He proposed. I said, “Yes!” We are getting married!! We have a date set! But how do I go about actually planning my wedding?
This is the moment when excitement can turn into feeling completely overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done to organize the most wonderful day of your lives. This is when you must focus and breathe deeply, because I can guarantee that everything will turn out better than anything you’ve dreamed of.
The beginning of this wonderful journey towards your wedding day begins with the search for a wedding venue which best suits you. It’s so important that you feel a connection to the location where you will exchange vows and become a partnership for the rest of your lives.
Based on the experiences we have had catering at wedding venues all over Mendocino County, we want to recommend some beautiful locations to you that we love.
Cuffey’s Cove in Elk
Cuffey’s Cove is a family owned and operated venue on the Mendocino Coast offering spectacular views and wonderfully preserved houses and barns. The surroundings and atmosphere are sublime, romantic and perfect! This location can accommodate both a more relaxed and casual wedding or a luxury one.
Holly’s Ocean View Meadow
Four hours north of San Francisco you will find a gorgeous five-acre venue on the Mendocino coast, with its own ocean view bluff, four ponds, and a private beach.
Leonard Lake Reserve
Located in Redwood Valley at the end of a private road, this location is truly a worthy experience. You will have complete exclusivity surrounded by 4,000 acres of wilderness with only the sounds of nature and breathtaking views of old growth redwoods and a private natural lake. Go hiking, boating or jump in the lake for a swim to make this a truly unforgettable experience. Four cozy homes can house up to 50 people.
Only a five-minute drive from the center of Ukiah, you will find the breathtaking Yokayo Ranch, home to the Yokayo Roots Farm. Picture scenic views with golden fields, vineyards, towering redwoods and hundred-year-old oak trees. The charming and romantic renovated cabins will comfortably fit over 25 guests. There is also an option for getting in touch with nature as you “glamp” in luxury tents. The beautiful wedding ceremony site glows with golden light in the afternoon summer sun. The staff are amazing and ready to make your experience unforgettable. Yokayo ranch is magical!
Bell Valley Retreat at the Toll House
Located in Anderson Valley, the Historic Bell Valley Toll House is a little of everything– rustic, romantic, serene and elegant! You will find a setting that suits you wonderfully in this secluded 600-acre retreat, as you hike the 6-mile trail, swim in the pond, explore the lush gardens or just wonder in fields of gold.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE ESTATE
A premier wine country wedding venue, Mountain House Estate was designed and built as a wedding venue while keeping rustic elegance in mind. Created as a blank canvas where you can bring your vision of your dream wedding to life, the Estate offers multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception areas for you to create your own ultimate guest experience.
The gated private 40-acre Estate is the only wedding venue to have achieved the Diamond Certified Rating in California. It’s easy to explore the Estate in the comfort of your living room by taking a Virtual Tour. Planning your wedding can be stress free with help from the owners and their collective of professionals to complete your wedding day. Late hours are available as well as the ability to choose your own professional vendors, which is so important in making the day exactly how you’ve dreamed.