15 of the Best San Jose / South Bay Wedding Venues

From its romantic rolling hillsides of vineyards to its hip and urban downtown, San Jose is bursting with picturesque wedding venues. Exchange vows in front of a gorgeous European-style villa, beneath towering Redwoods, or on a rooftop terrace overlooking the city lights. Whatever your wedding day style may be, we've got the perfect venue that will have you falling in love at first "site".



ENCHANTING



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: $$ • $$$


EUROPEAN LUXE



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: $$ • $$$


BLANK SLATE



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: $ • $$


RUSTIC



Regale Winery and Vineyards

Los Gatos, California

Fab Features: Old World Italian villa-inspired winery • lush gardens with fountains, heirloom roses, outdoor fireplaces, and a wood-fired oven • second-floor dining room & terrace affords breathtaking views of the coastal range and gardens

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


HIDDEN GEM



Hakone Estate and Gardens

Saratoga, California

Fab Features: 16-acre lush Japanese garden estate • exchange vows next to a beautiful Koi pond with a cascading waterfall in the background • receptions in either of the two meticulously detailed and authentic Japanese structures

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


PARTY VIBES



Guildhouse

San Jose, CA

Fab Features: expansive, rustic-industrial space with soaring ceilings, massive timber beams, and exposed brick • delectable in-house craft cocktails served from the gleaming built-in bar • flexible, modular floorplan options can fit events that range from intimate micro-weddings to grand shindigs

Catering: BYO
Price: $$ • $$$


STORYBOOK ROMANCE



Ainsley House and Gardens

Campbell, CA

Fab Features: a charming English Tudor Revival home with large bay windows, a swooping mock thatch roof • ceremonies in the elegant English-style gardens • dine and dance the night away in the large private lawn bordered by redwood trees, and enclosed by latticed fencing covered in climbing roses

Catering: Preferred list
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: $ • $$


MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK



Casa Bella

Sunol, CA

Fab Features: an enchanting private venue with the perfect blend of Old World glamor and rustic charm • the grounds boast a wonderful vintage steam train station, and stunning views of both Pleasanton Ridge and gently rolling hills • the reception hall affords exposed brick walls, vintage mirrors, dramatic drop-down light pendants, and glittering chandeliers

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


OPULENT



Corinthian Grand Ballroom

San Jose, CA

Fab Features: 1924 neoclassic design landmark located in the heart of downtown San Jose • the exterior impresses with broad granite steps, enormous urns, and soaring columns • grand receptions inside the one-of-a-kind ballroom with its intricately detailed panels of gold leaf grillwork, extraordinary wrought-iron and glass lanterns, and 30-foot palm trees adorned with twinkling lights

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


VINEYARD VIEWS



Nella Terra Cellars

Sunol, CA

Fab Features: picturesque winery surrounded by rolling hills • hillside vineyards, landscaped gardens, water features and walkways, bocce courts, and a fire pit make up the scenic grounds • rental includes use the vineyard’s antique oak barrels, farmhouse tables, lounge furniture, cross-back chairs, mirrors, lacy chandeliers, and more!

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


PICTURESQUE



The Mountain Winery

Saratoga, CA

Fab Features: romantic European-style vineyard with glorious panoramic views • ceremonies on the Chateau Deck with unobstructed views of Silicon Valley • elegant receptions in the Grand Hall with its Old World charm and lavish architectural details

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


MANSION



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: $$ • $$$


ALL-INCLUSIVE



CordeValle

San Martin, CA

Fab Features: secluded resort nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains • variety of event spaces from the Rose Garden to the grand halls and intimate terraces • fabulous amenities paired with an awe-inspiring natural landscape

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


ECLECTIC



Mexican Heritage Plaza

San Jose, California

Fab Features: artfully designed culture and education center with a distinctive adobe-hued tower and modern buildings • dynamic photo ops among the vibrant murals, architectural flourishes, tranquil gardens, and water features • the dazzling Pavilion has a dramatic, stepped pyramid-style ceiling and wall-to-wall glass doors that can fold away leaving only the corner pillars, creating an indoor-outdoor feel

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


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