Olema Wedding Venue
10021 Coastal Highway One
Olema, California 94950
With a setting you’re likely to see in one of those gorgeous photographic coffee table books, the lodge has long maintained a reputation as a terrific romantic hideaway. It’s on one of the prettiest sections of the Northern California coast, flanked by giant redwoods and Point Reyes National Seashore Park. Many of its guest rooms feature fireplaces and whirlpool tubs with pastoral views of the lodge’s landscaped grounds and the park’s meadows and mountains beyond (yes, you can see the view from the tub!). Given its natural appeal, the lodge increases its romantic possibilities by not only hosting weddings and receptions, but by offering your family, friends and guests the opportunity to have an exclusive retreat for a long weekend celebration.
With the lodge as a backdrop and the expansive, sloping lawn and blooming English garden of the hotel grounds before you, outdoor weddings here are a special treat. You can tie the knot under the branches of a blossoming magnolia tree, or beneath any one of the mature olive, oak and shady alder trees that border the grounds.
For smaller weddings consider the lodge’s Casa Olema Retreat, which includes a cottage and lawn. Walk down a flagstone path behind the lodge and under a redwood arch, and you’ll be in a separate grass-covered area, surrounded by a formal herb and flower garden and apple, fig, pear and magnolia trees. On one side of the lawn is an arbor containing a built-in table and benches. Crafted from the lodge’s trademark golden fir and thickly draped with ivy, it’s a charming setting. For larger gatherings, you can set up tables and chairs on the lawn itself.
For small weddings held midweek, the delightful Creekside Cottage, located right on Olema Creek, is ideal for up to 10 people.
Adjoining the lodge is the 1865 Historic Farm House Restaurant, Bar and Deli. In addition to being available for rehearsal dinners and post-wedding brunches, it’s an option for intimate indoor weddings. When the weather’s warm you can also get married outside on the restaurant’s Clemente Garden Patio, which is bordered by a lawn and the Olema Creek.
Included with the rental of the main lodge, the Casa Olema cottage provides both a small kitchen for caterers and a bride’s dressing room. Plush furnishings, a fir-manteled fireplace and wainscoting create a room as quaint and personable as any one of the lodge’s guest rooms. The cottage’s eight-person outdoor hot tub, set within an enclosed brick patio, is a relaxing treat for bride and groom or members of the wedding party. You’ll have the exclusive use of its cozy breakfast room, where you can warm yourself in front of a massive stone fireplace, and the downstairs game room, outfitted with an antique billiard table. If you’re inviting out-of-town guests, there are also 21 quiet and restful rooms, all with private baths. The Point Reyes Seashore Lodge makes it possible to combine getting married and getting away in one of the state’s most scenic and secluded areas.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The main lawn behind the lodge holds 150 seated or standing guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Casa Olema Retreat lawn accommodates 150 seated or standing for a variety of events. Tents may be advisable depending on weather conditions. The Farm House can accommodate up to 100 guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Casa Olema Retreat holds 20 seated conference-style or 25 theater-style; the Creekside Cottage holds 10 for meetings. The Farm House Restaurant’s Park Room holds 40 guests conference-style and 50 theater-style.
For weddings or special events, 50% of the rental fee is the nonrefundable deposit required to secure your date. The rental fee (which ensures exclusive use of the entire Lodge and grounds for your event) ranges $5,000–6,500 and includes tables and chairs and 2 nights’ lodging at the Casa Olema Cottage. A $500 cleaning/damage deposit and a certificate of insurance are due 8 weeks prior to the event. There is some flexibility in fees for midweek ceremonies and receptions. Catering packages can be customized to fit any budget. Buffets start at $37/person. There is a fee if you bring in your own caterer.
For business functions, fees are based upon date reserved, number of rooms booked and services requested. Please call for rates.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided by Farm House Restaurant or select from preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: prep only
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: not wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided, extra charge
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: VCR, TV, projector and screen, flip charts; secretarial services CBA
Accommodations: 21 guest rooms, 2 cottages
Telephone: in guest rooms; pay phone nearby
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ
Cleanup: caterer or renter
View: coastal mountains, creek, meadow
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Bed and Breakfast
Alcohol: provided by Farm House Restaurant
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: acoustic only
Wheelchair Access: limited
Insurance: certificate required
Other: no confetti, rice or birdseed
Choose From List
Mid-May through mid-October, weather permitting. A 6-hour block (1pm–7pm) is allowed for ceremonies and receptions. After-party hours available indoors in the restaurant and outdoor deck (7:30pm–12:30am).