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.)


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.


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.


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!


Planning a Rehearsal Dinner in the Bay Area?

Planning a Rehearsal Dinner in the Bay Area?

Your rehearsal dinner is an opportunity to bring close friends and family together in a more informal way than during your wedding, and an Italian Restaurant can provide the perfect combination of ambiance and cuisine. The setting is often relaxed, and who doesn’t like Italian? Check out these Bay Area Italian restaurants.


San Francisco is more affordable than you may think! Here are 13 SF wedding venues that won't break the bank.

San Francisco is more affordable than you may think! Here are 13 SF wedding venues that won't break the bank.

San Francisco is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, which makes it a much sought-after setting for both local and destination weddings. And although it has a reputation for being pricey, there are quite a few affordable venues where you can host your event.


10 Unique Marin County Wedding Venues

10 Unique Marin County Wedding Venues

Fortunate is the couple who weds in Marin County! Surrounded by water on three sides, Marin is a scenic wonderland whose natural treasures—ancient redwood forests, a dramatic coastline, and a wide range of flora and fauna—make for dynamic celebratory settings.


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