15 Best Wedding Venues in SF/Bay Area

Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards

This hidden gem is located in Woodside with gorgeous views of the entire Bay Area. The Thomas Fogarty Winery is one of the most beautiful wedding venues the SF/Bay Area has to offer. Elevated at 2,000 ft it provides wedding parties with the seclusion needed for one’s special day. This beautiful venue is also considered one of the greater and respected wineries in the Bay Area; it is largely known for its focus in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but also specialized in Merlot and Sangiovese! They also provide an exclusive list of their preferred caterers. All caterers from the winery are full-service, licensed, and professional; their goal is to accommodate a wide range of styles, cuisine, and budgets for every couple’s needs!

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Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Quarryhill is a hidden garden located in the Mayacamas Mountains in Northern California. Located between Napa, Sonoma, and Marin, it is a secluded 62 acre beauty, ideal for any bride seeking an outdoor wedding. Quarryhill is a globally renowned Asian botanical gardens; home of some of the largest collections of wildly collected Asian flowers in the world.  When renting this venue for your wedding and reception you’ll also receive a 2 night stay in their adorable cottage so that you and your hubby can further enjoy all this beautiful landscape has to offer!

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Oakland Cathedral Event Center

This stunning venue is located in downtown Oakland across from the gorgeous Lake Merritt. Adjacent the event center is the stunning Cathedral of Light; known for its stunning architecture. Renting the full facility also gives you access to the exclusive Hall of Honor as well as the outdoor patio. The outdoor patio is perfect place to have DJ or band play; allowing your guest to have a spacious dance floor as well as a panoramic view of the lake! For you brides planning a larger wedding, this wedding venue is perfect as it can seat up to one thousand guests.

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Newcastle Wedding Gardens

The Newcastle Wedding Gardens and Red Horse Barn is an incredibly unique venue in that its appearance has been preserved to provide a vintage feel; yet it has been renovated to half all present day, modern amenities. This picturesque venue is nuzzled between the Sacramento Valley minutes off the interstate highway. Owners Georgia and Stephen Barron are renowned wedding planners as well; they have planned hundreds of weddings and do an incredible job ensuring that the venue and its decorations meets all your expectations! Georgia has received 3 National Wedding Awards from the National Association of Catering Executives and is famous for going above and beyond expectations for all weddings.

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The Fairmont San Francisco

San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel is one of the most exquisite and historic buildings in the city.  There are several areas throughout the hotel that are perfect for both intimate and large scale weddings; you’ll also receive personal assistance from experienced wedding and event professionals! San Francisco’s Fairmont has also hosted some of the most historic events in the city’s history. In the Venetian Room Tony Bennett first sang “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and in 1945, 40 delegates from across the world all met in the Garden Room to draft the charter for the United Nations. This venue is located in Nob Hill and has a breathtaking view of San Francisco, Treasure Island, and of the Bay Bridge.

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The Mountain Winery

This wedding venue is located in Saratoga and has one of the most breathtaking views of the Bay Area you’ll ever see. The Mountain Winery is reminiscent of a European vineyard, making it one of the most beautiful vineyards and wedding venues in the Bay Area.  This winery is staffed with professional event planners with extensive wedding planning and coordinating experience; allowing you to sit back and relax! This chateau like winery has a panoramic view of the valley and would make your wedding day an unforgettable experience.

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Painted Rock Lodge of Squaw Valley

This venue is just outside the Bay Area, located in North Tahoe; The Painted Rock Lodge of Squaw Valley is considered one of the most beautiful lodges throughout Tahoe city. This luxurious lodge is perfect for an intimate and secluded wedding venue. The Painted Rock Lodge is located adjacent to the Truckee River in the Squaw Valley, surrounding you with beautifully green pine trees and a lovely river during your ceremony and reception!

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Nestldown

Nestldown is a 180 acre landscape located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, just minutes away from the heart of Silicon Valley. This hidden gem is one of the most magical wedding venues in the Bay Area. It’s vast and spacious landscape maintains a very private and secluded and can accommodate most wedding sizes! This stunning wedding venue is nestled between the forest near two secluded large ponds, private lush gardens, and waterfalls. This magical beauty is home to 35 acres of orchards producing fruits like kiwis, apples, and peaches. Nestldown is not only a dreamlike wedding venue but it also provides a beautiful escape from the everyday world.

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Great American Music Hall

This wedding venue is one of the most historic and dazzling venues in San Francisco. The Great American Music Hall is one of San Francisco’s oldest and most grand nightclubs. Created by a French architect after the infamous 1906 earthquake; it’s luxurious marble columns, gilded balconies, and velvet walls give this venue a very classic and artistic feel. This hall has been home to a plethora of famous bands and stylings like Burlesque, Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, and Folk music. The Great American Music Hall has a selection of personal caterers one can choose but also offers the option of bringing outside caterers as well; moreover this venue provides security during your wedding so you won’t have to worry about uninvited guests!

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San Mateo County History Museum

The History Museum of San Mateo County is one of the most remarkable wedding venues in the Bay Area. Its stained glass dome ceiling, mosaic floors, and its uniquely carved marble pillars makes it the most memorable location for your most memorable day. Its historic courtroom is turned into a dining hall and the judges stand makes for the perfect, elevated dining area for the newlyweds! The ceremony area held underneath the stained glass down can quickly be turned into the dance floor. The light shining from the glass created a beautiful array of colors you and guests will love as you dance the night away!

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Moonraker Pacifica

This lovely wedding venue is located in Pacifica directly across from the Pacific Ocean. It has multiple large banquet halls overlooking the ocean and beachfront area for those who wish to  have an outdoor wedding. This historic venue hold one of the most breathtaking views in the Bay Area with it floor to ceiling windows. Wedding guests can enjoy the view as they gaze upon the gorgeous ocean sunset as they enjoy their delicious in-house or exclusively catered meals!

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The Claremont Resort

This breathtaking Resort is located in the Berkeley hills and is the perfect venue to have your fairy tale like wedding. The Claremont is largely known as one of the most beautiful resorts and has an experienced staff and specialized wedding packages to go above and beyond your expectations! This stunning castle built was in the 19th century for a prospector and his wife; it was later turned into a hotel and has been maintained ever since. With a magnificent view of the East Bay, San Francisco, and the Bay Bridge the Claremont Resort is truly one of the best wedding venues in the Bay Area.

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The Hastings House

The Hastings House Garden is a quiet and enchanting wedding venue; it’s nestled between a colorful gardens, beautiful trees, and the Pacific Ocean. It’s located on the coast of Half Moon Bay surrounded by a grove of trees, very conducive to intimate settings. This wedding venue is incredibly private and secluded; the sounds of crashing waves and birds chirping further adds to its enchantment.

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The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe

Tahoe’s Ritz Carlton most definitely makes our list as one of the most  beautiful and best wedding venues. This venue holds a unique setting as it is one of the most sophisticated venues nestled between the beautiful, rugged forests of the Sierra Nevada.  The Ritz-Carlton has multiple outdoor terraces with amazing views; perfect for any wedding. If you don’t prefer outdoor weddings, both of the hotel’s ballrooms have floor to ceiling windows so you and and included an outdoor balcony; giving your guests an indoor/outdoor experience throughout your wedding celebration!

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City Hall San Francisco

San Francisco’s City Hall is one of the most historic, elegant, and architecturally profound buildings in the Bay Area; largely known for being one of the most perfect places to have your wedding. It’s carved pillars, statues, and artwork make decorating the venue completely unnecessary! At night, city halls indoor and outdoor lighting turn the entire venue into a beautiful fairy tale.

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 15 Best Wedding Venues in SF/Bay Area

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