Perfect if you want Redwoods, gardens, and rustic charm on your big day.

You deserve a stress-free wedding with inclusions & benefits in wine country.

We know you want a gorgeous, intimate outdoor ceremony with all the natural splendor that wine country has to offer – 40 beautifully landscaped acres complete with ancient Oak trees and Redwoods, manicured lawns, and a pond, framed by majestic rolling hills as far as the eye can see. You’ll have access to our entire property, including multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options. Husband and wife team John & Lane work diligently to keep their property pristine for you, making it one of the most elegant and rustic wedding venues in Northern California.

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multiple ceremony + reception  sites
gorgeous bridal suite + ready rooms
BYOB + spirits, food trucks allowed
chairs, tables + decor options
BYO vendors (even catering)
no hidden fees. ever.

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“Mountain House Estate is the first and only venue I needed to look at it. It was love at first site! From the absolute perfect and beautiful scenery to working with John and Lane.”

– Sarah Stroud

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A Romantic Destination Wedding

If you’re looking for something more relaxed, charming, and customizable than other wedding venues in Northern California, we’re a great fit for you. Tucked away in San Francisco’s backyard, our private estate’s towering Oak trees, vineyards, manicured gardens, and rolling hills make for a momentous day.


Multiple Locations

We’re one of the few wedding venues in Northern California that boasts gorgeous indoor & outdoor event spaces to make your wedding shine; Oak trees, vineyards, gardens, Redwoods, rolling hills, a pond with a fountain, and rustic barns – just to name a few. We offer several ceremony site locations at our venue – our most popular is the Oak Tree Terrace followed by our private pond, barn, and Redwood trees.


Getting Ready

Prepare for your wedding in the elegant and chic Oasis, with a dazzling chandelier and comfy seating, and for your partner, we have The Hangout, a very special place designed to give you a unique experience.

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A gorgeous wedding venue brimming with natural beauty

Say “I Do” at our gorgeous rustic wedding venue in Cloverdale, CA.

Among hundreds of Northern California wedding venues and Sonoma County venues, we always promise to be upfront with our inclusions and pricing.

Whether you want to spend your entire wedding weekend here, treat your wedding party to a special experience, and host your rehearsal dinner, we promise that we’re one of the best wedding venues to deliver you your wedding vision flawlessly.

You won’t have any hidden fees or unwanted surprises when you work with husband+wife team John and Lane at Mountain House Estate.

With multiple ceremony sites and reception locations (no groomsmen rushing to relocate chairs or any grunt work on YOUR wedding day), our private estate offers you rustic elegance and comfort.

From wedding ceremonies underneath a grove of Oaks or Redwoods to your cocktail hour on our gorgeous outdoor patio, our 40 acres are limitless with possibilities to design your dream.

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Choosing a Sonoma wedding venue is one of the most complex and important decisions you will make for your wedding. Our goal is to make Mountain House Estate the most straightforward choice with up-front pricing and no hidden fees. Our Estate’s natural, built-in beauty combined with luxury inclusions furthers your wedding budget since you don’t have to dress up our space to make it unforgettable. Keep reading to see our included amenities, services, and more.

Included Services Saving You Up to $12,000 (and Peace of Mind)

