About Switzer Farm of Westport
Perched at the very edge of the wild Pacific Ocean on the rugged Northern California Coast, Switzer Farm is a majestic and secluded destination wedding venue. The restored 1884 Victorian farmhouse, garden cottage, and historic barns sit atop 22 private oceanfront acres with a third of a mile of our own coastal bluffs. We enjoy an uninterrupted ocean view from everywhere on the site.
We are located three and a half hours north of San Francisco, 35 minutes north of Mendocino, and 20 minutes north of Fort Bragg, just outside the historic village of Westport.
Behind The Brand
What rooms/spaces do you have available for a wedding?
When you rent Switzer Farm, you get full private use of our entire 22-acre site, including the restored 1884 farmhouse, the garden cottage, the 1871 barns, the gardens, lawns, meadows, and headlands to use as you see fit for three days and three nights for hosting all your celebration events throughout the weekend.
The entire venue sits right on the ocean, and so literally everywhere on the property enjoys a spectacular ocean view. Rental includes three nights’ lodging for 20+ guests in the ocean view farmhouse and ocean view garden cottage, depending on the demographics of your group.
How many people can each of these cater for?
The farm is perfect for smaller weddings with basic provisions (tables, chairs, glass wear, etc) provided for around 30 guests. However, the headlands, lawns, and gardens can easily host larger groups of 99 guests.
Do you offer onsite accommodation?
Yes, the farmhouse and garden cottage can host 27 guests with additional accommodation options available in the nearby village of Westport.
What additional features and facilities does your venue offer that couples may find useful?
The property has a stunning fully equipped kitchen, beautiful uplighting on the farmhouse for those celebrations that continue after dark, plentiful space for guest parking, and a remote secluded location to have entirely to yourselves.
We also have items such as a washer and dryer, on-demand water heater, dishwasher, charcoal grill, assorted old tin and copper bins that are great for holding and serving beverages on ice, a wood-burning fire pit, and large open verandah which can seat 40 people comfortably. The house is also equipped with a generator in case of a power outage.
What type of couple would fall in love with your venue and why?
Couples who are wanting a secluded, remote location with beautiful gardens and unlimited ocean views, an oasis they can truly settle into amongst the wilderness with their loved ones.
Why we love it…
Secluded on the Californian coast, this oceanside property combines heritage and seclusion to present a world of its own. A place to be immersed in the simplicity of the ocean breeze on warm summer nights, to dance barefoot on the lawns under the stars, followed by a relaxed afternoon picnic the next day.
For the couple…
Wanting to make the most of a destination venue, whereby they can take a road trip, getting lost in the magic of the Mendocino Coast on the way and settle in for an uninterrupted three-day celebration.
Host an intimate welcoming dinner at dusk on the verandah with a minimal approach and muted color palette. Follow this direction for your ceremony by the headlands, with a simplified and stripped back setting of bare branches and translucent fabrics. Set one long table, organically styled elegantly with white roses, raw hemmed linens, and handmade ceramics.