Top Northern California Wedding Venues

March 26, 2021

Table of Contents 

  1. Why Choose a Northern California Wedding Venue
  2. Winery Northern California Wedding Venues
  3. Beaulieu Garden
  4. Chalk Hill Estate
  5. Vintage House
  6. Resort Northern California Wedding Venues
  7. Solage Calistoga
  8. Meadowood
  9. City Northern California Wedding Venues
  10. Bently Reserve
  11. San Francisco City Hall
  12. Outdoor Northern California Wedding Venues
  13. Filoli Gardens
  14. Santa Lucia Preserve

Why Choose a Northern California Wedding Venue

From beautiful vineyards to majestic redwoods and bustling cities, Northern California has a little bit of everything. Northern California is one of the top wedding destinations in the country and the wedding venues in the region are some of the most exclusive and sought after. The venue options in Northern California are endless and you can find the perfect one to match your wedding daydream. We’re here to help you narrow down the options; keep reading for our full list of top Northern California wedding venues!

Winery Northern California Wedding Venues

We love a winery wedding! With Napa and Sonoma offering so many gorgeous choices, it’s difficult to make a decision! The best part is that most wineries offer equally beautiful venues for your ceremony and reception, meaning you will just need to work with one venue! 

Beaulieu Garden

Tucked away in the vineyard hills of Napa Valley is the gorgeous Beaulieu Garden. With subtle notes of French charm but unmistakable Californian warmth, this privately owned, family estate is the perfect backdrop for your intimate gathering. When you enter Beaulieu Garden, you are immediately immersed in vineyards and oak trees. This makes for an epic entrance for you and a stunning experience for your guests!

Vintage House

Vintage House offers a rich backdrop for Napa Valley weddings. From the hotel’s distinctive design to the featured spa treatments and local culinary inspirations, the good life will flow through every detail of your wedding, leaving you feeling as if an exclusive little corner of Napa was reserved just for you. Your wedding day will receive unparalleled personalized attention from their wedding planning and the culinary team at Vintage House to ensure unforgettable moments. Welcome family and friends with a wine tasting reception and let the celebration begin!

Chalk Hill Estate

Perhaps no other winery captures the casual luxury of Sonoma County better than Chalk Hill Estate. Founded nearly four decades ago, this spectacular 1300-acre property features 300 acres of vineyards, wilderness areas, winery, hospitality center, culinary garden, residence, stables, and equestrian pavilion. This highly-rated venue provides scenic views, an artisanal culinary experience, and an outdoor or indoor reception setting.

Resort Northern California Wedding Venues

Northern California offers world-class luxury and hospitality that attracts visitors from all over the world. Friendly and accommodating staff, premiere service, and fine-dining await you at any resort in the region. Resorts make the perfect wedding destination because you can truly sit back and let your trusted wedding vendors take care of your big day.

Solage Calistoga

Solage, an Auberge Resort is the premiere location on the northern edge of the lush Napa Valley. This wonderful destination reveres the Wine Country’s rustic roots with a cosmopolitan luxury featuring a loft-inspired, eclectic design with high ceilings, warm woods, and natural stone. Your wedding guests will be in awe of Solage’s twenty-two acres with gorgeous grounds for meeting, greeting, and grooving. Plus, the wedding specialists at Solage are romantics at heart who delight in collaborating with each couple to create a wedding that reflects their vision and the details that matter most.


As far as weddings go, Meadowood Napa Valley has it all! Beautiful lodgings, intimate and grand wedding spaces, a three Micheline-starred restaurant, and incredible wine country adventures and experiences waiting to be explored. Situated on over two hundred and fifty acres of natural beauty, Meadowood provides a luxurious and classical setting for a Napa Valley wedding. With state-of-the-art spas, fitness centers, and cottages, this luxurious resort offers the opportunity to host a weekend-long celebration. Meadowood Napa Valley is one of our favorite Northern California wedding venues to work at.

City Northern California Wedding Venues

San Francisco is known for its diversity, which makes it the perfect place to tie the knot. The city offers everything from a historic former federal reserve to lavish ballrooms with some of the best views of the city. 

Bently Reserve

One of the most majestic venues on the West Coast, the Bently Reserve is an unforgettable location for your wedding day or fabulous event. The venue can host both wedding ceremonies and receptions, parties, fundraisers, wine tastings, galas, and product launches with an array of venue options. This historic landmark dramatizes the spirit and style of San Francisco and is versatile enough to make any couple’s wedding dreams a reality.

SF City Hall

We certainly cannot forget about the gorgeous San Francisco City Hall. With its stately elegance and exquisite architectural design, this is one of the premiere wedding venues in the city. Be it a one-hour wedding on the Mayor’s Balcony with stunning views of the Grand Staircase, or an evening wedding with dinner and dancing under the ornate dome of the Rotunda, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime saying “I do” in this historic landmark.

Outdoor Northern California Wedding Venues

Northern California has no shortage of beautiful outdoor wedding venues. From the majestic redwoods of the Sonoma coast to lush gardens or botanical venues, there are plenty of outdoor venues to choose from for your celebration. At any of these destinations, you can work with your wedding planner to really create your dream wedding and set the mood for what you want your guests to experience.

Filoli Gardens

Conveniently located between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Filoli Gardens is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early twentieth century. With over 16 acres of formal gardens, a one-of-a-kind grand ballroom, and nine dynamic event spaces, Filoli is the idyllic setting for wedding celebrations in Northern California.

Santa Lucia Preserve

What do you get when you combine happily relaxed elegance with the towering majesty of California’s redwood forests? In one word: magic. At least that’s how we describe this gorgeous wedding venue! Santa Lucia Preserve is a member-owned community and conservancy with a mix of estate homes, lodging, equestrian facilities, a private golf club, and more. This breathtaking venue is a sight to behold, and a popular choice for wedding ceremonies and other celebrations. Unforgettable weddings and other events in an enchanted woodland oasis are available to Santa Lucia Preserve and the venue also hosts one wedding a weekend so each event is exclusive.

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Photo by Jana Williams