The Best Micro Wedding Venues in Central California

Sprawling wineries, epic redwood forests, bougie hotel buyouts, and trendy industrial chic. Central California TRULY offers it all. No matter your style, you are sure to find a micro wedding venue you adore in this area. Here we’re listing the best micro wedding venues in Central California and this is one area that outdoes itself one venue after the other. Enjoy!

The Cass House

The Cass House, located in the heart of the Central Coast Cayucos, is a gorgeous property boasting multiple event spaces and the opportunity to stay within the house for your event (the house itself sleeps 8).

Hold your ceremony in their intimate gazebo garden, then transition into the front lawn for a cocktail hour, and finally end in the pavilion for your reception. Each space flows seamlessly into the next, creating a sense of cohesion and simplicity for your event.

Cass House micro wedding venue table set with garland in middle

Packages start at $8,500 and includes private accommodations in the Cass House, full use of the venue, dance floor and string lights, an in-house central coast wine and craft beer beverage program, a custom mobile bar, tables and chairs, and a beverage tasting.

The Piccolo

The Piccolo is a luxury hotel wedding venue located in the heart of romantic California wine country. Housing 24 gorgeous and unique boutique style rooms, this venue offers one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor private event spaces perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and cocktail hours.

This unique wedding venue is only available to rent for intimate events of 50 guests or less; or when booked with a complete hotel buyout, meaning that they are experts in curating an intimate event that’s both private and exclusive.

Bride and groom kissing under arbor with white sheet and flowers
Steven Estes Creative

Hotel buyout begins at $29,000 for on season (April – November), and includes all 23 luxury king rooms (and 1 ‘Somm Suite’), a light breakfast each morning, 2 split bottles of Moet Champagne per room, use of existing lounge furniture, heaters, and fire pits, parking for hotel guests, and concierge services.

If you’re looking for a more simple event, elopement packages for up to 30 guests start at $1,575 and includes a two night stay in a luxury king room, as well as a private ceremony on the Tetto rooftop.

Villa San-Juliette

This gorgeous Tuscan style property located in Paso Robles offers an unrivaled, romantic outdoor setting complemented by an unforgettable vineyard backdrop. The 130-acre estate vineyard is home to twelve different grape varieties, meaning your guests will have their pick of numerous different incredible wines during your event.

And if that wasn’t enough, this winery is SIP certified, meaning that their wines are produced with the highest level of sustainability practices, with an emphasis on leaving the next generation a healthy and thriving land.

Wedding table set in vineyard

Peak season prices begin at a surprisingly affordable $7,500 and includes use of the bridal suite and groomsmen lounge, chairs, tables, china, glassware, complimentary parking, and bartenders.

The Penny

This unique venue, located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, features an open floor plan with an industrial indoor space and outside courtyard. Originally constructed in the 1930’s to house a blacksmith shop, the building’s historic aesthetic showcases  original architecture, exposed brick, and industrial finishes with modern fixtures and decor.

All you have to do is browse their wedding gallery and begin to feel inspired by the endless unique options that are brought to life by this incredible venue.

Bride and groom holding hands during ceremony at The Penny venue

Rental of the space includes full use of indoor/outdoor urban event space and private lushly landscaped patio space, private bathrooms, a dedicated & experienced event manager on-site, catering area, tables & chairs for up to 50 guests, a custom built bar, and security.

In addition, guests are able to bring in their own beer/wine/spirits for all events (though all bar services must be operated by a fully licensed bartender and/or caterer), making it a budget friendly option for the thrifty couples out there.

Presqu’ile Winery

Presqu’ile Winery (pronounced press-keel) is a 200 acre Estate, sprawling with vineyards and oak trees, that combines the natural beauty of wine country with elegant design.

Reviews for this venue often include the words ‘magical’ and ‘fairy tale’, and for good reason. One look at their photo gallery highlight abundant natural beauty, lush greenery, and ample natural light.

Wedding table set outside at Presqu'ile Winery

Micro weddings are held on the viewing terrace, giving guests unbeatable views of the estate, while also maintaining a naturally intimate vibe. The Vows With a View package begins at $7,000 and caps out at 40 guests, ensuring that your wedding every bit the dream event you’ve envisioned.

Ventana Big Sur

If you’re looking for a venue that is bursting with natural beauty, then Ventana Big Sur is your dream venue brought to life. At this iconic destination,  the ocean, mountains and forest blend into an astounding backdrop, giving you the choice to say your vows overlooking the canyons and forest, or surrounded by redwoods.

Outside shot of Vetana Big Sur wedding venue surrounded by trees

Their micro wedding package costs $20,000 and includes a ceremony at Sur Vista for up to one hour, a three-course private plated dinner on the Sky Terrace or South Terrace for up to 30 guests , infused spa water refreshment at ceremony, your choice of cross-back or folding chairs, banquet tables, ivory house linen and napkins, china, glassware and flatware, your choice of two reception displays during cocktail hour, wedding cake, and house wines and beverages for up to three hours.

Castle Noland

Thinking you have to fly to Europe to score a castle for your wedding? Think again. Castle Noland is an enchanting estate located in San Luis Obispo wine country.

This unique property features stone architecture, hand painted ceilings, and artisanal murals inspired by the elegance of Europe. Framed by views of the Avila Valley, this location is perfect for the couple who is seeking something both unique and charming.

Tables set outside in front of stone house

Peak season micro wedding prices (up to 50 guests) start at $7,000 and includes an exclusive two-night stay for up to 10 guests in Castle Noland, including use of the full kitchen, amenities, and appliances, all the round tables and folding chairs you will need for your event, restrooms and parking for 50+ cars, access to electricity for sound systems or lighting, and 11-vertical post lamps placed on the lawn.

The Century

The Century is an urban chic venue located in the heart of Downtown Modesto. Originally built in 1912 as a theater, this historic venue features exposed brick walls, 20 foot ceilings adorned with 30 crystal chandeliers, spectacular hand-scraped acacia wood floors, a private VIP room, chic restrooms, and gorgeous patios embellished with a beautiful brick candle wall.

Arbor display with pompous grass at The Century venue

The Collective Package (up to 50 guests) allows you to choose your own space, and includes a 2 hour reception, planning consultation, set up and clean up, event hosting and serving staff, formal seating, plates, flatware, glassware, and napkins, and lounge/bar seating.

Cass Winery

This gorgeous winery, located in Paso Robles, features rolling hills and vineyards with a breathtaking 250 year old oak tree.

Their Inn and Guesthouse creates the unmissable opportunity to turn your wedding into a full weekend event, with a variety of modern and luxurious rooms. Weddings can be held on their hilltop Barrel Room, surrounded by vines and ancient oaks, or at their rustic outdoor vineyard.

Bride and groom in outdoor ceremony at vineyard
Indigo Sky Studio

Peak season site fees begin at $6,000 and include use of the bridal suite, chairs, clean up, lighting/sound, parking, set up, tables, and transportation. They also offer catering and bar services, and their on site chef sources ingredients from local growers and directly from the estate.

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