Top 10 Airbnb Wedding Venues In California, USA - Updated 2024

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California is lucky to be blessed with landscapes that offer a chance to visit the ocean, the mountains, and the desert without leaving the state. This place also boasts a wide climate range and can be an excellent option for engaged couples looking for a tropical wedding in January. Moreover, couples can marry as soon as they receive their license since California has no waiting period. However, keep in mind the license is only valid for 90 days. A major hurdle in planning is finding the venue that will be ideal for your wedding aesthetic. With the teal waters of the Pacific crashing into the coast to the snow-capped peaks of Sierra Nevada, California presents no shortage of breathtaking wedding venues to choose from. Read along to pick from these top Airbnb wedding venues in California, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent reviews, location, venue options, costs and packages, amenities, guest accommodation, and event restrictions and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

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1. Marion View Lodge, Idyllwild-Pine Cove (from USD 375)

This charming lodge is a popular destination for small and intimate weddings and can easily accommodate up to 55 guests. While the immediate family can stay in this rental, the rest of the guests can book hotel accommodations in town. You can have the ceremony on the deck or the lawns under the shade of the towering trees. There is ample space to set up tables for a sit-down reception later, and the property has a dance floor for the after-party.

The independent guest house can be booked separately as a bridal suite to get ready and change for the reception.

Standout features: Intimate wedding setting
Testimonial: “We had our small intimate wedding here and it was beautiful! To say everything was perfect would be an understatement. The location was incredible, even better than the pictures.” - Mikayla

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Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California, United States
361.64 km (224.8 mi) from Tunnel Rock
165 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our family enjoyed the deck and the pool table especially
we particularly enjoyed the pool table and the a/v equipment and the sleeping arrangements were very comfortable
there was ample room for everyone to spread out and have their own space which was so nice
it's super reasonable and is such a spacious yet cozy place to reconnect with family and friends
loved using the grill fireplace lights outdoors for a great mood pool table tv
Host:
david is a very thoughtful and attentive host
david was friendly and accommodating
david was very responsive throughout and was already to answer our questions
david was also very responsive with all questions we had throughout our stay which was great
david was also very responsive as and when we needed anything
Location:
great location and very cozy
great location with an easy walk to town
always a great time house is in the perfect location walking distance to the village
a wonderful place for a large family to stay and so close to town
it is so close to town and we loved that david owns and runs the property
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2. The Bunkhouse at the JR Ranch, Lincoln (from USD 275)

With a picturesque location surrounded by the mountains of Sierra Nevada, this property could be yours to hold a lovely outdoor wedding. Hosting any event on the property for up to 100 guests is allowed but with an event fee. Get in touch with the host to learn more about other wedding-related items that can be directly rented from the ranch.

Ceremonies can be held by the pond with the event barn for the reception. Alternatively, you can have both events indoors.

Nearest airport: Lincoln Regional Airport (7.5 miles / 12.07 kilometers)
Guest capacity: Up to 150
Standout features: Surrounded by the mountains
Testimonial: “We had the most incredible experience. Richard is fantastic to work with, accommodating, helpful, and responsive. Beautiful venue and wonderful house!” - Megan

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Lincoln, California, United States
339.46 km (211.0 mi) from Tunnel Rock
252 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house is clean and spacious
the place was clean everything worked and it was well stocked with towels and blankets
Host:
they were great hosts too
richard was a great host
richard and june were wonderful patient hosts
richard was a helpful host and generous in sharing his home with us
owners were very friendly accommodating and a pleasure
Location:
peaceful and close to nature
this was a great mini spring break location for our family
fantastic place literally right next to a pond with fountains
it is in a quiet country neighborhood and the pond fountains are soothing to listen to
the location was perfect for our family reunion in auburn
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3. Gorgeous house for small weddings, Kelseyville (from USD 1800)

With sleeping space for up to 35 guests, this sprawling mansion is perfect if you want all your guests to stay under the same roof. The outdoor space is just as vast, and with a lakeside setting, guests can find countless land and water activities to keep themselves occupied.

