Outdoor Venues

Hosting an outdoor event or wedding in the summer can be a risky proposition in some cities. But not in Petaluma. We can practically guarantee that the weather will be perfect. The average summer daytime temperature is 75 degrees and rainfall is very, very rare.


Whether you are in need of an outdoor venue where you can really spread out (think horse trailers and RVs), a secluded retreat center, or an elegant wedding venue with a Sonoma County sunset at the backdrop, Petaluma has the perfect place. Pick a date and pack your sunscreen and a sweater.

Venue Offers
Artful Arrangements Homestead Gardens
205 Orchard Lane • 707-664-8656

This leisurely stroll of the grounds of a 1915 working homestead has something for everyone. Learn how "old timers" cared for the land. Stroller, toddler, pet, walker & wheelchair friendly. The kids love Plant-a-Plant. Allow 2 hours. $10 each (under 4 free). Call to schedule. Country gardens; dance floor, ceremony site, buffet and reception area for up to 70 guests, with tall, shady trees.

Dance floor, Weddings
EarthRise Retreat Center
101 San Antonio Road • (707) 779-8224

Offering indoor and outdoor meeting areas for groups up to 120 people. Accommodations for up to 118 people in 66 rooms on campus.

Kitchen, Lodging, Meeting rooms
Flying Cloud Farm
1200 Jacobsen Lane • 707-765-4433

A 35,000 square foot facility that features spectacular views, and Olympic-size indoor equestrian center and courtyard and garden for Wine Country weddings, team building events, conferences, and celebrations of all types. Spaces are available for intimate gatherings of 20 or for a special event of 200 guests.


Catering, Dance floor, Kitchen, Meeting rooms, Weddings
1435 N McDowell Bvd., Suite 100 • 707-665-5444

 Catering available. Seating for 220. Stage, dance floor, outdoor space;

Meeting rooms
Garden Valley Ranch
498 Pepper Rd. • (707) 795-0919

A newly restored cottage set amongst distinctive gardens. Perfect for a romantic getaway, honeymoon suite or even a girls getaway weekend in the country. Nine-acre rose garden with 10,000 rose bushes; Weddings, special events; up to 150.

Dance floor, Lodging, Weddings
Goltermann Gardens
1100 Skillman Lane • (707) 762-1761

A 1913 farmhouse, cottages and suites on a 6-acre country estate with beautiful gardens, lake and forest for weddings, meditation retreats, business meetings and social events. A wedding party of 125+ can be comfortably accommodated indoors or outdoors.

Lodging, Weddings
Marin French Cheese Company
7500 Red Hill Rd. • (707) 762-600

Sample award-winning cheeses including their famous Triple Crème Brie and learn about how their cheeses are made. Enjoy lunch from their deli in the picnic area by the pond. Country setting with shady trees, picnic tables and open space for reunions and casual parties.

Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
3325 Adobe Rd. • (707) 762-4871

Step into old California with a visit to the headquarters of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s vast cattle rancho from 1836-1846. History comes alive with period furnishings, implements and living history days. The Adobe is open Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Docent tours are available. Picnic area.

Petaluma Golf & Country Club
1500 Country Club Dr. • (707) 762-8311

The facilities include both a ceremony site and banquet hall. The banquet hall can accommodate up to 180 guests and includes a covered patio overlooking the private course. The outdoor ceremony site is on the 3rd tee with views of the Petaluma Valley. 

Dance floor, Weddings
San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA
20 Rainsville Rd. • (800) 992-CAMP (2267)

Enjoy RV accommodations, tents, Camping Cabins and Wine Country Lodges at this award winning, full-service camping resort with showers and laundry facility. 300 campsites, 12 lodges with private bath and kitchenette, and 34 cabins. Indoor and outdoor areas for groups. Free WiFi, Kamp K-9 Dog Park, horseshoes, basketball, petting farm, newly remodeled pool and spa, Wine Country store, rental bikes and more amenities. San Francisco or Wine Country tours May through October. RV storage available. Meeting space for up to 150 available October through April

Kitchen, Lodging, Meeting rooms
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center
175 Fairgrounds Dr. • (707) 283-3247

Weddings, workshops, banquets, business trainings or meetings can be accommodated in a variety of spaces. Or rent the entire fairgrounds. Affordable rental fees are based on a per-day use and can accommodate groups from 25 to 500.

Dance floor, Kitchen, Meeting rooms
Tara Firma Farms Event Barn
3796 I St. Ext. • (707) 765-1202

Free tours are available every Saturday and Sunday at 10am, noon and 2pm. Learn about their all natural and environmentally friendly farming practices. This 300-acre farm hosts private events with live music & organic farm-fresh catering.

Catering, Stage, Weddings
Walker Creek Ranch Conference Center
1700 Marshall-Petaluma Rd. • 415-491-6603

A retreat, conference, wedding, or special event can be held in this unique location offering trails and wildlife, comfortable lodging, economical dormitories and camping, and food service. Available for groups of 15 to 400.

Kitchen, Lodging, Meeting rooms, Weddings