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Wedding Venues in Northern California

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Plumas County is your picture-perfect and affordable Northern California destination wedding location. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada, Plumas County offers everything needed and more to celebrate your Big Day in your unique way.

Choose Your Dream Venue

From budget-friendly lodges and historic barns to all-inclusive mountain resort experiences, our Northern California wedding venues are simply stunning. Whether you are planning an outdoor bohemian theme, classic elegance under the stars, or a rustic, country-style affair, the rural romance of the Sierra Nevada will sweep you off your feet!

530-258-3338
reservation@bidwellhouse.com
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House is a unique historic Inn located in Old Town of Chester. We offer a beautiful site and many services and amenities to make your special day

(530) 897-2300
PrivateEvents@nakomaresort.com
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From beautiful mountain backdrops to our Frank Lloyd Wright Lodge, Nakoma offers a mountain-modern wedding venue your family and friends will love!

(530) 259-4646
wacc@citlink.net
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Wedding on the lake for you? This breathtaking lakefront venue has all of the amenities. Contact Sonja Anderson at wacc@citlink.net or 530-259-4646.

(530) 836-4985
info@lodgeatwhitehawk.com
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Specializing in the small intimate wedding. Where you and your guests will all be in one place nestled below Mills Peak.

(530) 836-0375
info@twentymilehouse.com
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A truly all-inclusive, customizable, eco-estate wedding venue nestled in the forest and surrounded by rivers and nature.

(530) 283-0930
ride@greenhornranch.com
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Magical 600 acre private ranch with lodge, saloon, restaurant, cabins, activities, horses, lake and a full service kitchen and full service staff.

(775) 233-7511
thekinshipranch@gmail.com
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The KR family has come together to give your day the unique, magical & special feeling only found when a family welcomes you to their ranch and home.

Plan Your Wedding

Plumas County businesses offer everything a couple needs to plan the perfect wedding and well within budget. From flowers, to delicious local food and Instagram-worthy details, find the team of support to make your vision a reality.

(530) 591-2509
Angela@quincybaker.com
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Offering one of a kind gourmet wedding cakes and more. By appointment only. Not a retail location.

(530) 205-7124
rachelle@composingreality.com
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I specialize in modern, documentary style wedding photography; creating art from the precious moments of your day for you to cherish for a lifetime.

(530) 258-4543
sonshineflowers@hotmail.com
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We provide most wedding services as listed above have done so since 2000. Planning ,invitations ,tuxedo rentals, flowers, plants and arch and stands.

(530) 258-3220
kim@kimjamesphoto.com
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Kim James is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer. In a world where everyone is a photographer, no one does it quite like her.

(530) 259-4323
Carolscafe1@earthlink.net
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Carol goes the extra mile when catering your event. She is a delight to work with and will tailor a menu that meets your needs and budget.

(530) 927-8219
entertainment530dj@gmail.com
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Premium DJ & MC service armed with talent, experience & top-quality equipment. Choose from lighting & equipment packages suitable for all events

Affordable Wedding Venues

Plumas County has a wedding venue for every budget. Here are some affordable and alternative ideas to jumpstart your creative wedding plan.

  • Small, picturesque churches across the county offer wedding services
  • Looking to do an outdoor, “pop-up” ceremony? Parks, lake shores, and day-use areas can make for unique and memorable setting
  • The Plumas County Courthouse, a lovely historic building in downtown Quincy, performs civil ceremonies by appointment
  • The Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds facility is available for weddings and features on-site camping, a gazebo, and well maintained grounds

Lodging for your Guests

Depending on the size of your wedding and the venue you choose, you may be looking for lodging for your guests and wedding party. Use our Lodging Page to help your guests find exactly what they are looking for.

Food, Wine, and Beer

Before or after the ceremony, there are plenty of unique restaurants and breweries, for the wedding party and guests to celebrate at. Some of these businesses may be able to accommodate rehearsal dinners.

