Find Wedding Ideas: Bay Area Wedding Venues You'll Love

Bay Area has so many beautiful wedding venues -- we have plenty of suggestions, depending on what you are looking for. We share our faves here.

(If you can't get enough, see detailed info for all the Bay Area wedding venues on our site.)


20 of the Bay Area's Best Wedding Venues

20 of the Bay Area's Best Wedding Venues

With its lush forests, misty beaches, world-renowned Napa and Sonoma wine country, and iconic bridges, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to some breathtaking scenery—and some pretty epic wedding venues. Northern California literally has something for everyone, so whether you want a sophisticated soiree in the heart of the city, an outdoor affair nestled in the Marin Headlands, or a laid-back bash at a bucolic ranch, you're sure to find a stunning site to match your style here!


27 of Northern California's Most Romantic Wedding Venues

27 of Northern California's Most Romantic Wedding Venues

With its towering redwood forests, rugged coastline, and renowned wine country, you don’t have to look very hard to find a jaw-dropping romantic venue for your Northern California wedding. From a cliffside inn overlooking the Pacific to a Mediterranean-style villa surrounded by formal gardens, these dreamy locations set a stunning stage and provide all ambiance and gorgeous photo ops you’ll need for an unforgettable celebration.


Here Comes The PRIDE: 13 LGBTQ-friendly SF Wedding Venues

Here Comes The PRIDE: 13 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!


23 Extraordinary Venues For Your Bay Area Indian Wedding

23 Extraordinary Venues For Your Bay Area Indian Wedding

On the hunt for an extraordinary location for your Indian Wedding? You’ll have plenty of options in the Bay Area! This dynamic region is full of gorgeous venues that can host this type of elaborate, large-scale reception with ease—they have the space, flexibility, amenities, and expertise you’ll need to make your celebration go off without a hitch.


Pretty And Practical: 7 Bay Area Wedding Venues With On-site Lodging

Pretty And Practical: 7 Bay Area Wedding Venues With On-site Lodging

Looking for a beautiful Bay Area wedding venue with on-site accommodations? Whether you're planning a destination or staycation celebration, these properties not only provide a picture-perfect setting for your event, but also serve as a convenient home base for exploring everything this region has to offer: sightseeing in San Francisco, visiting nearby National Parks, wine tasting in Napa/Sonoma, and much more!


23 Epic Outdoor Bay Area Wedding Venues

23 Epic Outdoor Bay Area Wedding Venues

The Bay Area may be a bustling metropolitan region, but it's also home to some epic outdoor wedding venues. These romantic places can be found in a variety of settings—on a bluff overlooking the ocean, surrounded by lush vineyards, and even nestled in a forest beneath towering redwoods. And thanks to California's agreeable climate, you can host an unforgettable al fresco celebration pretty much all year-round.


17 Gorgeous Rustic Bay Area Wedding Venues

17 Gorgeous Rustic Bay Area Wedding Venues

Barns and burlap might not be what comes to mind when you think of the Bay Area, but this diverse region is brimming with jaw-droppingly beautiful rustic wedding venues. So whether your style is a little bit country, or a little bit vintage, here's a selection of lodges, ranches, and farms full of rural charm


How To Plan an EPIC San Francisco Bay Area Wedding

How To Plan an EPIC San Francisco Bay Area Wedding

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 an epic Bay Area wedding.


10 Holiday Party Venues in San Francisco

10 Holiday Party Venues in San Francisco

Planning your company holiday party in The City by the Bay? We've got an array of San Francisco venues where you can celebrate the holiday season in style!


Favorite 12 Northern California Wedding Venues | OG edition

Favorite 12 Northern California Wedding Venues | OG edition

In 1989 the following 14 Northern California venues said "I do" to Here Comes The Guide when it was a brand new wedding resource. They’re our true OGs, our original BFFs. They’ve been with us since day one, and we're proud to have featured them through good times, bad times, fleeting trends, and market changes. They know a thing or two about commitment, and we just want to say "Thanks!”.


5 East Bay Wedding Venues with On-site Lodging

5 East Bay Wedding Venues with On-site Lodging

Looking for an East Bay wedding venue with on-site accommodations? We’ve got you covered! These hotels not only provide great amenities for your guests, but they also serve as a convenient home base for sightseeing in San Francisco, wine tasting in Napa/Sonoma, and exploring everything else the Bay Area has to offer.


26 All-Inclusive Bay Area Wedding Venues

26 All-Inclusive Bay Area Wedding Venues

Reduce the stress of planning your Bay Area wedding by hosting it at one of these all-inclusive venues. Many of them have stunning views (think vineyard, cityscape, and the ocean), PLUS they all offer full-service packages so you can hit the easy button when it comes to preparing for your big day.


Beautiful & Budget-Friendly Wedding Venues: 14 Affordable Bay Area Golf Clubs

Beautiful & Budget-Friendly Wedding Venues: 14 Affordable Bay Area Golf Clubs

With panoramic views of verdant fairways, picturesque hillsides, and glittering city lights, golf and country clubs are among the most popular wedding venues in the Bay Area—especially for couples without a lavish budget. From Napa to Santa Cruz to the East Bay, here are some scenic places where you can tie the knot without breaking the bank.


7 of the Tri-Valley's Most Captivating Winery Wedding Venues

7 of the Tri-Valley's Most Captivating Winery Wedding Venues

The Tri-Valley has so much to offer when it comes to planning a wedding—or weekend getaway. You'll love the Mediterranean climate (think sunshine much of the year), and the region's wineries, which are as popular for weddings as they are for wine.


17 Affordable East Bay Wedding Venues

17 Affordable East Bay Wedding Venues

The East Bay is like an eclectic jewelry box, filled with lots of glittering wedding venue gems. From a wooded wonderland tucked away in the Berkeley Hills to an Art Deco landmark overlooking Oakland's Lake Merritt to a Tuscan-style clubhouse nestled in Livermore Wine Country, these locations not only set a lovely stage for your event but also won't break the bank!


Have A Wine Country Wedding Without A Napa Price Tag: 5 Affordable South Bay Winery Wedding Venues

Have A Wine Country Wedding Without A Napa Price Tag: 5 Affordable South Bay Winery Wedding Venues

Want a wine country wedding that's affordable? Check out the South Bay! You'll find some wonderful winery wedding venues at refreshingly reasonable prices.


17 Rustic Wedding Venues in the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country

17 Rustic Wedding Venues in the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country

What could be better than a Wine Country wedding celebration? The Napa/Sonoma region offers a wide variety of rustic venues with outstanding features like barns, gardens, fabulous vineyard and hill views, ponds, and so much more!


11 All-Inclusive Wedding Venues in San Jose/South Bay That Make Planning Easy!

11 All-Inclusive Wedding Venues in San Jose/South Bay 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.


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

18 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! 15 Affordable Wedding Venues in Silicon Valley

Is Anything Budget-Friendly Around San Jose? YES! 15 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.


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