How To Plan an EPIC San Francisco Bay Area Wedding

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How To Plan an Epic SF Bay Area Wedding | Venue pictured: Cavallo Point, The Lodge at the Golden Gate

Cavallo Point, The Lodge at the Golden Gate | Ryan Chard Smith

Planning a wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area? Well, you're in luck—because that's where Here Comes The Guide was born and raised, and we've got the best venues and vendors for your Bay Area wedding! Here's how to plan your Bay Area wedding like a boss:


1. Find Your Bay Area Wedding Venue

From wineries and gardens to interesting museums and ocean views, the Bay Area basically has it all—a veritable pupu platter of fantastic wedding venues for you to choose from! Check out our list of San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Venues or click one of the images below to view venues in a specific region. When viewing the list of places for each region, use the "Filter Your Results" sidebar to narrow your options down by budget, guest count, and much more.


2. Find The Best Bay Area Wedding Vendors

We don't throw the word "best" around lightly—we've actually gone to a lot of trouble to screen and certify all the wedding vendors you'll find on our website. Why? Because we only want to list vendors that we'd recommend to our own sisters and best friends. Check out our full list of San Francisco Bay Area wedding vendors here, or start with one of these categories:


3. Check out our "Best of Bay Area" Wedding Venue Lists

Need more help narrowing down the abundance of Bay Area wedding venues on our website? We got you! We love making lists, so we've compiled all sorts of "Best of Bay Area" wedding venue articles—from the most affordable, to the most unique, to the best for small weddings and elopements! Here are a couple you might want to start with:


4. Snag our Must-Have Wedding Planning Resources

We've got a ton of checklists, timelines, and expert articles in our Wedding Ideas section! Since you're planning a wedding, you'll definitely want our Wedding Checklist. And once you've compiled your short list of wedding venues, you'll need to know what Questions To Ask! From pretty décor inspiration to nitty-gritty details, you'll find the resources you'll need to plan that epic Bay Area wedding.


Ready? You got this!


Photo credits | Wedding Venues: Berkeley City ClubB.R. Cohn WinerySlide RanchThe Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union SquareThe Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay • The Barn at Green Valley • Palm Event Center in the Vineyard | Wedding Vendors: Dream A Little Dream EventsChristina McNeill PhotographyPaula LeDuc Fine Catering & EventsNancy Liu Chin Designs | "Best of" Wedding Venues: The Gardens at Heather FarmFairmont San Francisco | Wedding Planning Resources: The Lees PhotographyRust Manor House


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Some clients may have paid to be placed in our editorial and some of these links may be affiliate; however, we never include a venue, vendor, or product unless they have a proper place here. This is part of our Core Values. We create our website first and foremost to be good for the couples using it to plan their Big Day. We won't stray from that for a few advertising dollars. #scoutshonor