15 of Northern California's Best Outdoor Wedding Venues

From lush redwood forests to rolling vineyards to misty shores and rocky bluffs, Northern California has it all when it comes to jaw-dropping scenery. If you’ve got your heart set on an outdoor wedding then check out these stunning locations that elevate every celebration with their natural beauty. Whether you want a simple garden soiree surrounded by fragrant blooms, a posh party on a rooftop overlooking a sparkling cityscape, or an elegant evening in an enchanted forest, you’ll find the perfect site to match your style here!



MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS



M&M Events at Convict Lake Resort

Mammoth Lakes, California

Fab Features: say "I do" lakeside with stunning views of Mt. Morrison, Laurel Mountain, and the surrounding hillsides • their on-site restaurant provides a romantic atmosphere for post-nuptial celebrations • gorgeous photo ops year-round

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Resort at Squaw Creek

Olympic Valley, California

Fab Features: all-season resort set on 195 acres of forests, meadows and towering granite peaks • exchange vows on a multi-level terrace before a 250-foot waterfall or beside a roaring fire on the deck • exquisite dining options, luxe amenities, and plenty of access to outdoor activities

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Bear Valley Resort

Bear Valley, California

Fab Features: mountain hideaway and ski resort that welcomes destination weekend weddings • exquisite backdrops for an al fresco ceremony include acres of lush woods or a panorama of the surrounding mountains • cozy accommodations include comfy lodge rooms, glamping tents, and a luxe suite for the newlyweds

Catering: In-house
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: $$ • $$$

Rainbow Lodge

Soda Springs, CA

Fab Features: riverfront retreat surrounded by 114 unspoiled acres • exclusive use of the lodge's event spaces, common areas, and 26 guest rooms • large stone fireplaces and warm wood tones provide a cozy setting for intimate events

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$

Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling

Corralitos, CA

Fab Features: natural haven surrounded by redwood forests, open meadows, and gardens • magical ceremonies in the “fairy ring”—a circle of redwoods born from one “grandmother” tree • variety of on-site accommodations ranging from large family homes to cozy cabins and campsites

Catering: In-house
Price: $$


ARRESTING ARCHITECTURE



Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge

Redding, CA

Fab Features: upscale hotel tucked within the grounds of the 300-acre Turtle Bay Exploration Park • dramatic ceremonies overlooking the river or within the wooded park and botanical gardens • exceptional hospitality and the park’s delights—including an animal center, museum, and forest trails—are at guests' doorstep

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


GORGEOUS GARDENS



Brix Napa Valley

Yountville, California

Fab Features: restaurant surrounded by vineyards and bordered by a huge kitchen garden • ceremonies set amidst flowers and fruit • outdoor Vineyard Reception Site with sweeping views of nearby grapevines and the Mayacamas Mountains

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


ENCHANTED ESTATES



Julia Morgan Redwood Grove

Garberville, CA

Fab Features: dreamy 1926 estate designed by legendary architect Julia Morgan • host a grand event in one of three of the property's lush gardens, or opt for something more intimate inside the mansion's Great Room • expert on-site coordinators will work closely with your wedding planner to execute your vision

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

Kohl Mansion, "The Oaks"

Burlingame, California

Fab Features: grand estate set on 40 acres of oak woodlands • the manicured grounds a boast manor house, pool, rose garden, tennis courts, greenhouses, and a large carriage house • the sizable Great Hall, a copy of the Arlington Tudor Hall in Essex, England, was built for glamourous gatherings

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


COUNTRY-CHIC



The Ranch at Stoney Creek

Somerset, CA

Fab Features: this unique retreat— a Pony Express lodge-turned-miner's camp-turned-B&B— embraces the area's natural beauty and "true grit" • 67 acres of ancient oaks, creeks that run year-round, historic barns, and sprawling meadows, set against mossy boulders and the soaring mountains • overnight accommodations in the rustic 1915 lodge, steps from a neighboring vineyard

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


AWE-INSPIRING OCEAN VIEWS



Agate Cove Inn

Mendocino, CA

Fab Features: say "I do" in the enchanting gardens, overlooking a spectacular vista of the sparkling Pacific • dine by candlelight in front of the cozy fireplace, where wide glass windows frame panoramic views • 12 unique cottages for you and your guests to enjoy the ambiance, each with a private deck

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


SENSATIONAL CITYSCAPES



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: $ • $$

Blanco Urban Venue

San Jose, CA

Fab Features: a fabulous 3-story urban venue that provides a pristine canvas for your event • open-air celebrations on the Rooftop or adjoining Mezzanine • the spacious Great Room sports 150-year-old brick walls, and a tall ceiling accented by industrial-chic lighting

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


MANICURED GREENS



Greenhorn Creek Resort

Angels Camp, CA

Fab Features: scenic country club with a charming small-town vibe in California’s historic Gold Country • exquisite al fresco ceremonies with views of a sparkling lake and the 18th fairway • all-inclusive packages boast customizable menus, beverage planning with the in-house sommelier, and plenty of playful add-ons

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


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