32 Majestic Mountain Destination Wedding Venues In California

Dreaming of a California destination wedding location with epic mountain views? Whether you want to exchange vows from the top of the Sierra Nevadas overlooking snow-capped peaks or surrounded by towering redwoods in a quaint mountainside town, these natural wonders can be found all over this Golden State and provide a spectacular backdrop for any celebration, big or small!



Sierra Nevadas | Yosemite | Mammoth



AutoCamp Yosemite

Midpines, CA

Fab Features: nestled at the gateway to Yosemite National Park • intimate celebrations in the 2-story Signature Clubhouse designed with a modern lounge interior and outdoor fire pits • luxury tents and custom airstreams with spa-inspired bathrooms

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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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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Mammoth & June Mountain Resorts

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Fab Features: luxurious resorts in the Eastern Sierras • say “I do” atop Mammoth’s 11,053-foot summit one of the highest peaks in California • treat your guests to a champagne gondola ride for an authentic bird’s-eye view of the town below before disembarking mid-mountain at Parallax, an elegant restaurant with soaring windows on two sides

Catering: In-house
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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Lillaskog Lodge

Groveland, CA

Fab Features: exchange vows on the expansive lower lawn beneath a charming gazebo, embraced by the surrounding Stanislaus National Forest • watch the sun set behind Yosemite's snow-capped mountains as you dine and dance on the upper lawn and courtyard • celebrate all weekend, with lodging for up to 24 guests in the cozy lodge

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Lodge at Two Moons

Oakhurst, CA

Fab Features: stunning lodge set on 100 acres surrounded by the Sierra National Forest • the lush grounds boast soaring pines, sparkling emerald ponds, and crisp mountain air • cozy on-site lodging for up to 50 guests

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Fish Camp, California

Fab Features: four-diamond lodge set in the incomparable Yosemite National Park • exchange vows on the two-story deck of the Terrace, in the secluded wedding garden, or off the beaten path in the surrounding forest • unwind at Ascent Spa, go horseback riding, golfing, or just take in the spectacular scenery

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Sierra Sky Ranch

Oakhurst, CA

Fab Features: serene and picturesque historic resort • exchange vows the Yosemite Lawn surrounded by towering oak and pine trees • rustic chic receptions inside the Cowboy Tavern designed with warm wood tones and western-style chandeliers

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Pines Resort on Bass Lake

Bass Lake, CA

Fab Features: stunning ceremonies at the edge of Bass Lake's shimmering blue waters • receptions follow al fresco on the sprawling Gazebo Deck or indoors in the lovely Lakeview Room • full-service packages are generous and customizable, from an intimate microwedding to an Ultimate Wedding Package (which includes a Honeymoon Suite)

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



SSS Ranch Napa

Calistoga, California

Fab Features: a historic restaurant/barn and grand 1867 Victorian on 12 scenic acres • tie the knot surrounded by gorgeous walnut, redwood, oak, fir, and fig trees • celebrate all weekend long with amenities like a swimming pool, gym, and 14 cabins

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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Shasta | North State



Shasta Weddings

Castella, CA

Fab Features: secluded mountain retreat • no curfew thanks to no neighbors and no noise restrictions • activities range from hiking in the surrounding forest, swimming holes, and campfires

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$
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Mount Shasta Resort

Mount Shasta, CA

Fab Features: unparalleled views of soaring Mount Shasta from the verdant grounds • cozy, intimate indoor spaces with wraparound windows • all-inclusive packages include exceptional catering and experienced staff at a fabulous price

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Lake Tahoe | Northern Sierras



Twenty Mile House

Graeagle, California

Fab Features: secluded 200-acre eco-estate offering a scenic backdrop of creeks, gardens, and blue skies • choose from 3 truly all-inclusive packages with organic catering, DJ, florals and much more • elegant accommodations for up to 36 guests in historic main house, or romantic creekside & forest cabins

Catering: In-house, 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 or late-night gatherings

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$
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Chalet View Lodge

Graeagle, CA

Fab Features: beautiful boutique resort and spa set on 10 forested acres • ceremonies on the manicured lawn with a forest backdrop followed by cocktails on the poolside terrace • inclusive wedding packages provide the perfect weekend wedding experience for you and up to 250 guests

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

Olympic Valley, CA

Fab Features: internationally renowned ski resort and home of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games • variety of mountaintop and mountainside venues from the upper deck overlooking Lake Tahoe to the secluded garden surrounded by aspen and pine trees • unforgettable receptions in the terrace room with its floor-to-ceiling windows that provide one-of-a-kind panoramic views of the Sierras

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Santa Cruz Mountains



Roaring Camp Weddings

Felton, CA

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 • the redwood barn shines thanks to ceremony stage spotlights, wrought-iron chandeliers, and twinkle lights

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Stone Creek Village at Kennolyn

Soquel, CA

Fab Features: idyllic retreat perched atop the Santa Cruz Mountains • the grounds include an elegant Spanish-style estate, a miniature village, and acres of majestic redwoods • indoor and outdoor dining areas include a Town Square and fire pit, ripe with event possibilities

