The city of San Luis Obispo and the surrounding area is a stunning destination for weddings along the warm and sunny Central Coast of the state of California. With beautiful ranches like the Flying Caballos Ranch and Loma Grande Ranch, breathtaking vineyards throughout the Edna Valley Wine Country, and seaside resorts, there is certainly no shortage of wonderful venues to choose from for an unforgettable dream wedding. With a reputation in the region for near perfect weather, couples also generally don’t have to worry about having their outdoor wedding rained out.
1.Castle Noland Wedding Venue and Vacation Rental
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The Castle Noland wedding venue located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco in San Luis Obispo, California served as the home of the Noland family for numerous years. One of the highlights of the Castle Noland its its very unique traditional architecture, Dome and Conical frescoed ceilings, its coziness, its location, its staff, and its views. The former family “castle” now provides an ideal destination for beautiful and comfortable outdoor weddings throughout the entire year, thanks to the gorgeous surroundings and the world-renowned weather of the central West Coast. 200 guests can be accommodate outdoors or 50 for indoor weddings.
6445 Monte Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-544-2042
© Castoro Cellars
The Castoro Cellars is a beautiful venue for weddings and other events, located just outside of San Luis Obispo in Templeton, California. The expansive Mediterranean-style space and Art Gallery provide several stunning spaces for weddings. The indoor space at Castoro Cellars is able to accommodate up to 100 seated guests, while the gorgeous landscaped grounds have a capacity to up to 250 people for events. There is also a spacious wooden deck situated in the garden of native plants and mature oak trees that makes for a great spot to take in the surrounding vineyard during the weddings.
1315 N Bethel Rd, Templeton, CA 93465, Phone: 805-238-0725
3.Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo
The Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo is one of the newer hotels in San Luis Obispo, California that offers warm views of California and a unique setting for events. The venue features around five thousand square feet of event and banquet space with the ability to accommodate up to two hundred guests. Couples can bring their dream wedding to life in the Grand Ballroom of the Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo with specialty lighting and a choice of several different customized catering menus. Couples also are given a complimentary webpage for holding their wedding at the venue.
1605 Calle Joaquin Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, Phone: 805-786-4200
4.Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa
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The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa is an oceanfront venue in Pismo Beach, California, just a short distance from San Luis Obispo. The natural beauty of the venue combined with high standards, an extensive wine selection, world-class dining, and attentive service help to create an unforgettable and one-of-a-kind wedding experience. The Pacific View Tent has a capacity of 250 guests, offering dancing and dining by the ocean with overhead lighting, 25-foot peaked ceilings, and clear sidewalls allowing for spectacular ocean views, while the Lido Dining Room and Lounge offers space for indoor weddings with up to ninety people.
2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, Phone: 805-556-3894
5.Flying Caballos Ranch
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The Flying Caballos Ranch is a beautiful and unique event and wedding venue nestled among the Edna Valley Wine Country’s rolling hills, just a few minutes away from the downtown area of San Luis Obispo. Located along the central coast of California, the Flying Caballos Ranch combines modern amenities with old-world artistry, as well as the luxuries of a stay at a hotel. Encompassing approximately one hundred acres of land, the ranch features grazing cattle and horses and amazing views of Islay Hill and the Edna Valley. The property and farmhouse has also been renovated to include overnight accommodations.
1150 Farmhouse Ln, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-774-1939
6.Greengate Ranch & Vineyard
The Greengate Ranch and Vineyard is a picturesque winery and rustic venue for weddings in San Luis Obispo that offers seemingly endless possibilities for customization. The property is perfect for couples looking for a natural and beautiful setting with modern updates yet still retains a rustic feel. The Greengate Ranch and Vineyard consists of six different spaces for events, with both uncovered and covered outdoor options and indoor spaces. A variety of different sized weddings can be accommodated at the luxurious and unique ranch venue, ranging from just a handful of guests to up to one thousand people. Next read: Best California Wedding Venues
300 Green Gate Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-667-0301
© Higuera Ranch
The Higuera Ranch aims to create a memorable perfect setting for all weddings held on its property. One important thing couples should keep in mind when considering this venue, however, is that a minimum three-night stay is required to book the Higuera Ranch during the weekend. This lets couples have the rehearsal inside the Tasting Room, allows for a day of preparing for the wedding event at the Main House, and creates memories with friends and family during the ceremony within the Olive Grove and a lively wedding reception on the Patio or in the Rustic Barn.
525 El Camino Real, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-242-3844
The Holland Ranch is a stunning family-owned and operated venue situated within the breathtaking Edna Valley on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo, California, and moments away from Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach. With a backdrop of picturesque mountain peaks for the wedding ceremony and a unique party barn for wedding receptions, couples can be sure they are in a truly one-of-a-kind spot. Reserving the Holland Ranch for a wedding is a whole weekend affair, including access to the ranch the entire day before, letting couples enjoy the experience without feeling like they need to rush their special day.
