Nestled in the woods of Petaluma, California, just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco, Olympia’s Valley Estate is a rustic wedding venue situated on 2,000 sprawling acres of Sonoma County property. Family-owned and operated since 1905, this venue boasts a historic 1880s Victorian home, an indoor redwood barn for receptions of up to 190 guests, and an outdoor ceremony area framed by the gardens and apple orchards. The venue also features a lake and a dock dotting the rolling pastures, all of which make it a great spot for nature-inspired wedding and engagement photography as well.

Address: 1051 Walker Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952

Phone: 707-766-9251

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Contact : Lindsay

Spring Hill Estate is a quaint venue for weddings and events located in Tomales, California, just east of Tomales Bay and an hour north of San Francisco. Sitting on 300 sprawling acres, this venue boasts a chandelier-lit indoor barn space in which you can host receptions of up to 200 guests. The venue also offers overnight accommodation for up to 22 people, making it a great spot to spend the night before your wedding with your wedding party. You can enjoy yourself and get an early start on getting ready for your wedding! Services offered include event rentals, use of the dance floor, and more.

Address: 3871 Tomales Rd, Tomales, CA 94971

Phone: 516-301-7175

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Contact : Christine Peter

California Ranch Events is a sophisticated wedding venue located in Livermore, California, just south of Mt. Diablo and 65 miles to the east of San Francisco. This venue can accommodate up to 150 guests, and the staff are dedicated to helping you create an intimate, conscious wedding celebration. 

Couples have a variety of ceremony and reception spaces to choose from, and the venue offers views of the rolling hills that span the property and carry on for miles into the distance. Services offered by the full-service event venue include overnight accommodation, an in-house planning team for wedding celebrations, event rentals, and more. 

Address: 8201 Highland Rd, Livermore, CA 94551

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Contact : Christianna & Albe

Stemple Creek Ranch is a rustic wedding venue located just outside of Tomales, California, 60 miles north of San Francisco. Able to accommodate up to 200 guests, this venue offers a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces for wedding festivities. This includes a spacious indoor barn defined by its gorgeous web of wooden rafters overhead and its panoramic windows flooding the space with natural light, a ceremony site by a hilltop stand of eucalyptus, and more. Aside from serving as a gorgeous event venue, the outdoor spaces at Stemple Creek Ranch mean that this is also a stunning venue for wedding photography, allowing you to capture images you will treasure for a lifetime.

Address: 900 Burbank Ln, Tomales, CA 94971

Phone: 415-883-8253

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Contact : Loren & Lisa

Long Branch Farms is a charming wedding venue tucked away in the quiet beach town of Half Moon Bay, just 35 miles south of San Francisco’s city center. Fashioned in the model of the Wild West, this venue offers three distinct event spaces, both indoors and outdoors, in which to hold ceremonies and receptions of up to 300 seated guests. Their Grand Parlor is a perfect event area for an indoor reception, and the saloon houses a variety of gambling and gaming tables. The venue offers in-house catering, as well as a flexible vendor policy, setup and breakdown, use of the private bridal suite, and more.

Address: 321 Verde Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Phone: 650-726-3117

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Contact : Cassidy Palmer

Situated in the small town of Marshall just along the waterfront of Tomales Bay, under an hour and a half’s drive outside of San Francisco, Straus Home Ranch sits on 166 acres of organic grounds. With endless waterfront vistas, immense eucalyptus and cypress trees, and a 150-year-old farmhouse, this venue is an idyllic setting for wedding celebrations. The venue is located on Tomales Bay and offers gorgeous views of Hog Island and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Services offered include access to a list of preferred vendors, overnight accommodations, and more.

Address: 22888 CA-1, Marshall, CA 94940

Phone: 415-335-6630

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Contact : Michael & Vivien

Rancho Nicasio has roots dating back to 1941 and boasts scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Their lawn is ideal for outdoor ceremonies, with its vine-covered gazebo and tall pine trees overlooking a wrought iron arch. They also offer two indoor spaces, The Western Room and The Rancho Room. The spaces can accommodate 50 and 160 guests, respectively, and provide an elegant backdrop to receptions with their wood-paneled vaulted ceilings and panoramic windows showcasing the mountainous vistas. The venue also offers delicious in-house catering, with a professional team of food and beverage providers to help you create a customized wedding menu.

Address: 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio, CA 94946

Phone: 415-662-2219

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Ardenwood Historic Farm is located on a sprawling 240-acre property and offers a spate of gorgeous outdoor event spaces for you to choose from. The venue boasts imposing redwood and oak trees, a Victorian garden with over 99 species of birds and butterflies, and more, all of which create a whimsical backdrop for your wedding photographs.

This venue can accommodate up to 225 guests and offers in-house catering and bartending services. Other services offered include event rentals, use of the private bridal suite, setup and cleanup, help with event coordination to ensure that every little detail of the celebration goes off without a hitch, and more.

Address: 34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont, CA 94555

Phone: 510-754-9877

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Contact : Lindsey Caravelli

The Haven at Tomales is located over an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and is an escape from the bustling metropolis of the city. This charming wedding venue can accommodate up to 200 guests and boasts a gorgeous Terraced Garden that can be used for elegant outdoor ceremonies, a rustic barn dating back to the 1800s for indoor receptions, and more. Services offered include event rentals, use of the private preparation suites, redwood benches, help from an on-site venue manager to coordinate the events of the wedding day, and more.

Address: 900 Cerini Rd, Tomales, CA 94971

Phone: 707-878-2181

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Contact : Mandy

Located just under an hour north of San Francisco in the small town of Nicasio, California, Kilham Farm Events is a luxurious wedding venue that sits on 63 acres of picturesque property. It boasts two horse barns, equestrian centers, and more and can accommodate up to 2,500 guests. This means that size will be no limitation to holding an event at this beguilingly agrarian wedding venue. Services offered include access to the entire ranch, abode barn and courtyard, event rentals, bistro string lighting, and more.

Address: 3431 Nicasio Valley Rd, Nicasio, CA 94946

Phone: 203-645-5648

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Contact : Emily Morales

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Now that you and your partner have finished reading through this list, we hope that you two have achieved a clearer sense of the fine options available to you in and around San Francisco for barn & farm wedding venues. Whether you’re looking to celebrate close to the beach in a venue nestled in the woods or are hoping to tie the knot among the rolling hills and pastures, this list contains some of the best wedding venues that Northern California has to offer. 

We hope that you and your partner have found a few options on this list that have captured your interest, and we encourage you to reach out if you’ve found anything that you might seriously consider as a venue option. We wish you two the very best of luck as you continue along this journey!

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