(credit: Pelican Hill)

(credit: Pelican Hill)


When it comes to a bride and groom’s big day, there are thousands of venues to get married at. But, what are the most luxurious, over the top venues in Orange County? From cliff-side weddings to ballrooms, these are the fanciest locations in OC to have a wedding.
(credit: Preferred Hotel Group)

(credit: Preferred Hotel Group)


Montage Laguna Beach
30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(866) 271-6953
www.montagehotels.com

Choosing the right venue for a wedding can mean the difference between perfection and not. Luckily for Southern California residents, Laguna Beach’s Montage Resort is right in your backyard. As one of the most decadent locations for a wedding, the event and wedding specialists at The Montage will create a dream wedding that is one of a kind and will ensure it’s a memorable celebration. The resort offers terrific event venue options both indoor and outdoor. Choose to have an event either in an indoor ballroom, on the ‘Pacific Lawn,’ ‘Ocean Lawn,’ at the ‘Aliso Garden,’ or the ‘Seaview Lawn.’ The best part though is that bride and grooms can have their ceremony overlooking the water with ocean breezes, and then head indoors to dance the night away in the luxurious grand ballroom. Offering food from some of the best chefs around, the resort fixes up whatever a couple desires.

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(credit: St Regis)


St. Regis Monarch Beach
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 234-3200
www.stregismb.com

There’s something special about having a wedding overlooking the California coast. One of Orange County’s most luxurious resorts, The St. Regis Monarch Beach is known to create celebrations beyond a couple’s wildest expectations. In fact, every detail is thought of here, ensuring memories forever. The hotel offers their own wedding specialist too, that can help with personalized menus, flower options, and more. Whether the idea is to have vows exchanged in an intimate outdoor ceremony, or a couple desires a grand ballroom, there are options for every occasion here. But, the most sought after destination is on the Grand Lawn which overlooks the ocean pool and offers stunning views of the Pacific. Head into the 12,000 square foot Pacific Ballroom after with bronze chandeliers and you can count on one over the top wedding. The St. Regis offers other areas to accommodate weddings, including the Pacific Lawn (accommodates 700 people), which features a trellised gazebo, delicate rose bushes and more, as well as the Botanical Garden and Botanical Lawn.

(credit: Pelican Hill)

(credit: Pelican Hill)


The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Coast, CA 92657
(855) 315-8214
www.pelicanhill.com

Being voted #1 resort in the U.S. doesn’t happen by chance. A bride and groom at Pelican Hill Resort will have their special day in a majestic location that is simply extraordinary. Perched on over 500 acres of lush landscape overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the setting here offers ocean views from everywhere. The Resort offers several options for a wedding, including the La Cappella with two picture windows overlooking the Pacific. Or choose from the luxurious Mar Vista room, which is designed to offer total privacy and is near all other venues making it perfect for guests to get to after the ceremony. For the main ceremony, the Event Lawn is likely to make guests jaw drop. With subtle ocean breezes, and exquisite views of the Pacific, it’s simply perfect.

(credit: Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel)

(credit: Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel)


The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
1 Ritz Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 240-2000
www.ritzcarlton.com

The name ‘Ritz Carlton’ is known around the world for its glitz, and glamour. At Laguna Niguel’s Ritz Carlton, a bride and groom are offered a one-of-a-kind and distinct beach wedding location. For ceremony’s, The Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace is as great as it comes. Set on a private and quaint courtyard overlooking the ocean, the setting sits on top of a 150-foot bluff making it the perfect spot for guests to take in the surroundings. Equally magnificent are the Gazebo Lawn and Pacific Promenade Lawn, each offering unique views of the Pacific along with beautifully landscaped grounds. Receptions are brought indoors to grand ballrooms featuring French doors, classical decor, crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.


Muckenthaler Mansion
1201 W Malvern Ave
Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 738-6595
www.themuck.org

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Muckenthaler Mansion is a former estate which today offers a stunning setting for a wedding. In Southern California, outdoor weddings are the name of the game, and this venue is perfect for that. Set on 9 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, gardens and picturesque architecture await guests at this 1920’s mansion. Ceremonies are held in the quaint and intimate Italian Garden, which is surrounded by lush foilage, palms and Spanish style architecture.