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15 Best Half Moon Bay Wedding Venues

Ultimate Guide to the Best 15 Half Moon Bay Wedding Venues 
(with pricing and photos)

If you are looking for the best Half Moon Bay wedding venues you have come to the right place! Half Moon Bay is a coastal city just a short drive south of San Francisco. Known for its incredible surfing, there are many opportunities here to host a wedding with or without ocean views. Those desiring a beach wedding or cliff side location will find many great Half Moon Bay wedding venues below in addition to some that are a short drive away from the coast, offering a variety of options to choose from.

1) The Mountain Terrace (Woodside)

Rental fee: $2,500 – $8,000
Deposit: $500

A combination indoor and outdoor venue, The Mountain Terrace offers a stunning redwood grove for your ceremony, providing one of the prettiest Half Moon Bay wedding venues background. Up to 120 guests can be seated inside with up to 300 outside. Fee includes day of the event rental and a one-hour rehearsal. 

Check out my Mountain Terrace wedding walkthrough for more details

the mountain terrace wedding venue bride being walked down the aisle by her parents with guests watching her and redwood trees in the background
the mountain terrace wedding couple backlit under trees

2) The Hastings House Garden Weddings

Rental fees: Inquire for rates

Unable to decide whether to host a beach wedding or a beautiful garden ceremony? Why not have the best of both worlds with this popular Half Moon Bay wedding venue? Located next to the ocean, The Hastings House boasts a garden that has been maintained by the same person since 1984, carefully cultivated to offer blooming flowers throughout the year. This is a great location for smaller weddings in Half Moon Bay since they only offer the space for ceremonies.

Hastings House Garden Wedding

3) Ritz Carlton

Rental fee: Inquire for custom quote

When you book your wedding at the Ritz Carlton, you know you’ll get top notch service. This property features a total of three locations for ceremonies and two for receptions. However, my favorite is the Mar Vista Lawn, a gorgeous 7,500 square foot alfresco space perfect for pairing a ceremony with a cocktail reception. In addition to weddings, I have photographed several proposals here, and the nearby Manhattan Beach, that make this one of more popular locations for weddings in Half Moon Bay I have photographed in.

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding ceremony in foreground and ocean in the background
ritz carlton half moon bay wedding bride and groom head to head with the ocean behind them

4) Thomas Fogarty Winery (Woodside)

Rental fee: Inquire for info

Located just east of Half Moon Bay, this spectacular location is perched 2,000 feet above Silicon Valley and makes for one of the most breathtaking views in the area. Rental gives you use of four locations for nine hours. The Pavillion is the feature here with 4,000 square feet suspended high above the chardonnay vineyard. This is personally one of my favorite wedding venues in Half Moon Bay.

5) La Costanera

La Costanera is a modern Peruvian fusion restaurant in the heart of Half Moon Bay. They actually moved from their smaller storefront that overlooked the Pacific Ocean and moved into a much larger and more accommodating location during Covid, so this location is still new! It has stunning decor inside and offers 2 levels, 2 bars, and stunning views for your larger reception. This place is also one of the best Peruvian restaurants in the Bay Area in addition to being one of the newer Half Moon Bay wedding venues.

6) Long Branch Farms

Packages: Inquire for rates

Long Branch Farms is one of the most unique options in California and is sure to be a fun setting for your special day. Created in the style of an old western town with a “main street” of buildings, there are tons of photo opportunities. Ceremony locations include a meadow or country chapel, and the expansive property can host up to 500 guests, making this one of the larger Half Moon Bay wedding venues.

7) Oceano Hotel & Spa

Rental fee: $1,500 – $3,500

Pair class and elegance with a small town feel with Oceano Hotel & Spa’s wedding packages. The Wedding Garden provides a romantic harbor setting with cypresses and a white arbor while the Grand Ballroom features 4,400 square feet of space. There are plenty of dining packages as well. Depending on the venue you select, up to 300 guests can be accommodated at one of the most regal Half Moon Bay wedding venues. 

8) Douglas Beach House

Rental fee: $1,500 (9 hours)

A great reception location on Miramar Beach, Douglas Beach House’s professional staff is happy to consider every detail in creating your event. With 120 seated guests or 175 buffet style, there is versatility for weddings in Half Moon Bay. This is one of the Half Moon Bay wedding venues that is primarily used for receptions, though small ceremonies are possible if desired. 

9) Miramar Vista Events

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If an elopement or small wedding is in your plans, Miramar Vista Events is an excellent choice. Have a rooftop ceremony for a few guests overlooking the beach while the Mini-Ballroom and accompanying verandas can host a small reception. You can make this location your weekend home base by booking the Penthouse Honeymoon Suite and have a rooftop rehearsal dinner for your closest guests. If you are thinking of smaller wedding venues in Half Moon Bay this is the perfect setting! If you are needing something closer to San Francisco, check out this list of best elopement locations in San Francisco.

10) Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Rental fee: Inquire for custom quote
Deposit: $2,000 non-refundable

An expansive golfing resort, Half Moon Bay Golf Links is the epitome of luxury. Ceremony options include the manicured 10th Tee for a more intimate ceremony or an ocean side location for up to 400. Receptions can be held at the Clubhouse or the 6,000 square foot Grand Event Marquee. If you are looking for one of the more luxurious wedding venues in Half Moon Bay you have found it!

11) Mavericks House

Rental fee: Submit contact form for info

If you’re seeking an intimate ceremony by the ocean, look no further than Mavericks House. The waterfront view has views of a nearby harbor from a small garden while the interior combines wood décor and natural light to create a remarkable vibe that you are sure to love. This venue does book fast, so contact them early to secure this Half Moon Bay wedding venue.

12) Mill Rose Inn

Rental Fee : Ceremony starts at $3,500, Ceremony & reception starts at $6,500

A beautiful location, the Mill Rose Inn provides 10 hours of use for the entire Inn, both gardens, and a dance area under the stars. Picture a ceremony surrounded by their famous English gardens followed by dancing the night away beneath hundreds of twinkling lights. This, along with Hastings House Garden Weddings, is one of the more colorful wedding venues in Half Moon Bay.

13) Sam’s Chowder House

Rental fee: Inquire for info

When you think of Half Moon Bay wedding venues, you may not immediately think of Sam’s Chowder House, but locals for sure know his popular restaurant that also allows weddings. It can be a great choice for a romantic ceremony on the beach followed by a reception on the beachfront lawn or one of several dining areas. Whether you prefer their popular New England lobster sandwiches or want a custom menu, you know that they will deliver with awesome food. 

14) Moss Beach Distillery

Rental fee: Inquire for rates

Distilleries and microbreweries are becoming increasingly popular options for weddings. Moss Beach Distillery is a great location to jump on this trend. Designated a California Point of Historical Interest, the former speakeasy presents fabulous views atop the ocean and is one of the best small to medium-sized wedding venues in Half Moon Bay.

15) Pasta Moon

One of my favorite restaurants in Half Moon Bay, this Italian restaurant welcomes anywhere from 15 – 200 guests. With four different rooms to choose from, you can have a fun and casual atmosphere in this Half Moon Bay restaurant that has been around for over 30 years. This is one of those Half Moon Bay wedding venues that not only serves “great Italian food for Half Moon Bay,” it serves great Italian food period!

If you are looking for smaller wedding venues, check out the best places to elope in San Francisco.

If you are looking for more ocean views, check out Carmel Valley wedding venues if you are up for the drive. Monterey wedding venues are a little closer, but aren’t as scenic as planning a wedding in Big Sur.

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