California hosts over 250,000 weddings every year, and the Sacramento area has no shortage of wedding celebrations. The scenery and multitude of activities entice people from all over the world to get married in this picturesque landscape.
In Sacramento, California, the historic Sterling Hotel is an elegant victorian wedding venue with a captivating stained glass rotunda and a cocktail patio.
The capital city of California, Sacramento is the fastest growing city in the Golden State and was home to Ronald Reagan for many years when he was the state governor.
Known for outstanding culture, Sacramento boasts a ballet, opera and philharmonic orchestra as well as seven significant theaters. This passion for the arts extends to the locals who have more community theater groups than anywhere else in California.
We like to think our beautiful Sterling Hotel fits right into this center for culture and community. Mere steps away from the Governor's Mansion and the Capitol Park, this stunning wedding venue is steeped in acclaimed history.
Evergreen Springs in Elk Grove, California, comes with beautiful waterfalls, courtyards, wood floors, bistro lighting, brick accent walls, and a modern yet classic feel. The community of Elk Grove is rich in culture, offers convenient city access, and is gaining in popularity for locals looking to put down roots.
Fast Facts about Elk Grove:
Elk Grove was founded in 1950 and recognized as one of America's fastest-growing cities back in 2005 when it won the 'Award for Excellence' in the planning and environmental quality category.
The local farmer's markets showcase the best of Central and Northern California—not surprising given this farming town's agricultural roots.
Sequoia Mansion in Placerville, California, has a vintage parlor, sun-drenched front porch for intimate ceremonies, towering trees, private wooden bar, and an original hand-carved fireplace—all wrapped up in a historic manor house.
Fast Facts about Placerville:
Placerville is located between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe in the beautiful El Dorado County, rich in Gold Rush history. In 1854, when Placerville was incorporated, it was the third-largest town in California and a central hub for the region's mining operations.
We recommend taking your family to explore a real gold mine, followed by a visit to a local winery or apple orchard for a chance to experience local cuisine and the gorgeous scenery of the Eldorado National Forest.
Union Brick in Roseville, California, has an rippling wall of decorative waterfalls in the outside ceremony area, modern styling with a jaw-dropping crystal chandelier, romantic bistro lights, and beautiful high ceilings in the indoor ceremony space and ballroom.
Fast Facts about Roseville:
Back in the day, Roseville was home to the largest ice manufacturing plant in the world—making it the coolest NorCal city since 1909! Since then, the city has continued to grow and received a multi-million dollar investment in 1988 to revitalize the downtown core and restore the historic center.
Roseville is now a vibrant mix of old and new! We recommend a historic walking tour of the town with your wedding party before heading to Union Brick for your ceremony rehearsal, where they can enjoy modern-day luxury and crisp architectural features.
The Roseville climate is Mediterranean with dry summers and, usually, snowless winters. In fact, Roseville made the top 100' best places to live' study recently and is ranked as one of 'America's best small cities'.
Make sure to look up major local events that may be going on so you can plan around significant dates that might interfere with your wedding plans. TheKnot.com offers a list of holidays to be aware of: check out their list here.
Create a list of local fun and must-see stuff so that your wedding guests can enjoy their downtime. (Yes, we have already created the list for you - read on! 😎)
According to TheKnot.com, California couples typically spend from $20,500 to $35,500 for their weddings. If you are looking down in Palm Springs, California, the average spend is $50,000 or more. Meanwhile, up north in Sacramento, only 5% of couples spend that amount.
At Wedgewood Weddings, the average all-in wedding cost last year was around $17,000 in the Sacramento region.
Sacramento is beautiful and affordable when it comes to wedding planning. Did you know; 36% of Sacramento weddings are in the fall with 19%-26% of Sac-Town couples choosing springtime? The Sacramento area requires surprisingly low wedding expenditure, but it sure offers the same scenery, creative things to do, and gorgeous venues
Exploring Sacramento Valley
When your guests travel to Sacramento, California for your wedding day, encourage them to take extra time to explore. Make sure to offer them a list of fun stuff to do in the city. Sacramento has a lot of interesting places to visit; some of our team's favorites include:
1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 "STC produces engaging professional theatre, provides exceptional theatre training, and uses theatre as a tool for educational engagement."
