Serra Center Testimonials


A Real Dream Come True

"Our wedding was on July 18th, 2009 and it was the most perfect day you can imagine.  To be married at Padre Serra had long been a dream of ours, but to have our reception in the beautiful new Serra Center was a real dream come true.  The Serra Center provided everything we needed for our reception.  A large space to hold all of our friends and family, amazing food, and a staff that catered to our every need.  

When we walked into the Serra Center for the first time as a newly married couple, we were both in awe at we saw.  The vision that we had in our minds for how we wanted our reception to look was now a real picture right in front of our eyes.  It was beautiful, elegant, and intimate all at the same time.  We enjoyed every minute of our reception.  From the first dance, to the speeches, to the cutting of the cake, we couldn't imagine having our reception in any other place as grand as the Serra Center."
-Kellen & Kristin Atkins

We Were Able to be Carefree

"We found the Serra Center a perfect venue for our son's wedding reception.  From the advance planning meetings with the caterer to the day of the event, we were impressed with the professionalism and creative talents of the staff who were very accommodating.  We wereable to be carefree and enjoy the reception as much as the bride and groom!  The food was outstanding!"

- Terry and Shirley O'Donnell


Assisted in Every Way Possible

"Velvet Alley Events had the distinct pleasure of working with Padre Serra Parish for a recent wedding.  The reception was held at the beautiful Serra Center.  We found the staff to be very helpful and knowledgeable, especially when we requested a walk-through of the facilities.  They also assisted in every way possible, from meeting with vendors to a timely set up prior to the wedding. Charleen Freeborn (event coordinator) was gracious, well-informed, and understanding of all the needs that made the wedding special.  I would refer my clients to Padre Serra Parish and look forward to working with them again."

- Soltana Mulhearn
Event Coordinator for Velvet Alley Events 805-624-1886

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