Lyford House Tiburon Weddings | Historic San Francisco Wedding Venues - Grier Cooper Photography

Lyford House Tiburon Weddings | Historic San Francisco Wedding Venues

Lyford House in Tiburon, CA is one of our favorite San Francisco wedding venues for this reason: it offers the vintage elegance of bygone eras and a stunning natural setting. The breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline, Sausalito, and Mount Tamalpais are just a few of the many reasons why it’s on our list of Top 10 Historic San Francisco Wedding Venues. Built in 1867, Lyford House is a registered national historic landmark, located on an Audubon sanctuary; if you hit it on the right day, you might be treated to sightings of hawks, ducks, sandpipers, and the occasional heron.

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A Historic San Francisco Wedding Venue

Today Lyford House is a well–loved, historic San Francisco wedding venue. This is an ideal spot for an intimate or moderately–sized Marin weddings, for up to 120 people. Grounds are quite spacious – 10 acres in total – and the property has a small private beach. The house is full of lovely antique furnishings, and vintage lighting fixtures and details. The bride’s getting-ready suite has windows overlooking the water with beautiful light and views. Although the rest of the home has an authentic vintage feel, never fear–the bathrooms are modern!

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The best place for photos at this San Francisco Wedding Venue

One of my favorite things about being a San Francisco wedding photographer is finding the best places for portraits and detail shots. My favorite locations at Lyford House for wedding photos include:

• The main salon with French doors overlooking the water and the San Francisco skyline.

• The grand staircase is a must. One of the best locations for bridal portraits in the whole house.

• There is a short trail that leads to a sweet redwood grove, and a lovely pathway, ideal spots for couples portraits For those who prefer a forest background.

• The beach (tides permitting).

• The terrace is an ideal spot for group photos, but it would be quite difficult to take a bad photo anywhere here!

The Best Time to Have Your Wedding At Lyford House

Lyford House really shines in early spring when the wildflowers bloom in abundance; there are bright splashes of color everywhere from California poppies and lupine. This location has ideal weather through the spring and summer months, and downtown Tiburon is just a few minutes away. If you have guests traveling from out of town, Tiburon has a number of suite hotels, shops, and restaurants (including Guaymas-a gourmet Mexican restaurant right on the water where I used to work 1 million years ago). The whole area is a hiking and bicycling paradise.

Lyford House is located on a quiet side street, so parking is easy. For more information about how you can reserve Lyford house for your vintage San Francisco wedding, click here.

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Oct 5, 2018

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