Amphitheatre of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling 2013 Eureka Canyon Road • Corralitos • CA 95076


Amphitheatre of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling

2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Corralitos, CA 95076
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Amphitheatre of the Redwoods is part of the Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center, a name that means “Lotus Land of Clear Light”. The phrase conjures up images of a mystical mountain paradise, and it’s an apt vision: Sequestered on over 102 acres of redwood forests, open meadows, and gardens, this natural haven provides a sense of tranquility that’s often missing from the frenzy surrounding a wedding. That peaceful easy feeling begins as you start the drive up Eureka Canyon into the wilds of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Dense woods with mist-shrouded treetops and an occasional deer prepare you for the center’s rustic yet welcoming ambiance.

With a variety of on-site accommodations ranging from large family homes to cozy cabins and campsites, you’ll want to take over the entire center for your own destination wedding weekend. (Or opt for a mid-week elopement, and whisper your vows to each other among the redwoods!) Guests often meet up at the Orchard House, a two-story lodge with a fireplace and a towering redwood growing right up through the front deck. Greet everyone with the center’s signature mint iced tea, hand out maps and itineraries, and let the fun begin.

The retreat center has two extraordinary locations for ceremonies. The Amphitheatre of the Redwoods is a real-life “fairy ring”—a circle of redwoods born from one “grandmother” tree that survived a storm. Underground, all the trees’ roots intertwine for added strength—just as you and your spouse will support each other during your marriage. As you exchange vows, a soaring canopy of magnificent redwoods stretches heavenward, weaving patterns against the blue sky. What an inspiring place to say “I do”! The Bay View Meadow and Terrace is another beautiful ceremony site: With guests seated on the treelined meadow, you’ll wed on a redwood deck at the edge of a hillside. Behind you, green thickets soften the view, while the distant blue waters of Monterey Bay wink in the sunlight.

Receptions are held in the Gallery Meadow, an expansive lawn where you can add your creative vision. Or, reserve the Celebration Hall, a ranch-style A-frame that opens to a lawn and plaza and gives you an indoor/outdoor option. Several more benefits are worth noting: You receive the benefits of an experienced wedding coordinator, who will help you carry out your vision for your special day. In fact, all of the knowledgeable staff are happy to assist you in structuring your agenda to include yoga, massage, lawn games, hikes, fire circles, pool parties or whatever you can dream up. Then there’s the award-winning gourmet catering—from vegan to prime rib, the on-site culinary team will whip up a delicious wedding feast, as well as provide brunch, picnic lunch, rehearsal dinner, late-night snack, and s’mores packages.

This remarkable retreat truly has so much to offer for a memorable destination wedding weekend: beautiful scenery, friendly banquet staff, and a refuge of freedom and renewal to call your own.

The Pema Ling Osel Retreat Center, run by the Vajrayana Foundation, is a nonprofit organization that preserves the spiritual, cultural, and artistic traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Couples who reserve the retreat center for their event have the added pleasure of supporting the foundation’s mission to cultivate the Buddhist ideals of peace and compassion in the world.

Deals

The "Redwood Magic" Elopement Package:
Share your vows among a towering circle of redwoods, with up to 18 guests on select Sundays for 2022 -- just $1,995 for up to 20 guests. For larger guest counts, please inquire. Lodging can be added, depending on availability, but catering is not available for this Package

2022 Wedding Package Discount:
Remaining March and April 2022 Wedding Packages are discounted $1,000!

Please contact Sales@PolMountainRetreat.com to find out more!

Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $3,950–8,450/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
Package Prices
  • $89/person and up
    • Packages include: appetizers, full buffet, tables, chairs, linens, napkins, china, flatware, water glasses, lemonade or iced tea, coffee & tea, setup, cleanup, trash removal, and servers.
    • Additional meals are available during your stay and range $15–55/person.
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 160 300
Reception Seated 80 300
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Redwood Amphitheatre holds 150 seated with room for an additional 100 standing. The Bay View Meadow holds 300 seated. Indoors the site can accommodate 125 depending upon the setup.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: For outdoor receptions, the Gallery Meadow can seat up to 300 and the Celebration Hall Lawn up to 200. Indoor reception seating in the Celebration Hall ranges 50–80 depending on the setup.


Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info

Price

$$

Catering

In-house

Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors
Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Year-round, daily, anytime, 10pm outdoor music curfew

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Mountain
  • Non-Profit
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Retreat
  • Inn / Lodge

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Canyon
  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Mountains
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Valley

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: available for light cooking & snacks only
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable available
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: 52 beds in various cabins and houses; camping space for 25 tents
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
Cleanup: provided
View: courtyard, landscaped grounds, fountain, garden, pond, forest, valley, canyon; panorama of hills
Other: fire circle, pool, lawn for games

Restrictions

But take note of the following limitations!

Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK outdoors until 10pm
Wheelchair Access: yes, with limited access
Insurance: liability required


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