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Welcome to Orange County, where dreams come true, and love is celebrated in style. If you’re planning a wedding and are in need of a wedding venue, then you’re in for a treat. The OC is home to an extensive list of exquisite wedding venues that will leave you breathless and in love with the possibilities that your big day will have. From stunning beachside locations to elegant ballrooms, there’s something to suit every couple’s taste and budget. So, let’s unveil the charm. Here are 10 Top Wedding Venues in Orange County.

So, if you’re ready to embark on a wedding planning journey filled with beauty and romance, let’s dive into the world of Orange County’s finest wedding venues. Your dream wedding awaits.


Coyote Hills Golf Course

Bride and Groom pose for photos in front of a beautiful stream at the Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton.

Having your wedding at the Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton makes for a very unique wedding venue. Its sprawling location is perfect for a large wedding that is able to accommodate over 250 guests. The golf course offers gorgeous views, making for priceless, romantic photo ops on your wedding day.

At Coyote Hills, you are allowed to choose between an outdoor or indoor wedding ceremony. So, get creative and customize your wedding to meet your taste. The golf course is truly breathtaking, with a forest-like feel to it, a gorgeous lake and a picturesque bridge, which makes for really great wedding photos as your backdrops will give your shots that pop that makes them stand out.

Unlike most golf course weddings, you are not allowed onto the golf course itself, so you won’t get that “golf course” feel to it. There is plenty of parking and access for your guests, the staff here is truly amazing, and your overall experience is, well, perfection!

A Coyote Hills Golf Course wedding makes for a great choice.

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Marbella Country Club

Bride and Groom face each other and hold hands while taking their vows on the green grass of the Marbella Country Club wedding venue in San Juan Capistrano.

The Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano is a spectacular location to have as your wedding venue. They allow you to choose between either an outdoor or an indoor wedding. The ballroom has the capacity to hold up to 250 guests and is 3,500 square feet. If you choose to take your celebration outdoors, one option is to have your ceremony on the expansive golf course.

A Marbella Country Club wedding takes on the look and feel of the Mediterranean lifestyle, which makes for great backdrops for your ceremony and your wedding photography as well, and because of that, as photographers, we love the amazing photo opportunities offered at this venue. In addition, we love the architecture of the main building, and maybe more so as you drive up. There is a beautiful water fountain in the front courtyard, and perhaps our favorite part is the balcony that overlooks the golf course itself.

Your guests will love the overall look and feel as they arrive taking them out of the “country” feel and right into an estate.

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Richard Nixon Library

Bride and Groom cuddle up for night photos in front of the reflecting pool at The Richard Nixon Library wedding venue in Yorba Linda.

Have you ever thought of holding your wedding at the Richard Nixon Library? Located in the beautiful city of  Yorba Linda, the Richard Nixon Library is not only a historical museum but a one-of-a-kind wedding venue that blends elegance, tranquility and rustic, along with a rich history to establish the perfect setting for your wedding day.

Perfect for both ceremonies and receptions, the Richard Nixon Foundation is host to this venue and is home to the most beautiful garden called, “First Lady’s Rose Garden.” It’s perfect to create a wonderful setting for your nuptials. The expansive lawn can accommodate up to 400 guests. So, this location is ideal for any large, lavish event or even a small, private affair. Along with the rose garden, they have an extended reflecting pool with large pepper trees that make a gorgeous ceremony backdrop.

In addition, this location offers some really nice features that serve as backdrops to your wedding photos that you won’t get anywhere else. Backdrops such as the house where President Nixon was born and raised, the Army One helicopter that flew five presidents including Nixon’s farewell flight from the White House, the reception hall is a replica of the East Room at the White House, and many other amazing spots on the grounds.

With such history and elegance, a Richard Nixon Library wedding is a perfect venue as it is serene, and with a tranquil feeling that you and your guests would love.

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Alta Vista Country Club

Outside the Alta Vista Country Club wedding venue in Placentia as the sun begins to set.

If lush greenery and beautiful skies are in order for your outdoor wedding, then the Alta Vista Country Club in Placentia might just be exactly what you are looking for. This wedding venue has a wide array of beautiful backdrops that will truly highlight the ambiance of your ceremony and reception and will allow your wedding photos to really pop! For your outdoor wedding, their traditional white gazebo is one of the more beautiful gazebos around.

You have some options for your reception depending on your guest list. For a very close and intimate gathering, the Vista Room can hold up to 20 guests, while the Master’s Room can hold 40. If you combine the Vista and Master Rooms together, they can house up to 65 people. For larger-sized weddings, the Ballroom can handle up to 300 of your closest friends and family members. However, if you are going to include a dance floor, then the maximum of guests is reduced to 250.

With floor-to-ceiling windows, you will have a spectacular panoramic view of the ceremony site, including the gazebo and the golf course. The Alta Vista Country Club offers easy access for your guests and is a well-priced venue for your wedding.

Simply put, the Alta Vista Country Club is a nice wholesome venue.

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The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort

Bride and Groom take their vows during their Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort wedding venue in Huntington Beach as wedding party and guests look on.

This beachfront location brings you as close to the waves as you can truly get without getting you and your guests wet. This is great for the big beach wedding ceremony that you want as it includes breathtaking views of the ocean, which make for the most amazing backdrops for your post-ceremony wedding photos. But if you were looking for a smaller, more intimate setting and still have the view of the beach, The Terrace is the place for you. This area is an outdoor elevated space that gives the view of the ocean and the elegance of a beach wedding without having to walk in the sand. And just to top it all off, the food for your reception is one of the best you’ll find.

