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An Enchanting Location for Ceremonies of All Sorts

Compass Rose Gardens is a cluster of lush and lovely plantings secreted away in a narrow canyon just West of California Highway One as it winds through the tiny fishing and resort village of Bodega Bay, California.

Azaleas and ivys, lavender and lacecaps, impatiens and iris, rhododendrons and roses, ferns and flowers of all sorts have been patiently planted around, between, and beneath native willows along the spring-fed creek that carved the canyon into Sonoma County’s spectacular coast. Willows, Japanese maples, ferns, and a multitude of seasonally changing blossoms provide the perfect backdrop for your special event.

The apparently casual and natural plantings are, in fact, the result of careful and knowledgeable planning. They appeal to the eye as exuberant islands as they separate and float in pools of meticulously manicured lawn.
Winding walkways and wandering paths border the pools and plantings, offering wedding and party participants ample opportunity to stroll and explore this magical site.

A sheltered open-air pavilion serves as the ideal location for gatherings, dining, dancing and merriment.


  • Venue Rental Fee (Saturday peak season): $4900 / $3900 non-Saturday
  • Rental Fee Includes: use of site with eight hours of rental time, wedding rehearsal
  • Catering: Bring Your Own
  • Capacity for a Seated Dinner: Up to 200

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