One of Sacramento’s premier wedding venues is also one the best getaways in town. Looking for a quick escape…really quick as in just off Highway 50? Look no further than the wonderful and relaxing Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa.


Recommended Resort: The Villas at Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa. There may be only five rooms, but the bed and breakfast experience at Arden Hills is as exceptional as it is intimate. The Villa itself exudes elegance and ambiance, with it sweeping marble staircase, stone fireplaces and tranquil courtyard.


There are five rooms to choose from: Capri Garden Suite, Valencia, Portofino, St. Tropez and Barcelona. Each offers its own special charms, from Jacuzzi tubs to balconies, but they all share a list of fantastic amenities.


Guests at The Villa enjoy healthy made-to-order breakfast prepared by the on-site culinary team, afternoon tea served each afternoon in the dining room, access to the beautiful 50,000 sq. ft. Health and Wellness Pavilion, unlimited group fitness classes including yoga, Pilates, spinning and more, access to the four pools, including the 50-meter pool and relaxing poolside cabanas, twelve beautiful tennis courts, the award-winning spa, Salon Cabochon and the Spa Boutique.


Check In: 1220 Arden Hills Lane in Sacramento. 916-482-6111,


Check Out: With a focus on fresh, locally-grown foods prepared from scratch, Olive Branch at Arden Hills offers a menu for brunch, lunch and dinner that showcases nutritious and delicious California cuisine along with Mediterranean-inspired dishes that add a decidedly flavorful twist. From sumptuous appetizers, fire-grilled flat breads, fresh and crispy salads to rich and savory entrees, Olive Branch at Arden Hills offers delicious menu options sure to please everyone.


Don’t Miss: Continually voted one of the best spas in Sacramento, The Spa at Arden Hills is a destination onto its own. Start in the Serenity Room and then segue gently into one their fabulous treatments, like a massage, Mint and Honey Dip or Eminence Organic Facial.

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Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Always a Bridesmaid Columnist, Darren Elms.

Photos courtesy of Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa.

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