April 4, 2020
Mountain Terrace, located in Woodside, CA, is one of best outdoor wedding venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for its scenic bay views and stunning redwood grove. With decades old trees acting as a wedding ceremony backdrop, it is the ideal setting for anyone who appreciates natural beauty and basking in the sun and fresh air. A fire pit, swing, and the large open lawn all help add to the casual feel at this scenic venue. With such a large grassy meadow, holding your reception of up to 300 guests outdoors is one of many possibilities.
For those wishing to keep things indoors, their rustic lodge provides a cozy atmosphere for the reception. Warm candle lighting and a string lit patio help compliment this wedding venue along the Peninsula, as well as heaters outdoors for those wanting to have a safe balance between an indoor and outdoor reception.
With an award winning cuisine, rest assured the catering at the Mountain Terrace will provide you a ton of options that will wow your guests and stimulate your tastes, regardless of your choices! With an in house catering, you can easily check another option off the to do list, and allow you to focus your attention on other things. It is one of the best combinations of amazing food, a beautiful outdoor wedding venue, and staff professionalism for an affordable price.
One of the best things about this venue, in my opinion, is the ability to see the stars at night. Couple this with the fire pit, giant sequoias and redwoods to block the wind, and you have the perfect setting for an evening stroll when you want to catch your breath from all the dancing inside! Situated around the Santa Cruz Mountains, there is little light pollution around this area and allows you to fully appreciate the nature of this location. We often forget to look up sometimes (I know I do!) and this wedding venue out in nature allows us to appreciate the world and the people we surround ourselves with.
A fun tip : this is one of the few venues in the San Francisco Bay Area that allows for just a morning wedding ceremony. Popular if you are doing a restaurant reception, for example, the morning ceremony allows you to have the best of both worlds. Many Couples choose a more intimate outdoor ceremony with close friends and family before going to a much larger function at a restaurant, for example. But if you prefer a larger gathering for the ceremony as well, that is totally fine! They can accommodate up to 400 guests for the wedding ceremony without reception as well 🙂