11 Beautiful Bay Area Waterfront Wedding Venues

It’s no surprise why so many couples opt for an outdoor wedding in the Bay Area and if you have your heart set on celebrating near (or on!) the water, you’re going to love these waterfront venues. Whether you want to exchange vows on a misty cliffside overlooking the Pacific, take in the glittering cityscapes and iconic bridges aboard a luxury yacht, or dance the night away as gentle waves lap at the shore, these waterfront venues will have you swooning at first sight!



NORTH BAY



Slide Ranch

Muir Beach, CA

Fab Features: breathtaking ceremonies on a grassy bluff overlooking Muir Beach • glamping and late-night celebrations on the adjoining campground • intimate, laid-back receptions in the Yurt, a circular canvas structure with a clear skylight, wooden floor, and wood-burning stove

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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China Cabin

Belvedere, CA

Fab Features: one-of-a-kind first-class social saloon extracted from a 19th-century steamer • ornate interior boasts a crisply painted arched ceiling highlighted with gold leaf, etched glass windows, and crystal chandeliers • decks on three sides offer jaw-dropping views of the San Francisco skyline and the colorful boats berthed nearby

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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Corinthian Yacht Club

Tiburon, CA

Fab Features: a landmark Colonial Revival club just steps from the sparkling bay • say 'I do' amongst the expansive views of the harbor and San Francisco skyline • hold your reception in the redwood-paneled Grand Ballroom and beautiful Sun Porch

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



Luxe Cruises & Events

San Francisco, California

Fab Features: a fleet of six luxury yachts known for their white glove service • the Cabernet Sauvignon affords a spacious lounge deck, a dining deck for sit-down dinners or buffets, and an open-air sky deck for taking in the cityscape • well-appointed settings for dining, gorgeous wraparound views of the bay, and multiple menu options

Catering: In-house, BYO
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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City Cruises San Francisco

San Francisco and Berkeley, CA

Fab Features: affordable weddings on San Francisco Bay • choice of vessels and all-inclusive packages • to-die-for views of the SF skyline, bridges, and Alcatraz

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



The Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina

Vallejo, CA

Fab Features: serene waterfront oasis with harbor and bay views • garden celebrations on the landscaped lawn and waterside patio • cozy accommodations in the 3-bedroom Inn

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$
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Riggers Loft Wine Company

Richmond, CA

Fab Features: rustic-chic collective wine bar, tasting room, working winery and cidery • exchange vows on the expansive deck overlooking the SF Bay • exclusive catering provided by Kitchen Loft that ranges from small plates to wood-fired pizzas to spicy New Orleans style shrimp boils

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



The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, CA

Fab Features: a luxurious resort with manicured grounds and panoramic ocean views • exchange vows on the bluff overlooking the water • the ballroom is designed with vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, and space to accommodate up to 300 guests for a wedding reception

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

Pacifica, California

Fab Features: chic 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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