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Northern California Wedding Venues

Picture this: a premier venue that’s not just a feast for the eyes but a perfect fusion of Mother Nature’s beauty and a touch of refined charm. Mountain House Estate is where your special day transforms into an enchanting tale, surrounded by the allure of California’s best. Your search for Northern California wedding venues ends here!

Get ready for a celebration that’s as unique as your love story. 🌟

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Venue Highlights

  • Late-Night Extravaganza: Live music, dancing, and a lively crowd to keep the party going into the night.
  • Versatile Spaces: Multiple ceremony and reception sites, so you can choose the perfect backdrop for your special day.
  • Glam Central: Gorgeous bridal suite and ready rooms for all your pre-wedding glam and chill needs.
  • BYOB and Food Truck Fiesta: Bring your own spirits, and guess what? Food trucks are totally welcome! Your wedding, your rules.
  • No Hassle Setup: Chairs, tables, and decor options are provided, so you can focus on looking fabulous.
  • Dream Team Assembly: Bring in your own vendors and caterers to customize your dream wedding experience.
  • Nature’s Beauty: The venue is a greenery paradise, setting the scene for a serene and picturesque atmosphere.
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In a nutshell, Mountain House Estate is the dreamiest spot where your wedding dreams can come true! 🌟💑 #WeddingWinning

Exceptional Services and Amenities

  • Cozy Dressing Room: Mountain House Estate hooks it up with a comfy and spacious dressing room for getting ready – total pampering vibes.
  • Everyone’s Welcome: They’ve got inclusivity down pat. The place is fully handicap accessible, making sure every guest has a smooth ride.
  • Indoor Coolness: It’s not just about the outside views; they’ve got versatile indoor spaces too. Perfect for whatever vibe you’re going for.
  • No Stress Zone: Mountain House Estate comes with liability insurance, so you can chill knowing your day is covered.
  • Outdoor Beauty: The outdoor spaces are not just big; they’re thoughtfully designed. Nature’s the backdrop for your ceremony or reception.
  • Stylish Reception: The reception area is set up with class – a welcoming space for your crew to celebrate.
  • Stay Connected: Even in the midst of rustic vibes, they’ve got Wi-Fi. Stay connected, share those moments.

Mountain House Estate isn’t just a spot; it’s a whole vibe for everyone involved. Ready to make it happen?

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What Sets Mountain House Estate Apart: A Rating Above 95% of California Wedding Venues

Couples choose Mountain House Estate as their preferred wedding venue in CA for several compelling reasons:

  1. Rustic Bliss and Zero Stress: Our spot screams rustic charm and chill vibes, creating the perfect stress-free zone for your big day.
  2. Wine Country Magic: Tucked away in wine country, we’re your ticket to a serene getaway from the city buzz. Plus, you’re close to cool activities both inland and along the coast.
  3. Exclusive and Gated: Picture this – a private and gated venue. It’s all about that exclusivity, keeping out any uninvited guests or wedding crashers. Safety and security? We’ve got you covered.
  4. Pick Your Perfect Spot: We’ve got options galore for your ceremony and reception. Choose indoor or outdoor – our 40 acres are ready for your celebration, with plenty of space for safe social distancing.
  5. Foodie Heaven: Get ready for unique catering options, including the cool choice of food trucks. It’s all about creative and enjoyable dining experiences for you and your guests.
  6. Wedding Wizards: We’re wedding specialists, all day, every day. Your day gets our undivided attention, expertise, and experience, making it absolutely exceptional.
  7. Photo Paradise: Say cheese! We’ve got a ton of unique photo spots, from a barn shed with classic cars to gardens, century-old Oak trees, and rolling hills. Unlike cramped city venues, our vast space offers diverse and unforgettable settings for your photos.
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Plan Your Mini Destination Wedding

Most couples that say I do at Mountain House are from the Bay Area and love to plan fun activities in wine country around their wedding. Check out our map to see all the festivities you and your besties can do around Sonoma wine country.

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Client Testimonials

Don’t just take it from us!

Discover what couples are saying about their unforgettable experiences at Mountain House Estate, a premier wedding venue in California. Read through our client testimonials to get insights into the personalized service, stunning settings, and exceptional wedding celebrations that have made us a top choice for couples seeking a unique and memorable destination for their special day.

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Here’s what some of our clients say:

Reviewed On 5/03/2022 by Brittany B

Mountain House Estate is absolutely amazing! It was the perfect venue for our springtime wedding. The property is beautiful and even the pictures don’t do it justice. It has just about everything you need right there. A Bar, plenty of bathrooms, two separate suites for couples and wedding parties to get ready in, multiple ceremony locations, a cute barn that can be used for just about anything, a patio, big inside space, lots of beautiful photo spots, and perfect first look location. Lane and John at Mountain House really put thought into every detail. They also have an amazing list of suggested vendors, which was very helpful. The day was beyond magical and everything went smoothly. They are professional and really go above and beyond to make sure the couple and their guests have the best time.

