Recommended San Francisco Wedding Venues

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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!


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.


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.


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!


California's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

California's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

California has it all when it comes to stunning landscapes for a wedding: vineyards, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, and more. But it also includes some rare gems in places you wouldn't expect to find them, like a lush garden oasis in the middle of a bustling downtown, a lavish private estate tucked away in the redwoods, or a charming inn on the shores of a sleepy beach town. From North to South and everything in between, we've pulled together some of the most surprising and unexpected venues this Golden State has to offer—many that are hiding in plain sight!


22 Extraordinary Venues For Your Bay Area Indian Wedding

22 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.


26 Epic Outdoor Bay Area Wedding Venues

26 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.


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!”.


23 All-Inclusive Bay Area Wedding Venues

23 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.


9 San Francisco Venues for a Small Wedding

9 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: 12 San Francisco Wedding Venues with Stunning Views

City By The Bay: 12 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.


22 Woodsy Wedding Venues in Northern California

22 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

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: 14 Unique SF Wedding Venues You'll Love

Leave Your Heart In San Francisco: 14 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: 23 Affordable Bay Area Wedding Venues

BIG DREAMS, small budget: 23 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.


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