Northern California Wedding Venues You'll Love

What kind of wedding are you planning? Outdoor? Unique? Need to find the perfect spot for your rehearsal dinner? We share our fave Northern California venues here.

(If you still can’t get enough, see detailed info for all the Northern California wedding venues on our site.)


12 of the Best Napa/Sonoma Wine Country Wedding Venues

12 of the Best Napa/Sonoma Wine Country Wedding Venues

With stunning views of vine-covered hills in every direction, there is no shortage of gorgeous locations to tie the knot in Napa and Sonoma County. In fact, with so many jaw-dropping properties to choose from, finding "the one" can be pretty overwhelming. From a luxurious private estate to a 100-year-old restored barn, we've gathered the crème de la crème of what Northern California's Wine country has to offer.


Big Day Savings! 12 Affordable Sacramento Wedding Venues

Big Day Savings! 12 Affordable Sacramento Wedding Venues

With its vibrant arts scene, Gold Rush-era history, and ideal location in the heart of Gold Country, Sacramento has long been a sought-after wedding destination. With nearly 250 days of sunshine a year, you'll almost certainly find good weather on your big day—and some surprisingly affordable wedding venues where you can enjoy it, from a a charming, lushly landscaped bed & breakfast to a dramatic Arts & Crafts-style landmark.


23 Gorgeous California Winery Wedding Venues—From North to South

23 Gorgeous California Winery Wedding Venues—From North to South

You don't need to travel far in California to find a gorgeous wine country setting for your wedding day. Thanks to its agreeable climate, distinct seasons, and sprawling landscapes, the Golden State is ideal for growing juicy grapes—and playing host to dreamy nuptials. From the misty hillsides of Napa Valley to the sun-kissed fields of Temecula and everywhere in between, we've got a picture-perfect winery wedding venue for you.


7 of the Best East Bay Wedding Venues Near You

7 of the Best East Bay Wedding Venues Near You

The East Bay is a popular playland—and wedding destination—for lots of reasons, starting with its beautiful bay views, iconic bridges and buildings, and lush parks. In addition to all its other assets, this jewel of the Bay Area is home to some stellar places to get married, from historic mansions and grand ballrooms to verdant gardens and forested hideaways. To help you kick off your search, we've put together a list of some of the best wedding venues that are right in your own backyard.


27 of Northern California's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

27 of Northern California's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

On the hunt for a not-your-average wedding venue in Northern California? This part of the state is known for its rugged coastline with romantic bluffs, rolling vineyards, and majestic redwood forests. And tucked away in these gorgeous landscapes are some rare gems in places you wouldn't expect to find them, like a whimsical Tudor-style inn just off the shoreline or a lavish wine-country estate just off the beaten path. Feast your eyes on these surprising and unexpected locations that are often hiding in plain sight!


15 Cool Wedding Venues for your East Bay Outdoor Ceremony

15 Cool Wedding Venues for your East Bay Outdoor Ceremony

With glorious bay views and iconic bridges to the West, and forested hillsides and regional parks to the East, the bustling metropolis that makes up the East Bay has no shortage of jaw-dropping locations for the ultimate al fresco celebration. Feel like you're miles away from civilization as you exchange vows beneath towering redwoods, from the deck of a sleek yacht, or take in the sparkling city lights high up in the hills on a rooftop terrace. Whether your big day style is glamorous or casual, rustic or refined, Mother Nature takes center stage at these gorgeous outdoor venues.


15 Sweet Sleepy Beach Town Wedding Venues along the Pacific Coast

15 Sweet Sleepy Beach Town Wedding Venues along the Pacific Coast

Searching for a swoon-worthy sleepy beach town for your destination wedding? Well, you know what they say... there's no coast like the West Coast. From Washington State down to sunny San Diego, this picturesque coastline stretches over 1,000 miles and is home to a ton of romantic beaches to tie the knot. Whether you want to exchange vows on a misty cliff perched above a rugged coastline, on the shores of a quaint seaside village, or with your toes-in-the-sand on a pristine white beach overlooking the Pacific, these serene locations are short on crowds and make a big impression thanks to their gorgeous natural scenery.


Half Moon Bay: The Ultimate Weekend Wedding Destination

Half Moon Bay: The Ultimate Weekend Wedding Destination

For the ultimate cozy coastal weekend wedding, set your sights on Half Moon Bay. This charming seaside oasis is 30 miles south of San Francisco and an hour north of Santa Cruz. You’ll have your pick of gorgeous wedding venues from a cliffside luxury resort to a secluded garden just steps away from the beach. Stay in a lovely boutique hotel or an inviting rental home, explore the storefronts in their historic downtown, and enjoy fine dining while watching the sunset over the Pacific.


16 Cool Northern California Coastal Destination Wedding Venues

16 Cool Northern California Coastal Destination Wedding Venues

Dreaming of a destination wedding on the misty shores of Northern California? From a charming inn nestled on a dramatic cliff at the edge of a redwood forest to a luxurious resort in beautiful Big Sur, find all the romance you'll ever need in these quaint and cozy seaside towns peppered along this rugged coastline.


