Inexpensive Outdoor (woodsy, natural) Wedding Venue in Northern CA

posted 6 years ago in California – Northern California
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

What part of nor cal are you thinking about? I’m getting married outside of a refurbished barn in sacramento. It’s surprisingly in a neighborhood but it’s pretty quiet and on beautiful land! Plus, it’s only $900 for the day (a saturday) with a $65 cleaning fee. The reception takes place inside the barn but people can wander outside if they please. It is a pretty DIY place but I don’t think you can beat the price. 

Edit: its capacity is “175” for seating and it’s called crawfords barn if you’re interested.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That’s pretty much what I want too! Fi and I are getting married in the forrest and then having the reception at a wine museum. It’s an old heritage building that suits the forrest theme. What if you got married in the forrest and then had your reception at another venue that is forresty/outdoorsy like a barn or an open concept building with lots of open beam wood or something?

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m getting married at the Fausel Ranch in Placerville, CA. It is a old mining ranch with a ton of history and the most beautiful grounds!

 

It’s $3500 for Friday set up, Saturday wedding and Sunday clean up. What sold me is she only takes a certain amount of weddings a year so you aren’t being rushed. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

They don’t have accomodations but I am blocking rooms at a best western nearby for guests and a few other rooms for my bridal party at a bed and breakfast nearby.

 

Unfortunatley the website isn’t helpful but if you choose to go for a visit you will understand why. No amount of pictures do it justice! If you call the ranch Deanna, the owner, will talk your ear off describing it. She has been incredibly helpful!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@sugarbayb16:  A couple of friends got married at Pie Ranch near Pescadero; I believe it was around $2000 for just the venue. It was BYO everything else.

I had another friend get married at Camp Arroyo in Livermore; they have beautiful space there though it can get quite hot. Guests could stay the night in the cabins if they wanted to.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I am just finding this thread and would love to know if anyone found something new or anyone else has suggestions! I am also looking!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@sharkchomp:  I love the pie ranch! I’ve seen a couple weddings there and they’ve always turned out so fun!

Sorry, I really don’t have much to add here. There are a TON of beautiful, inexpensive, woodsy venues in NorCal. It’d be hard to choose just one but for under $5000, it can totally be done. I would definitely check out Placerville and Healdsburg.

I went to a wedding at a lovely bed and breakfast with a few cabins on site for lodging, the bride claimed to have paid for the whole wedding for under $12000 so I can only imagine that it would be affordable. I don’t have a bad thing to say about the site, it was beautiful. Huge trees and TONS of wildflowers and apples and plums on the site and a supercool clawfoot tub.

http://www.thedaviesfamilyinn.com/

This place is also very lovely. It really shines during sunset/dusk.

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Tahoe would also be another option as wedding vendors are very plentiful out there and there’s no shortage of woodsy, campgroundsy venues. I don’t know how expensive it is but I always imagined that if we were going to get married in Tahoe, it would be at Camp Richardson, best of luck!

http://www.camprichardson.com/lodging-a-camping/groups

http://www.zephyrcove.com/weddings-social-events.aspx

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Up super north by me there is ponderosa ridge ranch. 2500 for their outdoor site, gorgeous barn, bridal cottage. And chairs and tables for up to 200 people are included. But the ranch is up here in Redding which may be too far for you 🙁

Post # 16
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Busy bee

How many people are you inviting? What about Yosemite? I have tips!!!

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