14 Epic Spots To Get Married In Northern California That’ll Blow Guests Away
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Wedding season is fast approaching and brides everywhere are securing venues. Even if you’re not a bride and just need some future-wedding inspo, you might want to check out our list. We’ve scoured the state for the most
epic spots to get married. These stunning wedding venues in Northern California will blow your guests away!
1. Grand Island Mansion– Walnut Grove
This grand mansion sits on the Sacramento Delta and is the largest private estate in Northern California. Completed in 1920, this four-story, 24,000 square-foot villa has multiple areas to hold a reception– all equally opulent. Brides can have a fairytale wedding in this Italian Renaissance-style villa. Get a closer look at this venue by attending their Champagne brunch. Check
the Grand Island Mansion website
for upcoming dates.
Grand Island Mansion, 13415 Grand Island Rd, Walnut Grove, CA 95690, USA
2. Barns at Willow Creek– Browns Valley
tranquil outdoor wedding venue
has three spaces to hold special events across its 53 acres. The private pond, gardens, and surrounding greenery are the perfect backdrop for a secret garden style wedding. Weddings and receptions can be held indoors or outdoors.
Barns at Willow Creek, 6841 Marysville Rd, Browns Valley, CA 95918, USA
3. The Roth Estate– Nevada City
In recent years, more Californians have discovered the historic beauty of downtown Nevada City. This venue is located less than 10 minutes from the downtown area in a secluded forest area.
The Roth Estate
is set on 13 acres and has three separate areas where you can host a pre-wedding reception, the exchanging of vows, and the reception party. The massive estate can accommodate up to 600 guests. The Roth Estate is available for rent May through October.
The Roth Estate, 12282 N Bloomfield Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA
4. Lassen Meadows Ranch– Chester
This mountain ranch, located at the south end of the Cascade Mountain Range and north of Lake Almanor, is a picturesque place to get married. Weddings at
Lassen Meadows Ranch
take place under a pergola overlooking a small lake surrounded by pine trees. The 160 acre ranch is totally off-the-grid. It is powered by a 1920s era Pelton Wheel that has been modernized. With two cabins on the property and tons of activities, they’ve hosted multi-day affairs. Some of the property was damaged in the Dixie Fire, but they are hoping to reopen in 2023.
Lassen Meadows Ranch, 370 Forest Service Road, Chester, CA 96020, USA
5. Lost Coast Ranch– Ferndale
Get married on a cliff overlooking the ocean at this gorgeous ranch. The
Lost Coast Ranch
is just outside the Victorian town of Ferndale. Included in their wedding package is a bar, tables and chairs, deluxe catering, onsite parking, security, a private area for dressing, and use of the ranch house, which has 18 bedrooms for guests. You can bring your own photographer or the ranch can supply you with one. The breathtaking vistas at this ranch are unparalleled.
Lost Coast Ranch, 8028 Centerville Rd, Ferndale, CA 95536, USA
6. At the Bluff– Ferndale
Situated next to the ocean, this bucolic landscape makes a beautiful backdrop for photos. The white farmhouse surrounded by green fields makes it seem as though time stands still here. This
organic cattle ranch
is located 3 miles outside of Ferndale, near the ocean and redwood forests. Ceremonies can take place on the bluff, in the pasture, or inside the restored barn.
At The Bluff, 590 Church Ln, Ferndale, CA 95536, USA
7. Switzer Farm– Westport
is on 22 acres overlooking the Mendocino coastline. The restored 1884 Victorian farmhouse comfortably sleeps 20 people and is surrounded by several outdoor spaces for a wedding. With uninterrupted views of the wild Pacific Ocean, this romantic venue is sure to impress your guests.
