10 Best Vrbo Wedding Venues In California, USA - Updated 2024

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A popular destination on the West Coast, California offers everything from beaches and mountains to awe-inspiring national and state parks. The best part is that as long as you apply and pay for the permits, many of these locations will be available for your dream wedding. In addition, California conjures images of bohemian weddings with its golden beaches, sunny skies, and glorious sunsets. At the same time, the state can also be a backdrop for a chic event with old Hollywood glamor in the midst of lush foliage. If you have guests traveling from far away, make sure they stop by Yosemite National Park or relax in Napa Valley before heading back home. Looking for the perfect rentals to host your wedding? Continue reading to take your pick from the best Vrbo 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 05, 2024.

Learn how to choose the wedding venue of your dreams with the help of our ultimate wedding venue guide here.

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1. The Union Hotel Sierra Retreat, La Porte (from USD 2700)


Whether you are thinking of small or large weddings, themed or traditional, the experienced staff at The Union Hotel Sierra Retreat will help meet your needs. This 22-room lodge includes a 5,000-sq.-ft. (464.52-sq-m) lawn surrounded by the towering trees of Plumas National Forest, making for an idyllic outdoor venue. The property also features a gourmet kitchen along with an outdoor barbecue area to help cater the ceremony.

Guests can dine under the newly added pergola or indoors in the dining hall, which can easily seat up to 60 guests. However, the maximum number of attendees is 99. Furthermore, this property is one of the few venues that makes it a breeze to plan and execute your wedding thanks to a staff with years of experience to back them up.

Guest capacity: 99
Standout features: Experienced staff, in-house catering
Testimonial: “The lawn area was perfect for a wedding and they have chairs onsite if needed. The bar was perfect for dancing and games. The manager was so helpful and accessible if we had any questions. This hotel is an amazing place to stay!” - Blaire F.

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La Porte, California, United States
166.8 km (103.7 mi) from Calaveras Big Trees State Park
lodge 60 Guests 0 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the rooms were well accommodated bathrooms clean and stocked with fresh linens and soaps
if you want a clean fully functional facility in an out-of-the-way place in the country this is it
Host:
rob was a great property manager and very responsive to any issues/questions
they are looking into improving this steve and angela were great hosts they were prompt and accommodating
Location:
the parking lot is an easy short walk down to the lake
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2. Khyra Beaucrest Ranch, Cherry Valley (from USD 3075)

We had a wedding at our ranch a couple of weeks ago and here’s a little snippet of the event. Congratulations to the newlyweds, you two make a beautiful couple

Posted by Khyra Beaucrest Ranch on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Check out the beautiful ranch here: property video

This stunning 15-ac (6.07-ha) ranch is designed like a home in the French countryside and comes with a main mansion and four smaller cottages for wedding guests. The luxurious property offers countless venues that couples can pick from to host their ceremony, rehearsal dinner, and reception. The landscaped gardens along with the rustic farmhouse will also make for excellent spots for intimate photo shoots of the bride and the groom.

A maximum of 99 guests are allowed for any event hosted at Khyra Beaucrest Ranch, but only 20 are allowed overnight. In addition, the basketball and tennis court on-site can be used for fun team bride vs team groom games to kickstart what is sure to be a fun wedding weekend.

Nearest airport: Ontario International Airport (65.34 kilometers / 40.6 miles)
Guest capacity: 99
Standout features: Unique architecture, well-manicured grounds with a pond
Testimonial: “My family loved staying at this property for our Oak Glen wedding! Spacious, so much to do, and such a beautiful property! The owner was fabulous and so attentive when needed. Highly recommend!” - Amanda S

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Cherry Valley, California, United States
564.03 km (350.5 mi) from Calaveras Big Trees State Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 20 Guests 12 Bedrooms 13 Bathrooms

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3. Woodhaven Lakeside Ranch, Crescent City (from USD 329)


With 153 ac (61.92 ha), this property ensures that there will be no shortage of picturesque spots for your wedding. It not only sits beside Lake Earl but is also a mix of conservation areas and pastureland interspersed with streams. Just think of the photographs that you will be able to capture! The ceremony as well as the reception can be held on the lawn, on the 2,000-sq.-ft. (185.81-sq-m) deck, or in the barn as per your needs.

Guests can choose whether to use the 14 round tables or the 100 chairs that are available at the property to seat guests. The owners allow for a maximum of 99 guests for an event, which needs to be approved prior to booking.

Nearest airport: Rogue Valley International Medford Airport (173.81 kilometers / 108 miles)
Guest capacity: 99
Standout feature: Remodeled barn perfect for receptions
Testimonial: “We had our wedding reception inside/outside the barn, which is romantic, rustic, kitsch and well outfitted for celebrations. The owners also rented us all the tables, chairs, dishes and barware for the occasion, and were key in finding local vendors for catering, hair, etc.” - Sharon H.