18 Majestic Mountain Destination Wedding Venues In California

18 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!


Quaint, Cozy, Cottagecore: Our Favorite 20 Venues that Capture the Trend

Quaint, Cozy, Cottagecore: Our Favorite 20 Venues that Capture the Trend

Cozy, comforting, fresh, and natural: cottagecore is exactly what our daydreams have been made of. It’s like Little Women without the tuberculosis, like Pride and Prejudice without the oppressive gender roles, like Midsommar without the murder. Sounds just about perfect!


12 Hauntingly Beautiful Wedding Venues

12 Hauntingly Beautiful Wedding Venues

If you’ve got a penchant for the paranormal, consider hosting your wedding at one of these spirited properties—that are believed to be haunted! From a glamorous Spanish-style resort to a former 19th-century train station, you’re bound to find an otherworldly event space that will thrill and delight your guests. And one thing’s for sure: the spine-tingling histories of these spooky locations might even bring more “guests” to your wedding than you had anticipated...


22 Stylish California Venues For Your Micro Wedding

22 Stylish California Venues For Your Micro Wedding

Planning a micro wedding in California? Whether that's always been your day-of dream or if it's the new Plan B, these small celebrations can pack a big punch when it comes to style and the guest experience offered. So if you’re looking to scale down that invite list to just your nearest and dearest, check out these beautiful venues that offer custom-curated packages that will save you time, money, and stress when it comes to planning your intimate event.


19 Of The Most Instagrammable Wedding Venues In The U.S.A.

19 Of The Most Instagrammable Wedding Venues In The U.S.A.

Searching for an #instaworthy location for your #weddingday? We've scoured the country for the most picture-perfect venues that provide you with a glorious, one-of-a-kind backdrop for your celebration. Whether it's an industrial-chic space with epic city views, or a romantic private estate surrounded by manicured grounds, #nofilters are needed at these gorgeous spots you're bound to love.


16 Spectacular Outdoor San Francisco Wedding Venues

16 Spectacular Outdoor San Francisco Wedding Venues

There’s more to San Francisco than its iconic buildings and bridges. This thriving metropolis is also home to some beautiful outdoor wedding venues hidden in plain sight. So whether you want to exchange vows on the deck of luxurious yacht, on a rooftop deck overlooking the bay, or in a secluded garden right in the heart of the city, here’s a look at some stunning spaces perfect for an al fresco celebration.


30 Stunning Venues That Make It Easy To Elope

30 Stunning Venues That Make It Easy To Elope

So you’ve decided to elope! While that once meant hopping over to Vegas to a drive-thru chapel with an Elvis impersonator as the officiant (a choice we can still get behind!), elopements today continue to grow in popularity and offer a lot more options. These romantic and fun alternatives to a traditional wedding can happen just about anywhere, and if you’d like to hit the easy button and let someone else take care of the day-of details we've got you covered: From West to East, here’s a handful of beautiful venues that provide creative, comprehensive, and affordable elopement packages so all you need to do is show up and say “I do”.


Here Comes The PRIDE: 14 LGBTQ-friendly SF Wedding Venues

Here Comes The PRIDE: 14 LGBTQ-friendly SF Wedding Venues

You won’t have to look hard to find a gorgeous LGBTQ-friendly wedding venue in San Francisco. As one of the first cities to recognize gay marriage (and one of the strongest LGBTQ+ communities in the entire nation) they have alll the options when it comes to finding the perfect place to tie the knot. So whether you want to shout your love from a rooftop deck, or in an elegant museum surrounded by priceless works of art, here are a few of our favorite SF venue who get that Love is Love!


Black-Owned Wedding Businesses You Need To Check Out

Black-Owned Wedding Businesses You Need To Check Out

Here Comes The Guide is mainly venue-focused, but we do have an exclusive selection of Certified By The Guide vendors in certain states. The wedding vendors listed below aren't just top-notch event professionals; they’re also black-owned businesses! Hiring one of these service providers for your wedding is one simple way to make a positive impact on African American businesses, and to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. And we stand behind them 100%.


12 Awe-Inspiring Mountain Elopement Locations In The U.S.A.

12 Awe-Inspiring Mountain Elopement Locations In The U.S.A.

Is there anything more romantic than eloping in the Great Outdoors? The U.S.A. is home to a number of renowned mountain ranges and lush forests that set a glorious stage for your vows. So whether you want to say "I do” beneath towering redwoods on a wooded hillside, on top of a snow-capped peak, or among dramatic desert red rocks and buttes, these stunning landscapes will serve as an epic backdrop, witness, and guest of honor for your elopement.


18 Of The Best Beach Elopement Destinations In The U.S.A.

18 Of The Best Beach Elopement Destinations In The U.S.A.

Dreaming of eloping on a beach somewhere in the United States? From the romantic misty shores of the Pacific Northwest to the pristine sandy coastline of Florida, we've found the most gorgeous oceanfront locations to say “I do". These jaw-dropping places provide the perfect backdrop for your intimate event so that you and yours truly can focus on the only thing that matters: each other.


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