Weddings & Receptions2018-12-02T00:05:49+00:00

Wedding & Receptions

Imagine an enchanted Northern California Coast Wedding. Standing with your beloved under the gingerbread roof of the gazebo with the Pacific Ocean spreading out to the horizon beyond is an unforgettable setting for that most special moment. Who wouldn’t want to be married here on the Mendocino Coast? It’s soulful, very romantic. You take away with you a gift that lasts the rest of your life.

This California Coast bed and breakfast is ideally suited to intimate elopement weddings. There are two options:

  1. Elk Cove Inn can handle all the details of your special day – officiate, photographer, champagne, cake, flowers. (See packages below.)
  2. Or, if you choose to take care of your own arrangements, you may pay a site fee and we will provide you a list of local Mendocino Coast service providers. A two-night minimum stay is required; we prefer that you book the entire inn if you have more than 20 people but we are flexible and will work with you to insure that your special day is as perfect as possible. Ceremonies can include up to 40 people.

Value Weekday Wedding Package

  • Monday through Thursday ceremonies
  • 2 nights in Molly’s Garden room featuring queen bed, gas fireplace, private entrance with bistro table and chairs on the front porch overlooking the garden
  • Officiant
  • Photography for 1 hour
  • Flowers for the couple, bouquet and boutonniere
  • Small celebration cake and bottle of sparkling wine
  • Complimentary ocean view upgrade for active military couples.

$1695.00 all inclusive (Up to 4 guests)

Effortless Elopement Package

You want to be married in one of the most romantic spots on earth, but don’t want the trappings of a large ceremony and all the organization and planning required. We’ve got your answer. Let us make all the arrangements. You can make your own choices for ceremony type, floral style and colors, cake flavors, etc. Then we’ll do the rest. SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS.

We’ve thought of everything — our fabulous gingerbread-crowned gazebo for the ceremony, your officiate, a traditional bouquet of seasonal flowers and matching boutonniere, an accomplished wedding photographer to capture your perfect day in a disc of digital photos, a stunning and small sumptuous wedding cake, a silver service champagne tray to toast your union and 2 nights accommodations in one of our oceanfront luxury suites.

$2,850 (Friday through Sunday)
$2,395 (Monday through Thursday)
Price is all inclusive (Up to 10 guests)


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Wedding Ceremony in the Gazebo.

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Bouquet & Boutonniere

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Our photographer will provide for you a 1.5 hour on site color photo session plus 10 hours editing. Final images are digital delivery. You may arrange for extra time (added cost) if you wish. We also have videographers available.

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Champagne Tray
One bottle of Anderson Valley sparkling is provided
along with all the decorations.
Additional bottles may be added for larger groups.

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Choose one of our pastry chef’s designs.
Cake usually serves 6-8 people.
You may opt for a larger cake at a small additional charge.

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And best of all you receive two nights lodging in one of our luxury Jr. Suites.

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Brunch, Afternoon Cocktails … and a Gift Basket
Also included is a champagne buffet brunch each morning and complimentary wine and cocktails in the afternoon.
And don’t forget the gift basket with wine, fruit, and our very special homemade chocolate chip cookies.

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Welcome to Elk Cove Inn … since 1968

It’s all yours. One of the most spectacular views on the Mendocino coast. Nestled in peaceful seclusion atop a bluff overlooking a mile of dramatic beachfront, the Elk Cove Inn’s Craftsman-style Mansion was built in 1883 by the L.E. White Lumber Co. as the Mill Superintendent’s home. It became one of the first bed & breakfast inns on the Mendocino Coast in 1968. The inn is set back from the road, surrounded by native trees, a creek and the ocean, with private stairs to the driftwood-strewn beach below.

Watch migrating whales and otters at play just steps from your room or from the inn’s signature gazebo. Or descend the inn’s private stairs to stroll on the beach. Relax in the hands of the North Coast’s finest, professional therapists at our European-style Day Spa. Day or night, there is simply no better spot to relax and reconnect. Local shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance. Historic Mendocino village, fabulous Anderson Valley wineries, lighthouses and dramatic redwood forests are just a short drive away.

THE ELK COAST is comprised of four coastal hamlets: North Greenwood, Elk and Manchester. Adding to its splendor is the Stornetta Lands National Monument, 25 minutes south of Elk Cove Inn.