  • You have exclusive use of our 40 acres (priceless). Exclusive use of all ceremony and reception locations. No other weddings on your day.
  • We accept monthly payments. Not many venues offer this. We accept all forms of payment, including credit cards. There’s a $1500 first payment, and the others are divided over the months until the wedding. Most couples simply put in their form of payment, and each month the payment is automatically billed. The last payment is the $1500 security deposit made 30 days before the wedding. This amount is fully refundable as provided in our Agreement.
  • We are BYOB (even spirits). Bring your own, including spirits (aka hard liquor): no corkage fee, no necessary purchases. Serving hard alcohol (mixed drinks only) requires shuttles to be provided for all your guests for their safety and your liability. Unlike other venues like wineries, we do not have a public tasting room where you have to pay additional amounts for the winery to close during your event. Worse than that, some wineries try to sell your guests wine or ask them to sign them up for a wine club. We believe it’s your wedding, not their sales opportunity.
  • We have a state-of-the-art event planning platform at no cost to youWe use Allseated, a software you and your wedding planner can use to create floor plans to scale, seating charts, tables, chairs, decor, manage guest lists, and much more. It’s so easy to use and doesn’t cost you a penny.
  • We have a carefully curated list of wedding professionals and allow you to bring in your vendors of choice. Vendors must earn this way onto our list based on professionalism, licenses, insurance, and how they’ve treated our past couples, guests, and other vendors. Clients can choose vendors not on the list but should discuss it with us first. Some vendors have been here and done subpar work. We keep notes of the good and the bad. Our goal is to allow you the freedom to choose while providing accurate information.
  • We have many memorable photo opportunities around the property including a 1932 Ford truck with wine barrels, a vintage flatbed truck 1937 Chevy with a 12′ bed for pictures of larger groups (once a prune plum truck from Cloverdale), 1941 Ford tractor stationed at the vegetable garden with the seat moved back to accommodate wedding dresses, a Windmill, custom wood and wrought iron arch on the pathway leading to Oak Grove (made from upcycled redwood trees), a wrought iron topper (recycled), Adirondack chairs are set around the pond, so photographers can use them for pictures no matter where the sun is, rock seating areas, barn with vintage hubcap collection (Most hubcaps are from automobile brands that no longer exist from the 1920s to 1960s). Blooming vegetable and flower gardens, Gorgeous orchards, The orchard (features many fruits, citrus, and nut trees, including chestnuts, cane berry, blackberry, blueberries, kumquat, and pomegranate), balcony overlooking the patio, gorgeous trees, and landscaped gardens, vineyards, an open field, a large pond with floating up-lit fountain, small lighted fountain by the front doors with multiple pools and a waterfall, The Grove, An oak grove with bench and wine barrel privacy fence, the rustic arch near The Grove (This area features a bench movable by photographers to set up the perfect photo in the oak trees or the surrounding fields. A wall of wine barrels stacked two high provides a unique image, engagement, or elopement backdrop.), The Oasis, and The Hangout. Just to name a few!
  • We offer WiFi throughout the event spaces. Yes, you can have amazing high-speed internet for all your guests (or have an unplugged wedding).
  • You can Livestream your ceremony for free. Simply log in with your Facebook password, and you can Livestream your wedding from your phone or other devices. Some venues charge $1,000 – $3,000 to do this.
  • Although we are private and remote, we have cell service. All event areas of the property have access to Verizon cell service. Areas on the west side of the event center have ATT or other services available.
  • We are a legally permitted wedding venue (and this is why it’s SUPER important to you). Up to 25% of wedding venues in the greater area do not have the proper Use Permits. What does that mean for you? It could get shut down, your wedding canceled, and possibly no money back. Reorganize, and replan everything. Ouch! Every year, we get calls from panicked couples when the venue went out of business or was shut down by governmental action. They have a date and have already invited everyone; they call us to see if we can help. We do our best but don’t want this to happen to you. Do you notice the lighted exit signs, emergency lights, fire extinguishers, first aid kit, AAD, and lever door handles at our venue? These are all County requirements that all venues should have for the safety of your guests.
  • We can keep the party going if the electricity goes out. Yes, we thought of everything. We have a sizeable 15KW backup generator that automatically starts if the power goes out. Ten seconds after the power goes out, the party continues.
  • We have no noise concerns or bad neighbors. Our closest neighbor is 1/4 mile away from our 40-acre venue. Some wedding venues have issues with their neighbors calling the cops because of noise.
  • We offer complete privacy. We have controlled gate access and our 40 acres are completely private. Unlike some venues, our exclusive use of the property ensures your wedding will not be interrupted by the public looking for a tasting room, picnic areas, bathrooms, etc. This ensures your event’s privacy and is one reason celebrities have been married at MHE. The event areas are surrounded by 1 mile of fencing, mostly hidden in the tree line. The electrically operated gate allows two cars to pass when they enter and exit the Estate. Large pole lights on both sides of the gate are LED and emit light to make the entrance easy to find but not enough to interrupt your wedding day.
  • We have plenty of parking. Guest parking is sufficient for your guest count of up to 250 with additional vendor parking. Circulation is built-in for shuttles and vendors for ease of access. Some venues, especially in downtown areas or hotels, are hard to find parking, or worse, it’s paid, which is stressful for you and your guests.
  • We keep communication organized and easy for you. We make it seamless for you to communicate with us during the wedding planning process. We also help you access past emails and documents and help you organize all payments.
  • We carry excellent insurance. MHE carries commercial (not homeowners) insurance, and we require all vendors and couples to provide evidence of liability insurance. Our goal is a safe and fun event, but having insurance can be critical to the couple’s future if something does happen. Some venues do not require this, and if the worse happens, you can be liable for thousands of damages.
  • We offer overtime availability until 2:00 am or can start your event earlier in the day for an additional fee. Some venues cannot provide overtime availability, so you must find a separate venue.
  • We’re located next door to overnight lodging if you want to spend the night, and nearby hotels and wine country Airbnbs all ranging in style and price. Before and after your wedding, our team works tirelessly around the property to ensure everything is where it needs to be and takes care of last-minute details. After your reception, we tear everything down and have a crew handle all the details. For this reason, we don’t offer onsite lodging because we want you to get a good night’s rest and not be kept up by workers on the property. Spending the night at your venue isn’t always the best option, which is why we offer a lodging option next door.
  • We use sustainable practices on our property and upcycle materials when we can. Many upcycled materials are repurposed around the property. These materials, both indoors and outdoors, provide fantastic photo opportunities. These materials include: a windmill pumping air into the pond to deter algae, vintage trucks, composted gardens, upcycled hubcaps, and reused wine barrels. The main barn is clad in reclaimed redwood Barnwood from the 1800s on our property. We implement some sustainable practices: kegs and c02 cylinders are recycled, and a water drip system is controlled via WiFi with automatic sensors. For organic and renewable bug and rodent control, multiple barn owl and bat boxes exist. We use several species of fish to remove mosquito larvae from the pond. Organic bacteria-enhancing products remove algae, and therefore odors, from the pond. The pond has four bottom aerators that pump 2400 CFM of air into the pond 24/7 to prevent algae and give the fish a great environment to thrive. There are 15 raised beds constructed of recycled materials. Each bed is planted with various flowers and vegetables, rotated based on the season. Each bed has drip irrigation and is on timers with sensors that automatically turn them off when it rains. Water conservation is employed in all gardens on the property. We use primarily organic methods to care for the gardens. We have compost piles for all our trimmings, and much of the composted plant material is reused on the property.
  • We are prepared for any emergency (priceless). No one wants an emergency event to happen during a wedding, but MHE is prepared. The staff is CPR and AED certified. MHE is centrally located between Anderson Valley Fire Department, Hopland Fire Department, Cal Fire Cloverdale, and the Cloverdale Fire Department. Many emergency services providers have toured the Estate to know the layout, and all are within 9 miles of the Estate. An additional two fire services are located within 20 miles of the Estate. Here are some other details about our emergency preparedness: First aid kit, Emergency Trauma kit, AED (Automatic Electric Defibrillator), and Emergency phone numbers, There are three different routes in case of an emergency where people need to be evacuated. East towards Cloverdale and Hwy 101. North towards Hopland and Hwy 101. West towards Boonville Hwy 1. MHE has its fire truck, and it’s a great photo op; a 1962 Chevy Brush Truck with twin-powered hoses, onboard water, and more.
  • MHE worked with the Anderson Valley Fire Chief to place the 16 Fire Extinguishers in the optimal locations for safety. Light exit signs and emergency lights come on if the power goes out. There is a 15KW generator on an automatic switch that comes on during power outages – so the party continues in less than 10 seconds. A hidden 500-gallon propane tank feeds the generator. MHE features seven fire hydrants under gravity-fed pressure. One draft hydrant, tested by Anderson Valley Fire, takes water from the 300,000-gallon pond. We often collaborate with the local fire department, and they selected us to place emergency maps and other materials such as information about roads, houses, and water sources.

