6 Amazing (and Affordable!) Central Valley Wedding Venues

There is more to the Central Valley than picturesque farmland, sprawling orchards, and rolling vineyards. Backed by the majestic Sierra Nevadas, this lush landscape is also home to a stunning array of unique and affordable wedding venues. From a beautifully reimagined 1912 theatre near Sacramento to a serene lakeside retreat just outside of Fresno, we’ve scoured the area to bring you the best properties this region has produced!


Mettler Family Vineyards

Lodi, CA

Fab Features: family-owned winery on 7 acres in the heart of Lodi • romantic ceremonies on the front lawn shaded by weeping willows or on the quaint side lawn, lined with colorful floral planters • manicured lawns, sun-dappled patios, bright blue ponds, and lush, eucalyptus-scented pathways frame a beautiful courtyard and cozy tasting room

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $
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The Century

Modesto, CA

Fab Features: stunning 1914 theater transformed into a chic, elevated event space • multiple venues perfect for intimate events, from the industrial-chic Alcove to the greenery-lined indoor/outdoor Botanical Breezeway • exceptional in-house services keep planning simple, with florals, DJ, planning, and catering all available

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Pageo Lavender Farm

Turlock, CA

Fab Features: surrounded by lush green landscapes, charming farmhouses, and rows of fragrant lavender • tall trees wrapped with twinkle lights create a romantic setting for receptions • the versatile event spaces can accommodate groups of 50 and up to 300

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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San Joaquin Winery

Madera, CA

Fab Features: exclusive use of the entire, sprawling property on your wedding day • toast your nuptials on the covered, open-air patio, with its tall ceilings, exposed beams, and wood-covered posts • endless photo ops among the wine barrels, luscious vineyards, and almond orchards

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Fresno Fields by Wedgewood Weddings

Fresno, California

Fab Features: beautiful full-service event space surrounded by vibrant gardens • ceremonies backed by a romantic waterfall and lush foliage • the elegant ballroom is designed with classic chandeliers and a warm, neutral color palette

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Pines Resort on Bass Lake

Bass Lake, CA

Fab Features: stunning ceremonies at the edge of Bass Lake's shimmering blue waters • receptions follow al fresco on the sprawling Gazebo Deck or indoors in the lovely Lakeview Room • full-service packages are generous and customizable, from an intimate microwedding to an Ultimate Wedding Package (which includes a Honeymoon Suite)

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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