Forager

address, San Jose, CA 95113 · Phone number · Visit website
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6 reviews
4.7 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 50 to 688
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About Forager

Forager is a tastefully curated, rustic-chic, creative events space located in downtown San Jose's South First Arts District. The venue totals 14,400 square feet and is the perfect balance between raw and modern. Forager provides in-house catering and a full bar focused on craft cocktails and locally-sourced ingredients.

Facilities and Capacity

Forager's ample floor space boasts enough room for ceremony and reception. The venue's exposed brick walls and high-arched ceiling complement an open concept floor plan, allowing for maximum creative freedom. The glass-walled mezzanine makes for an ideal bridal room and an unforgettable grand entrance, while the main floor can seat upwards of 300 guests, including a full dance floor.

Services Offered

Forager offers many wedding-related services for a seamless and memorable experience, so that you can enjoy every special moment with your loved ones. The venue has ample parking space, offers a shuttle and valet services, and is wheelchair accessible. They also provide a dance floor, chairs, and large communal tables made from reclaimed wood. The venue offers the following services:

  • Catering services
  • Full liquor license
  • Event planning services
  • Floral design
  • High speed internet
  • AV system

Cuisine

Forager offers the convenience of inclusive catering and a fully customizable menu by a world-class kitchen team. The venue provides all needed barware, china, flatware, and glassware for your event. Couples may choose from a variety of serving styles for their reception meal, including buffet, cocktail reception, family style, hors d'oeuvre, and station options. Forager also offers many in-house bar services for your special day, featuring local beers on tap, a full liquor license, and speciality coffee bar. The wedding bar services they provide include:

  • Bar staff
  • Champagne toast
  • Craft beers
  • Local California wine list
  • Premium liquors
  • Signature drinks
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6 Reviews for Forager

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.7

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  • Kristina

    Kristina · Married on 04/09/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful Rustic/ Industrial Space in San Jose

    The wedding reception my husband and I had at the Forager is one of our favorite memories. The great service and professionalism of the staff definitely made it so! If you are looking for a rustic/ industrial space for your wedding in the South Bay, I would definitely recommend the Forager.

    We booked the venue for our reception (they also do ceremonies and will convert the space for the reception, if you’re interested). As we were planning the wedding by ourselves, we liked how there were a lot of things provided by the Forager (versus us renting out a space and having to source everything on our own), including tables, chairs, food and drinks, plates/ utensils/ glassware, etc., staff (serving food and drinks and helping set up and break down), AND a day-of coordinator (SO important). I want to highlight three other things that made our experience great:

    Space
    The space is really beautiful: exposed brick and wood beams, string lights, barn doors, a nice patio out in front with plants. In addition, there was an upstairs loft with glass doors that overlooked the space. Between the church ceremony and the wedding reception, our bridal party was able to relax upstairs with some champagne and appetizers. In terms of capacity, our reception had 130 guests, but the space can easily hold 250-300 for a wedding reception.

    Food and Drink
    Sidenote- it was really important for us to support small/ local/ women and/or minority owned businesses when we could as we were planning the wedding, so we really appreciated how The Forager featured local brewers and sourced their vegetables from Spade and Plow (a local CSA of which we are also members!). The highlight of the space was definitely the bar. The Forager has a rotating tap of beers and all of the beers that they have are local. A few weeks before the wedding, we had a beer tasting with Heinz, one of the partners of the Forager. We were able to choose 6 and went with 4 lighter beers, 1 stout, and 1 sour (my favorite was the Cafe con Leche Stout from Camino Brewing). On the side of the bar, we also had a wine station and served one red and one white (we only had beer and wine, since at the time, they still needed a license to serve hard alcohol. And honestly, just having beer and wine was fine)

    The food was amazing. Chef Lee was great to work with. We ended up going with the phyllo-wrapped asparagus, lobster mac and cheese, and pork belly donuts as our appetizers, roasted beets with goat cheese arugula and hearts of romaine with grilled tri-tip as our salads, stout braised short ribs and stewed chicken as our main courses, and oat risotto with mushrooms and lemon roasted brussel sprouts as our sides (yum, right?). The food was served family style (although I think there is an option to do food stations if you want). Chef Lee also provided a nice charcuterie plate for the wedding party while we were waiting in loft for the reception to begin.

    Event Planning and Event Management
    Working with the Event Staff at the Forager was great. We worked mostly with Marie, the Forager’s Event Manager, and as the wedding drew closer, we also worked with Kindsey and Loretta, who served as the day-of coordinator. These women are absolute PROS. Seriously, they know what they’re doing. You want these women on your team. There are so many small details that go into planning a wedding, and for many people planning their own wedding, you don’t know what you don’t know. You want to feel at ease and taken care of and that is exactly what I felt working with Marie and her team. I’m especially thankful that a day-of coordinator was provided by the Forager (you hear horror stories of brides in their wedding gowns having to direct set up and clean up, and honestly, you really don’t want to deal with that at your wedding). They were really great at communicating and were very responsive. Also, they were all very kind and sweet.

    In all, I am so glad that we had our wedding reception at the Forager. The space was beautiful, the food and drinks were great, the staff were the best. We even spent our 1st year anniversary back at the Forager for brunch to reminisce. Thank you, Forager!

    Sent on 06/12/2020
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    Andrew · Married on 03/25/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A&K Wedding

    My wife and I got married at Forager in March of 2018. We couldn’t have been more happy with the way things turned out. The event staff is responsive, has great suggestions, and is willing to work closely with you. Also, our guests still talk about how good the food was at our wedding to this very day. I would recommend Forager 100%!

    Sent on 06/12/2020

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Forager FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 10000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 10000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 2000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Lighting/Sound
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 50
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Liquor
    Open Bar
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    688
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    February
    March
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    June
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