21 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: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$

Lyford House

Tiburon, CA

Fab Features: exquisite spot nestled on the shores of Richardson Bay • 1876 Victorian mansion surrounded by the protected landscape of Tiburon's Audubon Center and Sanctuary • in-house planning services include vendor coordination, design and décor assistance, rentals, and more with a focus on sustainable practices

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


EAST BAY



Brazilian Room

Berkeley, CA

Fab Features: architecturally striking gem in Tilden Park • ceremonies on a flagstone patio overlooking a sloping lawn and tree-studded hillsides • impressive floor-to-ceiling leaded-glass windows offer a closeup look at the surrounding forest

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

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



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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$


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: $ • $$

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



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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$


NAPA/SONOMA WINE COUNTRY



deLorimier Winery

Geyserville, CA

Fab Features: exchange vows in the courtyard under a luscious, vine-wrapped pergola • heavenly receptions on the back lawn, bordered by vineyards and countryside panoramas • strings of twinkle lights add sparkle to the festivities, with an ample patio for dancing under the stars

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

Annadel Estate Winery

Santa Rosa, CA

Fab Features: striking turn-of-the-century estate set on 40 acres of woodlands, vineyards, and heirloom rose fields • magical Old World-style ruins boast hand-hewn stone walls and lush trellises • artful lighting illuminates expansive lawns, terraces, and a rustic barn

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


SOUTH BAY/SAN JOSE



Testarossa Winery

Los Gatos, California

Fab Features: the patio is framed by blooming florals & stone walkways and perched above lush forest • original 19th-century stone-walled wine cellar exudes Old World elegance • ideal indoor/outdoor flow, from ceremonies among the trees to strolling cocktail hours in the Cave to elegant dinners in the Tasting Room

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

Montalvo Arts Center

Saratoga, California

Fab Features: landmark Mediterranean-style private estate • garden ceremonies in the open-air, white-columned pavilion • the Main Hall impresses with a beamed ceiling, gilded chandeliers, and an enormous fireplace topped with a tile and carved-wood mantel

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


BONUS


Because we couldn't leave out this gorgeous Santa Cruz venue that's just a short drive from the South Bay!


Chaminade Resort & Spa

Santa Cruz, CA

Fab Features: luxurious Mission-style retreat • set on a mountain bluff overlooking forested hills and bay views • say "I do" beneath an arbor laced with climbing roses and wisteria

Catering: In-house
Price: $$


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