The Best Alternative Wedding Locations in San Francisco

From fashion-forward movers and shakers to the top-tech innovators, San Francisco is known to be a hotspot for inspirational thinkers. So it’s no surprise that the Bay Area is a top wedding destination for creative couples who want their wedding to be as unique as they are. Whether you are looking for an alternative DIY wedding that can be hosted in a one-of-a-kind venue, or just want to avoid having your wedding party in a bland hotel ballroom, there are many unique wedding location options to consider. From iconic mansions in the heart of the city to sophisticated galleries in trendy neighborhoods, there’s no reason why you can’t find the perfect space to give your guests a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you already have an artistic flare or are looking to break into the DIY scene to make your wedding unique, here are the best alternative wedding locations in San Francisco, so you can have the night of your dreams in a style all your own!

Portola Valley LEED Home

music studio patio

This hidden gem has an incredible outdoor private patio so you can dance the night away under the stars!

rustic wood gallery

This gallery space is full of natural light, reclaimed wood and unique mid-century modern inspired furniture, perfect for a rustic urban wedding.

urban fabulous space (1)

With a sophisticated pool, sleek furniture and a touch of whimsy, this urban space is ideal for those seeking a dramatic and memorable space with endless possibilities!


Find a dream wedding location to make sure all of your friends and family are able to eat, drink and dance the night away. Check out our unique list of wedding event spaces.

Cover photo courtesy of Nick Kova.