14 Awesome Outdoor Ceremony Locations in the South Bay

If your wedding day dreams include exchanging vows in the scenic landscape of the South Bay, you’re in luck! Thanks to its rolling vineyards, forested hillsides, and charming neighborhoods, there is no shortage of awe-inspiring wedding venues for your al fresco celebration. From an ultra-modern rooftop deck overlooking downtown to an enchanting redwood grove just outside the city limits, check out our top picks for the best outdoor ceremony locations in the greater San Jose area.


Saratoga Springs

Saratoga, CA

Fab Features: a lush 125-acre preserve that's home to the oldest privately owned picnic grounds in the area • exchange vows in Cathedral Grove where majestic redwoods and towering box elders lean towards each other and form an arch-like the ceiling of a Gothic church • receptions backed by Longbridge, a graceful stone span bridge built in 1904

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Radonich Ranch

Los Gatos, CA

Fab Features: century-old fruit packaging ranch nestled in the lush Santa Cruz Mountains • picturesque ceremonies in front of a sparkling pond or shaded by a grove of weeping willows • dine and dance in the rustic barn or outside the ranch house on a tree-lined lawn

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Fortino Winery and Event Center

Gilroy, California

Fab Features: family-owned winery set among acres of vineyards, rolling hills, and giant redwoods • delectable Italian cuisine served in a rustic tasting room and handsome barrel room • large patio and lawn for al fresco events

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Rengstorff House

Mountain View, CA

Fab Features: historic house nestled within a 750-acre wildlife and recreation area • three distinct lawns with adjoining brick patios, an idyllic restored windmill, and a charming lakeside area • stunning interior details include ornate brass chandeliers, Victorian plaster rosettes, and antique furniture

Catering: BYO
Price: $

Blanco Urban Venue

San Jose, CA

Fab Features: a fabulous 3-story urban venue that provides a pristine canvas for your event • open-air celebrations on the Rooftop or adjoining Mezzanine • the spacious Great Room sports 150-year-old brick walls, and a tall ceiling accented by industrial-chic lighting

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

The Barn at River House

Ben Lomond, California

Fab Features: rustic wooded hideaway meets gracious country estate • natural woodland setting, manicured lawns curve around groves of oak and are bordered by vibrant flower beds • intimate celebrations around the huge fire pit or on the expansive covered porch

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$

Hakone Estate and Gardens

Saratoga, California

Fab Features: 16-acre lush Japanese garden estate • exchange vows next to a beautiful Koi pond with a cascading waterfall in the background • receptions in either of the two meticulously detailed and authentic Japanese structures

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Ainsley House and Gardens

Campbell, CA

Fab Features: a charming English Tudor Revival home with large bay windows, a swooping mock thatch roof • ceremonies in the elegant English-style gardens • dine and dance the night away in the large private lawn bordered by redwood trees, and enclosed by latticed fencing covered in climbing roses

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Pavilion at Redwood Estates

Los Gatos, California

Fab Features: serene event center nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains • romantic ceremonies on the expansive lawn backed by towering Redwoods • the cedar pavilion sports an open-beam, knotty pine ceilings, a maple dance floor, and large picture windows showcasing the stunning mountain vistas

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Saratoga Country Club

Saratoga, California

Fab Features: elegant country club perched high in the wooded hills above the Santa Clara Valley • the ceremony site boasts a white wrought-iron domed gazebo encircled by a large lawn and enclosed by a decorative fence • all-inclusive packages come with invaluable support from their seasoned event staff

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

The Mountain Winery

Saratoga, CA

Fab Features: romantic European-esque vineyard with glorious panoramic views • ceremonies on the Chateau Deck with unobstructed views of Silicon Valley • elegant receptions in the Grand Hall with its Old World charm and lavish architectural details

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Regale Winery and Vineyards

Los Gatos, California

Fab Features: Old World Italian villa-inspired winery • lush gardens with fountains, heirloom roses, outdoor fireplaces, and a wood-fired oven • second-floor dining room & terrace affords breathtaking views of the coastal range and gardens

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Rock Ridge Vineyard

Soquel, CA

Fab Features: exchange vows surrounded by oaks, grapevine-studded hills, and a sparkling, waterfall-fed pond • historic barn and tasting room converted to a chic Saloon with fireplace • luxurious dressing suite with makeup mirrors and shampoo station for expert on-site prep

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$

Guglielmo Winery

Morgan Hill, California

Fab Features: ‌flower-lined courtyard with granite bar under a grapevine-covered arbor • Old World-style cobblestone event space with an expansive white tent • ceremonies beneath a red-tile-roofed pergola

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


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