Your wedding adventure on the Smith starts here.

I’m inviting lovebirds to consider having their wedding at bnb~hiouchi. I’ve had too many newlyweds and honeymooners comment on our location — the massive deck, the fantastically clean river, the expansive beach, the bright sun that shines as it rises over the ridge top, the view of the bridge across the river, the hot tub — and kick themselves for not considering the bnb and redwoods for their wedding. Now it can happen.

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Here’s what I offer.

For a price of $2,100 our three-night wedding package for up to six includes the following:

  • All meals starting with dinner on your arrival day to breakfast the morning you depart (beer and wine for your stay are provided at cost).
  • Assistance with securing permits for a wedding in the National Park or facilitating a ceremony on the beach below the house.
  • Introductions to local musicians, photographers, and those who can perform a wedding ceremony; costs to be passed on directly (we don’t add any fees).

A typical schedule for our three-day package might be as follows:

Arrival day

  • The bride, groom, and guests arrive to wine and snacks.
  • Time before dinner can be spent lounging on the deck, soaking in the hot tub or walking along the river.
  • Weather permitting, dinner can be served on the deck overlooking the Smith; if it’s too chilly for an outdoor meal we’ll set a table indoors.

Wedding day – First full day

  • Breakfast for all at the hour of your choosing. I set out homemade muffins, my own granola, yogurt, juices, homemade bread, a hot dish (eggs fritatta, pancakes, slow cooked pork or salmon hash maybe) and plenty of coffee and tea.
  • A light lunch after the wedding ceremony, dinner at the bnb that evening.

Honeymoon starts – Second full day

  • Begin the day with a leisurely breakfast.
  • Plenty of time to hike in the redwoods or to swim in the Smith.
  • Back to the bnb for lunch.
  • Maybe some beach-combing down by the ocean.
  • Dinner at the bnb and a good night’s sleep for all.

Departure morning

  • Buffet breakfast is set out as guests depart by 11 am.

Pricing is based on up to six people. If you have more in your party add $80 per person/per night. We can sleep up to nine in the bnb (the maximum number of guests at any time is nine). Yes, this is for small wedding parties.

Your ceremony can take place on the deck, in the living room, on the banks of the river below the house or in one of the nearby groves of old growth redwoods in Redwood National Park (we can fill out the necessary paperwork together).

Is this for you? If you seek the beauty and calm of a redwood forest instead of the sizzle of the city. If you feel a kindred spirit with the forest, sky, stars and river and if your own pace is matched with the sun instead of the subway, then I think you will find our location under the trees and on the banks of the Smith perfect.

If you think this could be a good location for your wedding give me a call so we can figure it out together. We can also discuss shorter or longer stays. I’m here to facilitate a beautiful, mellow, worry-free wedding for you and your family and friends. I can be reached at 510-967-4615 or bnb.hiouchi@gmail.com.