Lyford House

North Bay



For those who would like to wed surrounded by nature's beauty, consider Lyford House. This stunning park boasts 10.5 acres of uplands and 900 acres of Subtidal bay, ensuring a special day filled with views and unique flora and fauna. Bird lovers will be thrilled by the opportunity to spot a wide variety of species on your special day. The Lyford House, a National Historic Landmark, may be the site of your wedding celebration in the Sanctuary. Imagine wedding your love on the dock overlooking the blue water and the city of San Francisco. You and your guests can move into the Lyford House for an evening of dining and dancing. This comfortable space with historic echos has a natural air of elegance. With the addition of floral arrangements and candles the Lyford House transforms to a romantic space. The Lyford House provides your wedding celebration with outdoor entertainment as well as refined facilities.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Ocean/Waterfront View, Beach, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 35 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 12:00 PM. Events must end by 9:00 PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,000 (ceremony only) to $5,000 (for a ceremony and reception) and includes 5 hours of event time plus two hours to set up and one hour to clean up time. A refundable security deposit of $600 is required. Please inquire with venue for non-profit discounts, and venue availability during each season.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Lyford House is estimated at between $5,645 and $8,263 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Outdoor lighting
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
Choose from a list for catering
No amplified music allowed
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 9:00PM