BIG DREAMS, small budget: 23 Affordable Bay Area Wedding Venues

Hoping to find an affordable Bay Area wedding venue? Don't despair! From historic mansions to enchanting redwood groves and everything in between, here's a selection of places that won't break the bank.

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Chardonnay Golf Club

American Canyon, CA

Style: Golf Course and Clubhouse with two great outdoor event areas, one with a majestic oak and the other a rose-decked arbor and lawn adjoining a white reception tent.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Vine Hill House at O'Connell Vineyards

Sebastopol, California

Style: Breathtaking setting featuring a charming home and garden with flowerbeds, lawns, and fabulous views of the surrounding hills covered with apple orchards and grapevines.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Toll House Hotel

Los Gatos, CA

Style: Quaint hotel highlighted by a mansard-roofed clock tower, with al fresco events in front of a lovely fountain in an open-air courtyard or an intimate outdoor deck.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

deLorimier Winery

Geyserville, CA

Style: Ceremonies & receptions are heavenly on the back lawn, which is bordered by vineyards and looks out over countryside panoramas. At night, strings of twinkle lights add sparkle to the festivities, and there’s an ample patio for dancing under the stars.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $


Mill Valley Community Center

Mill Valley, California

Style: Warm, rustically modern event space with a soaring cathedral ceiling, lots of windows, and a large attached patio and adjoining tentable lawn—plus ceremonies in the redwoods!

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Rancho Nicasio

Nicasio, CA

Style: Dreamy countryside venue complete with a restaurant, designed with wooden ceiling tresses, brass-trimmed fixtures, and an oak dance floor, an open-air deck overlooking a grand lawn, a ballroom, and bar.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Falkirk Mansion

San Rafael, CA

Stye: A lovely Queen Anne Victorian with rich, wood-paneled interior that includes stained-glass windows and ornate fireplaces, along with a lovely wedding lawn, rose garden, and airy veranda.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Sausalito Woman's Club

Sausalito, CA

Style: 1918 Craftsman designed by Julia Morgan boasting lush, swoon-worthy gardens and an inviting, beautifully preserved interior, with rich wood paneling, a cozy fireplace, an open-rafter ceiling hung with period light fixtures, and rows of oversized windows framing stellar bay and city views.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $


W San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Style: This playfully modern hotel in the heart of downtown offers vibrant event spaces, including the lavish Great Room and the expansive, chic Social Terrace, which boasts a media wall, L.E.D. chandelier, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an outdoor patio with spectacular city views.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Hotel Kabuki

San Francisco, CA

Style: East meets West in the heart of historic Japantown at this sophisticated retreat that features beautiful Japanese touches in its design, gardens, and event spaces.

Catering: In-house
Price: $

Log Cabin at the Presidio by Wedgewood Weddings

San Francisco, CA

Style: Unique 1937 Log Cabin with a fieldstone foundation, log-lined walls, wagon wheel chandeliers and fireplace, nestled in a forested national park with the iconic SF skyline (and Golden Gate Bridge!) as a backdrop.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel

San Francisco, California

Fab Features: 10th and 11th-floor event spaces are impressive • stunning ballroom with 1926 opulence and city vistas • renovated guest rooms and suites for an overnight stay

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


Club Los Meganos - Trilogy at The Vineyards

Brentwood, California

Style: Olive groves, cypress trees, a stone plaza, and a tiered terracotta fountain evoke Italy, while the sophisticated ballroom and Ceremony Lawn offer views of Mt. Diablo.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Ardenwood Historic Farm

Fremont, CA

Style: The elegant Patterson Mansion is surrounded by magical gardens and grounds, where romantic ceremonies are held under a wisteria-wrapped wooden arbor or Victorian-stye white gazebo; the reception lawn, set with gorgeous farm tables beneath the glow of bistro lights and uplighting focused on the massive, centuries-old trees encircling the lawn.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Brentwood Rise by Wedgewood Weddings

Brentwood, California

Style: High-value, all-inclusive banquet center with a ballroom and romantic ceremony garden that both enjoy leafy views of lakes, trees, and rolling fairways.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Gardens at Heather Farm

Walnut Creek, CA

Style: ‌Six landscaped acres full of colorful flowerbeds, herb and rock gardens, and water features, along with distinctive indoor and outdoor event spaces.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$


The Callippe Preserve Golf Course

Pleasanton, California

Style: Hilltop nature preserve and butterfly sanctuary, with covered celebration patio and panoramic valley views.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Dublin Ranch Golf Course & Event Center

Dublin, California

Style: Golf Course & Clubhouse nestled high in the Tri-Valley foothills with fabulous views.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

BoaVentura de Caires Winery

Livermore, CA

Style: This gorgeous winery offers a romantic and pastoral atmosphere, with al fresco ceremonies set against a backdrop of rolling green hills and twisting vines and receptions just outside the century-old farmhouse and rustic barn.

Catering: BYO
Price: $


CuriOdyssey

San Mateo, California

Style: Innovative science center, zoo, and thoroughly original event venue, offering events in the lush Butterfly Garden, shady Pavilion, and the architecturally stunning Redwood Hall, with its four cascading levels, mirrored cupola, and soaring windows framing breathtaking panoramas of the bay.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Rengstorff House

Mountain View, CA

Style: This historic house, outfitted with ornate brass chandeliers, Victorian plaster rosettes, and antique furniture, is nestled within a 750-acre wildlife and recreation area, where lakeside events are dreamy on the verdant lawns and adjoining brick patios.

Catering: BYO
Price: $

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

Burlingame, California

Style: Stunning hotel venue boasting a soaring 9-story Atrium with a vast skylight, a cool and contemporary Grand Peninsula Ballroom with modern glass chandeliers, and plenty of exceptional amenities, like a state-of-the-art fitness center & pool, a chic bar and market, and free trolleys to area attractions.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


The Ranch at Silver Creek by Wedgewood Weddings

San Jose, California

Style: Hilltop clubhouse with majestic panorama of rolling hills, oak-filled canyons, lakes and creeks that stretches all the way to the San Francisco skyline--what an amazing setting for a ceremony! Bonus: The ballroom's wraparound balcony gives a breathtaking birds-eye view.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Fortino Winery and Event Center

Gilroy, California

Style: Family-owned winery set among acres of vineyards, rolling hills, and giant redwoods with a rustic tasting room and handsome barrel room.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


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