Northern California is in a league of it’s own when it comes to wedding venues, and the same is certainly true with micro wedding venues. From lush and romantic vineyards, to funky and modern industrial buildings, all the way to breezy beach ceremonies – there’s something in for just about everyone.
MacArthur Place is a luxurious wine country getaway situated on a lush historic country estate with 64 elegant rooms and suites. This venue is perfect for a couple who truly wants to feel like their wedding is an event.
Their ‘inner circle’ micro wedding package (up to 30 guests) starts at $5,500 and includes a two-night stay in premier accommodations for wedding couple, an intimate ceremony location, two hours of intimate access to the beautifully manicured grounds for photos, service of an officiate (does not include marriage license application), seasonally-designed bridal bouquet and/or boutonniere, petite wedding cake, in-room sparkling wine and chocolate dipped strawberries, a couples massage at The Spa at MacArthur, sparkling wine reception post ceremony, and a charcuterie board featuring local purveyors.
Park Winters is an absolutely breathtaking countryside venue that features stunning backdrops of lush gardens, a historic Victorian Inn, chic white barn and the picturesque organic farm. Any wedding dream that you have, these guys can make it a reality. Their expansive grounds offers a variety of indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception locations, so you can mix and match to your hearts desire while scoring some incredible photos along the way.
These guys also pride themselves in their incredible farm to table cuisine, so you won’t be stuck with the same bland ‘wedding food’ that you might be used to. While their estate is fairly large, they’ve gone the extra mile to accommodate micro weddings, earning them a spot on our list.
The Century is a unique industrial chic venue where they specialize in wedding, and more specifically, making your special day flawless and stress free. The structure was built in the early 1900’s and features old exposed brick walls, 20 foot ceilings adorned with 30 crystal chandeliers, hand-scraped acacia wood floors, private posh VIP room, chic restrooms, and gorgeous patios embellished with a beautiful brick candle wall.
Their micro wedding package starts at $1,900 and includes planing partnership and day of coordinator, set up and clean up, a banquet team and security staff, liability insurance, a bridal suite and groom’s lounge, tables, chairs, and linens, place settings, wall draping and uplighting, and hot/cold beverages. You then choose your menu, dessert, hosted bar, additional florals and decor, and that determines your final pricing. We love that their all inclusive package takes care of every detail, making this the perfect venue for the hands off couple who simply want to arrive and enjoy their day.
Beltane Ranch is a dreamy country venue that transports you right into the Tuscan countryside. Framed with large oak trees and views of the vineyards, we couldn’t imagine a more romantic setting to tie the knot.
Their micro wedding package includes ceremony, cocktail and reception venue for an evening event 4pm-10pm, exclusive use of the Bed & Breakfast, lawn and gardens during your event, one night accommodations in private Garden Cottage for Bride & Groom or host, including full breakfast, dark wood folding chairs and 60″ round tables (garden/lawn) or rectangular tables (garden/dining room), natural finish oak parquet dance floor, rustic bandstand, market string lighting over bar & dance floor and elegant uplighting in Oak & Olive trees, ample lighted parking, three air-conditioned bathrooms (16+ guests), and a Site Manager for the event. Their catering menu is absolutely a dream, and ensures that whatever you serve will be a meal to remember.
Hans Fahden Vineyards
Hans Fahden Vineyards is a magical venue tucked in the Mayacamas Mountains outside of Calistoga. Their unique location gives a private and intimate feel to any event, and the Monet-styled gardens, acres of vineyards, and stunning series of wine caves, provides a magical setting that won’t soon be forgotten.
Their all inclusive package includes six hours of event time for the ceremony and reception including: a welcome bar, garden ceremony, alfresco cocktail hour, sit-down dinner in the wine cave, and dancing and festivities in the great room, exclusive use of the venue from 5pm-11pm, use of the facility two hours prior to the ceremony for wedding party and family photos, a VIP wine tasting for wine selection, two on-site dressing rooms, white folding chairs for the ceremony (includes setup & breakdown), dining tables (round or rectangular) and gold Chiavari chairs (includes setup & breakdown), sweetheart table with two statement chairs, cocktail tables and chairs for patio and great room (includes setup & breakdown), market lighting in the gazebo and covered patio, cake table, decorative iron candelabras, and frosted votive candle holders with warm white LED tea light candles. All vendors are already chosen and provided, making planning exquisitely simple and stress free.
Rancho Caymus Inn
Rancho Caymus Inn is a historic boutique hotel, located in the heart of Napa Valley in Rutherford. The inn has 26 Spanish-hacienda style suites, giving you the opportunity to host your entire guest list (the maximum capacity is 60), while still maintaining an intimate feel.
We love the idea of creating a full weekend getaway for your nearest and dearest, without the stress of coordinating separate accommodations and transportation. You’ll also enjoy world class catering at the inn, along with a full service spa. The Morton Hall rental starts at $2,500 and includes chairs, cleanup, glassware, parking, tables, china, flatware, linens, and set up. You can also choose from a variety of catering options, including plated dinners, stations, and bar service.
Curi Odessy is a unique and fun venue option that’s situated within Coyote Point park and secluded in nature. They feature a beautiful reception hall, along with access to the exhibits and animals that they house. On top of that, this venue is a nonprofit children’s science museum, which means your money will be going to a great cause.
Their micro wedding package starts at $2,000 (maximum 50 people) and includes entire outdoor museum access from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m, exclusive access to the zoo until sunset and prep space for caterers beginning an hour prior to event start time.
Seascape Beach Resort
If a romantic and fun coast wedding sounds like your cup of tea, then Seascape Beach Resort is the perfect venue to host your micro wedding. This resort is located on 17 miles of secluded beachfront, but is a short hour’s drive away from Silicon Valley.
With offerings ranging from customized catering, to post wedding beach bonfires (complete with s’mores!), they can tweak any and every last details to fit your personality and vision. They also offer the option to host your guests at their resort, making it a true getaway to spend the weekend celebrating with the people closest to you.
Gamble Garden is a natural fit for micro weddings, considering their max guest count allowed is 50. Located in the heart of old Palo Alto, they offer three distinctive location options for your ceremony (the Rose Garden, the Wisteria Garden, and the Tea House Patio) and reception space in the Carriage House or Tea House Patio.
Peak season weekend rentals start at an incredibly affordable $1,200 for 8 hours, and your rental includes the 1st floor of the Main House, Carriage House with full kitchen and Carriage House Patio, Tea House and Tea House Patio , the Wisteria Garden, and the Rose Garden.
Bodega Bay Secret Gardens
Located just north of the San Francisco Bay Area, Bodega Bay Secret Gardens are tucked in a cove below the coastal fishing town of Bodega Bay. This unique location gives the venue an intimate and romantic feel that’s impossible to replicate in a busy city, and makes it the perfect backdrop for a micro wedding. The towering redwoods and lush, varied gardens only add to this feel, giving the illusion that you’ve been transported into your very own Disney movie.
Weekend rates start at $9500 and include the large covered dining pavilion, the “Birds nest” overlooking gardens, a Large Dance Deck, Second Deck across from the Pavilion (The Nook”), Redwood Bar (2-Bars) area with bench seating, willow bridges over a stream, bridal dressing cottage, grooms dressing room, rustic kitchen with stone grill and rotisserie, restrooms, two fountains, and tables and chairs.