This has to be one of the coolest wedding venues out there: The China Cabin sits on a pier in Belvedere Cove, just north of San Francisco. The three-room venue started its life in 1866 as a first-class social saloon aboard the SS China, a sidewheel steamer. When the ship became obsolete, the saloon was removed intact and set on pilings in the Cove.
The ornate main room features walls and an arched ceiling made of elaborately decorated wood accented with gold leaf, as well as delicately etched glass windows and crystal chandeliers. The Cabin is surrounded by decks on three sides, offering stunning views of the San Francisco skyline and the nearby yacht harbor. The China Cabin can seat up to 40 for a reception (or rehearsal dinner); the rental fee is $1,200 for a six-hour minimum, and you can call 415-435-1853 for reservations. I would die to host an event here! To browse more Northern California wedding venues, click here. —Lauren Matthews