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:
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27 Reviews for Amphitheatre of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Keri Downing · Married on 10/15/2020
The entire visit went as smoothly as I had expected. I arrived at the venue and it was exactly how she had described it. There are several wedding packages and we went over all of them. All of my questions were answered and I left there feeling confident that I choose this venue my wedding would go smooth and worry free.Sent on 06/04/2019
Amphitheatre of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling's reply:Thanks Keri! It was a pleasure to meet with you! We look forward to hearing from you again soon! All the best! Kristie
Daisy Avila · Married on 06/01/2019
Dream come true
A whole weekend for a wedding?! What more can you ask for?!? An amazing coordinator (Miranda❤️) to help make the day less stressful?! Yes, please!!! BYO alcohol helped us with keeping it open bar, and this was definitely a highlight!!!! Bonfire on Friday night after rehearsal and welcome dinner, Late night meal on Saturday night, and brunch on Sunday! The most beautiful ceremony location amongst majestic redwoods ❤️ along with many MANY amazing spots for photos!!!! The place itself is already so gorgeous that you don't have to go all out with decorating, nature already does it for you!!! And the food is A-MA-ZING! Honestly, our dream come true!!!!Sent on 07/04/2019
Amphitheatre of the Redwoods at Pema Osel Ling's reply:Thank you for the great review Daisy! We are delighted that you chose Amphitheatre of the Redwoods as your wedding venue and your dream came true!
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.Sent on 11/09/2018
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.
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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.