Amphitheatre of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling is a redwood retreat, wedding venue located in Corralitos, California. Spread over 104 acres of redwood forest, the venue is nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains and specializes in hosting destination weddings. It offers eco-friendly facilities, scenic views of the surrounding forests, glimpses of Monterey Bay and borders Nicene Marks State Park. Couples can host their dream outdoor wedding ceremony bound by serenity and nature.
Facilities and Capacity
Amphitheatre of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling provides you the opportunity to create your dream wedding within its four event spaces. The Dining 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 100 guests indoors. The Gallery Meadow, maximum 350 guests, offers a lush lawn with ample space for a dance floor. The Amphitheater of the Redwoods is an outdoor setting surrounded by a ring of trees, while the Bayview Meadow is a large terrace that offers spectacular views of the Monterey Bay.
Amphitheatre of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling provides a variety of event items from aisle runners to drapery and tents to photo booths for wedding events such as ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The venue also offers catering services in a variety of serving styles which include hors d'oeuvers, stations, and server(s), with tastings to determine the final menu. Its services also include the following:
Recommended by 98% of couples
Hannah · Married on 11/05/2017
My husband and I were married at Pema Osel Ling November 5, 2017 and it was absolutely the best day of my life. Eden, our wedding coordinator, was fantastic and so supportive (and responded to all of my emails/requests). The venue was gorgeous!! We fell in love the moment we step on the property. Our ceremony was at the Amphitheater of the Redwoods with the reception at the ceremony hall. The weather changed our plans a bit as far as dinner went but Eden was right on top of it only days before the wedding. We rented the cabins for our guest, selected a bunch of upgrades and rentals but everything was reasonably priced. I highly recommend this venue for your big day! I want to get married again already!!Sent on 12/12/2017
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Sonia Z · Married on 10/14/2018
Wonderful Venue and Staff
On 10.14.18 my husband and I got married here at Pema Osel Ling, and it was an absolute dream! ALL of the staff was extremely helpful, sweet, and a pleasure to work before and during a day that we will hold very close to our hearts. Our coordinator was Eden, who was great with answering all of my questions and helped with making everything a smooth process. The food for the reception and brunch the following morning was delicious and a huge hit. We stuck to a pretty basic menu even though we had the option to get really creative and incorporate lots of food items, and it was still an incredible meal that everyone loved. Our wedding was on the smaller side with roughly 70 guests, and we didn't want it to feel like we had a lot of extra strangers/vendors at our wedding, but that was not the case at all. Every single person from Pema that we came into contact with was incredibly nice and added such a positive touch to our wedding.
We had our ceremony at the Amphitheatre of the Redwoods, and it was absolutely incredible! The area was able to accommodate all of our guests and more; however, it had a feeling of being very intimate. We were approved to have dried lavender tossed, and the entire amphitheatre smelled of lavender and it was perfect!
Cocktail hour was outside of Celebration Hall, and the bartenders provided by Pema were great and kept all of our guests happy (with alcohol that we provided!). For dinner we had everyone seated in the lawn area outside of Celebration Hall. The weather wasn't too cold but we had heaters and everyone was comfortable. Dancing and dessert were inside of Celebration Hall and this provided such a great space for guests who didn't want to be outside. We were worried that the space would feel too big and empty for our guest size, but we felt that it was perfect for everyone to be able to enjoy the venue without feeling too cramped or pressured to do a certain activity. At night we made use of the fire pit, which was a perfect way to wind down the night with our friends and family. It was incredible being able to take a moment to look up and see the beautiful night sky while making smores.
We had a lot of friends and family spend the night at Pema, which was really affordable. All of the housing from the cabins, to the yurt, and the houses were clean, comfortable and provided the perfect space for people to spend the night. Pema is about 20 min from major hotels and the road to get to the venue is very windy (which was the only "negative" thing about Pema) so it really helped having such nice accommodations for people to be able to avoid unnecessary late night driving on the road. For getting ready, I got ready at the Orchard House and my husband got ready at the Sangha House. Both homes provided plenty of light and space to get ready before the ceremony. The check-in and check-out process for guests was also extremely easy and straight forward which was another added bonus!
Brunch the following morning was really nice and allowed for extra time with everyone before parting ways. I highly recommend everyone consider doing the brunch, especially because the food was delicious! We had this also at the lawn outside of Celebration Hall and we just reused the centerpieces from the night before which was perfect.
Almost a month later, I don't remember all of the specifics of the day, but I do remember the emotions and feelings from the day. Everything went really smoothly, and everyone was so kind and helpful - and these are the things that stick with you. We only have positive things to say about getting married at Pema Osel Ling and are so grateful to everyone that helped make our wedding day such a lovely day to remember.
Sadye · Married on 09/16/2018
We just got married at Pema 9/16/18 and it was absolutely perfect! When you first arrive at Pema you are immediately greeted by a huge water fountain that just sets the tone for the whole venue. The redwood grove is where we had the ceremony and then did cocktail hour on the patio and dinner on the lawn. The redwood grove is breathtaking, it feels so intimate and cozy, almost like a secret space. Our guests were in awe of the venue and were amazed at the views. One of the best things about Pema is that it comes with a chef and a coordinator! Eden was the coordinator we had and she was the best at making sure everything was done right. She was always so cheerful to be around and had a smile on her face the whole time. She made me feel comfortable and completely relaxed. The food was hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Our guests could not stop talking about the rosemary potatoes and the fresh bread! The staff was friendly and the bartender was awesome! Everyone that works here just seems to love their job and it shows. After we danced all night we went down to the lower lawn to have a bonfire and s’mores! What an amazing time that was to just unwind and soak up the day we all had just had. Our close family and wedding party all had rented cabins and cottages on the property. They are adorable! Waking up in a cozy cottage in the redwood forest is definitely something that should be on everyone’s bucket list. The next morning we saw wild life and listened to the birds sing. The sun came up and the valley below was golden. Our entire experience at Pema was one for the books. I couldn’t have planned a more perfect day or venue to get married at. Thank you again Eden!
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.