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Reviewed On 6/20/2023 by Phoebe S

When I first saw Mountain House Estate online it looked beautiful from the pictures on their website. But nothing could have prepared me for how breathtaking it was in person! The minute my and my husband stepped foot on the property we both knew it was something special. and after touring several other venues in wine country nothing came close to the personality and charm that Mountain House has. The owners Lane and John are amazing and two nicest people you will ever meet. You can really tell the hard work that they put into making Mountain House a special place for couples to celebrate their love and start of their new lives together. 10000/10 recommend having your wedding or next event at Mountain House Estate!

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Mountain Weddings in Northern California

Mountain weddings in California offer breathtaking views and serene landscapes. Although our mountains are not “Colorado size” or Mr. Shasta’s size, our venue offers gorgeous rolling hills and wine country views.

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Winters CA

Winters is about 1 hour and 54 minutes away from Cloverdale, where Mountain House is located. There are several mountain summits near Winters:

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Park Winters

Park Winters is a famous and esteemed bed and breakfast wedding venue in Winters Park. And did we mention they have a flower farm? Swooning!

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Estates in California: Mountain House Estate

A hidden gem among the rolling hills and majestic oak trees of wine country, Mountain House Estate offers unmatched scenery and flexibility for your dream wedding. Situated on a sprawling 40-acre private estate, this venue boasts picturesque gardens, towering redwoods, and stunning vistas. With its unique BYOB policy and allowance for food trucks, Mountain House Estate sets itself apart. Couples are granted unlimited creative freedom, allowing your wedding day to be precisely as you imagined.

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Why Choose Mountain House Estate?

A Romantic Destination Wedding

  • Seeking a more relaxed, charming, and off-the-beaten-path wedding venue in California?
  • Mountain House Estate is an ideal choice. Nestled in wine country, it offers a perfect setting for a beautiful and romantic destination wedding.

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Multiple Locations

  • Situated in wine country, Mountain House Estate stands out among wedding venues in Northern California.
  • Boasting gorgeous indoor and outdoor event spaces, it provides several ceremony locations, including the popular Oak Tree Terrace, private pond, barn, and Redwood trees.

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Getting Ready

  • Enjoy the elegant and chic Oasis for wedding preparations, featuring a dazzling chandelier and comfortable seating.
  • Your partner can experience The Hangout, a specially designed space for a unique getting-ready experience.

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Factors to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Venue

  • Check when we’re available and what it’s gonna cost. Ask if fees change based on the time of year so your budget stays on track.
  • Make sure we can comfortably fit your crew. It’s not just about seating; think about room to move and making sure everyone’s got what they need.
  • Our spot’s location matters for your guests. If they’re coming from all over, think about how close we are to accommodations and how easy it is to get here.
  • We might have wedding packages that cover catering and decorations. But, there could be some rules, like who can cater or noise guidelines. Get the lowdown to make sure we’re a perfect fit.
  • If you’re eyeing our outdoor beauty, check if we’ve got a backup plan. You know, just in case the weather decides to be moody. We want your celebration to be smooth sailing, rain or shine.

Choosing us is not just about the looks; it’s about making sure everything fits like a glove.

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Comfortable and Convenient lodging

The comfort and convenience of lodging are important factors when planning your wedding, particularly if you have out-of-town guests or plan to host multiple events over the weekend. Hence, it’s a good idea to consider a venue that offers onsite accommodations or is at least within convenient proximity to nearby hotels, guesthouses, or vacation rentals.

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Privately owned and operated lodging next door to Mountain House Estate features a charming and beautifully appointed Victorian home along with four cottages, all set around a picturesque pond with gorgeous gardens and hillside vistas.

Accommodations Next Door to Mountain House Estate



The Victorian

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms


The Garden Cottage

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom


The Overlook Cottage

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom


The Tadpole Cottage

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom


The Forest Cottage

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom


Rentals include all-inclusive amenities and services.

  • Private access to pond areas and grounds
  • All units feature full kitchens for your convenience
  • Enjoy amenities such as WiFi and smart TVs in every unit
  • Experience the comforts of home during your stay

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One of the Best Elopement Packages in California

Eloping doesn’t have to mean running off in secret. In fact, selecting the right place to elope can make your special day a truly unforgettable experience.

Discover the enchantment of our intimate elopement packages at Mountain House Estate, a rustic farm nestled in California’s wine country. Embrace the natural beauty of our outdoor locations, including the Redwoods, Ancient Oaks, gardens, and a tranquil lit pond.

Personalize your elopement to align with your vision. Bring your own alcohol, including spirits, and savor delightful treats from food trucks. Experience a stylish preparation in the private upstairs bridal suite, surrounded by your bridesmaids. Dance the night away beneath the stars or in our Grand Ballroom.

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FAQs About Our Cloverdale Wedding Venue

How far ahead should we book your wedding venue?

Booking your wedding venue should ideally be one of the first items you cross off your wedding checklist. In general, it’s advisable to book your venue at least a year in advance. However, this timeline can extend to even 18 months for more popular and sought-after venues.

But remember, booking your wedding venue isn’t just about confirming a reservation. It’s the step that sets your wedding date, location, style, and in many cases, a considerable portion of your overall budget. It defines the tone for many of your later decisions like theme, color, and decor.

