Couples can host their wedding at the Ole Hanson Beach Club, a historic wedding venue in the Orange County, California area. This white stucco building in a 1928 Spanish-Revival style features gorgeous details inside and sunny lawns outside with ocean views. Approximately ten minutes away from the Dana Point Harbor, this venue overlooks the bright blue waves of the Pacific Ocean.
Facilities and Capacity
Up to 175 guests can travel back in time at this historic landmark. The building itself features traditional arched doorways, hand-painted tiles, elaborate stained-glass windows and original wrought-iron grillwork. Red clay roof tiles add a pop of color to the white stucco of the building's exterior, and compliments the greenery of the surrounding landscape. The main room, called the Great Room, inside the venue features polished hardwood floors and dark wooden beams running along the cathedral ceiling. Couples may also use the terraces for their wedding event. Two open-air terraces connect to the Great Room and provide views of the Grand Lawn and Pacific Ocean. The Grand Lawn is the venue's outdoor space. Perfect for oceanside ceremonies, couples can set up an arbor or arch in the grass, framed by palm trees, with ocean waves in the background to exchange their vows and begin their lives together.
Couples are invited to host their ceremony and reception jointly at the Ole Hanson Beach Club. In addition, couples can also host their bridal shower and engagement party at the venue. There, they will find services such as event rentals, parking and valet, lighting and sound services, and help with set up on their big day. A bridal suite is also available to couples full of comfortable tufted white furniture and other amenities. Event items found at this beach club include:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Brittney · Married on 05/19/2019
Beautiful ocean front venue
This venue is breathtaking!!! You can’t go wrong with an ocean front view. The reception can take place on an open rooftop deck looking at the ocean too!one negative is they are very strict on vendors. They use 24 carrots for catering needs. The food is great but it would be nice to have more options.Sent on 06/02/2019
Kirk Roller · Married on 03/24/2019
Amazing eye for detail. Perfect event
Thank you for your attention to detail last weekend for our daughters wedding. I know you are doing weddings every week but your attention and recommendations made her evening perfect. Thank youSent on 03/28/2019
Zun · Married on 02/11/2019
A Beautiful and Romantic Venue
We had our wedding at Ole Hanson and it was absolutely a blast. I always wanted to a garden/green type wedding, whereas my husband wanted something by the sea, so this is the perfect place to have both. When we had the wedding, we had the whole place to ourselves (except the swimming pool, which was closed for that day). They maintained the lawn, the big tree, and plants very well throughout the year, so even though our wedding was in February, it was still beautiful.Sent on 03/04/2019
The staff were friendly and professional. Communication was always quick, transparent, and easy. We were afraid that it was going to rain (luckily it cleared out after some morning showers) and could not afford tents, but the staff were open and flexible about potentially moving the ceremony from outdoor to indoor and adjust reception accordingly.
I believe it is a site of 24 carrots, so if you book this place, you don't need to find your own catering or even planning services, which saved lots of time and money. Lots of options on the menu to that we can really work with your budget/guest count/style. They had lots of options of linings as well, and really respected our preferences. They also provided us with lots of recommendations of vendors, among which we found our amazing day-of coordinator, DJ and photo booth.
We got many beautiful pictures on the beach and at the venue (my personal favorite are stairway to the balcony and the big tree on the lawn). The only down side was that the bridal room was a bit small. I had a very small bridal party so I did not mind, but if you have a big bridal party, you may want to take that into consideration.