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Crescent City, California, United States
514.85 km (320.0 mi) from Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the place was very clean quiet and the managers are super friendly
Host:
the owners are very responsive to any questions you may have
dennis and becky (owners) were great at providing everything needed for the bbq/party
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California Tour Guide

Stephanie Eley

Stephanie Eley

I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of the US: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona! Let's GO!! stepheley@gmail.com

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4. Avery Hotel, Arnold (from USD 1300)


The historic Avery Hotel will allow couples to bring their loved ones together to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. The entire property can be booked for a day or the weekend for a maximum of 150 guests. The wedding package includes a stay for more than 25 guests, an outdoor stage for the ceremony, and a reception pavilion among other facilities.

The establishment also includes a commercial-grade kitchen that can easily handle the prep and cook for large events. Outside, the small garden can be used for drinks, while the covered pavilion is perfect for a formal sit-down dinner for 100 people.

Guest capacity: 150
Standout feature: Wedding packages including helpful staff and an on-site manager
Testimonial: “We had family here for a wedding weekend. It was a wonderful weekend. The staff was fabulous, the manager was very attentive.” - Jo W.

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Avery, California, United States
9.58 km (6.0 mi) from Calaveras Big Trees State Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 30 Guests 8 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
kitchen was funwith an industrial washer thatmade cleaning a group's worth ofdishes fast easy and fun haha
Location:
i couldn’t have imagined a more outstanding location
would definitely recommend as a fun unique group get-away location for sure
what a grand place to get together with family
i booked this place to celebrate abig birthday for my husband withfriends
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5. The Emerson Estate, Indio (from USD 4600)

Take a look at this absolutely stunning property here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CwS2NuXMRE9/

Book this dreamy 20-ac (8.09-ha) Mediterranean-style estate for a sunny outdoor wedding in California. A venue fee will be charged separately from the booking amount if couples wish to wed on the manicured lawns of the property. The establishment also includes an Arabian horse farm along with date palm groves that can be used to elevate your wedding photographs.

Hire a private chef to cater to every food whim of your wedding party and choose to seat your guests indoors at the 26-seater king’s table or outdoors. You’ll also find a spectacular outdoor kitchen complete with a bar, grill, and stovetop that can be used for breakfast the morning after the wedding.

Nearest airport: Palm Springs International Airport (39.75 kilometers / 24.7 miles)
Guest capacity: 1,000
Standout features: Exclusive use of the property, parking space for 500 cars
Testimonial: “Our wedding at The Emerson Estate was an absolute dream come true. The stunning location, the luxurious villa, and the attentive staff made our special day unforgettable.” - Sarah R.

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Thermal, California, United States
634.62 km (394.4 mi) from Calaveras Big Trees State Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 26 Guests 13 Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Host:
great accommodations to host a large group
Location:
terrific house and property great location not that you’ll ever want to leave the house
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6. Desert Ridge Estate, Palm Springs (from USD 2550)


Check out a video of the gorgeous estate here: property video

This property will leave you wondering if you are on a private estate or a tropical resort thanks to its 100-ft (30.48-m) swimming pool and private 3-ac (1.21-ha) spring-fed lake. Desert Ridge Estate also comes with multiple outdoor entertainment spaces that can help you host wedding functions effortlessly. The variety of spaces ensures that each event is bespoke and catered to the needs of the couple.

Furthermore, the property is designed to effectively manage wedding guests and has enough space inside and outside the gate to handle parking for 50 vehicles. However, the host needs to be informed, and written permission is required to host any function on the estate. Events also require a contract and a separate fee.

Nearest airport: Palm Springs International Airport (26.39 kilometers / 16.4 miles)
Standout feature: Sprawling property with various event venues
Testimonial: “I could not have had a better location to exchange our vows and start our marriage. It was absolutely fantastic. Our family and friends were in awe at this place and all the things we were able to provide. We had a absolute fantastic celebration and could not be more pleased.” - Mr. & Mrs. Connolly

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indio, California, United States
619.63 km (385.1 mi) from Calaveras Big Trees State Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 20 Guests 8 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Host:
the owners shayna and marie are great hosts
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7. Rustic home for small weddings, Idyllwild (from USD 375)

This lodge-style home gives a cozy, vintage feel and is fully equipped to help host your dream wedding. In addition to the five bedrooms in the main house, an additional one-bedroom guest house with a queen-size bed is available to rent. The event can be held out in the garden and has the capacity for up to 50 guests. Take your first steps on the dance floor as a married couple surrounded by majestic pine trees.

A dance floor along with a sound system is included with the property. Make sure to contact the owner prior to booking this gorgeous property for an event.

