Orange County’s spectacular natural beauty, dramatic ocean-bluffs, and azure blue sea make for an enchanting venue for weddings and other special occasions. Luxurious bed-and-breakfasts offer romantic overnight stays, cozy restaurants serve fresh locally sourced seafood and local organic wines, and eclectic art galleries showcase local artworks and quality handicrafts. The charming county also offers a variety of venues for special celebrations from romantic ceremonies to grand receptions, and here are some of them. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Balboa Bay Resort
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Set along the Pacific Coast Highway, Balboa Bay Resort is a luxury getaway with a Mediterranean-inspired setting spread over 15 acres on the shores of Newport Bay. Located minutes away from John Wayne Airport, the stunning resort features a variety of beautiful wedding venues, ranging from stylish oceanfront terraces to a 7,000-square-foot ballroom and caters for all types of events from intimate ceremonies to grand affairs. Exuding a relaxed, coastal ambiance, the resort provides a coastal backdrop of sunshine and marina views and can host both indoor and outdoor events for up to 450 guests. Wedding services include a team of dedicated event planning staff, inclusive wedding packages featuring catering and beverages, accommodations, décor, sound and lighting, and preferred vendors.
1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663, Phone: 949-645-5000
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The Eureka Building is a modern outdoor venue with large shady trees and grassy lawns where weddings, ceremonies, and other special events can be hosted. Located a short drive from the John Wayne Airport, the park is based on a technology campus and offers an ample and versatile enough space for all types of events ranging from simple ceremonies to lavish receptions. The grassy lawns have a gazebo that can be used for cocktail parties, and the venue also has an indoor space – the Atrium – that features a 40-foot-high ceiling with a skylight and can be used for cocktail receptions. Wedding services include the use of a bridal suite, a list of preferred vendors, and ample parking for guests at the venue.
1621 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606, Phone: 949-220-6500
3.La Casa del Camino
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The La Casa del Camino hotel in Laguna Beach is an alluring boutique hotel that exudes the glamor and charm of Hollywood’s bygone era. Located just a block from the white sands of Cress Street Beach, the Mediterranean villa-style hotel blends elegant style with modern luxuries to deliver an authentic taste of indulgent seaside living. La Casa del Camino offers a range of classic and sleek functions and event spaces for all types of occasions, from picturesque weddings to corporate seminars and team-building events. The hotel features over 6,200 square feet of space, including eight unique meeting rooms, a fantastic rooftop bar with panoramic views, and a casual Mediterranean-style. Guests have access to the secluded Cress Street Beach, Oak Street Beach, and Main Beach if required. The hotel has a professional events team that will handle the details of the event from start to finish, including décor, flowers, audiovisual equipment, catering and cuisine, bar services, accommodations, and more.
1289 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach CA 92651, Phone: 855-634-5736
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4.Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa - A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Surrounded by the renowned Theatre Arts District and South Coast Plaza, the Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa - A Tribute Portfolio Hotel resting on the shores of a tranquil lake in the heart of Costa Mesa that offers an idyllic venue for romantic wedding ceremonies, receptions and special events. The beautiful outdoor lakeside setting is ideal for intimate celebrations, cocktail parties, or grand receptions, and guests can enjoy the hotel facilities, which include an on-site heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center. Service offered include certified wedding planners, floral arrangements catering and beverage services, and wedding cakes, and nearby attractions include South Coast Plaza, Disneyland® and Newport Beach.
3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, Phone: 714-751-5100
Located just three blocks from Laguna Beach, Seven7Seven is a romantic beach community wedding venue with a beautiful outdoor garden courtyard and Italian cobblestone accents. Nestled in the Laguna Canyon, the place features lush landscapes with large sycamore trees adorned with fairy lights, a tinkling waterfall, blooming flowers, and grassy lawns. The venue has indoor and outdoor spaces for all types of weddings ranging from upper and lower garden terraces, a pretty garden courtyard, and a large tent for added space. Seven7Seven offers several wedding packages that include catering and beverage services, a live pianist, an event coordinator, floral centerpieces, lighting and sound, and preferred vendors.
