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Elopement Packages At Brewery Gulch


November 9, 2016
Words by Candice Maniga
Photos courtesy of Brewery Gulch Inn

Elopements used to be known as the rushed road to marriage when couples were faced with the threat of being separated. These days, eloping doesn’t equal “last-minute,” nor is it only ideal for the Romeos and Juliets of the world. Instead, eloping can be a unique, intimate experience to follow up an engagement for any set of fiancés – the private pair, the couples with family and friends unable to attend a ceremony and every other engaged duo in between.

Brewery Gulch Inn – a charming bed-and-breakfast overlooking Smuggler’s Cove and the Pacific Ocean in Mendocino, California – is the perfect setting for an enchanting elopement. Surrounded by pine and redwoods while being near California’s North Coast, the cathedral-like B&B exudes the kind of whirlwind wedding in the woods found in fairy tales. 

The redwood lodge features 10 romantic rooms with modern amenities, a four-sided glass-and-steel fireplace, the Great Room (this beautifully crafted room has a 15-foot cathedral ceiling), a full-time executive chef and 150-year old reclaimed redwood walls amidst three acres of woodsy wilderness. 

The Brewery Gulch Inn staff have developed relationships with an assortment of the top local vendors dealing in anything a wedding would need from imagery or floral arrangements to wines, salons and spas. Making wedding planning even easier for those looking to elope, the Inn is currently offering the following two elopement packages:

Simply Beautiful (starting at $1,000 in addition to lodging)

  • Ceremony held at your choice of nearby locations
  • Officiant
  • Flowers, including bridal bouquet and boutonniere
  • Photographer and photos

Deluxe (starting at $1,500.00 in addition to lodging – may include up to 4 additional friends or family)

  • Ceremony held at your choice of nearby locations
  • Officiant
  • Flowers for both parties
  • Photographer and photos
  • Choice of hair blowout/style OR Makeup
  • Custom cake accompanied by sparkling wine
  • 60-minute Swedish couples’ massage

Other services available at an additional cost include:

  • Hair blowout/style AND makeup combination
  • Videographer
  • Romance basket
  • Ceremony at an Anderson Valley vineyard

Brewery Gulch Inn is also capable of hosting large parties ranging from sit-down dinners for 35 to tray-serviced hors d’ouevre receptions for 50. For large parties, the Inn also offers wedding coordination services and a discounted lodging rate to accommodate overnight stays for consultations and vendor meetings.

For more information on bookings and the elopement packages, visit

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