BIG DREAMS, small budget: 26 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: $ • $$

Paradise Ridge Winery

Santa Rosa, California

Style: Wonderful family-owned winery and 156-acre estate on a bluff overlooking the Russian River Valley, highlighted by a spacious, two-story venue with a bright loggia and veranda which echo early California architecture with a modern twist.

Catering: Preferred list
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: $ • $$

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: $

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin

San Rafael, California

Style: Serene hilltop Fellowship hall with a wraparound deck surrounded by lush gardens and tall trees with sweeping views of Marin and Mount Tamalpais

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


InterContinental Hotel San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Style: Modern, plush hotel with a light-filled interior that offers an array of event spaces on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors that can accommodate weddings of any size, plus a Pacific Terrace that provides an outdoor option year-round.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Great American Music Hall

San Francisco, California

Style: Alluring 1907 Rococo concert hall with a starry past, boasting luxe décor like marble columns, ornately gilded balconies and an elaborate frescoed ceiling, and unique theatrical touches, including personalized marquees and state-of-the-art lighting and sound.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

City Club of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Style: A swanky private club, occupying four stories of a historic financial district skyscraper, boasts one of the most exquisite Art Deco interiors we've seen, including a remarkable 30-foot-high Diego Rivera fresco.

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: $ • $$


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: $ • $$

Little Hills Events

San Ramon, California

Style: Stunning and secluded al fresco venue surrounded by magnificent redwoods and oaks, native wildflowers, and rolling hills, with ceremonies atop a picturesque plateau and receptions under a twinkle-lit white tent.

Catering: In-house, BYO
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 Callippe Preserve Golf Course

Pleasanton, California

Style: California ranch-style clubhouse nestled on a hilltop nature preserve and butterfly sanctuary, offering 270-degree valley panoramas from a covered celebration patio and late-night celebrations in the Vista Restaurant with its princely two-sided stone fireplace, redwood-beam accents, and saddle-brown leather couches.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Dublin Ranch Golf Course & Event Center

Dublin, California

Style: Elegant clubhouse nestled high in the foothills above Tri-Valley, with a wide patio enclosed by a low stone wall edged with crepe myrtle trees and rose bushes and an elegant ballroom with soft dome lamps reflecting on the coffered ceiling.

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: $


Valley Presbyterian Church

Portola Valley, CA

Style: An awe-inspiring sanctuary surrounded by nature, where you can exchange vows in front of a wall of windows that overlook a grove of majestic redwood trees.

Price: $

Allied Arts Guild

Menlo Park, CA

Fab Features: serene garden oasis, with meandering courtyards and terraces, fountains, and bright blooms • Spanish Colonial-style buildings boast high-beamed ceilings, hand-carved details, and terracotta tiles • nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood on 3.5 acres

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Hillsborough Racquet Club

Hillsborough, California

Style: Historic, private club with a polished but unfussy vibe, featuring a ballroom with a roaring fireplace, a sunny patio and bar—and even an indoor badminton court!

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

The Moonraker

Pacifica, California

Style: Chic waterfront restaurant in Pacifica where you can host your event on the attached patio showcasing breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay while dining on classic seafood with a modern twist.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


Winchester Mystery House

San Jose, CA

Style: Magnificent Victorian mansion with a spooky past, hosting al fresco receptions on the lush Front Lawn, intimate ceremonies in Sarah Winchester's restored Dining Room, and vintage-style events in the airy Greenhouse.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
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: $ • $$

**BONUS**

We couldn't leave out this whimsical wooded property located just a short drive from the Bay Area near Sacramento.


The Ranch at Stoney Creek

Somerset, CA

Fab Features: this unique retreat— a Pony Express lodge-turned-miner's camp-turned-B&B— embraces the area's natural beauty and "true grit" • 67 acres of ancient oaks, creeks that run year-round, historic barns, and sprawling meadows, set against mossy boulders and the soaring mountains • overnight accommodations in the rustic 1915 lodge or in tents on the sprawling property


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


JUMP TO: NAPA / SONOMA WINE COUNTRY | NORTH BAY / MARIN | SAN FRANCISCO | PENINSULA / HALF MOON BAY | SOUTH BAY / SAN JOSE | TRI-VALLEY | EAST BAY | BONUS (JUST AN HOUR AWAY)

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