17 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.



SAN FRANCISCO



San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Gorgeous Gardens

Non-Profit

Romantic Elopements

Fab Features: 5 stunning outdoor venues in the heart of the city • elegant tented receptions on the expansive green lawn • intimate ceremonies in a secluded redwood grove

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Haas-Lilienthal House

San Francisco, California

Venue Superpowers:

Intimate Setting

Historic Charm

Romantic Elopements

Fab Features: an exuberant Queen Anne-style landmark • hold a romantic outdoor garden ceremony • celebrate in the warm and elegantly restored three-story home among plush, period furnishings and antiques

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA | HALF MOON BAY



Allied Arts Guild

Menlo Park, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Secluded Setting

All-Inclusive

Lush Gardens

Fab Features: serene garden oasis, with meandering courtyards and terraces, fountains, and bright blooms • Spanish Colonial-style buildings boast high-beamed ceilings, hand-carved details, and terracotta tiles • nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood on 3.5 acres

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Hastings House Garden Weddings

Half Moon Bay, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Gorgeous Gardens

Breathtaking Panoramic Views

Private Setting

Fab Features: private garden oasis nestled in a grove of trees on the edge of the Pacific • exclusively host small weddings under 30 guests and intimate elopements • exclusive use of the intimate ceremony garden, bursting with colorful year-round blooms, and private access to oceanfront cliffs for photos

Price: $ • $$
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Rengstorff House

Mountain View, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Beautiful Natural Setting

Historic Charm

Panoramic Views

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: $
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EAST BAY



Berkeley City Club

Berkeley, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Charm

Late Night Celebrations

Overnight Accommodations

Fab Features: designed in 1929 by famed architect Julia Morgan, this historic hotel is like a miniature Hearst Castle • Moorish Gothic-style building features landscaped inner courtyards and fountains, plus a wealth of graceful arches, domed ceilings, pillars, leaded-glass windows and doors, and art • time-honored guest rooms include classic vintage décor

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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UC Botanical Garden

Berkeley, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Redwood Forest

Arts & Crafts Reception Hall

Diverse Gardens

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: $ • $$
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The Terrace Room at The Lake Merritt

Oakland, California

Venue Superpowers:

Stunning Lake Views

All-Inclusive

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: beautiful Art Deco ballroom and panoramic views of Lake Merritt • the wall of 20-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows that extends along the entire front of this grand space treats diners to a bird’s-eye view of the lake, Lakeside Park, and the distant hills • indulge in upscale American cuisine tailor-made for your event

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

Walnut Creek, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Landscaped Courtyards

Greenhouse Vibes

Inclusive Packages

Fab Features: this brick-walled, multi-terraced courtyard garden is an urban oasis • ceremonies set in a breezy, ivy-draped courtyard or on a upper landing beneath pretty shade sails and the open sky • lovely ballroom topped with an architectural glass roof for all-weather receptions

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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NORTH BAY | MARIN COUNTY



Pelican Inn

Muir Beach, California

Venue Superpowers:

English-Inspired Style

Intimate Celebrations

Nearby Muir Beach

Fab Features: whimsical Tudor-style inn steps away from Muir • rent out the inn's seven rooms and celebrate in the light-flooded conservatory, a glass-walled space with abundant vines and flowers • lawn ceremonies are set against rolling, chaparral-covered hills, or opt to say "I do" on nearby Muir Beach

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

Belvedere, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Unique Setting

Stunning Skyline Views

Historic Details

Fab Features: one-of-a-kind first-class social saloon extracted from a 19th-century steamer • ornate interior boasts a crisply painted arched ceiling highlighted with gold leaf, etched glass windows, and crystal chandeliers • decks on three sides offer jaw-dropping views of the San Francisco skyline and the colorful boats berthed nearby

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Lodge at Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Picturesque Setting

Lush Grounds

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: cliffside boutique hideaway overlooking the northern coast • intimate ceremonies on the lush event lawn while the sun sets over the ocean • a stone’s throw from beautiful beaches, towering redwoods, and Sonoma’s artisanal farms

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Falkirk Mansion

San Rafael, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Charm

Country Estate

Affordable Elegance

Fab Features: lovely Queen Anne Victorian • rich, wood-paneled interior that includes stained-glass windows and ornate fireplaces • al fresco celebrations in the rose garden, on the wedding lawn, or on the veranda

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Butterflute's Wedding Chapel

Sausalito, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Charming Details

Unique Setting

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: secret garden tucked away in the bustling historic shipyard • say "I do" outside the charming Chapel, or opt for a pop-up elopement in a location of your choice • fabulous small wedding packages include a cake, shipyard bouquet, champagne, and even ceremonial flute playing services!

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



Park Winters Flower Farm

Winters, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Vintage-Meets-Luxe

Idyllic Gardens

Farm-To-Table Dining

Fab Features: exquisite flower farm located on the 10-acre grounds of a stunning Victorian estate • say "I do" surrounded by fragrant blooms and sprawling views of the Yolo Countryside, or in the historic Flower Barn, where the open beams are draped with dried florals and bouquets • enjoy botanical-inspired cocktails and a delectable farm-to-table feast in the outdoor Sunset Lounge

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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WINE COUNTRY



Copain Wines

Healdsburg, California

Venue Superpowers:

Outdoor Receptions

Panoramic Views

Sustainable Winemaking

Fab Features: quaint, elegant setting with spectacular views of the surrounding vineyards, redwoods, and the Central Valley • host a reception in the chic modern barn-style Tasting Room or in a garden of trees and twinkle lights • enjoy fresh, organic wine made through sustainable zero-waste practices

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

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Alpine Ranch

Santa Rosa, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Modern Barn

Working Equestrian Facility

Oak-Shaded Courtyard

Fab Features: gorgeous Sonoma event venue, working equestrian barn, and vineyard in the Mayacamas • intimate events set beneath a grand oak tree, an open courtyard, and a cedar barn • cozy overnight stays in the updated farmhouse guest cottage

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

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