Events and Weddings at Point Cabrillo

Celebrate your wedding on the headlands of the Mendocino Coast, alongside our historic 1909 lighthouse. Book our vacation rentals for your wedding party and family, sleeping up to 18 people in our original lightkeeper’s dwellings.

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Weddings

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J.Perlman R.Lutge Photography, Wedding on the Mendocino Coast


We love weddings, and we are honored to be considered as the wedding venue for your big day! Plan your Mendocino Coast wedding at Point Cabrillo Light Station at one of three locations on the property: on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in a large green area with the lighthouse as your backdrop, or tucked away behind our lightkeeper’s houses for more intimate gatherings.

For guest lists up to 200, we can accommodate both your ceremony and reception at our State Historic Park. Our vacation rentals can house up to 18 of your wedding party and family, right here on the property. You will even enjoy a discount on your ceremony fee with the rental of one of our lightkeeper’s houses!

To make arrangements for your special day, send us a message or call the Point Cabrillo office at 707-937-6123 with your requested date. Our wedding coordinator will contact you to discuss your plans and review the contract information. Click here to obtain a copy of our wedding terms and a blank contract. After your date has been confirmed, print and complete the contract. Mail it with your deposit to PCLK.

If interested in a reception on site, there is a separate contract and fee, whose major requirement is that all four vacation rentals be booked for the reception date. The purpose of this is to protect other visitors from discovering they have reserved a unit in the midst of a large celebration. This prerequisite requires advance planning. Reservations are made thru Mendocino Coast Reservations at 1-800-262-7801 or 707-937 5033. You may check with them for availability and cost.

Questions or concerns? Send an e-mail to weddings@pointcabrillo.org. Be sure to include your telephone number and other contact information. Our wedding coordinator will contact you to answer any questions you might have about your special day at the Point Cabrillo Light Station.

Bonus: Photos On Top!

For an extra fee, you have the opportunity to take you wedding or engagement photos at one of the most picturesque places on the Mendocino coastline: the top of the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. One of our local Coast Guard Auxiliary members will lead you and your photographer to the top floor of our Lighthouse, for an exclusive photo session on top.

Lighthouse Wedding Photography

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Wedding Photographer Credit

Thank you to all of the amazing photographers who have given us the chance to showcase their beautiful photographs at Point Cabrillo Light Station. In alphabetical order, here are the wedding photographers who were featured in the page above:

Brad+Jen Photography
CYoung Photography
Daniel MacDonald Photography
Holly Shankland Photography
J.Perlman R.Lutge Photography
Maria Villano Photography
Victoria Noelle Photography