Monday, October 20, 2008

Northern California Elopement Packages in Mendocino

Everyone's trying to save money now, even on their weddings. One great way to do that is by eloping! Here are a couple elopement packages in Mendocino County in Northern California which are set in lovely surroundings and priced reasonably!

Little River Inn
Little River, CA
1-888-INN-LOVE (1-888-466-5683)

The Little River Inn is located on the rugged Mendocino Coast, 2 miles south of the village of Mendocino. All of their rooms have views of the Pacific Ocean, or you can choose to stay in a private, cliffside cottage with a fireplace and hot tub. This area of Mendocino County is so laid-back and relaxing that you might forget all the wonderful things there are to do in the area: ride the Skunk Train, visit a local gallery, sample wine at a local winery, play golf...

And, of course, have a beautiful elopement ceremony! Little River Inn offers the "Romantic Elopement Package" for those who want simplicity without sacrificing a beautiful wedding ceremony. You can exchange your vows on their private deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean, on their beach, or in their garden. This package starts at $1,550 per couple (Sunday through Thursday) and $1,750 per couple (Friday & Saturday) and includes:
  • Champagne toast, service & memory glasses
  • An hour with their favorite local photographer for a personal, one-on-two shoot
  • A small cake and cake service
  • Your choice of a bouquet and boutonniere OR a large arrangement for your room
  • A three-course dinner for two
  • Officiant
  • Breakfast in bed for two
  • A consultation with their Wedding Coordinator
This package rate does not include room charge or tax. This rate is also subject to change based on season booked. If interested, they ask that you contact Melissa at 707-962-2256 for a personal consultation. You can also go to their website at

The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek
7051 North Highway One
Little River, CA
(800) 731-5525

Also located in Little River, The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek is the oldest resort on the Mendocino stretch of the North Coast. Close to all the great things the Mendocino coast has to offer: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens; town of Mendocino; Anderson Valley wineries; whale watching expeditions; horseback riding on the beach or through the redwoods.

The Inn offers both formal and casual weddings located on their 8 acres of Cypress groves, lush meadows and lovely flower gardens. While you can host a wedding their for up to 150 wedding guests, you can also have an outdoor elopement ceremony in the upper meadow, at one of their private cottages or cliffside cottages. They require a 2-night minimum stay, as well as a fee of $1,000, which includes:
  • Coordinator fees
  • Minister fees
  • Small bridal bouquet
  • Small cake
  • Champagne

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another great option for eloping in Mendocino, CA, is the Cottages at Little River Cove in Little River, CA. Cottages at Little River Cove is known for their incomparable Signature Elopement. This option is truly unique option includes:

• Two night’s accommodations for two in one of our Luxurious Cottages with a gas fireplace, full kitchen, and breathtaking ocean views

• Bridal Bouquet, Boutonniere, and Floral Arrangement in your cottage

• Choice of Ceremony Locations with an Officiant

• Acoustic music for your ceremony and cake cutting by recording artists Linny and Caitlin Kenney (subject to availability)

• Six personal, handmade, boutique style elopement cakes for the couple and their friends and family with a champagne toast

• A staff photographer to shoot the ceremony, cake cutting, and a personal photo shoot with the bride and groom on the Little River bluffs or Van Damme beach. Includes a photo C.D. and website.

• An in-cottage private chef will prepare a romantic dinner for two paired with local wine while the couple completes their photo shoot

• Day-of Wedding Coordination

• Plush Robes for relaxing in front of the fire or watching the sunrise from your private deck

• Concierge Service for sightseeing, wine tours, entertainment, and dining

Cottages at Little River