I got married in Monte Rio and we reserved two of the local hotels for guests while the wedding party stayed in The Big Yellow House smack dab between the two hotels. It worked out perfectly - and a great way to see guests outside the ceremony/reception - we'd run into to them walking down the quiet street, it felt like we were all neighbors. The big yellow house has all you could ask for for a long weekend: a huge porch/balcony overlooking the Russian River, many bathrooms, plenty of beds, a huge kitchen with a great dining table/benches for large groups. Parking out front. Highly recommended for large groups.