Found a fabulous place on the Northern California coast for those of you looking for an intimate, beautiful location to elope just the two of you or have a larger wedding for up to 200 people.
The Sea Ranch Lodge is located on a bluff 29 miles north of Jenner, which is approximately, 3 1/2 hours drive north of San Francisco.
Your ceremony can take place in many spots surrounding the Lodge, including the a bluff overlooking a beautiful cove; Bihler’s Point with the ocean surrounding you on three sides; the Sea Ranch Chapel or a courtyard filled with flowers and old-growth trees. Their wedding packages include a wedding coordinator, officiant, photographer, and dinner in their dining room. You will, of course, want to stay in their bridal suite, which has an ocean view (as do all but one of the regular guestrooms), a fireplace, and private courtyard with your own private hot tub.
You will also be surrounded not only by the beautiful scenery, but also a vast array of activities: nearby Sonoma wineries for wine tastings, kayaking, hiking, whale watching (December through April) and three golf courses.
The Lodge itself has won numerous awards and mention by several prestigious publications. Here is just a sampling:
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004
In-Style Magazine - Wedding Edition, June 2004
Chicago Times "Best Lodging"
AAA - 3 Diamond Rating
Zagat Survey Rated Restaurant - Very good to Excellent 2004
Sunset Magazine - Feature in Wedding Edition 2004
Bon Apetit "Ultimate destination" 1998
Sonoma Business "Best romantic getaway" 1998
Best places to Kiss "Most romantic spot" 1997
San Diego Union "Best spot for a honeymoon" 1996
You can get more information about the Sea Ranch Lodge by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want an idea of the beauty of the area, we have included this short YouTube video. Enjoy.