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Vizcaya Sacramento

Looking for a destination wedding locale with history, charm and gorgeous weather? Look no further than these stunning Sacramento wedding venues. With its laid-back, Northern California vibes, a melting pot of cultures lending plenty of local color, and pretty riverfront views, Sacramento makes for the perfect setting for any wedding, offering lots of wedding venue styles to choose from, including sprawling villas, chic hotels and even a public zoo! We’ve done the work of rounding up the very best of those Sacramento wedding venues so all you have to do is pick one, grab your boo, and say “I do!”

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Sterling Hotel

Located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento, this newly refreshed boutique hotel and wedding venue boasts Victorian elegance and lots of lovely details, including a ballroom with a breathtaking glass rotunda, a cozy cellar bar, and a sweet little chapel. While the hotel size is intimate at just 16 rooms (you could rent the whole thing out and host all your wedding guests under one roof!), the ballroom can host up to 325 guests, making it perfect for any-size affair. And with its highly walkable downtown location, your guests will be able to fit in plenty of sightseeing and nightlife (on foot!) before and after your wedding. Best of all, the property works with Wedgewood Weddings, a full-service planning outfit that makes nailing down all your wedding details, and carrying out the big day, a one-stop-shop.

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The Firehouse Restaurant

If you want your wedding to be steeped in Gold Rush-era style, the historic Firehouse Restaurant in Sacramento’s storied Waterfront District is your wedding venue. Celebrating 60 years as a downtown destination, The Firehouse offers a selection of personality-packed venues, from a leafy cobblestone courtyard (which can host up to 400 guests!) to the intimate Courtyard Grill Room, with brick walls, a fireplace, and a stunning stained-glass skylight that can seat up to 72 guests (small wedding goals!), to the classic Golden Eagle Room, a ballroom-esque space with its own ornate bar. And because The Firehouse is, first and foremost, a restaurant, you can trust your food will be as memorable as your surrounds, with dining options crafted by the spot’s award-winning chefs. Oh, and rentals? Like tables, linens and dinnerware? All included with your package! Talk about convenience.

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The Citizen Hotel 

For the city slicking couple whose hearts are set on an urban affair, The Citizen Hotel serves up early-1900s glamour and sweeping city views. This architectural wonder located in Downtown Sac has a wide variety of venue options, but don’t sleep on the Metropolitan Terrace, an open-air, 7th-floor deck that can be tented to seat up to 300 guests and offers iconic Capitol views. And don’t let planning stress take the wind out of your sails—this hotel offers a dedicated planning team to do all the legwork. Also notable about this chic Sacramento wedding venue? It’s Michelin-rated locavore restaurant, Grange, which will whip up a gourmet feast your guests won’t soon forget. (Not to mention the two-story wine vault located inside Grange, which might come in handy when it comes time to get guests onto the dance floor.)

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Old Sugar Mill

Totally unique and just the right amount of industrial, the Old Sugar Mill was built in 1934 as a beet refining factory and still retains much of its original vintage factory style. Beautifully restored today, however, it serves as a wine lover’s destination in Clarksburg, just 15 minutes from Downtown Sacramento, and offers oh so many options for just about any winery wedding style you can imagine. From the aptly named Barrel Room, with its wine barrel-lined feature wall, to the open-air Plaza courtyard just begging to become a twinkle-lit, tented affair, to the expansive Boiler Room, a high-ceiling warehouse brimming with industrial elegance, and many more indoor and outdoor options, the only thing difficult about this venue is choosing a venue within it! But that’s the last tough choice you’ll have to make, thanks to the venue’s in-house coordination team and multitude of all-inclusive amenities (like adorable wine barrel tables and a stunning bridal suite). Oh, and, spring for that second-shooter, because this sprawling venue is as photogenic as they come.

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Beatnik Studios

Artsy couples looking for that gallery-opening vibe for their big day will love Beatnik Studios, an airy, lofty event center in Sacramento’s hip R Street District. Run by a collective of local creatives, Beatnik Studios is part art gallery, part event space, oozing with charm and striking that perfect balance between blank canvas and full of character. Unlike some of the other options on this list, Beatnik’s event space is one beautiful high-ceilinged room, offering the opportunity for a more intimate affair where guests will be encouraged to mingle and no dance floor will ever look sparse. As for features, Beatnik offers in-house coordination services, ultra-cool exposed brick walls, and even a discount on a wedding photography package if you hire one of their staff photographers to capture your event. And keeping the party going long after the last dance will be easy, with some of Sac’s coolest bars, restaurants and venues within walking (or dancing!) distance to the studio.

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Sacramento Zoo

Talk about unique! This Sacramento wedding venue will make for a wedding unlike you, your partner, or any of your guests have ever seen before. Tucked away in Sacramento’s lush William Land Park, this sprawling city zoo has a stunning selection of ceremony and reception sites for up to 200 guests, from the canyon-like Rare Feline Courtyard to the beautiful Flamingo Lake Patio. Cocktail hour by the carousel? Walking down the aisle with giraffes grazing in the distance? A pre-dinner ride on the Zoo Train? It’s all possible when you get married here! Don’t let the wild reputation fool you, though. The zoo’s grounds are meticulously landscaped and maintained, offering an unexpected elegance and endless photo ops! And you’ll love the convenience of the included day-of coordinator and in-house catering offerings, so you can spend less time worrying about the details and more time posing with your new spouse and new favorite zebra!