777 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, Phone: 949-494-6044
6.Fairview Green River
Fairview Green River is a picturesque country club wedding venue in Corona with beautiful views over a pristine golf course and the Santa Ana mountain range. The all-inclusive wedding venue has several indoor and outdoor spaces ranging from a beautifully manicured lawn at the foot of the mountains for outdoor ceremonies to a grand banquet room with a wall of windows and patio doors that open out onto a large balcony for grand receptions. The venue can host up to 400 guests for various celebrations, and services include full setup and teardown services, on-site catering, glassware rentals, a resident DJ, and a congratulatory toast.
5215 Green River Rd, Corona, CA 92880, Phone: 714-970-8411
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7.Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens
Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens is an exclusive wedding venue in North County San Diego set on 18 acres of picturesque gardens and grounds and features charming water features and an on-site restaurant. Established over 35 years ago, the Grand Tradition has two stylishly-appointed spaces with customizable features, indoor/outdoor options, and multiple gardens, including the Beverly Mansion with an elevated reception space, which is draped with crystal chandeliers and boasts breathtaking views over the iconic heart-shaped lake. The tropical, open-aired Arbor Terrace has a tented pavilion and towering waterfalls and accommodates up to 220 guests, and an array of services include a personal wedding coordinator, in-house catering, lighting, and sound, dressing suites, and private parking.
220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, CA 92028, Phone: 760-728-6466
8.Mesa Verde Country Club
The Mesa Verde Country Club is a classic and modern venue with a beautiful ballroom for weddings and other celebrations. Located a short drive from Huntington State Beach, the club has an elevated green grassy lawn with large trees and a palm-lined pond that makes for a perfect ceremony site with lovely views. The venue has a spectacular ballroom for grand receptions with expansive arching windows, dark wood accents, classic light fixtures, and natural accents, and offers services such as catering and beverage services, an event coordinator, tables, chairs and linen, lighting and sound, and preferred vendors.
3000 Clubhouse Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, Phone: 714-549-0377
9.Seacliff Country Club
The Seacliff Country Club is a luxurious wedding ceremony and reception venue in Huntington Beach that offers a one-of-a-kind location for unforgettable events. Located a stone’s throw away from the Huntington Beach Pier, the club boasts beautifully manicured gardens and grounds with ocean-kissed zephyrs and swaying palm trees. Outdoor ceremonies and grand receptions can be held on the Oval Terrace, which offers breathtaking, palm-lined ocean views. Several distinctive banquet rooms, including the SeaCliff Ballroom, cater for indoor ceremonies and receptions for up to 250 guests, while the Pacific Room boasts luxurious upholstery and a grand piano and accommodates up to 150 guests. The
SeaCliff Country Club offers full catering services, event coordinators, tables, chairs and linen, lighting and sound, and preferred vendors.
6501 Palm Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, Phone: 714-536-8866
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10.Red Horse Barn at Huntington Central Park
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Located in the sprawling Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, the Red Horse Barn is a charming country-style wedding venue in Huntington Beach surrounded by well-manicured gardens and tall shady trees. The versatile 25-acre property boasts a graceful, storybook charm that makes for exceptional wedding photographs and features two uncovered outdoor spaces, including a gazebo nestled in exquisite gardens and tinkling water features, and an expansive grassy lawn. Other areas at the venue include a lovely patio, bridal and groom suites with full kitchens, wooden floors, and ornate fireplaces. Wedding services include a team of dedicated event planning staff, inclusive wedding packages featuring catering and beverages, décor, sound and lighting, and lists of preferred vendors.
18381 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, Phone: 714-848-6565
11.Temecula Creek Inn
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Nestled in the rolling hills of California's wine country, Temecula Creek Inn is a charming golf resort, just a short drive from Old Town Temecula. The lovely resort has more than 8,300 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space for a variety of small or large business functions, including the Olive Ballroom and its beautiful outdoor patio, which is ideal for pre-event cocktail parties or post-event gatherings. The historic 180-year old Stone House is surrounded by century-old oak trees dotted with market lights, and two beautifully landscaped lawns connected by rustic bridges that create an idyllic setting for up to 350 guests. The Meadows wedding venue can accommodate up to 150 people and features a beautifully manicured ceremony lawn, tree-lined reception area, an arbor-covered lounge with plush couches, fire pits, and swinging chairs and a dance floor. The resort features 130 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, top-notch facilities, an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a farm-to-table restaurant and bar, and a 27-hole golf course. Guests have access to free parking, a fitness center, and a 24-hour reception with concierge services.
