19 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

Venue Superpowers:

Garden Wonderland

Lakeside Amphitheatre

Dramatic Wood-and-Glass Hall

Fab Features: an ethereal hideaway tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains • say "I do" at the lakeside amphitheater or beneath towering Redwoods • rustic receptions inside the Barn, a soaring glass-and-fir structure with a steep-pitched ceiling, supported by slender wooden columns illuminated by glowing chandeliers

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

Fairfax, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Redwoods Cathedral

Vintage Charm

Prohibition-Era Dance Hall

Fab Features: stunning natural cathedral surrounded by soaring redwoods • vintage-style outdoor bar overlooking a handmade stone water feature • 1920s-inspired Dance Hall dotted with stylish art and antique tchotchkes, wrought-iron sconces, and a hardwood dance floor

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

Soquel, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Unique Miniature "Town"

Weekend Weddings

Miles of Trails

Fab Features: idyllic retreat perched atop the Santa Cruz Mountains • the grounds include an elegant Spanish-style estate, a miniature village, and acres of majestic redwoods • indoor and outdoor dining areas include a Town Square and fire pit, ripe with event possibilities

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

Felton, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Soaring Redwoods

Vintage Steam Train

Intimate or Grand Celebrations

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: $ • $$
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The Mountain Terrace

Woodside, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Mountainside Retreat

Two-Level Redwood Patio

Striking Views

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: $ • $$
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Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club

Santa Rosa, California

Venue Superpowers:

Upscale Club

Fairway + Mountain Views

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: classically elegant clubhouse surrounded by 128 acres off lush grounds and gorgeous vineyards • striking views of tree-studded fairways, verdant greenery, and surrounded mountains from indoor and outdoor venues • generous all-inclusive wedding packages

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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AWE-INSPIRING OAKS



SSS Ranch Napa

Calistoga, California

Venue Superpowers:

Victorian Manor

Weekend Weddings

Exclusive Use

Fab Features: a historic restaurant/barn and grand 1867 Victorian on 12 scenic acres • tie the knot surrounded by gorgeous walnut, redwood, oak, fir, and fig trees • celebrate all weekend long with 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

Venue Superpowers:

Landscaped Meadows

Customizable Packages

Topnotch Events Team

Fab Features: say "I do" in a secluded grove, then snap romantic photos among the sun-dappled fields, tree-lined meadows, and wooden bridges • the indoor event space is classically elegant, with gold chandeliers, lovely ivory draping, and ample space for dancing • your customizable all-inclusive package features the expert guidance of Wedgewood's experienced wedding professionals

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

Napa, California

Venue Superpowers:

19th-Century Mansion

Lush Gardens

Overnight Accommodations

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

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



Spring Ranch

Little River, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Oceanside Bluff

Exclusive Use

Fab Mendocino Location

Fab Features: historic ranch set on the coast near Mendocino • exchange vows the oceanside bluff or beneath towering eucalyptus trees • enjoy exclusive use of the property with lavish accommodations for up to 23 guests in the Grand Victorian and chic barn loft

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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MOUNTAIN MAJESTY



Bear Valley Resort

Bear Valley, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Ski Resort

Destination Weddings

Mountain Ridge Panoramas

Fab Features: mountain hideaway and ski resort that welcomes destination weekend weddings • exquisite backdrops for an al fresco ceremony include acres of lush woods or a panorama of the surrounding mountains • cozy accommodations include comfy lodge rooms, glamping tents, and a luxe suite for the newlyweds

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

Groveland, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Yosemite Views

National Forest Setting

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: exchange vows on the expansive lower lawn beneath a charming gazebo, embraced by the surrounding Stanislaus National Forest • watch the sun set behind Yosemite's snow-capped mountains as you dine and dance on the upper lawn and courtyard • celebrate all weekend, with lodging for up to 24 guests in the cozy lodge

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



Wildwood Acres

Lafayette, California

Venue Superpowers:

Secluded Hideaway

Hidden Gem

Welcoming Lodge

Fab Features: garden hideaway set in a wooded canyon • exchange vows under a canopy of big-leaf maples, on a hill in a fern grotto, or deep in a grove of towering bay trees • al fresco receptions on the redwood terrace with a sunken dance floor surrounded by ferns and impatiens, or inside the warm Lodge, with its open-beamed ceiling, Oriental rugs, and a stone fireplace

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

Graeagle, California

Venue Superpowers:

Riverfront Setting

Exclusive Use

All-Inclusive

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 historic main house, or romantic creekside & forest cabins

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

Graeagle, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Boutique Resort

Full-Service Planning

Destination Weddings

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: $$ • $$$
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Sequoia Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings

Placerville, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Victorian Mansion

Experienced Events Staff

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: Victorian mansion with wraparound porch and beautiful period details • 3 ceremony sites including a glass-enclosed stone veranda, a lawn, and a lush forest retreat • the magnificent Empire Room boasting 8 Victorian-style chandeliers and a cathedral ceiling.

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

Somerset, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Lodge

"True Grit" Vibes

Camping Welcome

Fab Features: this unique retreat— a Pony Express lodge-turned-miner's camp-turned-B&B— embraces the area's natural beauty and "true grit" • 67 acres of ancient oaks, creeks that run year-round, historic barns, and sprawling meadows, set against mossy boulders and the soaring mountains • overnight accommodations in the rustic 1915 lodge or in tents on the sprawling property

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

Saratoga, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Redwood Cathedral

Woodsy Preserve

Historic Stone Bridge

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 1902

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

Soquel, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Vineyard Views

Exclusive Use

Weekend Weddings

Fab Features: gorgeous private estate and vineyard surrounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains • exchange vows in a grove of redwoods, on a sprawling meadow, or alongside the grapevines--such dreamy choices! • take over the property for the entire weekend for a festival-style event (and inquire about camping options!)

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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