Wedding Venues

Kennolyn Weddings

(831) 479-6700

Kennolyn is able to offer a very unique wedding experience using our two venues, the Hilltop Hacienda for your wedding ceremony and reception plus Stone Creek Village for a weekend-long intimate wedding experience for your closest family and friends. Kennolyn is all about personalized service. We cater to your needs, not the other way around. Our facility and staff are dedicated to making your weekend everything you imagined. Our goal is to turn your weekend into a lifelong memory.

Nestldown Weddings and Events

(408) 353-5311

Nestled in the redwoods on acres of lushly landscaped property, this exceptional retreat is located just minutes away from the heart of the Silicon Valley. Gorgeous views, rustic elegance,and unique amenities come together to provide a stunning environment that you and your guests will always remember. Lush gardens, two large ponds, and waterfalls create an exquisite showcase for a very special occasion.

Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center

(831) 761-6270

Offering weekend and mid-week destination weddings, one-day ceremonies and receptions and other comprehensive wedding services, we help you create uniquely personal celebrations at affordable rates. While planning a wedding may seem a daunting task, our friendly, experienced staff will help orchestrate a magical event from start to finish that can include over night accommodations, a choice of sites for your ceremony and reception and fabulous food. Unlike many sites we allow you to bring your own alcohol, representing a large financial savings, and impose no time restrictions on your reception or other activities.

Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate

(831) 662-1860

Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate is a privately owned beautifully landscaped ridge-top estate on 21 secluded acres, yet only three miles from Aptos Village along the Northern California Coast. The working vineyard overlooks Monterey Bay, with the property enjoying spectacular 360 –degree views of the Santa Cruz Mountain Redwoods, majestic Oak Groves and the Pacific Ocean on the southern exposure. A phenomenal Swimming Pool is enclosed in an expansive, architecturally-unique, cedar pool house, with floor to ceiling windows and a large retractable skylight; the five French door open onto the patios and Ceremony Garden. The natural environment, embraced by Mountain and Ocean vistas, is filled with a warm Provincial Spirit. The seclusion and relaxed elegance of Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate are the perfect beginning for your life together. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Hunter Hill

(831) 465-9294

Hunter Hill Winery is located two miles up Glen Haven Road from downtown Soquel, and is open for tastings 11AM – 4PM on Saturdays and Sundays. We welcome groups by appointment. Many of our guests take a walk in the vineyards up to the gazebo to have a picnic and take in the view of Nicene Marks. Others enjoy sitting comfortably on the patio among the vines, sipping a glass of wine. Our winemaker recommends this practice of quietly taking in the vineyard highly, it is, in his estimation, the ideal way to experience the seasons in temperate California.

Rancho Soquel


This beautiful private estate has the feel of being out in the country, yet there’s a Spanish hacienda- type feeling of old historic California in the buildings. Soquel Creek runs through the property and a wooden footbridge over it connects the two parcels

Rancho Don Bosco

Rancho Don Bosco is an exclusive estate – just minutes from downtown Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. As you approach the 95 acre property through the gated rock entrance you have expansive views of the Chardonnay – Pinot Noir vineyards and pond. Meander up the driveway and you begin to notice the beautifully manicured grounds and spaciousness the property offers – perfect for your special day. Stroll around the gardens, past the bocce ball and horseshoe courts and you arrive at the center piece of the property, a custom “Barn” perfect for your reception. The “Barn” is complete with an expansive banquet room, audio equipment, dance floor, commercial kitchen, professional bar and large stone fireplace. The doors open to the gardens, waterfall, pond and numerous sitting areas which your guests can freely flow to.


Get the best of both worlds with breathtaking views of green rolling hills and the beautiful Monterey Bay at the Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz. This storybook setting is ideal for an outdoor event, with sunny skies, freshly manicured grounds, and elegant venues to choose from. The gorgeous floral displays and unforgettable arbor in the Spanish Courtyard Terrace creates a spectacular setting to exchange vows during the ceremony. Walk down the aisle past the sparkling fountain and blooming planters where your guests can gather afterwards for cocktail hour. Enjoy a remarkable view of the ocean and forested valley from the private balcony of the Santa Cruz Ballroom. With high, arched ceilings and large open windows, the space is yours to do what you wish. The genuine, natural beauty of the Chaminade Resort and Spa will amaze your guests and the one-of-a-kind celebration you will have will be a time to cherish for a lifetime.

Regale Winery

Regale Winery and Vineyards is a truly unique, exclusive wedding venue with lovely Italian fountains, ornate gardens, olive trees, and vineyards designed to offer numerous photo opportunities and create an unforgettable setting for your special day. Imagine saying your “I Dos” in the formal gardens under the clear Californian sky, surrounded by lush greenery and complete with a view of the Santa Cruz mountains. For your reception, you can utilize the gardens, in conjunction with the outdoor bar and courtyard, which includes a covered portico with large granite tasting bar and a neighboring wood-fired pizza oven. The orchard patio offers a gorgeous outdoor dining space complete with trellised grape vines, market lights, and a chic barn backdrop. For a romantic and welcoming indoor affair, the second floor dining room features a vaulted travertine ceiling, Italian fresco paintings, Venetian plaster, and ornate fireplaces to create an old-world Tuscan atmosphere. The dining room opens onto a heated, open-air terrace with breathtaking views of the coastal range and our formal gardens. End the evening with dancing in our spacious barrel room against a backdrop of wine barrels. Inspired by Italian landscapes and Old-World villas, Regale provides an opportunity to share the relaxed and sophisticated lifestyle that surrounds the production of wine, in celebration of your wedding.

The Redwood Barn

Tucked away in the Santa Cruz mountains is our beautiful outdoor redwood venue. A truly enchanting and unique location for you dream wedding or next special event. With over 8 acres at your disposal for fun and romance while you create magical memories. There is 3,000 sq. ft. barn containing a beautiful bridal suite and a catering kitchen. Enjoy the timeless moments, breathe in the fresh air of nature as you exchange your wedding vows nestled among the majestic coastal redwoods.

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

The MAH is a magical downtown setting for evening weddings and wedding-related celebrations. Our Rooftop Sculpture Garden and Secret Garden offer intriguing outdoor options, or rent the whole museum for a unique artistic celebration. We are happy to talk with you about your vision to determine which rooms and spaces will be best. We are open to your preferred caterers and event planners, and we will work with you to support the perfect event.


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