Celebrate Your Union at California’s Historical Union Hill Inn
Way back in the 1850s, Union Hill in Sonora was a single-room cabin that housed gold miners. Now an inn, it’s sure to feel like a buried treasure for couples seeking a unique spot to tie the knot. Rooms are spread throughout a charming farmhouse and sweet, separate cottages, and weddings can unfold in a handful of old dairy and hog barns converted into magical venues.
There’s even an on-site prop house stocked with everything from décor to furnishings, all of which can be repainted or restyled to your heart’s content (wedding-package rates from $5,500; rooms from $150/night). If this rustic venue sounds like the mother lode to you, just wait till you strike it rich with these cozy West Coast details.
Pay homage to the area’s mining past with gilded pinecones and votives that cast a 24-karat glow on tabletops.
Instead of a signature drink, set out ice-filled tubs holding bottles of local Indigeny Reserve Hard Apple Cider.
During the snowy season, whisk your loved ones to Yosemite, which will be sporting its best white tie.
Tempt revelers with sourdough pizzas and fresh fruit pies dished out from Red Horse Pizza’s bright trailer.