Post # 1
So here’s the quick story: we had a location and it fell through. We’re still shooting for a September 2013 wedding in California (preferably Socal) for about 100 guests, mostly out of towners.
What we’d really like (and what we had before) was a rustic venue with an ocean view bluff ceremony.
I’ve literally spent the last 72 hours scouring the web for such a thing – within a 5k property rental budget. I’m okay with BYO, DIY, etc – in fact, the less restrictions the better, but I’m coming up short with everything I’ve looked for.
The old place was called the Malibu Nature Preserve – bluff wedding, woodsy reception – all outdoors.
I’m so frustrated right now that I’m literally about to give a $100 reward to the bee that finds my new spot…lol.
Would love the help. Thanks bees!!
Post # 3
Have you looked into Point 16 in Big Sur? It was one of the locations we looked into,
The ceremony location is amazing. You can set up on the lawn area under the trees for the reception. t’s a vacant piece of land owned by Sam Farr and you have to hire a caterer, tables, chairs, etc. A beautiful location but very remote.
Here is a link from style me pretty
Post # 4
Happy 7. That did come up in my search but I’m worried it is too remote for family who will have already been on a plane for six hours. It is gorgeous. Any idea about costs?
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
It’s not oceanfront by any means, but there’s this (I believe) golf course/resort place that I thought had a rustic place. It’s out in Fallbrook. On the I-15 side, like you’re going up Fallbrook Rd., north of Escondido. I happened to notice it when we were actually PCS’ing from Camp Pendleton.
Also, IDK if it actually has to be a venue, but the beach up at the northwest side of Camp Pendleton allows public access, and it’s a drive on beach, BUT there is a no vehicles area. I doubt this would be what you wanted, but it’s a feasible suggestion. also, if you can skip the rustic, and can deal with public(for ceremony at least), when I lived there in 2004-2006, the ampitheatre at Oceanside beach was GORGEOUS. Maybe it would cut costs, if you split your locations? I also heard back in those days, that the bar that used to be Margaritas near oceanside beach, was being converted to some type of meeting building. whether that happened or not, IDK.
Post # 6
@queencharlotte04: I don’t remember the exact cost and I think it changes depending on when you were planning on holding your wedding.
Are you looking for something close to the airport? Big Sur is about 2hrs from the San Jose airport and Monterey is about 1.5 hrs. I had a few out of town guests who didn’t mind the drive at all especially since the destination (Monterey) was so beautiful.
The only thing I can think of in this are that is on a cliff and close to an airport is Ft Mason in san francisco or fort baker in sausalito.