The Jenner Inn
For three decades the Jenner Inn, located on the magnificent Sonoma Coast within minutes of America’s premier wine country, has enjoyed a reputation as an outstanding destination for romantic getaways, honeymoons and weddings.
The atmosphere, setting and privacy of the Jenner Inn has made it a favorite with honeymooners and other romantics. Where the Russian River and the Pacific Ocean meet at Jenner is a setting of exceptional natural beauty. The sounds of the surf echo from the hillsides, providing soothing background music everywhere. It is an almost magical vortex of peace and tranquility.
Owner Richard Murphy considers the Jenner Inn a part of his own spiritual path. Creating a caring and supportive environment for individuals and groups seeking a haven for quiet reflection is a primary element of his hospitality and his personal philosophy. The eclectic décor of each room and cottage is designed for private sanctuary, as well as for romance.
There are two natural vortices of spiritual energy in Jenner. One is the tremendous power produced by the confluence of two great bodies of water, the Russian River and the Pacific Ocean. The other is a hidden place in the Inn’s Meadow, where the high hills of the Jenner Gulch converge. Spring-fed Jenner Creek tumbles over huge boulders as it bursts out of the hills, and a meditation bench is perched on a high creek bank above the cascading waters.
15,000 acres of state parks and dozens of scenic trails provide a myriad of options for hiking and walking meditations. Kayaking or canoeing in the river estuary among the seals, otters, osprey and pelicans is a life-affirming experience to refresh the mind, body and spirit!
Ceremonies & Receptions
The Jenner Inn offers a variety of lovely settings for weddings:
The Historic Jenner Inn Lodge
Three large rooms provide an exciting and unique facility for weddings and receptions. The Jenner Inn Dining Room is a spacious, light-filled hall, flanked on one side by our cozy bar, the Fireside Lounge.
The Dining Room, Fireside Lounge and Parlor together create a very flexible space for special events, with plenty of room for dancing & mingling, and also quiet nooks for retreat or private conversation. Up to 140 guests may be accommodated comfortably.
Wheel-shaped open beam ceilings, galleon windows, and solid oak floors in this landmark building capture the nautical style of an old New England fishing village. Lovely antique furnishings, such as deep, velvet Chesterfield couches, curved mahogany saloon bar and massive oak sideboard complete an atmosphere with is both elegant and homey.
In the Jenner Inn’s private meadow there is a lush clearing beside a year-round creek, a sheltered, protected place known as The Grotto. An idyllic setting for weddings, The Grotto’s natural beauty is a one-of-a-kind location for outdoor events.
The Grotto’s large picnic area is complemented by a bocce ball court and space for volleyball or horseshoes in the meadow. A hidden waterfall and meditation bench is a short stroll away.
Other outdoor sites include:
* Overlooking the Russian River on a grassy bluff near the River House.
* By the Rosewater cottage in the garden overlooking the Russian River.
* Offsite on a nearby bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Wedding guests have the advantage and ease of having their families and friends stay in our rooms and cottages conveniently located along the Russian River close to the main lodge. Our overnight accommodations include 21 rooms, suites, cottages and vacation homes which could sleep approximately 72 people. Additional lodging is available with neighboring inns and vacation rental homes. Please view our website at www.jennerinn.com to become familiar with our accommodations. It is not necessary to reserve all of our rooms in order to hold your wedding reception here, although a complete buy-out is certainly possible. Please let us know what your specific needs are, and we will quote you a price based on your situation.
Private Waterfront Retreats
The Mystic Landing, Mystic Landing Annex and River House can be reserved together to create a private, self-contained compound for your wedding with 11 sleeping rooms, 3 kitchens, 8 fireplace rooms, 2 in-room spa tubs, 2 outdoor hot tubs and a sauna.
Kayaking right from the deck of your building, with overnight boat storage at the Mystic Annex, offers a rare opportunity for this special celebration. A quiet paddle among the seals, otters and marine birds at dawn or dusk is highly recommended as part of your experience in Jenner. Kayak rentals are available by half-day, full day or overnight.
Or, for a more intimate gathering in a very private, romantic setting, consider renting the Rosewater and Rosebud cottages together. With open beam ceilings, stone fireplace, private deck, king sized four poster bed, sofa bed, kitchen, and a large private yard with gardens, the Rosewater is truly exceptional. When rented with the Rosebud, a private cottage just next door with a rose-covered balcony, ocean views, a queen bed, a built-in wet bar and a hot tub shared with Rosewater, you have the perfect setting for a small group.
Catering & Coordination
All weddings are unique. Customized catering is by arrangement. Whether it is a black tie affair or casual barbeque our approved, in-house caterer offers a limitless assortment of menu items meant to satisfy the most discriminating of pallets. Experienced staff will prepare and serve your chosen menu with meticulous detail. Please note that menu prices will vary depending on the choices made by each couple; a 18% gratuity will be included in the catering budget.
The Jenner Inn alcohol license authorizes the service of beer and wine only. We will be happy to provide you with a beverage list of local wines, imported beers and non-alcoholic beverages. Our corkage fee for wine and champagne purchased by the client is $18.00/bottle.
We can also provide you with wedding coordination – assistance in renting equipment, selecting flowers, decor, music, cake, or any other detail of the event. The goal is to assist you in creating an experience that truly reflects your personality, style, and vision for the most important event of your lives.