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However, it’s important to note that securing a venue may require flexibility on your part. If you have your heart set on a specific venue, you may need to have some wiggle room with your date. Similarly, if you’re dead-set on a particular date (like the anniversary of the day you met, for instance), you’ll need to be more flexible with your choice of venue.

How far is Mountain House to San Francisco?

95 miles away, or 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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What events does Mountain House Estate host?

Mountain House Estate offers a range of ceremony types, including traditional, outdoor, and intimate ceremonies, to accommodate diverse preferences and celebrations, ensuring couples can choose the ceremony style that resonates with their love story and vision for their special day.

  • Civil Union
  • Commitment Ceremony
  • Elopement
  • Interfaith Ceremony
  • Non-Religious Ceremony
  • Religious Ceremony
  • Second Wedding
  • Vow Renewal Ceremony

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Is your wedding venue capable of hosting large weddings?

Whether envisioning an intimate celebration for two or a grand affair with up to 250 guests, our Northern California wedding destination venue caters to your needs. With customizable options, craft a wedding that is uniquely yours, surrounded by the unparalleled photo opportunities of Northern California.

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What is the best time to plan a wedding?




Blooming gardens, mild temperatures


Warm weather, clear skies, lush landscapes


Vibrant foliage, comfortable temperatures


Crisp air, the potential for picturesque winter scenes

However, these are also peak wedding months, so you’ll face more competition for venues, and prices can be higher. If budget is a concern, and you are flexible with dates, consider an “off-peak” month for your wedding. Between November to April, the demand for wedding venues decreases, and you might get better prices and more availability options.

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Remember, the best time to plan a wedding depends on multiple factors including your emotional preference, budget, and the preferred venue’s availability. Consider all these aspects when selecting the date for your big day.

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What happens in case of sudden rain?

What sets our wine country wedding venue apart is the availability of both indoor and outdoor options. If rain is in the forecast, our indoor space can accommodate up to 124 guests at tables, and for larger groups, tent rentals are an option. In the event of high temperatures, our indoor space is air-conditioned, and we offer market umbrellas to provide shade on the patio or lawn. Tents can also be used to create shaded areas, offering flexibility for various weather conditions.

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What is the approximate wedding cost in California?

  • In Northern California, the cost of planning your wedding can vary widely depending on several factors. On average, prices typically hover around $200 per guest.
  • This cost can fluctuate depending on the choice of venue, catering services, and selections for the ceremony and/or reception rentals.
  • These costs are all subjected to the California state tax, which includes any labor charges, set-up and take-down fees, ceremony fees, and more. The current factory standard rate for the California state sales tax is 7.5%.
  • Data suggests that the most popular months for weddings in Northern California are in March, September, and October, primarily due to the favorable weather conditions. However, there isn’t a substantial difference in ambiance for those choosing to plan their wedding in an “off-peak” month, thanks to the region’s mild weather year-round.
  • Due to the state’s large geographic area, the cost will also vary depending on whether the couple choose a venue in Southern, Central, or Northern California.
  • The potential venues for weddings in California are multifold and could include small mountain venues like Mountain House Estate, breezy beach venues, romantic countryside venues, and stylish downtown venues. Depending on your preferred ambiance, your budget could vary significantly.
  • High-end hotel weddings can elevate the expenses significantly, particularly in trendy towns like Los Angeles and San Francisco. In these regions, the hotel options range from cozy inn facilities to posh, five-star establishments that cater to celebrities, thus affecting the overall wedding cost.

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How far are the nearby hotels?

Your guests may opt for accommodations through AirbnbVRBO, or local motels for their weekend stay in SF or Oakland. We have convenient lodging options next door for up to 34 guests. They can explore areas as far north as Ukiah, west to Mendocino, east to Cloverdale, and south to Santa Rosa. Additionally, Oakland offers a plethora of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy during their stay.

Our wedding venue in the beautiful Sonoma Valley is situated in a charming rural area of wine country, with the nearest town, Cloverdale, approximately 15 minutes away. Healdsburg is just a 30-minute drive, while Windsor is approximately 45 minutes away.

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Let Love Blossom Amidst Breathtaking Scenery

Let love blossom amidst breathtaking scenery at Mountain House Estate in California’s wine country, Napa Valley. Nestled in the heart of this picturesque region, our venue provides a stunning backdrop for your special day. Exchange vows surrounded by towering redwoods, ancient oaks, and lush gardens, creating memories as beautiful as the Napa Valley landscape itself.

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Capture the most exceptional photo opportunities in Northern California, preserving the moments that make your love story extraordinary. Let your journey into wedded bliss begin amidst the beauty of Mountain House Estate, where every detail contributes to the creation of unforgettable memories.

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Schedule a Tour

Embark on a personalized journey to explore the enchanting beauty of Mountain House Estate by scheduling a guided tour. Discover the picturesque landscapes, rustic charm, and versatile venues that make every wedding a magical experience. Our experienced team awaits to walk you through the various ceremony sites, reception areas, and accommodation options, ensuring that every detail aligns with your vision. Contact us to schedule your tour and begin envisioning the wedding of your dreams amidst the breathtaking scenery of Northern California’s wine country.

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