2275 Carpenter Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-459-9222
9.Loma Grande Ranch
The Loma Grande Ranch has been owned and operated by the Furtado family since the year 1935. This working farm and cattle ranch now also acts as a venue for weddings in the San Luis Obispo area. The property features two rustic barns, romantic white barn drapes, a custom wedding arbor, an outdoor area for dancing, bistro lighting, and an expansive grassy lawn for perfect weddings and other special events with up to 350 people. Nestled within the wine country of Edna Valley in its own valley, the Loma Grande Ranch also boasts 360-degree views of the Central Coast’s rolling hills.
2455 Corbett Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-440-0795
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10.Pepper Tree Ranch
The Pepper Tree Ranch is one of the San Luis Obispo area’s modern wedding venues, and like several other ranches in the area, the property is nestled within the scenic Edna Valley Wine Country. One of the highlights of couples choosing the Pepper Tree Ranch for their wedding is the privacy that the venue offers, along with its ideal location near mountains, vineyards, beautiful beaches, and downtown San Luis Obispo. The venue is also ideal for larger, more extravagant weddings with its capacity to host weddings with up to six hundred guests and several events spaces to choose from.
445 Green Gate Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-222-6445
11.San Luis Obispo Country Club
The San Luis Obispo Country Club is a golf course and country club venue in California’s San Luis Obispo area, nestled among the lush landscape of the Edna Valley, offering lovely vineyards, pristine golf courses, and rolling hills. Couples can choose to celebrate their wedding day in the beautiful Tuscan-inspired clubhouse at the San Luis Obispo Country Club, which is able to accommodate weddings with up to 185 of the couple’s closest friends and family. Located only minutes away from the nearby beach, guests can enjoy the natural perks that the country club property has to offer.
255 Country Club Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-543-3400
12.SeaVenture Beach Hotel
The SeaVenture Beach Hotel offers couples in the San Luis Obispo area of California with an opportunity to tie the knot and celebrate their special day on the white sands of Pismo Beach. The venue is considered to be one of the Central Coast of California’s most sought after destinations for weddings. The experienced and professional staff at the SeaVenture Beach Hotel assist couples with creating the perfect destination wedding on the beach, from the ceremony on the white sand to the reception with the outdoor terraces, full ocean views, great service, and dining on fine cuisine.
100 Ocean View Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, Phone: 805-773-4994
13.See Canyon Fruit Ranch
The See Canyon Fruit Ranch has been acting as a wedding venue for couples in the San Luis Obispo area and beyond for more than fifteen people. Located along the Central Coast of California within a stunning canyon, the See Canyon Fruit Ranch is surrounded by its picturesque apple orchard, lush ferns, a tranquil garden, hills, and oak trees. The barns, gazebo, dance floor, and gorgeous gardens all work together to create an ideal location for a memorable dream wedding event. The gardens at the ranch are available to rent for weddings between the months of April and November.
2345 See Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, Phone: 805-590-2821
Nestled among rolling hills and vineyards, Spreafico Farms is located in the heart of the beautiful area of San Luis Obispo. Rich in history, the property has been a significant part of this county since its early days. Today, Spreafico Farms is still run as a family-owned vegetable farm and cattle ranch, as well as a wedding venue. The hilltop venue boasts panoramic views and includes a historic barn with smooth concrete floors, able to accommodate seated wedding receptions with up to 180 guests, along with a back patio that is able to hold up to 130 additional guests.
7900 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-440-5457
15.Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
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At the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, couples can tie the knot in the beautiful garden gazebo, featuring a surrounding landscape of colorful flowers. The gazebo garden and spacious green lawn has a capacity to accommodate up to eighty of the couple’s family and closest friends for a sunlit, intimate wedding ceremony. Receptions of the same size as ceremonies are held above the resort’s Gardens Restaurant in the Palm and Fireside rooms, where guests can enjoy the crackling fireplace, natural light, and high vaulted ceilings. The Gardens Restaurant provide artfully prepared and innovative food for the reception.
1215 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, Phone: 805-595-7302
16.The Casitas Estate
The Casitas Estate provides a beautifully landscaped destination for weddings, with grounds covered in statice, provence lavender, and beautiful roses, as well as a poolside “under the sea” succulent garden. The views of the vineyards throughout the Arroyo Grande Valley and the Edna Valley, as well as the Santa Lucia Mountains, from the estate provide numerous stunning photo opportunities. The unique property boasts Spansih Hacienda-style buildings, which include four luxury guest houses. Weddings with up to 180 guests can be accommodated, with ceremony sites including a poolside setting, the Infinity Lawn, Vineyard vista, and a spacious fountain courtyard.
2655 Lopez Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93420, Phone: 805-710-1587
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17.The Gardens at Peacock Farms
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The Gardens at Peacock Farms is a wonderfully chic venue for country weddings in scenic Arroyo Grande, just a short distance from San Luis Obispo, California. The property is well known in the area for its one-of-a-kind family farm location, Estate vineyards, and manicured gardens. The Gardens at Peacock Farms is able to host weddings with more than two hundred guests and provides VIP restrooms, handicap access, and on-site parking. Couples can have a memorable wedding day beneath the shade canopy provided by gorgeous walnut trees in the beautiful garden, along with music is echoing by the cascading fountain.
