Wine country weddings are scenic, memorable and incredibly romantic. Thanks to year-round sunny weather and an array of unique venues nestled among the vines, find dream wine country wedding venues all along Highway 1 and beyond. From breathtaking ranches and rustic barns strung with twinkle lights to the grandeur of lush vineyards, find a photogenic wine country wedding backdrop that wows. Charming barrel rooms, oak-studded hills and sun-dappled terraces await—not to mention diverse lodging options, too. When it comes to exploring barn wedding venues, garden wedding venues, countryside wedding venues and beachfront wedding venues, our charming slice of California wine country delivers.
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Barn Wedding Venues
Barn wedding venues combine rustic charm with practical convenience. With a diverse lineup of gorgeous barn venues set along lush vineyards and rural ranchland, transport loved ones to a timeless wedding in wine country. Anticipate beautiful photo opportunities inside and out when you say “I do” under a canopy of twinkle lights strung from the rafters. When the music swells, invite guests to celebrate with ample room to kick up their heels. Idyllic natural surroundings, antique chandeliers and barnwood backdrops complete the classic country mood.
The White Barn
The popular White Barn in Edna Valley Wine Country melds rustic charm with dreamy photo opportunities in a green, wine country setting. Backdropped by a historic barn, wedding colors pop against centuries-old whitewashed barn wood, a truly iconic place for a photoshoot or ceremony (seats 500 guests). Inside, the spacious 5,500-plus-square-foot venue accommodates approximately 300 guests for dinner and dancing, featuring a rural-yet-modern ambiance complete with antique chandeliers and whimsical twinkle lights strung throughout. Surrounded by the venue’s well groomed Santa Lucia Lawn, take advantage of this grassy area perfect for exchanging vows, partaking in lawn games or savoring cocktails, all while enjoying views of the beautiful Santa Lucia Hills (accommodates 500 seated guests). Additionally, the spacious courtyard area—located between the Santa Lucia Lawn and White Barn—can be used as an outdoor lounge for refreshments or al fresco dining (accommodates up to 300 guests). Finally, the Peppertree Lawn area allows vows to unfold beneath twisting branches and rolling hills (accommodates up to 500 people).
Loma Grande Ranch
Loma Grande Ranch in Edna Valley is an authentic barn wedding venue populated by cows and avocado trees. Family-owned-and-operated since 1935, this cattle ranch accommodates up to 350 guests for a top notch ranch-style wedding, cowboys included. Featuring two rustic barns, bistro lighting, romantic white barn drapes, an outdoor dance area, custom wedding arbor and sprawling green lawn, every aspect of your big day is taken care of. Located in its own valley with a jaw-dropping 360-degree view of the rolling hills, Loma Grande Ranch remains an iconic West Coast tradition for generations to come.
Greengate Ranch & Vineyard
Greengate Ranch & Vineyard in Edna Valley perfectly balances celebration and serenity. Featuring a vintage barn that accommodates up to 200 loved ones and a bucolic courtyard that can accommodate up to 600 seated guests under romantic bistro string lights, this barn wedding venue is tucked away within the coastal hills of wine country. Not far from the barn and crowned by an ancient walnut tree, the Grand Lawn offers up a memorable setting for a ceremony, while the secluded Willow Pond features a more private oasis for vows. As for the reception, The Ranch House and Terrace Lawn were built for socializing: Invite up to 100 people for cocktail hour, seated dining or a rousing game of horseshoes and bocce ball. Plus, the pool beckons out-of-town wedding attendees with a relaxing dip.
Higuera Ranch is a natural feast for the eyes in San Luis Obispo. Home to 80 acres of rolling green hills, serene olive groves and ancient oak trees, weddings here are elevated by astounding scenery. The property’s scenic grounds and rustic barn seat a combined 200 guests, the latter of which features a sunken bar as well as a loft area sure to dazzle wedding guests. Exchange vows beneath the venue’s awe-inspiring Higuera Tree, a centuries-old oak with branches twisting out in all directions. When it comes to getting ready for the festivities, comfortable suites can be found onsite perfect for primping or impromptu photoshoots.
