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Kiss under the Redwoods, Dance under the stars

A destination wedding without the hassle of airfare. Fern River Resort is within an hour and a half from most places in the Bay area and only 30 minutes away from San Jose. We are 6 miles from Santa Cruz. Our location allows guests to enjoy the tranquility and splendor of the redwood forests while being a short drive from the unique beaches, restaurants and shops that Santa Cruz offers. Our property makes it easy for brides to have many of their weddings needs accommodated in one place.

We have 15 cabins of varying sizes which will allow your close friends and family a home away from home and a launch location to help host your wedding event. A sun strewn manicured meadow lined with lilacs, lilies, pear trees, wild strawberries and flanked with ivy, bay trees and redwoods will provide the perfect backdrop for your ceremony and reception site. Our custom hand milled and built redwood gazebo provides a rustic while elegant centerpiece to state your vows under. Our new river overlook area can host any part of your event and compliments our gazebo garden. To complete the atmosphere, we provide redwood and banquet tables for your reception that match the gazebo. Included in the site rental fee is exclusive use of the Gazebo Garden and River Overlook area along with chairs for the ceremony and reception, dining tables, LED uplighting, cafe lighting and use of our professional sound system.

If a bride's guests rent out all the cabins she will have exclusive use of the entire grounds and the ability to run the reception party to 10:00 PM. Other amenities at Fern River include our private river beach, community campfire ring, ping pong table, badminton court, and others.


Our resort offers four beautiful locations to host your special day - the Arbor Garden, Redwood Gazebo Meadow, River Overlook and cocktail lawn. Each of these locations offers unique and stunning backdrops, and you can host parts of your wedding event in different areas to create a truly memorable experience.

200 ceremony only
150 wedding Reception
62 overnight guests
Site Rental fees
Ceremony only Packages available for $500-$2500.
8 Hour events for $4000- $6500. Full Access Packages requiring 3 night rental of all cabins are $6000-$8000

Amplified Music
Pre wired system including speakers, equalizer/ Amplifier, and wireless hand held microphones available for use. Can support laptop playlists, live music or supplement DJ's equipment. Amplified music allowed between 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM.


Catering & Alcohol
Licensed and Insured Venders are Required. Please review our pre-approved vendor list. Outside venders add $5 per plate.

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