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Grand Island Mansion

One word: Fairytale. That’s all you’ll be able to think about when you tour this Italian Renaissance-style villa tucked among the rolling hills of Walnut Grove, CA, at the Sacramento River Delta, just a 30-minute drive from Sacramento. Featuring unbelievably opulent interiors and classically manicured gardens with a striking fountain outside, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to planning your (ideally black-tie!) affair at this private estate. And the amenities list is almost as long as that marble staircase you’ll be dying to pose for portraits on: A billiards room, an after-hours lounge, a movie theater, riverfront views, even 11 exquisitely appointed guest rooms… I could go on and on! And if you want to kickstart your honeymoon early, simply rent out the property’s luxury yacht, appointed with everything you need and then some for up to four very lucky guests (or just two newlyweds).

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Vizcaya Sacramento

Rated Sacramento’s top wedding venue for good reason, Vizcaya is an ideal choice for couples who dream of the most perfectly romantic wedding day, but have nightmares about the wedding planning portion of it. That’s because this all-inclusive, beautiful venue does all the work for you, from coordinating the event, to furnishing it, catering, and beyond. It’s a one-stop shop, but don’t mistake it for a wedding factory by any means! The elegant venue boasts beautiful indoor spaces (the natural light-flooded Pavilion) and outdoor spaces (the lushly landscaped courtyard), plus a charming bed and breakfast for both getting ready and luxurious overnight stays. We love the space’s neutral-but-still-tasteful styling—it’s not too vintage, not too opulent, not too rustic, and makes for a just-right canvas for almost any wedding theme you can imagine! Another great feature? No corkage fees if you wish to supply your own bar—a small perk that’ll save you big honeymoon money! Pricing for this venue starts at $1,800 for a Sunday reception, and $4,200 for a Saturday night event.

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Wolfe Heights Estates

Seeking that Napa Wine Country vibe but want to stay close to Sacramento? Wolfe Heights Estates has exactly what you’re looking for. This abundantly landscaped working winery with room for up to 300 guests and a seemingly endless amount of photogenic outdoor wedding ceremony and reception spots serves up vineyard-chic right in Sacramento. You can save on your floral budget by letting the woodland venue’s ample weeping willows, olive trees and wisteria gardens speak for themselves (may we suggest wedding colors in the green family?), and pre-plan your wedding party portraits to take place beside the sparkling pond. We especially love the beautiful Unity Circle feature, a gazebo surrounded by concentric rows of benches and, yes, gorgeous gardening, for a ceremony space. And for the reception? Opt for the courtyard, whose focal point is a Versailles-esque, 400 square-foot cascading fountain! And don’t sweat where you’ll celebrate the rehearsal dinner or stay the night: The onsite and very chic Estate House is just the place. Wine, anyone?

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Capitol Plaza Ballrooms

If you’ve always imagined a ballroom wedding, don’t settle for just any ballroom. At Capitol Plaza Ballrooms, located just steps from the State Capitol in downtown Sacramento, you get your pick of several breathtaking ballrooms and banquet halls, each with their own style, to help bring your classically elegant wedding to life. Imagine swaying, Cinderella-style, under an awe-inspiring hand-painted ceiling, surrounded by 1800s-era woodwork that has been lovingly restored? The Temple Ballroom is for you. Thinking of something more sparkly and glamorous? Opt for the Silver Ballroom with its grand chandelier and striking white columns. Or maybe you’re hoping for something entirely different—a lounge-y, speakeasy feel. You’ll find that the Silver Room, with exposed brick and beams and an art deco vibe, fits the bill. From the uniquely themed rooms with ample space for dining and dancing (not to mention, space for up to 1,000!), to the in-house catering and convenient downtown locale, Capitol Plaza Ballrooms is your go-to choose-your-own-adventure venue.

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Granite Bay Golf Club

Located just half an hour from downtown Sacramento in Granite Bay, this Couples' Choice Award-winning Central Valley venue combines natural beauty with the convenience of a country club wedding venue. Host your ceremony in the romantic garden, with cocktail hour on the semi-covered veranda. Receptions are held in the clubhouse's ballroom, which features a large dance floor, French doors, ample natural light, and views of the golf course. This all-inclusive venue can also accommodate elopements and micro weddings, as well as larger affairs of up to 250 guests. 

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The Stone House

One of the benefits of getting married in the Sacramento area is the proximity to the nature of Lake Tahoe and Tahoe National Forest—particularly the super-cute town of Nevada City. The Stone House is a popular wedding venue, featuring a fairytale cottage vibe surrounded by nature. The former brewery has six event spaces for weddings and events, including the beautiful outdoor patio and Gold Rush-era dining room. There's even a music venue that can accommodate up to 300 guests. 

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