Sacramento Wedding Venues | Black Oak Mountain Vineyards

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Private. Secluded. Opulent. Welcome to Black Oak Mountain Vineyards. If you’re here, it’s because you’re searching for Sacramento wedding venues and want to find one that leaves you speechless. Great news: you’ve found the one.

Not a tourist or structure in sight—our venue is 150 acres of panoramic views, yet only 43 miles from downtown Sacramento, in Cool, CA (yes, you read that right 😎). It’s the best of both worlds for a true destination wedding experience.

  • One hundred and fifty acres estate that is private (Imagine an acre for each of your guests!)
  • Beautiful tables made by hand
  • For your ceremony and reception – chairs and benches
  • Four different places to hold the ceremony that will take your breath away
  • Both Mountain Villa and Vineyard Club are available for use
  • Set up and clean up
  • Nine hours of exclusive access, even overnight if desired.
  • Two assistants to make sure everything goes smoothly on your big day.
  • Wine barrels full of charm and basket swings hanging from trees.
  • Special ready rooms for the bride and groom to relax/get ready in.
  • No hidden fees or taxes added.

We have over six venue spaces, including four ceremony sites, overnight lodging with ready rooms (The Villa), and a reception space (The Club), so keep reading to learn more about the gorgeous areas around our property.

Address: 2480 CA-193, Cool, CA 95614

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4 Ceremony Spaces

Our private property boasts four ceremony sites and outdoor wedding venues for exchanging vows, plus a rain backup plan. How do you even choose one? These include the 360° Edge of the World Site, Viewing Deck at the Villa, Grand Oak Tree, and Meadow Hitching site. Most of our couples choose the 360° Edge of the World Site or the Viewing Deck at the Villa.

Our Mountain Modern Villa

Stay the night with your besties. Make s’mores and lounge at the Pool and hot tub. Wake up to the sunrise over the Sierras with yoga and Pachamama coffee. The Mountain Villa includes a Bridal Suite, two guest rooms with ensuites, a terrace room, a garden room, four restrooms, a butler’s pantry, a laundry room, a larger kitchen, and a living room. It’s unlike anything you’ve seen at any other Sacramento wedding venues.

The Vineyard Club Reception Space

The Vineyard Club features gorgeous vineyard views and soft, sexy lighting indoors—it’s the party pad. It’s modern AF with lots of open space, gardens, games, fire pits, and hanging basket swings.

Plus, Endless Photo Opportunities & Backdrops

And let us not forget about all of those photo ops! Onsite features include an architectural Greenhouse imported from Vancouver, a Salt Infinity Pool and spa, vineyards, 150-year-old Black Oak Trees, meadows, and desert landscaping.

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Rave Reviews from Sacramento Couples Who Chose Black Oak

Reviewed by Eric C.

We had our wedding at Black Oak, and it was hands down amazing! The Villa is maintained well and modern, and the staff was very pleasant to work with! Not only is the barn amazing, but the property is surrounded by huge oaks and beautiful views of the mountains! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for any event!

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Reviewed by Caitlin F.

Absolutely beautiful wedding reception venues! We hosted our wedding in the barn at Black Oak Mountain Vineyards, and we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Our wedding day was drizzly and chilly, but with our smaller reception, the barn could accommodate our guests and keep them comfortable with the heat. This venue is truly magical and breathtaking, after we toured this venue we knew we didn’t need to look anywhere else and nowhere else would compare. Jane was wonderful and helpful during the tour and just as great to work with throughout the planning process. I loved that they had the farmhouse tables I always dreamed of! As requested, the staff did a wonderful job setting up the ceremony and reception tables and chairs. Everyone we encountered and worked with was kind and worked with us to ensure our day was perfect. It is truly a beautiful wedding venue site with amazing views!

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Reviewed by Karina R.

