30 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



Harvey House

Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA

Fab Features: luxury getaway in the San Bernadino Mountains tucked between lush forest and a sparkling creek • exchange vows on the outdoor stage, with the majestic mountains beyond, then enjoy cocktails on the spacious open-air deck • plush accommodations in 6 guest rooms, including 3 spacious suites, are the perfect home base for the wedding party

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Sinclair on G Street

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: $ • $$
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The Mountain Mermaid

Topanga, CA

Fab Features: historic 1930s gem with a colorful history situated on several mountain-view acres with lush gardens, fountains, and meandering pathways • intimate ceremonies set among the gardens or on the spacious patio, accented with cacti and Mission-style architectural details • start your honeymoon right away with lodgings in the unique indoor/outdoor Love Nest, with spectacular sunset views

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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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: $
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Loft .84

Riverside, CA

Fab Features: restored historic classical loft and ballroom located in the heart of downtown Riverside • this landmark has been host to flapper-era celebrations, WWII intelligence efforts, and prima ballerinas in-training since the doors opened in 1928 • all-inclusive elopement packages include everything you need for your small wedding

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

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Four Sisters Ranch and Vineyard

San Miguel, CA

Fab Features: hilltop setting with exquisite views of the surrounding vineyard • sprawling garden courtyard outfitted with a raised music stage, an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning oven & beer taps, and lawn games • cool hacienda-style tasting house has a great indoor/outdoor flow

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel

Ventura, California

Fab Features: beachfront hotel with coastal-chic style • intimate beach wedding package with ceremonies on the sand while the waves break in the background • variety of reception spaces from the Lanai Patio to the contemporary San Miguel Ballroom to the 12th-story Harbor ballroom with unobstructed panoramic views

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



Preservation Park

Oakland, CA

Fab Features: eye-catching recreation of a Victorian neighborhood in the heart of Oakland • ceremonies in the graceful bandstand surrounded by vintage architecture, colorfully painted homes, and lush landscaping • receptions follow in the adjacent Fountain Courtyard with a stunning two-tiered fountain at its center

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Flying Cloud Farm

Petaluma, CA

Fab features: family owned & operated, 33 acre private estate with over 30 years of event experience • lush gardens, rolling hills, vineyard views, and established oak trees • full wedding planning packages including elopements or micro-weddings

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

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Hotel Winters

Winters, CA

Fab Features: luxe boutique hotel with an exceptional wedding planning team • exchange vows before a spectacular water wall feature in the Rail Road Courtyard, then dance under the stars and glowing market lights • or, opt for the airy Orchard Ballroom, with its grand stone fireplace, 11-foot ceilings, and modern arched windows

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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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: $ • $$
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Trione Vineyards and Winery

Geyserville, CA

Fab Features: classic Wine Country romance surrounded by vines • rustic elegance in the two-story Old Stone Building, constructed with classic Old World masonry and exposed fir beams • lovely al fresco spaces include a bocce court and beautifully landscaped lawns

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

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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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Barrel House Tavern

Sausalito, CA

Fab Features: historic Sausalito treasure boasts a breathtaking panorama that includes the city skyline, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge • airy, open floor plan with an inviting modern interior and a wraparound deck • guests are sure to love the house-crafted cocktails and California Cuisine-inspired fare

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

Muir Beach, California

Fab Features: whimsical Tudor-style inn perfect for intimate events • toes-in-the-sand ceremonies on Muir Beach just steps away from the inn • lawn ceremonies set against rolling, chaparral-covered hills followed by cozy receptions inside the charming pub serving up authentic English fare

Catering: In-house
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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The Armory

Sonora, CA

Fab Features: urban beer garden and industrial-chic rooftop terrace • all-inclusive catering packages range from deliciously-balanced casual menus to upscale, innovative cuisine • 5 spaces for varying guest counts from the Wine Room or Bourbon Barrel to a casual outdoor lounge

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

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Secret Redwood Retreat

Aptos, CA

Fab Features: forested garden hideaway with a waterfall, redwood grove, and verdant estate lawn • charming details like a love swing and ivy archway make for romantic photo ops • private lodging for 8 in a redwood cabin, plus plenty of room for camping

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Lodge at Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay, CA

Fab Features: cliffside boutique hideaway overlooking the coast • intimate ceremonies on the lush event lawn while the sun sets over the ocean • a stone’s throw from beautiful beaches, towering redwoods, and Sonoma’s artisanal farms

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Hans Fahden Vineyards

Calistoga, California

Fab Features: charming winery nestled in the Mayacamas Mountains • the picturesque grounds are made up of terraced lawns, lush gardens overflowing with blooms, and a serene lily pond • candlelit receptions inside the one-of-a-kind wine cave

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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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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Butterflute's Wedding Chapel

Sausalito, CA

Fab Features: secret garden tucked away in the bustling historic shipyard • say "I do" outside the charming Chapel, or opt for a pop-up elopement in a location of your choice • fabulous small wedding packages include a cake, shipyard bouquet, champagne, and even ceremonial flute playing services!

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Swedish American Hall

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: historic 1907 landmark building with four beautiful Arts & Crafts-style halls • full-service options include delectable catering, craft cocktail service, top-tier lighting and sound systems, and more • the iconic speakeasy Café du Nord—accessed from the main level through a hideaway staircase!— is perfect for a unique reception

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Bistro Boudin

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: stylish bistro with unobstructed bay views • variety of chic event spaces ranging from private to semi-private • world-class menus paired with exceptional service

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Berkeley City Club

Berkeley, CA

Fab Features: designed in 1929 by famed architect Julia Morgan, this historic hotel is like a miniature Hearst Castle • Moorish Gothic-style building features landscaped inner courtyards and fountains, plus a wealth of graceful arches, domed ceilings, pillars, leaded-glass windows and doors, and art • time-honored guest rooms include classic vintage décor

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

Berkeley, CA

Fab Features: playful, bohemian-chic hotel • 3 distinct event spaces: the light-flooded Durant Room, the preppy plaid-accented California Room, and Henry's, a classic wood-paneled bar • conveniently located steps away from trendy Telegraph Avenue

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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