25 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.



NORTH BAY



The Haven at Tomales

Tomales, California

Style: Secluded outdoor retreat with a variety of event spaces, from a terraced garden to a historic barn, set on 1,000-acres of preserved farmland, rolling hills, and towering eucalyptus trees.

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

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: $ • $$ • $$$


NORTH COAST



Spring Ranch

Little River, California

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: $ • $$

Secret Gardens

Bodega Bay, California

Style: Magical fairytale gardens bursting with natural beauty, with winding paths, a year-round babbling brook, and abundant blooms of rhododendrons, irises, and camellias.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Nelson Family Vineyards

Ukiah, CA

Style: Sprawling 2,000-acre family-owned ranch dotted with vineyards, valley oaks, redwood groves, and a century-old barn, offering exclusive weekend-long rentals.

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


NORTH STATE | LOST SIERRA



Chalet View Lodge

Graeagle, California

Style: Luxuriously rustic forest wedding resort with all-inclusive packages.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$

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: $$


GOLD COUNTRY | SACRAMENTO



The Ranch at Stoney Creek

Somerset, CA

Style: This unique retreat— a Pony Express lodge-turned-miner's camp-turned-B&B—is set on 67 acres of ancient oaks, cedars, and pines, year-round creeks, historic barns and lodges, and sprawling meadows, nestled against the soaring Sierra Nevadas.

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

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: $ • $$

Saluti Cellars

Somerset, CA

Style: Picturesque winery and bed & breakfast inn offering intimate ceremonies overlooking vineyards and ponds, a rustic-elegant timber pavilion for receptions, and a cool wine cave, along with picnic grounds, gazebos, and much more.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


WINE COUNTRY



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 13 cabins.

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

Mountain House Estate

Cloverdale, CA

Style: Historic, gated estate surrounded by rolling hills, native trees and wildlife, featuring a rustic barn and a picturesque pond with a floating, lighted fountain.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Dawn Ranch Lodge

Guerneville, CA

Style: Stunning 15-acre setting on the Russian River, with plenty of well-appointed cabins and cottages for all your guests set amid ancient redwoods, and lovely al fresco events in a 120-year-old orchard, on a pristine meadow, in the lush garden, poolside, or in the historic lodge and boathouse.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Silverado Resort and Spa

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: $$


EAST BAY



Little Hills Events

San Ramon, California

Style: Stunning and secluded al fresco venue surrounded by magnificent redwoods and oaks, native wildflowers, and rolling hills, with ceremonies atop a picturesque plateau and receptions under a twinkle-lit white tent.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Ardenwood Historic Farm

Fremont, CA

Style: The elegant Patterson Mansion is nestled among magical gardens and grounds, where ceremonies are romantic under a wisteria-wrapped wooden arbor or Victorian-stye white gazebo, and the reception lawn, set with gorgeous farm tables, is warm with the glow of bistro lights and uplighting to emphasize the massive, centuries-old trees that surround it.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$


PENINSULA



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: $ • $$


SANTA CRUZ



Kennolyn's Stone Creek Village

Soquel, California

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

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Highlands House and Park

Ben Lomond, California

Style: 1930s mansion flanked by vast, park-like lawns with a warm and welcoming backyard-casual vibe.

Catering: BYO
Price: $


SAN JOAQUIN | CENTRAL VALLEY



Spring Creek Golf & Country Club

Ripon, CA

Style: Elegant outdoor ceremonies on the greens tucked under a grove of oak trees and receptions in the stylish clubhouse, with its high beam ceilings and rustic-chic warmth.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


CARMEL



Gardener Ranch

Carmel Valley, CA

Style: Private creekside retreat with tree-studded lawns, unspoiled hillsides, and plenty of plush amenities.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


SOUTH BAY



Nestldown

Los Gatos Mountains, California

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

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

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: $ • $$


Featured Woodsy Wedding Destination



Visit Yosemite

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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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