The Top 6 Hotel California Wedding Venues to Consider

Today, we are sharing the top 6 California wedding venues that also happen to be hotels or places to stay. Consider these options for your big day. Let’s begin!

Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel, Ca.

If you love that luxury resort feel but still want your wedding to feel intimate, consider this venue! The views are simply stunning and there is even local wildlife you can see passing by. For your wedding photos, picture rolling hillsides and spectacular lighting from the California sun. One of our favorite parts about Carmel Valley Ranch is the in-house catering and bar option. This way, you will have a menu to fit your venue and won’t have to worry about outsourcing a caterer or bartender. Like we stated from the beginning, this venue feels personal and intimate with all of the benefits of a grand resort. This means, for your wedding, they even have special activities to choose from to enjoy with your wedding party and guests!

Carmel Valley Ranch wedding venue in California
Planning & Design: Your Inspired Event | Venue: Carmel Valley Ranch | Florals: Gavita Flora | Photography: Ellie Koleen


Hyatt Carmel Hylands, Carmel, Ca.

Looking for more of a coastal view? Check out the Hyatt Carmel Hylands hotel! You can your guests can stay at this hotel and then celebrate your big day. The Big Sur Coast is just a glance away. This venue definitely offers more of the classic ‘beach resort’ feeling. For those that desire a classic California style for their wedding aesthetic, I highly recommend checking out this option. Especially if you are planning a destination wedding, having a place that can also accommodate your guests is so helpful.
Sycamore Springs, Avila Beach, Ca.


The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Ca.

You’ve probably heard about the Ritz-Carlton already. This Lake Tahoe location will take your breath away. We think it is absolutely perfect for a luxury winter wedding. You can walk down the aisle surrounded by pine trees! There are so many outdoor locations to choose where to host your ceremony. For cocktail hour and your reception, this option also offers in-house dining. If you want a party that continues all night long, they will create some delicious late-night bites for you and your guests to enjoy as well! This venue could be great for couples that are already local to California but want a complete change in scenery.

Lake Tahoe wedding in California at The Ritz Carlton


The Ahwahnee, Yosemite, Ca.

This one is for the adventurous, hiking couples! The 123 room Awhwahnee Hotel is located inside Yosemite Park. Its luxurious ‘log-cabin’ structure is truly unique. If you want your wedding weekend to feel like its own world, this venue will transport you there! Unplug for your wedding weekend and appreciate nature (no worries, there’s actually still wifi available). For some pre-wedding activities, enjoy a hike in the national park.


Historic Seven Sycamores, Visalia, Ca

Planning an intimate wedding? Historic Seven Sycamores might be perfect for you. We had to include this option on this list even though it isn’t an actual hotel. It is however, an AirBNB that you can your future spouse could stay at along with a few members from your wedding party perhaps. This venue offers a modern flair to the classic rustic wedding design. If you want to learn more about weddings at this venue, check out this edgy glam wedding we planned there!

Historic Seven Sycamores wedding ceremony in California
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