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.



ROMANCE IN THE REDWOODS



Nestldown

Los Gatos Mountains, CA

Style: Enchanted hideaway in a mountain forest with a lakeside chapel and glass-and-fir barn.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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Deer Park Villa

Fairfax, CA

Style: Picturesque forested retreat, boasting an outdoor bar with vintage flair and a stunning natural cathedral surrounded by soaring redwoods.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Stone Creek Village at Kennolyn

Soquel, CA

Style: Idyllic miniature "town"-style retreat for weekend-long weddings in a 300-acre redwoods and mountains paradise.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Roaring Camp Weddings

Felton, CA

Style: Unique and whimsical setting where you can exchange vows under a canopy of towering Redwoods, and take a ride through the forest on a 100-year-old steam train.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Mountain Terrace

Woodside, CA

Style: Mountainside private venue, featuring a brilliant green ceremony lawn, a two-level redwood patio lit by twinkling market lights, and an elegant indoor dining room.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club

Santa Rosa, California

Style: Classically elegant clubhouse surrounded by 128 acres of tree-studded fairways, vineyards, and mountain views, offering indoor and outdoor venues and all-inclusive wedding packages.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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AWE-INSPIRING OAKS



SSS Ranch Napa

Calistoga, California

Style: Historic restaurant/barn and grand 1867 Victorian on 12 scenic acres dotted with walnut, redwood, oak, fir, and fig trees, and offering amenities like a swimming pool, gym, and 14 cabins.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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Redwood Canyon by Wedgewood Weddings

Castro Valley, CA

Style: Classic elegance in a natural setting, with a tranquil wooded ceremony site and romantic wooden bridges—plus the expert guidance of Wedgewood's wedding professionals.

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

Napa, California

Style: This gracious historic estate blends Southern hospitality and California charm, with a romantic 19th-century mansion encircled by lush, blooming gardens and grassy oak-lined paths, and plenty of accommodations for guests, including family-size, cozy cottages.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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ENCHANTING EUCALYPTUS



Switzer Farm

Westport, CA

Style: 1884 Victorian farmhouse and 22-acre estate perched on a striking bluff overlooking the Pacific, along with the lush headlands, private meadow, a garden cottage, historic barn, and garden.

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

Little River, CA

Style: Gorgeous historic ranch nestled on an oceanside bluff near the quaint village of Mendocino, offering exclusive use of the entire property for a full wedding weekend experience, including luxurious lodging in the Grand Victorian.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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MOUNTAIN MAJESTY



Bear Valley Resort

Bear Valley, CA

Style: Cozy mountain hideaway and ski resort in the Stanislaus National Forest that welcomes destination weekend weddings amid acres of forested wilderness.

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

Groveland, CA

Style: This cozy lodge, with weekend-long accommodations for up to 24, offers stunning settings for your celebration, from your ceremony on the expansive lower lawn to your reception on the upper lawn and courtyard, where you can watch the sun set behind Yosemite's snow-capped mountains.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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FAIRYTALE-LIKE FORESTS



UC Botanical Garden

Berkeley, CA

Style: Spectacular 34-acre garden of delights—including a grove of redwood trees, an elevated deck, and a Japanese garden with calm pools—nestled in Strawberry Canyon and overlooking the San Francisco Bay.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Wildwood Acres

Lafayette, California

Style: Dreamy garden hideaway with a ceremony site deep in a grove of towering bay trees and big-leaf maples, and terraces, gazebos, and a sunken dance floor for your reception surrounded by ferns and impatiens.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Twenty Mile House

Graeagle, California

Style: Secluded 200-acre eco-estate along the Feather River in the Sierra Nevada forest, offering a scenic backdrop of creeks, gardens, and blue skies, along with elegant accommodations.

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $$
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Chalet View Lodge

Graeagle, CA

Style: Luxuriously rustic forest destination on over 10 private acres that can comfortably accommodate 150 overnight guests; packages include full-service wedding planning + custom design, plus loads of premium perks.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Sequoia Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings

Placerville, CA

Style: Stunning Victorian mansion with historic details, like hand-carved 19th-century fireplaces, glass-and-brass chandeliers, and a light-filled stone veranda overlooking the gardens.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Ranch at Stoney Creek

Somerset, CA

Style: A former Pony Express lodge-turned-miner's-camp-turned-B&B surrounded by 67 acres of ancient oaks, a winding creek that runs year-round, historic barns, and sprawling meadows, and offers overnight accommodations in the rustic lodge or camp in tents.

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

Saratoga, CA

Style: Woodsy 125-acre preserve boasting a ceremony site surrounded by towering redwoods and box elms, bucolic creeks and brooks, and a historic stone bridge with panoramic views.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Amaya Ridge

Soquel, CA

Style: Gorgeous private estate and vineyard surrounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains where you can exchange vows in a grove of redwoods, on a sprawling meadow, or alongside the grapevines--such dreamy choices!

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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Featured Woodsy Wedding Destination



Visit Yosemite

Charleton Churchill Photography


For a wedding that’s as epic as the scenery, visit Yosemite, where jaw-dropping photo backdrops await you at every turn. Imagine saying “I do” in view of the park’s spectacular landmarks, such as rugged Half Dome, soaring El Capitan, and dramatic waterfalls! Serene riverfront spots along Yosemite Valley also offer their own inspiring panoramas. Enrich your destination wedding experience, and venture into Mariposa County’s charming communities, where rolling vineyards, local art galleries, and working ranches provide tons of authentic ambiance.


Historic lodges and luxe resorts…rustic wineries and casual breweries… quaint chapels and Grand Sequoia cathedrals…whatever you dream, Yosemite can deliver in postcard-worthy moments. Whether you’re an adventure couple who can’t wait to raft the rapids, or a pair of laid-back Nature lovers longing to stroll romantic footpaths and stargaze, you’ll find your zen in Yosemite.



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