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Top Wedding Venues in the San Francisco Bay Area

Top Wedding Venues in the San Francisco Bay Area

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. 

To refine your search and focus exclusively on a specific travel destination, e.g., Napa Valley or Half Moon Bay, please select the desired vacation location from our Destination Explorer and search away!

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

We are sorry for the inconvenience, this section is currently being updated for 2016.

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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What’s on Tap


San Francisco Bay Area & Beyond Festivals & Events:
Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Wharf! Sept. 30th at 9am to 3pm.
Featuring the classic 1955-1957, the 1958-1965 vintage and the retro, 2002-2005 Thunderbirds.
Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Oct. 8, 2017 11am – 4pm.
Natural Bridges SB in Santa Cruz
San Francisco Fleet Week – Oct. 1 – 9, 2017
Airshow, ships and much more!
Sonoma County Harvest Fair Oct. 6 – 8, 2017.
This festival is all about grapes and celebrating the local wineries, with more than 150 local wines, artisanal crafts and foods on offer from October 6 to October 8, 2017.
Giant Pumpkin Patch at Guadalupe River Park – Oct. 14, 2017
San Jose—Fun activities and lots of pumpkins
Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patches – October 2017
Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Oct. 14 & 15, 2017
Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches – October 2017
Haunted Halloween on The Embarcadero at Crystal Jade – Oct 28, 2017
San Francisco
SF Japantown Halloween Carnival – Oct. 27, 2017
Pleasanton Harvest Festival – Oct. 27-29, 2017
17th Annual Halloween Hoopla  – Oct. 29, 2017
Event features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch!
Dia de los Muertos – Day Of The Dead Procession and Festival of Altars – Nov. 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM
San Francisco – The annual procession, November 2nd at 7:00 PM at 24th & Bryant, in the Mission District of San Francisco. The procession ends in Garfield Park at the Festival of Altars 8:30 PM at 26th & Harrison.
Please bring flowers, candles, and remembrances of your loved ones for our community altar.
For more “top” events, click on our Festivals & Events page or select a specific travel destination from our City Selector.


Top Winter Attractions:
Snow Skiing in the Sierras
Lake Tahoe is home to 15 snow ski resorts and some of the best alpine and cross county snow skiing in the world. You’re sure to find a ski resort and hotel that will meet your expectations.
Whale Watching – Dec. through May
California grey whales migrate down the coast
Elephant Seal Watching – December through March is breeding season. Año Nuevo State Reserve has a large colony of northern elephant seals that assemble there each winter. Watch 5,000 pould males fight for breeding rights!


The Region’s Fall Advisories:
Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.
EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.
Traffic Conditions. Traffic through major cities and extremely popular travel destinations can be challenging. Plan ahead to drive before and after commute hours. Go to to learn about road conditions. As a special note, Highway 92 in to and out of Half Moon Bay can be very difficult during the pumpkin season. Plan ahead and arrive early and leave late!