Weddings

Your Private Estate

Reserve the entirety of the Stavrand’s 6 acres, 21 guestrooms, and common spaces. Treat yourselves, your family, and your friends to an entire weekend (or weekday) at your own private estate. Foster connections and celebratory relaxation by welcoming everyone to experience events-within-the-event right here under our redwood trees. The Stavrand is large enough to meet the needs of mid-sized weddings, and small enough to treat you as our only client.

Avoid commercial venues that rent a single space for a handful of hours; instead, opt for a setting ideal for the entire “arc” of a full experience — a welcome reception, ceremony, dinner party, dancing, and a send-off brunch all in one place (and variations on that concept, catered to your liking!).

Tour our property to get a feeling for the magic of our unique setting, tucked away on a quiet hillside yet completely connected to the various Sonoma excursions that will round out your nuptial retreat.

Wander Into Forever Together

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    Dedicated Manager to Oversee Wedding

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    Complimentary Onsite Self-Parking

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    A Talented & Collaborative Chef

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    Space for Weddings of up to 50 Guests

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    Guest Accommodations

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    Couples’ Massages

Full-Estate Buyouts

For most dates, guests reserving weddings will be asked to commit to a full rental of the the Stavrand for their exclusive use, with a two-night minimum stay. This approach ensures that your group can enjoy the property to the fullest, including all of the property’s indoor and outdoor areas.

As our exclusive guests during your wedding, your friends and family enjoys a fully-customized experience, complete with creative décor and unique activities across the Stavrand's 6 acres.

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Chef’s Meadow

25,000 sq. ft.

This sun-soaked, 25,000 square feet of outdoor space is flanked with redwood trees, and arranged in three zones:

  • Century-old pear and Gravenstein apple orchard trees
  • Chef’s garden boxes and barn backdrop
  • Grassy, flat lawn surrounded by wildflowers

Bower

9,000 sq. ft.

Named for its dramatic forest backdrop and signature “heart-knot tree,” this upper level of the property offers over 9,000 square feet of space nestled into a private inner edge of the property. Some couples opt to hold their ceremony in this area and then dine in the Chef’s Meadow or indoors at Stavrand Hall to make the most of the expanse of the property.

Stavrand Hall

1,000 sq. ft.

This building was shaped in the image of the original Belden family barn. Its modern construction was further improved by a renovation overseen by local restaurant icon Crista Leudtke. Nearly 1,000 square feet of flexible space includes an enclosed patio that serves as an oversized window overlooking the property and its courtyard.

Courtyard

900 sq. ft.

At the heart of the hotel, this central space is defined by the beautiful white guestroom buildings and their Talavera blue accents. Two firepits and casual seating may be reconfigured to provide rows of seating in this 900 square-foot area. Alternately, this area works perfectly for dinner or mingling.

Sun Room

500 sq. ft.

French doors separate the main living room of the Belden House from its more casual Sun Room space. Originally an outdoor patio, the room now features dramatic windows overlooking the Stavrand’s redwoods. It retains its own wood-burning fireplace made of river stone. The communal table hosts 8-10 guests comfortably for an intimate dinner or wine tasting (alternately, rented furniture can re-imagine the space entirely). Elope here in cooler weather with the half-round of glass behind you and the warmth of the hearth on the facing wall.

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HAPPY
COUPLES

"We held our wedding at The Stavrand. We were fortunate to reserve the full property for the weekend and had our Friday night welcome dinner and Saturday ceremony and reception onsite. All our closest friends stayed with us on the property for the weekend, which was so much fun. Leading up to the wedding, Kayla and Emily were such a pleasure to work with - super responsive and collaborative, and we could see that they were truly invested in making this a perfect event for us. That hospitality extended across the full staff. Everyone that works at the Stavrand was so kind, attentive, and excited for us! The highlights of our wedding weekend have to be the breakfasts, the beautiful ceremony location, and the romantic reception setting in the Chef’s Meadow. My husband and I can’t wait to spend an anniversary at The Stavrand to relive our special day."

Kate (Bride)

HAPPY
COUPLES

"The Stavrand was AMAZING! The setting, the staff, bartenders, servers, delicious meals, selections of local wines and beverages… everything was outstanding. The wedding weekend will be remembered as unique, romantic and truly MAGICAL!"

Diane (Bride's Mother)

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COUPLES

"Emily, Santiago, and the team at the Stavrand have been incredible. They have gone above and beyond to help us plan our wedding carefully shaping our weekend while giving us the freedom to customize where we want. Throughout this process, they have made us feel so welcome, cared for, and at ease this is such a genuine and kind team. We're so excited to have our wedding at this beautiful, warm, and special space with our friends and family. We feel so lucky to have found the Stavrand!"

Zoe (Bride)

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COUPLES

"Emily has guided us through our wedding planning process with incredible thoughtfulness and professionalism. We're so impressed by Emily's vision for the Stavrand, and we can't wait to have our ceremony at this special venue."

Connie & James

Capacity Chart

Event SpaceApprox.
Sq. Ft.
Mingling CapacitySeating CapacityLocationFeaturesRequires Hotel Buy-out
Chef's Meadow25,0005050OutdoorsBest for Sonoma culinary ambiance, especially April through NovemberYes
Bower9,0005050Outdoors
(Hillside)
Best for secluded setting at upper edge of hotel's acreage; sweeping viewsUsually
Courtyard9005050Outdoors
(Center)
Includes two optional fire pits, nestled among guestroom buildingsYes
Stavrand Hall1,0005050Indoors
(Former Restaurant)
Protection from inclement weather with excellent natural light and high ceilingsUsually
Sun Room5003010-12Indoors
(Belden House)
Charming and intimate historic space with redwood views and grand fireplaceNo

Plan Your Wedding at The Stavrand

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