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.

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16 Romantically Intimate Bay Area Wedding Venues

16 Romantically Intimate Bay Area Wedding Venues

If you’re searching for a sweet and small spot to say ‘I do’, the Bay Area won’t disappoint. With an array of styles to choose from including lush secluded gardens, charming historic mansions, luxe landmark hotels, and more, you’re sure to find a perfect fit. Explore our list below and begin planning your romantically intimate celebration.


11 East Bay Venues with Amazing Wedding Packages

11 East Bay Venues with Amazing Wedding Packages

Want a venue that's more than just a pretty space for your East Bay wedding? Set your sights on these leveled-up locations that have already done the hard work for you by creating fabulous event packages ranging from elopements to elaborate all-inclusive affairs. Whether your perfect day looks like a sweet celebration surrounded by nature with your nearest and dearest or a grand gala in an ornate ballroom, you can rest easy knowing that the details will be handled by experienced professionals so all you'll need to do is show up and say "I do".


One of a Kind: 14 Unique Bay Area Wedding Venues

One of a Kind: 14 Unique Bay Area Wedding Venues

In a place as richly diverse as the Bay Area, you’ll find a wealth of out-of-the-ordinary settings. The range of options is amazing, from ultra-cool contemporary museums and science centers to restored historic treasures. Check out our picks for some of the most unique locations in and around the Bay Area!


Love and Luxe: 20 Luxurious Bay Area Wedding Venues

Love and Luxe: 20 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!


22 of the Bay Area's Best Wedding Venues

22 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!


25 of Northern California's Most Romantic Wedding Venues

25 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!


29 Extraordinary Venues For Your Bay Area Indian Wedding

29 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: 12 Bay Area Wedding Venues With On-site Lodging

Pretty And Practical: 12 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!


32 Epic Outdoor Bay Area Wedding Venues

32 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.


9 Holiday Party Venues in San Francisco

9 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 10 Northern California Wedding Venues | OG edition

Favorite 10 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!”.


4 East Bay Wedding Venues with On-site Lodging

4 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.


22 All-Inclusive Bay Area Wedding Venues

22 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: 13 Affordable Bay Area Golf Clubs

Beautiful & Budget-Friendly Wedding Venues: 13 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.


19 Affordable East Bay Wedding Venues

19 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: 6 Affordable South Bay Winery Wedding Venues

Have A Wine Country Wedding Without A Napa Price Tag: 6 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.


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