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.)


5 All-Inclusive Wedding Venues in San Jose/Silicon Valley That Make Planning Easy!

5 All-Inclusive Wedding Venues in San Jose/Silicon Valley That Make Planning Easy!

DIY can be fun…but how much of it do you actually want to do? If your answer is "not that much", you should definitely consider a place that takes care of most of the details for you. All of these San Jose/Silicon Valley wedding venues are pros at doing the heavy lifting, making planning your celebration a stress-free experience.


20 Nonprofit Wedding Venues Where Your Big Day Can Benefit Others

20 Nonprofit Wedding Venues Where Your Big Day Can Benefit Others

It's great when your wedding can do some good long after your Big Day. If you choose to host your celebration at one of these beautiful nonprofit venues, your rental fees will also benefit and empower others in a variety of ways, from supporting underprivileged and at-risk kids to saving animals to building up your own community. So say "I do" to a good cause and let your special day leave a lasting impression on more than just your wedding guests.


17 Napa / Sonoma Wine Country Venues for an Amazing Outdoor Wedding

17 Napa / Sonoma Wine Country Venues for an Amazing Outdoor Wedding

Getting married in the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country is already great, but host an outdoor wedding here and it becomes even more special. From wineries and ranches to private estates and a riverside resort, these wine country wedding venues offer beautiful al fresco settings with vineyards, gardens, mountain views, and more!


Is Anything Budget-Friendly Around San Jose? YES! 16 Affordable Wedding Venues in Silicon Valley

Is Anything Budget-Friendly Around San Jose? YES! 16 Affordable Wedding Venues in Silicon Valley

Affordable Wedding Venues in Silicon Valley really do exist! And you'll have plenty of options to consider. Whether you're looking for a Bay Area garden paradise, a charming Arts and Crafts-style landmark, a winery, or an indoor/outdoor country club venue, none of these places in and around San Jose will break the bank.


11 Great Wine Country Venues for an Intimate California Elopement

11 Great Wine Country Venues for an Intimate California Elopement

Planning to elope in California? The Napa-Sonoma Wine Country really does offer everything you could possibly want in an intimate, romantic getaway.


11 San Francisco Venues for a Small Wedding

11 San Francisco Venues for a Small Wedding

Planning a small wedding? San Francisco offers an array of stellar options for an intimate celebration! Go for glam at a luxury hotel, fun at an urban brewery, or cool architecture at SF's Art Institute.


Weddings in San Francisco

Weddings in San Francisco

Sure, you can leave your heart in San Francisco. But plan a wedding in The City by the Bay and you can leave your single life here, too! Find everything you need to know about getting married in San Francisco, CA—from finding a venue to getting your marriage license.


Romantic Meets Edgy: 9 Industrial-Chic San Francisco Wedding Venues

Romantic Meets Edgy: 9 Industrial-Chic San Francisco Wedding Venues

If you're more into a cool city vibe than a classic hotel or garden setting, then consider one of San Francisco's many industrial-chic wedding venues.


Groom's Choice: 7 SF Wedding Venues That He'll Actually Love!

Groom's Choice: 7 SF Wedding Venues That He'll Actually Love!

You know the man you're marrying and what he's into, right? So consider introducing him to wedding venues that reflect what he loves.


Celebrating Al Fresco: 14 Outdoor Wedding Venues In And Around Sacramento

Celebrating Al Fresco: 14 Outdoor Wedding Venues In And Around Sacramento

Whether you want to get married in the secluded wilderness or a hidden urban garden, you'll find these outdoor wedding options and more in and around Sacramento. Wineries, flower-adorned inns, tranquil courtyards, elegant estates—they're all here and within an easy drive of the Sacramento airport and the Greater Bay Area.


City By The Bay: 14 San Francisco Wedding Venues with Stunning Views

City By The Bay: 14 San Francisco Wedding Venues with Stunning Views

San Francisco is one of the world's most beautiful and romantic cities. Instantly identifiable by its distinctive skyline (who doesn't recognize the Transamerica Pyramid?!), iconic bridges, sparkling bay, and famous fog, it's a mecca for travelers from all over the globe. Not surprisingly, it's also a top destination for wedding couples, as it offers numerous venues with spectacular settings and breathtaking views.


