Outdoor, affordable wedding venue in Southern California

posted 8 months ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
2997 posts
Sugar bee

foxfox55 :  sorry this one is a little bit out of your travel distance ( its about an hour and 15 mins from whittier) 

strathearn museum simi valley

It is really cute and crazy cheap! They have a big barn that hosts most of the receptions or a courtyard. Its part of a small olden day outdoor museum (so think general store, old church etc.) 

Post # 3
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Irvine Regional Park. It’s outdoors, there is a barn, and picnic tables. It would be a fun setting and I believe the parks are responsibly priced.

Post # 4
1005 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

foxfox55 :  Do you need to be in California? Really concerned about random fires that keep burning the state down. That’s a lot of risk and we don’t know what next summer will look like.

For what you’re asking for, look into Flagstaff, AZ or Taos/Red River, NM.

Post # 5
4674 posts
Honey bee

diamonddust8 :  Oh yes! It’s so pretty too!!

OP you can also have 75 people at Santa Ana courthouse its gorgeous then have the reception elsewhere. 

Post # 6
4674 posts
Honey bee

You have to request the 75 person room ahead of time and request weekend unless you want to do it during business hours 

Post # 7
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica

My brother got married at Oak Canyon Nature Center in the Anaheim Hills area. They had the reception at a restaurant after though. It was a very small wedding (50ish ppl). Very rustic and affordable!! 

Post # 8
2502 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oak Canyon Nature Center is lovely! 

Carbon Canyon Regional Park has an amazing Redwood Grove that is straight out of the John Muir Woods in SF. 

Also, check out The French Estate in Orange. It’s a historic home near the 22 and 5 and 57 interchange. 

Try calling a few places, even if they don’t quite meet your cirteria, and ask them for recommendations in the area. That’s how I found my venue several years ago. Good luck! 

Post # 9
201 posts
Helper bee

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