Included Amenities Saving You Up to $20,000

  • We offer a Selfie Photo Booth ($500 – $1,000 in savings) The selfie photo booth is great for entertainment at your reception and a lovely keepsake.
  • We have three changing areas so you can get ready on-site (priceless). All spaces have bathrooms and are heated and air-conditioned. Getting ready on-site saves you from being late due to traffic or other circumstances. It’s for your peace of mind and to reduce wedding day stress. That is priceless. Some venues do not offer ready rooms or are small and an afterthought. Ours were carefully planned out to make your day more enjoyable.
    • The Oasis – Spacious prep room with a circular couch and round table, crystal chandelier, three-sided full-length mirror, two easy chairs, four make-up stations, privacy screen, bathroom, closet with extra high rods for long dresses, iron with ironing board and steamer iron. Additional folding chairs inside the cabinet. Small refrigerator.
    • The Hangout – This room is a super-fun additional prep room. Includes poker table, shuffleboard table, foosball table, three TVs – one with Xbox and four Xbox controllers, two custom-built benches, two couches, iron with ironing board, and steamer iron; sliding mirrored doors, mini-fridge, and more, including a private bathroom And the best thing? Lockers from the Cordelia Fire Station for the storage of your personal items.
    • The Juliet – So named for the balcony that overlooks the party patio and bandstand below. It’s located in the main building and is frequently used by parents and grandparents as a private space or a place to sit and relax. And oh yes, it has a private bathroom as well.
  • Ten ceremony locations include decor, saving you between $2,500 – $5,000. We have multiple hidden areas leading to the ceremony so you can make a grand entrance. Here are some of our ceremony spots:
    • Oak Tree Terrace (our most popular ceremony spot). Benches will seat 200 people, plus an additional area for chairs or standing room. Steps leading to redwood deck with Victorian-era cast-iron fencing. Four wine barrels and a wine barrel bar for decor. Rustic barn with overhang area for beverage service. Raised-bed garden with vegetables and flowers.
  • The Grove (also great for elopements or photos). Custom arch leading into an Oak grove. Custom wine barrel wall. Opens to a pastoral vista.
  • Ceremony spots surrounding the main lawn: The Barn, The Vineyard, The Redwood Trees, The Pond with or without fountain(s), Trees and boulders around the pond, and a small fountain.
  • Ceremony spots surrounding the patio: The Gardens and The Grape Arbor.
  • Indoors (or Backup Rain Ceremony Spot): The Ballroom. The heated and air-conditioned Ballroom is large enough to seat over 200 for the ceremony.
  • Four reception and cocktail hour areas include decor, saving you between $2,500 – $6,000.
    • Patio – surrounded by gardens and grape arbor, seats up to 250 at tables, raised area for the head table, buffet serving line, or dessert table, a bandstand with four 20 amp circuits for a sweetheart table or DJ, concrete dance floor, barn with indoor room for the photo booth, lounge, dessert bar, bistro lights, and secondary lighting,
    • Two Lawns – 1,000 and 5,000 square feet, large lawn seats up to 250 at tables with bistro lighting. The pond, lawn, and building all have built-in landscape lighting, and a beautiful path is around the pond; bistro lights over the 5000-square-foot lawn.
  • Raised-bed flower and vegetable garden area near The Barn. The photo opportunities around here include an antique tractor and hubcap collection.
  • Ballroom: Seats up to 124 at tables or 250 standing, Hidden TV that you can use for a slideshow, selfie Photo Booth (included in rental fee), excellent design for buffet service, custom lighting, including cake lighting options, plenty of room for dancing and DJ, built-in hidden party sound system.
  • P.S. We allow food trucks, BBQ, wood-fired pizza, and other fun opportunities. Our additional outdoor cooking areas are perfect for caterers that like to put on a show, including wood-fired pizza, BBQ, food trucks, and paella prep. We have a designated space for these caterers to set up.
  • Tables, chairs, and lounge decor($4,000- $5,000 in savings), Fifteen 60″ round tables, Four 72″ round tables, Four 8′ x 30″ rectangular tables, twenty 6′ x 30″ rectangular tables, four 4′ x 30″ rectangular tables (use for sweetheart table, guest book, cake, displays), five 30″ round by 42.5″ tall cocktail tables, 150 white resin chairs on rolling carts, 15+ wine barrels that can be used as décor or cocktail tables, 10 market umbrellas on mobile bases + 1 rectangular on a bandstand, 2 propane fire pits on casters (propane is provided), 5-Piece metal lounge furniture (inside or outside), two 4-piece wicker furniture sets (loveseat, two chairs + coffee table, and one 7’10” x 10′ area rug.
  • Outdoor lighting: $1,000 – $2,000 in savings. Bistro lights on dimmers over the entire patio area, bistro lights on the lawn, bistro lights in Smokin’ Olive Lounge, up-lighting on trees, vineyard, barn, buildings, and fountains, parking lot lighting, custom lighting in the barn
