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

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    Tammie Gilchrist Photography | www.tammiegilchrist.com

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    CYoung Photography | mendocinoweddingphotographer.com

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    Victoria Rodrigues Photographs | www.vrphotographs.com

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    Tammie Gilchrist Photography | www.tammiegilchrist.com

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    DARBY JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY | WWW.RUSTICALLYROMANTIC.COM

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    Tammie Gilchrist Photography | www.tammiegilchrist.com

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    Mariea Rummel Photography | www.mariearummel.com

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    Tammie Gilchrist Photography | www.tammiegilchrist.com

Weddings & Elopements

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is home to a stunning array of intimate and elegant settings, each with their own unique appeal. Whether you desire to exchange your vows under a rustic wooden gazebo, elope 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. 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!

The Gardens is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization, 100% of site fees support the growth and well-being of this beautiful natural treasure. To inquire about your date please complete this questionnaire and tell us a bit more about your perfect wedding day.

Elopements at the Gardens

2022-2023 Wedding Packet

Ceremony Locations

Reception Locations

Local Info

All of our event sites are available seven days a week—the time of day that each site is available varies by location. While we do our best to accommodate all requests, please note that some dates, times and spaces may not be available due to numerous factors. All occasions at the Gardens include complimentary admission and parking (up to 75 cars) for all guests for the duration of your event. A mobility scooter can be made available to help your guests in need of walking assistance reach your celebration with ease. So that you can continue making memories at the Gardens… all of our couples receive a complimentary one-year Household Membership.

Please keep in mind that the Gardens is a venue only—we do not provide event coordination, catering, chairs, tents, linens, etc. 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.


Photos & videos from past weddings at the Gardens:

Breanna + Jonathan Cliff House Ceremony ~ Tammie Gilchrist Photography

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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    This delightfully rustic site abounds with decorative fencing and arbors, lush lawns, and herb and vegetable gardens where flowers bloom year-round. 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.