Secret Redwood Retreat - Aptos, Ca

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The venue will provide the space, plus a few extras.

Full wedding (ceremony and reception) pricing

Starting at $7,850


Prices start at $7,275

Guest capacity

Up to 38 seated guests

About this venue

We offer intimate, real, connective and beautiful weddings and celebrations. This all-intimate wedding private property is set in a redwood forest. WE SPECIALIZE IN MICRO-WEDDING CEREMONIES AND MICRO-EVENT CELEBRATIONS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SERVING 40 OR LESS TOTAL GUESTS. Our intimate wedding and elopement package is inclusive for your filming and photography of your wedding ceremony vows, vow renewals or commitment ceremonies.

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Secret Redwood Retreat - Aptos, Ca packages

2024 Secret Redwood Retreat Wedding

2-40 guests

Peak pricing $7,850

Off-peak pricing $7,275


Secret Redwood Retreat Ceremony & Photography Venue. 2-Nights Lodging for up 8 guests. Secret Redwood Retreat deck for reception. Private indoor space for music & dancing. Extra luxury restrooms. Security. Day of Event Coordination. 8 Hours Planning support. Event Insurance. Parking attendant. Officiant (if desired). On-property ceremony rehearsal. Redwood Farm tables. Dishware Rental credit up to $250. Linens Included. Wedding day access from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

What’s included
  • lodging
  • Day of Coordination
  • Tables, Chairs, Dishware
  • Set up and Clean up
  • Ceremony and Reception Location
  • Full Service Day of Support
  • Saturday Wedding Dates

Available services that can be provided by Secret Redwood Retreat - Aptos, Ca

Services & amenities

  • Clean up
  • Dance floor
  • Dressing room / Bridal Suite
  • Event coordinator
  • Event rentals
  • Event staff
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/Sound
  • On-site accommodations
  • Pet friendly
  • Set up

Transportation & access

  • Self parking - free
  • Shuttle


  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Sound / AV
  • Standard Chairs


  • Bedroom suites
  • Single king rooms


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  • Wonderful experience in the redwoods

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    Elizabeth S.Jan 25, 2024

    Tiffani is a detailed oriented person with a kind heart. She knows how to collaborate and execute. On our wedding day, we felt relaxed knowing that Tiffani would handle everything. Plus, her staff and suggested vendors all worked out nicely. We highly recommend Tiffani and her venue in the redwoods!

  • Dream wedding under the redwoods

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    AliDec 10, 2023

    My husband and I were looking for a beautiful outdoor location for our intimate wedding and were so glad we found Secret Garden Ceremonies. We booked the estate and the retreat and both locations are absolutely spectacular. We had our ceremony in the redwood grove and dinner reception on the estate lawn and Tiffani and her team went above and beyond to make sure that everything was executed beautifully. Our guests were in awe of how amazing the venue, retreat, ceremony, and entire experience was. Throughout the entire process, Tiffani provided us with great guidance and support, answered all our questions, and always gave honest and transparent input and feedback. We aren’t local to the Santa Cruz area and Tiffani had amazing recommendations for catering, floral, photography, local restaurants, and places for our guests to stay. Tiffani was also our officiant and worked with us to create a ceremony that fit our personalities perfectly and was exactly what we envisioned. The beauty and tranquility of the retreat really helped to set the stage for our entire wedding weekend. This beautiful cabin nestled in the redwoods provided the perfect lodging accommodations for ourselves and our wedding party; the bedrooms and living spaces were clean, comfortable, and spacious; and we so appreciated how Tiffani went above and beyond with all the little touches of home to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay. To kick off the weekend, we hosted a welcome dinner on the outdoor deck under the redwoods for all our wedding guests. The Retreat was also a beautiful and bright getting ready space for our bridal party and one of the many redwood groves on the property provided an absolutely stunning backdrop for our first look and pre-ceremony photos. A huge thank you to Tiffani and her team for making our dream wedding a reality and for creating such an amazing experience for us and our family and friends. We can't recommend Secret Garden Ceremonies enough!

  • Intimate Wedding in the Trees

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    TiaDec 3, 2023

    Our wedding was beautiful and turned out exactly how we imagined. We are so happy that we decided to have an intimate wedding. It allowed us to share the day with the friends and family we are closest to. We booked the intimate wedding package that included the estate and the retreat. Both locations are gorgeous and the retreat makes you feel like you’re secluded away in a Redwood wonderland. All of our guests were amazed at how everything turned out and thought we picked the perfect location for us. We loved being able to make a weekend out of our wedding instead of just one day. We are so happy with our choice! Tiffani was such a huge help. She is very creative and was so helpful when it came to making our ideas come to reality. She asked us about certain items along the way and even make a table mock up for us to look at. She helped guide us and provided support when it became stressful. She would always email, text, or call us when we had any questions. She understood our vision and executed it beyond our imagination. Her caring nature really helped us feel comfortable with decision making and we both appreciated her going the extra mile to find things she thought we would like. She even painted vases that she had to go with our colors and made flower arrangements as well. She already has certain décor items that couples can use which is a huge plus. Tiffani reminded us that having an intimate wedding was different than your typical wedding factory ceremony which was a huge plus for us. This allowed us more freedom to do things that meant something to us instead of what is “typically done”. We also had Tiffani be our officiant and she did a great job. She sent us a questionnaire and got to know us through the planning process which allowed her to write a ceremony that actually fit us and encouraged us to give her feedback. The location is breathtaking and all of our guests were amazed at how we found this gem. The retreat is surround by redwoods and is a peaceful place to be. We stayed an extra day at the Secret Redwood Retreat and never wanted to leave. It was so peaceful up in the redwoods and the house itself is so comfy and stylish. Tiffani has decorated the house with original boho pieces and quality furniture that she has fixed up. Our guests loved the deck in the back where we ate dinner and cut the cake. The custom live edge redwood tables looked so gorgeous with the terracotta décor. I could go on an on about this magical place…it’s really that great!!! If you’re looking for a unique experience, locations surrounded by nature, and someone to guide you along the way, then look no further!

  • Secret Garden Ceremonies and Retreat

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    Luxury Floral DesignsNov 15, 2023

    I have serviced this venue for many years as a florist for weddings, engagements, and special events. It's a lovely woodsy space forrest that offers a forest vibe that offers elegant, rustic, and natural backdrops between the venue property and separate retreat location. There have been alot of different options for my clients to have their event at this property. The Venue owner Tiffany is great to work with and every event I have serviced here has been a joy!