Love and Luxe: 12 Luxurious Bay Area Wedding Venues

Dreaming of an elegant event dripping with luxury? The Bay Area has no shortage of luxurious wedding venues. From a ridgetop winery with stunning panoramic vistas to a grand estate set on 40 acres of oak woodlands, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful backdrop for your lavish affair!


Kohl Mansion, "The Oaks"

Burlingame, California

Fab Features: grand estate set on 40 acres of oak woodlands • the manicured grounds a boast manor house, pool, rose garden, tennis courts, greenhouses, and a large carriage house • the sizable Great Hall, a copy of the Arlington Tudor Hall in Essex, England, was built for glamourous gatherings

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

Cavallo Point, the Lodge at the Golden Gate

Sausalito, California

Fab Features: meticulously restored Colonial Revival complex at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge • exchange vows beneath towering eucalyptus trees with a stunning backdrop of the Bay and SF skyline • packages include a custom single-tier wedding cake and a complimentary one-night stay for the couple

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Montalvo Arts Center

Saratoga, California

Fab Features: landmark Mediterranean-style private estate • garden ceremonies in the open-air, white-columned pavilion • the Main Hall impresses with a beamed ceiling, gilded chandeliers, and an enormous fireplace topped with a tile and carved-wood mantel

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

Rosewood Sand Hill

Menlo Park, CA

Fab Features: resort-like setting nestled on 16 acres in the heart of Silicon Valley • intimate celebrations on the Portico, a versatile outdoor "living room" with a rose garden surround • cocktail receptions on the terrace with garden and mountain views

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

Above the Rim

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: spectacular 9th-floor venue in the iconic Chase Center • say ‘I do’ on the luxe outdoor balcony • celebrate amongst floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the San Francisco skyline, the Bay waterfront, and surrounding piers

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

Fairmont San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: luxurious landmark hotel • stunning ballrooms boast vaulted ceilings, gold-leaf detailing, and crystal chandeliers • rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the San Francisco skyline

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: world-renowned, eco-friendly natural history museum • variety of event spaces include an aquarium, a planetarium or a rainforest, and a living roof • cocktails in the elegantly columned Swamp, then move on to a gourmet five-course repast in the African Hall

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

Auberge du Soleil

Rutherford, CA

Fab Features: iconic wine country venue set on Rutherford Hill • exchange vows on the spacious deck overlooking tree-covered hills and the Napa Valley • luxurious suites outfitted with a private outdoor terrace, a fireplace, soaking tub, sumptuous Italian linens, custom-crafted bath products, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Amaya Ridge

Soquel, CA

Fab Features: gorgeous private estate and vineyard surrounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains • exchange vows in a grove of redwoods, on a sprawling meadow, or alongside the grapevines--such dreamy choices! • take over the property for the entire weekend for a festival-style event (and inquire about camping options!)

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

Asian Art Museum

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: massive stone Beaux-Arts structure showcasing rows of columns, enormous windows, and a huge bronze chandelier • elegant cocktail receptions in an airy arcade with a barrel-vaulted decorative ceiling • world-class exhibits for your guests to enjoy

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

Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards

Woodside, California

Fab Features: ridgetop winery with stunning panoramic vistas • ceremonies on the expansive, beautifully landscaped lawn • the Pavilion boasts a peaked, cedar roof and a partially glass-enclosed terrace with 270-degree views of vineyards and the bay

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

The Hibernia

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: iconic 1892 treasure features unique Neoclassical Revival-style touches, including a grand corner location, giant exterior colonnade, and famed verdigris domed entrance • the Main Hall boasts a soaring 30-foot ceiling, massive arched windows, and ornately gilded fixtures • historic San Francisco experience coupled with state-of-the-art amenities

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


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