Small Weddings, Elopements, & Destination Weddings

Are you looking for a small venue, or traveling from afar to get married in the San Francisco Bay Area? These special packages are a great option if you would enjoy a minimum of researching, planning and deciding. Choose all or part of the Redwood Grove Package or the Cottage Garden Package described below.

I also provide suggestions for local restaurants or other hotels and a great vendor for flowers. There are no hidden charges or extra expenses.

Please contact me with questions or to schedule:
Rev. Katherine: or call 415 381-9161 (no text)

Redwood Grove Package for small weddings (10 people or fewer) includes these options:

• Informal consultations for the ceremony by phone or Zoom (like Skype) with Rev. Katherine. You will have a personalized ceremony that reflects your style and desired focus. Rehearsals are not included in these packages.

• Venue is a small semi-private redwood grove in a beautiful, magical garden in Mill Valley (you won’t find this online)

• Vern the excellent photographer will photograph for two hours and provide you with a DVD that contains a folder of hi-resolution images and a duplicate folder of smaller resolutions that are perfect for emailing, social media, etc. Visit his website for examples of his work:


• Katherine as your officiant in Mill Valley: $750
• Magical redwood/garden wedding venue: $250
• Vern the photographer for 2 hours: $750
Total for Redwood Grove Package: $1750

Optional vacation rental option:

Nearby is the Mill Valley Cottage, a gorgeous vacation rental option that sleeps up to 5 people. You will receive a 15% discount with any of my wedding packages. The Mill Valley Cottage must be booked separately by you. Visit their website at

Cottage Garden Package for small weddings (10 people or fewer), if you’re renting the Mill Valley cottage and would like to get married in the cottage garden:

• Katherine as your officiant in Mill Valley: $750
• Your ceremony in the cottage garden: $150 (in addition to the cottage rental fee)
• Vern the photographer for 2 hours: $750
Total for Cottage Garden Package: $1650

Other possible locations are available (you would book them), including:

• Muir Woods National Monument (redwood forest): $400, (restricted times available), 415 561-4300
• Muir Beach: $400, (book separately), 415 561-4300
• Any other local venue of your choice within 5 miles of Mill Valley

Larger Wedding Package (11-250 people):

Rev. Katherine – rehearsal not included: $975 (within 35 miles of Mill Valley)

Vern the photographer:
• For a total of 11-49 people: $1500 for up to 3 hours
• For a total of 50-99 people: $1800 for up to 3 hours
• For over 99 people: $2500 for 3 hours, with the option of additional photography time at $200/hour

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