Sacramento’s Classic Wedding Venues

Grand Island Mansion

13415 Grand Island Road
Walnut Grove, 95690-9765
What Makes it Classic: The drama of the historic private estate; winter weddings in the ballroom with a fireplace and summer weddings in a shaded garden setting

Good to Know: You can have your wedding cake made-to-order through Grand Island Wedding Cakes European bakery (for an additional fee).

Rental Rates: Ceremony site and chair setup fees range from $450 to $750; reception rental fees range from $500 to $3,000
Deals: Sunday Brunch weddings (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) cost $450 for the ceremony site and, at most, $500 for the reception room rental. Food is $32.95 per person, and includes Champagne, orange juice, coffee, tea and nonalcoholic beverages.
Included in Rental: Facility use of first and second level for five hours, ceremony site and chair setup, linens, china, glassware, silverware, table-setting, free parking and complete serving staff

Capacity: 500 person maximum; 50-person minimum for private events, 30 for semi-private
Accommodations: Yes, 11 suites sleep 13 couples, and a yacht that sleeps up to 4 people
Closing Time: 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings

Arden Hills Resort 
Club & Spa

1220 Arden Hills Lane 
Sacramento, 95864

What Makes it Classic: 
Amenities including an event coordinator, three ballrooms, two ceremony sites, accommodations, and a full service salon and spa

Good to Know: The convenience factor here is high. According to Arden Hills marketing director Courtney CaJacob, a bride can check into a room at the Villas the night before her wedding, get her nails done at the spa, and have dinner at one of two restaurants at Arden Hills. Breakfast is included with the stay, and after the morning meal, the bride-to-be can head to Salon Cabochon onsite for bridal hair and makeup.

Deals: Daytime weddings can save up to half the cost. Friday and Sunday evenings offer lower room rental rates and lower food and beverage minimums.

Included in Rental: Bridal suite for getting ready, linens, chairs, tables, silverware, chinaware, glassware, dance floor, event coordinator, uniformed staff, event set up/tear down

Parking: $1 per-person parking fee; a parking spot is guaranteed for each guest
Accommodations: Five suites are available at the onsite bed and breakfast, Villas at Arden Hills.

Hyatt Regency’s 
Capitol View Room

1209 L St., Sacramento, 95814

What Makes it Classic: The view of Sacramento’s skyline, state Capitol and Capitol Park
Good to Know: The room has four outdoor balconies for unobstructed photo opportunities.
Rental Rates: $75 to $90 per person

Deals: Reduced room blocks for weddings, and an incentive for brides and grooms to earn free nights toward a honeymoon stay at a Hyatt resort

Included in Rental: Champagne toast, one-hour hosted bar, four hors d’oeuvres, cake cutting, gold chiavari chairs, complimentary guest room (inquire for details)

Parking: The hotel has an attached parking garage and offers reduced parking rates for weekend and evening events. ($7 for self-parking and $22 for valet)

Timing: Events end at 11 p.m.; the room rents for five-hour periods

Sacramento Grand Ballroom

629 J St., Sacramento, 95814

What Makes it Classic: The history and the architecture. This 6,000 square foot ballroom has original 40-foot gold leaf ceilings and a marble dance floor. “It’s one of the most historic buildings in downtown Sacramento,” says Judy Haeling, President of Event Architects, the exclusive leasing agent for the Sacramento Grand Ballroom.

Good to Know: The Ballroom was built in 1912 as the Bank of D.L. Mills.

Ceremony Sites: The ballroom, or a fifth floor garden

Rental Rates: $1,000 to $2,500

Included in Rental: Wedding day event coordinator, bridal suite for getting ready, tables and chairs

Drinks: Event Architects’ beverage service provides the bartenders and all aspects of tending bar aside from booze; clients bring the alcohol.

Parking: Ample street parking nights and weekendsClosing Time: Preferably 1 a.m., but there’s no hard restriction

Capacity: 500 for a sit-down event; 650 for a cocktail reception (no minimum)


5005 Serrano Pkwy
El Dorado Hills, 95762

What Makes it Classic: The view, the rolling hills and the sunsets

Good to Know: “We’re not really structured—we hardly ever say no to anything,” says Jennifer Galisatus, events manager for

Serrano. “We will also work with most budgets,” she adds.

Reservations: 1 year in advance; $2,500 non-refundable deposit required, which can be applied toward the bill

Deals: Get $1,000 off standard room rental rates on Fridays and Sundays.

Included in Rental: Wedding planner, bridal suite for getting ready, complimentary cake cutting, no food or beverage minimums

Ceremony and Reception Sites: Ceremonies take place outdoors, but can be held on the dance floor indoors in the event of rain.

Receptions are held in the Lakeview Room.

Parking: A valet parking fee is included in total rental fees.

Capacity: 250 (no minimum)

Villa Toscano Winery

10600 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, 95669

What Makes it Classic: The grounds feel like a Tuscan villa. The gardens are so lovely, “You don’t need a lot of extra flowers or décor,” says event coordinator Amy Newton. “The decorations take care of themselves.”

Good to Know: Villa Toscano specializes in Zinfandel and all wines are grown in the Shenandoah Valley. Their wines are more Californian in flight—smoother than hearty, robust European wines, with more fruit.

Rental Rates: $6,500 for Saturday and Sunday events in-season (May 15 through Oct. 16)

Included in Rental: Bridal suite, linens, china, flatware, glassware, chair covers, bar/bartender, dance floor, cake cutting, hurricane lamps with candles, assisted rehearsal, full service staff, ceremony and reception set up and tear down

Deals: Get $1,000 off rental rates Monday through Friday

Exclusive Rental: Yes, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Reservations: Flexible

Capacity: 120 D


Other Sacramento Classics
Citizen Hotel
Croatian American Cultural Center
Memorial Auditorium
The Supper Club
Sutter Club
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
Wine & Roses

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