44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula, CA 92592, Phone: 855-685-9299
12.The Chapel of Orange
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The Chapel of Orange is set in an exquisite turn-of-the-century, Gothic chapel in a beautiful tree-lined historic district. Built in 1909, the landmark non-denominational wedding venue is listed on the National Historic Registry and can accommodate many religious affiliations with a choice of three different indoor and outdoor spaces. A newly renovated grand ballroom features vintage, century-old reclaimed wood floors, antiques, and crystal chandeliers and can accommodate up to 175 guests for a variety of events, including bridal showers and engagement parties. The Chapel of Orange offers a range of services including a vintage trolley that shuttles guests from the parking lot to the venue, all-inclusive packages featuring catering and bar services, a day-of coordinator, photography, floral arrangements, and a vintage candy bar.
215 N Grand St, Orange, CA 92866, Phone: 949-338-8718
13.The Estate on Second
Situated in the heart of downtown Santa Ana, the Estate on Second is a historic 1923 wedding venue built in the Georgian Colonial style that exudes an elegant and romantic ambiance. The estate offers several event spaces that cater to a variety of events, from intimate ceremonies to grand receptions for up to 175 guests. The Crystal Ballroom has exposed wooden beams, brick walls, and stunning crystal chandeliers, while the Attic has gleaming hardwood floors and is ideal for more intimate gatherings. The Terrace and The Veranda are open-air areas suited for ceremonies and cocktails, and a private suite is available for getting ready for the big day. Services offered include in-house catering, set up and clean-up of the venue, tables and chairs, DJ booths equipped with wireless microphones and speakers, and convenient parking.
207 W 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, Phone: 714-636-6045
14.The Retreat by Wedgewood Weddings
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The Retreat by Wedgewood Weddings is a luxurious Tuscan villa and elegant banquet hall wedding venue in Corona that features a charming courtyard with a fountain, pretty market lights, and breathtaking views of the Corona’s rolling hills. The idyllic site offers stylish and spacious event spaces ranging from meticulously manicured lawns, a spacious outdoor terrace with market lights and patio heaters, and a Grand Ballroom with vaulted ceilings and neutral décor that can accommodate up to 225 guests. Wedgewood Weddings services offered include full-service event planning with four package options, catering and beverage services, preferred lists of vendors and vendor coordination, event set up and clean-up, lighting and sound, and décor arrangement.
8007 Soft Winds Dr, Corona, CA 92883, Phone: 866-966-3009
15.The Richard Nixon Library Foundation
Nestled on nine acres of exquisitely manicured grounds in Yorba Linda, the Richard Nixon Library is a peaceful haven and event venue that hosts weddings and other celebrations. Boasting elegant and luxurious surroundings, the site offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies, including lush gardens with exquisite water features and a historic century-old cottage where Nixon was born. The White House East Room is a magnificent ballroom decorated with impressive chandeliers, silk fabrics, historical portraits adorning the paneled walls that can accommodate up to 500 people. Wedding services include a team of dedicated event planning staff, inclusive wedding packages featuring catering and beverages, décor, sound and lighting, and lists of preferred vendors.
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886, Phone: 714-252-6869
16.Villa de Amore
Villa de Amore is an award-winning vineyard and beautiful Southern California wedding venue that has beautiful spaces and a variety of incredible packages. The fully-equipped wedding venue boasts a peaceful setting with spectacular panoramic views and an elegant ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 guests. Other spaces at the site include a bride and groom’s suite and a well-stocked cocktail bar, and wedding services range from catering and beverage services, event coordinator, floral arrangements, photography, a wedding minister, and a resident DJ.
