Sausalito, California 94965
We'd love it if you would mention that you found Cavallo Point, The Lodge at the Golden Gate on the Here Comes The Guide website.
Why We Like This Place
It's been awarded honor status by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The property is also ranked #2 Best Hotel In California by Travel+Leisure and is the "Sense of Place" winner of the National Geographic World Legacy Award. History, ecology and luxury all seem to blend seamlessly together at Cavallo Point Lodge, the meticulously restored Colonial Revival complex tucked away like a gorgeous surprise at the northern foot of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The views are breathtaking from anywhere on this property set on 75,000 acres of sunny national parkland, but especially from the Mission Blue Chapel. Named after an endangered California butterfly, this pristine, cream-colored structure stands high on a hillside covered with tufted grasses and California native plants. Its adjoining terrace is ideal for light-hearted gatherings, and affords a vista of San Francisco, the sparkling bay, and the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge rising above the pines and eucalyptus through tiaras of clouds.
There are no pews in the chapel, which has large picture windows, gleaming honey-colored floors, and a low stage that make it an excellent setting for anything from a meeting of the minds to a wedding ceremony or reception. But perhaps you'll want to take your celebration outdoors to the Mission Blue Lawn, where your guests can enjoy an elegant hilltop affair or an exchange of vows framed by the incomparable natural panorama.
At the foot of the hill, the Terrace—named for the endangered Callippe butterfly—is another prime party venue. This one comes with a welcoming fire pit, comfortable seating and a lovely view of historic Fort Baker. Team it up with the Callippe Ballroom and the Callippe Foyer for an ultra-grand indoor-outdoor fête. The foyer alone is roomy enough for cocktails and dancing. Large, lounge-like alcoves flanking the doors add to the sense of grandeur. If you need a place for additional activities, the handsome Silverspot Room on the opposite side of the ballroom can be used as a minitheater, a children's playroom and more.
Not enough possibilities? The lodge offers an amazing 14,000 square feet of adaptable function rooms and formal meeting space. Traipse upstairs to where the balconied Verbena Room and Foyer, La Mariposa Borracha Room and the Cavallo Point Cooking School kitchen multiply ways to maximize your event experience. Imagine serving cocktails or dinner in a graceful salon with fireplace and thrilling wraparound views, or a group lesson in the art of fine cuisine in the warmth of a spotless, professionally equipped, wine country-style kitchen.
Added to all this are day-of accommodations for the bride, a luxurious Healing Arts Center & Spa, the award-winning Murray Circle restaurant, the Farley Bar and a dreamy veranda designed for sitting back and soaking up the wild beauty of the surrounding terrain. You won't want to leave the grounds and you don't have to. The magnificently renovated two-bedroom family-friendly suites and guest rooms and glamorous contemporary lodgings are a great place for you and your guests to settle in and relax for a weekend … or embark on an extended stay full of fun-filled exploration. Rest assured, any journey that begins here is bound to be a glorious one.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 208
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 208
- Max. Seated Indoors: 180
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 250
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 250
- Max. Seated: 200
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility holds 208 seated guests, indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site can accommodate 180 seated or 250 standing indoors, and 250 seated or standing outdoors. Outdoor events require a tent from a third-party rental company.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting rooms hold 200 seated theater-style, or 180 banquet-style.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
50% of the total event cost is required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 30 days prior to the event. The rental fee ranges $6,500–9,500 depending on the season and the number of guests. Meals, including wine, beer and wedding cake, range $225–275/person. Tax, alcohol and a 23% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided, CBA
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided, CBA
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride's Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided, CBA
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: 142 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: garden patio, landscaped grounds; panorama of fields, hills, cityscape, coastline, forest, mountains, ocean and park
Other: on-site wedding cake, spa services, picnic area
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: BYO with corkage fee
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Alternate Info: Cavallo Point Lodge