Elopement Packages from California Inns
SACRAMENTO, CA [February 28, 2019]--As purveyors of romance, many California B&Bs and boutique hotels are ideal destinations for elopements and small weddings: couples can exchange vows in an intimate garden surrounded by beautiful blooms or on a bluff overlooking the ocean. There are over 80 members of the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) that offer wedding venues and services. Many of the inns also offer elopement packages to save couples the time, money and the stress of planning a wedding.
The Monkey Tree Hotel in Palm Springs invites guests to enjoy special pricing on elopements or small weddings. The “Just the Couple” wedding package ($850) includes a bottle of prosecco, a dozen roses, a non-denominational lawn ceremony, champagne and a mini wedding cake, flowers in the couple’s favorite color, and a 10% discount on any available room. The “Elopement with a Few Friends and Family” package accommodates up to 12 people and is priced at $1,400. It also includes a 10% discount on rooms for friends and family. Visit themonkeytreehotel.com for more details or to book.
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn’s Santa Ynez Valley elopement package is ideal for a small wedding. In addition to a selection of venues and stunning backdrops for the ceremony, the package includes a post-nuptial celebration in a private dining room with rental fees and minimums waived. Available Sunday through Thursday, the elopement package comes with a one-night stay, officiant, one hour of photography with a digital library of 100 images, a bridal bouquet, a boutonniere, a vase arrangement, and a celebratory bottle of Fesstivity. The package also includes limousine transportation to and from the ceremony site. Visit fessparkerinn.com for more information.
What better place to tie the knot than at the Brewery Gulch Inn on the Mendocino Coast? The Simply Beautiful package ($1,000) for the couple only includes a ceremony at the couple’s choice of several nearby locations, an interfaith officiant, custom flowers (including bridal bouquet and boutonniere), and photography. The Deluxe package ($1,600) includes up to four additional friends and family and adds hair and makeup, a five-inch custom cake, Roederer sparkling wine, a 60-minute Swedish couple’s massage. Optional add-ons for the Deluxe Package include a videographer and a ceremony at an Anderson Valley vineyard. Visit brewerygulchinn.com/elopements or call 707-937-4752.
Beginning at $3,146, L’Auberge Carmel’s Romantic Elopement Package is the perfect way for couples to wrap their special day in French-inspired luxury—without all the fuss. From bonjour to au revoir, the hotel’s staff will lovingly orchestrate every moment, starting with a two-night stay in a thoughtfully appointed guest room. The decadence continues with an intimate courtyard ceremony capped off by a sparkling wine toast; an in-room couple’s massage; a decadent wine-paired dinner at critically acclaimed Aubergine; and turndown service with sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a bath drawn with rose petals. Call 831-624-8578 or email email@example.com book.
The MacCallum House offers a choice of two elopement packages to accompany any room reservation. Both packages include the inn’s coordination services to help couples select their ceremony site, secure an officiant, and connect with other vendors. The “Keeping It Simple” package ($925 for Saturday ceremonies; $825 any other day) includes an officiant, a bottle of sparkling wine, and a five-course chef’s tasting dinner with wine pairing. The “Eloping is a Piece Of Cake” package ($1,995 Saturday; $1,795 all other days) also includes photography services, choice of floral options, two one-hour massages, and a Lovers' Basket. Visit maccallumhouse.com/packages/elopements.php for more information.
The Gables Wine Country Inn believes there’s nothing more romantic than a wine country wedding, so they’ve partnered with some of Sonoma County’s most sought-after vendors to offer a simple, elegant marriage celebration. For just $4,999.00 (tax included) The Gables will handle all the details: a two-night stay, a bottle of Sonoma County wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, a couple’s massage, officiant, photographer, bouquet and boutonnière, wedding cake, champagne toast, dinner at a favorite local restaurant, a three-course breakfast each morning, a special wedding gift, and the services of a wedding coordinator. Call 707-585-7777 for details and optional enhancements.
Just 30 minutes from the northern gate into Yosemite National Park, the Groveland Hotel makes the perfect backdrop for that special day. They offer elopement and wedding packages starting at $750 (lodging included). In addition to a rustic and intimate setting outdoors on a lovely tiered patio, the historic hotel can also cater the event with a customized menu (from $60 per person). It’s the perfect way for newlyweds to begin their new life together: a Yosemite adventure combined with a comfortable stay at the Groveland Hotel. Call 209-962-4000 for more information.