Brides have the opportunity to make a grand entry to the venue via the waterway if they have their boat. Hold the ceremony by the lakeside gazebo, while tables for guests can be set under the shade of the trees for a daytime ceremony. Additionally, you can set up tents on the lawns for night events. You can also use the patio areas for pre-wedding events such as cocktails or the rehearsal dinner.

Standout features: Lakeside setting
Testimonial: “Beautiful home in a beautiful setting.” - Raquel

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Kelseyville, California, United States
441.3 km (274.3 mi) from Tunnel Rock
4 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 20 Beds 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Host:
unbeatable sunrises zoey and maggie were very responsive
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4. The Ranch House (#7), Palm Springs (from USD 510)

Enjoy the beauty and luxury of Palm Springs when you choose this beautiful property to exchange vows with your partner. The one-stop destination wedding ranch includes several other properties for rent to accommodate the entire wedding party. This place can help with everything wedding-related, from props to cakes and even a photographer.

While small events with up to 40 guests can easily be held in the backyard, an event barn is available for larger weddings. There is also the option to tie the knot in various other venues on the property, and it is best to get in touch with the ranch directly to discuss your requirements and budget.

Standout features: Event barn
Testimonial: “This is such an amazing gem. It was only 5 mins from the aerial tramway which was my main reason for choosing Palm Springs as my bachelorette destination. We loved the animals and the pool was unlike any other.” - Lisa

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Palm Springs, California, United States
353.58 km (219.8 mi) from Tunnel Rock
43 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfy and there was a good amount space to sit and hang out
ac units in every bedroom and the main rooms kept the house cool when it was 112 outside
i'm sure they limit pool hours to keep the after-hours noise to a minimum
the pool was beautiful and the game room was a big hit when the extended family was there
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and the master bath was very nice
the house was as expected very clean nice area to stay
the pool waa gorgeous clean and we had it all to ourselves
the place was spacious and clean
the tanch house was clean roomh and had all the essentials needed
Host:
the host was hospitable and thoughtful
the owner and his son were very friendly and accommodating
the host was amazing and was very communicative for any issues that arose or questions
nydia the host was very sweet and attentive if/when we needed her
it would’ve been helpful to get instructions on how to find the place
Location:
otherwise location was good
great family get away and close to town
close to the mountains and extremely peaceful
i wish i could've stayed longer and enjoyed the location more
this place is a great location to stay for palms springs and joshua tree national park
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5. The Castle at Chateau Noland, San Luis Obispo (from USD 936)

Whether planning a themed wedding or a dreamy floral wedding that will be the talk of the town, this fantastical castle property will make for an excellent choice. Brides can replicate a royal wedding and arrive at the venue on a horse-drawn carriage courtesy of the estate. You can have the ceremony on the manicured lawns with the castle as the backdrop or on the patio beside the creek. The lawn has a capacity for up to 200 guests.

While this property has three bedrooms, you can book the sister property, Carriage House, with 11 guest bedrooms. Get in touch with the host directly if you are interested in booking the entire property and if you are planning on hosting an event at the estate.

Nearest airport: San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (9.7 miles / 15.61 kilometers)
Guest capacity: Up to 200
Standout features: Offers a horse-drawn carriage
Testimonial: “Staying at Chateau Noland was a chance to live like kings and queens for a couple days. Everything from the architecture to the decor to the landscaping was impressive without being opulent, overdone or pretentious. Not only was the stay delectable but the experience was even more fulfilling because of the Noland family…they have put a lot into this place; work, time, love - and it shows.” - Shane C

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
223.04 km (138.6 mi) from Tunnel Rock
211 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 3 Beds 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
things to know:there’s no a/c but heat furnace fireplace works pretty well
the bed in the paris room was so comfortable
Cleanliness:
the rooms were all very clean and very neat
the castle smelled very clean
we had a great stay very clean great location- so close to beaches and san luis
Host:
the hosts were absolutely amazing
great place to stay wonderful host
chad is an amicable and friendly host
hosts chad and nicole were great hosts we hope to be back
he was also very responsive in replying
Location:
great location
wonderful location too
great location to avila and slo
amazing experience and great location
the location is easy to access highway and quite
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6. Redwood Ranch, Three Rivers (from USD 1400)

Enjoy a few days surrounded by nature if you book this gorgeous 190-ac (77-ha) ranch. The rental is set on the banks of a river, with 1,800 ft (549 m) of riverside locations to choose from as a spot to exchange your vows. Weddings could also be planned in front of the barn or on the back deck. You can even have evening events under the open sky.

