19 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



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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

M&M Events at Convict Lake Resort

Mammoth Lakes, California

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $$

Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Fab Features: quaint 1920's log cabin on the banks of Mammoth Creek • take in the beautiful natural surroundings and enjoy the historic exhibits and museum • tented celebrations or opt to celebrate under the stars and stringed market lights

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


Shasta | North State



Shasta Weddings

Castella, California

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: $$

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: $ • $$


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: $$

Resort at Squaw Creek

Olympic Valley, California

Fab Features: all-season resort set on 195 acres of forests, meadows and towering granite peaks • exchange vows on a multi-level terrace before a 250-foot waterfall or beside a roaring fire on the deck • exquisite dining options, luxe amenities, and plenty of access to outdoor activities

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Lodge Restaurant and Pub at Tahoe Donner

Truckee, California

Fab Features: nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Donner Lake • picturesque ceremony Grotto framed by towering pines with a rock waterfall • inviting lodge with Alderwood trim, open-beamed ceilings, and huge picture windows with panoramic mountain views

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Chalet View Lodge

Graeagle, California

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, BYO
Price: $$

Palisades Tahoe

Olympic Valley, California

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: $$


Riverside | Inland Empire



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: $ • $$


Santa Cruz Mountains



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

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Kennolyn's Stone Creek Village

Soquel, California

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: $$


Lake Arrowhead | San Bernardino Mountains



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: $ • $$ • $$$

The HomeStead

Oak Glen, CA

Fab Features: relaxed mountain getaway in the rolling foothills • ceremonies on a terraced stage in front of the picturesque façade of a country chapel • the cabin and cottage have been renovated into comfortable, private suites for getting ready

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


Coachella Valley | Santa Rosa Mountains



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: $ • $$ • $$$


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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