25 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, CA

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: $ • $$
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Olympic Valley Stables

Olympic Valley, CA

Fab Features: boho-chic retreat nestled in a sun-drenched meadow surrounded by forested mountain peaks • exchange vows cradled by nature, then toast the occasion in the rustic open-air Bar and Barn followed by dining in the spacious reception tent • rental options range from single-day elopements to three-day rentals, with plenty of DIY flexibility

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$
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Bear Valley Resort

Bear Valley, CA

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: $ • $$
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ROMANCE IN THE REDWOODS



Nestldown

Los Gatos Mountains, CA

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: $$ • $$$
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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: In-house, BYO
Price: $$
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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: $$
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ARRESTING ARCHITECTURE



Weddings at Turtle Bay by Sheraton

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: $ • $$
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GORGEOUS GARDENS



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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The Palms

Chico, CA

Fab Features: tropical oasis tucked away in Chico • gorgeous al fresco celebrations in the private courtyard surrounded by lush foliage • rental includes a complimentary 2-hour consultation from luxury custom event design company We Do Design

Catering: BYO
Price: $$
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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: $ • $$
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WONDROUS WINERIES



B.R. Cohn Winery

Glen Ellen, CA

Fab Features: ceremonies in a spectacular al fresco Amphitheater with a large stage and terraced lawn • dreamy vineyard and mountain backdrop from under an ancient oak • olive grove-shaded receptions on an expansive lawn bordered by blooms

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

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Wente Vineyards

Livermore, California

Fab Features: picturesque canyon setting surrounded by grapevines, sycamore groves and rolling hills • award-winning wines perfectly paired, plus the option for a private wine tasting • say "I do" on a verdant lawn, then dine and dance beneath an open-sided tent or an elegant reception room in the Spanish-style event center

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Merryvale Vineyards

St. Helena, CA

Fab Features: sophisticated wine country setting with a lovely deck for al fresco ceremonies • receptions in the two-story Cask Room lined with century-old casks or the warm, Old World-style dining room • enjoy delectable multi-course menus with customized wine pairings

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



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, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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Hayes Mansion San Jose, Curio Collection by Hilton

San Jose, CA

Fab Features: meticulously preserved 1905 Mediterranean style mansion • the interior impresses with picturesque inglenooks, gorgeous doorways with beveled glass insets and shining wood trim, graceful archways, mysterious stairways lit with art deco fixtures • ceremonies on the manicured East or West lawns surrounded by lush landscape and swaying palms

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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The Manor Estate

Madera, CA

Fab Features: distinguished historic estate adorned with lush manicured gardens • host an outdoor ceremony and reception on the landscaped lawn • all-inclusive packages cover everything you need from complete planning & design to a custom catering menu

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

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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: $ • $$
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COUNTRY-CHIC



Winchester Estate by Wedgewood Weddings

Meadow Vista, CA

Fab Features: scenic country club known for its forested views, welcoming vibe, and striking architecture with stone and wood details • pledge your love on a terraced lawn, against a dramatic backdrop of sweeping foothills • dine and dance on a lovely bistro-lit patio or in the handsome Grand Hall

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

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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: $ • $$
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Reis River Ranch

Petaluma, CA

Fab Features: 630-acre working cattle & horse ranch and wildlife sanctuary • beautiful open pastures, rolling hills, and ancient oak groves overlooking the Petaluma River • winery barn with timbered high ceilings and stunning chandeliers

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

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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: $ • $$
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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: $ • $$
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MANICURED GREENS



Saratoga Country Club

Saratoga, California

Fab Features: elegant country club perched high in the wooded hills above the Santa Clara Valley • the ceremony site boasts a white wrought-iron domed gazebo encircled by a large lawn and enclosed by a decorative fence • all-inclusive packages come with invaluable support from their seasoned event staff

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

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