  • Indoor lighting: $1,000 – $2,000 in savings. Custom lighting over the bar is on dimmers, custom lighting in the entry is on dimmers, and lighting in the Great Room is on dimmers.
  • Restrooms (it can cost $1,000 – $3,000 to rent luxury porta-potties at other rural venues). We have restrooms on the main floor, in the Oasis, Hangout, Juliet, and the studio. Our restrooms are ADA accessible, gender-neutral, and adequate for 250 guests. As some venues require, you won’t have to pay extra or rent porta-potties.
  • Our built-in speakers keep the party going and save you money. Electrical outlets at all ceremony and reception locations for DJ’s use, built-in professional speaker systems for use by our trained DJ companies. All systems can be used for music, speeches, background music, announcements, and parties. Featuring: Six speakers are hidden in the landscaping at Oak Tree Terrace to provide music or amplified voices for the ceremony and guests., fifteen speakers are hidden in the landscaping to give guests an immersive sound experience, just like Disneyland. Your selected music follows them through the lawns and patio areas. A high-powered hidden party system at the bandstand with hidden speakers and subwoofers. Dance outside to great music under the bistro lights and stars or the high-powered hidden party system in the walls and ceiling of the Ballroom/.
  • Our caterer’s kitchen saves you $1,000 – $3,000 in equipment rental. The caterer’s kitchen is 600 square feet, giving plenty of room for caterers to prepare a multi-course plated meal. It was intentionally placed to keep the kitchen noises and odors away from the guests. Caterers back their trucks in, unload the needed equipment and food, and then work. Some venues do not have a dedicated catering space or are missing critical items that cost you extra money to the caterer.
  • Our custom bar has decor and items that save you $1,000 – $3,000. Custom 21′ single-slab live-edge redwood bar with under-lighting, custom 14′ L-shaped redwood bar, kegerator holds two “slim sixth” pony kegs with double taps (CO2 is provided). Kegs and CO2 cylinders are recycled. Wine refrigerator, commercial 3-basin bar sink, extra-large ice chest, 14 bar stools, custom wine barrel trash cans, custom lighted “Bar” sign, custom-built light fixtures featuring reclaimed hand-split redwood posts, hanging Edison lights with a dozen different shapes, sizes, and filaments, custom-made black iron light sockets hanging from a vintage-looking twisted cloth-covered wire. This hangs from a large vintage rusty chain, custom-made black iron pipe sconces with Edison lights, and LED track lighting highlights the back bar used for decor, glass display, and wine display. The front of the bar features wine barrel staves treated with bee wax and oil in a basket weave horizontal pattern. A vintage redwood bridge timber with spikes stands in an alcove with a lavender floral display and lighting from above. A large sliding barn door separates the bar from the Ballroom. We’re big on reveals, so when the barn door slides open to welcome your guests, it’s a new area they haven’t seen until that time. The L bar has been used in many ways – from a place for desserts, beverages, wedding gifts, specialty drinks, and more.
  • The Oasis has decor, rentals, and inclusions that save you $1,000 – $3,000. Full-length gorgeous tri-fold mirror so you can get ready and see yourself at all angles. Beautiful crystal chandelier hanging from a vaulted ceiling, four makeup stations with softly lighted mirrors, two directors chairs for the hair and makeup vendors, a large semi-circle white couch and chairs, and views of the pond and lawn through a large picture window (great for photos!) Extra high rods in the closet for long dresses, Iron, ironing board, and steamer for last-minute details. There is a small refrigerator to store snacks, wine, champagne, or whatever you like, a folding modesty screen for your comfort, and a private bathroom away from other guests or vendors.
  • The Hangout has games, inclusions, and decor that save you $1,000 – $2,000. Custom poker table made from recycled electrical wire spools, Six metal chairs and two large couches, Shuffleboard, Foosball table, three huge TVs, and an Xbox, Custom benches made from recycled beams with steampunk-inspired galvanized pipe fittings, and recycled aluminum plate feet, Mini Refrigerator, Custom-made, recycled, orange lockers from the Cordelia Fire Station, Custom made stained glass window (great photo opp), Sliding mirror wall, Three-door sections slide to the right or left. Both sides are mirrored so those in the Hangout can check to ensure they are looking their best. Custom faux pressed tin ceiling, Corrugated steel wainscoting with recycled barn wood and small mirrors in the knotholes, Bathroom with a steamer, iron, ironing board, Galvanized trash pails, Custom cabinet with vintage games.
  • The Smokin’ Olive Lounge (our designated smoking area) has decor items that save you $500 – $1,000., Three custom wine barrel tables with umbrellas, tabletops made from recycled wood, 12 distressed orange bar stools (matching the lockers inside The Hangout), a custom cigar bar, bistro lighting, and it is surrounded by olive trees in galvanized troughs for privacy.

