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redwood trees at amphitheatre of the redwoods at pema osel ling wedding venue

The Venue

Located on over 100 acres of redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Amphitheater of the Redwoods offers impressive views in the most peaceful setting.  Exchange vows in our towering redwood ring or our open air deck overlooking Monterey Bay.

Photo: Page Bertelsen

Ceremony Locations

Ceremony Locations

bride and groom on the ceremony stage at amphitheatre of the redwoods at pema osel ling wedding venue

Photo: Andi Carvallo Photography

The Redwood Amphitheater

Exchange vows on our redwood deck surrounded by a circle of majestic redwoods.  Our most popular ceremony location, the amphitheater exudes a feeling of being cradled by mother nature in your own quiet nook of the world.  You'll walk down the grand entrance staircase and emerge between two redwoods to enter the deck.  Chairs can easily be added for your witnesses and family.  Conveniently located with a parking area nearby, there's no need to hike into the wilderness to find breathtaking beauty like this.  Seating for up to 160 included, standing room for 200.

The Bayview Terrace

Our Bay View Terrace offers a view of the Monterey Bay and provides ample open space for saying "I Do."  This one level deck has plenty of space for you, your officiant and wedding party. 
Space for seating up to 200.

Outdoor wedding ceremony with floral arch and white fabric draping

Reception Locations

Celebration Hall & Lawn

Our Celebration Lawn is just steps away from the Redwood Amphitheater, and seats up to 200 guests under twinkling bistro lights and lichen covered trees. The adjacent Celebration Hall features a redwood front porch, paved plaza for cocktail hour and outdoor serving area, all of which complement the Celebration Lawn for outdoor dining. The hall has sky lights as well as a wood burning stove. It has ample room for indoor dancing and outdoor dancing is a welcome addition with a rented dance floor built on the lawn. For indoor dining, our hall seats up to 65 guests. Sweet, rustic touches make this space inviting with simple decor, while also providing a perfect blank canvas for those that want to go all out.

bride and groom first dance at the celebration hall lawn at amphitheatre of the redwoods at pema osel ling

Photo: Brad & Rachel

Reception Locations

Gallery Meadow

Located adjacent to the Buddhist Temple is a spacious lawn with plenty of room for your dance floor, dining tables, cocktail hour and catering set-up.  A built in gazebo shades area for the bar and the flagstone patio provides catering service space.  Multiple restrooms are nearby, as well as limited parking for vendors and handicap guests.  Time of year, number of guests and weather are all determining factors for this area.

Bride and groom at an outdoor reception at Amphitheatre of the redwoods at pema osel ling

Photo: Vivian Chen Photography