WeddingsNorthValley.com recommends 2 Chico venues and 1 Oroville venue that we believe will accommodate your needs. The challenge for you as yours is a small, intimate event is that you be flexible on days of the week; perhaps a midweek morning followed by brunch or late afternoon followed by cocktails and hors d'oeurves. You will find that these venues can give you exactly what you want if you can be flexible on day of the week. I have included links to these sites on our website.
I have one additional inspiration for you --- the Chico Museum in downtown Chico on Salem and 2nd Streets! The architecture is remarkable. The sense of place is incredible. And it is intimate. Take a look. This is a lovely little jewel in downtown Chico.
Hi Sandra, This venue is not in Chico but up in Sterling City above Paradise, Merlo Park is beautiful. They are closed in the winter because of snow. There are three large ponds with bridges and cascading water between each one. Also an outside chapelle.
A must see!!
Also Chapelle de l Artiste in Paradise is very beautiful and closer to Chico.
Chico State has an Ampithere on the river behind Laxon. I have photograped weddings there also very pretty.