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"One of your guests left very kind words about your services at the Point Arena Lighthouse. The bride said, 'This was the perfect location for our wedding! It's very affordable and they were great to work with. It was so beautiful, we rented all 4 of the lighthouse keeper homes and the honeymoon suite and made the perfect weekend out of it!!' Continue the great work!!!"    Clifford Lau, Accounts Manager for WeddingChannel.com




The Point Arena Light Station is a very special place, unlike any location or wedding site on the west coast.  It is the closest point to Hawaii on the continental United States. From here, you can see migrating whales, harbor seals, migrating birds such as tundra swans, black cormorants, pelicans and swallows. Wild flowers are abundant, and the point has some of the rarest coastal varieties in the country.
We have a lovely, private, open grass area with a gazebo that is perfect for an outdoor gathering.    The historic keepers' quarters, located on the point, can accommodate family and friends (and yourselves of course).  Many utilize these accommodations for receptions as they provide adequate seating and kitchen facilities.  Other areas of interest for a wedding on the property are the historic Lighthouse Tower and historic Fog Signal Building.  The Fog Signal Building can accommodate a group, however, museum displays cannot be removed.  Wedding ceremonies can be held at the top of the Tower, or any other pre-arranged location on the point.

We are confident that when you decide to hold your wedding and reception here, it will be a very memorable event.

Prices are based on the number of guests attending. Thank you for your interest in the beautiful Point Arena Light Station. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


  Your Wedding & Reception


UP TO 8 PERSON PARTY $850
UP TO 35 PERSON PARTY $1800
UP TO 150 PERSON PARTY $3000
PRIVATE PARTIES - EXCLUSIVE USE $9000

Items Included with Your Wedding:
  • Facility Use Locations
        Foghorn Building (unavailable 10am to 3:30pm Winter, 10am to 4:30 Summer)
        Tower (unavailable 10am to 3:30pm Winter, 10am to 3:30 Summer)
        Gazebo
        Other site as pre-arranged with Wedding Coordinator
  • Lighthouse Staff
        Wedding Coordinator
        Docents as required to direct parking
        Officiate
  • Parking & Admission to Lighthouse Grounds
  • Bridal Bouquet & Groom Boutonniere
  • CD Music & Player

    Items Included with Your Reception:
  • Reception Area
        Keeper's Quarter(s) 2 to 4 Hours
  • Sheet cakes
        1 (up to 8 person package)
        2 (up to 35 person)
        4 (up to 150 persons)
  • Sparkling Beverages
        2 bottles (up to 8 person package)
        8 bottles ( up to 35 person package )
        24 bottles ( up to 150 person package )
  • Lighthouse keepsake toasting Glasses (2) for bride and groom
  • CD player & music
  • Maid service (At end of festivities)


    Private Wedding Parties: (exclusive use)
    The entire Lighthouse grounds may be reserved exclusively for 6-8 hours for a fee of $9000. Please inquire with our Wedding Coordinator


      Wedding Ceremony Only

    This does not include Officiate or use of Lighthouse facilities for a reception.

    UP TO 8 PERSON PARTY $350
    UP TO 35 PERSON PARTY $500
    UP TO 150 PERSON PARTY $650
    OVER 150 PERSON PARTY $850

    Items Included with Your Wedding Ceremony:
  • Facility Use Locations
        Foghorn Building (unavailable 10am to 3:30pm Winter, 10am to 4:30 Summer)
        Tower (unavailable 10am to 3:30pm Winter, 10am to 3:30 Summer)
        Gazebo
        Other site as pre-arranged with Wedding Coordinator
  • Lighthouse Staff
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Docents as required to direct parking
  • Parking & Admission to Lighthouse Grounds

      Important information...

    Prior Requirements:
  • Marriage licence from State of California County Clerk's Office
        Mendocino County: 501 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482; 707-463-4370
        Sonoma County: 2300 County Center Drive Suite B-171, Santa Rosa, CA 95404; 707-565-3700
  • Guest list for Admissions
  • Your CD music, if desired

    Deposits and Discounts:
    Deposit of 50% at time contract is signed; balance due 2 weeks prior to wedding.
    Seniors & Active Military - 10% discount

    Accommodations for Wedding Party & Honeymoon:
    Overnight accommodations require separate arrangements and payment schedule. Please advise your Wedding Coordinator.
  • (3) Three bedroom Keeper Quarters, each sleeps 6 persons
  • (1) Two bedroom Keeper Quarters, sleeps 4 persons
  • (1) Mini-suite, sleeps 2 persons
  • (1) Keeper's Apartment, sleeps 2 persons (available after 7/15/2005)





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    Call toll free 877-725-4448
    or e-mail us at palight@mcn.org






    Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers
    P.O. Box 11, 45500 Lighthouse Road, Point Arena, CA 95468
    1-877-725-4448 or 707-882-2777     fax: 707-882-2111
    Email us at palight@mcn.org       Webmaster: Martha Bouquin mbouquin@mcn.org


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