Last updated 09-14-2020
If you are planning a small wedding in the 2nd part of 2020, you are very likely to struggle with finding an open venue. We've received many inquiries from couples who are trying and failing to find a suitable venue. So we've decided to personally create a list of places which are trying to stay open in the midst of pandemic.
The situation is very complex. All wedding venues are under tremendous financial stress as cancellations and postponements are still piling up. For many venues, opening up the facilities for smaller weddings is not financially feasible. The safety regulations are very strict and require costly arrangements and procedures.
The venues we have listed below actually opened up their facilities to couples who are planning their intimate weddings during covid. However, as much as we want this information to be accurate, please discuss the plans directly with the venues. Regulations are changing daily - a venue that may be offering to host a wedding today, may be closed tomorrow. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information.
We will keep working on the list, adding new venues as they reopen. We worked in most of these venues and can make recommendations based on your preferences (contact us). Each place is unique and will definitely affect how your wedding photos will look. If you already have a venue but need help with planning an elopement, here is our recently published elopement guide.
Taking Reservations from 11/01
Bann at Oak Knoll
Open for events of less than 10
Open for outdoor ceremonies & dinners of less than 100, including staff.
Chaminade Resort & Spa
Open for wedding ceremonies. Number of guests is flexible. Small dinner for 10 or less is possible.
Can host up to 20 people inside and up to 60 on an outdoor patio.
Ceremony only, can accommodate up to 50
Can host ceremony and receptions for groups of 10 or less
Can potentially host ceremony and receptions for groups of 10 or less
Events by Classic
Venue has 3 properties: Monterey Beach House can host up to 100 for a beach ceremony. Perry House can host 40-50. Dinner possible.
Jacuzzi Family Winery
Can host a ceremony for up to 12 people, possible wine tasting reception & possible dinner at one of their properties.
Long Branch Farms
Can host ceremony and reception for up to 50 people
Contact directly for info.
Open for ceremonies and reception for up to 50
Open for ceremonies and a reception for a group of 12.
Open for ceremony and reception for groups of up to 10
2020 only. Package includes outdoor ceremony for up 25 people, suite for bride and groom, champagne toast, time on the property for photographs.
Ceremony only, can host up to 30, but the number of guests depends on the number of households in attendance.
Vezel family Vineyard
Own 3 venues: Mankas Gardens, Blue Victorian, Estate Ranch. All 3 are open for outdoor ceremony and dinner for up to 35.
Hosting ceremonies and receptions for groups of 50 or less, no dancing.
Wave Street Studios
Can do outdoors ceremony and reception for groups of 50 or less.
Napa / Vineyards
Can host an elopement for a group of 10 or less. Ceremony can be followed by lunch, tea, or dinner.
Open to small elopements. Winery does not have a kitchen, so couple would have to provide own catering.
Winchester Mystery House
Garden Elopement and Micro Weddings. Starting from 2 Hours.
We are constantly working on adding new venues to the list and learned a lot of safety procedures, limitations and can help you with choosing a right venue. Drop us a line below.