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The Best San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Venues

by Allison Hata
The Best San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Venues


The San Francisco Bay Area is home to more than its fair share of amazing places to get married. The whole area is made up of many subregions, counties, and cities, though, so when it comes to finding the perfect venue for you it can be hard to know where to start. The diversity of the area also means that it really does offer something for everyone. To help you find the right place for your Bay Area wedding, we’ve sought out the best venues of every type from up north in Sonoma, to Walnut Creek, and on down to the Central Coast. Without further ado, here is our guide to Bay Area wedding venues!

San Francisco Wedding Venues

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The City by the Bay is a magical place for a wedding. Its hills make for spectacular views and it has all the history and culture you could want for a truly unique West Coast wedding. Though these days it’s known for being especially pricy, our lists cover venues for weddings of every size and budget.

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5 Truly Unique Wedding Venues in San Francisco

Around the Bay Area

San Francisco’s neighboring counties offer a stunning array of wedding options. Up north, Marin county offers plenty of outdoor and rustic venues, combined with a gorgeous coastline. The East Bay is a diverse region on its own, with venues that give you the unique flavor of their city or town. San Jose and the South Bay are more than just Silicon Valley, being home to lots of scenic outdoor and historic indoor venues. And the laid-back beach resort of Santa Cruz offers its own unique vibe that may just be perfect for your wedding!

7 Amazing Outdoor Wedding Venues in the Bay Area

6 Rustic Wedding Venues in the Bay Area

The Best of East Bay Wedding Venues

The Best San Jose Wedding Venues

The Best Santa Cruz Wedding Venues

Wine Country Wedding Venues

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Of course, no survey of Bay Area wedding venues is complete without spending some quality time in the wine country of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. This area features some of the most sought after venues in California, but it is also home to some of the Bay Area’s most affordable venues. And it’s not just wineries—there are plenty of spacious ranches, charming historic buildings, and hotels with scenic views.

5 Napa Valley Wedding Venues that You’ll Never Get Over

The Best Sonoma Wedding Venues

Central Coast Wedding Venues

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If you travel just a little further down the coast, you’ll find even more California wonders to enjoy. Monterey offers a surplus of historic locations, from early 19th century adobes to the turn-of-the-century industrial look of Cannery Row. Meanwhile, the Carmel area offers peaceful seaside locations, excellent wineries, and scenic ranches. Further south, Big Sur has some of the most stunning coastal views you’ll see anywhere in the world.

The Top 5 Wedding Venues in Monterey

The Best Carmel Wedding Venues

The Best of Big Sur Wedding Venues


Are there any amazing Bay Area wedding venues we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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