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Top 12 Best Orange County Wedding Venues

 

Unveiling the Top 12 Orange County Wedding Venues for Your Dream Day

Plan your dream wedding with the top 12 best venues in Orange County, California! Explore breathtaking historic locations, amazing ocean views, luxurious resorts, romantic ceremonies and stunning receptions.


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Hi there, welcome to our blog! We are Paper Birch Collective, your friendly neighborhood team of award-winning photographers and videographers. Our team is based in beautiful Orange County and we are lucky to have captured countless of beautiful wedding memories. Today, we will share twelve of our favorite wedding venues in our beloved hometown, Orange County, California. And of course, we will also be sharing some of our all time favorite photos from a few weddings!


Choosing the perfect location for your special day can be one of the most memorable decisions in you and your partner's life. As you enter this next chapter of your life, you are not just planning one moment, but a lifetime of unforgettable memories! Here's twelve of the BEST wedding venues in Orange County (in no particular order).



1 of 12 | The French Estate

📍 248 S Batavia St, Orange, CA 92868


The French Estate is a historic location known for its hospitality and celebrations since 1892. This affordable Orange County wedding venue is full of authentic vintage charm, love, and beauty. We love how you can feel the warm ambience and joy as soon as you enter the location. The aged fixtures and Victorian decor creates a vintage feel with charming character that makes it feel intimate and inviting; not to mention, perfect for stunning portraits. Plus, you will have the entire location to yourself for your wedding ceremony and reception.


Summary

  • Venue type | A Historic Venue

  • Ceremony & Reception | Outdoors

  • One of the most affordable wedding venues in the OC area

  • Your event is the exclusive booking on your wedding day

  • Wheel-chair-accessible ceremony and reception areas

  • Feels warm, relaxed, intimate, and elegant




2 of 12 | Occasions at Laguna Village


Situated on Laguna Beach’s coastline, Occasions at Laguna Village has some of the most breathtaking ocean views in SoCal. The stunning setting here is quite dreamlike with dreamy oceanfront views and scenic hillside gardens. The oceanfront wedding terrace has one of the most incredible views on the California Coastline! To complement their world-class views, they also offer quality planning services and delicious gourmet food. You and your partner will definitely create unforgettable memories of at this magical waterfront venue. There is no doubt that Occasions at Laguna Village is the perfect venue to say your "I do's". If you're a sunset lover just like us, you will also love how the beach is only a short walk away for a romantic wedding day photoshoot!


Summary

  • Venue type | Waterfront venue

  • Ceremony | Garden or Indoor

  • Reception | Grand hall

  • Walking distance to the beach, downtown, hotels

  • Spanish-style architecture

  • Oceanside ambience with beach views

  • Professional planning & gourmet cuisine offered

  • Feels tropical & like a getaway destination (even for local couples!)



Marissa + Angelo's Oceanfront Wedding at Occasions at Laguna Village

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Julia + Steven's Summer Wedding at Occasions in Laguna Beach

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3 of 12 | San Clemente Shore by Wedgewood Weddings


San Clemente Shore by Wedgewood Weddings is a fabulous beach-side venue in Orange County. With incredible coastal views, gorgeous greenery, a beautiful reception ballroom, and much more, this SoCal sanctuary is the perfect place to say you "I do's"! Since it is a close walk to the beach and the downtown area, couples love how they can capture romantic sunset photos on the beach after their ceremony and before they party the night away. This lovely country club venue can be a dream come true for both couples seeking a destination wedding and even local romantics (can commute from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Riverside Counties).


Imagine exchanging your vows with the California sea breeze, then taking romantic portraits on the beach at sunset while your loved ones have cocktail hour. The scenic views, open air ceremony, and charming Spanish style architecture certainly make for an unforgettable wedding. Do you want to read more about a wedding we have captured at San Clemente Shore by Wedgewood Weddings? Check out this blog.


Summary

  • Venue type | Scenic country club

  • Ceremony | Garden or Indoor

  • Reception | Grand hall

  • Walking distance to the beach, downtown, hotels

  • Spanish-style architecture

  • Oceanside ambience

  • Beautiful peek-a-boo coastal views

  • Feels romantic & laid-back



Kirsten + Diego's Beach-side Wedding in San Clemente

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4 of 12 | Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach

 📍1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, California 92651


For the dreamiest California beach wedding, Surf & Sand Resort, an award-winning oceanfront icon of Laguna Beach, is the perfect location. Imagine exchanging your heartfelt vows surrounded by ocean views and with the sound of waves crashing along the shores... Whether you want a grand or intimate celebration, your big day here will be a dream come true with its great variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. With your romantic ceremony to reception fun under the starry sky, Surf & Sand is full of epic romance and elegance. We also hove how luxurious, relaxing, and magical this oceanfront escape is. From your rehearsal dinner to your ceremony, reception, and everything in between, Surf & Sand Resort is ready to make your most special day of your life even more amazing!


