27 Stylish California Venues For Your Micro Wedding

Planning a micro wedding in California? Whether that's always been your day-of dream or if it's the new Plan B, these small celebrations can pack a big punch when it comes to style and the guest experience offered. So if you’re looking to scale down that invite list to just your nearest and dearest, check out these beautiful venues that offer custom-curated packages that will save you time, money, and stress when it comes to planning your intimate event.



SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA



The Pannikin Building

San Diego, CA

Fab Features: downtown building with historic charm • expansive event space with exposed-brick walls, a vaulted open-beamed ceiling, and a beautiful wood floor • generous rental fees include all-day exclusive venue use, chic dressing suites, and complete freedom with vendors!

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

The Coach House

Temecula, CA

Fab Features: dreamy private estate nestled in the heart of Temecula • romantic ceremonies on the lawn, bounded by shady eucalyptus trees and a sparkling pond • plush overnight lodgings in the Coach House for up to 9 guests

Catering: In-house
Price: $

Ojai Labyrinth

Ojai, CA

Fab Features: spectacular oasis with stunning views of the Ojai Valley and the Topa Topa Mountains (yet only 5 minutes from the historic downtown!) • romantic ceremony spot surrounded by natural flora and fauna, native landscaping, and cultivated agaves and cactus • unique cosmic stone walking labyrinth on the mountaintop

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$

Braemar Country Club

Tarzana, CA

Fab Features: intimate weddings on the airy terrace, with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Masters Course and San Fernando Valley • elegant, modern clubhouse with gleaming marble floors, graceful columns, French doors, and a tiled wraparound deck • verdant ceremony lawn framed by a stand of tall cypress trees and a a tree-covered hillside

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

Occasions at Laguna Village

Laguna Beach, California

Fab Features: exchange vows on a cliff overlooking the ocean • expansive lawn for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres • built-in checkerboard dance floor

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Balboa Bay Resort

Newport Beach, CA

Fab Features: luxurious resort with sophisticated amenities & a boutique vibe • waterfront wedding wow-factor thanks to the sparkling bay, sleek yachts, and romantic sunsets • pamper yourself in the elaborate on-site spa, or take your partner on a kayaking adventure!

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

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel

Ventura, California

Fab Features: beachfront hotel within walking distance to downtown • all-inclusive beach wedding packages available for up to 30 guests • fun event enhancements like hand-rolled cigars, an espresso cart, or a decadent chocolate fountain

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

The Saguaro Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA

Fab Features: a colorful desert oasis with fab amenities like an in-house spa, daily yoga classes, and a gourmet tequila bar • customized small wedding and elopement packages include a poolside cabana and champagne toast

Catering: In-house
Price: $$


CENTRAL CALIFORNIA



San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

San Luis Obispo, CA

Fab Features: environmentally-friendly Education Center set on 150-acres of open space • garden ceremonies with rolling hill vistas • the versatile center can accommodate up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

La Lomita Ranch

San Luis Obispo, CA

Fab Features: luxurious Spanish style estate in the heart of Edna Valley • exchange vows next to the water with a rolling hill backdrop • intimate celebrations on the terrace framed by palm fronds and Spanish olive trees

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

Avila Lighthouse Suites at Avila Beach

Avila Beach, CA

Fab Features: ceremonies on the beach or the sun deck • elopement and intimate wedding packages available for up to 15 guests • enjoy oceanfront suites and a full-service spa for day-of pampering

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$

CaliPaso Winery and Villa

Paso Robles, CA

Fab Features: Tuscan-style inn framed by hundreds of acres of lush vineyards • exchange vows in a dramatic courtyard framed by gorgeous circular staircases • elegant al fresco receptions on the tree-lined terrace or among the manicured gardens

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

Harmony Chapel and Garden

Harmony, CA

Fab Features: quirky-quaint chapel with beautifully hand-carved wood doors and a unique wine barrel facade • picturesque gazebo and rustic creekside stage are perfect for al fresco ceremonies • finish with small-batch, locally made ice cream from the Scoop Truck!

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


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA



China Cabin

Belvedere, CA

Fab Features: one-of-a-kind first-class social saloon extracted from an 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 the San Francisco skyline and the colorful boats berthed nearby

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Bancroft Hotel

Berkeley, CA

Fab Features: charming, historic boutique hotel • spaces are graced with antiques, vintage-style furniture, and period reproductions • many of the 22 beautifully appointed guest rooms come with balconies and views of the bay

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Auberge du Soleil

Rutherford, CA

Fab Features: iconic Wine Country venue on 33 hillside acres with breathtaking views • exchange vows on spacious deck overlooking tree-covered hills and the Napa Valley • the open-air, Asian-inspired pavilion provides a charming backdrop for small ceremonies

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Garden Valley Ranch

Petaluma, California

Fab Features: historic 5-acre working rose farm with an idyllic garden setting • exchange vows on lawns, beneath rose-wrapped pergolas and columns, or among carefully selected perennials, annuals, and bulbs • warm, indoor events in the barn-like Carriage House with its wraparound deck, courtyard, and gardens

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Hamel Family Winery

Sonoma, CA

Fab Features: lovely, family-owned winery boasting an elegant estate house, airy terraces, and lush plantings and vines • patio ceremony site with jaw-dropping views of Sonoma Mountain • chic modern architecture embraces the landscape and offers endless gorgeous photo ops

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

The Century

Modesto, California

Fab Features: stunning 1914 theater transformed into a chic, elevated event space • multiple venues perfect for intimate events, from the industrial-chic Alcove to the greenery-lined indoor/outdoor Botanical Breezeway • exceptional in-house services keep planning simple, with florals, DJ, planning, and catering all available

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

Winchester Mystery House

San Jose, CA

Fab Features: magnificent Victorian mansion with a spooky past • intimate weddings in Sarah Winchester's restored dining room, among the manicured gardens, or vintage-style in the airy Greenhouse • generous elopement packages are truly all-inclusive, with wedding photography, officiant services, florals, refreshments, and more

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

The Citizen Hotel

Sacramento, California

Fab Features: stylish vintage hotel with striking decor • the 7th-floor Metropolitan Terrace provides breathtaking views of the city • customized packages and menus with local and seasonally-inspired cuisine

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Berkeley City Club

Berkeley, CA

Fab Features: Moorish Gothic-style building boasts landscaped inner courtyards and fountains • graceful arches, domed ceilings, pillars, and leaded-glass windows and doors create a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding • guest rooms offer outstanding views of the San Francisco Bay or Berkeley hills

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Amphitheatre 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: $$

Roaring Camp Weddings

Felton, California

Fab Features: exchange vows in Cathedral Grove, a circle of redwoods formed by 3 generations of trees • guests can enjoy rides through the forest on a 100-year-old steam train • ask about their pop-up wedding packages with options for up to 75 guests

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: 5 stunning outdoor venues in the heart of the city • ceremonies in a secluded redwood grove • elopements, intimate weddings and mini-ceremonies for up to 20 people

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

The Tahoe Ridge Resort

Stateline, Nevada

Fab Features: up-close views of the mountains and valley • lakefront or garden ceremonies framed by pine trees and a rustic stone altar • the versatile event space can accommodate everything from elopements to grand events up to 150

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


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