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California State Parks Weddings

California State Parks offers a variety of unique and beautiful wedding sites that range from historic adobes to mansions, redwood forests to sandy beaches. Check with the park that interests you as fees and requirements vary. Check out for individual parks contact information, as phone numbers listed may expire.

Malibu State Beaches and Parks -- Malibu Creek, Tapia, Leo Carrillo, El Matador, Thornhill Broome and Point Mugu call (818) 880-0398. Adamson House in Malibu call (310) 457-8144.

Pacific Grove - Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds -

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 and .

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) 525-5060

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- 3713.

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 others.

San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura features a sandy beach with a shady picnic area that can be used as a reception area.

San Clemente State Beach has an historic cottage with a patio and catering kitchen.

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 location.

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 -

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.

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