The Barn at Fog's End
The Barn at Fog’s End offers more than the average barn wedding experience with historic structures, multiple houses and an onsite vineyard. Tie the knot surrounded by vines and celebrate in a rustic, metal-sided barn updated with paver flooring, romantic lights, drop-down chandelier, wood-fired stove and large covered patio. Select guests are invited to stay on-site at the four-bedroom Main House while the happy couple enjoys the perks of the one-bedroom Guest Cottage Bridal Suite (includes a full bathroom, loft area, kitchenette and wrap-around patio with vineyard views). The rustic theme continues into the reception, which can include rousing games of bocce ball or horseshoes if the mood strikes. Set against undulating hills, the kiss of a coastal breeze adds a fresh touch to your big day.
Spreafico Farms provides a historic ranch-style barn wedding experience in the heart of Edna Valley that can easily accommodate up to 180 guests. Dine and dance the night away below the barn’s twinkling string lights without ever worrying about kicking up dust, thanks to a smooth concrete floor. Rustic in ambiance yet modern where it matters, take advantage of two large, wooden bars located inside and outside the barn. Plus, a nearby catering area is equipped with an outdoor prep sink and grill. Expect stellar photo opportunities, including a hilltop perch with 360-degree panoramic views of wine country vineyards and gently sloping hills. With a built-in ceremony backdrop and stage ready to be adorned, built-in ceremony pews and a back-barn patio area that can accommodate another 130 seated guests, you’re free to enjoy the moment. Also find two charming cottages on site, a convenient way to transition from reception to honeymoon.
The Flying Caballos Ranch combines Edna Valley’s wine country greenery with endless creative flexibility. With a 4,000-square-foot barn poised to transform into the wedding backdrop of your dreams, choose from several options. Once owned by the iconic Madonna family, rich heritage lives within the venue’s turn-of-the-century farmhouse, now a breathtaking vacation rental that sleeps up to 24 guests. Pick between on-site lodgings, including a farmhouse, a cozy cottage and a guest house—all of which feature luxurious amenities in a quaint country setting.
La Cuesta Ranch
If you plan on hosting a real barn burner of a wedding, La Cuesta Ranch in San Luis Obispo is here to make your dreams come true. With a stately old school barn backdropped by golden fields and gently sloping hillsides, you’ll dine and dance beneath twinkling lights and chandeliers emitting a beautiful glow come dusk. The barn itself is a worthy centerpiece for your great romance: with its vast wooden doors and rustic appeal, you’ll want to say “I do” as well as pose for group photos with your wedding party. With a 350 guest capacity and antique couches perfect for lounging under the stars, you’ll get a uniquely San Luis Obispo wine country wedding experience without an ounce of fuss.
Garden wedding venues in wine country bloom with cheerful flora and fauna all year round. Tie the knot surrounded by birdsong, butterflies and quaint gazebos adorned with sweetly-perfumed petals. Embrace the natural splendor of a sunny garden wedding perfectly suited for outdoor ceremonies and photo-worthy cocktail hours unfolding beneath majestic branches or vines. From elaborate Spanish-style estates to romantic orchards and pristine greenery, you’ll find that a garden wedding in wine country is forever golden.
La Lomita Ranch
La Lomita Ranch exudes romantic appeal in Edna Valley, featuring striking Spanish architecture and manicured grounds studded with fragrant white roses. From the shaded plaza framed by exotic palm fronds to the lush courtyard canopied by oak branches to rolling hills and a bubbling fountain, choose from many beautiful ceremony locales. Enjoy dinner and dancing in the banquet hall and ballroom, which hosts up to 400 guests. With a gorgeous Spanish-style bed and breakfast and sumptuous lounge bolstered by leather chairs and European continental breakfast, wedding parties receive the star treatment, too.
