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Hellllo Beeee-utiful Brides!
I need some help!
I fell in love, HARD, with Eagles Nest Naval Golf Course, but after getting some REAL and RECENT reviews, we brought the issues to my Wedding Planner. Our Wedding Planner further investigated the situations and encouraged us to start looking elsewhere. I feel crushed. I mean really heart broken! I just feel so LOST now.
Here I found “THE VENUE” and now its gone to POOPskiese!?!? UGH!
So here I am back to Step 1.
Can someone lead me into the right direction!?!??! Or share your experiences with me! Good or Bad, I just want to know before I visit or fall in love with a place again!
We aren’t “Beachy” people, regardless of our living in SoCal, and we aren’t interested in getting married at a church, so rustic, garden, restaurant, estate, or courtyard would probably work best! OR any other ideas you might think would work!
Some other possible helpful info, we want to get married on a Sunday in November 2011 and Outdoors! For an intimate Late Afternoon/Early Evening!And if its an all-in-one (Ceremony and Reception) place, even better! And since this dilema we also decided to minimize our guest list to 80 from 120!
ANY suggestions or personal experiences would be FANTASTIC!
Thank you ladies!!!
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What are you looking for budget-wise?
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@Meliss The place we currently love is Tivoli Too, that was our first love but couldnt afford $95/person at 120, but we can if we minimize to 80, and do it on a Sunday, which we want we can get it down to $80/person! So I am hoping nothing over 70-80/person!?!? If that is realistic!
Post # 5
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
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
but I think that may be indoor seating? Because you can definitely fit a lot more than 75 people on the premises.
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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
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
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
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 # 11
Thank you so much ladies!!! Starting my research now! =]
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@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.
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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
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.