While no venue fee is charged for weddings featuring 25 or fewer guests, up to 250 guests are allowed for weddings on a tiered pricing scheme. The payment includes portable restrooms, tables, and chairs for guest use. Moreover, this property only hosts 12 private events a year, so book early for your spot on the calendar.

Nearest airport: Woodlake Airport (22.6 miles / 36.37 kilometers)
Guest capacity: Up to 250
Standout features: Set on the riverbank
Testimonial: “I can’t even begin to say how magical this place was. It was beautiful and peaceful, the perfect location for our "micro-wedding.” Everyone was super responsive and helpful. Wouldn’t change a thing. So grateful to have found this incredible place.“ - Ariane

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Three Rivers, California, United States
15.75 km (9.8 mi) from Tunnel Rock
106 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in nature lodge 8 Beds 16 Guests 7 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the two kitchens made everything so much easier as well
we loved using the grill after we had been swimming in the river the whole afternoon
many highlights: great stream and water hole to swim and play/beautiful view/secluded/great place to hike
so plan for five bedrooms and one bedroom in a very nice and quiet kitchen upstairs
fantastic facility and great for a family of 15
Cleanliness:
the house was super clean and had lots of extra towels and toilet paper
the rental was very clean and spacious
the rooms are simply and tastefully decorated and very clean
place is clean and spacious a/c was working great in 100 degree weather
the place by itself was very well maintained clean and spacious
Host:
everyone is friendly and kind
jose the caretaker was very helpful when we needed it or had questions during our stay
caretaker jose was just awesome i am definitely looking forward to returning three rivers
andrew and jose are great hosts
care-taker jose was especially nice and helpful
Location:
magical location stunning swimming hole(s)
this place was literally heaven on earth
amazing location that my entire family absolutely fell in love with
positive stuff first: i could write way more here as there are so many positives about this amazing place
what a special place we will be back
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7. Hensley House, San Jose (from USD 899)

Consider booking this historic Hensley House if you want a unique city venue to host your special day. A maximum of 26 overnight guests are allowed on the ornately decorated property. The gated outdoor space extends to the back of the house and can be used to host a wedding for up to 50 guests.

While this venue makes for an excellent outdoor wedding venue, it does not allow parties. Please get in touch with the host for event approval before booking. Note that even approved events follow a 9pm curfew.

Standout features: Beautiful outdoor space
Testimonial: “The Hensley House was exactly what we needed for our wedding weekend. Our entire wedding party stayed here and we got ready at the house before our ceremony. It was perfect for our needs! Big, beautiful, with lots of rooms and bathrooms. Would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for something like it in South Bay.” - Hannah

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San Jose, California, United States
289.55 km (180.0 mi) from Tunnel Rock
9 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 10 Beds 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was perfect for our needs big beautiful with lots of rooms and bathrooms
Host:
hosts are very responsive
the owner li is very sweet
communicative and helpful hosts who care about their guest
the host dominic was very kind and helped us a lot through our stay
Location:
the perfect location for our production shoot
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8. Rancho Tres Agaves, Agave (from USD 1707)

Enjoy the quiet country life on this private property spread across 5 ac (2 ha) of land. From the outdoor deck to the landscaped garden, couples are sure to find plenty of favorite spots for photographs and to host their ceremony. An event fee is applicable for all parties, big and small. You can even hire a bartender for your functions.

You do not need to worry about feeding everyone before your big day since the property can come pre-stocked, but remember to give the hosts advanced notice. Additionally, guests can request a catering service before the wedding festivities begin.

