The 11 Best Wedding Locations in California!

Finding the perfect wedding location can almost be as daunting as finding the right partner. While we can’t help you with the romance, we have 11 of the best spots in all of California to tie the knot. Whether looking for a place in the great outdoors, out of the ordinary, a newly built venue, or an old mom and pop classic, there’s a spot for you.   

The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

Are you looking for a wedding venue that offers amazing views, excellent food, and an attentive staff that responds to your needs? Then look no further that The Mountain Terrace in Woodside, California. This beautiful location is secluded off the beaten path and has a spectacular view of the surrounding forest and valley below. You can book just the wedding, or choose to hold your reception here, too. The ceremony cost includes a beautiful arbor that will stand over you and your intended, and a one-hour rehearsal. Outdoor seating can hold up to 300 guests comfortably, and tables and chairs can be rented.

Santa Margarita Ranch, Santa Margarita, CA

It’s appropriate that Santa Margarita Ranch is located in the heart of San Luis Obispo County when you’re looking for the perfect place for a wedding. Rustic in nature, you can have your ceremony under one of the large trees on the lawn, and then host the reception in the Asistencia barn, capable of holding up to 280 seated guests. You also have the use of the bridal cottage for the entire day to prepare and change as needed. Truly a magical place, Santa Margarita Ranch will make your special day even more special.

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The Vintage Rose, Orange, CA

Making the Vintage Rose in Orange, California, the destination for your wedding is one of the best choices because they take the stress out of planning and decorating and let you focus on what’s most important—each other. The staff is friendly and always ready to assist and provide suggestions for ways to make your day just the way you want it to be. Delicious food, a photo booth, and happy guests speak volumes and can’t be replaced by words. Definitely consider the Vintage Rose as your wedding destination.

Oak Canyon, Agoura Hills, CA

Oak Canyon in Agoura Hills, California, is where country meets elegant. It would be great to have any event here, but weddings are their specialty. With over 30 years of catering experience, your menu can be customized the way you want it, leaving no doubt that your guests will be as happy as you and your beloved. The large reception hall provides ample space for eating, dancing, and mingling with guests, and you will both have use of designated rooms to prepare and change clothes as needed. 

Historic Greystone Mansion & Gardens: The Doheny State, Beverly Hills, CA

This beautiful Tudor Revival mansion located in Beverly Hills, California, is an English dream come true and will provide a stunning location for your wedding. Greystone Mansion, built in 1928, was officially declared a public park in 1971 and placed on the National Registry of Historic Places a few years later. With expertly manicured lawns and walkways, the 18.3-acre property is truly a hidden gem. If you’re looking for a venue that has charm and elegance and that can accommodate up to 200 guests, then visit Greystone Mansion and talk to one of the specialists who can give you more details to make your wedding amazing.  

Gardener Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA

A sun-kissed location sounds like the perfect place for a wedding. Gardener Ranch, located in Carmel Valley, California, there are various spots around the property that lend themselves to the type of activity you want to include on your special day. You can have your ceremony in the Woodlands with lush greenery all around you, or under the stars by the pool. The reception can be held in the Clubhouse where you can dance the night away, then slip away to your private honeymoon cabin. Join your overnight guests for breakfast in the breakfast room for an amazing meal as a newly married couple. 

Mission Brewery, San Diego, CA

Originally established in 1913, it closed during the tumultuous Prohibition era, but reopened in 2007, under the expert hand of Dan Selis, who wanted to create a space, 25,000 square-feet to be exact, that combined an authentic historic look and feel with a unique atmosphere that’s perfect for a small, intimate gathering. If you’re looking for such a place to have your wedding, visit Mission Brewery in downtown San Diego and ask for more information.

Los Verdes Golf Course, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

You might not think about having a special event like a wedding at a golf course, but Los Verdes is no ordinary golf course. With stunning ocean views and green as far as you can see, you’ll also have an attentive staff who will work to make your day special and satisfying for you and your guests. Catalina Terrace leads to a magical place of rolling fairways and stunning views of Malibu and Catalina Islands where you’ll take your vows. Afterward, have your reception in the Vista Ballroom that can 300 guests and also provides amazing views. An event planner is available to help you with every detail of your wedding.

Hotel Laguna, Laguna Beach, CA

Historic and breathtaking, Hotel Laguna in the town of the same name offers a unique beachfront location for your wedding. What better place to say, “I do” to your special someone than in a small private setting with your family and close friends, listening the waves come to greet the happy couple. Or you can choose a garden wedding, surrounded by roses that make a romantic and fairy tale setting. Considered a boutique hotel, Hotel Laguna has 65 rooms and has staff on hand to help plan your event. 

Korakia Pensione, Palm Springs, CA

Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, California, has been called an “oasis in the dessert” and “One of the Sexiest Hotels in America” by Forbes Traveler and the New York Times, and it can provide a stunning location for your wedding. This romantic restored Moroccan and Mediterranean-style villa can accommodate up to 130 guests and handle your event from start to finish. Picture yourself walking down a candlelit walkway to your beloved and creating a memory that will last forever. You can’t get much better than this. 

Carneros Resort & Spa, Napa, CA

Sweeping vineyard views and charming countryside are just a few ways characteristics of Carneros Resort & Spa in Napa. If there's one thing we know for certain about your wedding here: There will be no shortage of out-of-this-world wine. 

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