Wedding Magic: Great Places To Get Married In Diablo Valley

July 14, 2014 4:00 AM

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Getting married is a major decision, and planning the special day is the next step for the momentous occasion. The Diablo Valley region has outstanding venues for the most beautiful day of your life. 

The Gardens at Heather Farm
1540 Marchbanks Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 947-1678

The Gardens at Heather Farm is a lovely location for a wedding with beautiful gardens and buildings to highlight the special day. With impressive views of Mount Diablo, the site is an amazing spot that couples will always remember and cherish. Say your vows beneath the rose-covered gazebo, fragrant from the surrounding 1,000 rose bushes in bloom from spring through fall. Receptions are held upstairs in the Camelia Room, which has a maximum capacity of 150 guests and boasts a caterer’s kitchen and spacious decks for guests to wander outdoors. There are also a variety of outdoor spaces available for weddings here. Reservations are accepted a maximum of 18 months prior to the wedding day. Photographers must get a permit to shoot, which is available from the office. Call for additional information or to make a reservation. View the wedding packet rules and conditions at the website.

Diablo Ranch
1453 N. Gate Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 837-2290

Hidden among the trees on Mount Diablo is a wedding site where most of the decorating has already been done for you. Leave it to Mother Nature to know best. Diablo Ranch is an extraordinary location for weddings, and according to past guests, the view was “honestly breathtaking.” A Top Ten Wedding Venues in the San Francisco Bay Area nominee, Diablo Ranch comes with incredible sunsets, warm summer evenings and reception hours that have no limit. A wedding on Mount Diablo, the ecological jewel of the Bay Area, is simply beyond compare. Contact Diablo Ranch owner Kim at for full details and wedding package prices. While a very accommodating facility, Diablo Ranch is in demand, so persistence is key.

Oakhurst Country Club
1001 Peacock Creek Drive
Clayton, CA 94517
(925) 672-9737

This gorgeous site is located on a verdant, rolling landscape just above Ygnacio Valley in the shadows of Mount Diablo, creating a stunning backdrop to a lifelong, memorable event – your wedding day. Oakhurst Country Club offers an array of outdoor and indoor event space to accommodate your wedding day needs. The venue specializes in one-of-a-kind weddings, and is happy to take the wedding couple on a personalized, scheduled tour of the club facilities and private event space to see and experience the beautiful wedding options available. Visit the website to fill out an online contact request form to get more information or to schedule a tour.

Contra Costa Country Club
801 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 798-7135

Contra Costa Country Club is an elegant venue framed by mountain and valley views, and presents a lovely setting for a wedding ceremony and reception. The Country Club offers three wedding packages to make wedding planning easy: Silver ($87 per person), Gold ($95 per person) and Platinum ($109 per person). Or create a personalized wedding package with selected individual items from the venue’s Banquet Menu. Prices do not include 20 percent service charge and 8.5 percent sales tax.

The Pavilion at Diablo Creek
4050 Port Chicago Highway
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 687-4111

Located on the Diablo Creek Golf Course, The Pavilion at Diablo Creek specializes in catering special events, and weddings are definitely special events. The Pavilion is a modern, outdoor facility that provides covered seating for up to 350 guests for the ceremony, and a covered outdoor pavilion, plus seating for up to 350 for the reception. Included features are a gazebo, spacious lawn and a full-service bar. Unique menu choices let couples select from the hors d’oeuvres or wedding buffet reception menus. Visit the website to view menus, pricing and contact information.

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Melanie Graysmith is a writer, artist and educator based in San Francisco. She writes on adult education, art and lifestyle topics, and enjoys writing short stories and poetry. She is also a member of an independent filmmaking group. Her work can be found at

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