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Spectacular Outdoor Sites for Special Events

The Mendocino Land Trust (“MLT”) manages several spectacular sites available for public access and occasional special event reservations. Our most popular wedding sites are the Mendocino Bay Overlook in Mendocino and Seaside Beach north of Fort Bragg, but other sites are also available subject to MLT approval.


Click here for a pdf with guidelines, fees, and information about the reservation process.


Popular Special Event Sites

Mendocino Bay Overlook

The Mendocino Bay Overlook is a 1-acre parcel south of Big River, offering a breathtaking view of Mendocino Village, the mouth of Big River and the Pacific Ocean. It is a stunning place for a wedding ceremony.

This one-of-a-kind setting feels both intimate and wild, but is still close to Mendocino Village. Perfect for a gathering of dearest friends and loved ones in celebration, the Mendocino Bay Overlook is a great location for any special occasion.  




To check date availability, please use the form at the bottom of this page or contact our office at (707) 962-0470 or email


The Mendocino Bay Overlook is located at 10000 Brewery Gulch Road, just south of Mendocino Village and the Highway 1 Big River Bridge. The trail to the overlook can be found by turning west on the first road immediately south of the Big River Bridge, across from the turnoff for Comptche-Ukiah Road.  The trailhead is marked with a sign on the west side of the road. Please note that parking is limited to 10 vehicles.

View Mendocino Bay Overlook on Google Maps         Mendocino Bay Overlook Reservation Form



Seaside Beach

Located 10 miles north of Fort Bragg, this sandy beach with picturesque offshore rocks is located just off Highway 1. It has become a popular spot for simple beach weddings and family gatherings. Limited parking is located steps from the beach. 


To check date availability, please use the form at the bottom of this page or contact our office at (707) 962-0470 or email

View Seaside Beach on Google Maps         Seaside Beach Reservation Form      


Other Sites for Special Events

Other MLT properties may be available for special events with prior arrangement. General Reservation Form for Special Events  


Please connect with us by using the form at the bottom of this page or emailing or calling (707) 962-0470. Please let us know your first choice date and which site you have in mind.


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