BIG DREAMS, small budget: 30 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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Fairview Chardonnay

American Canyon, CA

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Breathtaking Views

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: a stunning golf club immersed in a quintessential Wine Country landscape • exchange vows beneath a majestic California Valley Oak against a backdrop of golf greens and vineyards, or a rose-decked arbor • celebrate with a stunning tented reception on the lush expansive lawn

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Paradise Ridge Winery

Santa Rosa, California

Venue Superpowers:

360-Degree Valley Views

Family-Owned

Estate-Bottled Wines

Fab Features: wonderful family-owned winery and 156-acre estate on a bluff overlooking the Russian River Valley • spacious, two-story venue with a bright loggia and veranda which echo early California architecture with a modern twist • unique four-acre "Marijke's Grove" of artwork set among the oaks

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Fairview Sonoma County

Rohnert Park, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Idyllic Landscaping

All-Inclusive

English Countryside Vibes

Fab Features: pretty garden wedding gazebo alongside a pond with weeping willows, roses, and waterbirds • receptions in an airy white banquet hall filled with natural light from the expanse of windows • packages can include a DJ and MC, invitations, wedding cake, florals, hosted bar and more

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Vine Hill House at O'Connell Vineyards

Sebastopol, California

Venue Superpowers:

360-Degree Valley Views

Backyard Vibes

Outdoor Receptions

Fab Features: breathtaking setting featuring a charming home and garden • say "I do" on a lovely lawn with fabulous views of the surrounding hills covered with apple orchards and grapevines • dine and dance under the stars and stately oak and redwood trees.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Wild Oak Saddle Club

Santa Rosa, CA

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Panoramic Views

Lovely Landscaping

Fab Features: stunning full-service private event venue in a picturesque location • velvety lawns dotted by shady oaks • sprawling views of The Valley of the Moon & Hood Mountain

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

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BARRA of Mendocino Winery and Event Center

Redwood Valley, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Lawn Ceremonies

Early California Architecture

Organic Winery

Fab Features: 50 acres of organic vineyards are the backdrop for beautiful al fresco ceremonies on the lawn or in the perennial gardens • one-of-a-kind tasting room with swooping wood beams and a dreamy indoor fountain • expert event staff and curated vendor lists ensure an easy planning process

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $
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Landmarks Art and Garden Center

Tiburon, California

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Home

Panoramic Bay Views

Garden Celebrations

Fab Features: a lovingly renovated house overlooking the water • variety of cozy outdoor settings from the lawn to the oval terrace to the lush garden • ask about their weekday elopement specials!

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Mill Valley Community Center

Mill Valley, California

Venue Superpowers:

Adirondack-Inspired Lodge

Spacious Patio

Redwood Forest

Fab Features: warm, rustically modern event space adjacent to lovely landscaping and a verdant 3-acre lawn • ceremonies beneath towering redwoods • the interior impresses with a soaring cathedral ceiling, lots of windows, and a large attached patio

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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University of Redlands, Marin Campus

San Anselmo, California

Venue Superpowers:

Castle Vibes

All-Inclusive

Mountain Views

Fab Features: dreamy, tree-shaded campus that evokes a Medieval village • two stunning Chapels: one, a graceful stone church, and the other boasting a soaring campanile, terrace, and stained glass windows • al fresco ceremonies on the Geneva Terrace, a curving sweep of stone that provides one of the most stunning panoramas in Marin

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Campbell Hall and Garden at Christ Church, Sausalito

Sausalito, California

Venue Superpowers:

Backyard Vibes

Vintage Hall

Landscaped Gardens

Fab Features: lovely vintage hall nestled in the hills of Sausalito with multiple windows and French doors in each room • say "I do" in a a lush, forest-like garden grove, with a partial bay view and a blissful ambiance • garden-view balcony terrace perfect for pre-dinner socializing

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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InterContinental Hotel San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Venue Superpowers:

Year-Round Tented Terrace

Contemporary Design

Expansive Ballroom

Fab Features: modern, plush hotel with a warm, amenity-filled interior • the Pacific Terrace offers an expansive, clear-covered outdoor venue available year-round • Grand Ballroom boasts 20-foot ceilings and massive windows to bring the outside in

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

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Japantown Setting

Boutique Contemporary Hotel

Unique Gardens

Fab Features: sophisticated retreat in historic Japantown blends beautiful Japanese design elements with a plush, contemporary vibe • the Sakura Ballroom boasts a shoji-coffered ceiling and view of the garden through a floor-to-ceiling window • the Imperial Foyer and Ballroom are adjacent to the gorgeous sunken garden

Catering: In-house
Price: $
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Log Cabin at the Presidio by Wedgewood Weddings

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Golden Gate Bridge Views

Historic Details

Fab Features: 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 • customizable, build-your-own wedding packages = value + your vision

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel

San Francisco, California

Venue Superpowers:

Landmark Non-Profit

Exquisite Details

Upscale Accommodations

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: $ • $$
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Preservation Park

