22 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!



MODERN VINTAGE



The San Francisco Mint

San Francisco, CA

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: $$ • $$$
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PRIVATE ESTATE



SSS Ranch Napa

Calistoga, California

Fab Features: a historic restaurant/barn and grand 1867 Victorian on 12 scenic acres • tie the knot surrounded by gorgeous walnut, redwood, oak, fir, and fig trees • celebrate all weekend long with amenities like a swimming pool, gym, and 14 cabins

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



The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa

Livermore, CA

Fab Features: celebrations in the rose garden are backed by fragrant, manicured greenery, rolling hills, and vineyards • intimate packages include lodgings in a luxe honeymoon suite (outfitted with a soaking tub and fireplace!) and breakfast the following morning • toast poolside, then dine in the Manzanilla olive orchard or banquet hall

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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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: $
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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: $ • $$
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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: $ • $$
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ROMANCE IN THE REDWOODS



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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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: $$


RUSTIC RANCH



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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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: $ • $$
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WINERY



Viansa Winery

Sonoma, CA

Fab Features: romantic hilltop setting overlooking the Valley of the Moon • circular fountain courtyard bordered by olive trees and grapevines • versatile Pavilion affording breathtaking panoramic views of the Sonoma Valley, the estate vineyards, and coastal wetlands

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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HIDDEN GEM



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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MANSION



Willow Heights Mansion

Morgan Hill, CA

Fab Features: refined oasis in the western hills of Santa Clara County • celebrate with exclusive use of the mansion, which boasts marble fireplaces, wrought-iron railings, grand mirrors, and a sweeping veranda • panoramic views of the lush surroundings and valley beyond from the al fresco ceremony site

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



Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Sonoma, California

Fab Features: 10-acre retreat with plenty of amenities, like a luxe day spa package with European-style baths, mini mani-pedis, and use of the private Spa Loggia for wedding party primping • numerous verdant lawns— bordered by a creek, bounded by flowerbeds, and shaded by trees— are perfect for al fresco ceremonies • the luxe Vintage Hall boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and a breezy veranda with golf course views

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



Hastings House Garden Weddings

Half Moon Bay, CA

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: $ • $$
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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: $$ • $$$
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FOR THE FOODIE



Jardines de San Juan

San Juan Bautista, CA

Fab Features: family-owned restaurant serving traditional Mexican cuisine for over forty years • luscious garden filled with flowers bursting with color, green succulents, and overflowing trees nestled in the rolling hills of San Juan Bautista • small weddings can be hosted on the patio or theater complete with hanging chandeliers and a wooden stage

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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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: $ • $$
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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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