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. Luminaria line the driveway. It’s as if this entire place was made just for you, because today, it is. 

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The Glass House

Perfect for private dinners, receptions, and group activities, the Glass House is at the center of Mar Vista. Designed like a greenhouse, it has room for 45 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, or 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.  

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

Mar Vista Micro-Celebration

$1,000, not including taxes or optional enhancements

Up to 6 people maximum

This package includes everything you need for an intimate elopement, vow renewal, or a wedding day simply shared with those who matter most.

  • Two nights in a one-bedroom cottage (best available on your dates)
  • Maximum of one additional cottage can be added,  sold separately
  • Choice of celebration via our private beach path or on our Lookout Deck, or Redwood Forest
  • Officiant or speaker for ceremony
  • Gathering table set up on lawn for post-ceremony gathering, with drink bucket filled with cold water and iced mint tea
  • Use of mini greenhouse for table of up to 6 persons dining max
  • Custom florals from our gardens on reception table

**based on seasonal availability

This does not include use of the Main Glass House. 

Mar Vista Mini-Celebration

$5,000, not including taxes or optional enhancements

Up to 18 people maximum

Celebrate with family and friends as you begin your forever journey together—or renew your vows and declare your love all over again. With the sea and forest as your backdrop, the day will be unforgettable.

  • Two nights in a one-bedroom cottage (best available on your dates)
  • Requires rental of 2 additional cottages with a maximum of 4*, reserved for at least two nights, sold separately
  • All guests must be staying on property
  • Choice of ceremony space in the Glass House, Upper Deck, Redwood Forest, or Beach. (Beach access is through our path, which is a mildly strenuous hike. Casual shoes are suggested; there is no ADA access.)
  • Three hours reserved for reception, including Glass House and Reception Lawn Cottage, with linens, china, glassware and silver
  • Officiant or speaker for ceremony of choice available
  • Custom florals from our gardens on event reception table**
  • Drink bucket filled with cold water and iced mint tea
  • Caterer arrangements are required for more than 12 people

*Mar Vista to choose which cottages
**based on seasonal availability

Mar Vista Celebration


*Rates vary based on season.


Our full-property buyout package will make your celebration feel like an exclusive private getaway—because it is. You and your guests staying on property will have full run of our nine acres, including our secluded beach, gardens, fire pit, and more.

  • All available cottages reserved for two nights, sold separately
  • Up to 45 guests for sit down dinner
  • Gathering ceremony at the Upper Deck or in the Glass House
  • Reception venue for 4 hours, including Glass House, fire pit area and Reception Lawn
  • Candlelight sconces & candeliers in the Glass House
  • Table & chair setup formally or casually
  • Cottage linens, plates, glassware and silver
  • Market lights and luminaries for celebration night
  • Officiant or speaker for ceremony of choice available
  • Drink bucket filled with cold water and iced mint tea
  • Basic setup for caterers
  • Custom florals from our gardens on event reception tables**

*Additional fees for peak season – June through September.  All inclusive lodging options available.  Additional taxes may apply.
**based on seasonal availability


Optional Enhancements

Prices vary unless noted. Must be requested in advance of event. Catered dinner and bar service from one of our local vendors is required. Declining any package inclusions will not result in a reduction of rental and/or package fees. Proof of insurance is required for any facilitators, professionals, vendors, or teachers.

Harvested breakfast on table spread

Dining Options

  • Add $20 per person for breakfast buffet with gluten-free quiche, pastries, bacon-stuffed croissants, coffee, juice
  • Add $18 per person for boxed lunches
  • Add approximately $29 per person for Thai dinner boxes or buffet

Information + Additional Services

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Most of our activities can be adapted for groups; please inquire. Mar Vista Farm + Cottages proprietors as teachers:
    • Add $150 for 1-hour gardening/composting/sustainability class
    • Add $25 per student for yoga and/or meditation classes

Recommended Partner Services 

Roll with it Catering

Martha & Dionely transform fresh, local ingredients into noteworthy dishes that will delight any guest. 

Uneda Eat 

Serving stylish fare to complete any occasion, Uneda Eat offers catering that highlights local farm fresh ingredients & fish. And we can’t forget to mention the wood burning oven in their truck – a memorable addition that gives way to some tasty results! 

A small local bakery renowned for its custom cakes, Franny’s Bakery pays equal attention to beauty & taste when creating cakes. Custom flavors are available for those who seek a more personal dessert. 
Known for their Coastal Sourdough, Pelican Bread bakes organic & aromatic loaves for the local community. 
For those who seek freshly baked gluten free goods, Birds Nest is the spot for you. From chocolate donuts to custom cakes, their offerings are a special treat for all!

Skinluv at Healing Arts Gualala

We recommend working with Jasmine from Healing Arts for all glam needs on your special day. With over 19 years of experience, Jasmine works with the finest quality makeup to create a look that lasts.

Jen’s Garden by the Sea

When you need flowers outside of what Mar Vista can provide, Jen is your gal!  Working with our local community of organic growers, Jen creates beautiful seasonal arrangements for all occasions.