20 of the Bay Area's Best Wedding Venues

With its lush forests, misty beaches, world-renowned Napa and Sonoma wine country, and iconic bridges, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to some breathtaking scenery—and some pretty epic wedding venues. Northern California literally has something for everyone, so whether you want a sophisticated soiree in the heart of the city, an outdoor affair nestled in the Marin Headlands, or a laid-back bash at a bucolic ranch, you're sure to find a stunning site to match your style here!



ROMANTIC



Hans Fahden Vineyards

Calistoga, California

Fab Features: charming winery nestled in the Mayacamas Mountains • the picturesque grounds are made up of terraced lawns, lush gardens overflowing with blooms, and a serene lily pond • candlelit receptions inside the one-of-a-kind wine cave

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


PICTURESQUE



Luxury Estate

Woodside, California

Fab Features: historic garden estate • variety of event spaces from the Green Gables to the private estate to the hidden villa • the picturesque grounds are made up of ivy-covered arbors, blooming rose gardens, trickling fountains, picturesque statuary, and thousands of bright twinkling lights

Catering: BYO
Price: $$$


HIDDEN GEM



Brazilian Room

Berkeley, CA

Fab Features: architecturally striking building nestled high in the hills of Tilden Park • ceremonies on the flagstone patio with its dramatic panorama of sloping lawn and tree-studded hillsides • the interior boasts impressive floor-to-ceiling leaded-glass windows run along both sides of the hall, and the rear windows frame a closeup look at the forest

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


MODERN VINTAGE



The San Francisco Mint

San Francisco, California

Fab Features: iconic 1874 Greek-revival building offers 19th-century architectural details and modern conveniences • al fresco events in the expansive courtyard enjoy sky views and total privacy • overseen by Non Plus Ultra, they offer several packages that include furnishings, lighting, design consultation, and outside vendor negotiations

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


VILLA VIBES



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: $$ • $$$


CEREMONY SPOT



Valley Presbyterian Church

Portola Valley, CA

Fab Features: an awe-inspiring sanctuary surrounded by nature • exchange vows in front of a wall of windows that overlook a grove of majestic redwood trees • the church comes with the services of a coordinator, organist, wedding hostess, and hostess assistant

Price: $


UNIQUE



Chabot Space & Science Center

Oakland, CA

Fab Features: state-of-the-art science center perched high in the Oakland hills • numerous floor-to-ceiling windows, a glass skyway, and a catwalk-like loggia frame views of the surrounding 13 wooded acres • ceremonies in the tree-lined Amphitheatre transition into chic indoor/outdoor cocktail hours in the adjacent Pleiades Courtyard

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


GARDEN



The Gardens at Heather Farm

Walnut Creek, CA

Fab Features: a 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: $ • $$


ROMANCE IN THE REDWOODS



Nestldown

Los Gatos Mountains, California

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: $$ • $$$


ELEGANT



Legion of Honor Museum

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: majestic neoclassical museum • exchange vows on the Balustrade Lawn against a breathtaking panorama of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the Pacific • enjoy a walking cocktail hour through the Rodin galleries or the Hall of Antiquities before dinner in the elegant Legion Café

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$


ALL-INCLUSIVE



Officer's Club at the Presidio by Wedgewood Weddings

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: historic landmark building includes the handsome Moraga Hall, outfitted with upscale furnishings and a vintage fireplace • a spacious second-story ballroom boasts an adjoining viewing terrace • flexible, all-inclusive packages include the option to have the ceremony at the nearby Chapel of Our Lady

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


INTIMATE



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: $ • $$


BANG FOR YOUR BUCK



Mill Valley Community Center

Mill Valley, California

Fab Features: warm, rustically modern event space • ceremonies beneath towering Redwoods • the interior impresses with a soaring cathedral ceiling, lots of windows, and a large attached patio

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


ELOPEMENTS



Hastings House Garden Weddings

Half Moon Bay, California

Fab Features: private garden oasis nestled in a grove of trees on the edge of the Pacific • exclusively host small weddings under 30 guests and intimate elopements • exclusive use of the intimate ceremony garden, bursting with colorful year-round blooms, and private access to oceanfront cliffs for photos

Price: $ • $$


OCEAN VIEWS



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: $$ • $$$


LUXE RESORT



Auberge du Soleil

Rutherford, CA

Fab Features: iconic wine country venue set on Rutherford Hill • exchange vows on the spacious deck overlooking tree-covered hills and the Napa Valley • luxurious suites outfitted with a private outdoor terrace, a fireplace, soaking tub, sumptuous Italian linens, custom-crafted bath products, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


FOR THE FOODIE



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: $ • $$ • $$$


OUTDOOR AMBIANCE



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 1904

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$


INDUSTRIAL-CHIC



Terra Gallery and Event Venue

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: blank canvas event space in the heart of SOMA • the interior impresses with Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, white brick walls and support columns rising 20 feet to the ceiling, and floor-to-ceiling windows • state-of-the-art gallery lighting and multimedia capabilities allow for the ultimate in customizing your event

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


COUNTRY CLUB



Stonetree Estate by Wedgewood Weddings

Novato, California

Fab Features: distinctive Craftsman-style architecture • courtyard ceremonies with breathtaking panoramic views of Mt. Tamalpais • the elegant ballroom is designed with a wood-truss cathedral ceiling and large windows that look out over the manicured grounds

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


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