The Melting Pot 814 15th Street, Sacramento, California 95814 "Sacramento's premier downtown fondue restaurant is the perfect location for any occasion."
Tour the California State Capitol 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 "Visitors to the Capitol can experience California’s rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process."
Tour Mansions: Leland Stanford Mansion Corner 8th and N Streets, Sacramento, CA 95814 "The Mansion serves as the State’s official address for diplomatic and business receptions as well as offering public tours as a California State Historic Park."
Old Sacramento Underground Tour 101 I Street, Old Sacramento, CA 95814 "Learn how Sacramento lifted itself up out of the flood waters during the 1860s and 1870s!"
Fairy Tale Town 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822 "A safe place to imagine, play and learn. With 26 playsets based on nursery rhymes and fairytales, a friendly flock of farm animals, two performing arts stages and several gardens, learning has never been more fun!"
"Find out about California’s rich history, its diversity and its unique influence on the world of ideas, innovation, art and culture. Through interactive experiences, the Museum inspires visitors to make a mark on history."
Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 East Empire Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 "856 acres of forested back country and fourteen miles of trails. Plus a secret room, mini mine, and visitor center."
Roseville Telephone Museum 106 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678 "Free admission to one of the most extensive collections of antique telephones and memorabilia in the nation."
Red Hawk Casino 1 Red Hawk Pkwy, Placerville, CA 95667 "Voted Best Casino 8 years in a row and featuring over 2,500 slot machines, 60 table games, five restaurants and three bars."
Stone Lakes Wildlife Refuge 1624 Hood Franklin Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95757 "View thousands of migrating waterfowl, shorebirds, and other water birds, plus grasslands, vernal pools, diverse wildlife and plant life make this a year round destination
Besides the big day, take this opportunity to spend time with all of your friends and family while they are in town. Remembering ways to celebrate your guests is an important, often overlooked part of wedding adventures. There are so many more things you can do in the Sacramento area, such as:
Play tourist and explore the city (even if you're a local!)
Look up new restaurants and go enjoy a new place together
Find a concert to attend followed by late-night drinks in the bustling old town
Show them the local hot spots - maybe the place where you said yes?
Go for a hike and get some of that post-hike Zen energy going
Plan a game night so you can get to know your new family better
Relish the adventure at Union Brick - Roseville's favorite wedding venue
Discover the Joy of Wedding Planning—When you have experts to hold your hand
Wedding planning can be an enjoyable and exciting experience - trust us, it should not feel puzzling. With so many online tools, apps, and companies available, your answers are always one Google Search away from a solution.
Maybe you just want to show up and be a couple without thinking about all of the details. Your Wedgewood Weddings team has a solution for such a need. Let our experts step in and make a personal recommendation or give you clear-cut advice. Our all-inclusive wedding packages really do make the wedding experience happen with an unexpected level of ease. Since 2019, we have four stunning wedding venues in Sacramento, ranging from modern and luxe to Victorian.
Sacramento, California, has been dubbed the most "hipster city" in California. Harvard University named it "America's Most Diverse City." Along with those titles, it has also been called the "City of Trees." The first city was underground until 1862 when a massive storm and significant flooding hit the area. It was the worst in NorCal's recorded history and created an inland sea. The streets were then raised, and Sacramento City, as we know it, was developed. This is the perfect making for lots of fun and adventurous underground historical tours, ghost tours, and elaborate stories about the origins of the city. The city is also home to the oldest public art museum west of Mississippi, the Crocker Art Museum. The Sacramento Zoo has been around since 1927.
Camellia Capital of the World
City of Trees
America's Most Diverse City
The Big Tomato
America's Farm-to-Fork Capital
Almond Capital of the World
There's no shortage of things to do in Sacramento and the wider area. It's no wonder it's chosen for every type of wedding, from low-key to flamboyant and luxurious. The nightlife is incredible, the city's history is vast, and people are exceptionally friendly 😀. If you're looking for a city with personality, Sacramento should definitely be on your list of wedding destinations. The team at Wedgewood Weddings are local area experts, so fire up your questions and find out more about this beautifully rich and vibrant region.