Venture Retreat Center

201 Eden West road, Pescadero, CA 94060 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Venture Retreat Center

A place to grow, connect and share your love

Venture Retreat Center, was founded in the early 1960's by a group of Bay Area pioneering individuals. The group was rooted in what was later coined "The Human Potential Movement," and held workshops, retreats and training sessions to explore the big questions of, "Who are we? Why are we here?."

In the decades since, Venture have remained an active retreat, workshop and training hub in Northern California for groups dedicated to personal, spiritual, ecological, and community growth. In addition to retreat groups, we host nature-loving couples who want to create a magical multi-day experience for their family and friends for their wedding!

Weddings at Venture Retreat Center include:

  • Exclusive use of the entire retreat facility during your stay
  • Friday checkin at 3pm, Sunday checkout at 11am
  • Indoor accommodations for up to 50 overnight guests
  • Outdoor camping accommodations for 50+ overnight guests
  • Multiple areas in our meadow & sun deck for your ceremony & reception
  • Commercial kitchen for you & your catering company to use
  • Full use of our pool, hot tub, and fire pit (firewood included)!
  • Depending on your package & needs, you can use our tables, chairs, string lighting, wine barrels, and more.
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5 Reviews for Venture Retreat Center

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.7
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    Chris · Married on 09/29/2012

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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Venture Retreat Center was the ideal venue for our wedding. We had a big vision with a small budget, and Venture was the only place that gave us enough flexibility to realize our vision and not completely break our budget. Other venues had so many rules, restrictions, and added fees - the answer to every question was either "no" or "yeah, but it'll cost you". The answers we got from Venture, on the other hand, tended to be "sure, why not, it's your wedding!" That's all we wanted hear. Venture is not "fancy", but the grounds are lovely, it was very reasonably priced, there was space for many of our guests to spend the night, and the folks running it genuinely wanted us to be able to create the event we dreamed of. And we did. Our wedding at Venture was a beautiful gathering of friends and family, and everyone had a spectacular time.

    Sent on 02/16/2016
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    Lizzy · Married on 06/27/2015

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    My husband and I got married in June 2015 at Venture Retreat Center. We wanted a nontraditional ceremony and a relaxing weekend-long reception that didn't feel fluffed up by the commercial wedding industry. Venture was absolutely perfect for us. The house and the grounds are beautiful: blooming artichokes in the garden, a big fireplace in the living room, ancient trees overhead and songbirds singing all weekend long. We were married in front of a giant, brambly rosebush and afterwards our friends and family walked 50 feet to the porch of the house for champagne, dinner, a live band, and a midnight soak in the hot tub. 40 of our friends stayed in the house and camped on the lawn, which meant that we didn't need any set schedule; people just came and went, enjoying Venture's pool and the nearby hikes and beaches. We cooked most of our meals in the big kitchen (except for the main post-wedding meal, which was catered). There are so many beautiful nooks and crannies on the Venture property! The kids in attendance formed a group and went exploring down the creek trail—we only found out later because they had taken one of our disposable cameras! Bob was incredibly kind and helpful during the planning process and the event itself. He let us visit the property while we were planning, so we could imagine how it would all work, and he connected us with a flower farm down the road, who stocked us with flowers at wholesale. Mainly, he was laid back, friendly and a genuinely nice person to work with. Venture is pretty much a dream place to throw a party: a giant house in the woods, where you can swim and dance and do a lot of nothing with a hundred of your favorite people. If that sounds like a good way to spend your wedding, then Venture is for you.

    Sent on 02/05/2016

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Venture Retreat Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • 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
    Event Planning
    Parking
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Wedding Cake
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Campsite/Cabin
    Farm/Ranch
    Resort
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • 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
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Wifi
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking

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