Post # 1
I think I might be starting my wedding planning from scratch :(. I really don’t want to spend very much for the wedding and things started getting out out of control to where we were starting to spend $1,000 per person. My FI still wants to have the wedding of our dreams, but I have always been conservative with money.
We will be having only 20-40 people and want to spend 10K-15K. I’m hoping to find a venue in LA or OC that is a garden/restaurant, restaurant, boutique hotel, etc. that would be more affordable. Something cute and stylish. I think my budget is totally do-able for such a small wedding. What do you think? Any suggestions on locations ladies?
Post # 3
The best suggestion I have is to find a location at a park that allows you to simply pay for a city permit to use the space. Then you can take care of the catering on your own. Another option is to use a resturant for the reception and book it as a banquet instead of a wedding. Get married at a local church and then drive over to the reception area. I do banquets for programs at my school and I’ve found that resturants give banquets different pricing than wedding receptions. If you are only going to have 40 people, then you should be able to find a restuarant with a banquet room that will serve per person between $20 – $60 per person. First, you have to choose a location (LA -OC is a BIG area), then the type of food you want, then start searching for resaurants with banquet rooms.
Post # 4
I love this place, it’s affordable and great for 40 or so people. The French Estate in Orange.
Post # 5
check out laconservancy.com for some great and unique suggestions for ceremony/reception venues in the la/oc area. or you can always try Here Comes the Guide. I found some really neat venues for small weddings on those sites.
Post # 6
In OC there is this place called the Old World In Huntington Beach. Which is not expensive. Maybe you should check it out. There is aslo the Ebell club which they are located in different cities of Orange County.
Post # 7
Tustinbanquetcenter.com Or just look up tustin banquet center. Great prices ! Great food!
Post # 8
Check out Cafe Hidalgo in Downtown Fullerton. They have a nice Hacienda patio that seats 200 people and not expensive. Cafe Hidalgo also allows you to bring your own cater if you wish to not use their catering services. Their food is really good though.
Post # 9
Here is another link for The Villa Del Sol (Cafe Hidalgo) Hope this helps.
Post # 10
try tivoli in laguna, you should be under 10,000 if you go with them
Post # 11
If you are planning on having a small wedding I suggest Sherman Library and Gardens http://www.slgardens.org/
It is really pretty.
Post # 12
I just got married last week at the George G. Golleher Alumni House (on the CSUF campus). It’s a spanish style home that can seat about 100 indoors with a patio that could fit a LOT more (my guess is 300). It’s a charming place- however, this place is a blank slate, so you would have to find your own caterer, rentals, etc. For us, this was great because we were able to control the cost but still have a wedding that reflected us. http://www.fullerton.edu/alumni/house/index.asp
Post # 13
How about La Palapa In Long Beach, Earl Burns Japanese Gardens in CSULB campus. You may even want to see if someone you know has a big back yard and spend the money to dec that out.
Post # 14
I am looking for a small church in Orange, ca that has character and hope to have stained glass.
Post # 15
I know this is an old post, but I found it very helpful!