Something For Everyone: 13 of Sacramento's Best Wedding Venues

Something For Everyone: 13 of Sacramento's Best Wedding Venues

Sacramento's got everything an engaged couple could want when in comes to variety—its rich history, modern urban center, and diverse surrounding geography mean a bountiful selection of venues ranging from cosmopolitan hotels to pastoral rural vineyards. Here's a sampling of a just few of our favorites.


California Capitol Gold: 8 Historic Sacramento Wedding Venues

California Capitol Gold: 8 Historic Sacramento Wedding Venues

It's hard to top Sacramento's rich and fascinating history—this is Gold Rush country, after all! Plus, it's one of the first areas settled in the state, and the longtime center of California's storied government. That means historic sites galore, from an opulent Victorian estate to a quaint vintage church.


26 Woodsy Wedding Venues in Northern California

26 Woodsy Wedding Venues in Northern California

If you want nature, in the form of glorious trees, to play a role in your wedding, these venues could be just what you're looking for. From a cathedral in the forest created by a grove of redwoods to a canopy of spreading oaks aglow with bistro lights at night, they'll all add a woodsy beauty to your celebration.


7 Great Places for Your San Francisco Rehearsal Dinner

San Francisco is a veritable smorgasbord of world-class cuisine, encompassing virtually every culture, culinary delight, and price point. But a rehearsal dinner is no mere meal—it's the introduction to your all-important wedding festivities. So we've put together a list of dining options with a combination of great food, cool style, and pretty fabulous views that will inspire you to make reservations.


Leave Your Heart In San Francisco: 16 Unique SF Wedding Venues You'll Love

Leave Your Heart In San Francisco: 16 Unique SF Wedding Venues You'll Love

San Francisco is famous for many things: iconic bay views, great parks, and more incredible restaurants per capita than just about anywhere else in the country to name a few. But it's also a prime destination for weddings, thanks to a wealth of unique venues.


BIG DREAMS, small budget: 25 Affordable Bay Area Wedding Venues

BIG DREAMS, small budget: 25 Affordable Bay Area Wedding Venues

Hoping to find an affordable Bay Area wedding venue? Don't despair! From historic mansions to enchanting redwood groves and everything in between, here's a selection of places that won't break the bank.


San Francisco Treasures: 9 Historic and Dazzling Ballroom Settings

San Francisco Treasures: 9 Historic and Dazzling Ballroom Settings

The California Gold Rush brought people—and fortunes—west. Newly minted tycoons and industrialists flocked to San Francisco, anxious to show off their wealth, and by the turn of the century the city became known for its exuberant, extravagant architecture. Luckily, SF is still a treasure trove of these historic landmarks, hotels, and mansions—all of which offer spectacular ballroom settings for your wedding.


Affordable Wine Country Weddings: 16 Napa and Sonoma Venues We Love!

Affordable Wine Country Weddings: 16 Napa and Sonoma Venues We Love!

The Napa/Sonoma Wine Country is famous for its wines and gorgeous scenery, but it’s also renowned as a wedding mecca. And although hosting your Big Day here can be pricey, you’ll be happy to know that the region is also home to more affordable venues. Here’s a list of places that are easier on your wallet!


No Passport Required: 43 Top Destination Wedding Venues in the U.S.A.

No Passport Required: 43 Top Destination Wedding Venues in the U.S.A.

Want to have a fantastic destination wedding but don’t want to learn a foreign language or take a 12-hour plane ride to get there? No problem! Some of the best destination wedding venues are right here in the U.S., from a California ranch to a mountaintop lodge in Colorado to a beachfront resort in Florida and everything in-between. The places we’ve included below are not just unique, they’re all gorgeous locations where you’ll love to spend time with your family and friends.


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