Nearest airport: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
Guest capacity: 50
Standout features: Scenic setting, dance floor included
Testimonial: “We had a wonderful time in Idyllwild! The house was spacious with plenty of areas to hang out. The pool table, the piano, so much fun! Amazing kitchen and grill where we cooked all weekend. You’ll feel secluded while still being a short walk from town. Great stay!” - Matthew S

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Idyllwild, California, United States
599.25 km (372.4 mi) from Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our dogs were comfortable and there was enough space to for them to roam and sniff
Host:
the property was beautiful and the home owner was very nice
close to town well organized and the owner was great to deal with
Location:
great location walking distance from town
we needed a family get away from the summer heat and this was the perfect place
beautiful property spacious lovely house close to town we are all definitely staying here again
this place was everything we dreamed of for our small romantic forest wedding
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8. Gorgeous property by a lake, Bermuda Dunes (from USD 2700)

This gated property sits within an 8.11-ac (3.28-ha) estate that includes a fishing lake and offers direct access to Crown Aero (Bermuda Dunes Airport). If you are thinking of holding an intimate wedding, the property can easily accommodate all your guests, and up to 40 of them can stay overnight.

For more elaborate events, the rental can host up to 500 wedding guests. However, a county permit is required when there are over 200 attendees at an event. Depending on the size of the wedding, couples can choose to be wed by the lake or even under the expansive covered patio.

Nearest airport: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
Guest capacity: 500
Standout features: Striking surroundings, option for private lakeside ceremony
Testimonial: “We had an excellent stay at this gorgeous property for a group of 23 people. Plenty of private and public spaces in a comfortable and beautiful setting. Very responsive and helpful hosts. 10/10 would recommend!” - Thomas B

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Bermuda Dunes, California, United States
620.03 km (385.3 mi) from Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 40 Guests 8 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

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9. Gorgeous rental with ocean views, Fort Bragg (from USD 635)

This spectacular property overlooking the sea will make all your wedding dreams come true. Tents can be set up on the lawns as guests mingle under the glow of a hundred little twinkling lights. Not only will guests enjoy access to a private beach, but they can also enjoy a private cove where a bonfire can be set for an after-party. However, do note that no loud music is allowed on the premises post 10pm.

Additionally, the property charges an additional fee to use the venue for a wedding and requires a minimum stay of three nights. Up to 99 guests may attend, but be sure to check with the host before booking.

Nearest airport: Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Guest capacity: 99
Standout features: Private cove, stunning garden area, panoramic views, direct beach access
Testimonial: “Our group consisted of six adults and three kids (2, 8, and 10). We weren’t at the house a lot because we came for a wedding, but when there found the view of the meadow, 3 ponds, and ocean stunning; the daily visit of geese and deer a treat; and, the private beach full of stones to chuck, sea glass to admire, and boulders to explore…Great stay!” - Jackie P

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Fort Bragg, California, United States
328.53 km (204.2 mi) from Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds and furniture
huge table great kitchen perfect for our news years getaway with a small group of friends
Host:
hosts are welcoming and convenient
Location:
we really enjoyed the quiet location
great piece of property very short walk to the beach easy access
beautiful gardens very quiet and peaceful place to be exactly what we needed
i couldn’t recommend this place more
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10. Gated Country Estate, Livermore (from USD 450)

This private, gated estate could just be the most perfect wedding venue that you’ll come across. The 47-ft (14.33-m) by 25-ft (7.62-m) back deck overlooks rolling meadows and the rolling hills beyond. Couples can invite a maximum of 80 of their closest family and friends to celebrate this momentous occasion. A circular driveway will make it easy to drop off wedding guests without blocking the entryway to the main house.

The rental cost does not include the fee required to use this venue for a wedding and will need to be paid separately. It is best to get in touch with the host to discuss your requirements directly before booking this absolutely gorgeous property.

Nearest airport: Oakland International Airport (SJD) (57.6 kilometers / 35.8 miles)
Guest capacity: 80
Standout features: Expansive back deck, gated estate, panoramic views
Testimonial: “Had such a good time! We were here for my wedding, we had lots of people coming and going and Cheryl was very accommodating!” - Tjiska C

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Livermore, California, United States
140.04 km (87.1 mi) from Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
each room is filled with something old and beautiful
sunset in the living room is expansive
the beds and pillows were really comfortable, the kitchen perfect
the house did not have any curtains or blinds on any of the windows
the description and pictures on the website did not hold true
Cleanliness:
i stayed at this ranch and can not say enough about how beautiful, clean and comfortable it was
very, very, very disappointed
the property was roomie, clean and great location with wonderful views of the livermore and central valley
Host:
" needless to say, we did call her
cheryl is a great host
cheryl is an awesome host and very quick to respond
kris greeted us upon our arrival, as the owner was detained, and walked us through the house, answered all of our questions and left her home number, telling us to call her if we had any further qu...
we had a very relaxing weekend connecting with family
Location:
i strongly encourage any looking in this area, to give this house a try
just a short distance away, in the town of livermore, i found great dining, live theater and a wonderfully delightful downtown area
it is only minutes away from the livermore valley, but i was certainly feeling like i was in another world entirely
it is located in the hills to the north of livermore, but has views of the entire valley
its beautiful but have no understanding of running a property or of helping customers
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California will give you the wedding of your dreams

California has the unique ability to offer both laidback and sophisticated vibes for any wedding depending on the event criteria. If you want to get married in sprawling estates that will be difficult to come by in any other state, look no further than these best Vrbo wedding venues in California, USA, when planning your special day.

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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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