20 Wedding Reception Venues in the West for Celebrating Your I Do’s
Sundance Resort, Sundance, Utah
This is film festival country, so hold your ceremony within the screening room of the Sundance Resort, then celebrate your new status in the sophisticated barn (yes, there is such a thing) with sky-high ceilings and sliding glass doors.
Vibiana, Los Angeles
Located in downtown Los Angeles, Vibiana is a cathedral-turned-venue with Baroque-style interiors, soaring ceilings, and enough space to handle both your ceremony and reception.
Stryker Sonoma Winery, Geyserville, California
Recent events at the Stryker Sonoma Winery have been held amid the rows of grapevines, within the tasting room, and under the wisteria-draped promenade.
Suppenkuche, San Francisco
Get your lederhosen ready. (Kidding!) Suppenkuche is a cozy German restaurant great for couples looking for a festival location with beer, brats, and more.
Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, Stanley, Idaho
The Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch offers views of the gorgeous mountains, original 1930s architecture, and local and seasonal cuisine (a specialty there). Your guests can stay in private cabins complete with fireplaces, stone showers or claw-foot bathtubs, and crisp linens.
Secret Beach Hideaway, Kauai, Hawaii
Perched atop a bluff on Hawaii's most stunning island, the 50-acre Secret Beach Hideaway overlooks a beach of the same name.
Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara, California
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is a cultural landmark offering two romantic, interconnecting courtyards featuring landscaping and fountains. Here, guests enjoy the beautiful Santa Barbara weather during an alfresco cocktail hour in the lower courtyard.
Wilbur Hot Springs Hotel, Wilbur Hot Springs, California
At the bottom of a secluded valley about two hours north of Napa, Wilbur Hot Springs Hotel is a solar-powered property, perfect for a sprawling outdoor wedding and reception.
Cornerstone Sonoma, Napa Valley, California
Cornerstone Sonoma is a mix of shops, wineries, and a cafe just south of Napa and Sonoma wine countries. It offers four distinct reception options: A wedding garden, garden barn (shown here), vineyard lawn, and vineyard house, which is a private residence.
Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley, California
For a wedding that feels like a weekend retreat, consider Holman Ranch. Hidden in the hills of Carmel Valley, the ranch evokes classic California with a historic hacienda, vineyard, and horse stables. Here, a couple used the Rose Patio for an outdoor reception.
The Smog Shoppe, Los Angeles, California
The name might be ironic, but the space is anything but: The Smog Shoppe is an eco-friendly (no really -- it's a platinum-certified LEED building) venue that's eclectic through and through. It rocks vintage furnishings and is covered in desert plants.
Annadel Estate Winery, Annadel, California
With rustic ruins, a barn, and an old farmhouse, the Annadel Estate Winery more than fits the bill for homespun, outdoor receptions.
The Parker, Palm Springs, California
The Parker Palm Springs offers several ballroom options plus a beautiful outdoor space shown here. Fun, modern, and very chic.
Four Seasons Resort, Lanai, Hawaii
The Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay (one of two Four Seasons on the island; the other is an inland lodge) promises tranquility and, better yet, the ocean at your doorstep.
Barndiva, Healdsburg, California
In one of California's most picturesque wine towns, Barndiva is restaurant in a contemporary barnlike space surrounded by gardens that can be rented out. The cuisine is outstanding -- superfresh, often organic, and always local.
Menlo Circus Club, Portola Valley, California
Almost like an upscale community center, the (private) Menlo Circus Club offers flora-filled grounds where you could start your night with a cocktail hour before moving indoors to the clubhouse for a reception, as shown here.
Solage Resort, Calistoga, California
The Solage Resort offers a variety of ways to host a wedding reception, big or small. The spaces include beautiful outdoor locations and indoor areas, including some that are more laid-back and some more formal.
Seven Arrows Camp, Pacific Palisades, California
Within Temescal Gateway Park, Seven Arrows Camp is a little bit old-school and ideal for celebrating amid Mother Nature. For more information, visit lamountains.com.
Brookside Equestrian Center, Walnut, California
If, like many little girls, you used to be obsessed with horses, take your trot down the aisle at Brookside Equestrian Center. Afterward, throw your bash under the stars on a grassy lawn dotted by trees (shown here). They also have a covered arena, barn, and gazebo.
Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Oregon
Perfect for an autumn wedding thanks to its rustic charm, Sunriver Resort offers a handful of areas for celebrating. We love the Great Hall for its exposed beams and gigantic fireplaces.