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Mendocino Coast Weddings 2017-10-24T18:49:38+00:00

Intimate Weddings at the Stanford Inn by the sea

A Romantic Mendocino Wedding at Stanford Inn … overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Of the major life events, weddings are often the most joyous – the joining of two people, two families, in the company of friends. A wonderful location for weddings, The Stanford Inn Eco-Resort will work with you to create a tailor-made romantic wedding. Food service can include a wine and or champagne reception, appetizers, seated brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Wedding Sizes

We can accommodate elopements (we will provide the witness and officiant) to weddings of up to 40+ (depending on time of year, we can accommodate larger groups). Weddings are often stressful and we suggest that you be sure to spend time with those you may have not seen for a while.

Ceremony Locations

You may choose to have your ceremony in Mancha’s Herb Garden, among the raised beds of our organic gardens, or on the lawn. Indoors, we can arrange a ceremony in front of the fireplace in the the Lobby and provide seating for up to 50 people. If you prefer, you may choose the Big River Room for up to 50 people in theatre seating or the Mendocino Room for up to 20.

Reception Locations

  • The Ravens Dining Room (available for lunch only) Seating up to 72.
  • The Big River Room Seating for up to 32 people.
  • The Mendocino Room Seating for up to 18 people.

Officiating Only

Rev. Jeff Stanford is available to officiate off-site for $350 (travel expenses may apply | subject to availability). Contact our Wedding Coordinator for further information: 800.331.8884.

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Mendocino Wedding Resources

M Salon Hair styling
Owner/operator Marianella Brey and her stylists do exquisite work and come with years of bridal hair experience. Call M Salon at (707) 397-1411.

Nye Ranch Flowers
Nye Ranch is a small farm in Mendocino County that produces specialty cut flowers using organic, sustainable methods.

Maria Villano Photography
All photos on this page are courtesy of Maria. She is a talented photographer and can be reached at maria@mariavillano.com or 707.478.0614.

Leona Fern Walden Wedding Photographer
Leona Fern is an artist, photographer and good friend. Give her a call for your wedding photography and videography needs at 707-937-0900.

John Birchard Photography 707-937-4809.

Wedding Cakes – Sharon Robinson – mendocakes.com (707-962-0384). Sharon is an excellent pastry chef and her cakes are both beautiful and delicious. An artist both in preparation and decoration, Sharon will work with you to produce a cake from the traditional multi-tiered classic to the most avant garde. She is expert at producing vegan cakes.

A Sweet Affair Patisserie (707-961-1362). Brittney Harris does incredible cakes, pastries and more. Vegan is no problem!

Wedding Invitations – Clo Mor Press – clo-mor-press.com (866-425-6624). This local company offers quality hand-crafted letterpress printing and specializes in the custom design and printing of invitations, announcements and special edition books.

Officiating – Reverend Jeff Stanford (800-331-8884). Ordained pastor, Jeff Stanford is happy to officiate ceremonies at the Inn or elsewhere. The most demanded service is secular, however Jeff also provides traditional Christian weddings. His ordination is from the Universal Church of the Master, founded in 1909.

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