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NINE HUMBOLDT COUNTY WEDDING VENUES FOR THE BUDGET BRIDE

Nine Humboldt County Wedding Venues For The Budget Bride

 

Humboldt County California is located in Northern California along the Redwood Coast. The beautiful setting found in Humboldt County makes for the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Whether you are looking for a coastal beach wedding or a wedding in the Redwood forest you will find it here. With stunning coastal and Redwood backdrops and the right photographer you are guaranteed to have beautiful wedding photos.

 

When scrolling through wedding photography on Pinterest from Humboldt County you may think it would never fit into your budget. But I am here to share with you nine wedding venues for the budget conscious bride.  

 

Who wants to spend your whole budget on a venue? Especially when you could use that money for things that last. The cake will be eaten,the dance floor will be packed up, the table decorations will be put away, but you will have the photos forever.  

 

  1. Merryman’s Beach House - Trinidad. Get married on Moonstone Beach. Events can be held on the beach in front of the large majestic rocks, by Little River, or at the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Contact Merryman’s Beach House for more details 707-616-6711. http://merrymansbeachhouse.com/

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

 

         2. Shelter Cove - Shelter Cover. Get married on Black Sands beach,  Mal Coombs Park, or wedding rock. Both of these                 locations is the perfect spot for an elopement or small intimate wedding. If you have less than 50 people no permit is required. It also can make for some beautiful, dramatic images as seen in John and Danielle's intimate destination wedding. 

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/humboldtcountyelopementsheltercove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove 

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove 

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

 

3. Pamplin Grove-Highway 36. - Have a secluded glamping wedding surrounded by beautiful redwood trees at Pamplin Grove. This spot books up fast for summer weddings so call 707-454- 7651 to get more information and book your spot. Outside catering must be used.

Josh and Amanda's Pamplin Grove Wedding. 

Josh and Amanda's Pamplin Grove Wedding. 

Josh and Amanda's Pamplin Grove Wedding. 

Josh and Amanda's Pamplin Grove Wedding. 

 

4. Fern Cottage - Ferndale. Get married in the gardens of the beautiful historic Fern Cottage. Must contact venue for quote. Prices vary based on time, amount of people and space reserved. Max amount of guest 300. Outside catering and alcohol must be used. http://ferncottage.org/  

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding 

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding 

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding

 

To see more of Daniel and Jessica's wedding, click here.

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/daniel-jessica-fern-cottage-wedding

 

 

5. Rosina Vineyards - Redcrest. Rosina vineyards is a beautiful venue that also has tables that you can use on sight, so you don’t have to worry about renting extra stuff. The venue is already so stunning, that you will only need minimal flowers, and table centerpieces, which will save you money overall. http://www.rosinavineyard.com

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards. 

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards. 

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards.

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards.

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards.   

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards.

 

To see the Mulder wedding at Rosina Vineyards, click the link below.

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/merasromanticrosinavineyardwedding

 

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To see more of the  Mulder wedding at Rosina Vineyards, click the link below.

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/thomasjessikasromanticrosinavineyardwedding

 

 

6. Miranda Gardens Resort- Quaint cottages surrounded by lush flowering gardens in the heat of the Avenue of the Giants. https://www.mirandagardens.com

 

7. Redwood River Resort - If you are looking for a vintage, rustic, outdoor wedding venue with cabins,large trees and lush greenery  beautiful redwoods, and a river near by, then Redwoods River Resort is your venue. The average cost of weddings at this venue is $1152 and $3671 for a ceremony and reception for 50 guests. http://redwoodriverresort.com

8. Backyard Wedding- Know any friends who have a beautiful property or ranch? Backyard weddings or weddings on private property can be the most beautiful.

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https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/daveandaimeeukiahbackyardwedding

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To see more of Dave and Aimee's backyard wedding, click here.

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/daveandaimeeukiahbackyardwedding

9. Barn Wedding- Love the rustic style? Create a romantic rustic theme with some pinterest inspiration and a little hard work. Check out the blog below to see one example of how Nikki created the wedding of her dreams from and old barn. 

Rob and Nikki's rustic barn wedding on Elk River Road 

Rob and Nikki's rustic barn wedding on Elk River Road 

Rob and Nikki's rustic barn wedding on Elk River Road

Rob and Nikki's rustic barn wedding on Elk River Road

 

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/robandnikkirusticbarnwedding

 





 

I would love to hear from you. Did you have a budget for your wedding? What items in your budget were non-negotiable and you had to have no matter the price? Drop your comments below.

 

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Beach Wedding 

First Look|What is it|Should we do it?|Is it right for us?|

First Look|What is it?| Should we do it?| Is it right for us?| 

Many of my couples ask me whether or not they should have a first look. If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering the same thing. In my professional opinion, I think they are an excellent idea. I love first looks! I know that they are a tad bit ‘untraditional,’ but let me take a minute to explain the benefits of a first look.

1. Your wedding day will be crazy busy! No getting around it. You have so much to do and so little time to do it in. If you have a first look, it helps to calm down the day a bit. Instead of trying to rush around to get everyone together and have pictures taken between the wedding ceremony and reception while your guests are waiting, and watching the process (yes, they like to linger, even if you think they won't)  you’ll have that time to relax and enjoy your guests and not have to worry about being late to your reception. They came (many times from far away places) to see you and your husband. They want to visit and say their congratulations and party down with you. By getting to the reception sooner, there is less down time and the party can start now that the main guests have arrived. We can do all of the main portraits before the ceremony even begins – at the very least, the bride and groom and bridal party photos. This way, your hair and makeup are still perfect, as they were just finished. If your family is coming earlier, we can do their photos beforehand, as well, or we will only have to worry about those portraits after the ceremony and not the bridal party shots.

 

2. A first look also gives you a very special, intimate moment with your new spouse. If you are nervous or stressed out, this will especially help to relax you, and your spouse can comfort you and let you know it will all be OK. You get to have a special intimate moment to connect and touch base and share your nervous excitement. A couple minutes to breathe. Believe me, this is hard to do after the ceremony.  During the ceremony, there are 200 eyes on you and him and you can’t fully take in the moment because everyone is staring at you. With a first look, that moment is just between you and your spouse (and your photographers, of course). Plus you get BOTH experiences. You get an intimate moment between the two of you and you STILL get that first look down the aisle...which is a completely different feel. The "Oh my Gosh, it's about to be real. Is it too late to run? moment. Juuuusssttt kidding! 

3. Even if you have a first look, your husband will be just as happy to see you walking down the aisle and you’ll still take his breath away. Don’t worry that you’ll be spoiling the moment by seeing him prior to the ceremony.

 

While I really like the first look on a wedding day, I shoot both. Ultimately it is up to the bride and groom to decide what is best for them, and what they are looking for out of the day. So relax, enjoy the wedding planning process and decide what's right for you and your groom 😀

Daniel & Jessica: Fern Cottage Wedding

Daniel & Jessica: Fern Cottage Wedding

While booking a senior session for next fall, I was reminded of this beautiful wedding that took place in the summer or 2016. Daniel and Jessica's wedding at Fern Cottage in Ferndale, California was one I fondly remember. I knew it would be a guaranteed good time with "amazing food" at a beautiful venue,  and it did not disappoint in any of these categories. Daniel and Jessica are a fun loving and laid back couple, and this is everything I hope for when I photograph weddings. I wish for plenty of laughter, smiles, beautiful venues, and down to earth couples with big hearts for the people in their lives.