Switzer Farm, 36700 CA-1, Westport, CA 95488, USA
8. Slide Ranch– Muir Beach
This breathtaking venue is perched on a cliff above Muir Beach, just a short drive north of San Francisco. Slide Ranch’s down-to-earth vibe makes for a perfect venue for couples who want a laid-back wedding. There are three venues on the property to choose from, and tons of places to take photos.
is a non-profit environmental organization that is a partner of Golden Gate National Parks. Booking fees support the non-profit. The ranch is also BYOB, so it’s a great option for couples who want to bring in their own caterer.
Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, CA 94965, USA
9. Waterfall Lodge and Retreat– Ben Lomond
This is the
for San Franciscians who want to get married in a natural setting, but don’t want to travel too far from the city. Whether you want a large or small, elegant or casual wedding, the staff at this lodge can help you organize the woodsy wedding of your dreams. On the property, guests have access to the 1000-year-old redwood forest (a great place for photos!), a reclaimed 19th century barn, countless nature paths, elaborate balconies, and much more! Bring your own vendors or choose from their list.
Waterfall Lodge and Retreat, 325 Hidden Falls Trail, Ben Lomond, CA 95005, USA
10. The Ranch at Stoney Creek– Somerset
in the Sierra Foothills is on a meadow with two barns, both from the 1930s. There are 67 acres on which to hold your wedding and reception. The ranch has a creek running through it, and is sprinkled with rock formations that make the setting rugged yet peaceful. Somerset is located in El Dorado County, a rural area covered in beautiful oak and pine trees.
The Ranch at Stoney Creek, 8320 Stoney Creek Rd, Somerset, CA 95684, USA
11. The Delta Party Barn– Los Banos
The name of this venue isn’t the only thing appealing.
The Delta Party Barn
is a fun space for elegant and casual weddings. This historic barn was built at the turn of the 19th century. The large barn and property is available for indoor and outdoor weddings.
Delta Party Barn, 13816 Bisignani Rd, Los Banos, CA 93635, USA
12. The Lodge at Two Moons– Oakhurst
On 100 acres of forest, this
near Yosemite is a nature-lovers paradise. There are several venues to hold a wedding and reception within this one resort. There is a forest that accommodates up to 300 guests; a garden and pond that accommodates up to 300 guests; Aurora Point, where you can get married under a pergola, holds up to 500 guests; Wildewood Hall, a beautiful wooden lodge, holds 150 guests; and Moonfall, a small stone and wood cabin that holds 50 guests. The photo shows the forest, which appears to be a popular venue. This event space also is available for “micro weddings”-- very small parties.
The Lodge at Two Moons, 52770 Rd 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644, USA
13. The HideOut– Kirkwood
There is just no way you can’t have fun here.
looks like something straight out of an old western movie. It’s located in the mountains of Kirkwood near Lake Tahoe, but secluded from neighbors and towns. There are no time restraints if you book this venue, so you and your guests can party all night. The HideOut sleeps 16 guests, not including the bride and groom. The property also allows camping for up to 30 adults. Take a look at some of the photos of past weddings at The HideOut and see how creative you can get with the Old West theme!
The HideOut, 43300 CA-88, Kirkwood, CA 95646, USA
14. Pageo Lavender Farm– Turlock
The pictures of couples in the lavender fields are breathtaking! There are so many photo opportunities at this peaceful farm. At
Pageo Lavender Farms
there are several venues in which to get married and hold your reception. And just imagine how good this place smells! It’ll also be easy to come up with ideas for party favors (dried lavender bouquets, lavender soap, etc.). Pageo Lavender Farms offers a lot of extras when you book with them, like space heaters, large umbrellas, plus set up and breakdown of the ceremony and reception.
Pageo Lavender Farm, 11573 Golf Link Rd, Turlock, CA 95380, USA
California is a beautiful state for a wedding. There are so many settings for any type of wedding you want to have– whether you want a cliff-side wedding by the ocean, an outdoor wedding among the pines in mountains, or a bucolic setting along the Sacramento Delta– you’ll find so much beauty in this great state.
What is your favorite venue from this list? Did we miss any stunning NorCal wedding venues? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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