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Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling

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Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling* is a redwood wedding venue nestled in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California. Spread over 102 acres of pristine redwood forest, the venue specializes in hosting destination weddings as well as meditation and yoga events. It offers on-site accommodations, scenic views of the surrounding forests, glimpses of Monterey Bay and borders Nisene Marks State Park. Couples can host their dream outdoor wedding ceremony bound by serenity and nature. We are touring on our 2024 dates, with one March and one November 2023 weekend available.

With our weekend destination package you, your friends and family will have a precious opportunity to spend three days getting to know each other. As you celebrate the start of your new life together, you will be surrounded by loved ones and the majestic beauty of this sacred land. In addition to our beautiful, tranquil redwood setting we offer a variety of amenities, which include outstanding catering, affordable on-site accommodations, a refreshing pool, and friendly staff with exclusive attention to detail and care.

At your reception you may dance under the stars until 10pm, and afterwards are invited to wind down around a fire circle until 12am. You may bring your own alcohol and we do not charge corkage fees. Our stellar on-site caterer will provide delicious meals throughout the weekend for you and your guests with a personalized menu and individual attention.

From start to finish, we will work with you to customize both your ceremony and reception according to your vision. As part of your site fee, your on-site wedding coordinator will assist you with all of your plans and details and oversee your event (providing 14 hours of Pre-Wedding Coordination and 8 hours of support on the day of your wedding), along with all of our caring staff who will make it a priority that your wedding is a time of great joy for everyone.


Facilities and Capacity
Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling provides an opportunity to create your dream wedding within its four event spaces.The Redwood Ampitheater is a majestic ring of towering redwoods that form a "fairy circle", trees that have sprung from one older tree in a perfect circle. A truly magical place to say "I do"! You may also choose our Bayview Meadow, with a glimpse of Monterey Bay, views of the redwoods and room to spread out. For your reception, our Celebration Hall features a redwood front porch, a paved dining terrace, an outdoor serving area, and a shaded lawn with a maximum capacity of 200 guests outdoors and 70 guests indoors. The Gallery Meadow, maximum 300 guests, offers a lush lawn with ample space for catering, activities and a dance floor under the stars.


Services Offered
Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling hosts only one wedding at a time so you will receive all of our staff's attention, from your personal wedding coordinator to our fabulous chefs and catering staff.

Our services include:

  • A personal Wedding Coordinator to work with you from initial planning to the day of your event, where they will be on site all day to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
  • Personalized catering with extensive choices for your Rehearsal Dinner, Reception Feast and Farwell Brunch
  • Honeymoon Redwood cottage
  • Two ceremony sites and two reception sites to choose from
  • Affordable range of on-site accomadations from 4 bedroom lodges to cabins, yurt and camp sites
  • You may bring your own alcohol - we charge no corkage fees
  • Late night Fire Circle
  • Lawns and areas for games
  • Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
  • Thoroughly vetted Preferred Vendor List
  • Assistance with rentals
  • Set up, Clean up, Trash removal
  • Free on-site parking

*Pema Osel Ling is run by the Vajrayana Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the Tibetan Buddhist ideals of peace and compassion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$8,950

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,950

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Inn/B&B
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December
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    Beautiful venue

    Absolutely magical place! The coordinators made everything go smoothly. We couldn’t have found a more perfect place to get married at!
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    Magical forest wedding

    The staff, especially our coordinator Mia was been truly fabulous! They were flexible with us during multiple Covid postponements and the value for what we got was amazing especially given the location. We definitely were so happy with our wedding weekend with our friends and family in a truly beautiful location (wait till you see the redwood Amphiteater ceremony site), great food (they were very accommodating of our vegan/gf requests), and great service.
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Christi Garner LMFT Christi Garner LMFT Wedding Hair & Makeup

Pema Osel Ling is a magical place for any event, especially a wedding. The servers are attentive and professional, the food is outstanding, and the coordinators care about all the details and make the experiences tailored just for the couple. I have been to many weddings here and recommend the venue and the staff 100%. Thank you POL for the great service and the extra bit of love that makes it feel like home at every occasion.

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2013 Eureka Canyon Rd Watsonville, CA, 95076
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Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling frequently asked questions

Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The space offered by Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling for wedding events is known for:
  • Inn/B&B
  • Park
Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Amphitheater of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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