Leonard Lake Reserve




Nestled within the old growth Redwood Forests of Mendocino County, California is the stunning Leonard Lake Resort. This 4,000-acre property is brimming with stunning scenery, lush forests, and a huge natural lake, making it an exceptional wedding venue for small outdoor occasions. Wed your beloved on the lush green grasses at the lakeside surrounded by towering trees or say your “I do’s” beneath the shade of leaning redwoods and oaks. This gorgeous land is perfect for taking wedding photos among natural beauty. From gazing into each other’s eyes in a canoe to sharing a kiss beneath an old growth tree, Leonard Lake Resort provides ample opportunity to take unforgettable pictures for your wedding album! Celebrate your union beneath the stars on the front lawn of one of resort’s rustic vacation houses. You can even have a warm, intimate reception where you and your guests can circle around a lakeside campfire. Leonard Lake Resort allows brides and grooms alike to customize their space and hold a memorable outdoor occasion that spotlights the natural wonders of Cali’s Redwood Forests!

Venue Style

Hotel/Resort, Park/Garden, Mountain, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 95 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 95 guests

Time Restrictions

For weekend weddings, the set up time is noon. Inquire with the venue on week day vendor set up times. Events do not have an end time.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,500 to $13,000 for a ceremony and reception. The fee depends on the total number of guests and time of year. The venue includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. A non-refundable security deposit of 25% of the total venue wedding cost is required. For all weddings, onsite guest accommodations are required to book a 3-night minimum hosted by the bride and groom. Please inquire with the venue for room pricing. The venue is not available for weddings on Sundays.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Leonard Lake Reserve is estimated at between $7,307 and $11,277 for a ceremony & reception for 50 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
No restrictions on music end time