Seeking your dream Humboldt wedding venues in the enchanting CA Redwoods? Immerse yourself in the magic of Ridgefield, meticulously designed for your dream forest wedding. Our breathtaking 80-acre estate in Arcata, CA, nestled among soaring redwoods, offers the perfect escape for destination weddings. Your fairy tale begins here!

Address: 242 Fickle Hill Rd, Arcata, CA 95521

12 the bell's redwood forest wedding at ridgefield

12 the bell’s redwood forest wedding at ridgefield

With access to a private, protected Redwood Grove and marshland, your wedding weekend will be a unique and tranquil experience. Envision getting ready in a beautifully appointed space, then saying vows amidst towering redwoods, and dancing the night away under a starlit canopy on our Garden Terrace. Ridgefield’s venues are charming, moody settings that elevate every moment of your special day.

Plan Your Dream Northern California Wedding At Ridgefield

We’ve created this helpful map so you can visualize your wedding experience at our woodland wedding venue. Learn some local history, try a new restaurant, visit our secret spots, and make your wedding an unforgettable experience.

Choose Ridgefield Events for a wedding destination that combines natural splendor, exclusive local activities, and organized planning, creating the perfect backdrop for your love story.

redwood family portraits

redwood family portraits

Ridgefield: A Destination Wedding Gem

Ridgefield stands as the ultimate blend of relaxed charm and sophistication, offering an ideal destination wedding retreat amidst the captivating outdoors of California.

More Than Your Average Humboldt Wedding Venues – A Destination

  • Consider Ridgefield not just as a wedding venue but as a magnificent getaway on the Redwood Coast in Humboldt County.
  • We have seamlessly combined the charm of an enchanting forest with the elegance of a traditional wedding venue to create a fairy tale gathering place for you and your loved ones.
a sweet kiss shared by the newlyweds

a sweet kiss shared by the newlyweds

80-Acre Estate

  • Our expansive 80-acre property rental is surrounded by towering Redwoods, and California marshland creating a magical escape for couples seeking a unique wedding experience.

Nature’s Cathedral

  • Envision saying ‘I do’ beneath nature’s cathedral, surrounded by your loved ones amidst the breathtaking serenity of our misty Redwood Grove.

ceremony space in the Redwood Grove

ceremony space in the Redwood Grove

Meticulously Designed Architecture

  • Ridgefield boasts meticulously designed vintage-inspired architecture that adds a touch of timeless elegance to your special day.

Flexible Guest Accommodations

  • Long guest list? No problem! Ridgefield can accommodate up to 300 people, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone.
11 the bell's redwood forest wedding at ridgefield

11 the bell’s redwood forest wedding at ridgefield

Lodging Facilities

  • Beyond the wedding ceremonies, we offer an expansive 650-square-foot overnight suite for you and your guests with breathtaking views of the forest and meadows.
  • We also include a newly remodeled intimate retreat for the wedding couple with a cozy queen-size bed, hardwood floors, a convenient kitchen area, and an ADA bathroom designed for inclusivity.

scott and kristas wedding

scott and kristas wedding

Charming Elegance: Our Wedding Venues in Humboldt County

Ridgefield boasts many venue options that cater to varied tastes and wedding themes. Whether you dream of a grand wedding with luxe dining or an intimate affair with a cocktail hour, our venues have it covered.

Outdoor bar

Outdoor bar

Garden Terrace

  • Ideal for intimate ceremonies or cocktail hours, this venue is where nature’s vibrancy blends seamlessly with timeless colonial architecture. Our lush greenery shines against the mist of the forest and our archway is a great place for elaborate floral arrangements.

Redwood Grove

  • In the shadow of the towering Redwoods, exchange vows in a misty wonderland. These majestic trees stand as enduring symbols of strength, silently witnessing the passage of time.
  • The timeless allure of this awe-inspiring setting provides an intimate and enchanting backdrop for couples, inviting them to immerse themselves in a moodier, romantic ambiance.
First look at Ridgefield 6

First look at Ridgefield 6

Stone Deck

  • Seamlessly connected to our luxurious colonial lodgings, our Stone Deck is the ideal escape for sipping drinks, capturing stunning photos, or mingling in the prelude to your ceremony or reception.

reception fun

reception fun

Lawn (or Tented Area)

  • Beside our Garden Terrace, the expansive lawn unfolds as the ultimate reception space. While tents are not included, we encourage you to bring your own for an added touch of sophistication and peace of mind in case of inclement weather. Entrust the logistics to us — from the setup to the teardown of tables and chairs, we meticulously handle every aspect to ensure that your event is flawlessly curated.
sweet embrace

sweet embrace

Transforming Your Dream Wedding into a Reality

Wedding Planning Resources

We know that planning your special day at our forest wedding venue can seem overwhelming, but rest assured, we help every step of the way and have curated some invaluable resources to assist you.

