The Harper

1618 Ohms Way, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 to 92626 Map · Phone number
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About The Harper

Located in Costa Mesa, California, the Harper is a professional wedding venue for the Orange County area, providing couples with a luxurious and comfortable space to say, “I do.” The creative site is ideal for both intimate and grand celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity
The Harper is a picture-perfect backdrop for your special day and personal touches. The space offers a stimulating atmosphere with the familiarity and romance of the European countryside, accented with urban and contemporary features. For dinners, it can accommodate up to 250 guests. For a cocktail-style setup, you can host up to 300 of your closest friends and family. The venue boasts two private on-site suite lounges, a salon, bar, and central and private gardens. With the Harper, you have both beautiful indoor and outdoor options for your exchanging of vows.

Services Offered
Whether for your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, or elopement, the Harper has an emphasis on service and attention to detail to ensure an incredible event. From cleanup and catering services to get-ready rooms and bar services, they take care of numerous parts of your day, allowing you to truly enjoy each moment. Couples can also rent event items from the art gallery venue, such as chairs, table, lighting, and barware. Other services provided include:

  • Liability insurance
  • Valet

Cuisine
The Harper works with their preferred on-site caterer, Roomforty, and an in-house bar program, Pharmacie Events Co. Both offer a full-service and fresh approach to giving couples a truly memorable dining experience. From stations and buffets to cocktail receptions and hors d'oeuvres, you can choose from various kinds of presentations for your delicious meal. You can arrange for family-style and plated meals, along with dessert. Have a tasting with the on-site caterer before your big day to ensure the food is nothing short of excellent. Other catering services provided include:

  • Server(s) and bartender(s)
  • Outside cake
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer, wine, liquor
  • Limited or open bar
  • Liquor license
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer, wine

Location
Nestled in the heart of Costa Mesa, the Harper is surrounded by plenty to see and explore in between wedding festivities. Couples and guests can visit TeWinkle Park, Huntington State Beach, Back Bay Drive, Orange County Museum of Art, Lido Isle, and much more. About 42 miles away, you can discover Los Angeles and all that the City of Angels has to offer, including Hollywood Walk of Fame and Griffith Observatory. For your stay in Costa Mesa, numerous lodging options are within three miles. The Los Angeles International Airport is 43 miles away, calling for a doable drive to your joyous occasion.

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2 Reviews for The Harper

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.5
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    Lisa · Married on 04/14/1903

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everything we hoped for.......

    My daughter and her fiancé held their ceremony and reception at the Harper on March 14, 2020. It was amazing. We had a fairly complicated set up with lots of florals and many vendors and the Harper accommodated it all. The appetizers, drinks, dinner and late night snacks were delicious. Taryn was our contact at the Harper and she was beyond helpful and a joy to work with. My daughter and son in law have told me that it was such a memorable day and exceeded their expectations! The country shut down because of Covid 19 two days after our event and I know this must be a hard time for all in the wedding industry and hoping that we all get back to work so very soon!

    Sent on 04/26/2020
  • Lindsay

    Lindsay B. · Married on 06/19/2020

    4.2
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Learning the ropes

    First, I have to give The Harper HUGE props for being so accommodating. Our original venue couldn't host us with covid, so we were looking for a new place just 4 weeks out from our date (with all other vendors confirmed for the new date!).
    The Harper is relatively new on the venue scene, and sometimes that shows through. Our contact only worked MWF, so on such a short timeline it was occasionally a pain. If we had been working with The Harper for months in advance, I'm sure this wouldn't have been an issue. The site is beautiful and super user-friendly. We loved the secret passageway, the hidden garden, the great courtyard, and the huge inside skylight. However, since our event needed to be completely outdoors we also had to compensate with additional lighting in the courtyard. There's also no sound system (would be a huge plus!).
    While The Harper made everything on the day-of super easy, there were a few little interactions in the planning that keep this place from being the absolute best. We were initially verbally quoted a price after sharing our guest count and date, but the proposal came back at $50 more per head (a $3k difference for us). Also, there was a potential additional charge to use the bridal suite for more than 2 hours. Who can do everyone's hair and makeup all in two hours?!?
    I would completely recommend The Harper. Just be sure you dig into the details and have plenty of time for planning!!

    Sent on 10/10/2020

The Harper FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 6800
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 6800
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 30
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Loft
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Valet
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    December

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  • 1618 Ohms Way Costa Mesa, CA, 92627 to 9 See on map
    626-367-3753 (Phone number)
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The Harper frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Harper?

The Harper includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Tables

At The Harper, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Harper includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Harper, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Harper includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Harper in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Harper for wedding events is known for:

  • Art Gallery
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Loft
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Harper for wedding events?

The Harper offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Harper offer?

The Harper offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Harper offer for wedding events?

The Harper offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance

What furniture and decorations does The Harper have available for wedding events?

The Harper offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Harper and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Harper is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in quality of service, 4.5 in average response time, 4.5 in flexibility, 4.5 in professionalism and 4.5 in value.