40205 Calle Cabernet, Temecula, CA 92591, Phone: 951-970-5831
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17.Alta Vista Country Club
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Alta Vista Country Club is a classic country club with a beautiful setting that provides an elegant and intimate setting for weddings and other celebrations. The club features indoor and outdoor spaces for a variety of different events, from a pretty wedding gazebo for intimate ceremonies to a grand ballroom overlooking the golf course for lavish receptions. Wedding services include full-service event planning, catering and beverage services, preferred lists of vendors and vendor coordination, event set up and clean-up, lighting and sound, and décor arrangement.
777 Alta Vista St, Placentia, CA 92870, Phone: 714-524-1591
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Situated at the top of Rancho California Road and framed by acres of verdant rolling-hill vineyards, Avensole Winery is a beautiful wine estate and event venue in Temecula. The newly renovated property has several spaces for indoor and outdoor weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners, including a ceremony lawn and a reception site. Avensole Winery provides a range of services, including private suites for the bride and groom to get ready, tables and white garden chairs, catering and beverage services, a cake-cutting service, a venue coordinator, complimentary Champagne toast, and a complimentary overnight stay in a quaint cottage.
34567 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92592, Phone: 951-252-2003
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19.Charter Yachts of Newport Beach
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Charter Yachts of Newport Beach is a family-owned company that offers private charters on a 120-foot luxury yacht. Owned by the Goodin family, the custom-built craft provides a unique and unforgettable venue for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions with an expansive, canopy-covered upper deck, an elegant main salon, and sumptuous staterooms. Indoor spaces feature exotic wood and granite finishes, Baccarat crystal fixtures, a marble fireplace, and luxurious furnishings in brocade, silk, and velvet, transporting guests to yachting’s Golden Age. Modern touches include a futuristic glass mural, and an ebony Kurzweil Baby Grand piano and services include full-service event planning, catering and beverage services, preferred lists of vendors and vendor coordination, event set up and clean-up, lighting and sound, and décor arrangement.
2527 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663, Phone: 949-515-1950
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Located in the Lido Marina Village, and operating out of Newport Beach, Electra Cruises is a luxury yacht charter company that offers beautiful yacht-based wedding venues. The company has a fleet of five high-end vessels ranging from a charming paddlewheel riverboat to a sleek 65-foot yacht catering for weddings and celebrations of all types. Both indoor and outdoor events can be held on the various vessels with different group sizes, ranging from up to 150 wedding guests on the luxury yacht to 300 passengers on the 140-foot Eternity, which has four spacious decks. Services offered include a team of wedding coordinators to personalize each event, catering and beverage services, ceremony officiants, custom wedding cakes, entertainment, and the setup and clean-up of the venue.
3439 Via Oporto, Newport Beach, CA 92663, Phone: 949-723-1069
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Europa Village is a charming wedding event venue in Temecula with an Old-World European vibe. The property offers three event spaces for weddings, and special celebrations for up to 250 guests and service provided with the rental of the site for weddings include the use of the surrounding vineyards and for photographs, accommodations at the Inn at Europa Village, complimentary tables, chairs and other décor, an infused water station, and pre-wedding menu tastings from the head chef. Europa Village offers in-house catering and beverage services, as well as custom made wedding cakes and cake-cutting services, and a beautiful bridal suite for the bride to get ready for the big day.
33475 La Serena Way, Temecula, CA 92591, Phone: 951-383-6496
The Harmony Estate is an elegant barn venue in Murrieta with multiple ceremony locations, including a beautifully restored massive event barn for grand receptions. Located a short drive from the French Valley Airport, the Harmony Estate offers different venues ranging from expansive grassy lawns overlooking a tranquil Koi pond and a cozy patio with a pergola and stone fire pit for cocktail parties to a rustic-chic barn with high wooden ceilings and a spectacular chandelier for grand receptions. Wedding services include onsite accommodations at the property, all-inclusive packages, tailor-made wedding cakes, catering and beverage services, an event planner to take care of every detail, and the setup and clean-up of the venue.
