LGBT - Gay Friendly

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Solvang Says “Velkommen” to LGBT Visitors

Velkommen (Welcome in Danish) to California’s Denmark, just two hours up the coast from LA, yet a world apart. Solvang proudly welcomes ALL visitors and has a tradition of welcoming LGBT singles, couples and families with TAG-approved hotels and businesses. 

Solvang Mayor Ryan Toussaint, who took office in December 2018, is openly gay and featured in The Fight Magazine (May 2019 issue) along with his husband Josh. 

 Say “I Do” in Solvang

Solvang gay weddings

Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city life just hours away, yet a world apart.   Leave the party for a quieter, adventurous, wine country visit to Central California’s Little Denmark. 

Discover the spectacular Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley and get back to nature with that special person in your life. 

LGBT Getting Married in Solvang - Angelina Hernandez Photography



Drink in the fresh air, sip and walk through picture-perfect vineyards, taste mouth-watering pastries, un-leash your inner-Dane and enjoy European culture.

Trade your Hollywood stars for an evening actually viewing the stars – and then sleep in at one of 15 boutique lodging properties (like the The Landsby TAG-accredited) all within walking distance of top notch theater, world-class dining and Viking lore!

Gay Weddings in Solvang - Angelina Hernandez Photography


Scout out favorite locations to “Eat, Drink & Be Married” for the Top 10 Reasons to get your marriage off to a fabulous start. Wedding services providing that memorable occasion include breakfast at Solvang Restaurant. Watch for our listing of more Gay-owned/operated businesses. 

Velkommen – that’s Danish for Welcome to Solvang!

Photos by Angelina Hernandez Photography

LGBT Friendly Hotels


Atterdag Inn

- LGBT Friendly Hotels in Solvang

Welcome to the Atterdag Inn! 
8 guest rooms decorated with vibrant Danish Modern furnishings. Light and cozy rooms wrap around a private courtyard. Nearby - Danish bakeries, shopping, unique restaurants, and wine-tasting rooms. Free parking.


Hamlet Inn 

- LGBT Friendly Hotels in Solvang

Welcome to the Hamlet Inn! 

Complimentary bike rentals, coffee machines in room, free parking, free wifi, non-smoking rooms, flatscreen televisions, small refrigerators, bocce ball court, vers ipod docks.


Hotel Corque

- LGBT Friendly Hotels in Solvang

Solvang's Premier Boutique Hotel offers the ultimate in relaxation and comfort, featuring luxurious and spacious guest rooms and decor specially designed to complement Solvang's Danish village.


King Frederik Inn

- LGBT Friendly Hotels in Solvang

Complimentary continental breakfast served daily with fresh danish pastries, heated outdoor pool and newly remodeled spa. Free high-speed Internet, cable satellite television with HBO® and free long distance access. 



The Landsby 

- LGBT Friendly Hotels in Solvang

41-room boutique hotel offers warm hospitality and refined, stylish accommodations. The Landsby features a clean contemporary design, with a hint of traditional Scandinavian aesthetic, complete with updated bathrooms, 47-inch flat-screen HDTVs, minibars, and stunning artwork commissioned from regional artists.


Solvang Restaurant

- LGBT Friendly Restaurants in Solvang

Home of the Aebleskiver and lots of good home cooking. Serves Breakfast and lunch daily.


Ingeborg's Danish Chocolates

- LGBT Friendly Shop in Solvang

Irresistible creations - truly incomparable gourmet chocolates. Soft centers, assorted nuts on swirls of chocolate, smooth light chocolate nut clusters, almond bark, velvety truffles, chocolate covered fruit filled marzipan, and crunchy after-dinner peppermint, orange and raspberry sticks.  Ingeborg's artfully arranges these gourmet handmade and freshly packed chocolates each day right in the Solvang shop,in beautiful gift boxes and tins.



Getting Married

Bethania Lutheran

603 Atterdag Rd, Solvang CA 93463 ~ (805) 688-4637

  • Interfaith weddings
  • Secular weddings
  • Off-site location weddings
  • Same-sex weddings

Pastor Chris Brown, M. Div ~ Email


Gypsy Studios

Christi Schaeffer Belle, Owner/Founder of Gypsy Studios  - Vineyard Painting + Art Studio on Wheels, and Co-Owner/Co-Founder of Bellissima Art Retreats.

PO Box 2, Santa Ynez CA 93460 - 805-990-2105

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Getting Married in Solvang

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, rolling hills with fruitful vineyards, grassy, wild flowers and more Solvang is the perfect destination location for your wedding.

Sweet treats trail

Sweet Treats Trail

Hungry for some sweets? You'll find delicious Danish pastries, aebleskiver, hand-dipped chocolates, hand-made fudge, European and American candies and more in Solvang!

0703 alisal road

Shopper’s Paradise

Delightful shops offer imported European wares: porcelain, iron work, leather, linens, and handicrafts.