BRIDES Northern California: This Ultra-Exclusive Preserve in the Redwoods Will Leave You Breathless

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BRIDES California: Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California

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Whether you're dreaming of a sunny destination wedding in California or looking to tie the knot in your own backyard, you can do no better than the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California. The super-exclusive, private golf club and equestrian ranch, which since on 40 miles of some of the most spectacularly beautiful land in the country, is the ideal backdrop for your romantic nuptials.

While the property is a private community that hosts events mainly for members, couples that don't belong to the property can still wed on the gorgeous land — as long as you have a current club member to act as your sponsor, you'll be able to host an event at this covet-worthy location.

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Committed to maintaining the vibrant landscape, the Santa Lucia Preserve is a unique location to tie the knot and celebrate with your nearest and dearest. Start the day with your ceremony in the property's redwood grove, where you can exchange vows in an enchanted space beneath 100-foot spires. But that's not the only spot you can consider for this all-too-important part of your wedding. Host a flower-filled ceremony in the immaculately maintained gardens and lawns or in the restored 1920's Spanish Colonial Hacienda, which sits at the heart of the Preserve.

Since this amazing venue is conveniently located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you'll be able to accommodate guests from near and far. And let's face it, with a wedding location this serene and spectacular, your guests will be thrilled to make the trip!

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