  • Wedding Vendors: From florists to caterers, live bands to DJs, we can connect you to a network of trusted vendors in Humboldt. You can also take advantage of platforms like The Knot Worldwide, WeddingWire, and Zola to discover more.
  • Planning & Consultation: We provide an on-site coordinator exclusively dedicated to facilitating venue coordination. In addition, we request that couples enlist a month-of coordinator or planner. This ensures the flawless execution of every detail on your special day, guaranteeing a seamless experience.
  • On-Site Lodging: We cater to the need for on-site accommodations so that you and your guests can relax and enjoy the event without worrying about lodging logistics like finding local inns.

Every Ridgefield wedding is unique, so take the time needed to plan and choose your ideal vendors, from florists to caterers, amenities, and photographers. This meticulous approach will ensure that your day will be as special as you’ve imagined.

13 the bell's redwood forest wedding at ridgefield

13 the bell’s redwood forest wedding at ridgefield

Stay Connected with Us

Stay connected with us to get all the latest updates, ideas, and inspiration for your wedding gathering. Whether it’s a sneak peek into weddings hosted at our venues, the latest trends in wedding decor, bridal fashion, tips for wedding planning, or even recommendations for your honeymoon, we’ve got it covered.

  • Our Blog: The blog on our website is chock-full of real wedding stories, photos, decor inspiration, and planning tips.
  • Social Media: Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for a daily dose of wedding beauty.

the most gorgeous reception set up

the most gorgeous reception set up

FAQs

What steps would I have to take to plan a wedding at your venue?

  • Initiate the process by contacting us via email or our website form.
  • Our team will then promptly connect to understand your wants and needs.
  • Receive pricing information and schedule a convenient venue tour if able.
  • After the tour, when you’re ready to book, we guide you through contracts and reservations.
  • We then grant you access to planning links to trusted vendors for your convenience.
  • Utilize our extensive event knowledge to streamline the planning process.
  • Rest assured, our team is here to assist you at every stage of your wedding journey!
the bar trailer at krista and scotts wedding

the bar trailer at krista and scotts wedding

What are the costs involved in planning a wedding at Ridgefield?

The cost of planning a wedding reception at our venues can vary based on the venue you choose, your guest count, date and time, and the services you opt for. It typically involves the venue rental fee and additional services like on-site lodging. For a detailed breakdown of the costs and to receive a customized quote for your dream wedding reception, contact us. We recommend you fill out our inquiry form, and our team will get back to you promptly with all the details.

9 the bell's redwood forest wedding at ridgefield

9 the bell’s redwood forest wedding at ridgefield

When is the best time to plan a wedding in Humboldt County?

Season

Average Temperature Range (°F)

Best Time for a Wedding

Spring

45°F – 60°F

Late Spring (May-June)

Summer

55°F – 65°F

Late Summer (July-Aug)

Fall

45°F – 60°F

Early Fall (Sep-Oct)

Winter

40°F – 55°F

Indoor Wedding

dessert table

dessert table

What type of weddings do you host?

We excel in hosting sophisticated, private, and fun weddings that showcase the charm of our colonial home and the allure of the redwood forest. Whether it’s an intimate elopement or a grand celebration with a guest list of up to 300, our venues are ideal for events that emphasize privacy, convenience, and the distinctive ambiance of Northern California.

0 the bell's redwood forest wedding at ridgefield

0 the bell’s redwood forest wedding at ridgefield

Are there any hotels nearby?

Although we do have lodging at our venue space, there are plenty of hotels, motels, VRBOs, and Airbnbs within 10 minutes of the property.

1. Days Inn by Wyndham Eureka, CA

Location: Downtown Eureka

Average Price: $88 per night

2. The Lost Whale Inn

Location: 23.1 miles from Ridgefield

Average Price: $250 per night

3. Clarion Hotel By Humboldt Bay

Location: Eureka

Average Price: $102 per night

4. Hotel Arcata

Location: Arcata

Average Price: $119 per night

5. Gingerbread Mansion Inn

Location: 22.19 miles from Arcata

Average Price: $245 per night

A kiss before the ceremony

A kiss before the ceremony

Get in Touch

Book your tour or schedule a call with us to begin the wedding journey you’ve been dreaming of surrounded by the stunning landscapes of Northern California. Our team at Ridgefield is excited to show you around, chat about your Pinterest inspiration and wedding dreams, and help you picture your special day in our breathtaking settings. Can’t wait to host your wedding celebration in our redwood haven!