19 of the Best Redwood Forest Wedding Venues in Northern California

Is there anything more magical than exchanging vows beneath a towering redwood tree? Yeah...we didn’t think so. If you’ve got a woodland wedding on the mind, your perfect location awaits in Northern California. From the enchanted forests of the North Coast to the world-renowned Yosemite National Park and the lush Santa Cruz Mountains, check out these locations where you can be joined in Holy Ma-tree-mony under these magnificent giants.



NORTH STATE | SHASTA



Chalet View Lodge

Graeagle, California

Fab Features: beautiful boutique resort and spa set on 10 forested acres • ceremonies on the manicured lawn with a forest backdrop followed by cocktails on the poolside terrace • inclusive wedding packages provide the perfect weekend wedding experience for you and up to 250 guests

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Twenty Mile House

Graeagle, California

Fab Features: secluded 200-acre eco-estate offering a scenic backdrop of creeks, gardens, and blue skies • choose from 3 truly all-inclusive packages with organic catering, DJ, florals and much more • elegant accommodations for up to 36 guests in the historic main house, or romantic creekside & forest cabins

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $$


NORTH COAST | MENDOCINO



Nelson Family Vineyards

Ukiah, CA

Fab Features: sprawling 2,000-acre family-owned ranch • the grounds are made up of rolling vineyards, valley oaks, redwood groves, and a century-old barn • exclusive weekend-long rentals available

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


YOSEMITE | MAMMOTH



Mammoth & June Mountain Resorts

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Fab Features: luxurious resorts in the Eastern Sierras • say “I do” atop Mammoth’s 11,053-foot summit one of the highest peaks in California • treat your guests to a champagne gondola ride for an authentic bird’s-eye view of the town below before disembarking mid-mountain at Parallax, an elegant restaurant with soaring windows on two sides

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Lodge at Two Moons

Oakhurst, CA

Fab Features: a premier event & wedding space set on 100 acres of undisturbed land • ceremonies in the natural cathedral known at Heartwood Forest • versatile space can accommodate intimate gatherings to weddings of 500 and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


LAKE TAHOE



Rainbow Lodge

Soda Springs, CA

Fab Features: riverfront retreat surrounded by 114 unspoiled acres • exclusive use of the lodge's event spaces, common areas, and 26 guest rooms • large stone fireplaces and warm wood tones provide a cozy setting for intimate events or late-night gatherings

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$

The Lodge Restaurant and Pub at Tahoe Donner

Truckee, California

Fab Features: nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Donner Lake • picturesque ceremony Grotto, framed by a waterfall and towering pines • inviting lodge with alderwood trim, open-beamed ceilings, and huge picture windows with panoramic mountain views

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


NORTH BAY



Ralston White Retreat

Mill Valley, CA

Fab Features: historic home situated on a dreamy 43 acres along a slope of Mt. Talampais • ceremonies on the heart-shaped lawn, followed by cocktails among the lush redwood paths • cozy overnight accommodations for up to 35 people in apartments and guest rooms, all with views of the forest

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

Rancho Nicasio

Nicasio, CA

Fab Features: countryside venue complete with restaurant, lawn, ballroom, and bar • the Rancho Room is designed with wooden ceiling tresses, brass-trimmed fixtures, and an oak dance floor • receptions on the open-air deck overlooking the grand lawn

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Stemple Creek Ranch

Tomales, CA

Fab Features: serene woodsy oasis just 5 miles from the Pacific Coast • exchange vows on the hilltop stand flanked by Eucalyptus or beneath towering redwoods • cocktails on the outdoor deck overlooking the West Marin hills followed by country-chic receptions inside the large barn

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

Mill Valley Community Center

Mill Valley, California

Fab Features: warm, rustically modern event space • ceremonies beneath towering Redwoods • the interior impresses with a soaring cathedral ceiling, lots of windows, and a large attached patio

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


NAPA | SONOMA WINE COUNTRY



AutoCamp Russian River

Guerneville, CA

Fab Features: exchange vows in a shady redwood grove • rustic-luxury lodgings in upscale Airstreams, glamping Tents, and accessible Suites • full venue buyouts include exclusive use of the airy, mid-century modern Clubhouse and the main lawn and fire pit (perfect for late night s'mores!)

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


SAN FRANCISCO



San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: 5 stunning outdoor venues in the heart of the city • ceremonies in a secluded redwood grove • elopements, intimate weddings and mini-ceremonies for up to 20 people

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


EAST BAY



UC Botanical Garden

Berkeley, CA

Fab Features: spectacular 34-acre garden of earthly delights, nestled in Strawberry Canyon and overlooking the San Francisco Bay • say "I do" in a grove of majestic redwood trees • intimate receptions on the elevated Tour Deck that overlooks the New World Desert garden below

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Piedmont Community Hall

Oakland, CA

Fab Features: Mediterranean-style venue in a garden setting • floor-to-ceiling windows flood the Hall with natural light • the Japanese Tea House is perfect for an intimate ceremony or as a private dressing room for the bride

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA



The Mountain Terrace

Woodside, CA

Fab Features: say "I do" on a grassy meadow bordered by a grove of oaks and redwoods • celebrate on the two-level deck beneath strings of market lights • the inviting interior boasts a stone fireplace, doric columns, and large picture windows

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


SOUTH BAY | SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS



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: $$

Roaring Camp Weddings

Felton, California

Fab Features: exchange vows in Cathedral Grove, a circle of redwoods formed by 3 generations of trees • guests can enjoy rides through the forest on a 100-year-old steam train • the redwood barn shines thanks to ceremony stage spotlights, wrought-iron chandeliers, and twinkle lights

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling

Corralitos, CA

Fab Features: natural haven surrounded by redwood forests, open meadows, and gardens • magical ceremonies in the “fairy ring”—a circle of redwoods born from one “grandmother” tree • variety of on-site accommodations ranging from large family homes to cozy cabins and campsites

Catering: In-house
Price: $$


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