See Canyon Fruit Ranch
See Canyon Fruit Ranch is an agricultural Avila Valley wedding venue as sweet as your love. Recite vows under a dreamy wooden gazebo nestled within a forested entrance or get creative and hang your own archway from overhead oak branches. Home to a sprawling ranch and orchard, savor moments strolling along the fruit trees or pose with rustic structures and barns with a distressed Americana-styled flair. With an outdoor dance floor and earthen area for dining among the trees, the day promises to be as picturesque as a postcard. Plus, located just five miles from Avila Beach and the Pacific Ocean, this venue isn’t far from coastal fun.
The Victorian Estate brings refined elegance to Arroyo Grande garden weddings. Allow the expansive, pristine grounds and turn-of-the-century furnishings to provide the backdrop for your vows, complete with a charming covered colonnade and antique gazebo. Garden weddings with receptions include use of the grounds, indoor banquet room, restrooms and an antique bar. Accommodating up to 300 guests, choose a wedding as intimate or vast as you wish. Plus, flexible wedding packages allow the happy couple to enjoy a personalized mix of catering, floral and ceremony style options.
The Gardens at Peacock Farms in Arroyo Grande is a country-chic wedding venue where love blooms year round. Picture-perfect gardens reveal a rainbow of fragrant flowers, giving way to rows of stunning estate vineyards. Say “I do” beneath a climbing rose arch before celebrating among the fabulous foliage. Steal a kiss near an antique windmill, a classic white pickup truck or inside a classic Shasta trailer, all charming photo opportunities. With accommodations for up to 200 guests and custom floral designs available, you’ll host a truly romantic wedding akin to a lavish garden tea party.
Villa Loriana in Edna Valley provides a garden wedding venue with a fairytale feel. Here, a classic, Old World vibe meets the glory of pristine scenery. Savor a shared candlelit meal in a rustic dining hall accommodating 350 seated and 400 standing loved ones before hitting the landscaped grounds for dancing, lawn games or a lively round of bocce ball. Host up to 400 guests in this Alice in Wonderland-esque outdoor ceremony setting, where the forest, valley and garden views come together to create a tapestry of gold and emerald. Plus, the Baldini Suite has been thoughtfully designed with full-length mirrors, hair and make-up chairs, a refrigerator and coffee nook, two bedrooms and a luxurious bathroom. Enjoy breakfast in the dining area (which includes a full kitchen) before embarking on happily ever after.
Countryside wedding venues in wine country are understated yet elegant, bringing your romance into full focus. Step back in time together amid peaceful pastures, picturesque lakes and stately oak trees—all of which make effortless ceremony backdrops. Receptions come to life in the glow of crackling outdoor firepits and romantic string lights. With incredible views of rolling hills, rustic barns and rippling water features, countryside venues create a powerful ambiance naturally.
Tiber Canyon Ranch hosts majestic wine country weddings surrounded by oaks and olives. Here, 50 acres of oak and Manzanita woodlands plus ten acres of scenic Italian varietal olive groves thrive in the San Luis Obispo sun. Enjoy vineyard views and enchanting oak branches that can be adorned with twinkle lights, gauzy fabric or even an antique chandelier. Whichever you choose, it’s easy to create an earthy vibe at this unique venue accommodating up to 150 guests. Sloping trees help create the perfect blend of sun and shade for your guests and add a natural backdrop for keepsake photos. The patio and garden areas provide a lovely setting for the ceremony and reception, featuring a woodsy ambiance and eclectic mix of string lighting and Japanese lanterns. Adjacent to the patio, find a timber-framed barn ready to host a joyful celebration of love.
