Northern California may be filled with some of the most beautiful homes in the country, but until recently, renting them for a wedding was impossible. Enter Mint Locations, 415-671-9091, mintlocations.com, a new company that represents private estates across the Bay Area and Napa Valley for special events. This is great news if you’ve ever fantasized about saying your vows by an infinity pool overlooking wine country, or holding your reception in the opulent ballroom of a chateau-style mansion. "Couples in the Bay Area are always looking for fresh, unique locations," says event planner Nancy Frumkes of why she decided to start the firm along with location scout and stylist Cindi Osborn. "We’re here to help ‘regular’ folks gain access to extraordinary properties." Cost: Day rates start at $10,000.