Monday, January 12, 2009

Wedding Venue in Eureka, California

If you're interested in a Northern California coastal wedding, you may want to put the town of Eureka on your list, along with the Carter House Inns & Restaurant.

The Carter House Inns & Restaurant is actually four different Victorian-styled lodgings, the Carter House, Hotel Carter (a 4 Diamond AAA property), Carter Cottage and Bell Cottage. The Carter House was built in the 1980s, using plans for the original Carter House built in 1885 in San Francisco, and destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Aside from the romantic accommodations of The Carter House Inns, there's also their Restaurant 301, which has received the Wine Spectator's Grand Award for the last 10 years, and which Frommer's says is one of the best restaurants in Northern California. All this makes for one great place to have your wedding.

If you plan on staying for your honeymoon, or have guests staying, you'll be pleased to know that all lodging includes:
  • full breakfast
  • wine and hors d'oeuvres each evening
  • tea and cookies by the fire each night
If you've never ventured that far north in California, then you're really in for a treat. Eureka is blessed with its location on the Humboldt Bay, close to California's giant Redwood forests and state parks, including being 45 miles from Humboldt Redwood State Park, with its Avenue of the Giants. Aside from just enjoying the beautiful scenery nearby, you and your guests can enjoy hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, birding, or scenic drives through the redwoods.

Two festivals of note which occur annually in Eureka include the Blues by the Bay in September and the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival in March.

The Carter House Inns & Restaurant will work with you to plan your dream wedding. So, if you're interested, you might want to visit their site at, or email them for info at

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