30 Epic Outdoor Bay Area Wedding Venues

The Bay Area may be a bustling metropolitan region, but it's also home to some epic outdoor wedding venues. These romantic places can be found in a variety of settings—on a bluff overlooking the ocean, surrounded by lush vineyards, and even nestled in a forest beneath towering redwoods. And thanks to California's agreeable climate, you can host an unforgettable al fresco celebration pretty much all year-round. Here are our picks for some of the best outdoor wedding spots the Bay Area has to offer.



NORTH BAY



Pacheco Ranch Winery

Novato, CA

Fab Features: 1876 Italianate ranch house with Victorian touches like a columned covered porch, decorative eaves, a pergola draped in wisteria, and a fragrant rose garden • nestled on acres of bucolic grounds that include vineyards, heirloom citrus trees, Italian cypress, and a waterfall • al fresco reception area glows thanks to spotlights tucked in the tall trees

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Deer Park Villa

Fairfax, CA

Fab Features: stunning natural cathedral surrounded by soaring redwoods • vintage-style outdoor bar overlooking a handmade stone water feature • 1920s-inspired Dance Hall dotted with stylish art and antique tchotchkes, wrought-iron sconces, and a hardwood dance floor

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Haven at Tomales

Tomales, CA

Fab Features: secluded outdoor retreat set on 1,000 acres of preserved farmland • variety of event spaces from the terraced garden to the historic barn • al fresco celebrations set against a backdrop of rolling hills and a shimmering pond

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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Cavallo Point, the Lodge at the Golden Gate

Sausalito, California

Fab Features: restored Colonial Revival complex set on 75,000 acres of national parkland • stunning views of the Bay, Golden Gate ,Bridge and SF cityscape • luxurious amenities include the Healing Arts Center & Spa, an award-winning restaurant, and glamorous family-friendly suites and guest rooms

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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NAPA/SONOMA WINE COUNTRY



Silverado Resort

Napa, California

Fab Features: gracious historic estate that blends Southern hospitality and California charm • romantic 19th-century mansion encircled by lush, blooming gardens and grassy oak-lined paths • plenty of accommodations for guests, including family-size, cozy cottages

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

Petaluma, CA

Fab Features: private country estate with 360-degree views • say ‘I do’ under the romantic redwoods or a giant willow tree • celebrate amongst flower gardens, lavender and daisy fields, split-rail walkways, grapevines, and more

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Barn at Harrow Cellars

Sonoma, CA

Fab Features: elegant whitewashed barn nestled among vineyards • olive-lined pathways wend past a quaint pond, succulent gardens, and a lush green lawn • gorgeous indoor/outdoor vibes and generous packages

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

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Olympia's Valley Estate

Petaluma, California

Fab Features: serene, family-owned working organic farm set on a 2,000-acre apple orchard • a pond ringed by weeping willow trees makes for a stunning ceremony backdrop • receptions in their historic barn or on the lawn fronting the Victorian home with dazzling hilltop views

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

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Tre Posti

Saint Helena, CA

Fab Features: romantic Wine Country hideaway with dramatic Mayacamas Mountain views • Tuscan vibes in The Courtyard, framed by mulberry trees, tiered fountains, and twinkle-lit canopies • incredible food with a Napa-Italian twist, served with local wines

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



Sequoyah Country Club

Oakland, California

Fab Features: sun-soaked ceremonies on the picturesque, tree-lined Terrace Lawn • graceful Spanish Colonial-style clubhouse perched above budding olive trees and bright beds of flowers • cocktails on the front Patio, with its comfortable lounge furniture, fire pits, and panoramic vista

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Bridges Golf Club

San Ramon, California

Fab Features: romantic ceremonies unfold on velvety lawns or in the glowing Fireplace Room • villa-style interiors boast high wood-beam ceilings, antique-style chandeliers, and arched picture windows • outdoor spaces include the cozy Back Fireplace Patio and the elegant Looking Terrace

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

Walnut Creek, CA

Fab Features: 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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Berkeley Country Club

El Cerrito, CA

Fab Features: lush, hillside property offers the ambiance of a country retreat with dazzling panoramas of the Bay • say "I do" on the Vista Terrace, overlooking the sparkling sea and distant boats • charming English Tudor-style Clubhouse boasts original 1920s architectural details

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



Jefferson Street Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings

Benicia, California

Fab Features: historic hilltop mansion with bay views • exchange vows beneath a classical colonnaded wisteria arbor • garden receptions among fountains, statues, and flowerbeds, or in the elegant fabric-draped Grand Pavilions

