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25 Best Marin County Wedding Venues

The Ultimate Guide to the 25 Best Marin County Wedding Venues
(complete with pricing, photos, and videos)

San Francisco has many great options for getting married; however, couples wanting to escape the City will find nearby Marin County as a great place to hold a wedding, particularly if they want a more laidback feel or more natural features. Having a wedding in Muir Woods is one of the more popular ideas and Marin County wedding venues, but below are others that you may not have heard of! 

1) Cavallo Point

Rental fee: inquire for custom quote

Of all the Marin County wedding venues, this one has my favorite view with a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge amidst rolling hills. Couples will find six venues to choose from that can host up to 250 people at this venue with one of the best views in Marin County.

2) Deer Park Villa

Rental fee: Submit contact form for info

Specializing in beautiful fairytale weddings, this is one of my favorite outdoor Marin County wedding venues that allows you to exchange vows in a gorgeous redwood grove beneath the towering trees, a perfect backdrop for photos. Have a truly enchanting wedding with a natural theme. 

3) Mill Valley Community Center

Rental Fee: $160 – $180/hour; 4-hour minimum
Deposit: $500 – $1,000 

Mill Valley Community Center is one of the more affordable Marin County wedding venues. The Cascade Room features a cathedral ceiling and wood floors with a built-in sound system and can hold 285 people with a dining setup. Residents of Mill Valley receive a small discount. There is an option for ceremonies in the redwoods nearby at Old Mill Park

Check out my Old Mill Park Wedding Planning Guide

4) Maan Farms

Packages: $9,440 – $18,880

Maan Farms provides all-inclusive service including use of an antique barn and covered patio, full setup, and a buffet dinner with options to upgrade. Packages vary based on time of day and number of guests. This site has an idyllic country charm with three ceremony sites including one with a view of Mt. Baker, surrounded by sunflowers. 

5) Old St. Hillary’s

Rental fee: $1,500 (3 hours)
Extra hours: $300/hour
Deposit: $500

Old St. Hillary’s is a hillside gothic chapel from the late 1800s overlooking the San Francisco Bay and Angel Island. It is one of the more quaint and charming Marin County wedding venues with spectacular panoramic views of the SF Bay for up to 125 people, but is also perfect for small elopements.

6) The Haven at Tomales

Rental fee: Submit contact form for info

Craft your perfect wedding with your choice of a number of serene settings. Personal favorites include the Terraced Garden with a sweeping canyon view or in front of the waterfall tree. While there are many excellent Marin County wedding venues, The Haven at Tomales stands out for rustic elegance. 

7) Landmarks Art & Garden Center

Rental fee: $3,500 – $4,500 depending on guest count (8 hours)
Extra hours: $300/hour
Deposit: 50%

A beautiful, scenic seaside retreat awaits you at this wedding venue in Marin County. Here you’ll find beautiful gardens and an old farmhouse, perfect for an elegant setting with up to 150 people. Located in charming Tiburon, you’ll have panoramic views that make for excellent photos. 

8) The Outdoor Art Club

Rental fee: $5,000 – $5,400

The Outdoor Art Club is a Mill Valley nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve and promote natural outdoor spaces. As such, it is one of the more surprisingly affordable Marin County wedding venues centrally located in Mill Valley. It offers a nice secluded location for an outdoor ceremony with a reception following in the century-old clubhouse. 

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9) Olema House

Rental fee: Submit contact form for info

A peaceful respite for a beautiful ceremony, the Olema House can host up to 150 people. The tranquil garden setting overlooks a small creek. Furthermore, there are two cottages and 22 guest rooms available for rent at this wedding venue in Marin County.

10) Slide Ranch

Rental fee: Submit contact form for info

Want a truly memorable location? Slide Ranch is a nonprofit organization with three excellent sites to choose from. Choose from a dome and campground, a yurt, or the Farm to Table Teaching Center with gardens. From 40 to 150 people, all three sites overlook the ocean for one of the more scenic Marin County wedding venues. An added benefit of a Slide Ranch wedding is no corkage fees.

11) Unity In Marin

Rental fee: Inquire for rates

This church Marin County wedding venue in Novato can be rented for a truly unique setting. From the Spanish Colonial style architecture to the beautiful courtyard with fountain, this is a truly charming setting. Rental includes a full commercial kitchen, Unity Hall, and full use of the courtyard and gardens, allowing you to customize your ceremony to your desire. 

12) China Cabin

Rental fee: $2,000 (6 hours)
Extra hours: $300/hour
Deposit: $750

This is one of the most unique Marin County wedding venues that was built from the hull of a ship and now sits above the water with views of the San Francisco skyline from three decks. With golden accents, the cabin can make an elegant setting for a small wedding and reception.

13) Kimball Hall

 Rental fee: $1,500 – $5,000 
Deposit: $1,000

Located in Belvedere’s St. Stephens Church, Kimball Hall describes itself as a “brilliant, light-splashed wooden box” with its well-adorned décor. The church sanctuary, receptions hall, and outdoor spaces are available. The church holds up to 250 guests while the reception space fits up to 150 with additional courtyard seating for 60. 

