Skip to main content
Weddings

The Harper

Costa Mesa, CA View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
8 reviews
$21k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

About

$21k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

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. You can host up to 300 of your closest friends and family for a cocktail-style setup. The venue boasts two private on-site suite lounges, a salon, a bar, and central and private gardens. With the Harper, you have beautiful indoor and outdoor options for exchanging vows.

Services Offered

For your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, or elopement, the Harper emphasizes 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, tables, lighting, and barware.

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 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 offers, 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$6,300

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$6,300

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$6,300

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$6,300

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?

$22

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?

350

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
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
Pet Friendly
Wifi

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
Wheelchair Access

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
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor
Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating

30 User photos

  • K
    Kylie C. Married on 01/18/2023
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    Incredible venue

    The Harper is nothing short of the perfect venue. As a wedding planner, I always provide my couples with the best recommendations of those in the industry who provide top tier service. I know that at the Harper, my couples will be taken care of with the incredible service leading up to wedding day, and wedding day staff. Not to mention the gorgeous setting that the venue provides for your wedding. I recommend the Harper to everyone!
  • E
    Erin M. Married on 05/13/2022
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    One of the best wedding venues in OC!

    The Harper is hands-down one of the best wedding venues in Southern California. 5 stars isn't enough for this incredible space!

    As a wedding photographer, I work at a wide range of venues every weekend, so I've really seen the good, the bad, and everything in between. The Harper is absolutely exceptional. Before photographing my clients' wedding, I had the chance to meet with them for a venue walkthrough so I could meet Katie (event specialist at The Harper who works one-on-one with the couples) and scope out areas for pictures. I was immediately struck by how hands-on the staff for this venue chooses to be with their clients. Katie asked our couple all the right questions and provided helpful suggestions to them about what past weddings have done for layout, placement, and even schedule.

    It almost goes without saying that the aesthetics of The Harper are visually stunning. The venue is practically designed with photography in mind. Gorgeous large windows line the bridal suite allowing sunlight to pour in for magical getting ready pictures. The reception space is adjacent to the ceremony site with large sliding glass doors which open to allow for a very indoor/outdoor feel. A large skylight sits perfectly centered over the dance floor, again allowing for beautiful lighting up til sunset. The placement of the ceremony space is directly east/west facing - this is ideal because as the sun sets, it creates completely even, direct lighting across the couple and wedding party during ceremony which avoids harsh shadows on the faces and results in gorgeous pictures. With two getting ready suites and a side courtyard, we had so many places to photograph the couple and their wedding party, and it almost looked like we were transported to a beautiful European villa instead of Costa Mesa :)

    Aside from the visuals, I have to make a special note about what it was like working with the staff at The Harper. This team did a wonderful job celebrating and supporting the couple getting married. Each person working for The Harper performed their job with a positive attitude and a smile on their face, and this warm, welcoming presence brought a great energy into the day. As a vendor, it's common that venues treat us somewhat poorly. In contrast, The Harper graciously provided us with one of the getting ready suites during reception (while the party continued elsewhere) where we could eat a hot meal and regroup with our equipment before the next event on the timeline. This really goes a long way for me as a photographer because by dinner time, I've usually been working on my feet for 6+ hrs, and I so appreciate being fed while guests eat so we don't miss any important moments but can still catch a meal break!

    Above all else, our couple getting married loved their wedding day, and I know The Harper was a big part of that. Weddings are done best when the whole vendor team comes together with a singular goal in mind: to serve the couple as they enter into marriage. The Harper + staff led the way in serving and celebrating this bride and groom, and I can't thank them enough for all the work.
  • illustration stars

    Are you interested?

    Message vendor

Awards

8

Map

illustration visit

Would you like to visit?

Request a visit
1618 Ohms Way Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
3232544100
Location of (The Harper)

The Harper frequently asked questions

The Harper includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Tables
The Harper includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
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
The space offered by The Harper for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Loft
  • Museum
The Harper offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Harper offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Harper offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Harper offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Harper is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

Other vendors in Orange County for your wedding

Wedding Venues