St. Teresa of Avila is located 60 miles north of San Francisco and 100 miles west of Sacramento in the small Sonoma County town of Bodega. Situated just 5 miles from beautiful Bodega Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the town became famous when Alfred Hitchcock filmed the movie "The Birds" in 1963. St Teresa of Avila was dedicated as a California State Historical Landmark on June 2, 1968.
This elegant and beautifully proportioned church, dedicated in 1862, is the oldest church in Sonoma County in continuous use. From the century old bell at the base of the entrance to the towering steeple atop St Teresa of Avila church, an exceptional venue awaits your wedding. Once inside the arched doorway, you will find a vaulted ceiling towering above the 14 stained glass windows which bathe the church in a warm and inviting glow. The acoustics of the church are matchless, and your music program may well become one of the highlights of your wedding.