We all know how hard it is to make decisions sometimes. Sometimes we just struggle to decide what to have for dinner. If we can’t even decide what our evening plans are, how on earth are we going to decide where we’d want to organize our one and only special day. That’s where we come in handy. Whether you reside in Southern California or you’re looking into this area as a wedding destination, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put a list of a few of our favorite wedding venues. We’ve even had the honor to help plan weddings in some of these venues so we definitely know what we’re talking about. Click on each venue title to get more information on them.

1. Lake Oak Meadows

Whether you’re looking for a rustic country vibe, a vintage chic ambiance, or a traditional ranch-style wedding, Lake Oak Meadows is the perfect place to bring your ideas to life. Their lakefront private ceremony and reception settings are encompassed by rich trees, magnificent fire, and water fountains, and shaded knolls with ancestral roses in the heart of their winemaking property. If you’re still not too convinced, schedule a private tour to get a better feel about their property

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2. The Colony House

With a rustic atmosphere influenced by Anaheim’s style architecture, the Colony house offers versatile spaces both indoor and outdoor. The overall venue can hold up to 500 people, but there are several unique rooms that may be altered and combined based on the size of your event and your taste preferences. The property consists of The Great Room, The Loft, The Patio, and The Backyard.  

Photo by: The Colony House

3. Taglyan Cultural Complex

If you love everything to be grand, formal, and dreamy you should definitely have a look at this venue. Just by walking past the main gate, everything seems unreal with its European-inspired decor. One thing that never fails to leave guests absolutely blown away is its 5,000 square foot stained glass ceiling. They also have an incredible garden with a Renaissance-inspired fountain surrounded by cypress.

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4. Malibu West Beach Club

Just imagine hearing the crashing waves and the cool breeze against your heart while you stand at the altar marrying the love of your life. Sounds like a dream right? Well with Malibu West Beach Club you can make that a reality. Not only can you get married with a gorgeous ocean view, but you can also even go to the beach later to take some of the most unforgettable photos as newlyweds.

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5. Eureka Building

Are you looking for something beautiful but affordable? You’ve come to the right place. With an endless amount of experience, the Eureka Building is a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for couples and guests to enjoy. They also have a hidden oasis Park Venue which completes.

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6. Avenue of The Arts

Exchange your vows among their Garden Retreat's tall, luscious trees. Step into the ballroom for an evening of wonderful dining and celebration, then toast to your promising future under the Californian skies. Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa offers the ideal backdrop for your dream wedding day, whether you choose their magnificent Grand Ballroom or their scenic Lakeside Lawn.

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7. Temecula Creek Inn

It’s always difficult to find the perfect place to get married. While nothing is ever completely perfect, Temecula Creek comes very near to it. Located between LA and San Diego, Temecula Creek offers 300 acres of exclusive space surrounded by mountain foothills. You have all the space you need to bring your visions to life.

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8. Calamigos Ranch

Calamigos Ranch is in a world of its own, with cascading waterfalls, flourishing vegetation, a charming rustic atmosphere, and hanging branches adorned with fairy lights. We know right, sounds like right out of a book. Well, it’s just as magical as it sounds. There are four breathtaking and romantic outdoor spaces to choose from for your special day, including The Birchwood Room, The Redwood Room, The Oak Room, and The Pavilion at the North Point.

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9. Ole Hanson Beach Club

Located in San Clemente, Ole Hanson has an absolutely spectacular ocean-front view. To make it even more romantic, Ole Hanson encompasses certain Spanish aspects such as its architecture which give the city the slogan of “Spanish Village by the Sea”. See? You don’t even have to go too far to get married in Spain now. Just head down to San Clemente.

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10. Surf and Sand

Located on the Laguna Beach beachfront, offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by immaculate sandy beaches. The Catalina Terrace, which can accommodate up to 180 people, offers an aesthetic sunset and maritime backdrop while you say "I do." Alternatively, you can exchange vows on the Ocean Terrace, which can accommodate up to 80 guests.

Photo by: Surf and Sand

Now, remember, these are just a few. There are THOUSANDS of other venues out there and when it comes to making a decision our #1 tip is to do your research. Yes there might be a venue that you stumble across and you think it’s perfect, but it’s always good to research others and compare offers and prices to make sure you get the most out of it. Have fun researching other venues and don’t forget to put a smile on your face. I know researching isn’t always too fun but researching your dream wedding is nothing like that ;).