A wedding location should reflect the unique beauty and love of your relationship.

The best wedding venue is truly in the eye of the beholder. No matter what your price range is, with the right information you can find the perfect backdrop to accent your ceremony.

We have put together a list of some of the top wedding venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond. They range from simple to extravagant to whimsical, so please use our list as a starting point on your quest for the perfect wedding venue.

Here are some of the top wedding venues in Northern California:

  1. Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, CA: known for its stunning views of the valley and vineyards, elegant and intimate atmosphere, and world-class amenities. Click for more information about Auberge du Soleil.
  2. Beaulieu Garden, Napa Valley, CA: features a variety of elegant and spacious accommodations for the wedding party and guests, including the charming Pool House and the luxurious Garden Suite. Click for more information about Beaulieu Garden
  3. Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma, CA: The venue is situated on nine acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that are designed by leading landscape architects. The gardens feature over 20 unique garden installations, each with its own theme and style. Click for more information about Cornerstone Gardens.
  4. The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Monterey, CA: The Lodge is situated on the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Carmel Bay. The property features elegant indoor and outdoor event spaces, including a ballroom, a terrace, a lawn, and a garden, that can accommodate weddings of various sizes and styles. Click here for more information on the Lodge at Pebble Beach.
  5. Nestldown, Los Gatos, CA: This private estate in the Santa Cruz Mountains offers a magical and enchanting setting for a fairy-tale wedding, with its lush gardens, tranquil ponds, and rustic barns. Click here for more information about Nestldown.
  6. The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa Valley, CA: This Tuscan-inspired resort in Napa offers several stunning ceremony and reception venues, including a vineyard terrace, a grand ballroom, and an underground wine cave. Click here for more information on the Meritage Resort and Spa.
  7. The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA: This mountain retreat in Woodside offers a serene and picturesque setting for a wedding, with stunning views of the Bay Area and a romantic outdoor ceremony site. Click here for more information on the Moutain Terrace.
  8. San Francisco City Hall: This iconic Beaux-Arts building is a popular choice for couples looking for a classic and elegant wedding venue in the heart of San Francisco. Click here for more information about San Francisc City Hall.
  9. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA: With its breathtaking ocean views and elegant ballroom, this luxurious venue offers a stunning setting for a wedding. Click here for more information on Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
  10. V. Sattui Winery, Napa Valley, CA: This picturesque winery in Napa Valley features a lush garden courtyard and a Tuscan-style villa, perfect for a romantic wine country wedding. Click here for more information about V Sattui Winery.

Big Sur

Big Sur River Inn

The Big Sur River Inn offers stunning indoor and outdoor settings for your perfect wedding day. Share your vows by the river or on our beautiful redwood deck.

Ventana Inn and Spa  –  Big Sur, CA

48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA       (831) 667-4202


The Holly Farm –  Carmel, CA

Family owned and operated since 1991, this seven-acre Carmel hideaway was created exclusively for destination weddings.

Hyatt Carmel Highlands –  Carmel, CA

Weddings become unforgettable when they take place at Hyatt Carmel Highlands. Our ceremonies take place under a gazebo on an open-air redwood deck, surrounded by glass, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean…it is truly picturesque.

Carmel Valley Ranch Resort –  Carmel Valley, CA

One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA      (831) 625-9500

La Playa Hotel –  Carmel, CA

Camino Real and 8th Street, Carmel, CA       (831) 624-6476

Mission Ranch –  Carmel, CA

26270 Dolores Street, Carmel, CA      (831) 624-3824


Fort Bragg

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Half Moon Bay

Oceano Hotel and Spa –  Half Moon Bay, CA

The Oceano Hotel & Spa is the perfect Bay Area destination for your dream wedding. Choose from beach or seaside garden ceremony venues and elegant indoor or outdoor reception sites for a truly unique experience.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links –  Half Moon Bay, CA

Two Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA      (650) 712-3343

San Benito House –  Half Moon Bay, CA

356 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA      (650) 726-3425

Lake Tahoe California and Nevada

Edgewood Tahoe –  Stateline, NV

The snowcapped mountains behind you and the vast, sparkling lake before you provide a naturally stunning backdrop for your dream ceremony. Say your I do’s on Edgewood Tahoe’s lakefront deck then take the celebration indoors where your guests will dance the night away in the elegant mountain chalet clubhouse.

Lake Tahoe Chapel of the Bells –  South Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe’s most affordable wedding venue

Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center  –  Tahoe City, CA

725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA       (800) 552-4494

Sugar Bowl Resort  –  Norden, CA

Nestled high in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl’s historic lodge serves up a unique setting where the resort grounds can be all yours for an unforgettable private wedding.


Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa  –  Monterey, CA

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA      (831) 646-1700

The Perry House  –  Monterey, CA

The Perry House’s extraordinary blend of history, architecture and charm, gives a contemporary, warm and fun experience to your special event.


Asilomar Conference Grounds  –  Pacific Grove, CA

Asilomar offers a variety of ceremony locations to fit your wedding style. You may hold your ceremony outdoors in our beautiful Grand Cypress Meadow, or on the white sand of Asilomar beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. If your dream wedding is a bit more traditional, our historic chapel, with its vaulted ceiling and forest backdrop may be just what you’re looking for.


Mount Shasta

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Napa Valley

Christian Brothers Retreat and Conference Center –  Napa, CA

4401 Redwood Road, Napa, CA        (707) 252-3706

Harvest Inn –  St. Helena, CA

One Main Street, St. Helena, CA      (707) 963-9463

V. Sattui Winery –  St. Helena, CA

1111 White Lane, St. Helena, CA      (707) 256-2900

San Francisco


W San Francisco –  San Francisco, CA

Celebrate your San Francisco wedding at the W Hotel in the SoMa District.  Our San Francisco wedding venues offer extraordinary services and vibrant style.

Santa Cruz


Chaminade Resort and Spa  –  Santa Cruz, CA

One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA       (831) 475-5600

Kennolyn Hilltop Hacienda and Stone Creek Village  –  Soquel, CA

Soquel, CA      (831) 479-6700

Mountain Winery  –  Saratoga, CA

14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, CA      (408) 913-7125


Shasta Lake

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The Carneros Inn –  Napa, CA

4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA        (707) 299-4967

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards –  Sonoma, CA

23555 Highway 121, Sonoma, CA       (707) 996-7256 x1939


Yosemite Valley

Tenaya Yosemite Wedding Packages –  Fish Camp, CA

Whether you’re planning a Yosemite wedding in the heart of the park or a High Sierra ceremony here at the lodge, you’ll be surrounded by inspiring natural beauty and fully supported with the extraordinary service of our expert event staff.

The Redwoods In Yosemite –  Wawona, CA

Weddings in the heart of Yosemite are unforgettable! The Redwoods In Yosemite brings your friends and family together to share in your joyous occasion while enjoying a mini vacation of their own.

Reno, NV

Tannenbaum – Reno, NV

Nestled among the towering pines and the drifting clouds is the Tannenbaum Event Center, the perfect place for your next special event.

Las Vegas, NV

Bellagio Weddings – Las Vegas

At the effortlessly elegant and timeless Bellagio resort, the only requirement is your presence.

TPC Summerlin – Las Vegas

Imagine your dream wedding on our beautiful ceremony lawn overlooking the golf course and beautiful mountain views.

Chapel of the Flowers – Las Vegas

Chapel of the Flowers is Las Vegas’ highest-rated and largest full-service wedding venue, providing traditional, modern and elegant Las Vegas weddings on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip for nearly six decades.



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