Oakland, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Homesteads

Garden Ceremonies

Open-Air Receptions

Fab Features: eye-catching recreation of a Victorian neighborhood in the heart of Oakland • ceremonies in the graceful bandstand surrounded by vintage architecture, colorfully painted homes, and lush landscaping • receptions follow in the adjacent Fountain Courtyard with a stunning two-tiered fountain at its center

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak

Walnut Creek, CA

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Mid-Century Modern Vibes

Historic Oak Tree

Fab Features: hilltop clubhouse bordered by open space and ridgeline trails • ceremonies under a majestic, gnarled 350-year-old oak tree or on a picturesque knoll beside the 9th-hole water feature • al fresco celebrations on the Patio against a backdrop of manicured greens or in the spacious Celebration Ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Club Los Meganos - Trilogy at The Vineyards

Brentwood, California

Venue Superpowers:

Euro Vibes

Vineyard Views

Outdoor Ceremonies

Fab Features: olive groves, cypress trees, a stone plaza, and a tiered terracotta fountain evoke Italy • verdant Ceremony Lawn boasts views of Mt. Diablo • refined receptions in the sophisticated ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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San Ramon Waters by Wedgewood Weddings

San Ramon, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Sparkling Lake

Luxe Interiors

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: dreamy, al fresco ceremonies beneath a pergola or 50-year-old weeping willow, set against a sparkling lake & waterfall • pretty patios are surrounded by lush landscaping, with views of the lake and its wildlife • luxe interior banquet room with a cozy fireplace, sunken built-in bar and windows showcasing the view

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Gardens at Heather Farm

Walnut Creek, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Garden Oasis

Rose-Covered Gazebo

Lawn Receptions

Fab Features: a garden oasis with 6 acres of colorful flowerbeds, herb and rock gardens, and water features • romantic ceremonies beneath the Gazebo designed with a unique, slate-tile roof and enhanced by climbing roses • al fresco receptions on the Meadow Lawn surrounded by Rugosa roses and pine trees

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Livermore, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Panoramic Views

All-Inclusive

Hacienda-Inspired

Fab Features: sun-splashed ceremony terraces overlook the golf course • inviting restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows framing panoramic views • generous packages include an event manager, bartenders, on-site coordinator, and more

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Callippe Preserve Golf Course

Pleasanton, California

Venue Superpowers:

California Ranch-Style

Nature Sanctuary

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: California ranch-style clubhouse • the airy Vista Patio is designed with glass walls and affords 270-degree valley panoramas • 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: $ • $$
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Domenico Winery

San Carlos, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Urban Winery

Industrial-Elegant

In-House Catering

Fab Features: authentic winery ambiance in the heart of the Bay Area • spacious Cask Room adorned with hundreds of wine barrels, string lights, and beautiful chandeliers • expert in-house caterers have experience in various cultural cuisines, and allow outside catering if desired!

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Moonraker

Pacifica, California

Venue Superpowers:

SF Bay Panoramas

Ocean View Ceremonies

Fresh Seafood

Fab Features: stylish waterfront restaurant in Pacifica serving classic seafood with a modern twist • ceremonies on the attached patio while waves crash below • the indoor event spaces boast floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

Burlingame, California

Venue Superpowers:

First-Class Hotel

Dramatic Atrium

Flexible Packages

Fab Features: architecturally intriguing first-class hotel • exchange vows in the soaring Atrium surrounded by lush foliage followed by receptions in the Grand Peninsula Ballroom • choose from an array of packages, and their event planning team is happy to custom-tailor a menu for your event, as well as accommodate cultural or ethnic needs

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Ranch at Silver Creek by Wedgewood Weddings

San Jose, California

Venue Superpowers:

Hilltop Panoramas

All-Inclusive

Lawn Ceremonies

Fab Features: hilltop clubhouse with a majestic panorama of rolling hills, oak-filled canyons, lakes and creeks that stretches all the way to the San Francisco skyline • ceremonies on a lawn beneath a rustic pergola with a canyon backdrop, followed by cocktail hour in a fountain courtyard • handsome ballroom with picture windows and a wraparound balcony for stepping out to admire the evening stars and sparkling cityscape

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Silver Creek Valley Country Club

San Jose, California

Venue Superpowers:

Waterfall Backdrop

Villa-Inspired

Natural Light

Fab Features: create the “storybook wedding” of your dreams at this upscale and picturesque venue • tie the knot at the beautiful lakeside ceremony site featuring a three-story waterfall cascade • celebrate with your loved ones in the amazing ballroom with floor to ceiling windows that offer panoramic views

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Toll House Hotel

Los Gatos, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Outdoor Ceremonies

All-Inclusive

Sunny Courtyard

Fab Features: quaint hotel with mansard-roofed clock tower • open-air courtyard with fountain • outdoor deck perfect for small celebrations

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Fortino Winery and Event Center

Gilroy, California

Venue Superpowers:

Redwoods Backdrop

Italian Cuisine

Indoor or Outdoor Receptions

Fab Features: family-owned winery set among acres of vineyards, rolling hills, and giant redwoods • delectable Italian cuisine served in a rustic tasting room and handsome barrel room • large patio and lawn for al fresco events

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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