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Santa Cruz Wedding Venues

A wedding location should reflect the unique beauty and love of your relationship.

Santa Cruz Wedding Locations are dedicated to providing you with the ultimate wedding experience that range from formal to romantic to whimsical.  So whether you're looking for an elegant wedding with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop or a traditional church ceremony, Santa Cruz has a wedding location and the wedding service providers that can fulfill all of your dreams.

To search other wedding venues such as Half Moon Bay (60 miles north) and Monterey (40 miles south), please select select it from our Destination Explorer and search away!
  

Best Western Seacliff Inn

Aptos, CA  (831) 688-7300
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Hotel, Rehearsal Dinner, Restaurant
View –  Patio/Courtyard
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 150 guests
Views – Garden and pond.
Review – Well maintained facility that has an excellent staff. 

   

Chaminade Resort and Conference Center

1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA  (831) 475-5600
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Hotel, Rehearsal Dinner, Restaurant, Retreat
View –  Country Setting, Garden, Patio/Courtyard, Ocean View, Redwoods  
Catering – provided
Capacity – Several facilities ranging from 40 to 230 guests
Views – Monterey Bay and Redwoods
Reviews – Excellent facility.  Caters to upscale weddings and corporate events.   

Cocoanut Grove

400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA  (831) 423-2053
Type – Banquet / Events Facility
View –  Ocean View
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 50 to 1000 guests
Views – Beach and Ocean
Reviews – This large, historic facility is part of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk complex. 

Hollins House Restaurant

20 Clubhouse Rd., Santa Cruz, CA  (831) 459-9177
Type – Banquet / Events Facility
View – Ocean View, Golf Course,
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 200 guests Views – Monterey Bay, gardens and golf course.
Reviews – Nice vintage facility.  Very well maintained.

Kennolyn 

Soquel, CA  (831) 479-6700
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Rehearsal Dinner, Retreat
View – Country Setting, Garden, Patio/Courtyard, Ocean View, Redwoods 
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 300 guests
Views – Monterey Bay and redwoods. 
Reviews – Large, private complex.  Very well maintained. Excellent staff.

Seascape Resort

1 Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos, CA (831) 688-6800
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Hotel, Rehearsal Dinner, Restaurant, Retreat
View –  Coastline, Ocean View, Panoramic, Pool Area
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 250 guests Views – Ocean and beach.
Reviews – Large and modern – it's one of the area's newer facilities.   

Sesnon House

6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA (831) 479-6229
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Rehearsal Dinner, Retreat
View –  Coastline, Country Setting, Garden, Patio/Courtyard, Redwoods
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 200 guests
Views – Expansive lawn and nice landscaping.
Reviews – A vintage building.  Well maintained.   

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Long Marine Lab
100 Shaffer Rd., Santa Cruz, CA       (831) 459-1578   
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Rehearsal Dinner, Retreat
View –  Bluff-top views of Monterey Bay, beaches, bluffs
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 75 to 180 guests seated
Reviews – A small, well maintained research aquarium that is associated with UCSC.

Shadowbrook Restaurant

1750 Wharf Rd., Capitola, CA (831) 475-1511
Type – Banquet / Events Facility, Rehearsal Dinner, Restaurant
View – Creek/River, Garden, Patio/Courtyard
Catering – Provided Capacity – 225 guests
Views – Garden and creek views
Reviews – A very nice upscale restaurant / facility. 
  

 

What’s on Tap

Events

Santa Cruz Festivals & Events:

Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Wharf! Sept. 30, 2017 at 9am to 3pm.

Featuring the classic 1955-1957, the 1958-1965 vintage and the retro, 2002-2005 Thunderbirds.

Open Studios Art Tour – First 3 weeks in Oct. 2017

Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Oct. 8, 2017 11am – 4pm.

Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 8, 2017

Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2017

MORE Santa Cruz Halloween Celebrations—Oct. 2017

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival—Oct. 14 & 15, 2017

Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

 

 

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Santa Cruz.

 

Attractions

Top Santa Cruz Attractions:

 

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fun for all ages.

Santa Cruz Campgrounds

Ocean views or Redwoods? Over 27 campgrounds and RV Parks

Santa Cruz Fishing 

Fall is fishing and crabbing season in Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz Surfing

With 11 world-class surf breaks such as Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, it is easy to understand why the greatest surfers in the world call Santa Cruz home!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May

 

For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.

 

 

Advisories

The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially along Mission Street and Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Capitols. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.