Guest capacity: Up to 150
Standout features: Offers bartending and catering services
Testimonial: “The property was great, and everybody who came absolutely loved it and asked when can we book it again. The hosts were awesome and very responsive. Beautiful property!” - Demetrius

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Indio, California, United States
382.44 km (237.7 mi) from Tunnel Rock
99 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 13 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we really liked that there were more beds added which allowed for everyone to sleep more comfortably
Cleanliness:
amazing weekend here everything was super clean and perfectly set up
this place was much bigger than expected and the entire place was nice and clean when we checked in
the house was super clean and cecilia was really helpful and responsive would definitely recommend
Host:
our hosts were fantastic too
host was very responsive with questions leading up and check in and out was seamless
has everything you need and if you have any issues the host is very responsive
host was great and the house was just what was expected
great place with extremely friendly on-site property manager
Location:
the location of the house is perfect and the house itself is beautiful
the location was perfect for hosting a small gathering
) if you are looking for a beautiful relaxing place to getaway and have fun this is the spot
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9. Redwood Glen Castle, Willits (from USD 538)

Enjoy a few days away from the city and bask in nature when you choose this castle estate for your nuptials. Intimate weddings can be held in the secret garden under the naturally decorated arch*. You can have larger events in the courtyard or the *gardens by the main entrance.

Although the property is outside the city, quiet time is observed post 10pm. An extra venue fee is applicable when booking this property for a wedding in addition to the rental booking. Moreover, remember to inform the hosts if the on-site event will have more than 12 attendees.

Standout features: Castle with beautiful secret garden
Testimonial: “This house is absolutely gorgeous! It’s a real castle!!! The decor is beautiful. The house was clean and very organized. There was enough space for all 15 of us and then some.” - Ryland

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Willits, California, United States
516.04 km (320.7 mi) from Tunnel Rock
25 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 12 Beds 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
absolutely insane property tons of space elite interior decor fabulous big kitchen tons of hot strong coffee
nice get away castle with good internet and multiple rooms
ironically it was the room that could fit the most people (4)
Cleanliness:
it was impeccably clean with comfortable beds all around
this house was very clean and host was good with communication
the castle is very clean well furnished quiet and has everything to make your vacation a memorable one
Host:
diane was a good host was prompt in responding and helped us to meet our needs
Location:
castle in willit is truly a hidden castle at a heavenly location
the castle is just amazing very close to willits for grocery shopping
i highly recommend this location for anything from a vacation getaway a holiday weekend or a special event
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10. Tahoe Valley Resort, Markleeville (from USD 1566)

This gorgeous rental is a perfect spot to hold luxurious weddings. The property can accommodate 26 guests, with extra guests hosted in nearby properties. Tahoe Valley Resort has a shuttle with 21 seats that can be used to transport guests to and from the venue. You can also hire a driver for an additional fee.

The resort comes with a bar cum game room that can be used to host a fun icebreaker or a pre-wedding event before the festivities get underway. Couples can tie the knot on the manicured lawn bordered by pine trees and overlooking the mountains. For extra small weddings, the front of the house can be another alternative.

Testimonial: “Ken’s place was able to accommodate our large group of 25 very comfortably. The location is very private and we loved the views on the drive up.” - Giana

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Markleeville, California, United States
270.57 km (168.2 mi) from Tunnel Rock
14 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 13 Beds 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bar game room beautiful kitchen downstairs room perfect for the teen boys
Cleanliness:
very spacious super clean private
we had a wonderful stay the house is beautiful and extremely clean
Host:
ken was very responsive
ken was very responsive
ken was very helpful in helping book and answering questions
ken was very helpful friendly and responsive
it was family friendly and a hit with the teenagers
Location:
the property listing shows no heat but the furnace and central heating worked great
bobby the maintenance/bus driver was amazing as well
very nice place
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California is where you wedding dreams turn into reality

California is a popular place to host an outdoor destination wedding, and it is easy to see why. The near-temperate climate year-round and stunning rentals where you can host events will have you book your tickets to be here. So, look no further than these top Airbnb wedding venues in California, USA, for the wedding of your dreams.

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Raised in Bangkok and now living in India, Pallavi loves planning and going on road trips around the country. She believes they are the best way to understand a region!

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