Orange County is home to some of the most sought after wedding locations in Southern California. With the dynamic ocean views and some of the most exclusive hotels in the Country, Orange County has many ideal places to say “I do!”
This award winning wedding location is right within the heart of the beloved art community of Laguna Beach. Brides can have their dream wedding on a patio covered in fresh flowers. Live piano music will fill the air throughout the ceremony and reception. There is a variety of menu options available for the reception with sit-down or buffet options. Tours are available by reservation seven days a week with a trained wedding coordinator.
Ocean Front Gazebo at Heisler Park
Located right on a cliff above the water in Laguna Beach is a secluded gazebo perfect for an ocean front ceremony. The gazebo is small and can accommodate parties of up to 50 people. It can be reserved from the city of Laguna Beach for $231 by contacting the city hall. The gazebo is right next to Las Brisas restaurant, which would make the perfect location for a small wedding reception with ocean views. Parking can be an issue in this area, so advise your guests to arrive early to find parking.
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park offers some of the most majestic ocean views to enjoy while engaging in the bond of marriage. As a requirement to be married within the state park, permits and reservations need to be made in advance. Catering can be provided by the Beachcomber restaurant located next to the state park. There are also ocean front cabins that make the perfect honeymoon location after saying your vows; however reservations can book up more than a year in advance.
The Montage Resort
The Montage Resort will create a dream wedding leaving the bride with nothing to worry about except savoring every moment of their memorable day. The guests will be waiting by a bed of rose petals, for the bride to join in marriage with her true love. The bride and groom can exchange vows with the ocean breezes and beautiful sunsets that the resort can offer. After a beautiful wedding, with breathtaking ocean views guest will dine to the culinary masterpieces created by the chefs at the resort. The evening will end with the slicing of a custom made wedding cake made by the resorts award winning pastry chef, Lee Smith. The Montage wedding experts will take care of every detail of your wedding including an exclusive wedding registry.
Pelican Hill Resort
Every bride at Pelican Hill Resort will have exclusive attention from the resort creating a magical wedding in front of 180 degree ocean views. The resort will take care of every detail with their exclusive wedding professionals. With the compliments of the hotel, the bride and groom will receive a complimentary two –bedroom ocean front view villa. Pelican Hill Resort will only host one bride and groom per day, ensuring that the bride and groom will have all the attention needed for a flawless event. The resort is a storybook wedding location with an Italian Seaside Village ambiance. The resort was voted the #1 resort in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler.
Seven 4 One
At Seven 4 One, the bride and groom will have the entire hotel exclusive to their wedding party. The ultra chic hotel becomes the backdrop for the wedding and the following celebrations with panoramic ocean views. The bride and groom will be able to rent the entire hotel, to be the location of the wedding celebration along with contemporary rooms for their guests to stay. The hotel offers a 24 hour concierge service to help assist in creating a magical wedding.
Richard Nixon Library
Imagine getting married under the same gazebo that Tricia Nixon Cox got married under in the White House Gardens, or getting married in the 1,400 rose bush gardens. The complete Richard Nixon Library rich in beautiful gardens and ponds can be rented for a wedding or memorable event. The venue will help by providing a wedding specialist to assist in making the wedding arrangements. The library is one of the most sought after wedding locations in Orange County.
Don the Beachcomber
Get married in the spirit of Aloha, at this unique Hawaiian themed venue. This 15,000 square foot venue complete with 2 waterfalls, hand carved tikis, Hawaiian tapa lighting, and traditional Hawaiian art. There are two banquet rooms to accommodate your wedding party. There is the Hidden Village room that can hold 50-120 guests or the High Chief’s room that can accommodate 50-130 guests. Don the Beachcomber will bring Hawaii right here to the mainland for a unique and festive wedding.
Electra Cruises is home to the largest selection of elegant and luxurious, private yachts to accommodate any wedding party. Electra Cruises will not only take care of the delicious food and entertainment but will handle every aspect of the wedding planning. Their event specialist will help with every detail from finding the perfect wedding invitations to the most creative party favors. There is nothing more magical than being able to say your vows while floating on a sea of love. Call for a complimentary event consultation.
Shelby is the author of Glitterful Felt Stories, where she writes about parenting, work-life balance, healthy eating, and life as a Mom. She is also a columnist for a local newspaper and various magazines. She has three little children under the age of nine, and lives in Orange County, California.