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50 Best Southern California Wedding Venues

Ultimate Planning Guide to the 50 Best Southern California Wedding Venues (with Prices and Photos)

Southern California is an iconic location renowned around the world for sunshine and a perfect climate. Thus, it is not surprising that this area has some of the premier wedding venues for any season. Here are some of my personal favorite Southern California wedding venues. 

1) Casino San Clemente

Rental fee: $2,600 – $8,200

Modeled after a Catalina Island dance hall, this Orange County property was frequented by celebrities throughout its history. You’ll find a variety of spaces to choose from including a Rock Garden and Grand Ballroom. The Patio of the Stars is a great place for hosting a cocktail hour. 

2) Inn of the Seventh Ray

Rental fee: Inquire for rates

Los Angeles’ “most romantic restaurant” can be the site for your romantic nuptials. From a small wedding at the Waterfall Patio or Creekside Patio to a mid-sized celebration at the Fountain Patio with a gazebo, hill, and waterfall, you’ll have a romantic, upscale experience at this location. 

3) Darlington House

Rental fee: $3,800 – $5,500
Deposit: 50%

San Diego’s Darlington House is one of my personal favorite Southern California wedding venues. You’ll find a customizable space with outdoor gardens, a courtyard, and beautiful charm. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported into the past with its traditional California design. 

4) Le Haute Desert Aerie

Rental fee: Submit contact form for quote

Set in the Mojave Desert, Le Haute Desert Aerie creates a cactus strewn oasis amidst the rocky terrain. Your guests will cherish the memories under stringed twinkling lights with a Bohemian style while your special night is lit by the stars of the Milky Way. 

5) The Harper

Packages: Starting at $9,500

If a micro-wedding is your goal, Orange County’s The Harper will provide you with a modern venue with a bright and airy feel. There are a number of packages available which include 7 hours of venue rental, buffet, chairs, décor, alcohol, and many other perks. 

6) The Lafayette Hotel

Rental fee: Submit RFP for custom quote

A boutique hotel in San Diego, the Lafayette Hotel provides a wealth of options for your special day. Exchange your vows in the conservatory with funky artistic touches or say “I do” on a balcony overlooking the Weissmuller Pool. Then journey to either the Louisiana or Mississippi Ballroom to dance the night away. 

 

7) Japanese Friendship Garden

Rental fee: $450 – $860 per hour
Deposit: $500 – $800 refundable

The Japanese Friendship Garden is a hidden gem tucked away in San Diego. With some of the most elegant gardens you’ve ever seen, you’ll be blown away. My personal favorite is Upper Garden for an outdoor wedding and reception including a bonsai garden, koi pond, and moon viewing deck. The Earth Bridge makes for epic pictures. 

8) Ole Hanson Beach Club

Rental fee: Inquire for rates

Set on the oceanfront in San Clemente, Ole Hanson Beach Club is one of the best waterfront Southern California wedding venues. Exchange vows on a beautiful lawn in front of a wooden arch with the Pacific Ocean in the background before retreating into the main room of this Spanish villa by the sea. 

9) The Ace Hotel

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If you are longing for a Palm Springs wedding, one of the most popular venues is the Ace Hotel. The staff here specializes in creating custom, stress-free experiences, allowing you to fully transform the space to fit your desires. 

10) Kimberly Crest House & Gardens

Rental fee: Inquire for rates

Located in the San Bernardino area, Kimberly Crest House & Gardens is an 1897 Victorian mansion that allows for a European style wedding with six acres of Italian gardens and features including waterfalls, curved staircases, and terraced gardens. 

11) Villa De Martini

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Your Palm Springs wedding will make beautiful memories with this Southern California wedding venue. Vilal de Martini’s iconic pink façade pairs well with the lush gardens on this 14,000 square foot estate. 

12) Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens

Rental fee: $6,000 – $8,000

This Orange County location has it all featuring stunning ocean views, beautiful Spanish architecture, and a flowing layout. This is truly a place for a photo-worthy wedding. This is a very popular venue so be sure to book early to reserve your date. 

13) Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm

Rental fee: Inquire for rates

Dream about saying “I do” in a historic venue that overlooks the Santa Barbara coast? Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm has plenty of room for a ceremony and reception. The greenhouse is a picture-perfect setting for an evening wedding while rental provides the opportunity for exchanging vows overlooking the ocean. 

