28 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



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: $ • $$ • $$$

Maple Lawn Estate

San Rafael, California

Fab Features: rambling and romantic Victorian estate bordered by mature magnolia and camellia trees, a lush lawn, and profusion of colorful blooming hedge • say "I do" on the gorgeous Magnolia Terrace, which boasts a wide brick promenade adorned with two-tier fountains • take advantage of the polished wooden doors, central staircase and porte-cochère as romantic photo backdrops

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

Rancho Nicasio

Nicasio, CA

Fab Features: countryside venue complete with restaurant, lawn, ballroom, and bar • the Rancho Room is designed with wooden ceiling tresses, brass-trimmed fixtures, and an oak dance floor • receptions on the open-air deck overlook the grand lawn

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Haven at Tomales

Tomales, California

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: $$ • $$$


NAPA/SONOMA WINE COUNTRY



Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection

Calistoga, CA

Fab Features: chic, sophisticated Wine Country eco-resort surrounded by lush, densely wooded hills • a sensational spa and plush suites with spacious patios are just a few of the resort's luxe touches • chefs at the Michelin Star-rated restaurant customize the menu, incorporating farm-fresh, seasonal ingredients into unique, flavorful dishes

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Silverado Resort and Spa

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: $$

Cornerstone Sonoma

Sonoma, CA

Fab Features: dreamy secluded spot with an expansive wedding lawn and acres of vineyards • romantic ceremonies nestled beside a charming pond under a greenery-draped arbor • receptions in a grand Sperry Tent surrounded by flowers

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Saint Helena, CA

Fab Features: top Napa Valley restaurant and wedding venue serving farm-to-table cuisine • stunning outdoor spaces include the gracious apple meadow and the expansive lawn—both framed by lush vineyards • al fresco receptions may include the Live Fire experience, with chefs roasting meat and veggies in front of the guests, and s'mores with homemade marshmallows

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


EAST BAY



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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak

Walnut Creek, CA

Fab Features: hilltop clubhouse bordered by open space and ridgeline trails • exchange vows under a majestic, gnarled 350-year-old oak tree • celebrations on the Patio against a backdrop of manicured greens and a sparkling lake with an impressive fountain

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


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: $ • $$

Hiddenbrooke Golf Club

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: $ • $$


SAN FRANCISCO



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: $ • $$

Conservatory of Flowers

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: iconic glass landmark set in Golden Gate park • tented al fresco events held on the adjoining lawn • celebrations amid exotic plants, from orchids and water lilies to amazing palms and ferns

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

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: $$


SF PENINSULA/HALF MOON BAY



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: $ • $$

Rosewood Sand Hill

Menlo Park, CA

Fab Features: resort-like setting nestled on 16 acres in the heart of Silicon Valley • intimate celebrations on the Portico, a versatile outdoor "living room" with a rose garden surround • cocktail receptions on the terrace with garden and mountain views

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

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: $$ • $$$

Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards

Woodside, California

Fab Features: ridgetop winery with stunning panoramic vistas • ceremonies on the expansive, beautifully landscaped lawn • the Pavilion boasts a peaked, cedar roof and a partially glass-enclosed terrace with 270-degree views of vineyards and the bay

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


TRI-VALLEY/LIVERMORE WINE COUNTRY



Palm Event Center in the Vineyard

Pleasanton, California

Fab Features: 110-acre winery estate with Italian palazzo vibes and sweeping mountain views • antique brick venue with an elegant two-tiered patio and lawn surrounded by vineyards • award-winning culinary staff

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$


SOUTH BAY/SAN JOSE



The Mountain Winery

Saratoga, CA

Fab Features: historic vineyard with Old World charm and breathtaking Silicon Valley views • al fresco events on the Chateau Deck, boasting a serene ambiance and panoramic vistas • indoor events in the expansive Grand Hall or rock 'n' roll-chic Club Masson (and its adjacent Concert Bowl)

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Silver Creek Valley Country Club

San Jose, California

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 framing panoramic views

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Ainsley House and Gardens

Campbell, CA

Fab Features: a charming English Tudor Revival home with large bay windows, a swooping mock thatch roof • ceremonies in the elegant English-style gardens • dine and dance the night away in the large private lawn bordered by redwood trees, and enclosed by latticed fencing covered in climbing roses

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


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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