Planning a wedding is some serious business, but don’t let the details stress you out! Whether you're dreaming of a grand mansion, a rustic estate, or a modern event space, there's something for every style and budget on The San Francisco Peninsula. And with the region's mild Mediterranean climate, you and your guests can enjoy the beautiful outdoor venues year-round. Here are ten unique wedding venues on the San Francisco Peninsula that will make your special day unforgettable.
Filoli Historic House & Garden
With over 16 acres of formal gardens, a one-of-a-kind grand ballroom, and nine dynamic event spaces, Filoli Historic House & Garden is the idyllic setting for wedding celebrations. Filoli's Historic House is an architectural gem of The San Francisco Peninsula. With beautiful and ample space for your guests, the Entry Courtyard is tucked into the House and surrounded by greenery. The garden offers a dreamy look into a romantic Garden Ceremony in Filoli's one-of-a-kind setting. Filoli Garden is world-renowned and truly unforgettable.
Filoli Historic House & Garden, courtesy of JBJ Photography
Par 3 at Poplar Creek Golf Course
Nestled among the trees along miles of evergreen grass, Par 3 at Poplar Creek is a welcomed escape. Here, you'll enjoy their incredible outdoor and indoor spaces with panoramic views of the ever-green golf course and tranquil setting. Par 3 is the perfect place to create lasting memories and enjoy yourself with your loved ones.
Ceremony at Par 3 at Poplar Creek
For a truly sophisticated wedding venue, look no further than Kohl Mansion in Burlingame. Built in 1914, the mansion was originally the home of businessman and philanthropist, Frederick Kohl. Today, the mansion serves as a popular wedding venue, offering couples a unique and elegant setting for their special day. Many couples say their vows on the lawn, take portraits in the rose garden, and have cocktail hour on the outdoor terrace. When the sun goes down, head into the mansion for a decadent reception dinner followed by plenty of dancing.
Long Branch Saloon & Farms
A saloon might not sound like a traditional wedding venue — and it’s not — but don’t knock it until you try it! Couples have raved about their experiences at Long Branch Saloon & Farms, noting that their guests absolutely loved the lively, yet offbeat venue. The events staff works with couples to fine-tune all the details, and if you’re a DIY pro, consider taking your skills to the next level by contributing to the decor.
Crystal Springs Golf Course
Located just 15 miles south of San Francisco the views at Crystal Springs Golf Course are unmatched in the entire San Francisco Bay Area. With the Crystal Springs Reservoir in the background, your guests will be in awe and the photo opportunities are endless. After your ceremony, come up to their Ball Room for a cocktail hour complete with golf course views and experience the beauty of the setting sun over the surrounding hills.
Half Moon Bay Golf Links
The Half Moon Bay Golf Links is another great oceanfront wedding venue on The San Francisco Peninsula. This property is surrounded by views of the Pacific Ocean and a romantic, sea-kissed ambiance. The Half Moon Bay Golf Links features several wonderful locations to get married and enjoy a beautiful reception. It has plenty of room to let your creativity run wild!
Pinstripes - San Mateo
Located in San Mateo, Pinstripes offers a distinctive venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. This venue offers a one-of-a-kind wedding experience that combines elegant dining, bowling, and bocce for a fun and memorable celebration, customized to suit your personal style. The talented event team will help you bring your dream wedding to life and create a perfect day that you and all your guests will be sure to remember. Check out their wedding brochure to learn more.
If you want the beauty and ambiance of a working winery without the drive to Sonoma, host your wedding at Domenico Winery. The venue offers a romantic and intimate setting for weddings, with a focus on exceptional wine and culinary experiences. The 7,000-square-foot venue features ornate decor from wall to wall: French oak barrels, a 24-foot mahogany tasting bar, and a 16-foot solid pine gathering table. Come dinnertime, guests are in for a real treat with farm-to-table menus featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Couples may opt for a plated dinner or choose a buffet-style meal.
Interior of Domenico Winery
The gorgeous garden and historic home at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden are perfect for the couple who enjoys a lush outdoor setting. Gamble Garden offers three distinctive locations: the Rose Garden, Wisteria Garden, and Tea House Patio for your ceremony, and reception space in the Carriage House or Tea House Patio. The venue's experienced event staff can assist with everything from event planning and decor to photography and transportation.
The Mavericks House is truly a unique waterfront wedding venue situated on an oceanfront bluff in Half Moon Bay. This venue is the perfect location for your outdoor or indoor wedding. Couples seeking a stunning oceanfront setting for their big day will fall in love with Mavericks House. The indoor event space captures panoramic ocean views, while their waterfront garden offers stunning and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.
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