Weddings + Gatherings

Bring everyone together.

Say ‘I do’ high above the Pacific, the waves crashing in the distance. Celebrate a milestone occasion with the whole family, share meaningful moments before retreating to your own private cottage. Gather key leaders or wellness-minded clients in a setting that fosters creativity, camaraderie, and calm.

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Festive Table setting for a celebration

Whether it’s a wedding, a business meeting, or a wellness gathering, events at Mar Vista Farm + Cottages are a little different—and a lot better.

With nine largely undisturbed acres, 11 cottages, and endless opportunity for exploration on the Mendocino coast, this is a place for those who seek greater connection; it’s for the ones who understand that the people you’re with are as important as the occasion being celebrated.

The Glass House

Perfect for private dinners and receptions, meetings, and group activities, the Glass House is at the center of Mar Vista. Designed like a greenhouse, it has room for 48 guests at a single table that stretches the length of the structure. Unique, exquisite, and absolutely unforgettable, it is a place of boundless potential: the beginning of an evening you’ll remember forever, the scene of a meeting with momentous impact, the foundation of an anniversary that soon will become family legend.

Typically, the use of the Glass House is only for cottage guests or part of a group staying at the cottages. 

  • Minimum $100 rental fee includes basic tables, chairs, and oil cloth for up to 12 cottage guests
  • For an additional $20pp we will set the tables with our dinnerware, candles, and flowers (in-season). We provide trash cans, recycling bins, and bus tubs for your dirty dishes (we do them for you!).
  • Any groups of more than 12 people, will fall under our Celebration Rates. Please inquire directly for more details.  More information on larger gatherings is also included on the Weddings & Celebrations Page. 

All Glass House Reservations during your stay need a minimum of two weeks  advance notice by calling or emailing.


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Atop The Lookout, perched on a hill above Mar Vista, you look out at your guests, the people you love most. You turn your gaze to your partner, the one sharing this lifelong journey. The sun shining, the sea providing a symphony of sorts, it’s almost too perfect to believe—but it’s all right here.

Weddings at our coastal retreat are both intimate and inspiring. Surrounded by gardens, forests, sea, and sky, your dance floor is the cool grass, your ceiling the starry Milky Way. Each little cottage is festooned with ivy, luminaria line the driveways and pathways. It’s as if this entire place was made just for you, because today, it is.

Information and Services

  • Wedding/facilities fee is based on the space being reserved for private use plus any planned activities. Use may include the following:
    • Party/wedding consultation, including vendor coordination and day-of support
    • Tables, chairs, linens, silverware, and glassware for Glass House
    • Outside lighting for dancing
    • On-site officiant
    • Straw bales for ceremony seating
  • Full cottage weekend buyout required (two nights or more; 36 maximum cottage guests, 48 maximum wedding guests)
    • Additional lodging options are within walking distance of Mar Vista
  • Catering through approved vendor required
  • Most of our activities can be adapted for groups; please inquire.
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Meetings + Retreats

A successful meeting or retreat requires a setting free from distraction, one that promotes focus and productivity. At Mar Vista, outdoor settings from fire pits to forest trails allow teams to build stronger relationships, collaborate, and have fun—often all at the same time. Just a short walk along our private beach path to a secluded cove and fully ensconced in nature, yet with Wi-Fi to ensure you can connect with the office, it’s a place where inspiration, meditation, and innovation blend perfectly.

Our Glass House can host small meetings and retreats (along with associated activities), private dinners, cocktail hours, and other functions. We’ll provide planning support and connect you with trusted vendors and partners for catering as well as other services. And nearly all of our activities, from stargazing to gardening classes and even “Chicken Chats,” can be transformed into unique and memorable team-building exercises.

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