Have you ever dreamed of saying “I do” while overlooking the serene waters of the Golden Coast? Here in Mendocino, our breathtaking destination is one of the most romantic places to elope in California. With an intimate environment, temperate climate, and a picturesque landscape, you’ll be captivated how stunning your special day will be in Northern California. Whether you and your beloved exchange your vows in a peaceful garden, a historic manor, or a barn, create your idyllic wedding today!
If you’re searching for the most romantic places to elope in California, look no further than Mendocino. Our cliffside community has something for every couple to enjoy on their getaway. Find out where to indulge, to discover, and to relax once you’ve requested a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide. We carefully curated this travel planner to help you spend less time organizing your itinerary and more time immersing yourself in our local culture and scenic nature. You can also solve where to stay after your elopement and begin your honeymoon with a section dedicated to the stunning accommodations and relaxing amenities at Sea Rock Inn!
Romantic Places To Elope In California: The Where, The What, The When
Review our local insights to find out how to plan your wedding from the drive in until you make your way home as a happily married couple!
On Your Way To Tie The Knot
Once you’ve flown into the San Francisco Airport, roll down the windows in your rental car to enjoy the scenic drive from San Francisco to Mendocino via Highway 1. One of the most iconic stretches of the Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll pass a collection of historical sites, scenic overlooks, and wonderful restaurants. Before you drive to Sea Rock Inn, we recommend bringing extra cash for a smoother shopping experience and to climb to the lookouts of the lighthouses.
Once you arrive in Mendocino, choose from one of our favorite wedding venues to commemorate your special day. These charming places include:
- Cypress Grove
- Mendocino Botanical Garden
- Spring Ranch
Each of these wedding ceremony spaces offers an intimate place for you and your significant other to exchange vows and has a distinctive feature. When you’re searching for the perfect bouquet, purchase your hand-cut flowers fresh from LR Farm. Wherever you decide to marry your love, eloping in Northern California is an experience you’ll never forget.
Where To Honeymoon
After your ceremony, book your Mendocino honeymoon at Sea Rock Inn. We offer a wonderful selection of charming accommodations and invite you to reserve the ideal one for your wedding weekend. If you’re inviting a small group of guests, we have space for them, too! Each of our Cottages and Junior Suitesprovide everyone with the perfect amount of space to unwind.
Once you’ve booked your getaway, enhance your time with our Ultimate Romance Package! This enticing extra includes:
- Seasonal flower bouquet
- Chilled bottle of Sparkling wine
- One Couple’s massage or two individual Signature massages at our spa
- 45-minute Dry Sauna session
These romantic additions are the perfect items to say “I love you” to your partner and will make your celebration as newlyweds a little bit sweeter!
Things To Do On Your Elopement
- Explore the Mendocino Art Center
- Gaze at the beauty of Bowling Ball Beach
- Go horseback riding
- Hiking the Mendocino National Forest
- Kayak the Golden Coast
- Plan a whale watching experience
- Sample craft beer
- Shopping at the unique boutiques
- Tour one of the exceptional wineries
Whether you explore hand-in-hand or lounge together, you’re sure to feel closer to your special someone during your honeymoon in Mendocino. Before you tour our stunning area, fuel your adventures with our gourmet breakfast. We offer a wonderful spread in our Breakfast Room, including an assortment of hot teas, coffees, and juices as well as freshly baked goods, seasonal delicacies, and quiches. You’re sure to feel ready for your day once you’ve enjoyed your meal!
Relax Together At Sea Rock Inn
Once you’ve tied the knot and explored some of our favorite destinations, spend each evening in the privacy of your retreat at our cliffside bed and breakfast. From your charming accommodation, you’ll be treated to unparalleled vistas of the Pacific Ocean and a cozy deck just a step outside of your room. As you search our gorgeous selection of hideaways, consider booking our Suite 12. This 660-square-foot room features a comfortable seating area, a wood-burning fireplace, and an abundance of natural light. Whether you curl up in the king-sized bed or in the luxurious bathroom, you’re sure to feel closer than ever before. Reserve your ideal dates today before someone else does!