14) University of Redlands Marin Campus

Rental fee: $1,000 – $3,500 (six venues to choose from)

The University of the Redlands Marin Campus is truly one of the more unique and stunning Marin County wedding venues with its castle grounds. This San Anselmo wedding venue features six venues; however, my personal favorite is Alexander Hall, a stunning indoor reception area with a stone, castle-like exterior. Geneva Terrace provides another excellent option for your outdoor ceremony or reception with its labyrinth.

Check out my University of Redlands Wedding Planning Guide

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15) Acqua Hotel

Packages: Inquire for rates

If you dream of hosting a regal affair, the Acqua Hotel is a Marin County wedding venue that you’ll want to look into. Make an entrance down a grand spiral staircase before saying “I do” to a backdrop of Mt. Tamalpais and Richardson Bay. This venue offers full turnkey event services, meaning they will handle all details and logistics letting you immerse yourself in the occasion. 

16) Stemple Creek Ranch

Rental fee: Submit contact form for info

This is one of the more rustic Marin County wedding venues that features a large barn which makes a great location for the reception. With views of the West Marin Hills and Stemple Creek Ranch’s farm to table dining, this is a great location to have a wedding.

17) Corinthian Yacht Club

Rental fee: $2000 – $8000

Having a Corinthian Yacht Club wedding offers a stunning view of Tiburon Harbor in the San Francisco Bay with both indoor and outdoor locations for your wedding. You can have celebrations with up to 250 guests at this Marin County wedding venue. The Grand Ballroom has its own raised stage that is a perfect location for the DJ or live band to allow your guests more space for dancing. Established in 1886, having a Corinthian Yacht Club wedding would be one of the oldest venues for weddings in San Francisco.

18) Old Mill Park (Mill Valley)

Rental fee: $175 – $275 / hour

Outdoor seating an a raised stage at this quiet Redwood Park is perfect for a small gathering for your wedding under the trees. It is one of the only places I know outdoors that offers seating, so this is the perfect choice when considering other guests,. The seating is roughly 25 feet away so having a mic would be helpful if the guests are going to be seated. Popular after the ceremony here is to have a reception at Outdoor Art Club or Mill Valley Community Center, making this one of the most popular Marin County wedding venues.

Check out my Old Mill Park Wedding Planning Guide
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19) Pacheco Ranch Winery

Rental fee: $3000 – $4500
Ceremony Fee : $1500 (required for ceremony only events) 

 

20) Maple Lawn Events

Rental fee: $5000 – $7000
Ceremony Only : $2500

This San Rafael wedding venue has a nice large lawn to hold your wedding ceremony. With consistent and warm weather, San Rafael provides a nice a predictable setting for your wedding. This venue has associations with Elk Club Status so you know they provide a comfortable day with decades of experience putting on weddings.

21) Stonetree Estate

Package per person : $79 – $144
Ceremony : $1495
Venue : $995 – $4495

If you are having a Stonetree Estate wedding, you will know that you will have a flawlessly held wedding since it is associated with Wedgewood Weddings which has several properties and a long history of event experience. The outdoor ceremony is typically held on the terrace, overlooking the Novato hills and the golf course. This golf club Marin County wedding venues holds up to 200 guests.

22) Ondine Sausalito

Rental fee: $500 – $2500
Ceremony : $250

Having an Ondine Sausalito wedding allows you and your guests one of the best and most memorable views of the San Francisco Bay in Sausalito. Ondine Sausalito is one of the more popular ocean front restaurants across the Golden Gate Bridge so they are used to providing excellent service to accommodate all your needs. 

23) The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap

Rental fee: $750 – $6000
Service : 20%

Located in San Rafael, the Peacock Gap is a picture perfect setting with views of the native landscape and golf course. Their popular terrace provides awesome photo opportunities and great views that you would expect from a world class golf course. This is one of the larger Marin County wedding venues that can accomodate up to a thousand guests since they have two main areas to hold a wedding.

24) Headland Center for the Arts

Rental fee: $9500

One of the more hidden yet beautiful Marin County wedding venues, Headland Center of the Arts is a quaint rustic lodge in the middle of the Marin Headlands. It is a great setting for an intimate elopement or a wedding of up to a hundred guests. Because of its location, you seemingly have the entire Marin Headlands all to yourself!

Consider having a Muir Woods Wedding and then coming here for the reception!

25) Straus Home Ranch

Rental fee: contact for pricing

If you are interested in this Tomales Bay wedding venue, you will be treated with beautiful water views and gorgeous scenery for your wedding or elopement. Known for its 150 plus year-old hay barn, it is the perfect rustic setting for your elopement or wedding. One of the more unique things about this Marin County wedding venue is that you can even go up to the cows and take photos with them!

If you are flexible with location, check out my post for the best San Francisco wedding venues or the best Napa wedding venues.

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