Summary

  • Venue type | Beachfront Resort

  • Ceremony & Reception | Ocean Terrace or Ballroom

  • Walking distance to the beach, downtown, hotels

  • Inspired by a Mediterranean village

  • Panoramic ocean views

  • Glowing natural lighting

  • Custom-chef inspired menus

  • Feels like luxury & leisure



A Luxury Beachfront Surprise Proposal at Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach with The Charming Picnic

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5 of 12 | Coyotes Hills Golf Course

📍 1440 E. Bastanchury Rd. Fullerton, CA 92835


Loved for its romantic, whimsical and breathtaking garden vibes, Coyotes Hills Golf Course in Fullerton is one of the most beautiful spots to celebrate in Orange County. With a great variety of wedding ceremony and reception packages, as well as yummy menu items, and an amazing team of event specialists, you can expect an unforgettable celebration. Whether you want to say your vows in the fresh air of the morning or with sunset in the lush grounds, Coyote Hills Golf Course is an elegant setting for your big day. We love the stunning rushing waterfall underneath their grand pergola surrounded by gorgeous greenery. They also have luxurious banquet halls with stunning views of the property.


Summary

  • Venue type | Award-Winning Golf Course

  • Ceremony | Grand Pergola

  • Reception | The Vista Falls Room

  • Rich greenery, olive trees, and jasmine

  • Ambient waterfall ceremony backdrop

  • Experienced team of catering and event specialists

  • Panoramic views of Orange County & Los Angeles

  • Feels like a whimsical garden & romantic



Fun with Film Photography for the Wedding of Andrew & Sara at Coyotes Hills Golf Course

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6 of 12 | AV


AV Irvine is one of Orange County’s most unique and state-of-the-art spots to get married. This spacious and fully customizable event space makes it the ultimate wedding venue to bring your visions to life. Whatever your style is, the modern and sleekness of the venue is the perfect versatile canvas for creating the wedding of your dreams. We love the state of the art lighting, sound, and video equipment along with fun display add-ons, such as confetti blasters (such a fun way to make a newly wed grand entrance). At AV, you will be able to celebrate a memorable wedding day like no other!


Summary

  • Venue type | 25,000 square feet Contemporary venue

  • Ceremony & Reception | Customizable space

  • Cutting edge audiovisual system

  • Built-in 30-foot LED wall

  • Onsite production team & award-winning in-house caterer

  • Fun elements like a confetti blaster

  • Feels unique, state-of-the-art, & grand




7 of 12 | Rancho Las Lomas

📍 19191 Lawrence Canyon Silverado, CA, 92676


Tucked in the foothills of Orange County, Rancho Las Lomas is a lovely location for your wedding with one of Southern California’s most spectacular botanical gardens. The peaceful and private scenery makes it a truly magical spot to get married. The white stucco, hand painted tiles, stained glass windows, murals from Portugal and stunning botanical gardens set the mood for an unforgettable celebration and make for beautiful portraits. This charming private estate also has a 3 spectacular areas for your ceremony and reception.


Summary

  • Venue type | Private estate

  • Ceremony & Reception | El Teatro; La Terraza; Grand Salon

  • Rustic & natural space

  • Breathtaking architecture

  • Filled with natural landscape

  • Known for its authentic Portuguese styling

  • Feels enchanting, peaceful & private



A Lovely Botanical Garden Wedding at Rancho Las Lomas

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8 of 12 | Casino San Clemente

📍 140 West Avenida Pico San Clemente, CA 92672


Located in San Clemente, California, Casino San Clemente is a seaside landmark that has hosted celebrations for over 85 years. This small "Spanish Village by the Sea" is rich in local history and features 4 unique spaces, perfect for accommodating both intimate and grand celebrations. You and your partner can enjoy the view of the ocean from the patio and even take a quick walk down to the beach for a romantic golden hour wedding photoshoot. The Spanish-inspired white walls, old brick, and cast-iron chandeliers create the perfect mood and stunning backdrop for your photos. Have the wedding of your dreams here!