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A gorgeous wedding venue brimming with natural beauty

Say “I Do” at our gorgeous rustic wedding venue in Cloverdale, CA.

Among hundreds of Northern California wedding venues and Sonoma County venues, we always promise to be upfront with our inclusions and pricing.

Whether you want to spend your entire wedding weekend here, treat your wedding party to a special experience, and host your rehearsal dinner, we promise that we’re one of the best wedding venues to deliver you your wedding vision flawlessly.

You won’t have any hidden fees or unwanted surprises when you work with husband+wife team John and Lane at Mountain House Estate.

With multiple ceremony sites and reception locations (no groomsmen rushing to relocate chairs or any grunt work on YOUR wedding day), our private estate offers you rustic elegance and comfort.

From wedding ceremonies underneath a grove of Oaks or Redwoods to your cocktail hour on our gorgeous outdoor patio, our 40 acres are limitless with possibilities to design your dream.

One of the Top Venues in California

Mountain House Estate is consistently ranked as one of the top wedding venues in California.

Located in Cloverdale, CA, in Mendocino County, we are more closer to Sonoma County.

If you’re looking for a luxury elopement at Mountain House Estate, we’re one of the few wedding venues in California that can offer anything from a laidback vibe to a more upscale, luxury wedding.

Location of Wedding Venues California

We are the perfect location among other wedding venues in California (at least we think so!).

People travel from far and wide to have their destination wedding here. Some are simply looking for a rustic wedding venue where they can have a private wedding in a gated estate.

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Others are looking at wedding venues in California with the best photo opportunities.

Still, others are looking for wedding venues in California or wedding venues in Northern California without the winery wedding venue price or restrictions.

Speaking of, did you know that Mountain House Estate is also the home of Mountain House Winery?

Yes, we have vineyards on our property, however, our primary focus is to be the best among wedding venues in Northern California.

What Northern California wedding venues will paint your dream day?

Imagine a reception surrounded by your loved ones, at the venue of your dreams. Well, what is the venue of your dreams? It’s so hard to pick a venue nowadays with so many options at your fingertips!

Here’s how to narrow your search of favorite venues.

Some couples are looking for specifics like vaulted ceilings, olive groves, a Victorian house, all-inclusive packages, a vineyard lawn, or other things that make the “perfect venue” to them.

But what you should really do is narrow down your search.

