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California hosts over 250,000 weddings every year, and the Sacramento area has no shortage of wedding celebrations. The scenery and multitude of...
Planning a Sacramento wedding? You’ve come to the right place! Sacramento, which is also the capital of the State of California, is rich in both history and culture. Sacramento’s eclectic arts scene makes it a top destination for music, galleries, and theater. With its famed architecture, luscious parks, and abundance of historical landmarks, Sacramento is the perfect backdrop for a Northern California wedding. Before you say ‘I do’ to nuptials in Sactown, take a look at our ultimate guide to Sacramento wedding venues, wedding considerations, and entertainment.
the historic Sterling Hotel - a Downtown Sacramento wedding venue
Situated along the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers, the City of Sacramento is a mere 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and the greater Silicon Valley region. This riverfront community grew in popularity during the Gold Rush after Swiss pioneer John Sutter established the original colony of Nueva Helvetia. After gold was discovered in the nearby foothills, Sacramento’s population rapidly grew, and the city became the state’s capital in 1854 (Encyclopedia Britannica).
Sacramento is one of the most diverse cities in the country, lending its flourishing arts scene (Sacramento Bee). Brimming with countless galleries, theaters, and music venues, Sactown is a mecca for artists of all mediums. Sacramento also hosts a plethora of parks and outdoor spaces. McKinley Park features a rose garden and nature trails, while Tower Bridge is worth a visit on foot to enjoy the view overlooking the sparkling city lights.
Sacramento is known for its long, hot summers and cool, damp winters. While the city welcomes periodic foggy spells, snow is a rarity in the state’s capital. If you’re dreaming of an autumn wedding against changing leaves, Sacramento is the perfect destination for your nuptials. Sacramento is also conveniently located a short drive from Lake Tahoe, which is a top travel spot of skiers and snowboarders alike. No matter your interests, there is no shortage of ways to stay entertained in and around Sactown.
For more information about Sacramento County Marriage Licenses, visit the county clerk’s website to learn more.
A bride and groom enjoy their outdoor wedding ceremony at Union Brick in Roseville - a Sacramento-area all-inclusive wedding venue
Sequoia Mansion is a vintage estate wedding venue in historic placerville, CA
Whether you are a local city dweller with out-of-town guests or planning a destination wedding in Sacramento, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite activities that the area has to offer:
If you are planning a Sacramento wedding, take a moment to enjoy everything Sactown has to offer. From the vibrant arts scene to the storied history of the gold rush era, this Northern California metropolis makes for a charismatic backdrop to say, ‘I do.’ Your guests will fall in love with the sights and sounds of Sacramento and you will have some stunning photos from your wedding day.
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