The natural beauty of open meadows and forested coastal mountains of Santa Cruz has hundreds of couples saying, "I do," in wedding ceremonies at Roaring Camp every year. Its serene and picturesque outdoor sites offer wedding parties the ideal setting for that special ceremony, providing them with lifelong memories.
Roaring Camp's facilities and grounds allow couples the convenience of holding their ceremony and reception at one locale, eliminating the need for wedding guests to drive from one venue to another. Available indoor and outdoor reception areas include Bret Harte Hall and the outdoor main stage and barbecue area. Parties may engage an outside caterer or select Roaring Camp's delicious Chuckwagon Barbecue.
Entertainment and activity options abound. For a unique experience, take wedding guests on a steam train ride aboard vintage railway cars through old growth redwood forests to Bear Mountain and back.
School House Lawn
An expanse of grass adjacent to an old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse offers the ideal setting for a garden wedding.
Bret Harte Hall
Roaring Camp's Bret Harte Hall, suitable for the wedding ceremony or reception, boasts 6120 square feet of unobstructed space, a full theatrical stage, and 32-foot-high ceilings. Designed for today's group events, Bret Harte Hall's multi-function space has adjustable lighting, an on-site preparation kitchen for caterers, and massive doors that open onto a covered reception area and adjacent lawn.
Cathedral Grove Site (includes train)
For a wedding venue that is truly unique and inspirational, couples exchange vows under the redwoods at Cathedral Grove atop Bear Mountain. This ring of ancient giants, referred to as a Fairy Circle, was formed as a result of three generations of redwood growth, coming together to create a perfect circle. The beauty and symbolism of the circle offers a cathedral-like setting for your special ceremony. Access to Cathedral Grove ceremonies requires train transportation to Bear Mountain and back for wedding party and guests.
Available indoor and outdoor reception areas include Bret Harte Hall and the outdoor main stage and barbecue area. Parties may engage an outside caterer or select Roaring Camp's delicious Chuckwagon Barbecue. Wedding parties using outside professional caterers are subject to a surcharge
Outdoor Reception Areas
Outdoor Main Stage/Barbecue Area
Roaring Camp catering required, space subject to availability.
To inquire about holding your wedding and/or reception at Roaring Camp, click here.
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