If a beach wedding is what you desire, then The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort is the ideal beach wedding venue in Orange County.

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Rancho Las Lomas

Father of the Bride joins his daughter to the Groom at the alter in a Rancho Las Lomas wedding venue in Silverado.

A Rancho Las Lomas wedding is located in Silverado and is the perfect wedding location for those of you looking for that rustic, yet elegant setting. Considered by many as Southern California’s most striking private resort and zoological garden, it creates a unique wedding experience and reception. It also brings the charms of early California, where guests can take enchanted strolls through the grounds of orange blossoms and cobblestones.

El Teatro is an open-aired theater hidden under ancient oak and sycamore trees. It contains a marble ceremonial stage and is spectacular with its white stucco, blue and white hand-painted tiles, and murals from Portugal alongside a botanical garden. Casa Bella, on the other hand, is where the story of Rancho Las Lomas begins. With spacious patios, a lush lawn and green apple trees, this area is a true delight.

La Terraza establishes a large open space encompassed by California Oak and native cacti. The grand wooden staircase leading to this area can perfectly serve as a lovely backdrop for your wedding photos.

This ideal wedding venue sits on a 32-acre Spanish-style private residence that reveals arrays of orange groves, ornamental birdcages, gardens and hacienda-style buildings.

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To contact Rancho Las Lomas, visit


Anaheim Hills Golf Course

Groom dips his Bride and smiles on the golf course at the Anaheim Hills Golf Course wedding venue in Anaheim Hills.

If you’re searching for an unforgettable venue for your wedding that offers breathtaking views, we would recommend the Anaheim Hills Golf Course. A stunning venue that boasts panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lush greenery, making it the perfect backdrop for your special day, as well as making for great backdrops for your wedding photos.

If you want some true beauty for your ceremony and reception, be sure to hold your event around the evening. The sunset on the Anaheim Hills Golf Course is like no other location. However, it’s not just the views that make this venue a great choice for weddings and your wedding photos. They have exceptional service and attention to detail that will ensure your special day will be flawless. The venue has the charm of a Spanish Mediterranean-style oasis and offers a variety of unique spaces from which to choose from, the Sycamore Ballroom, the Oak Room or the options of the East, North or West Terraces.

Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, Anaheim Hills Golf Course has everything you need to create wonderful memories and an unforgettable wedding experience and you truly get the best value for your investment.

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The Red Horse Barn

Groom whispers into his smiling Bride's ear in front of a horse in a stable at The Red Horse Barn wedding venue in Huntington Beach.

The Red Horse Barn, which is home to 10 horses and the surrounding land, offers fun and unique photo opportunities, especially if you like horses. The landscaping is well-kept and includes a charming gazebo flanked by fountains and a garden, which would make for a picture-perfect backdrop as you say your vows, as well as for the rest of your wedding photos.

Huntington Beach may be famously known as “Surf City”, but just down the road, this “Surf City” becomes the country.

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To contact The Red Horse Barn, visit


Franciscan Gardens

Bride and Groom hold hands and smile at each other after the ceremony in front of the alter at the Franciscan Gardens wedding venue in San Juan Capistrano.

Go beyond those amazing wooden gates and you will experience the theme of the city that is designed with a Spanish and Old California type of décor, along with a more modern feel to it too, which will really make your wedding photos stand out. In addition, there is plenty of greenery and the red brick walls will give your day that very special rustic look to it.

One of the things we love about this venue, and we think you will too, is that it is unique and hidden in the middle of a great city.

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To contact Franciscan Gardens, visit


Los Coyotes Country Club

Bride and Groom share an intimate kiss in front of Los Coyotes Country Club wedding venue in Buena Park at night with the dim lights in the background.

The Cypress Palm Room is designed to be a smaller, more intimate setting. The room’s furnishings are that of a Spanish-Mediterranean style. As you enter through the French doors, you will enter a private veranda with the beauty of the lake in your view. The Grand Ballroom offers amazing views of the golf course through its floor-to-ceiling windows, recessed lighting and beautiful Mediterranean-style furnishings.

Stepping out from the indoor part of The Grand Ballroom you will find yourself on the Grand Ballroom’s Terrace. On the terrace, you will have a unique viewpoint of the Lakeside Ceremony site and of the golf course. The Lakeside location, which offers you either a bronze arch or two decorative wrought iron posts, brings nothing but beauty to your ceremony.

You’ll appreciate this Los Coyotes Country Club wedding venue, as well as all the awesome backdrops that will not only enhance the ambiance of your ceremony but really make your wedding photos stand out.

Their staff will give you their highly rated signature personalized service, which makes the Los Coyotes Country Club one of our favorite locations.

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To contact Los Coyotes Country Club, visit


Conclusion: Finding Your Dream Wedding Venue in Orange County

As you explore the myriads of wedding venues in Orange County, remember that the perfect setting for your special day is out there waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re drawn to the coastal allure of beach venues, the rustic charm of barn settings, or the elegance of luxurious estates, Orange County offers a diverse array of options to suit every couple’s style and budget.

Your dream wedding venue is a reflection of your unique bond and the beginning of a new chapter in your lives together. With careful planning, creativity, and a touch of inspiration, you’ll discover a venue that captures the essence of your love and creates unforgettable memories for you and your guests. On behalf of the team at Three16 Photography, cheers to finding your dream wedding venue in Orange County and to a lifetime of love and happiness ahead.


10 Top Wedding Venues in Orange County, CA

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017


Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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