Sunset Celebration Weekend Event Recap

The Belgard booth was located in Sunset Celebration Beer Garden and featured a Weston Stone® fire pit surrounded by Lafitt® Rustic Slab pavers and a ???? seat wall.
The Belgard booth was located by the Beer Garden and featured a Weston Stone® fire pit surrounded by Lafitt® Grana Slab pavers and a Shelton Wall seat wall.

We had an amazing time soaking in the sun and celebrating life in the West at the annual Sunset Celebration Weekend held in Cornerstone Sonoma on May 20-21. We occupied two spaces on the event campus, with our company booth and fire pit lounging area by the Beer Garden and the Belgard Wine Bar on the opposite side of the campus. We’d like to offer a special shout out to our friends at Black Diamond Paver Stone & Landscape, Inc., who installed the fire pit, seat wall and patio for our lounging area. Members of the Black Diamond team were also on hand throughout the weekend to greet attendees and answer questions regarding landscaping and hardscape design and installation.

The Belgard Wine Bar was a popular site throughout the event, offering wine tastings to attendees. The bar was constructed with Tandem® Modular Grid surrounded by a paver patio of Lafitt® Rustic Slab.

Our weekend began with Media Day on Friday. Belgard took part in the event by distributing materials to the visiting media representatives and offering refreshing mimosas at the Belgard Wine Bar.

Saturday was open to the public and was a perfect California day — sunny and warm with clear blue skies. Throughout the day, we educated attendees on various pavers and retaining walls and offered tips on outdoor living design and installation, as well as contractor selection. By stopping to ask questions, visitors to our booth were rewarded with an additional wine tasting ticket that could be redeemed across the campus at the Belgard Wine Bar. Additional festivities throughout the event included live music, cooking demonstrations, various product and education booths, food trucks offering a variety of delicious fare, and more.

Area chefs offered cooking demonstrations at the Outdoor Kitchen Stage throughout the event. The outdoor kitchen was constructed with Tandem® Modular Grid, with a surrounding patio of Lafitt® Rustic Slab.

Sunday was an equally gorgeous day with a continuation of live entertainment, wine tastings, festive happenings and lively conversation around the Belgard fire pit. Anyone who missed the event who would like to ask questions from a Belgard expert on outdoor living design is welcome to call 877-BELGARD (or 877-235-4273) to setup a one-on-one consultation.

We’ll see you next year!

Join Us at Sunset Celebration in Cornerstone Sonoma – May 20-21

0517_celebrationwknd1Belgard is once again excited to be a part of Sunset magazine’s annual Sunset Celebration Weekend, to be held this year at Cornerstone Sonoma in Sonoma, California, on May 20 and 21. Prepare to immerse yourself in everything we love about life in the West—including gourmet food, exceptional wine and fabulous outdoor living. This will be the second year that the event will be held in the new Cornerstone location.

At this year’s Celebration Weekend, you can check out the latest in smart home technology with Sunset’s Smart Cottage home exhibit, get inspired for “glamping” with the Camp Sunset activities and display, tour nourishing Test Gardens, and attend celebrity chef demonstrations on the Outdoor Cooking Stage.

Belgard will be hosting wine tastings in our booth, which will be located by the beer garden. Our booth will be an outdoor living room featuring Mirage® porcelain pavers, a Belgard fire pit, and built-in seating constructed with Shelton Wall. The installation will be a permanent addition to the venue to be enjoyed for years to come. As a long-time sponsor of Sunset Celebration Weekend, we have been proud to provide multiple hardscape installations for this event in the past.

Cambridge Cobble® paver walkways line the gardens of Sunset magazine’s corporate grounds in Menlo Park, California.

In 2009, Belgard installed a 2,000 square foot Cambridge Cobble® paver patio for the test kitchen on Sunset magazine’s corporate grounds in Menlo Park, California, the former location of the annual Celebration Weekend. In 2011, Belgard also helped update the beauty of the grounds by replacing aged, cracked asphalt garden pathways with Belgard Cambridge Cobble® pavers to coordinate with the test kitchen. The high-traffic capacity of the paver walkways improved both the look and functionality for the annual event, which draws thousands of attendees each year.

The Belgard outdoor living room at Sunset’s Menlo Park corporate headquarters.

In 2013, Belgard installed yet another permanent addition to the corporate grounds with an outdoor living room that features more Cambridge Cobble pavers — installed in a circular pattern — and a Weston Fire Pit, surrounding with comfy built-in seating. The spot proved to be a favorite respite for many event-goers at that year’s celebration and the years that followed. The outdoor living room and fire pit to be installed at the new venue in Cornerstone Sonoma is sure to be a favorite gathering place at this year’s event, as well. Come join us for a sample of delicious wine!

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Wondering what to expect? Watch this recap video from last year.