Union Lounge in Old Town Sacramento - 1028 2nd St, Sacramento, Ca 95814

Sacramento wedding photographer - Union Lounge in Old Town Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento wedding photographer - Union Lounge in Old Town Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento wedding photographer - Union Lounge in Old Town Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento wedding photographer - Union Lounge in Old Town Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento wedding photographer - Union Lounge in Old Town Sacramento, Calif.

Union Lounge is one of my favorite venues in Sacramento. Not only is it in the middle of a prime location (Old Town), but the inside is modern, dark, and moody (in a super cool way). Union Lounge is a location for the bride and groom who are looking for something different, but still romantic.

Arcade Underground - 1008 2nd St Sacramento, Ca 95814

Sacramento wedding photographer - Arcade Underground in Old Town Sacramento, Calif.

Whether you are looking for a vintage or urban inspired venue, Arcade Underground is an exceptional choice with its red brick walls located in Old Town Sacramento.

Sterling Hotel by Wedgewood - 1300 H St, Sacramento, Ca 95814

Sacramento wedding photographer - Sterling Hotel in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento wedding photographer - Sterling Hotel in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento wedding photographer - Sterling Hotel in Sacramento, Calif.

Sterling is also one of my favorite wedding venues. It is right up there with Union Lounge. What I love most about Sterling is that the inside has a traditional wedding atmosphere, but outside is all urban Sacramento. Also, one building down is a great mural by Bamr for the bride and groom to take some great portraits in front of.

The Firehouse - 1112 2nd Street, Sacramento, Ca 95814

Sacramento Wedding Photographer - The Firehouse in Old Town Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Wedding Photographer - The Firehouse in Old Town Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Wedding Photographer - The Firehouse in Old Town Sacramento, Calif.

You can't deny that The Firehouse has some great food, but did you know they also hold beautiful weddings? The restaurant itself is a great spot for photos with its brick walls, trees, and ivy. However, its prime location in Old Town allows brides and grooms to take scenic Old Town photos, such as in front of the Tower Bridge during sunset.

Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown - 300 J Street, Sacramento, Ca 95814

Sacramento wedding photographer - Old Town Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento wedding photographer - Old Town Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento wedding photographer - Old Town Sacramento, Calif.

Holiday Inn may not even be on your radar for wedding venues, but Downtown Sacramento's Holiday Inn is in an awesome location with an awesome view of the city. It is located on J street, so it is a minute walking distance from Old Town with easy access to parking for your guests. The simple reception hall is on the top floor and is designed with large windows overlooking downtown. (The food is also pretty darn good too!)

Beatnik Studio - 723 S Street, Sacramento, Ca 95811

Sacramento wedding photographer - Beatnik Studio in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento wedding photographer - Beatnik Studio in Sacramento, Calif.

(Photos by Ayla Quellhorst)

I have to admit that I have never photographed a wedding at Beatnik Studios. But it is where I had my wedding! After looking at several venues I fell in love with Beatnik. We were actually one of the first couples to hold our wedding here after they had moved to a new location. Its brick walls and paintings give the place a a modern museum feel and the owner/staff work to make your wedding planning simple and easy.