Once you decide where you want to get married, there's another major decision to be made: where exactly you want to say your "I do's." If you know that you and your partner definitely want a Southern California soirée, the next step is narrowing down the seemingly endless breathtaking options for wedding venues in Orange County. From oceanfront celebrations in Newport Beach to an all-inclusive special event worthy of royalty or a Mediterranean-inspired reception in Costa Mesa, where do you begin?
We've researched Orange County's most noteworthy spots for wedding ceremonies and receptions — from Huntington Beach to San Clemente — and rounded up 14 of our favorite options. From beach weddings with incredible ocean views in Corona Del Mar to rose garden and clubhouse affairs across Irvine and Buena Park, check out these spectacular Orange County wedding venues for your special day.
Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection
Located in the historic downtown of San Juan Capistrano, this hotel wedding venue in Orange County offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for both rehearsal dinners as well as big days. From the on-site spa and pool to 125 rooms and seven luxury suites, there's plenty for your guests to enjoy before an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony. Then invite them to an indoor wedding reception in a Spanish-inspired ballroom that can accommodate 180 guests.
If you're searching for a wedding venue in Dana Point with breathtaking views, look no further than private estate (and Couples' Choice Award winner!) with Pacific Ocean views. Worthy of any fairytale, this event venue has a sophisticated ambiance with grand palm trees, custom bridge, and five waterfalls. Whether you're planning a grand wedding for 350 or an intimate affair for 25, this luxe Orange County wedding venue is both flexible and private.
This lush rooftop garden wedding venue will have you and your guests swooning from the moment you walk in. This San Juan Capistrano event space is nestled in the California countryside with romantic gardens, an outdoor courtyard and a rustic indoor space for up to 230 guests. From the exposed brick and chandelier accents to the industrial-chic beams, this wedding venue in Orange County brings modern romance to your big day.
Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards
Not only does this event space in Southern California Wine Country have mountain views but also it has space to accommodate up to 1,000 guests. This full-service, family-owned wedding venue in Orange County has multiple options for ceremony and reception spaces including an open air gazebo.
The Richard Nixon Library
Among the nine acres of luscious gardens at this historic venue in Yorba Linda, couples can host their big day for up to 500 guests. Couples can say their vows next to the 100-year-old cottage where Nixon was born or with a breathtaking water feature as their backdrop. For indoor celebrations, there's a grand ballroom replica of The White House East Room.
Terra Laguna Beach
Host your wedding day within the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters grounds in Laguna Beach. With a rustic-meets-bohemian rooftop, refined garden, and grand staircase, this event space for up to 160 is said to be akin to having your special day in a treehouse. Plus, the space, which celebrates nature, offers catering that boats sustainable food practices along with ethically-sourced ingredients.
Villa de Amore
Ensure your wedding day is a Southern California fairytale by exchanging vows at this estate in Temecula Wine Country. This secluded vineyard includes a romantic courtyard complete with a stone wedding aisle for an outdoor ceremony as well as a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Rancho Las Lomas
Whether you opt for this ranch's indoor or outdoor event spaces, you'll be surrounded by Portuguese-inspired architectural details. Located in Silverado, this private venue is 25 minutes from the John Wayne Airport and boasts swoon-worthy details including stained glass windows, stone fireplace, patio with hand-painted tiles, large fountain, cobblestone driveways, and majestic trees surrounding a courtyard with white stucco accents.
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Welcome to an oceanfront paradise for couples looking for a luxe beach wedding in Dana Point. This refined beach resort location has a maximum capacity of 550 and nine different event spaces to choose from. After exchanging vows during a beach front ceremony, complete with jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean, newlyweds can dance under the stars in a lawn reception or head into the ballroom for a memorable affair.
The Hacienda brings both historic charm as well as Spanish-style ambiance to Orange County. Located in Santa Ana, this vintage estate dates back to 1901 and has a garden chapel area complete with fountain and trees dripping with string lights. Interior highlights include a two-story fireplace, grand staircase, and palatial ballroom.
Bring the allure of an English country manor to California with this timeless wedding venue in Orange County—Fullerton, to be exact. From panoramic views of the San Bernardino Mountains to the terraced amphitheater and gazebo, you can have a picturesque outdoor ceremony followed by a celebration in the airy Grand Summit Ballroom — complete with a raised tile dance floor.
The Colony House
This industrial-chic wedding venue offers versatile event spaces in Anaheim. From exposed brick to reclaimed wood, Craftsman style architectural details enhance the contemporary indoor and outdoor options. Whether you're planning a cocktail-style reception for 700 or an intimate seated patio soiree, this unique special event venue won't disappoint.
Aliso Viejo Country Club
Couples seeking an Orange County country club wedding with a Spanish-inspired vibe will be impressed with this breathtaking option. From the hacienda-style clubhouse complete with wrought iron staircase to the lush lawn adorned with palm trees, up to 180 guests can enjoy sophisticated nuptials with views of the surrounding golf course.
Tustin Ranch Golf Club
This golf club wedding venue in Tustin offers a magical and tranquil setting thanks to palm trees, green fairway, fountains, waterfalls, and lakes. The timeless clubhouse boasts high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and versatile rooms for up to 220 guests. Plus, off of the main clubhouse, there's an elegant patio that's ideal for cocktail hour.