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Incredible Big Sur Elopement and Wedding Destinations
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Incredible Big Sur Elopement and Wedding Destinations

We know choosing venues can be a bit stressful, so we compiled a list of go-to Big Sur elopement and wedding destinations.

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June 15, 2021

Are you ready to start the adventure called marriage? Say "I do" in the most romantic setting in Big Sur. Photo courtesy of Ventana Big Sur.

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Exchange vows at Sur Vista, a stunning outdoor terrace venue dedicated exclusively to your intimate moment. Aptly named for its sweeping views of the wild ocean, the venue comfortably accommodates up to 70 guests. 

Easily accessible yet worlds away, the Redwood Cathedral is guarded by ancient, noble redwoods. The setting adds a dramatic air to your special day, conjuring a rustic tribute to your union—what could be more romantic?

Can we skip all these official parts and ceremonies and proceed to serving the cake? Photo courtesy of Glen Oaks Big Sur.

Glen Oaks Big Sur Wedding 

Location: 47080 Highway 1, Big Sur

Capacity:  100 people 

Amenities: Tables, chairs, outdoor lighting, dance area, large parking 

Price range: $2,750–$10,500

Tie the knot in a modern-rustic setting at Glen Oaks Big Sur. Ideal for small ceremonies, this Big Sur wedding venue has both redwood and river views to make your big day as magical as possible. Designed by S.F.-native Steve Justrich, home-grown modernism is the ambiance of choice, putting the “picture” in your picture-perfect day. 

The on-site restaurant Big Sur Roadhouse features an amazing patio with an outdoor gas fire pit and private entrance. Surrounded by twinkle lights, redwood trees, and outdoor heat lamps, the patio is a perfect place to share a dance with your one and only. You can also reserve Big Sur Roadhouse for your rehearsal dinner, reception, or post-wedding brunch.

Weddings can be very emotional. Most of the time, even the cake is in tiers. Photo courtesy of Big Sur Lodge.

Big Sur Lodge Wedding 

Location: 47225 Highway 1, Big Sur 

Capacity: 250 people 

Amenities: Ceremony area, outdoor event space, dressing room, indoor event space, reception area, on-site accommodations  

Price range: $2100–$6,200

There are two big days in any love story—the day you meet the one and the day you marry them. Big Sur Lodge can help you with the latter. Romantic and tranquil, this venue provides a sense of escape, worlds away from the city bustle, where you’re only focused on one thing: walking down the aisle in your dream dress. This Big Sur wedding destination is nestled in the heart of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. It’s a refuge for writers, artists, and soon-to-be newlyweds thanks to the charming selection of event spaces and luxurious amenities.

From the rehearsal dinner to the reception, you can plan every stage of your Big Sur wedding at this enviable destination. The event coordinator will go above and beyond to bring your vision to life, making sure that every aspect of your special day goes according to plan. Celebrate your union on the Redwood Patio, a rustic-chic section of Big Sur Lodge with gorgeous river views. Have an outdoor photo sesh, and head into Santa Lucia Room to dance the night away. 

Congratulations to the happy couple on a wedding worthy of every Pinterest board. Photo courtesy of Loma Vista Gardens.

Loma Vista Gardens Wedding

Location: 47540 Highway 1, Big Sur 

Capacity: 350 people 

Amenities: Ceremony area, dressing room, indoor event space, outdoor event space, reception area 

Price range: $1800–$12,300

Built in 1937, Loma Vista Gardens is an obvious choice to get hitched. This Big Sur wedding venue features two outdoor event spaces, embellished with repurposed tree branches, rocks, and lush plants—you’ll get to say “I do” in arguably the most serene area in the region. Overflowing with rare cacti, succulents, fruit trees, and wildflowers, this wedding venue provides just the right backdrops for your love story.

For more intimate weddings, Loma Vista Gardens offers an ocean view ceremony atop a mountain, just five minutes from the venue. After exchanging your vows, head down the hill to the gardens for the reception. 

You'll get married, and we'll eat cake. It's a win-win situation for sure! Photo courtesy of Post Ranch Inn.

Post Ranch Inn Big Sur Wedding 

Location: 47900 Highway 1, Big Sur

Capacity:  50 people 

Amenities: Ceremony area, indoor event space, outdoor event space, on-site accommodations 

Price range: $5000–$20,000

Post Ranch Inn is your dream wedding Pinterest board coming to life. This luxury coastal wedding destination is renowned not just in Big Sur, but all over the world, thanks to the stunning natural setting and unsurpassed modern amenities. This breathtaking destination also has the absence of noise. While it’s located along the highway, entering Post Ranch Inn means exiting the real world and being transported into a fairytale. The stillness of trees, waves crashing on the rocks a mile below, and the occasional rusting of underbrush from deer sneaking through the forest—is there a better wedding soundtrack?

If you’re feeling spontaneous, you’re in luck—the inn is one of Big Sur’s best elopement locations according to wedding planners. There are several elopement packages at this Big Sur wedding venue for those looking for an intimate celebration. Cheers to forever!

Big Sur Beach Wedding 

As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides, marriage has a nice 'ring' to it. Photo courtesy of Wind and Sea.

Wind and Sea 

Location: 54722 Highway 1, Big Sur

Capacity: 70 guests

Amenities: Basic event rentals, lighting, additional detached studio

Price range: Starting from $3000

Fancy a getaway wedding? Wind and Sea is the perfect Big Sur wedding destination. This ultra-private, six-acre estate hugs the rugged coastline, giving you breathtaking ocean views as soon as you enter through the gate. From a sizzling fire ring to a carefully selected interior, everything inside is placed to make your day as ethereal as possible. 

And while the 3,000 square foot custom-made estate is dazzling itself, the spacious oceanfront deck and cozy stone patio are where your outdoor wedding fantasy becomes a reality. The venue can also arrange private yoga and spa sessions to give your fairytale celebration a rejuvenating touch. If you have cold feet, just warm them up in a yoga pose.

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