You can do so by looking at virtual tours, and past reviews, and then get an on-site tour, no matter if you’re looking near Yosemite Valley, Lake Tahoe, Santa Clara Valley, the Santa Cruz Mountains, or even further out.

If you’re planning a wedding in San Francisco or on the Sonoma Coast, prepare yourself for cold fog.

We wish you nothing but sunshine and rainbows on your wedding day, but the truth is that many places in the Bay Area get lots of cold fog!

Different areas in California for indoor weddings

There are many indoor Northern California venues in Napa County, Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, San Francisco/Bay Area and San Jose, East Bay, South Bay, Santa Cruz, Lake TahoeMendocino, and Sacramento that offer urban and suburban charm.

And if you’re looking for only an indoor wedding venue with an indoor ceremony, you may be looking in downtown areas.

San Francisco Venues

When looking at Northern California wedding venues in San Francisco, you probably want something more urban, such as a historic hotel or views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

The East Bay

The East Bay of San Francisco simply refers to the eastern shores of San Francisco Bay.

Here lies the city of Oakland, the largest city and home to countless businesses that operate secondly as a wedding venue: museums, golf clubs, hotels, and event centers.

But if you venture out further to Walnut Creek or Berkley, you can also find more venues with rural charms such as wineries and barn venues.

The South Bay

The South Bay is also known as Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is the tech capital of the world and an excellent place for an upscale or urban wedding.

We wish you all the luck and love in the world in finding the perfect venue + your happily ever after 🧡

Northern California Wedding Venues

Northern California is a beautiful place to get married. With so many different wedding venues, it can be hard to choose the perfect one for you. We did some research to find the best places in Northern California to get married.

The North Coast

This area is known for its redwoods and beautiful coastline. One of the most popular wedding venues here is a redwood forest. If you want to get married in a more traditional setting, there are also many vineyards and wineries.

Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain in California is a great place to get married. It is not only an amazing ski resort but also an awesome wedding site. The resort offers many amenities for the bride and groom such as lodging, food, and transportation. The resort is located in the Eastern Sierra Mountains and offers a breathtaking view of the San Joaquin Valley, snowcapped peaks, and an abundance of wildlife.

Carmel Napa

Carmel Valley and Napa are luxury wedding destinations that are perfect for a destination wedding. The scenery is beautiful and the weather is always nice. If you’re looking to get married in an exclusive location, this may be the place for you!

The Bay Area and San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the most popular cities for weddings. There are many unique venues to choose from, such as a rooftop or even a boat on the bay. They have beautiful views of the city and bridges.

For those who want something a little more traditional, there are also many quaint churches to choose from.

The Central Coast

This area is known for its beaches and the Hearst Castle. One of the most popular wedding venues here is the Santa Barbara Mission. It has a breathtaking courtyard and many different kinds of flowers to choose from.

The South Bay Area

This area is known for its beaches, parks, and gardens. One of the most popular wedding venues here is Hotel Del Coronado.

The Monterey Bay Area

This area is known for its vast and breathtaking beaches and parks. One of the most popular wedding venues here is the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Another great wedding venue in this area is Cannery Row . It has a panoramic view of the ocean, and there are many different types of flowers to choose from.

Napa Valley

There are many beautiful wedding venues in Northern California that offer the perfect setting for your ceremony and reception. Napa Valley offers a variety of locations, including rustic barns, gardens with ponds, wineries, and country estates.

Sonoma Valley

Sonoma Valley is one of the most beautiful, picturesque places in Northern California. The rolling hills and gorgeous old-growth redwoods are so pretty that they were originally thought to be a mirage. The valley also has countless vineyards and wineries, as well as many manicured gardens that make it a perfect place to tie the knot.

The Sonoma Valley is located in Northern California and is part of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a great place to get married, as it has many unique wedding venues that are also convenient for out-of-town guests.

Sonoma Valley Wedding Venues

There are lots of beautiful Sonoma wedding venues. You won’t be short of options!

Sacramento Weddings

Sacramento is the capital city of California and it offers a variety of wedding venues. Some people might not know that Sacramento is home to beautiful gardens, redwoods, and rustic charm in many neighborhoods.

Sacramento is home to the state Capitol, which means that it can hold a lot of people. There are many excellent hotels like the Citizen Hotel and for those who want to get married in the city, there are many gorgeous places to choose from.

Sacramento is also home to a variety of parks and gardens. Some venues in Sacramento include: The Crocker Art Museum, The California State Railroad Museum, The Crocker Art Gallery and the California Automobile Museum.

Sacramento is a great city for those who want to get married in an intimate setting without having to travel too far.

Northern California Wedding Destination

Oftentimes, couples come to Mountain House Estate to have a destination wedding. This is because we are close to wine country, the coast, and beautiful Napa. Some couples even stop in San Francisco and the Bay Area to catch a ferry and see the colorful city. If you want to have a destination wedding in California, reach out to us to start planning.

