15 Best Humboldt County Wedding Venues
The Ultimate Guide to the 15 Best Humboldt County Wedding Venues
Lining the Pacific Coast, Humboldt County is home to many stunning natural wonders. This area is perhaps best known for Redwoods National and State Parks as well as the Avenue of Giants. However, the area also includes various other beaches and preserves with small town charm of Eureka, Trinidad, and Arcata. With so many places to visit, you’ll find many excellent wedding venues in the area. Here is a list of the best Humboldt County wedding venues.
Mitchell Grove (Eureka)
With so many places promoting all-inclusive service, Mitchell Grove takes the opposite approach, branding itself as a DIY wedding location. This Humboldt County wedding venue offers a relatively simple option for a wedding: simply pay to reserve the location for the day and get to work. In addition to the beautiful forested location and four ceremony areas, you will also receive use of a banquet hall that sits 88 people, two bars with taps, white wooden chairs, and arches. The rest is up to you! If you are looking for a beautiful backdrop to embrace your creativity, you can’t go wrong with Mitchell Grove!
Humboldt Botanical Garden (Eureka)
While many couples opt for redwood grandeur, Humboldt Botanical Garden provides a different option complete with just as much natural beauty. The area’s climate means a wide variety of flowers, shrubs, and trees can be cultivated. Choose from ten different gardens spread over 45 acres including views of Humboldt Bay. This provides many options for creating your perfect ceremony.
Benbow Historic Inn (Garberville)
Of all the Humboldt County wedding venues, the Benbow Historic Inn is one of the most photogenic settings. Consider exchanging vows on the lush lawn with a stone arched bridge as the background or perhaps directly in front of the stonework inn itself. A great option for photographs is on the smooth rocks beside the stream adjacent to the property. This venue also has room for up to 225 guests, making it a good choice for many different sizes of weddings.
Lost Whale Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast (Trinidad)
If you want a truly romantic setting, the Lost Whale Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast is definitely one of the top choices for Humboldt County wedding venues. Located minutes from Redwood National Park, enjoy the grandeur or redwoods and hilltop Pacific views in one setting. Wedding ceremonies are held on a romantic hill lined with pine trees overlooking the rocky Pacific coast. Weddings from late Fall through early May are for 50 guests or fewer while summer and early Fall weddings can accommodate 100.
Sequoia Park Zoo (Eureka)
If you want to add a little whimsy to your wedding, consider the Sequoia Park Zoo. This is also a great value as you can rent the entire grounds for you and 400 guests for $2,000 or the entire zoo for $2,500. This provides a variety of options for planning a unique ceremony to remember. The zoo also provides a wide range of add-on options to make this the wedding of your dreams.
Moonstone Beach (Cambria)
Moonstone Beach is perhaps the most beautiful beach in all of Humboldt County and can double as a truly magnificent wedding venue, particularly for an intimate sunset ceremony. With many tidepools and a one-mile boardwalk, Moonstone Beach is a great choice for a small ceremony with only a few close family and friends. It is also a photographer’s dream with countless opportunities to capture that special moment.
Pink Lady (Eureka)
A Queen Anne style home built in 1889, the Pink Lady is named for its famed exterior shading. The home itself is very ornamental including scalloped shingles. A vacation rental home, it sits in the Old Town district just blocks from Arcata Bay. With three bedrooms, this location can host several members of the wedding party for a wedding weekend. As a vacation rental, there are many options to customize your wedding by selecting your own caterers and vendors. The home itself and Old Town Eureka have many options for fun photos.
Fieldbrook Winery (McKinleyville)
Enjoy a Napa style wedding on the northern coast with this Humboldt County wedding venue. The Fieldbrook Winery provides a romantic location for up to 100 guests. Most people opt for outdoor weddings; however, rental of the venue comes with use of inside as well. This location has special packages for micro-weddings as well. The lake and foliage make for many beautiful ceremony locations while the grounds in general are simply elegant.
The Inn at Second & C (Eureka)
A property of the historic Eagle House, the Inn at Second & C overlooks Humboldt Bay. Decorated with an Old World feel, you will find 23 guest rooms, a hotel bar, and a theatre ballroom. This is a truly romantic choice for a small, intimate wedding. Couples can also opt for a romance package add on which consists of a private tour of Old Town Eureka by horse and carriage followed by a romantic dinner.
Lost Coast Ranch (Ferndale)
Lost Coast Ranch provides panoramic views of the ocean and rolling forest-covered hills, making this a truly wonderful choice for exchanging vows. This Humboldt County wedding venue can take care of virtually any size and style of wedding. An outdoors loving couple may consider an extended stay at the ranch for a honeymoon, allowing them to explore hiking trails, kayak, and take in gourmet meals. Accommodations include lavishly adorned rooms with four post beds and Egyptian cotton sheets.
Humboldt Bay Social Club (Samoa)
Rental Fee : $400 – $1200
Strawhouse Resorts (Junction City)
Rental Fee : $3000 – $5000
Bar 717 Ranch (Hayfork)
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Gingerbread Mansion Inn (Ferndale)
Packages : $1,900 – $10,900
Baywood Golf and Country Club (Arcata)
Ceremony : $2000
Reception : $2000
The Ammon Ranch (Salyer)
Packages : $4500 – $7500
Park Winters (Winters)
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