(Closed) Anyone know OC/LA wedding venues that are small and afforable?

posted 11 years ago in Orange County, California
Post # 3
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

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.

 Good luck.

Post # 4
3 posts


I love this place, it’s affordable and great for 40 or so people. The French Estate in Orange.  



Post # 5
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

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
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Tustinbanquetcenter.com  Or just look up tustin banquet center. Great prices ! Great food!

Post # 8
9 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

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 # 10
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

try tivoli in laguna, you should be under 10,000 if you go with them

Post # 11
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
51 posts
Worker bee

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
41 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

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
21 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am looking for a small church in Orange, ca that has character and hope to have stained glass.

any suggestions?


Post # 15
153 posts
Blushing bee

I know this is an old post, but I found it very helpful!

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