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Hiddenbrooke Hills by Wedgewood Weddings

Vallejo, California

Fab Features: breathtaking vista of rolling hills, trees and golf greens from the Fairways Ceremony Lawn • modern farmhouse-style banquet facility with wrought-iron chandeliers and sliding barn doors • elegant glass pavilion frames the lush views and brings in natural light

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



de Young Museum

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: redesigned museum that serves as an ultra-cool contemporary frame for fine art and events in the heart of Golden Gate Park • your ceremony on the broad sculpture garden lawn amid playful artworks and fanciful landscaping • intimate receptions in the de Young Café, the de Young Terrace, or Barbro Osher Sculpture

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, California

Fab Features: historic buildings right on the water • postcard-worthy vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Marin Headlands • outdoor lawn or patio ceremonies

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Newhall Nest

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: versatile event space set above SF"s Financial District • chic celebrations in the penthouse's loft-like interior with well-appointed decor and fabulous city views • dine and dance the night away beneath stringed bistro lights on the intimate rooftop deck

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$
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SF PENINSULA/HALF MOON BAY



Long Branch Saloon and Farms

Half Moon Bay, CA

Fab Features: expansive site dotted with charming Old Western buildings and authentic artifacts • romantic ceremonies in a picturesque country chapel or lush meadow • original barn restored as a vintage saloon highlighted by a carefully carved wooden bar

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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CuriOdyssey

San Mateo, California

Fab Features: an innovative science center, zoo, and thoroughly original event venue • say ‘I do’ in the lush Butterfly Garden • celebrate under the shady Pavilion, and in 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: $ • $$
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The Mountain Terrace

Woodside, CA

Fab Features: say "I do" on a grassy meadow bordered by a grove of oaks and redwoods • celebrate on the two-level deck beneath strings of market lights • the inviting interior boasts a stone fireplace, doric columns, and large picture windows

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Kohl Mansion, "The Oaks"

Burlingame, California

Fab Features: grand estate set on 40 acres of oak woodlands • the manicured grounds a boast manor house, pool, rose garden, tennis courts, greenhouses, and a large carriage house • the sizable Great Hall, a copy of the Arlington Tudor Hall in Essex, England, was built for glamourous gatherings

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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TRI-VALLEY/LIVERMORE WINE COUNTRY



Bella Rosa at Garré Vineyard and Winery

Livermore, CA

Fab Features: park-like setting bordered by flowerbeds, Italian cypress, and Cabernet vines • hacienda-style Event Center with an elegant ballroom enhanced with Old-World accents and a bell tower • stone-paved inner courtyard with fireplace and fountain • patio, lawn, and vineyard views from large picture windows

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Livermore, CA

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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Reinstein Ranch

Livermore, CA

Fab Features: historic ranch that offers retreat-style weekend weddings • celebrations with a stunning backdrop of rolling hills, and receptions beneath glowing bistro lights al fresco or in the rustic, airy barn • cozy accommodations in the charming historic farmhouse, a vintage bunkhouse, cabin, and a glamping village

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Club at Ruby Hill

Pleasanton, CA

Fab Features: beautiful Clubhouse sequestered on a hill overlooking a golf course and gated community surrounded by acres of vineyards • stunning oval terrace for al fresco ceremonies and receptions • a sweeping staircase leads down to the main dining room with 40-foot ceilings

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Livermore, CA

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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SOUTH BAY/SAN JOSE



Nestldown

Los Gatos Mountains, CA

Fab Features: an ethereal hideaway tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains • say "I do" at the lakeside amphitheater or beneath towering Redwoods • rustic receptions inside the Barn, a soaring glass-and-fir structure with a steep-pitched ceiling, supported by slender wooden columns illuminated by glowing chandeliers

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

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Saratoga Springs

Saratoga, CA

Fab Features: a lush 125-acre preserve that's home to the oldest privately owned picnic grounds in the area • exchange vows in Cathedral Grove where majestic redwoods and towering box elders lean towards each other and form an arch-like the ceiling of a Gothic church • receptions backed by Longbridge, a graceful stone span bridge built in 1902

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

Gilroy, California

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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BONUS


We just had to include this gorgeous garden oasis in Chico that has some major tropical island vibes.


The Palms

Chico, CA

Fab Features: tropical oasis tucked away in Chico • gorgeous al fresco celebrations in the private courtyard surrounded by lush foliage • rental includes a complimentary 2-hour consultation from luxury custom event design company We Do Design

Catering: BYO
Price: $$
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