Located three and a half hours north of San Francisco, The Inn at Newport Ranch is part of a 2,000 acre coastal cattle ranch on the site of the former town of Newport. With over a mile of oceanfront, three miles of ridge tops and 20 miles of world class hiking through the redwoods, this newly constructed establishment is the perfect place to host an elegant rustic wedding.

The Inn offers three celebration packages hosting weddings from 2 to 99 people. As all events are unique and magical, the Inn’s wedding concierge is eager to customize menus and offerings to meet taste and budget. This hidden gem’s culinary culture is what they like to call "North coast seasonally inspired ranch cuisine," as the Inn sources and serves as many local ingredients and wines as possible. Plus, they grow some of their own vegetables, herbs and flowers.

Couples can “Elope to the Coast” for an intimate wedding for two during a late afternoon ceremony at the location of their choice. Or a bride and groom can select a “Newport Wedding” for up to 34 guests. As part of this lovely package, guests will stroll the Great Lawn, snuggle up at the fire pit and watch the couple pledge their love high above the Pacific, at Celebration Bluff. Finally offered is the “Coastal Bluff” package for up to 99 people. Couples will launch their life together in grand style as they entertain at their private ranch like Wild West Royalty. Guests will dine on north coast seasonally inspired ranch cuisine and dance the night away. As part of this package, couples get to use the entire Ranch for two and a half days of events.

Also available is the Redwood House, right outside of the Main Inn Building. Possessing three suites, this unique building obtained its name as 24 redwood trees hold up the structure. Another lovely option is the Sea Drum House, perfect for up to 10 adults. The house was named Sea Drum due to the sound the huge offshore rock formations make when the blow holes within them are active.

On the Ranch, guests can experience various outdoor activities such as horseback riding, ATV Safaris, whale watching, hiking or even plan an intimate BBQ or picnic with friends and family. To eliminate the stresses of the festivities, brides and grooms can indulge in the Inn’s peaceful Fireside Spa located inside a grove of redwood trees.

Regardless of one’s desire, booking an extraordinary indoor or outdoor wedding on the romantic and rugged Mendocino Coast is a spectacular setting for wedding ceremonies, elopements and vow renewals. The Inn at Newport Ranch is both dramatic and spectacular; but most importantly, it’s a remarkable destination wedding location. Visit for more information.

>Written By: Paula Goins