Plumas County is home to a variety of locally-owned and independent restaurants, bars, and pubs. and From casual breakfast cafes to upscale dining experiences, Plumas County has something for everyone.

  • Southeast Plumas Brewery Tour: With three local breweries in nearby proximity, take a brewery tour! The Brewing Lair is tucked in the woods with outdoorsy vibes, a disc golf course, and award winning California-style ales. Down the road in Graeagle is the Ronin Fermentation Project offering cutting-edge craft beers in a modern taproom with patio. Then head east to the Chalet View Lodge for full-service dining and Eureka Peak Brewing Company for dinner and a flight of IPAs and pale ales.
  • Wagnupa Brewing in Northwest Plumas: Tucked away on the Lake Almanor Peninsula, Waganupa Brewing is a microbrewery offering a wide range of beers, sours, and ales. With a very minimal online presence, this hidden gem is a favorite of Lake Almanor locals.
  • Quintopia Brewing in Downtown Quincy: Quintopia Brewing Co. is a fresh take on a mountain town brewery with a tap room and patio featuring easy to drink beers (many lower in alcohol), some hoppy seasonal ales, and flavorful pub food including salads, wraps, and loaded fries. It’s the perfect stop after a day on Bucks Lake or after mountain biking.
  • Timber House Brewery: The Timber House gets a new life as a brewery! This renovated travel lodge in Chester features California-style ales, in-house distilled spirits, and a full dining experience. Check out the menu and book a stay today!

While Plumas County is a little high in elevation for wine country, there are still wine tasting options for the wine enthusiasts–this still California after all!

  • The Drunk Brush in Quincy: A small wine bar with a big personality featuring weekly live music and a curated wine and beer menu. A great place to meet up with friends or a fun way to start a date before heading to dinner in downtown Quincy.
  • The Peak in Graeagle: Nestled in a historic red cottage in Graeagle, The Peak features an outdoor lounge, fire pit, and revolving menu of boutique wines, craft beers and quality cigars. During the summer they have a weekly live music concert series too!
  • The Vyne in Blairsden: a wine bar and restaurant serving tapas and seasonal tasting menus. The Vyne is housed in a cute cottage with lots of garden seating and makes a lovely private event space.

More to Explore in Plumas County

Plumas County offers endless outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, boating, golfing, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Turn your Sierra Nevada destination wedding into an adventure of a lifetime!

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This digital wedding guide is new and under construction. Please check back frequently as we add venues and services. Are you a Plumas County wedding vendor? Add your listing to this website for free!

Choose Your Venue

Plumas County has scenic mountain roads and rural locations. While this is part of the charm, it’s good to know the lay of the land when planning your big day. Affectionately called the Lost Sierra, travel times from major Northern California cities to venues are under five hours, and nearby airports in Reno, Sacramento, and Redding can bring your guests closer. Learn more about traveling to Plumas County and help your guests plan accordingly too.

Regions of Plumas County

Four distinct regions define Plumas County, each with their own alluring qualities, diverse destinations, and unparalleled hospitality.map of plumas county

More to Know

  • Weddings are held year-round, however, many venues are seasonal and book early
  • Use our Plan Your Visit page to help your guests plan their route of travel to the region
  • The nearest major airport for most of Plumas County is the Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  • For the Lake Almanor area, the Redding Regional Airport may be a good option

Get a Marriage License

Marriage certificates can be obtained from the County of Plumas’ website and at the Plumas County Courthouse in downtown Quincy. 

Take the Plumas Pledge

1. Prioritize wildfire prevention
2. Leave places as you found them
3. Pack out all of your trash—bonus points if you pick up trash too!
4. Stay on designated trails and camp in designated areas
5. Check the weather before heading out
6. Be mindful of your energy and resource usage
7. Ditch plastic bottles and drink our mountain fresh tap water instead
8. Choose locally made products and services from local businesses
9. Slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of life in Plumas

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