One of the biggest decisions that couples make as they begin planning their wedding? Deciding where they will get married! I’ve gotten to explore some absolutely incredible venues throughout the state as a California wedding photographer. Outdoor wedding venues tend to be the most popular, as California is home to absolutely breathtaking landscape. Fresno has so many options for couples looking to plan their wedding: ranches/farms, hotels, event spaces, local parks, wineries, churches, and more!
Here are some of the top wedding venues in Fresno that I’ve had the chance to work with!
Wolf Lakes Park
Wolf Lakes Park is a luxurious, romantic Central Valley wedding venue with three separate venues within the venue itself: the Lakeside area, Garden area, and Feedlot.
The Lakeside area has a rustic, classic look with modern Spanish flair. The area is adorned with rock-walled planters filled with mature palms and greenery, oversized pots filled with color, beamed trellises, and a reception area pavilion that wraps around the lakeside. I love taking my couples to the docks for some beautiful lakeside sunset portraits! Ceremonies at the Lakeside area are held in a pergola that sits on the 46 acre lake at Wolf Lakes Park.
The Garden area is an impressive blend of English and contemporary landscaping. A garden filled with vines, tree roses, and florals creates a dreamy, intimate feel for your ceremony. Just like the Lakeside area, another open-air pavilion along the lakeside is provided for your reception.
Lastly, the Feedlot is a dining patio with a spectacular view of the lake. It’s absolutely perfect for an engagement party, bridal shower, or a reception space. Wolf Lakes Park was designed to accommodate two groups without any disruption or interference of the other event.
Wolf Lakes Park Reviews
“Having my wedding here on the lakeside was a dream come true! The entire process with this team was incredible. We received so many compliments on how beautiful the site was, and how beyond amazing the food was! As a bride, I had a STRESS FREE wedding day. They take care of practically everything you could think of, and their coordinators are so professional and on point! We will remember this day forever as the PERFECT DAY! I would not even bother looking elsewhere, this is thee Venue if you are looking for a magical, and perfectly orchestrated wedding!” – Michelle
“Wolf Lakes Park made all our outdoor garden dreams come true! The venue is beautiful and blooming, and the staff there was amazing at making our guests have the best experience. The food and selection of food choices was so amazing, it was hard to pick our menu because everything tasted so great! Total dream venue and worth every penny!” – Megan
Wolf Lakes Park Location + Contact Info
11646 Ashlan Ave
Sanger, CA 93657
Dreaming of a Tuscany-inspired wedding just ten minutes northwest of Fresno? Evanelle Vineyards is the perfect wedding venue for you! The Italian-inspired barn doors open to a chic, open interior that provides up to 5,000 square feet of light and airy space for your reception. A nineteen-foot custom bar, high ceilings, black spiral staircase, and charming wooden floor make this one of the top wedding venues in Fresno! Evanelle Vineyards can be used comfortably year-round with in-house heating and powerful air conditioning. Your guests will be taken right to the European countryside as they watch you marry the love of your life amongst the rows of manicured vineyards.
Evanelle Vineyards Reviews
“Evanelle Vineyards is the perfect venue to have a wedding! It has all the views and amenities that any couples needs to have a beautiful, organized, and fun wedding. Lauren, as all the reviews and vendors say, is absolutely amazing! She is super responsive, thoughtful, and willing to accommodate special requests. She is such a joy to work with and truly went above and beyond to ensure that we had everything on our big day. We literally kept hearing how beautiful everything was at the venue throughout the entire day.“
The catering services provided by the Painted Table is also a huge perk. The tray-served appetizers and plated dinner were all delicious. Our guests would not stop raving about the food and service; they loved it all. It was a magical day and a lot of it was due to Lauren and her team. We highly recommend this venue to all couples!” – Lelee
Evanelle Vineyards Location + Contact Info
Madera, CA 93637
Toca Madera Winery
Toca Madera Winery is technically in Madera, but I still consider it at the top of my list of incredible Fresno wedding venues. The winery is located on beautiful undulating hills covered with vibrant vines that offer an incredible view for your ceremony and reception space. It often reminds me of Napa! The rollings hills terrain of the vineyard transports you and your guests from a winery in Madera to the wine country of Northern California. Toca Madera Winery also provides a bridal getting ready suite that can be utilized throughout the day.
Toca Madera Winery Reviews
“We were more than happy with Toca Madera Winery! It was absolutely perfect…Also, their bridal suite was PERFECT! It was a HUGE room with vanity mirrors and a huge bar/eating area! There is a room for the girls to get ready AND the guys! The staff that works there was amazing! Super friendly and so helpful! We were so happy with everything! Toca was the best choice for us! The view is amazing, the wine was tasty and the staff was incredible!!! We were more than happy with our choice!” – Ashley
Toca Madera Winery Location + Contact Info
36140 Ave 9
Madera, CA 93636
Grace Barn // King’s River Winery
There are so many incredible wedding venues in Fresno County! Grace Barn is a beautiful post and beam barn located on a 20 acre horse ranch in Del Rey, California. It’s the ideal wedding venue for those wanting to create the rustic, elegant wedding of their dreams! Constructed from Western Red Cedar harvested from the Northern United States, Grace Barn is a gorgeous space for weddings, parties, and other events. Grace Barn also features both indoor and outdoor event spaces that you can utilize, along with a bridal dressing room, Drink Corral, newly remodeled restrooms, a firepit, a prep area for catering, and an upper level loft to the main barn area that gives you such a unique view of your special day.
Grace Barn Reviews
“Your venue is gorgeous and made my wedding absolutely amazing. It was everything I could have dreamed of! 8 year old me is screaming on how beautiful my wedding venue looked.” – Megan + Eric
“Thank you for everything yesterday! The venue was amazing. We got so many compliments on the grounds. It’s such a pretty space!” – Makaela + Darren
Grace Barn Location + Contact Info
4219 S Highland Ave
Del Rey, CA 93616
I hope you found your top Fresno wedding venue! Still looking for your wedding photographer?
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February 1, 2023