you figure out which parts of the event are the most important to you. This way you can trim the budget in areas that are not at the top of that list!
The food!! Dana created the culinary concept that Grapes of Wrath contiues to expand upon. She grew up in Monterey eating simple, fresh food and sailing on the bay…and since then has cooked everywhere from the woods of Canada at upscale fishing lodges to yachts in the Caribbean and South Pacific. After twelve years of cooking her way around the world, she settled back in Monterey and discovered the world of off-site catering.
Dana will guide you in putting together a time line and comprehensive plan for your day: which her team will manage from beginning to end . . . from set up through toasting and cake cutting.
Grapes of Wrath also takes care of all of your rentals and linen, helps create your tablescape and places your favors per your plan.
We can recommend trustworthy vendors that do a professional job with music, lighting, photography, flowers and cakes.
All of the above event/wedding planning is included in the price of your event! Please do talk to Dana if would like to add additional wedding planning services.