About Us

I Do Venues blog was founded by wedding planner Gloria Atherstone in January 2010. The premise for the blog was to share their knowledge of wedding venues in California, and use their expertise to help brides searching for the perfect location to say “I Do!”

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I Do Venues’ daily blog posts feature the hottest wedding venues in California with inspiring photo galleries by the best wedding photographers. The posts provide informative editorial with regular “Ask the Experts” segments; that cover venue-specific subjects and design ideas to help the bride visualize the venue with different themes and color palettes. In addition to photographers, planners and the brides themselves sharing their wedding tips and offering their DIY advice. The blog has grown into the ultimate wedding venue resource for brides wanting to find the ideal location in California, by expanding into different fields using new technology and social media platforms. I Do Venues offers:


At I Do Venues, we believe in being inspired by your wedding venue! Choosing a location is the starting point in the process of planning your dream wedding. That’s why we are here, to help you choose the perfect California venue that suits all your wants and needs. Our daily blog features gorgeous photography from real weddings alongside expert advice. Giving brides the opportunity to see the hottest west coast venues showcased in a variety of color palettes, themes and design styles (from chic-modern, to soft-romantic). Today’s tech savvy bride spends over 80% of her wedding planning hours browsing the Internet, social media sites and apps when planning her ultimate wedding. We understand how important it is to use a reliable source. All the facilities featured on our blog are prescreened allowing us to recommend them to our clients. Our goal is to help connect brides with the best California wedding venues and vendors through the use of our blog, app and forth-coming e-Mag. Now, time to get inspired!


About Page- Gloria Bio Pic  Gloria Atherstone | Owner 

Co-Founder and Director of Business Development, Gloria Atherstone, has extensive experience in wedding catering and coordination. Gloria organically branched out to provide wedding coordination and design for her clients, after founding her catering company. The evolution from catering guru and foodie, to planner and designer, seemed perfect paired with her business degree and background in marketing and people management. Then came I Do Venues. As a wedding planner, Gloria quickly became aware that few brides could vision what their wedding venue will look like on their wedding day.  It is overwhelming to enter a blank, vanilla building and imagine it filled with color, flowers and all things wedding. With this thought Gloria co-founded I Do Venues to help inspire brides as they enter into the challenging pursuit of choosing the perfect wedding venue.

Photo by Kelly Boitano Photography