27220 Catt Rd, Murrieta, CA 92562, Phone: 951-432-6554
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23.Lake Oak Meadows Weddings and Events
Lake Oak Meadows Weddings and Events is a picturesque wedding event venue nestled in the heart of the Temecula Wine Country. Located a short drive from San Diego, Lake Oak Meadows boasts beautiful landscapes of grassy lawns, towering shady trees, tinkling water features, and shady knolls filled with heirloom roses. The venue can accommodate up to 350 guests and offers an array of services, including a bridal suite and groom's suite, preferred vendor lists, catering and beverage services, a champagne toast, customized wedding cakes, an event planner to take care of every detail, and the setup and clean-up of the venue.
36101 Glen Oaks Rd A, Temecula, CA 92592, Phone: 951-676-6162
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Leoness Cellars is a sprawling wine estate and vineyard in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country with an alfresco restaurant and spectacular panoramic views over the surrounding valley. The estate is also an intimate and romantic wedding event venue with striking architecture, towering brick turrets, and ivy-covered walls. Leoness Cellars offers indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions for up to 250 guests, including a cozy barrel room beneath the winery. Wedding services include two beautifully-appointed suites for brides and grooms to get ready, the use of the vineyards for photographic opportunities, a personal wedding coordinator, a built-in ceremony arch, table, chairs and other décor and accessories, catering and beverage services, and the setup and clean-up of the venue. Other special touches include chauffeured golf carts, a gourmet coffee and tea station, and a cake cutting service.
38311 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592, Phone: 951-302-7601
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25.Salt Creek Grille Dana Point
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Nestled on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Crown Valley Parkway in Dana Point, Salt Creek Grille is an upscale, relaxed American-themed grille that serves sublime cuisine and fine wines in a spectacular setting. Located a few blocks from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, St. Regis Resort and Spa, and the Montage Resort & Spa, the property boasts beautiful craftsman-style architecture with contemporary décor and elegant accents and provides an intimate and romantic venue for weddings and other special celebrations. Salt Creek Grille at Dana Point provides services such as catering and beverages, décor, tables and chairs, all silverware and glassware, and a preferred list of vendors.
32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629, Phone: 949-661-7799
25 Best Orange County Wedding Venues
- Balboa Bay Resort, Photo: Dmitriy Shipilov/stock.adobe.com
- Eureka Building, Photo: Eureka Building
- La Casa del Camino, Photo: La Casa del Camino
- Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa - A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Photo: sonyachny/stock.adobe.com
- Seven7Seven, Photo: Ivan/stock.adobe.com
- Fairview Green River, Photo: sonyachny/stock.adobe.com
- Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens, Photo: bodiaphoto/stock.adobe.com
- Mesa Verde Country Club, Photo: producer/stock.adobe.com
- Seacliff Country Club, Photo: bondvit/stock.adobe.com
- Red Horse Barn at Huntington Central Park, Photo: Red Horse Barn at Huntington Central Park
- Temecula Creek Inn, Photo: Temecula Creek Inn
- The Chapel of Orange, Photo: Pavlo Melnyk/stock.adobe.com
- The Estate on Second, Photo: pha88/stock.adobe.com
- The Retreat by Wedgewood Weddings, Photo: Céline Tails/stock.adobe.com
- The Richard Nixon Library Foundation, Photo: bluebeat76/stock.adobe.com
- Villa de Amore, Photo: bondvit/stock.adobe.com
- Alta Vista Country Club, Photo: Alta Vista Country Club
- Avensole Winery, Photo: Avensole Winery
- Charter Yachts of Newport Beach, Photo: Charter Yachts of Newport Beach
- Electra Cruises, Photo: nagaets/stock.adobe.com
- Europa Village, Photo: nastasenko/stock.adobe.com
- Harmony Estate, Photo: Serhii/stock.adobe.com
- Lake Oak Meadows Weddings and Events, Photo: nuttapon/stock.adobe.com
- Leoness Cellars, Photo: Leoness Cellars
- Salt Creek Grille Dana Point, Photo: Mitch Shark/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: waranyu/stock.adobe.com
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