Hi there! So you are looking to get married in Chico? The best place to start is finding the venue that’s right for you and your other half. After living in Chico, California for over 25 years and being a wedding photographer for over 4 years, I have had the pleasure of visiting or working at many of the venues in the Chico and Butte County area. With a variety of ranch-style, vintage and classic venues, there is a little something for everyone. Below is a list to consider!
Ranch & Farm Style
The Barn at Pheasant Trial Ranch
Elegance meets country luxury. The Barn at Pheasant Trail Ranch is one of Chico’s top luxury wedding venues. It’s nestled on a private estate in the walnut orchards on the outskirts of North Chico, off highway 99. The Barn was beautifully designed with a wedding day in mind. It has stunning architecture, lush gardens and landscaping, plenty of space for 250+ guest counts, and a top-tier client experience. They also include a day of wedding coordinator, at a minimum with every booking. It’s one of my favorite venues in Northern California.
Romantic & rich in history, Patrick Ranch is located off the Midway between Chico and Durham. Most ceremonies take place in front of the mansion and it makes for a stunning backdrop and has acres of space for your wedding reception, including outdoor and indoor options.
Known for the iconic willow tree, this romantic family ranch has wildlife, kiwi orchards, open fields, and stunning gardens and landscaping. This all-outdoor venue is perfect for summer and fall weddings.
TJ Farms Estates is only three miles west of the heart of downtown Chico. This 15-acre family owned and operated farm is surrounded by idyllic green orchards on a country lane. The two acres of lush lawn and landscape surrounds the charming 1937 country farmhouse. You and your guests will find waterfalls, ivy-covered trellises, a pristine gazebo surrounded by flowers and gently sloping lawns perfect for your perfect day.
Gale Vineyards is a beautiful and lush hidden garden setting with vineyards and of course, wine! I’m a big fan of their Sauvignon blanc. This family-owned winery and wedding venue is located in Durham, California, just a short 15 minute drive from Chico.
Almendra Winery & Distillery
Almendra has a beautiful indoor bar and reception space, the ceremony can be outdoors with their vineyards as your backdrop or indoor in their wine cellar room. This venue is outside of Chico in a neighboring town called Durham. It has a unique Spanish-style structure with modern design and is perfect for food and drink enthusiasts.
Elegant Outdoor Wedding Venues
Iron Gate is a stunning and well-manicured garden wedding venue. It’s effortlessly timeless without a hint of “rustic” which can be hard to find in this area. I love this venue because it offers so much on site.
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Centerville Estate is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind Northern California wedding and private event location. Nestled among the trees along beautiful Butte Creek, guests from Sacramento, Los Angeles, and all over California have discovered Centerville Estate!
The Palms wedding venue in Chico is a tropical paradise that feels like you are somewhere exotic! This venue has outdoor and indoor options, gorgeous getting ready suites, access to rentals and the ability to hold lots of guests!
Butte Creek Country Club
Butte Creek coordinates weddings all year round with indoor and outdoor wedding sites. When you book with Butte Creek, personalized planning assistance, tables, chiavari chairs, linens, cutlery, glassware, silverware, and a first-class staff is provided. Booking with Butte Creek guarantees beautiful photo opportunities, a complimentary bridal room perfect for your wedding day hair and makeup, full restaurant access, and more!
Canyon Oaks Country Club
Canyon Oaks Country Club specializes in creating one-of-a-kind weddings and special events of all sizes and types that reflect your personal style and create memories to last a lifetime. From small, intimate weddings to large weddings, they offer unrivaled amenities and comprehensive event management services, all underscored by their signature personalized service.
If you’re looking to plan a wedding here in Chico, California, I truly hope you found this blog post helpful! If so, chances are you’d love to check out my Wedding Planning Checklist! As a recent bride myself, I know how busy wedding planning can be and I wanted to help take some stress off of you while planning your big day! So I put together a checklist with monthly to-dos for you to follow to ensure you don’t miss anything!
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