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Sparrow Valley Retreat

Aptos, CA View map Visit website
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Up to 50 guests

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Up to 50 guests

Sparrow Valley Retreat is a unique wedding venue situated in Aptos, California. This rustic paradise is nestled amidst vast redwood forestry and is dotted with bespoke cabins and event space. An ideal option for couples looking to blend rural charm with boutique touches, this venue is a memorable destination for a truly personalized occasion. There are numerous hidden gems to delight you and your guests, such as outdoor hot tubs, decking areas overlooking the breathtaking valley, and an outdoor redwood cathedral. Tranquility and contentment are synonymous with the Sparrow Valley Retreat experience.

Facilities and Capacity

This serene destination lends itself to outdoor ceremonies due to the stunning woodlands and natural scenery. You can choose where you wish to exchange vows, whether it’s overlooking the valley from the redwood cathedral, or on the lawn area surrounded by forestry. You may wish to invite a gathering of up to 50 family and friends, or host a more intimate affair for just you and a select few. Receptions can be held outside on the lawn, followed by dancing under the stars on the redwood veranda. A terrace area is an ideal place for guests to enjoy a drink after the ceremony, overlooking the calm surroundings of this unique location. The venue boasts exterior relaxation tubs and a cedarwood-sauna, as well as cozy preparation cabins.

Services Offered

Paramount to the ethos at Sparrow Valley Retreat is ensuring that each couple’s individual preferences are considered. This is also an ideal hideaway spot for engagement celebrations, wedding showers, and rehearsal dinners. You can avail of the rustic redwood tables on-site, or you can procure rentals and furnishings through your preferred vendors of choice. In terms of layout and event design, you can arrange tables and settings as you desire. Couples can select an external caterer of their choosing to ensure their menu matches their personal tastes. Either way, the team is on hand to assist in setup and cleanup for this special occasion. Despite being tucked away in rural serenity, WiFi is available for your convenience.

Accommodation

Limited cabin-style accommodation is available at this peaceful destination. The private cabin is ideal for newlyweds and comprises a spacious suite with a balcony overlooking the valley. This is a perfect location for wedding photographs, or for moments of reflection away from the main party. The studio cabin is an alternative get-ready room and it too features a queen-size bed, relaxation area, and scenic outdoor deck.

  • Woman-owned

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?

$9,500

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

$7,500

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

Yes

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

$9,500

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

$7,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

50

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden
Inn/B&B
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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    The Perfect Venue!

    Sparrow Valley Retreat was an absolute perfect venue for our private family wedding. This location is such an ideal place to relax and be one with nature – a rare moment in our life when we can escape from the bustling city life. The lodge and cathedral are impressively built and maintained. Tania and Taylor took care of everything we needed for our special day. Can’t wait to come back here for our future anniversaries!
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    Lindsey Married on 09/11/2021
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    No regrets - best wedding venue ever!

    I would 💯 recommend this venue for couples that want a unique and intimate wedding experience in the redwoods. It was the perfect size for our 50 guest wedding, and the cost included overnight stay on the property - which is convenient for the couple and saves money on vendor delivery/pickup. The property layout is intuitive and the surroundings and backdrop provide a great canvas for any variety of decor and design elements. Thie owners, Tania and Taylor, are so personable, friendly, and accommodating. And that’s just the start. They do an excellent job of maintaining the property and will respond promptly to any questions (literally - recology, outlets, sound system, etc.). They are open to feedback and quick to problem solve. There are also on site rentals for all those little time-bound things you may need. love how the property is always evolving, with creative projects to build community and enhance hospitality. It’s such an inspirational space. Almost all of our ideas on how to structure our wedding and what elements to feature were inspired by our first site visit. I could go on and on, but overall we are so glad we had our wedding at Sparrow Valley. Everything from the location to the layout and design and Tania/Taylor is magical :)
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    Raiza I. Married on 11/14/2020
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    Sparrow Valley Retreat - November 14, 2020 Wedding

    When our original plans got cancelled due to Covid, I found this venue on Instagram and messaged the owner, Tania. She responded promptly and helped us pull our wedding together in about a month and a half. She went above and beyond to make us feel at ease and was available to answer all my questions. On the day of, she acted as the coordinator and handled everything from decor, contacting vendors to make sure they would arrive on time, and anything we needed! Her partner Taylor even built a shelter because in case it rained on our wedding day! Tania and Taylor are such kind people that have created a beautiful place that is welcoming, warm, and the perfect location to exchange vows. We can't wait to visit Sparrow Valley Retreat for our anniversary in the future. Oh and did I mention they are dog friendly?!

    Sparrow Valley Retreat's reply:

    It was such a pleasure working with you both, Raiza and Julio. Your day was a perfect dream come true. It was such a sweet moment the day after when we exchanged our appreciation for each other (there may be were a tear or two). Your wedding will always hold a special place in my heart. Please come back to spend your Anniversary or a fun get away to bask in the Redwood Cathedral remembering your wedding day. Congratulations Again!!!
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