Love and Luxe: 18 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, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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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: $$ • $$$
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Testarossa Winery

Los Gatos, CA

Fab Features: the patio is framed by blooming florals & stone walkways and perched above lush forest • original 19th-century stone-walled wine cellar exudes Old World elegance • ideal indoor/outdoor flow, from ceremonies among the trees to strolling cocktail hours in the Cave to elegant dinners in the Tasting Room

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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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: $$ • $$$
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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: $ • $$ • $$$
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Above The Rim at Chase Center

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: $$$
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Carneros Resort and Spa

Napa, CA

Fab Features: say “I do” against a backdrop of Napa Valley vineyards and distant mountains • the Napa and Sonoma Ballrooms showcase soaring peaked roofs, handcrafted barn-board walls, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound • the 28 acres include beautifully landscaped walking paths, flowering gardens with fountains, and spacious lawn and stone fireplace

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

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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: $$ • $$$
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Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection

Calistoga, CA

Fab Features: tour of their edible garden and a cocktail course led by a master mixologist • sunrise yoga • create a customized essential oil blend based on the numeric values of your wedding date • open-air jeep ride through Safari West, a private wildlife preserve

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

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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: $$ • $$$
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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: $$ • $$$
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Beaulieu Garden

Rutherford, CA

Fab Features: gorgeous estate setting with a sunken garden • pool and lawn area perfect for a warm, casual cocktail hour • delectable dinners served beneath a lush, vine-covered arbor adorned with twinkle lights

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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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: $$ • $$$
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Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Sonoma, California

Fab Features: 10-acre retreat with plenty of amenities, like a luxe day spa package with European-style baths, mini mani-pedis, and use of the private Spa Loggia for wedding party primping • numerous verdant lawns— bordered by a creek, bounded by flowerbeds, and shaded by trees— are perfect for al fresco ceremonies • the luxe Vintage Hall boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and a breezy veranda with golf course views

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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Annadel Estate Winery

Santa Rosa, CA

Fab Features: striking turn-of-the-century estate set on 40 acres of woodlands, vineyards, and heirloom rose fields • magical Old World-style ruins boast hand-hewn stone walls and lush trellises • artful lighting illuminates expansive lawns, terraces, and a rustic barn

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

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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: $ • $$ • $$$
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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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