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Lake Arrowhead | San Bernardino Mountains



SkyPark Weddings

Lake Arrowhead, CA

Fab Features: serene setting on 150 acres of the San Bernardino National Forest • ceremonies in a charming chapel, lush, forested meadow, or along the peaceful creek • dining and dancing on the Whispering Pines terrace, with trees all around and bistro lights and stars overhead

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

Mount Baldy, CA

Fab Features: picturesque hideaway offering all-inclusive packages and unbelievable views • exchange vows with a mountain backdrop, either under a canopy of oaks or beside the sparkling pond • al fresco receptions under an airy tent or under the lounge areas' twinkling lights

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

Big Bear Lake, CA

Fab Features: rustic mountain lodging nestled on a gorgeous, tree-line 2.5-acre property in the heart of Big Bear Lake • charming outdoor event spaces include the stunning Courtyard (perfect for ceremonies) and the Mansion Patio, with its cozy fire pits and umbrellas • celebrate all weekend long with lodging for up to 33 guests and opportunities for activities both on-site and off

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

Lytle Creek, CA

Fab Features: charming spot nestled on 22 acres of creeks, lakes, and meadows • choose from two unique, scenic venues: one tucked by a lake with a sparkling water feature, and the other set on a verdant lawn framed by trees • all-inclusive packages feature plenty of extras, like a DJ & MC, floral package, and photo booth

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

Lake Arrowhead, California

Fab Features: full-service AAA Four Diamond Resort nestled along the lakeshore in the richly forested San Bernardino Mountains • exchange vows on the lovely lakeside lawn, flanked by towering pines • the Lakeview Terrace Room boasts warm tones, picture windows, and glass doors that open onto an al fresco terrace

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Gold Mountain Manor

Big Bear, CA

Fab Features: whimsical 1928 log mansion tucked among ponderosa pines, flowering trees, and fragrant roses • al fresco events in the gardens or on the wrap-around veranda • intimate, candelit ceremonies in front of the manor's grand red quartz fireplace

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Arrowhead Pine Rose Weddings and Cabins

Lake Arrowhead, California

Fab Features: mile-high country getaway on 6 scenic mountain acres • towering cedar and pine trees frame a creekside ceremony site and romantically rustic cabins • charming honeymoon suite with a stone fireplace and an extra-large Jacuzzi tub

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Miller's Landing

Lake Arrowhead, CA

Fab Features: enchanting former garden nursery transformed into a vintage-luxe event space • lawn ceremonies framed by tall pine and cedar trees and a lush wisteria walkway • airy, light wood barn with two al fresco patios for cocktail hour

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Temecula Wine Country



Rancho Bellasante

Temecula, CA

Fab Features: luxurious private estate nestled among beautiful olive and lemon groves on a 122-acre working ranch • the property is plush and private, with a covered outside patio with panoramic views, a sparkling pool, and a gorgeous dressing suite • exchange vows on a round hilltop courtyard with 360-degree views, then dine and dance on the spacious tiled patio beneath glowing bistro lights

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Randhawa Ranch

Temecula, CA

Fab Features: a stunning 40-acre agricultural luxury ranch and wedding venue nestled in the western hills of Temecula • over 3,000 avocado trees, four different varieties of grapevines, and miles of canyon and mountain views • exclusive use of the property for 12 hours, including their beautiful rustic barn

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Palm Springs | San Jacinto Mountains | Coachella Valley



DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs

Cathedral City, CA

Fab Features: the San Jacinto Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for ceremonies • outdoor celebrations take place on the beautiful Veranda Patio with market lights overhead • flexible event spaces can accommodate intimate gatherings to extravagant affairs

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Indian Wells Country Club

Indian Wells, California

Fab Features: prestigious golf known for its impeccable grounds and white-glove service • ceremonies on the 18th hole against a rugged mountain silhouette • lavish receptions in the grand ballroom where the wall of windows brings the outside in

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Featured Mountain Wedding Destination



Visit Yosemite

Charleton Churchill Photography


For a wedding that’s as epic as the scenery, visit Yosemite, where jaw-dropping photo backdrops await you at every turn. Imagine saying “I do” in view of the park’s spectacular landmarks, such as rugged Half Dome, soaring El Capitan, and dramatic waterfalls! Serene riverfront spots along Yosemite Valley also offer their own inspiring panoramas. Enrich your destination wedding experience, and venture into Mariposa County’s charming communities, where rolling vineyards, local art galleries, and working ranches provide tons of authentic ambiance.


Historic lodges and luxe resorts…rustic wineries and casual breweries… quaint chapels and Grand Sequoia cathedrals…whatever you dream, Yosemite can deliver in postcard-worthy moments. Whether you’re an adventure couple who can’t wait to raft the rapids, or a pair of laid-back Nature lovers longing to stroll romantic footpaths and stargaze, you’ll find your zen in Yosemite.



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