Summary

  • Venue type | Seaside Landmark

  • Ceremony & Reception | 4 unique spaces

  • Ocean views from the Patio of Stars

  • A walk away from the beach

  • Features rose & succulent gardens, and iconic architecture

  • Curfew is 1:00 AM

  • Feels like a romantic seaside escape




9 of 12 | Venue by 3 Petals

📍 18582 Beach Blvd # 7, Huntington Beach, CA 92648


The Venue by Three Petals is the perfect canvas for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. This customizable and versatile space is located in the heart of Huntington Beach, California. There is an indoor and outdoor space, both a modern theme to allow for any style or theme. We love how the fresh interior makes florals, greenery, and decor pop.


Summary

  • Venue type | Full-service event space

  • Ceremony & Reception | Indoor & Outdoor

  • A blank canvas for customizing to your vision

  • Full HD 12x6 ft video wall, 15 LED lights

  • 2 AM Entertainment License

  • Experienced staff & talented design teams

  • Feels unique & fresh



Just Another Fairy-tale Wedding at Venue by 3 Petals

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10 of 12 | Los Coyotes Country Club

📍 8888 Los Coyotes Dr, Buena Park, CA 90621


Nestled in the lush rolling hills of Buena Park, Los Coyotes Country Club offers outstanding amenities and superb hospitality for your wedding celebration. With a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to suit your needs, Los Coyotes Country Club is the perfect location for romantic ceremonies and receptions.



Summary

  • Venue type | Country Club

  • Ceremony & Reception | The Cypress Palm Room; Grand Ballroom Terrace & Lake View Ceremony Site; The Grand Ballroom

  • Signature personalized service

  • Feels superb & romantic



The Enchanting Wedding of Brian & Jennifer at Los Coyotes Country Club

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11 of 12 | The Villa

📍 15081 Beach Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683


This Spanish-Mediterranean inspired venue is a beautiful hidden gem in Orange County, Westminster, California. This venue has some of the most stunning indoor and outdoor settings, making it a gorgeous spot for your wedding. The Villa at Lifetime Weddings & Events is the perfect blend of classic and modern with its warm home feeling and incredible settings of lush gardens, fountains, and beautiful decor. This charming spot is also loved for its cozy feel, timeless designs, and vintage decor.


Summary

  • Venue type | Spanish-Mediterranean inspired venue

  • Indoor & outdoor settings

  • Cozy ambience

  • Beautiful decor

  • Feels warm, natural, & romantic



From a Vietnamese Tea Ceremony to a Wedding Reception at The Villa in Westminster, Orange County

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12 of 12 | Disneyland

📍 Anaheim, CA 92802


If you dream of a royal wedding, then you must check out Disneyland! Have your classic fairy tale wedding and happily ever after at one of Disneyland's many wonderful venues. Inspired by the wedding of Brittany and Nathan, you can have your ceremony was at the Rose Court Garden and then your reception was at the Grand Californian Hotel. Imagine getting married feeling like a Disney king and queen...how enchanting!


Summary

  • Venue type | Amusement Park Hotel

  • Great variety of indoor & outdoor settings

  • Beautiful decor

  • Feels royal, magical, & enchanting



Disneyland Resort & Grand Californian Hotel Wedding - Brittany & Nathan

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Thanks for Reading 🤍

Thank you for checking out our blog! We really hope this Must-Have Wedding Photo Guide is helpful and we hope you have the Wedding of your dreams that you and your partner deserve! Always remember, your Wedding is a celebration of your unique love, laughter, and shared moments. Cherish each second and just let us capture the magic of your once in a lifetime memories. So, here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after!


For even more Wedding inspiration and advice, we love these awesome resources:

✨ Martha Weddings | https://www.marthastewart.com/

✨ Style Me Pretty | https://www.stylemepretty.com/

✨ Wedding Wire | https://www.weddingwire.com/



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We are lucky to have captured so many special Wedding memories, from getting ready, to first looks, to ceremonies, and reception parties. To make your wedding planning easy, we offer a couple simple packages. Our packages come with unlimited photos during your event with no upcharge for any delivered images. All our images will be edited to reflect how your big day truly felt. Each package can be customized to your liking including more hours or a second shooter. If you are looking for an elopement package, we have that too! For any specific questions or requests, feel free to reach out and contact us and we will get back to you as soon as humanly possible! Let’s make some memories!


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