Situated on 104 acres of redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, you’ll find the majestic Amphitheatre of the Redwoods. Located at Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center, this venue hosts destination weddings and ceremonies like no other. In addition to hosting these events, it also offers retreats and workshops for visitors. When you want a wedding with lots of flexibility, their eco-friendly retreat center is an excellent option. They have several different options for your ceremony and reception. As well as accommodation choices to suit your needs. Also, they have an excellent catering service that will help make your event’s delicious dishes!
To illuminate, the center’s name means, “Lotus Land of Clear Light”. Justifying it as a natural haven that provides a sense of tranquility. A variety of on-site accommodations are available at the center too. These ranges from large family homes to cozy cabins and campsites. You may even want to take over the entire space for your own destination wedding weekend! Oftentimes, guests meet up at the Orchard House, a two-story lodge with a fireplace and towering redwood growing right the front deck. You’ll then be given their signature mint iced tea as a refreshment!
The retreat center has two amazing locations for ceremonies. The Amphitheatre of the Redwoods is a real-life “fairy ring”. It is a circle of redwood trees that was born from one great “grandmother” tree after it survived a storm. Underground, all the roots are intertwined, in order to create strength. As symbolism may, just as you and your spouse will support each other throughout marriage together. Also, you have the Bay View Meadow and Terrace. With guests seated on the treelined meadow, you’ll wed at a redwood deck with green thickets and Monterey Bay’s scenic waters.
Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast/Inn, Event Center, Mountain, Outdoor
Indoor Reception, Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception