Hello my Bay Area engaged couples!! How tired are you of googling a million places in this vast state to find the picture perfect Bay Area wedding venues? Probs real tired. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the 18 Best Bay Area wedding venues that I recommend you visit first! These are fool-proof and gorgeous – sign on their dotted line and call a sista up, because I’m SO there. 🙂
UPDATE: see my freshest bay area venue list HERE!
SF Proper Hotel
The best rooftop bar in SF! This boutique hotel was designed by genius, Kelly Wearstler, so obviously it’s freaking amazing! One of my favorite spots to grab a drink at sunset! Take a peek at the wedding I shot there!
A thing of Rooftop Dreams! The indoor reception are is just as cool.
Where do I even begin here? A historic US Mint that was built in the 1850s to support the gold rush in California. They don’t make ’em like this anymore guys. Elegant columns and a textural courtyard perfect for a ceremony or reception.
The DeYoung Museum
If a sculpture garden ceremony and 360 degree SF view during cocktail hour sound enticing to you, this is your spot.
Conservatory of Flowers
Any crazy plant ladies out there? Not only is the outside of the greenhouse structure the perfect white ceremony backdrop, the interior is full of tropical plants! Check out a recent engagement session I photographed there!
Rooftop views of the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge and walking distance to the piers. Need I say more?
Ruth Bancroft Garden
Want a Palm Springs wedding vibe without having to leave the Bay? Here’s your answer!
Kunde Family Estate
Wait, am I in the South of France? Sure feels like it. Also … three words: Wine Cave Reception! I photographed a wedding here in July, check it out!
Luxe Calistoga spot by the Auberge Hotel group, who always slay. I had the privilege of photographing a wedding here last year (peek it here) and I get to go back for another this Fall! Keep it coming, brides!
Chateau St. Jean
Literal perfection – everything you’d expect to find in Sonoma (or the south of France for that matter). Wanna see for yourself, check out this wedding I had the pleasure of shooting!
The East Bay actually has a totally thriving wine country of it’s own! It’s called the Tri-Valley area & Wente is a gorgeous spot right in the heart of Livermore. Fall in love with this venue by checking out this wedding I shot!
Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
I’m guessing their in-house catering is pretty bomb. 😉 Also #CastleVibes
Olympia’s Valley Estate
The perfect Petaluma estate complete with barn-style reception space. Yes, that’s lavender lining the walkway to the front door!
Bright & colorful restaurant with tons of unique details.
Bear Flag Farm
Iconic lavender fields with the whimsical ferris wheel in the back! It was voted the #1 wedding venue for great service in the American West by BRIDES Magazine and one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveller.
Tahoe Mountain Club
Lake Tahoe is an incredible destination spot! The view from this balcony is insane – plus, you can take a fun gondola ride and if you did a winter wedding, there’d be snow!!
This place is all about TEXTURE! White brick, natural brick, garage doors, it’s just stinkin’ cool.