California State Parks offers a variety of unique and beautiful wedding sites
from historic adobes to mansions, redwood forests to sandy beaches.
Check with the park that interests you
as fees and requirements
vary. Check out parks.ca.gov for individual parks contact information, as
phone numbers listed may expire. STATE
PARKS WEDDING SITES IDEAS
Malibu State Beaches and Parks
-- Malibu Creek, Tapia, Leo
Carrillo, El Matador, Thornhill Broome and Point Mugu call (310) 457-8144.
Adamson House in Malibu call (310)
Pacific Grove - Asilomar State
Beach and Conference Grounds - visitasilomar.com
California Citrus State Historic
Park offers a natural park setting
among the citrus groves for weddings
and/or receptions. For information,
please contact (951) 509-4500
Sacramento Sutter's Fort State Historic Park and Governor's Mansion parks.ca.gov/suttersfort and parks.ca.gov/governorsmansion .
Chico - Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park features a gazebo where many
weddings have taken place. For more information, contact Supervising State
Park Ranger: (530) 895-6144.
San Clemente - Calafia State Beach has bluff top wedding sites. For more
information, call (949) 366-8589.
Laguna Beach - Crystal Cove
State Park has bluff top wedding sites and allows
beach weddings. For more information, call (949) 494-3539.
Lake Tahoe - Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park
features a beautiful lake
side location for ceremonies, with receptions taking place on the grounds of the
elegant and historic Ehrman Mansion (w/gazebo). For more information, contact
the Special Events Coordinator at (530)
Big Sur-area weddings at Andrew Molera State Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns
State Park, or Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, contact Wedding Special Event
Coordinator at (831) 667-2315.
Lompoc - La Purisima Mission
State Historic Park features a rustic setting for
an outdoor wedding. Guests are limited to 100 people, including the bride and
groom. For more information, contact the park's supervising ranger at (805) 733-
Monterey - Garrapata
State Park , Monterey State Beach, and
Carmel River State Beach, please call
(831) 624-3704. For weddings and special
events at Monterey State Historic Park,
including Custom House Plaza and Memory
Garden, please call (831) 649-7118 o
Patrick's Point State Park along the northcoast
includes beautiful vistas over looking
the ocean including wedding rock and
San Buenaventura State Beach
in Ventura features a sandy beach with a
shady picnic area that can be used as a
San Clemente State Beach has an historic cottage with a patio and catering
San Diego - Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
or Torrey Pines State Reserve, call (619) 688-3385.
Sonoma Coast State Park offers
vistas of the rugged northern coastline
and majestic Pacific Ocean. There are a
number of spectacular and picturesque
sites for weddings, receptions and other
special events along the panoramic
Sonoma County coastline from Bodega
Head, south of Bodega Bay, to the far
reaches of Salt Point in the north.
Weddings are also permitted at the Group
Picnic Area of Armstrong State Natural
Reserve in Guerneville. All weddings
require a permit and some may require a
state park monitor to be present. The
Department's Russian River Sector office
can help find the ideal location for
your special occasion. Fees and
requirements vary from location to
Coloma - Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, in the heart of Coloma, features 2
beautiful historic churches and 3 shady picnic areas perfect for an outdoor
ceremony or reception. For more information, contact Special Event Coordinator
at (530) 622-3069.
Mendocino area weddings in state parks, please contact the district office at
(707) 937-5804 for information and availability.
Santa Cruz - santacruzstateparks.org
Sonoma State Historic Park Chapel and Courtyard (near downtown
Sonoma) can accommodate 210 guests.
Marin-area state parks Mount Tamalpais State
Park, China Camp State Park, Tomales Bay State Park, Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Napa Valley - Bale Grist Mill
State Historic Park has an outdoor site,
next to a fully restored flour mill. It
can accommodate 75 guests.
Grass Valley - The Gardens &
Grounds at the Empire Mine State
Historical Park are available by
reservation for weddings from April 15th
through October 15th annually on Friday,
Saturday and Sundays only. Other dates
and days are considered on an exception
basis. Reservations can be made a year
in advance for the next wedding season.