2018 Los Berros Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, Phone: 805-473-9463
18.The Madonna Inn
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The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo is a destination for weddings that is renowned for exquisite outdoor and indoor settings, resort amenities, unique themed guest rooms, and timeless elegance. The venue hosts weddings of all sizes, from intimate and small gatherings to lavish, grand events. For large indoor weddings, couples can choose to have their wedding in the Expo Center, which can accommodate between 250 and 1,000 people. As for outdoor weddings, there’s the 23-acre Madonna Meadows and the Secret Garden, which features a peaceful pond, rock features, elegant paths, and the stone Roman Marble Bar.
100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, Phone: 805-784-2410
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19.The Monday Club
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The Monday Club provides a historic setting for unique wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate events, concerts, and other events. The beautiful property was designed by Julia Morgan, the architect of Hearst Castle, and features an ambiance and design that lend to creating a memorable event. From the hardwood detailing and the flagstone fireplace to the beautiful gazebo and gardens, the Monday Club is a great location for couples looking for a beautiful historic venue. Rental of the venue includes the gazebo, the back and front gardens, a covered patio, a large commercial kitchen, the sunroom, the great room, and more.
1815 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-544-2013
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20.The Officers Club and Chapel at Camp San Luis Obispo
The Officers Club and Chapel is located on the grounds of the historical Camp San Luis Obispo. During a wedding or other special event at the venue, guests will feel as if they have stepped back into the past. Constructed back during the 1920’s, the Officers Club still possesses much of its charm from the old days. While the venue is located on a military base, couples do not be a member of the military to rent the Officers Club and Chapel. The on-site chapel has a vintage feel and offers a pleasant site for wedding ceremonies.
10 Sonoma Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, Phone: 805-541-6168
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21.The White Barn - Edna Valley
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The family-owned and run farm turned event venue known as The White Barn is situated within the middle of the beautiful Edna Valley, offering scenic views from the barn, distinctive character, and an idyllic setting that are historical and breathtaking. The land surrounding the picturesque barn is planted throughout the year with an array of vegetables, adding to the property’s farm atmosphere. The spacious former dairy barn has been renovated into a magical venue for couples looking for a rustic and charming setting for their wedding, with the weathered original redwood siding making a great backdrop for photos.
217 Green Gate Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-295-1646
22.Historic Jack House and Gardens
The Historic Jack House and Gardens is a unique part of the colorful and elegant past of the state of California that transports guests back in time to Victorian times. Along with offering tours of the historic home and its gardens, the Jack House can also be reserved as an event venue, including for weddings. Requests for renting the property can be made online from as early as an entire year in advance to as little as ten days. Couples can arrive at the Jack House on the day of the wedding as early as 8:00am
536 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Phone: 805-781-7222
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© Apple Farm
The Apple Farm provides couples with a choice of four different event venues for their special day: the Garden Room, the dining patio of the restaurant, the Harvest Room, and the Millhouse patio. The Garden Room offers an intimate setting for smaller ceremonies and wedding receptions, while the Harvest Room provides a cozy space for indoor dining. The Restaurant dining patio offers guests with expansive views of the rolling hills, while the Millhouse patio is a unique and romantic outdoor space. The Apple Farm caters more towards smaller weddings and is able to accommodate up to sixty guests on the Millhouse patio.
2015 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, Phone: 805-544-2040
23 Best Wedding Venues in San Luis Obispo, California
- Castle Noland Wedding Venue and Vacation Rental, Photo: Castle Noland Wedding Venue and Vacation Rental
- Castoro Cellars, Photo: Castoro Cellars
- Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa, Photo: Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa
- Flying Caballos Ranch, Photo: Flying Caballos Ranch
- Greengate Ranch & Vineyard, Photo: Laszlo/stock.adobe.com
- Higuera Ranch, Photo: Higuera Ranch
- Holland Ranch, Photo: Rhys/stock.adobe.com
- Loma Grande Ranch, Photo: chris/stock.adobe.com
- Pepper Tree Ranch, Photo: Dragica/stock.adobe.com
- San Luis Obispo Country Club, Photo: photominus21/stock.adobe.com
- SeaVenture Beach Hotel, Photo: Anastasia/stock.adobe.com
- See Canyon Fruit Ranch, Photo: nastasenko/stock.adobe.com
- Spreafico Farms, Photo: Pitcher/stock.adobe.com
- Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, Photo: Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
- The Casitas Estate, Photo: andriychuk/stock.adobe.com
- The Gardens at Peacock Farms, Photo: Rafael Ben-Ari/stock.adobe.com
- The Madonna Inn, Photo: The Madonna Inn
- The Monday Club, Photo: The Monday Club
- The Officers Club and Chapel at Camp San Luis Obispo, Photo: Artem/stock.adobe.com
- The White Barn - Edna Valley, Photo: The White Barn - Edna Valley
- Historic Jack House and Gardens, Photo: shevtsovy/stock.adobe.com
- Apple Farm, Photo: Apple Farm
- Cover Photo: Anton Zabielskyi/stock.adobe.com