Holland Ranch is a unique Edna Valley wedding venue rife with lakeside photo opportunities. With sweeping views of the countryside split between the rolling hills of Edna Valley and the wild, tree-lined ridges of Arroyo Grande, you’ll imbue natural elegance and a laid back, rural charm into your big day. Snap wedding photos with this stunning scenery, take a rowboat to the pond and tie the knot on a sprawling green lawn backdropped by a dramatic rocky outcropping. Savor a sunset dinner near the barn, where old fashioned neon signs and string lights add to the already lively Americana ambiance.
Biddle Ranch Vineyards
Biddle Ranch Vineyards is one of Edna Valley’s most romantic wedding venues thanks to vineyard views, a lovely water feature and boho-chic outdoor fireplace. Tucked into 17-acres of chardonnay vines, this fantasy venue offers up a refreshing combination of upscale sophistication and down-to-earth ease (The Ranch Barn accommodates up to 130 guests for dining and dancing). Guests can also dine outside, where the landscape offers a mix of the area’s most coveted features: vines, fields, plus garden and mountain views. With a blend of rustic, mid-century modern, and contemporary design and decor, the Vineyard House is spacious (just over 3,100 square feet) and can comfortably accommodate up to a dozen guests in style.
The Casitas Estate
The Casitas Estate in Arroyo Grande allows couples to take the reigns with a customizable countryside wedding venue. Enjoy a perfect wedding day in wine country or plan for a full weekend of wedding-centric events. With a dozen awe-inspiring acres of countryside and a pristine outdoor ceremony area showcasing mountainous wine country views, tie the knot among vines, wildflowers, fruit trees—even a vibrantly-tiled pool. Overlooking the Arroyo Grande Valley, Santa Lucia Mountain Range and vineyards, this show-stopping venue accommodates up to 180 guests and features eye-catching Spanish accents throughout. With several haciendas on site stocked with plush amenities—and a special wedding suite with private patio overlooking picturesque vistas and gardens—you’ll probably want to extend your stay as long as possible (or simply start your honeymoon here).
Castle at Chateau Noland
The Castle at Chateau Noland in San Luis Obispo rolls out the royal carpet for opulent wine country weddings. Storybook ceremonies unfold beneath a floral archway backdropped by dramatic stone castle walls. Pose for photos along the manicured lawn and dine outside in full view of the architectural wonder, which took a whopping 25 years to build (the outdoor lawn area seats up to 200 guests). Inside, this lavish castle boasts three master suites featuring elaborate murals, hand painted domed ceilings and antique European furniture. A vast living area connects the family room, dining room and gourmet kitchen—perfect for hosting a rehearsal dinner or post-wedding soiree seating up to 50 people. Located just five miles from Avila Beach and a multitude of coastal attractions, your wedding party can partake in pleasures of both land and sea.
Beachfront weddings in wine country deliver crashing waves, pristine beaches and unmatched coastal sunsets. Say “I do” cliffside or stroll down the sandy aisle barefoot, where seabirds and surf collide. From rugged seaside coves with a private feel to plush coastal resorts with quick access to the water, you’ll find a beautiful beachfront wedding venue that brings the magic of the ocean to your big day.
More to explore in Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley Wine Country
There’s more to explore in Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley Wine Country. Located just six miles from the beach, surfing, paddle boarding, wildlife viewing, kayaking, windsurfing and sunbathing are all within easy reach. Discover scenic wine trails perfect for a pre-wedding picnic or a romantic post-vow vineyard tour. From cool climate chardonnay and pinot noir to delectable gourmet pairings, there’s always more to savor in wine country, including top notch dining and vibrant food and wine events. The outdoorsiest of the bunch will appreciate the area’s vast open space hiking trails and dirt biking opportunities as well as nearby lake fishing, camping, horseback riding, boating and zip-lining. Plus, boutique shopping, world class golfing, relaxing hot spring soaks and scenic drives are all in a day’s fun. As for the honeymoon: Why not start in wine country? Wake up to cozy bed and breakfasts, scenic vineyard stays, unique winery lodging, plush oceanfront resorts and modern boutique hotels. From vineyards to the sea, find the perfect love nest to kick off forever together.