The state of California has so much to offer brides living all across the country. With miles of coastline, beautiful wine country, and stunning mountain sites, there is a destination in "The Golden State" for everyone to love. Hosting a celebration in California is a great option for locals and visitors alike since the state provides a wide range of wedding venues in a comfortable climate. Tropical beach parties, opulent ballroom soirées, and cozy cabin affairs in the mountains offer gorgeous settings to say "I do" and impress loved ones.
With over 75 properties in California, Starwood Hotels & Resorts has plenty of lovely sites from the sand to the snow available to couples desiring a resort wedding. Popular for their wide array of amenities, on-property accommodations, and attentive staff, hotels are often smart venues for weddings with guest lists of all sizes. We teamed up with the wedding specialists at Starwood Hotels & Resorts to discover some of the best California hotel/resort wedding venues. From the mountains to the sea, learn more about our four favorites below:
1. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
With beautiful beaches and popular attractions such as Balboa Park, The San Diego Zoo, or USS Midway, San Diego is a wonderful place to host a destination wedding – especially for couples with large families that include children. Centrally located downtown, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is situated on the San Diego Bay and features iconic sunset backdrops over Point Loma. The property’s lush grass lawn is perfect for a ceremony, and beautiful ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the marina are ideal for grand receptions.
Photos courtesy of Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
2. The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth
Though California is known for its sunny weather and impeccable beaches, the mountains are a wonderful location for a vow exchange – all year long. The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth is located near the village at Mammoth and provides scenic surroundings for rustic and refined weddings. Romantic snowy celebrations can take place in one of the Mammoth Lakes property’s contemporary function rooms, or warm-weather soirées can be celebrated outdoors on the deck with a beautiful backdrop of Mammoth Mountain and the Eastern Sierras.
Photos courtesy of The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth
3. Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & SpaThe coastal city of Carlsbad, California, offers sunny skies and beautiful beaches for residents and visitors alike. Ideal for brides, grooms, and guests who are lovers of golf, The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is adjacent to an award-winning golf course featuring stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The Southern California property’s gorgeous grass lawn is ideal for seaside wedding ceremonies offering a crisp breeze, sunny skies, and iconic palm trees, while the indoor event spaces provide modern settings for a memorable reception.
Photo courtesy of Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
4. The Westin Verasa Napa
Rolling hills, sun-filled skies, and beautiful vineyards make Napa Valley an enticing locale to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life – and an even more incredible location to celebrate your love with family and friends. Located walking distance from a variety of tasting rooms and wineries, The Westin Verasa Napa is perfect for out-of-town guests to take in the sites of California’s wine country. Up to 175 people can celebrate at the property’s event space, which seamlessly blends indoor comfort with a serene outdoor ambience.
Photos courtesy of The Westin Verasa Napa