From beautiful sunsets to stunning castles there are many Fresno outdoor wedding venues that will make you feel as if you have stepped into another part of the world.

While you’re celebrating your special day your guests will be awestruck that they are watching one of “the” most beautiful weddings they have ever seen.

You and your guests will forget that they are still sitting in Fresno County.

Compiled below is a list of the 5 top outdoor wedding venues that you probably didn’t know existed in your own backyard.


Wonder Valley Ranch Resort

6450 Elwood Road, Sanger, CA 93657
Maximum Occupancy: 350 guests
Indoor and Outdoor options

The garden option at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort gives the illusion of a quaint backyard wedding, but with much more to offer!  This particular ceremony location is surrounded by beautifully groomed roses and assorted flowers, with the bride and groom saying “I do” under a white gazebo right on the lake. Located in Sanger, CA, right outside of Fresno, your guests won’t have to travel too far for this venue.  If you have guests coming from out of town, Wonder Valley is a full service resort with beautiful rooms on site. They have everything from reception and wedding services, to food and decorating services.  Check out their photo gallery here.

Wonder Valley Accomodations

Wonder Valley Ranch and Resort, Photo Credit Chris Geiger Photography


Holland Park West

3855 North Bryan
Fresno, CA 93723
Minimum Occupancy: 150 guests
Indoor and Outdoor options

If you are looking to hold a unique reception, Holland Park West will deliver.  The ceremony area has a dazzling backdrop of rocks and waterfalls, with a walkway that goes right onto a small pond. And right behind that backdrop is a beautiful cave-like area where the reception is held.  A walkway leads your guests down into this caved area surrounded by huge rocks and boulders, where the outside world fades away. This area has a large dance floor with plenty of room for a D.J.  To get the full view, check out Holland Park West’s virtual tours here.


Holland Park West, Photo Credit: Composure Photo & Video


Wolf Lakes Park, Inc.

11646 E. Ashlan Ave, Clovis, CA
Maximum Occupancy: 100-150 guest minimum, 500+ guests
Lakeside, Garden, and Indoor options

Located on the outskirts of Clovis, this massive park has everything you could ever need for your ceremony and reception.  Surrounded by a 40 acre lake, a lakefront wedding is ideal for this venue. The wood and stone pergola that the guests face adds a very warm and rustic charm to the ceremony. They also have the unique option of the groom and groomsmen arriving to the ceremony on a boat. After the ceremony, you can enjoy your reception on their “starlit pavilion”.  They also have a garden site and indoor option as well. Their photo gallery shows it all.


Wolf Lakes Park, Inc. Photo Credit: Wolf Lakes Park


The Clovis Castle

Auberry Road, Clovis, CA 93619
Maximum Occupancy: Contact for Information
Indoor and Outdoor options

Standing in front of the Clovis Castle, you feel like you are actually visiting an old castle in the middle of Ireland’s rolling green hills. The vast scenery gives the illusion that you are far from Fresno, even though you are only 20 minutes up the road.  From their beautiful bridal suite, to a horse carriage and picturesque views, the Clovis Castle is your one-stop venue for all of your wedding needs. They offer every wedding package you can think of, including video and photography packages.  You can download their 2013 Wedding Package by putting in a little bit of information here.


The Clovis Castle, Photo Credit: The Clovis Castle


Copper River Country Club

2140 E. Clubhouse Dr., Fresno, CA 93730
Maximum Occupancy: 300 guests
Indoor and Outdoor options

For the perfect outdoor, sunset wedding, Copper River’s lower terrace is what you’ll want. The way the terrace is facing, the sunset will give your wedding the perfect evening glow without the sun being in your, or your guests’, eyes. Just a short drive up Friant Road, Copper River’s lower terrace and indoor banquet room overlooks their magnificent (and very quiet!) golf course, all with that wonderful sunset view.  From delicious food to excellent service, Copper River is a great choice for your special day.


Copper River Country Club, Photo Credit: Copper River Country Club

Did we miss any?

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