Whether couples are planning to say “I do” for the first time or to renew long-standing vows, Kenwood Inn & Spa’s Intimate Wine Country Elopement package includes everything they’ll need for a small, stylish, and stress-free event. The private Sonoma Valley setting among the vineyards will set the stage for romance. The package accommodates the wedding couple and up to six guests, and includes accommodations, a personal wedding coordinator, bouquet and boutonniere, ceremony officiant, one hour of professional photography, a petite two-tier cake, a bottle of sparkling wine, and a couple’s massage. Visit kenwoodinn.com/wedding/ for more information or call 707-833-1293 to book.
Napa’s Milliken Creek Inn offers three wedding packages, all designed with romantic, small ceremonies in mind. The Milliken Elopement Package includes a two-night stay, wedding ceremony with officiant, a professional wedding coordinator, and rose petal evening turndown service with chilled sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries. Couples can also opt for the inn’s Intimate Wedding Package (accommodating up to five additional guests) or the Milliken Takeover Wedding (up to 22 guests). These packages include extras such as professional wedding photography, hair stylist, ceremony chair rental, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, sparkling wine reception, cake, and a 75-minute couple’s massage. Learn more at millikencreekinn.com/weddings/.
In Ojai, Lavender Inn helps couples design the elopement wedding or their dreams, with a range of options that include a wedding officiant, bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonnière, professional photography, champagne, and strawberries. The couple will stay in the beautiful, 1,000-square-foot Provence Cottage, with French doors that open to a private backyard and a romantic fireplace. Whether last minute or planned, the inn’s on-site wedding coordinator will take the stress out of planning a wedding and allow the couple to savor their time together. Call the inn’s wedding coordinator at 805-646-6635 for more information.
Courtwood Inn in Murphys is offering a “Mixed Doubles Champs” elopement package for just $1,600 midweek and $2,100 on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays. The package includes a two-night stay in the US Open room, scrumptious breakfasts, afternoon wine and cheese, a private deck for the ceremony, officiant, photographer, bouquet and boutonniere, sparkling wine with two keepsake glasses, and a small cake (or four cupcakes). A spectacular, custom-designed cedar-log lodge set on a tranquil, five-acre hilltop, the inn is the perfect setting for tying the knot. Call 209-728-8686 for more information or to reserve.
Delta King Hotel, an award-winning riverboat in the heart of Old Sacramento is offering the Captain's Elopement Package for just $1,250. The package includes an overnight stay, an intimate river view ceremony, a uniformed captain to officiate the nuptials, a prix fixe, full-course dinner with dessert and a bottle of chilled champagne, and an experienced event planner to help coordinate the big day. Rooms on the Delta King are a mix of antique and updated, each with incredible views of the Sacramento River. Call 916-444-5464 for more details or booking assistance.
Napa Valley’s Churchill Manor offers Napa Valley Elopement Packages for up to 25 guests. The Simply Elegant package includes a list of a la carte offerings, while the Ultimate Intimate combines them all to provide the ultimate Napa Valley elopement experience. Customizable packages might include a two- or three-night stay, wedding bouquet, boutonniere, wedding cake, or champagne toast. Couples have their choice of ceremony location: inside the grand parlors, on the covered veranda overlooking the gardens, or amid the beautifully landscaped grounds. Extras like photography, live music, in-room couples’ massages, a winery and picnic tour, or dinner are also available. For details, visit churchillmanor.com/napa-elopements/.
With a romantic setting directly across from the Pacific Ocean, the Martine Inn in Pacific Grove continues its three-decade tradition of hosting elopements and small weddings. For a fee of just $300, simple elopements include a small wedding cake and bottle of champagne or sparkling cider. The inn offers both indoor and outdoor venues and can provide additional services ala carte, ranging from catering to music and photography. The historic inn features romantic rooms with museum-quality antiques and stunning views of the Monterey Bay. Visit martineinn.com for more information or call 831-373-3388.
The McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast near Yosemite specializes in elopements and small weddings, with packages ranging from $495 to $2,895. Their “Just for the Two” package includes a wedding consultant, minister, small wedding cake, ceremony, and a champagne toast. The “Wedding and Honeymoon” package includes all of the above plus a rose bouquet, boutonnière and two nights' lodging with a gourmet breakfast, wine and appetizers. The “Dreams Come True” package includes everything above package but accommodates up to 30 guests and comes with custom engraved champagne flutes and a wedding cake with cake service. For details, call 209-586-0757.
To find more elopement and wedding destination inns in California, visit www.cabbi.com/weddings.
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