Northern California Wedding Venues You’ll Love
What kind of wedding are you planning? Outdoor? Unique? Need to find the perfect spot for your rehearsal dinner? We share our fave Northern California venues here.
(If you still can’t get enough, see detailed info for all the Northern California wedding venues on our site.)
It's hard to top Sacramento's rich and fascinating history—this is Gold Rush country, after all! Plus, it's one of the first areas settled in the state, and the longtime center of California's storied government. That means historic sites galore, from an opulent Victorian estate to a quaint vintage church. No matter which type of wedding venue speaks to you, you're sure to find something wonderful among these nostalgic Sacramento-area treasures.
If you want nature, in the form of glorious trees, to play a role in your wedding, these venues could be just what you're looking for. From a cathedral in the forest created by a grove of redwoods to a canopy of spreading oaks aglow with bistro lights at night, they'll all add a woodsy beauty to your celebration.
San Francisco is a veritable smorgasbord of world-class cuisine, encompassing virtually every culture, culinary delight, and price point. But a rehearsal dinner is no mere meal—it's the introduction to your all-important wedding festivities. So we've put together a list of dining options with a combination of great food, cool style, and pretty fabulous views that will inspire you to make reservations.
San Francisco is famous for many things: iconic bay views, great parks, and more incredible restaurants per capita than just about anywhere else in the country to name a few. But it's also a prime destination for weddings, thanks to a wealth of unique venues. Here's a selection of standout options that run the gamut from landmark buildings to cutting-edge museums. And most of them are worth visiting even if you're not getting married here!
The California Gold Rush brought people—and fortunes—west. Newly minted tycoons and industrialists flocked to San Francisco, anxious to show off their wealth, and by the turn of the century the city became known for its exuberant, extravagant architecture. Luckily, SF is still a treasure trove of these historic landmarks, hotels, and mansions—all of which offer spectacular ballroom settings for your wedding.
The Napa/Sonoma Wine Country is famous for its wines and gorgeous scenery, but it’s also renowned as a wedding mecca. And although hosting your Big Day here can be pricey, you’ll be happy to know that the region is also home to more affordable venues. Here’s a list of places that are easier on your wallet!
Your rehearsal dinner is an opportunity to bring close friends and family together in a more informal way than during your wedding, and an Italian Restaurant can provide the perfect combination of ambiance and cuisine. The setting is often relaxed, and dishes can be served family style. Plus, Italian food is so popular it’s easy to include menu items that will satisfy all your guests. Check out these Bay Area Italian restaurants.
San Francisco is more affordable than you may think! Here are 8 SF wedding venues that won't break the bank.
San Francisco is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, which makes it a much sought-after setting for both local and destination weddings. And although it has a reputation for being pricey, there are quite a few affordable venues where you can host your event.