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Most Romantic Wedding Venues in San Jose, California

January 26, 2024

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It’s me, Whit. Lover of love, travel and the two coming together. My story goes well beyond the beautiful images you see. 


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If you’ve read my About Me page, you know I’m a San Jose native. This city has a beautiful blend of urban sophistication and natural allure. That said, it’s also home to some of the most romantic wedding venues. These idyllic settings offer perfect backdrops for your wedding day to be celebrated and cherished. Easily sitting at the top of my list for favorite wedding venues in San Jose, California are the following:

1. Nestldown

First up, Nestldown. This property stands out to me and many other photographers alike as an insanely beautiful wedding venue. Nestldown is surrounded by enchanting woodlands. A serene lake on the property provides a fairytale setting. Your vows are exchanged amidst towering redwoods, embodying the essence of romance.

2. Mountain Terrace

Next, Mountain Terrace. This wedding venue exemplifies the beauty of mountain wedding venues in the San Jose area. With stunning views overlooking the hills and towns below, the Mountain Terrace offers rustic elegance against a backdrop of rolling hills. This venue blends natural beauty with sophistication, ideal for a day that celebrates love in grandeur.

3. Saratoga Springs

As one of the most romantic wedding venues in the South Bay Area, Saratoga Springs brings rustic charm and whimsical beauty to your special day. This venue is a woodland paradise. In it, you’ll find natural streams and quaint bridges, creating an storybook narrative for your love story.

4. Fioli Historic Gardens

Fioli Historic Gardens is a jewel among San Jose wedding and event venues. Its timeless elegance, with stunning gardens and historic architecture, provides a picturesque setting that adds to the romance and joy of your wedding day. You’ll be swept away in this Italian-like setting and your guests will be in awe.

5. Montalvo Arts Center

Montalvo Arts Center is a fusion of art and romance. This venue is a standout choice if you’re wanting to get married in San Jose. It offers a culturally rich and visually stunning backdrop. If you’re looking for a beautiful and clean aesthetic for your wedding day, Montalvo Arts Center is it.

Each of these venues not only offer a beautiful setting but they all also embody the essence of a romantic wedding venue. As your San Jose wedding photographer, I am committed to capturing the joy, affection, and unique beauty of your love, set against the backdrop of San Jose’s most sought after and romantic wedding venues.

To book your San Jose wedding photographer, Contact us today. By mentioning that you found us through this blog, you can receive $500 off of your wedding photography with Wild Love & Wanderlust at any of these five San Jose venues.

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My heart and passion for this work is summed up by the act of service. From the first wedding I ever photographed to ones years later—I’ve yet to come down from the high of being part of a couple’s best day and putting it in digital form to look back on for a lifetime. I take my craft seriously, and that means serving you in all aspects on your wedding day, and the days leading up to it.

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