Wow, where to start?? Jane and everyone at BOMV was so kind and caring with our wedding process from our first tour to the big day and beyond! We visited 14 (!!) venues and considered 20 more, but we went with BOMV because it was number one in beauty, customer service, amenities, and value!! The venue is so stunning that we only needed minimal decor and let the natural and architectural beauty shine through. We used the hilltop ceremony site, the Villa for cocktail hour, and the vineyard club for the reception, and doing so made the day feel like it was three events in one, with each part offering something unique. Jane and the BOMV team were always so quick to respond to our millions of questions and provide helpful information which gave us reassurance throughout the whole crazy wedding planning processes. We stayed with our wedding party in the Villa the night of the wedding and it was one of the best decisions we made because we had SO much fun and really wowed everyone with the gorgeous estate. Thank you BOMV for making our big day so perfect! We hope to have a reason to visit soon ❤️

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Customizable Wedding Packages at Black Oak

We have three packages currently, plus the option to create an all inclusive package.

Opulent Elegance (1 Day Wedding)

Features

Details

Duration

One Day

Exclusive Access

9 Hours

Onsite Staff

Two Onsite Staff Members

Rehearsal

1-hour Rehearsal

Amenities

All Estate & Barn Amenities

Luxe Vineyard Dreamscape (1 Overnight)

Features

Details

Duration

2 Days & 1 Night

Exclusive Access

Overnight Stay

Onsite Staff

Two Onsite Staff Members

Amenities

All Estate & Barn Amenities

Additional Perks

Coffee and Tea for Overnight Guests

Infinite Love (3 Day)

Features

Details

Duration

3 Days & 2 Nights

Exclusive Access

Exclusive Access to 150 Private Acres for 3 Days & 2 Nights

Onsite Staff

2 Venue Staff Members to Support Wedding Flow & Timeline

Overnight Stay

2 Nights of Overnight Accommodations for 16-22 VIP Guests*

Additional Perks

Arrival Day Luxury Basket, Wedding Day Continental Breakfast, Tables & Chairs for Rehearsal Dinner & Morning Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner Dishware for 50 guests, Get Ready with Mimosas & Craft Beer, Snacks & Beverage Refreshments for Overnight Guests, Hangover Recovery Kits

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Making the Most of Cool, California


We want you and your guests to have the best wedding day (or weekend) in Northern California, so we’re sharing our favorite local guide to Cool if you aren’t familiar with the area.

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FAQs: Planning Your Wedding Near Sacramento

What is the best time of year to get married?

Great question! We think anytime is perfect at Black Oak, but it depends on your weather preferences and what your guests will appreciate.

Spring (March-May)

Aspect

Details

Temperature

60-75°F

Rainfall

Low-Moderate

Pros

• Spring flowers
• Mild temps

Cons

• Possible rain showers

Summer (June-August)

Aspect

Details

Temperature

80-95°F

Rainfall

Very Low

Pros

• Warm weather • Low rain chance

Cons

• Can be very hot • Fire season

Fall (September-October)

Aspect

Details

Temperature

70-85°F

Rainfall

Low

Pros

• Pleasant temps • Fall colors

Cons

• Potential early rain

Winter (November-February)

Aspect

Details

Temperature

45-60°F

Rainfall

Moderate-High

Pros

• Possible snow • Cozy atmosphere

Cons

• Cold • Higher rain chance

Our Top Choices:

  1. September-October (Best overall, and that’s why we book these dates out usually 1-2 years in advance!)
  2. May-June (Runner-up, these dates also book out 1-2 years in advance)
  3. Other months are perfect if you want to save money. #SavetheVenue, not the date.

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Can Black Oak Mountain Vineyards accommodate large weddings?

For your wedding celebration, Black Oak Mountain Vineyards can accommodate 150 guests or 200 max at an additional cost. We can cater to a small or large number of people, regardless of whether you intend to have a few attendees or many. You and up to 22 guests can also spend the night at our premises.

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Does Black Oak Mountain Vineyards produce wine?

Yes, we do! But since we only have five acres, we only produce boutique vintages.

Pantera, Vintage: 2021

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Petite Sirah
  • Primitivo

Killer Bee Red Cali Reserve, Vintage: 2022

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot noir
  • Primitivo

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How far in advance should I book Black Oak?

