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Michael + Maren
1778 Tierra Nueva Lane
Oceano, CA 93445
There is perhaps no place more breathtaking than the central coast of California. It spans the area just north of Los Angeles down to south of San Francisco. With 350 miles of the world's most stunning coastlines, this area holds the greatest potential for wedding locations. The diverse regions of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo all have plentiful venues for a couple to share their vows.
Michael and Maren Brajkovich are so grateful for San Luis Obispo, praised by National Geographic. Described as the top spot for the happiest people and one of the 100 best adventure towns, they knew this was the place for them. They are grateful to live among such wonderful people and surroundings. Michael and Maren can't think of a place more appropriate for their family and their wedding photography business. One of the most beautiful places for wedding ceremonies in San Luis Obispo is Cambria Pines Lodge, with its extensive gardens, as well as delightful indoor options.
More Spectacular Wedding Venues Located in San Luis Obispo:
Paso Robles is a city in San Luis Obispo County, and one of the fastest growing vineyard and regions in the state. North of San Luis Obispo, this city is on the largest river of the central coast, Salinas River. Castoro Cellars is one of our favorite places to shoot weddings because of their Mediterranean-style tasting room, views of rolling vineyards, and nearby oak trees. Another gorgeous venue for a wedding ceremony is at the San Miguel Mission, as it's a historical landmark enriched with original fresco paintings and religious iconography galore. Cass Vineyards and Winery is a beautiful place to be married, and have a very sharp and friendly event staff. Croad Vineyards is a charming place to get married. Silver Horse Winery is a boutique winery perched atop a hill in Paso Robles' Pleasant Valley. Vina Robles, an elegant winery, is wonderful for wedding receptions. The award winning HammerSky Winery & Inn located in the heart of westside Paso Robles on Vineyard Drive has become a favorite backdrop for photographing picturesque wedding and engagement shoots. Recognized on Pinterest, Modern Bride, Roughe and Destination I Do magazine for its hand crafted wines and upscale wedding venue for couples looking for a vineyard wedding getaway.
Other Amazing Wedding Venues Located Near Paso Robles:
One of the most beautiful places to exchange nuptial vows is at the Tiber Canyon Ranch, and this is also one of our favorite wedding venues. We call it a candy store of wedding imagery, with oaks trees surrounding the area with a pretty view of the Edna Valley hills. The Edna Valley Vineyard is also wonderful for providing flawless wedding receptions. Flying Caballos is a picturesque property with quaint farmhouse surrounded by open space in San Luis Obispo's Edna Valley.
The historic Santa Margarita Ranch is an incredibly gorgeous wedding venue. The look and feel is incomparable, and is great for a rustic barn wedding. The rock-walled barn isn't the only feature of this venue, there are also rolling hills, open pastures, vineyards, gardens, and a steam train to boot. It's great for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Spanish Oaks Ranch is a really idyllic ranch populated by awesome oaks.
Avila Beach is charming town located on San Luis Obispo Bay, on the Central Coast of California. The legendary Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is a lovely place to do engagement sessions or exchange vows. Ceremonies and receptions at the Avila Beach Golf Resort are a lot of fun. When you get down to it, a simple, classic engagement shoot at Avila Beach can't get any lovelier.
Shell Beach is a community north of Pismo Beach. There's something about the fresh air, the mist, the ocean waves, and the gorgeous vistas of the Pacific Ocean. La Perla del Mar Chapel is a romantic, quaint, and elegant venue for weddings. The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is a dream location for wedding ceremonies and receptions, with its secluded spots for special events and gorgeous settings.
Pismo Beach is a beach city in southern San Luis Obispo County. There are many wedding venues to choose from in Pismo Beach depending on your style, such as casual, formal or romantic. Cliffs Resort happens to be one of our favorites. Cliffs Resort is such a great place for weddings, with amazing views of the glittering Pacific Ocean below a sunny, blue sky. Thousand Hills Ranch is the perfect rustic setting to say "I Do" among haystacks.
Just southeast of Pismo Beach is the small coastal village of Arroyo Grande. It's a perfect location for garden wedding at The Gardens at Peacock Farms.The Gardens at Peacock Farms is a splendid place for hosting wedding ceremonies, receptions, and catering. Dune Lakes is another venue overlooking the Oceano dunes, delightful ponds, and ubiquitous eucalyptus trees.
Nestled in the foothills near the Pacific Ocean is the historic town of Nipomo. One of the most fabulous locations for weddings is the Dana-Powers house and barn. A lush garden encompasses the house and includes areas for a ceremony, reception, and a large lawn area for dining. The Dana-Powers barn is perfect for county-chic sensibilities.
Santa Maria is a city in Santa Barbara County, northwest of Los Angeles. The historic Santa Maria Inn is a beautiful and romantic place for wedding ceremonies and private receptions. For outdoor settings, the Tres Hermanas Vineyard is a well-kept secret that sits on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, complete with a 300 year old oak tree, gorgeous sunsets, and stars all around. In addition to the vineyard, there is a restored red barn.
Located in Santa Barbara County, is the burgeoning wine region of Santa Ynez. With over 60 vineyards, there is sure to be a perfect one for each couple's wedding. In particular, the Bridlewood Estate Winery is truly a picturesque stetting for nuptials. Bridlewood boasts a view of the entire Santa Ynez valley, a gorgeous lake, and a charming courtyard.
This awe-inspiring city is situated between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, with a Mediterranean style climate. Known as the "American Riviera," it is a popular tourist and resort destination. Perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions, there are a number of locations from which to choose. There are plenty of indoor ceremony choices at historic churches like All Saints by the Sea, the inclusive Peace Chapel, or the reconstructed El Presido Chapel. Outdoor venues range from the spectacular East Beach to Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens and Manning Park. There is a venue that's ideal for each couple.
Montecito is a small, stunning town within Santa Barbara County, with some of the most spectacular views of the Pacific coast and beautiful oak woodlands. The climate is Mediterranean cool with several nearby hot springs. Among the many venues, San Ysidro Ranch stands out. The Ranch is a sophisticated and elegant venue for intimate wedding celebrations. With idyllic cottages and sweet-smelling gardens, it's full of potential for a dream wedding come true.