14) Kestrel Park

Rental fee: Inquire for rates

A garden setting that is perfect for a fairytale wedding, Kestrel Park features a 19th century English style house with equestrian facilities. Words simply cannot do justice to the beauty of the landscaping. This place has limited dates to keep the gardens immaculate.  

15) Hotel Joaquin

Packages: $16,000 – $28,000

A posh little resort nestled above Shaw’s Cove in Laguna Beach, Hotel Joaquin is a stylish Southern California wedding venue. Focusing on small weddings and creating intimacy, this is truly a beautiful location. 

16) Venue 808

Rental fee: $4,500 – $7,000 

Venue 808 is an amazing location that can hold up to 1,000 people. Located in San Diego’s East Village, modern industrial architecture complements an elegant design with trees carefully planted to create intimate spaces within. 

17) Ethereal Gardens

Rental fee: Submit contact form for info

With over 40 acres of edible gardens surrounded by old growth orchards, Ethereal Gardens in a Southern California wedding venue like no other. Whether you select the Starry Night Meadow, Brick and Timber Chapel, or one of the other options, you will have beautiful memories. 

18) Los Willows Wedding Estate

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Los Willows in Fallbrook will simply take your breath away. This all-inclusive venue will provide elegance and customization. Do you dream of a romantic boat ride for guests? An exit with pyrotechnics? A S’mores cocktail hour? This and so much more is possible including great props and backgrounds for photos.

19) Fallbrook Estate by Wedgewood weddings

Packages: contact for pricing

A blend of rustic and chic with characteristic vaulted ceilings and stylish chandeliers with oh-so-huge ballroom windows. It’s cocooned in nature with posh green yards and stately architecture. 

20) Galway Downs

Packages: contact for pricing

One of wine country’ finest wedding locations ith 240+ acres. The sophisticated taste of equestrian elegance and lush meadows are combined with modern amenities for this dream wedding venue. There’s also a modernized barn for the reception.

21) The Parker Palm Springs

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Experience the true beauty of palm strings at the perfect regal location doused in lemon trees, Petanque courts, and a décor that is ready when you are! Taste the brilliance of Jonathan Adler and explore a tasteful ceremony and reception venue.

22) Greystone Mansion and Park

Packages: Starting at $7,500

French? Greystone is the pinnacle of famed French finesse, with architecture so inspiringly romantic. The venue is grounds for charming ethereal accents and refined architecture. Catch the sunset during the shoots, and it is unlike anything else.

23) Villa de Amore

Packages: Starting at $7,500

A winery wedding venue with a Tiffany blue bridal room that makes everything pop. The vineyard views and sophisticated décor are a stunning pair.

24) Hartley Botanica

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Love the greenery? The attractive gardens in Hartley Botanica are both gorgeous and confusing with their equally beautiful dreamy vibe. There’re several gardens, each a master of the dreamy and tropical vibe.

25) The Hibernia

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Host your guests in a 16,000-square-foot tasteful neoclassical revival-style location with 30-foot ceilings, historic ornate furnishings, and a stained-glass banquet hall. There’s a dressing room, penthouse, and roof deck.

26) Maravilla Gardens

Packages: Starting at $7,500

It’s got all the markings for the wedding of your dreams; surreal manicured lawns, a regal ceremony area, secluded cocktail space, and a private, elegant reception area.

27) Meadowood

Packages: Starting at $7,500

A feast for eyes and a banquet where it matters most. The hotel is revered as a complete dining experience set amongst stunning vines. There are also activities to offset the mood and get the spirit flowing with croquet as the highlight.

28) Rancho del Cielo

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Perched atop a hill, Rancho Del Cielo offers stunning views of Malibu and the ocean. Catch a drift and get lost staring at the waves, or wait till the golden hour for spectacular captures of your love and the sunset.

29) Madera Kitchen

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Madera is the best of everything wrapped up in a cute package. It gives off that coveted funky, hip, and slightly bohemian vibe and a full restaurant and bar.

30) Calamigos Ranch

Packages: Starting at $7,500

The ranch is a whole other vibe. There are four different venue sites to choose from, each with its tasteful character. The ceremony rooms are gigantic with full-view windows. There’s also a waterfall on-site.

31) The Pines Resort in Bass Lake

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Bass Lake and Yosemite Park all-in-one. The scenic resort is the idyllic spot for those large but intimate free-spirited weddings in your corner of Southern California. 

32) Malibu Rocky Oaks (Malibu)

Packages: Starting at $7,500

The perfect spot for that insanely elegant European-themed wedding in California. It has breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, lush vineyards, and a whole romantic French vibe you can’t miss out on.