The Santa Cruz Mountains Region

The Santa Cruz Mountains region is a popular destination for weddings because it has everything from redwoods and gardens to rustic charm. There are many beautiful, historic estates in the region that can be rented for a wedding. You won’t be short of photography options here!


Carmel in California is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in America. It is a perfect place for a wedding or honeymoon, with some of the best hotels, restaurants, and shops that you will ever see.

List of Wedding Venues in Northern California

We can’t say it enough – there is no shortage of wedding venues in Northern California! That being said, not all are experienced (or legally permitted).

White Ranch Events

The White Ranch is a unique venue for weddings and events. Whether you are looking for an intimate ceremony or a large event, they have a great location. The ranch offers several indoor and outdoor settings that can be customized

Villa Montalvo

Villa Montalvo is a stunning Northern California wedding venue that offers the perfect setting for your dream wedding and featured a mansion.

Twenty Mile House

One that stands out is Twenty Mile House in Cromberg, CA – a venue that offers lodging in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Love: California Redwood Wedding Venues

Do you dream of saying “I do” under a towering canopy of Redwood trees? There are lots of California redwood wedding venues, including Mountain House Estate, that has a Redwood grove located on the property.

Calistoga, CA

Calistoga Ranch is, sadly, indefinitely closed.

All-Inclusive Wedding Venues in California

Our wedding venue prides itself on being customizable. Whether you want an all-inclusive wedding venue or you want to plan every detail yourself with a wedding planner, we can accommodate you.

How much does it cost to get married in the Bay Area?

You can expect to pay between $15,000 – $100,000 for a wedding in the Bay Area if you are paying for a venue and catering with over 100 guests.

How much does a wedding in San Francisco cost?

A wedding in San Francisco costs similarly to the entire Bay Area. You can expect to pay $15,000 – $100,000 depending on your venue, catering, and guest count.

How much does a wedding cost in Northern California?

That is a loaded question because there are lots of different areas in Northern California that vary greatly in price. For instance, a wedding in Napa likely will cost more than Sonoma.

Airbnb Wedding Venues

Airbnb wedding venues seem to be popping up everywhere these days. What we recommend is for you to host your wedding at a legally permitted wedding venue. You don’t need any extra stress or hiccups on your wedding day.

Napa Valley Inn

The Napa Valley Inn has been a favorite place for couples to get married in the Napa Valley since it was built. The Inn is located on the Silverado Trail, one of California’s most scenic drives and only minutes from Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries.

Meadowood Napa Valley

Meadowood is a stunning venue for an unforgettable wedding. Located in St. Helena, CA, Meadowood is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Northern California and has been featured on television programs such as “Good Morning America.” This Northern California wedding venue is the perfect place for a romantic outdoor ceremony or an elegant indoor reception.

How much does a nice wedding cost in California?

“Nice” is entirely up to your interpretation. The main factor in your wedding budget will be your guest count. The fewer guests you host, the less expensive your wedding will be.

Cornerstone Sonoma

Cornerstone Sonoma is one of the most beautiful Northern California wedding venues because it has a variety of outdoor and indoor spaces. They offer both traditional garden weddings as well as more modern, contemporary weddings.

The East Bay, California

The East Bay is a wonderful place to get married. It’s got great weather, plenty of things to do and places to stay, and the people are friendly.

The Oakland Museum is one of our favorite wedding venues. It’s a great place to get married, with plenty of parking and the museum itself is free for guests to enjoy. The garden area is beautiful, especially in spring when there are tulips.

Wedding Planning in Northern California

When you plan to get married in Northern California, hiring a Northern California wedding planner can save you time, money, and stress. We require a wedding planner at Mountain House Estate because it will make your wedding experience seamless and more memorable.

Wine Country California: A Beautiful Top Wedding

Wine Country California is broken down into two segments, Napa and Sonoma. There are other wine countries of course, but these are the most well-known. Wine country wedding venues are some of the best places to get married. Our venue features vineyards but is not a winery.

Wedding Venue Prices and Event Areas

One of the things we pride ourselves on at Mountain House Estate is that we have no hidden prices. No corkage fees, no cake cutting fees, no forced wine purchased, or any other unwanted surprises down the road. We keep it as simple as possible.

Winter Wedding Venues in Northern California

Winter is a great time to get married in California. The weather is usually mild and the landscape is lush. You can get married in a winery with vines growing overhead, or on the beach as the sun sets over the ocean.

Mountain House Estate is one of the few winter wedding venues that offer a nice discount for a winter month wedding.

Nature Wedding Venue in Northern California

If you’re looking to get married in nature, you’re in luck. Northern California is full of gorgeous places to tie the knot, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites for your viewing pleasure.

If you are looking for a beach wedding, check out the picturesque Half Moon Bay. This beach is beautiful any time of year and has a variety of wedding options available including luxury yurts and unique outdoor spaces to host your ceremony.

