(Closed) HELP! Southern California Venues!

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

What are you looking for budget-wise?

Post # 5
33 posts

I have no idea how much it costs, but a friend of mine had her wedding (outdoor ceremony, indoor reception) at Seven Degrees in Laguna Hills.  Might be worth looking into?

Post # 6
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My FH and I are getting married on a yacht, touring Newport Harbor (they tour a lot of areas down the coast). Check out http://www.hornblower.com and there’s a list of all the “ports” they service. They also have different options for weddings, so it might work.

We haven’t gotten married yet, so I can’t really give a review though. Good luck!



Also, FH and I looked into renting the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach. I think it’s a great place and there are a lot of options as far as what you can do with it, but it’s a start-from-scratch type of place, where you would have to rent pretty much everything, find your own vendors, hire a clean up crew, etc. I have a lot of pictures of the Newland Barn, so if you’re interested, I can e-mail some to you. They also have a gazebo for rent for an extra $100 so it is definitely a place where you can have both your ceremony and reception. However, hard alcohol is not allowed here– I think just beer, wine and probably champagne. And you would have to hire a security guard if you have alcohol (1 security guard for every 100 people, at about $17/hr I believe). Here’s the website: http://www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us/residents/parks_facilities/rentals/newland_barn.cfm

Edit: The Newland Barn website says that capacity is

50 seated

75 circulating

but I think that may be indoor seating? Because you can definitely fit a lot more than 75 people on the premises.

Post # 7
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m sure that’s realistic. This is a great website I used when researching venues: http://www.herecomestheguide.com/. They usually include a pp price and required minimums with the description.

I loved our venue (St.Regis in Dana Point) but it was on the pricier side. A friend of mine got married here and she loved it: : http://www.innoftheseventhray.com/ It’s a rustic setting, outside, pretty and has good prices.

Post # 8
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

What is your budget? I wanted something untraditional as well, so we chose El Adobe in San Juan Capistrano. It’s in a cute little old town area near the mission. The ceremony space is outdoors & reception is technically indoors, but the roof opens up. It’s pretty awesome 🙂 I think the packages run approx $45-60 pp. Good luck!

Franciscan Gardens is in the same area and all outdoors. You may also want to check out Villa del Sol in Fullerton.

Post # 9
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are getting married at Etiwanda Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. Not sure if that is too far for you, but I have have nothing but a great experiences so far. http://www.etiwandagardens.com/

Post # 10
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011


We looked @ a place called the Mountain Mermaid, in Topanga Canyon. It didn’t work out, but it was spectacular, special, beautiful! Give it a look.

Post # 13
4 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012


@CupCakeMeg: I was also thinking about booking the Eagles nest. What is wrong with this venue, why didn’t you decide to book here, please share.

Post # 15
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m getting married at the Temecula Creek Inn. They have a choice of 3 locations (2 outdoor and 1 indoor). I haven’t seen the indoor one.

Outdoor: Garden setting, Stonehouse setting. 

We are going for the stonehouse:

this is where the reception takes place, near the house, and the ceremony is basically where I am standing to take the photo, on the other side of this little bridge. 

I believe that they have a $80/person package, but they have everything listed on their website. 

My fiance and I just love that place, and it pretty much has everything you need (golf course, wineries near by, spa near by, hotel on location for out of town guests…) 

Post # 16
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m getting married at Hartley Botanica in Somis.  it is near Simi Valley (not sure if it is to North for you).  It is all in one…ceremony/reception.  It is gorgeous and sounds like what you are looking for.  

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