Quintessential Santa Cruz Wedding

If You Are To Be Wed on the fly yet with fierce beauty, a 'guerrilla wedding' so to speak, Santa Cruz and environs, from beaches to headlands to redwood mountains, is resplendent with special places, serene and wild.

Then, there are certain venues in urban space, quintessential Santa Cruz, that lend themselves also, either to the pre-planned, and/or to the impromptu Santa Cruz Wedding; Wed outside and adjourn to a cool venue, Wed & Sup in the same location, or Wed inside on a real theatre stage!

The City of Santa Cruz, betwixt mountain and ocean, has a micro-climate that can defy any forecast. Should the weather prove inclement; chill coastal fog blanketing the forever blue sky or, in the Rainy Season, a storm front deluge, you will find these locales are cherished and relished for abiding and sound reason.  

Your Wedding
Your Way...

~ Call to book ~
or to schedule

in-person meet:


Chocolate on Pacific Avenue
"Weddings are fun when everyone gets a chocolate truffle"

With a little notice, David, owner of Chocolate, can sometimes reserve the sidewalk patio (complete with fountain & privacy foliage) for your Ceremony at Chocolate, AND provide the most delectable truffles you could imagine (besides award-winning California fusion-cuisine full dinner menu). You could also book the indoor party room - both spaces have capacity of 25 seated (or marginally more for buffet).

Note: a wedding party would never get an exclusive reservation of Chocolate, since the disappointment of destination regulars being turned away would be too immense!
Address: 1522 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: (831) 427-9900

​FURTHER HAPPY NOTE: Chocolate on Pacific recommends: ADOBE ON THE GREEN Bed & Breakfast, right in the center of downtown Santa Cruz, yet a sweet garden haven of secret delight.



Buttercup Cake Shop on Locust Street

​Local, seasonal cupcakes with favorite and far-out options including raspberry red velvet, blood orange earl grey and vanilla hibiscus. Pop in for an exquisite couple cup cake morsel-size experience {kinda like like wine tasting), or go for something else more elaborate by degrees, all the way up to a heretofore un-imagined wedding cake..., or a cupcake 'flower' bouquet. 

Buttercup Cakes are made with mostly local, organic and seasonal ingredients by longtime Santa Cruz North Coast residents, a three generation; Mother, daughter, Granddaughter team. Shop open daily, closes at 5:00 PM.​

"Buttercup Cakes and Farm House Frosting"

Address:  109 Locust St., Santa Cruz
Phone:  466-0373


Cafe Gratitude Santa Cruz

100% organic vegan restaurants specializing in
gourmet raw and cooked cuisines. Practicing 'Sacred Commerce'.  

"What are you grateful for?​"
Address:  103 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Phone: 831 427 9583


Conscious Creations Cafe & Bistro

Located on former site of Black China Bakery and still has its secret 'walled' garden out back. 

All food sourced locally including from farmers market.. "meats are free range and organic fed, and seafood is from the Monterey Bay, or other sustainable resources." Joshua chef honed his culinary skills cooking for celeb surfers off the coast of Indonesia. 

Phone:  (831) 427 9269

Address:  1121 Soquel Ave,
                   Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Windmill Cafe   

This is a real windmill, a block from Twin Lakes or Baker beach. Excellent chefs make elegant dinners and fine feasts. The Windmill Cafe specializes in all dietary preferences, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free as well as succulent meat and fish dishes. Organic & delectable. Produce from own edible garden. (Not licened but BYOB is cool).

21231 East Cliff Drive  Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 464-4698

"We wanted it to be one-of-a-kind and we knew what we didn't want.. But in the end what we got was so much more than we could have imagined, we were thrilled.."

Couples Rave About:

~ Exceptional Photographers ~ 
Crystal Birns

Chris Schmauch

Carolyn Kelley

~ Fabulous Flowers ~
Bonny Doon Flower Ladies

familiar & unusual all grown in Santa Cruz mountains

~ Quite stunning Cakes ~
Buttercup Cakes ~
they will make a cup-cake 'flower' bouquet!!
Hollyhock Cakes ~
Alice in Wonderlandish wedding cakes!

~ Wow Dress ~

Wai-Ching(Oregon-based)spectrum colors like you've never seen!​

Be Wed on

Center Stage!


Performance Venue:
Center Stage
1001 Center Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Phone: 408.482.1057

International & out-of-State weddings by arrangement

'Minister on the fly/Officiant on a bicycle'!: call for day rate:

  • Within cycling distance of downtown   Santa Cruz; includes Santa Cruz harbor/ lighthouse, beaches (x 5), secluded creekside 'where the sidewalk ends'​..

  • With Ceremony template As Is

  • With 1 or 2 Witnesses

  • With Marriage License in-hand

Officiant files license
Call Corrina: 831 345 1476