The Sterling Hotel by Wedgewood Weddings 1300 H Street • Sacramento • CA 95814


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Gracing the corner of a pretty treelined street in Downtown Sacramento, just blocks away from the Governor's Mansion and State Capitol, the historic Sterling Hotel instantly grabs your attention with its authentic Victorian charm. Built in 1894 as a luxury residence, it was transformed into a boutique hotel in 1988. Today its nostalgic glamour and prime location make it an in-demand venue for landmark celebrations.

Intimate weddings begin on the second floor with a ceremony in the Chandelier Room, named for the four glittering crystal chandeliers suspended from the high ceiling. Tall windows softly draped in creamy gauze fabric filter in natural light, and the lovely space needs little decoration, save for flowers at the altar. If your party is larger, exchange vows in the sumptuous Sterling Ballroom on the ground floor, or outdoors on the cozy brick patio. Wedgewood can also arrange a romantic ceremony nearby in the Capitol Rose Garden, where fragrant blooms, a rose petal aisle, and a three-tiered fountain create an enchanting setting. The Wedgewood staff also offers off-site coordination to take advantage other impressive ceremony options available around town, so you'll have no shortage of options!

Wherever you wed, the favorite spot for the cocktail hour is the hotel's Cellar Lounge. Guests soak up a distinctive "wine cellar" ambiance along with their hors d'oeuvres, surrounded by faux terracotta walls, wine casks, and a rustic concrete bar.

The elegance quotient goes up a few notches in the adjoining Sterling Ballroom, a stunning reception space with an inspired mix of period details and modern flair. A series of beautiful floor-to-ceiling arches inset with beveled-glass panels run along two walls and evoke the building's turn-of-the-century heritage. They also reflect light from alabaster chandeliers overhead, giving the room extra sparkle. Perhaps the ballroom's most striking element is a gorgeous backlit, stained-glass rotunda. Couples often pose below it while their photographer snaps some colorful—and unique—shots for their album.

Two more perks you'll appreciate: on-site accommodations and a sophisticated bridal changing room with an abundance of marble and mirrors.

Weddings here are overseen by Wedgewood Weddings, who boast a 30-year reputation for delivering both value and personal service. These experts offer all-inclusive wedding packages that are fully customizable, so you can mix and match items that best suit your vision and budget. Their helpful staff will oversee everything from start to finish, which means you get to relax and spend your time enjoying the festivities.

Learn more about Wedgewood Weddings on their blog—wedding planning tips, too!


Short Term Booking Special
Book and celebrate your wedding within four months and receive a $500 discount off the ceremony fee. (And don't worry—the Wedgewood Weddings team are experts at pulling together your event deets in as little as a few days!)

Wedgewood Weddings' exclusive "Bliss Benefits™" = Extra Savings!
Couples that book with Wedgewood Weddings receive a big bonus: "Bliss Benefits™" discounts! This Wedgewood Weddings program offers exclusive savings with trusted local & national vendors, including bridal attire, travel, and more.

More Special Offers and Discounts:
Click here to find out about Wedgewood Weddings' current promotions—including their military discount!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,295–5,495/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
  • This fee represents your base price. Add your choice of customizable, all-inclusive package (below) for your cost estimate.

Ceremony Fee
  • $595–995/event
  • The ceremony fee varies depending on the year of your wedding date, and includes an outdoor or indoor ceremony space with setup, breakdown, and rehearsal coordination.

Package Prices
  • $57/person and up
  • Package pricing varies depending on the package chosen.

    • Packages are fully customizable, and include at least the meal, 5 hours of event time, all tables & chairs, table linens, wedding planning and day-of coordination, bartending & event staff, cake-cutting, insurance, and Wedgewood Weddings' exclusive Bliss Benefits™!
    • Additional upgrades are available—ask for your personalized package!
    • If you prefer, you may also bring in your own vendors (other than catering and alcohol).
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 125
Reception Seated 200 125
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site can seat 200 guests indoors and outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site holds 200 seated or standing indoors and 125 seated or standing outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces seat 200 guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$



Supplemental catering may be allowed with approval.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, until 11pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Hotel
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds


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