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Explore 15 Dreamy Wedding Venues in the North State…

You’ve popped the question, she said “YES!” and now it’s time to tie the knot. But where? Well, the North State offers a multitude of places, from charming and simple to urban and chic to rustic and country for you to start your forever.

These 15 venues offer all the amenities and locations not only to make your special day memorable, but to ensure your guests have the time of their lives, as well. From sprawling ranches to tucked away mountain gems, these facilities all work to ensure every detail is as you wish. After all, you’ll want to look back on your 10th or 20th anniversary and beyond and remember that unforgettable day.

Wedding Rock: Photo by Alexa Engelhardt

4150 Patrick’s Point Road, Sue-Meg State Park, Trinidad

A tradition that’s more than 100 years old is to tie the knot overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean as the surf crashes below. Couples and their families must climb the rocky stairs to the spot, but it’s the perfect place to start your life together. A permit is required and can be obtained by emailing [email protected].

1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd., Mount Shasta

Mt. Shasta has long drawn people to it as a spiritual healing place, and the Mount Shasta Resort provides a perfect backdrop near the 14,179-foot peak to begin your married journey. They offer an elegant location with catering and reception and you can even start the honeymoon in one of their lovely chalets. The wedding photos are certain to be second-to-none.

The Palms: Photo by Missy Bee Photography
Edited by A Pixel Perfect Photo

2947 Nord Ave., Chico

An oasis of love in Northern California, The Palms has four ceremony locations on their charming property. Their lush and soothing venue offers picturesque backdrops for you to look your best, but also will leave your guests impressed. The Palms offers wedding packages for both large and intimate weddings, as well.

Sundial Bridge: Photo courtesy of Turtle Bay.

820 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding

Offering six different and unique venues, the backdrop for your perfect day is wide open. From the world-famous Sundial Bridge to McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens to the indoor Sundial Ballroom, the hardest part might be in the choosing. The Gifford Pavilion, the Turtle Bay Museum and the Santiago Terrace also are available. And with personalized catering and customizable spaces, all that’s left to do is pledge your eternal love.

999 Yosemite Drive, Chico

Specializing in making your dream day one to remember, Canyon Oaks offers one-of-a-kind weddings and receptions in a picturesque setting. Indoor and outdoor space is available, as are personalized catering options. And with wedding specialists to tend to the details, you can relax and focus on your love.

3776 Gover Road, Anderson

Nestled in the oak-covered foothills alongside the Sacramento River, Gover Ranch has become a destination for couples looking to start their life together. A natural, rustic setting that offers unparalleled sunsets and starry- night receptions, Gover Ranch specializes in catering to your needs and ensuring every detail is picture perfect.

McCloud Inn: Photo by Chelce Geron Photography.

408 Main St., McCloud

Your special day should be memorable, and a wedding at the McCloud Hotel ensures that box is checked. In the historic town and hotel, all details will be taken care of for an intimate indoor or elaborate outdoor ceremony. From the nuptials to an amazing dinner reception at the Axe and Rose Public House Cascade Room Event Hall, you can be assured you, your partner and your guests will be 100 percent satisfied.

Park Winters: Photo by Phillip Alan Sheffield.

27850 County Road 26, Winters

The historic venue on a country estate embodies what a simple country wedding should be. From formal gardens and their historic inn and chic event barn, Park Winters sparkles so you and your betrothed can dazzle. Able to accommodate up to 200 guests, Park Winters is able to host not only your wedding but rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch.

7335 Churn Creek Road, Redding

Simple, yet elegant, the White House is the perfect spot to host your wedding. From the sublime garden setting to ample space for your guests, the White House also offers a bridal dressing suite and groom’s dressing rooms to ensure you’re picture perfect. And when the ‘I do’s” have been said, the White House’s dance floor is just the place to celebrate the big day.

Iron Horse Unlimited Photo by Heather Murphy Photography.

138 Big Canyon Drive, Mount Shasta

A truly remarkable setting at the base of Mt. Shasta, Iron Horse can bring all your wedding dreams to life. The outdoor setting hosts up to 300 guests and features a covered band area, 900-square-foot dance floor and many other rustic amenities. The only thing more gorgeous than the setting will be your bride.

Twenty Mile House: Photo by Diana Fast Photography.

700 Old Cromberg Road, Graeagle

Over its 200-year history, Twenty Mile House has been a lot of things, but a perfect Sierra wedding destination might be the best. The pristine property offers all-inclusive packages designed to fit your every wish. Whether its vows exchanged in their lush garden, beside a river or amongst the towering pines, Twenty Mile House offers a once-in-a- lifetime experience to start your life together.

16710 Oak Hollow Drive, Cottonwood

Ten stunning acres are the canvas for you to plan your perfect day. This private setting is tucked away in Cottonwood, but it truly is a hidden oasis. The property accommodates weddings up to 175 people and their luxurious on-site accommodations for your wedding party ensure you won’t miss a thing.

370 Forest Service Road, Chester

Everything you could want is at Lassen Meadows Ranch, and it’s yours for the weekend to make the perfect destination wedding. The mountain sanctuary offers three lawn areas, a covered bridge, pavilion and barn for whatever your heart desires. And whether your wedding is small or large, informal or elegant, Lassen Meadows helps ensure it will be remembered for years to come.

15081 Meridian Road, Chico

A country atmosphere minutes from the city lights of Chico, Meridian Meadows offers the quintessential cowboy wedding venue. Wide-open spaces and skies will make your grand day memorable as your guests enjoy the rustic setting and country reception saloon. Modern amenities like a climate-controlled bridal cottage ensure you’re comfortable and beautiful heading down the aisle.

3600 Chico Ave., Chico

The remaining 15 acres of a working farm from the 1930s, TJ Farms offers ivy-covered trellises, a charming flowered gazebo and gently sloping lawns to roam. They can accommodate weddings up to 200 guests and offer a bridal suite, an outdoor dance area with overhead lights and an indoor party barn. The dreamy location is perfect to walk into your forever.

About Aaron Williams

Aaron is the former sports editor at the Record Searchlight. He has coached youth and high school sports for the past decade and coaches freshman football at Shasta High School. He enjoys spending time golfing or hiking with his girlfriend Michelle and their mastiff, Maui.

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