It’s best to book Black Oak Mountain Vineyards at least 12 to 18 months in advance, especially for weddings planned during peak seasons. This lead time allows us to secure our preferred date and coordinate smoothly with the venue and our chosen vendors for a seamless wedding experience.

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Do I need a wedding planner?

Yes, yes, yes! Having a wedding planner is an excellent option to ensure your dream wedding unfolds smoothly during the planning process. We also offer an in-house coordinator who will help you with all the logistics.

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Are there plenty of nearby hotels for my guests?

Of course! We understand the importance of ensuring your guests are comfortable with you on this special day. At Black Oak Mountain Vineyards, we have several options to make your family feel at home.

  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Our property provides stunning on-site lodging for up to 22 people. This works well for close relatives or friends at the wedding party who would like to participate fully in all aspects of the celebration.
  • Hotel Room Blocks
  • If you are expecting a larger number of guests, we can help you set up hotel room blocks, Airbnbs, and VRBOs.
  • Local Recommendations
  • If someone wants something more unique than conventional accommodation options, there are charming bed-and-breakfasts, vacation rentals, and boutique hotels dotted around Cool that may meet their needs.

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I’m from out of town. Is there anywhere else near Sacramento worth visiting and experiencing?

There is so much to see and do! You could spend the entire weekend at Black Oak lounging or head out to Tahoe or over to taste wines. We can help you plan. But here are some of our top activities:

Wine Sampling Tours

  • Check out wineries and vineyards in neighboring areas like Lodi or El Dorado County. P.S. California wines have even outranked wines in Italy (read: The Judgment of Paris)
  • Reserve a winery tour for a group that visits multiple locations.
  • Consider having a wine-tasting activity for your bridesmaids and groomsmen at the wedding.

Outdoor Activities

  • Coordinate a group hike in the foothills of Sierra Nevada.
  • For swimming, boating or hiking, plan a day trip to Lake Tahoe.
  • Set up an American River rafting trip.
  • Folsom Lake has water sports rentals and picnic areas available
  • The El Dorado national forest is also a great place to recreate and disconnect.

Historical Experiences

  • Go on an Old Sacramento tour, which includes riding inside historic steam trains.
  • Visit California State Railroad Museum
  • See Auburn, Placerville, or Sutter Creek; which are all historic Gold Rush towns
  • Organize gold panning for guests
  • Visit the Folsom Historic District (yes, Folsom, like Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash!)

Medley Activities

  • Take a scenic train ride through the Sierra Nevada foothills that combines history with natural beauty.
  • Apple Hill offers wine tasting, apple picking and historical orchard sites to visit.
  • Have picnics at parks such as William Land Park or Capitol Park where there are many places to explore historically
  • Visit some of your animal besties at the Sacramento Zoo.

Unique Local Experiences

  • Go on farm-to-fork dining experiences that highlight Sacramento’s agricultural roots
  • Sunset river cruises can be taken on the Sacramento River.
  • Culture and history can be learned at Crocker Art Museum

For Larger Groups

  • Scavenger hunts are great activities for groups of people in downtown Sacramento near many historical landmarks.
  • Arrange tours around California State Capitol which is commonly known as “People’s House.”

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Are there other Sacramento wedding venues worth visiting?

Absolutely! Everyone has a different style and budget and no two outdoor reception spaces are alike. We have a long list! A *few* noteworthy venues include Old Sugar Mill, Firehouse Restaurant, River Highlands Ranch, Lake Natoma Inn, Catta Verdera Country Club, Sequoia Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings, Viaggio Winery, The Sterling Hotel, Yin Ranch, Scribner Bend Vineyards, Arcade Underground, Magnolia Ballroom at Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, and Stand Ready Ranch. For more options, such as winery wedding venues, ballroom reception venues, barn venues, forest venues, budget venues, and farm wedding venues, browse The Knot Worldwide to discover additional venues in and around Sacramento. Hotels and resort venues can range from $5,000 to $80,000, depending on the amenities and the venue size. And, of course, if you’re renting the venue only or choosing an all-inclusive package.