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.
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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 300.
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.
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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.
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Within 2 houses, 7 cabins and a yurt, we can accommodate a maximum of 72 guests indoors.
The Redwood Cottage
The Redwood Cottage is our honeymoon suite and is a perfect peaceful getaway for two. One night in this quaint, secluded cabin is gifted to the couple on their wedding night with our Destination Wedding Package. This one bedroom cabin has an en-suite restroom with a hot shower and fresh towels. A mini fridge is provided to chill your celebratory beverages. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning on the private balcony while listening to birds sing. Parking is close by for easy access.
The Orchard House
Located on the hillside of a private meadow, our spacious Orchard House features four bedrooms and a full kitchen with two ovens. The living room has vaulted ceilings as well as a cozy brick fireplace. The great deck wraps around both the living and dining area and has a beautiful view. Each large bedroom has a balcony and sliding glass doors. The downstairs master bedroom offers a queen bed, private entry, walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom. This house is perfect for friends and family who want to lounge in the peace and comfort of a mountain home. This house has 4 bedrooms, 5 queen beds, 1 twin, 3 queen futons in the living room, and 2.5 bathrooms. It can accommodate up to 17 guests.
The Sangha House
'Sangha' is the Tibetan word for community, and this is the perfect house to host your community. This bright house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious living room, full kitchen and deck with a view. With the fire circle behind, pond in front, and parking on the side, this house is centrally located on the property and great for large groups of friends or families with kids. This house has 4 bedrooms, 18 beds, a handicap accessible full bathroom plus two showers and two stalls. It can accommodate up to 21 guests.
The Cabins & Yurt
Our on-site cabins are nestled in the forest where your guests will wake up to dappled sunlight and birds chirping. Cabins are equipped with heaters, fans, lights, towels, mirrors and bedding. Guests will follow lighted paths to the shared bathhouse that has heated floors. Cabins can sleep 2-5 guests, depending on layout.
We have 25 camping spaces where guests can pop up their own tent. Camping spaces of various sizes are located throughout the cabin area and have access to the property, pool, and three bathhouses, one of which is conveniently located in the camping area. Guests who camp should bring their own tent and equipment, however, we do not allow propane stoves or fire of any kind. Camping accommodates 24-48 guests.