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8 Best Redwood Forest Wedding Venues

The Ultimate Guide to the 8 Best Redwood Forest Wedding Venues
(with pricing and photos) 

Redwood forest wedding venues are a popular choice and it’s not hard to see why. Rather than a bare field decorated with flowers, redwood forests bring nature into the fold as the trees play a role in the overall appeal of the wedding. They give a woodsy charm to your special day, and thousands of couples choose to embrace the cathedral-like grandeur and majesty of redwoods—especially in the ancient redwood forests of California. Here is a list of the top redwood forest wedding venues that will make for a spectacular outdoor wedding come alive.

Muir Woods (Mill Valley)

Muir Woods is a national park, so you will still need to complete a permit (starting at $60). Thankfully, the National Park Service has worked to make it a pretty straightforward process. Regardless of the size of your group (even if it’s just the marrying couple and an officiant), all events need to be processed and approved in advance, which normally takes a minimum of 10 days.

Muir Woods is a stunning location to visit, let alone get married in. The picturesque nature of Muir Woods and the central location between San Francisco and Napa Valley makes it a very popular spot to celebrate. This place would also be a great opportunity to make an entire trip out of your wedding, with tons of things to see and do, as well as excellent cuisine to try a few miles away. While not technically a venue, its hard not to include this in a list of the best redwood forest wedding venues in California. 

Muir Woods Wedding site with benches and redwood trees all around
muir woods wedding trees and ramp in the foreground

Waterfall Lodge (Ben Lomond)

Rental Fee: $7,800 – $22,900

Waterfall Lodge is a gorgeous redwood forest wedding venue in the Santa Cruz mountains. It offers a choice of two sites for weddings wide terrace and patio areas for cocktail parties and dining in the middle of uplifting redwood scents. A reclaimed wood barn makes up the dancing area and some chic 1970’s style cabins for accommodation—summer camp style. It is incredibly serene, and if you hadn’t deduced from the name, there is a gorgeous waterfall just to make it extra special and one of the most romantic redwood forest wedding venues.

Kennolyn’s Stone Creek Village (Soquel)

Packages: $11,000 (Hacienda Estate),
$13,500 (Stone Creek Village)

Kennolyn’s Stone Creek Village on Glen Haven Road Soquel, California, is an idyllic 300-acre redwood paradise where you can host weekend-long weddings. Designed to look like its own miniature town, it takes you back to the days when logging and mining were the order of the day here. It presents a rustic redwood amphitheater with seating made from stumps and built into the hillside for a cathedral-style wedding. The towering redwoods provide a mystical vibe straight out of a fairy tale. Plus, there are also plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces for any wedding style. The bridal and groom party can stay in the cabin cottages, maintaining their period appeal with vintage stoves, antiques, and down comforters. There is plenty to enjoy on the property, including basketball, swimming, volleyball, hiking, and more.

The Mountain Terrace (Woodside)

Rental Fee : $2,500 – $4,500 (ceremony only)

With decades-old trees acting as a wedding ceremony backdrop, The Mountain Terrace is the ideal setting for anyone who appreciates natural beauty and basking in the sun and fresh air. With a recently remodeled mega deck, they allow several options for outdoor and indoor receptions, making this outdoor wedding venue in San Francisco a great choice. 

Read more about The Mountain Terrace with my walkthrough

the mountain terrace wedding venue bride being walked down the aisle by her parents with guests watching her and redwood trees in the background
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Deer Park Villa (Fairfax)

Deer Park Villa is a venue in the Redwood Forests of California that will exceed your every expectation, not just with its natural beauty but also its convenient location near an indoor venue and modern amenities. It is one of the prettiest Marin County wedding venues and features the best of both worlds : an indoor venue and a grove of towering redwoods.

Check out my Ultimate Planning Guide for a Deer Park Villa Wedding

Old Mill Park (Mill Valley)

Rental Fee : $125 – $275 / hour
Refundable Deposit : $100 – $1,000

Located in Mill Valley across the Golden Gate Bridge, Old Mill Park is one of the most popular venues for weddings in San Francisco and perfect for those who love nature. They have a separate ampitheater that comes with its own staging and seating, making it a convenient wedding venue in San Francisco for large and small weddings. 

Check out my Ultimate Planning Guide for an Old Mill Park Wedding

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Twenty Mile House (Graegle)

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The Twenty Mile House on the Old Cromberg Road Graeagle, CA, is a 200-acre private estate in the middle of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is breathtaking and gives the marrying couples a front-row seat to tie the knot in nature. It offers lush landscapes, cozy accommodation for the entire bridal and groom party and maintains the charms of the stagecoach stop that formed it back in 1854. This eco-estate sits between regal pines, acres of flowers, and cottonwood trees, but the main highlight is the rail line that passes through the property. Being one of the best redwood forest wedding venues, it presents fantastic photo opportunities, and if you are lucky, you might take some while the train passes by. It is ideal for elopements, elaborate weddings, and receptions.

Chalet View Lodge (Portola)

Rental Fee: $12,500 – $18,500

The Chalet View Lodge in Portola, CA, offers rustic lux with unparalleled beauty and flexibility of design. The 10 Acre resort is a blank canvas for you to make the wedding of your dreams amid gorgeous, fragrant redwoods. It is inviting, open, and has all the quirks you will look for to make a ceremony or reception venue. You will have plenty of secluded spaces for some intimate moments, romantic dining, and personal adventures. You get awesome forest and golf course views to make any style of wedding, be it country rustic, vintage, or even whimsical.

If you’d like to discuss your wedding, please CONTACT ME and I’d love to chat!

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