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We are so blessed in California to have so many amazing and unique wedding venues.

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So I’ve made a list of every California Wedding Venue I’d like to shoot…and I’m offering my brides a special discount if you’re wedding is at one of my venues on my BUCKET LIST!

Venue Bucket List! (in no special order)

  1. Dana Powers House & Barn, Nipomo
  2. Cass House, Cayucos
  3. Grace Barn, Del Rey
  4. The Manor Estate, Madera
  5. Panoche Creek River Ranch, Fresno
  6. Westwoods Barn, Tulare
  7. Toca Winery, Madera
  8. Copper River Country Club, Fresno
  9. The Grace Maralyn Estate, Atascadero
  10. Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite
  11. Hidden Hollow, Sanger
  12. San Fransisco City Hall
  13. Tooth & Nail Winery, Paso Robles
  14. Leal Vineyards, Hollister
  15. The Chateau, Lake Tahoe

Bucket List Venues I’ve CHECKED OFF!

  1. Oak Heart Estate, Paso Robles
  2. Wonder Valley Ranch, Sanger
  3. Terra Mia, Paso Robles
  4. Historic Seven Sycamores, Ivanhoe
  5. Tuscan Gardens, Kingsburg
  6. R Wedding House, Dinuba

street view photo of the kaleidoscope inn and gardens in nipomo california

Is your venue on my bucket list?

Contact me today to inquire about your wedding and mention you saw the bucket list blog!



Wedding Venue Bucket List

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