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beach wedding venues

If you live in Southern California, then you already know we have the best beaches anywhere. But how many of you get the opportunity to work at the beach on occasion? Not many. We are fortunate that many of our clients have their weddings along the coast at several Orange and Los Angeles County beaches and venues. One of the reasons we love shooting weddings at the beach is all the amazing settings you can come across. Three16 Photography loves beach wedding venues and photographing weddings along the beautiful coast of Orange County, Los Angeles and surrounding areas of Southern California.

Shooting wedding photos at the various beach venues allows us to take a wide variety of photos. With the many types of backdrops in your background and items that can be incorporated into your shots, the skies the limit as to the beauty of your photos. Some of the bigger highlights at the beach would include some really awesome rock formations, tide pools or even under the piers. Of course, these shots would depend on where your wedding venue is located.

Keep in mind, all venues have their pros and their cons, but if you opt for a beach wedding venue, whether they are literally on the beach or within walking distance, it should be fantastic! Here are just a few venues in Orange County that we have had the pleasure of photographing at. Surf and Sand Resort, Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, The Ritz-Carlton Laguna, Huntington Bay Club, Dana Point Yacht Club, as well as at Salt Creek Beach.

In Los Angeles County, we recommend the Hotel Maya, The Queen Mary, The Portofino Hotel & Marina, The Reef Long Beach and a unique experience, that Gondola Gateway.

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Advantages of a Beach Venue
  • Beautiful Backdrops
  • Awesome Rock Formations
  • Amazing Sunsets Depending of the Time of Day Your Wedding
  • The Atmosphere

Disadvantages of a Beach Venue
  • For Some Beach Venues, the Crowds in the Background
  • Could Be a More Costly
  • Limited Space and Parking for your Guests and Vendors
  • The Weather Can Work Against You

advantages  & disadvantages of a beach wedding venue:

More often than naught, beach wedding venue are simply stunning locations to have your wedding. And if you are from Southern California, why wouldn’t you want to incorporate the beach with your special big day? After all, that’s what we’re known for.


Surf and Sand Resort

laguna beach, CA

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort

Huntington beach, CA

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna

dana point, CA

Huntington Bay Club

huntington beach, CA

Dana Point Yacht Club 

dana point, CA

Salt Creek Beach

dana point, CA

Crystal Cove Beach Wedding

newport beach, CA

Pasea Hotel 

huntington beach, CA

The Queen Mary

long beach, CA

Historic Cottage

San Clemente, CA

Ocean Institute

Dana Point, CA

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

newport beach, CA

casa romantica

San Clemente, CA

heritage park dana point

Dana Point, CA

the inn at laguna beach

laguna beach. CA

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