If you are looking for a rustic wedding, check out the picturesque wine country in Napa Valley. There are many beautiful vineyards that offer gorgeous ceremony sites and reception venues to host your perfect wedding.

If you are looking for a city wedding, check out San Francisco or Oakland. Both of these cities offer gorgeous waterfront locations that are great for pictures and can be easily accessed by public transportation.

For a more affordable option, check out the gorgeous venue of Angel Island. This island is just a ferry ride away and makes for an amazing ceremony site with incredible views of San Francisco.

If you are looking for a more relaxed event, check out the Marin Headlands. This venue is perfect for an outdoor wedding with beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline.

Unique Wedding Venues in Northern California

There are so many unique wedding venues in Northern California ranging in style and price. From the most intimate and romantic to extravagant and grand, there is a venue for every couple’s dream wedding.

The following are some of the best places to get married in Northern California.

The Lavender Farm in Sebastopol is one of the most unique wedding venues in Northern California. The farm offers a variety of packages that are tailored to fit each couple’s needs and budget. Another unique wedding venue option in Northern California is the Madonna Inn located in San Luis Obispo. This venue is a historic inn that has been transformed into an elegant and unique wedding destination. With beautiful gardens, luxurious rooms and amazing views, the Madonna Inn is a truly amazing place to get married.

Outdoor Wedding Venues Northern California

Outdoor wedding venues are a common search because an outdoor ceremony (and/or reception) is a great way to celebrate in nature and can also save you money on rental and decor costs. If you’re considering an outdoor wedding, here are a few things to keep in mind.

#1: Consider the weather

Outdoor weddings are most popular during spring and summer months (April through September). If you’re looking to have an outdoor wedding in the fall or winter, make sure your venue has a plan for bad weather. You don’t want to risk getting married outside if there’s a chance of rain or cold temperatures.

#2: Think about your guests

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, make sure it’s something that your guests will enjoy. If most of your guests are older, you might want to consider an indoor wedding.

#3: Decide on a backup plan

Even if you’re getting married outside, have a backup plan in case of inclement weather. You don’t want to risk ruining your wedding day with rain or cold temperatures.

#4: Consider the time of year

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding in Northern California, you’ll want to think about the time of year. If you’re getting married in July or August, it’s likely that your guests will be comfortable wearing shorts and t-shirts. However, if you’re getting married in December, you’ll want to make sure that your guests are prepared for the weather.

#5: Decide on a theme

If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you’ll want to consider the theme of your wedding. For example, if you’re getting married in a vineyard or at a winery, it would be appropriate to have wine bottles and wine glasses as part of your décor. If you’re getting married at a beach, you might want to include sand dollars and seashells in your decorations.

Northern California Wedding Venues New

There are lots of new Northern California wedding venues and what you’re probably looking for is a unique destination where the rest of your friends and family haven’t gotten married. If that’s what you’re after, Mountain House Estate is a beautiful option in California wine country.

Northern California Garden Wedding Venues with Bridal Suites

Our Northern California garden wedding venues feature a bridal suite called the Oasis, and a Grooms Room called the hangout. Both are ready rooms and can be used for both wedding partners.

Outdoor Wedding Venues in the Bay Area

Mountain House Estate is a short drive from the Bay Area and is considered one of the best outdoor wedding venues in the Bay Area. We’re about an hour from the Golden Gate Bridge

Wedding Venues near Fort Bragg, CA

Mountain House Estate is close to Fort Bragg, but we are not on the coast. Most of our couples take photos on the coast, then come to Mountain House Estate for a gorgeous ceremony and reception.

Our outdoor garden wedding venues Northern California

We have talked about Mountain House Estate wedding ceremonies at our incredible Oak Tree Terrace, but that is not the only location option available for an outdoor wedding ceremony at our venue. Our incredible front lawn is a beautifully manicured space, surrounded by flower beds mature shade, and evergreen trees. In one direction you see our rustic barn, while the other direction offers sweeping views of the property as well as our pond with koi, goldfish and a floating lighted fountain.

Our front lawn is a large blank canvass for creating the wedding ceremony of your dreams. A large number of our couples choose to have their wedding ceremonies facing the pond. We have seen a wide variety of décor and ceremony structures to mark the space where couples will exchange their wedding vows.

Gorgeous Wedding Venues

Arbors of every size, shape, and color can be used to make your wedding ceremony a reflection of you. Rustic barrels topped with beautiful flowers can add a beautiful pop of color to the beginning of your aisle, or simply add some floral touches.

Natural Beauty and Options

We have had quite a few couples choose to center their wedding ceremony in the middle of the lawn, opting for a ceremony in the round.

We have even had couples choose to face our beautiful rustic barn to exchange their wedding vows.

Bar Area and Prep Areas Outside

Regardless of what direction you choose to face for your wedding ceremony, our front lawn is yours to personalize. Large umbrellas and parasols can offer shade for your wedding guests while offering pashminas is a beautiful touch for weddings in colder weather.