Outdoor Venues

Hosting an outdoor event or wedding in the summer can be a risky proposition in some cities. But not in Petaluma. We can practically guarantee that the weather will be perfect. The average summer daytime temperature is 75 degrees and rainfall is very, very rare.


Whether you are in need of an outdoor venue where you can really spread out (think horse trailers and RVs), a secluded retreat center, or an elegant wedding venue with a Sonoma County sunset at the backdrop, Petaluma has the perfect place. Pick a date and pack your sunscreen and a sweater.

Venue Offers
Artful Arrangements Homestead Gardens
205 Orchard Lane • 707-664-8656

1915 working homestead has something for everyone. Learn how "old timers" cared for the land. Stroller, toddler, pet, walker & wheelchair friendly. The kids love Plant-a-Plant. Allow 2 hours. $10 each (under 4 free). Open Studio Gallery. Call to schedule. Country gardens; dance floor, ceremony site, buffet and reception area for up to 100 guests, with tall, shady trees.

Dance floor, Weddings
Chileno Valley Ranch
5105 Chileno Valley Ralley Road • (707) 765-6664

Ranch is open for u-pick apples on some Sundays only, from 9am to 3pm, during late August, September, and sometimes October. Please refer to website for dates and hours of availability; reservations required. Venue available for a limited number of events. Information on ordering grass fed beef and lamb is available on the website.

EarthRise Retreat Center
101 San Antonio Road • (707) 779-8224

Offering indoor and outdoor meeting areas for groups up to 120 people. Accommodations for up to 118 people in 66 rooms on campus.

Kitchen, Lodging, Meeting rooms
Flying Cloud Farm
1200 Jacobsen Lane • 707-765-4433

A 35,000 square foot facility that features spectacular views, and Olympic-size indoor equestrian center and courtyard and garden for Wine Country weddings, team building events, conferences, and celebrations of all types. Spaces are available for intimate gatherings of 20 or for a special event of 200 guests.


Catering, Dance floor, Kitchen, Meeting rooms, Weddings
G4 Estate
PO Box 409 • 707-753-1118

G4 Estate is an 8-acre event space, farm and garden located in the rural landscape of Petaluma, California, just 36 miles north of San Francisco. Our family farm began in 1913, and our third generation is carrying on our commitment to Petaluma, the land and our roots. We specialize in rehearsal dinners, weddings, receptions, corporate retreats and garden dinners. Where moments become memories. Along with weddings, we are a meeting facility, with hall, indoor & outdoor setting. Commercial, filming and catalog shoots are also welcome.

Garden Valley Ranch
498 Pepper Rd. • (707) 795-0919

Cottage complete with claw-foot tub, gas fireplace, mini-kitchen; internet and wall-mounted flat-screen satellite TV. Nine-acre rose garden with 10,000 rose bushes; Weddings, special events; up to 150.

Dance floor, Lodging, Weddings
Marin French Cheese Company
7500 Red Hill Rd. • (707) 762-600

Sample award-winning cheeses including their famous Triple Crème Brie and learn about how their cheeses are made. Enjoy lunch from their deli in the picnic area by the pond. Country setting with shady trees, picnic tables and open space for reunions and casual parties.

Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
3325 Adobe Rd. • (707) 762-4871

Step into old California with a visit to the headquarters of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s vast cattle rancho from 1836-1846. History comes alive with period furnishings, implements and living history days. The Adobe is open Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Docent tours are available. Picnic area.

Petaluma Golf & Country Club
1500 Country Club Dr. • (707) 762-8311

The facilities include both a ceremony site and banquet hall. The banquet hall can accommodate up to 180 guests and includes a covered patio overlooking the private course. The outdoor ceremony site is on the 3rd tee with views of the Petaluma Valley. 

Dance floor, Weddings
San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA
20 Rainsville Rd. • 707-763-1492

Toll free reservations: (800) 992-CAMP (2267). Enjoy RV accommodations, tents, Camping Cabins and Wine Country Lodges at this award winning, full-service camping resort with showers and laundry facility. 300 campsites, 12 lodges with private bath and kitchenette, and 34 cabins. Indoor and outdoor areas for groups. Free WiFi, Kamp K-9 Dog Park, horseshoes, basketball, petting farm, newly remodeled pool and spa, Wine Country store, rental bikes and more amenities. San Francisco or Wine Country tours May through October. RV storage available. Meeting space for up to 150 available October through April

Kitchen, Lodging, Meeting rooms
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center
175 Fairgrounds Dr. • (707) 283-3247

Weddings, workshops, banquets, business trainings or meetings can be accommodated in a variety of spaces. Or rent the entire fairgrounds. Affordable rental fees are based on a per-day use and can accommodate groups from 25 to 500.

Dance floor, Kitchen, Meeting rooms
Walker Creek Ranch Conference Center
1700 Marshall-Petaluma Rd. • 415-491-6603

A retreat, conference, wedding, or special event can be held in this unique location offering trails and wildlife, comfortable lodging, economical dormitories and camping, and food service. Available for groups of 15 to 400.

Kitchen, Lodging, Meeting rooms, Weddings