Any ideas on venue of California Garden/Botanical wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg/Mendocino area. I don’t know if they do weddings, but they probably do…it’s freeeeaking amazing there. There are also some cool places in the Sonoma/Napa area, but I’m not familiar with names of places. There is a castle in Napa that I’ve been to that is just gorgeous…again, I’m not sure if they do weddings but they probably do. There are ranches and stuff all over these areas. There is also The Lodge at Blue Lakes, which sounds pretty affordable and its really pretty there (they most definitely do weddings)….other than that…I don’t know…but try to stay away from the southern cali areas unless you want a beach wedding. Plus, the areas that I’ve mentioned are only about 15 hours away from the Tacoma area of Washington.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@b53191:  Mhmm. The castle is called “Castello di Amorosa”…there’s pics on Google!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Huntington Library Gardens! It’s too bad the rental fee is $100K, seriously! Other more affordable options lol are LA Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Descano Gardens, Fullerton Arboreteum, and San Diego Botanical Garden. Calamigos Ranch is very pretty (Malibu is a great option). You’ll get more “green” venues if you go up the central coast too.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Ironstone Vineyards is in the Sierra foothills (about 3 hours from San Francisco) and has absolutely gorgeous gardens. We did our engagement photos there during daffodil season (March)

http://ironstoneweddings.com/

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

Amphitheatre of the Redwoods (at Pema Osel Ling)

 

Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley

 

Mountain Terrace at Woodside

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

The UC Berkeley Botanic Gardens are to die for and have weddings all the time! They are in the Berkeley Hills and are huge. Spring is the best time there – everything is lush and flowering 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine was a garden ceremony in French Camp, CA! It was perfect!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@b53191:  check out the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden in Long Beach. Very Pretty, and affordable.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

San Diego Botanical Gardens is gorgeous, and pretty easy on the budget!  GL!

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you live around the area, there’s the Japanese gardens over at CSULB–I’ve been to about 2 weddings there.

There’s also the Fullerton Arboretum, I went on a picnic there with some friends, it was pretty.  I think they do weddings, too.

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