33) Korakia (Palm Springs)

Packages: Starting at $7,500

If you are a fan of Mediterranean and Greece themes, then you’ll adore the desert romance style of Korakia. That door is the stuff of movies. 

34) Klentner Ranch (Carpinteria)

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Think private gardens, mountain views, the ocean before you, and all the greenery you want for a dreamy day you’ve always wanted.

35) Mission Inn and Spa

Packages: Starting at $7,500

A 111-year-old fantasyland with castles, Tiffany-stained glass windows, chapels, and alfresco courtyards. Their ballroom is magnificent.

36) Loews Hollywood

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Something modern? Loews has it all from a Dolby Theatre stage to Dolby Atmos lifelike 3D technology, all packaged in a tastefully furnished dinner and stage location.

37) Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Prince meets princes in this 300-year-old limestone castle with antique walnut, 8000sq. Ft manicured lawn, lavender fields, vineyards, and groomed gardens. It is also close to L’Orangerie.

38) Bel Air Bay Club

Packages: Starting at $7,500

If you don’t immediately fall in love with the personality of the place, then the Mediterranean style, rustic décor, lush greens, and quaint atmosphere will sweep you off your feet.

39) The Marquess

Packages: Starting at $7,500

The estate looks spicy with its hand-designed Italian Bridge, 250-year-old oak tree frames, and an inlaid stone path leading to a massive greenhouse for rehearsal dinner and reception.

40) NOOR in Pasadena

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Snag a taste of Pasadena in this in-door family-run boutique venue. There’s a Sofia Ballroom, an art nouveau-inspired banquet hall, and an outdoor courtyard where the stars witness your union.

41) Villa Sancti di Bella Vista (Malibu)

Packages: Starting at $7,500

A luxurious private oceanside estate with everything a European getaway must-have; a dance pavilion, pool, rose garden, vineyard, waterfall courtyard, seven fountains, and a Tuscan character to top it off.

42) Dove Canyon Courtyard

Packages: Starting at $7,500

It’s a massive garden estate in the countryside with cobblestone pavers, fountains, a Gazebo, and a waterfall with thousands of lights and roses blooming everywhere, plus a wishing well.

43) Los Serranos Golf and Country Club

Packages: Starting at $7,500

The venue is perfect for grand weddings and elopements, surrounded by mountains and beautifully manicured lawns, and exotic interiors. 

44) Center Club

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Fancy a ballroom, chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows, and Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin rooms inspired & themed rooms? They’ve got it all, plus a luscious garden and modern art sculptures.

45) Sterling Hotel

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Los Willows in Fallbrook will simply take your breath away. This all-inclusive venue will provide elegance and customization. Do you dream of a romantic boat ride for guests? An exit with pyrotechnics? A S’mores cocktail hour? This and so much more is possible including great props and backgrounds for photos.

46) Hacienda de las Flores

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Los Willows in Fallbrook will simply take your breath away. This all-inclusive venue will provide elegance and customization. Do you dream of a romantic boat ride for guests? An exit with pyrotechnics? A S’mores cocktail hour? This and so much more is possible including great props and backgrounds for photos.

47) Colby Falls

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Los Willows in Fallbrook will simply take your breath away. This all-inclusive venue will provide elegance and customization. Do you dream of a romantic boat ride for guests? An exit with pyrotechnics? A S’mores cocktail hour? This and so much more is possible including great props and backgrounds for photos.

48) Eagle Ridge

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Los Willows in Fallbrook will simply take your breath away. This all-inclusive venue will provide elegance and customization. Do you dream of a romantic boat ride for guests? An exit with pyrotechnics? A S’mores cocktail hour? This and so much more is possible including great props and backgrounds for photos.

49) Ken Caryl Vista

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Los Willows in Fallbrook will simply take your breath away. This all-inclusive venue will provide elegance and customization. Do you dream of a romantic boat ride for guests? An exit with pyrotechnics? A S’mores cocktail hour? This and so much more is possible including great props and backgrounds for photos.

50) La Jolla Shores Hotel

Packages: Starting at $7,500

Los Willows in Fallbrook will simply take your breath away. This all-inclusive venue will provide elegance and customization. Do you dream of a romantic boat ride for guests? An exit with pyrotechnics? A S’mores cocktail hour? This and so much more is possible including great props and backgrounds for photos.

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