Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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    Tammie Gilchrist Photography |

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    J.Perlman R.Lutge Photography |

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    CYoung Photography |

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    J.Perlman R.Lutge Photography |

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    Victoria Rodrigues Photographs |

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    Mariea Rummel Photography |

Weddings at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a sprawling 47-acre property offering the ideal setting for the perfect wedding. Whether you desire to exchange your vows under a rustic wooden gazebo, at an elegant affair in the Dahlia Garden, dancing under the stars on the Event Lawn, or say “I do” on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, our Gardens can be where all your wedding dreams come true. We encourage you to take a tour of the Gardens and discover the eight venues available for a wedding ceremony or reception. To schedule a tour please call 707-964-4352 ext 26 or email

A picture perfect setting for your special day!

July, August, and September are the Gardens busiest months due to our mild coastal weather and the gorgeous blooms in the Gardens. However, the Mendocino Coast can have beautiful weather year-round and there is always something in bloom somewhere in this beautiful setting. In fact, Martha Stewart Weddings features Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens as one of their favorite botanical garden wedding venues! Please make sure you check out our unique Festival of Lights Winter Wonderland Wedding Package as well as our standard wedding packages.

We love making memories!

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is home to a stunning array of intimate and elegant settings, each with their own unique appeal. With 47-acres of natural beauty, the Gardens offers a perfect backdrop for your big day. The Gardens is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization, 100% of wedding site fees support the growth and well being of this beautiful natural treasure. 

To ensure that you and your guests have the best possible experience, we have found it useful to have you work with an event coordinator. This is a requirement for having a wedding ceremony or reception at the Gardens. If you are interested in more information about weddings at the Gardens please send an email to or call 707-964-4352 ext 21.

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Wedding Packet 2018

Wedding Locations Map

Local Wedding Vendors

Take a peek at our annual weather averages: temperature, precipitation, and sunshine!

Elopements at the Gardens

There is no site fee (regular admission applies) for intimate gatherings that match the guidelines below:

  • Guests and all elements of the event can be walked to the event location (meaning: no access for motorized vehicles needed, no unlocking of gates or special access)
  • Event set-up, event, and event break-down occur during normal business hours
  • Event may not block other visitors’ access to site

Photos & videos from past weddings at the Gardens:

Michelle + Derek's Engagement Shoot ~ Tammie Gilchrist Photography

Robin + Jacob's Orchard Garden Ceremony ~ Mariea Rummel Photography

Lisa + Steph's Ocean Bluff Ceremony ~ Tammie Gilchrist Photography

Katie + Scott's Dahlia Garden Ceremony & Event Lawn Reception ~ Tammie Gilchrist Photography

Jessica + Mike's Dahlia Garden Ceremony ~ J.Perlman R.Lutge Photography

Maggie + Joe's Ocean Bluff Ceremony ~ Tammie Gilchrist Photography

Crystal + Nash's Perennial Garden Ceremony & Courtyard Reception ~ Tammie Gilchrist Photography

Ryan + Ignez's Dahlia Garden Ceremony ~ Tammie Gilchrist Photography

Erika + Jesse's Dahlia Garden Ceremony ~ CYoung Photography

Sarah & Wyatt's Cliff House Ceremony & Reception ~ Tammie Gilchrist Photography

Diana + Robert's Dahlia Garden Ceremony ~ Tammie Gilchrist Photography

Kimberly + Alex's Wedding Day Photo Shoot ~ Tammie Gilchrist Photography

Jose + Sarah's Dahlia Garden Ceremony ~ CYoung Photography

Maya + Paul's Dahlia Garden Ceremony ~ Daniel MacDonald Photography

Adam + Nicole's Dahlia Garden Ceremony & Event Lawn Reception ~ Video from Terrence Vaughn

Kim + Chris's Engagement Session at the Gardens ~ Ford Family Photography


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    The Courtyard at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is ideal for a tented wedding ceremony, reception, or other event.
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    Our large, manicured lawn surrounded by native coastal trees is perfect for large celebrations and is ideal for receptions. A short walk from the Dahlia Garden, this site has a small view of the ocean and is steps away from the ocean bluffs.
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    Our spectacular Dahlia Garden is the ideal spot for a larger ceremony, with covered stage and glimpses of the ocean through the pines.
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    Our Perennial Garden and Plaza are the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
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    The Orchard Garden has our vegetable and herb garden as a delightful background for your larger ceremony.
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    The Meadow Lawn offers an intimate and picturesque setting encircled by rhododendrons that bloom from mid-April through May and other plantings in bloom through summer.
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    Our beautiful Coastal Bluff area at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens boasts unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, perfect for rustic wedding ceremonies with up to 60 people.
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    The Cliff House is a rustic enclosed space for a small, intimate wedding ceremony any time of year.
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    Our spectacular Winter Wonderland Wedding Package is a one of a kind holiday wedding experience unique to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.