Photographing weddings in Southern California means that at some point you will be shooting Hotel Weddings. It’s inevitable and after all, Hotel Weddings make for beautiful wedding photos. Three16 Photography specializes in taking wedding photos at hotels throughout Orange County, Los Angeles and surrounding areas of Southern California.
Every hotel you come across offers something unique. Some hold their ceremonies outdoors, some indoors or do they offer an option of either? The same could be said about the receptions. What unique features does the hotel offer? Do they have great views for your outdoor wedding like overlooking the ocean the way The Ritz-Carlton offers? Or perhaps they have such items on the premise as staircases, water fountains, beautiful foyer or green and floral grounds.
These are the kind of things you will want to know about so that your wedding photos are enhanced with a variety of features and beautiful backdrops for your ceremony and for your portrait photos with your spouse, wedding party and family.
In addition to The Ritz-Carlton, Orange County has several hotels to consider. Some of the locations include Avenue of the Arts Hotel, Surf & Sand Resort, the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Hotel Irvine, and the Hotel Fullerton.
Outside of Orange County, there are some other great hotel wedding venues that you might find to your liking, such as The Queen Mary, the Hotel Maya, The Portofino Hotel & Marina, Europa Village, Galway Downs, Ponte Winery and Temecula Creek Inn.
Advantages of a Hotel Wedding Venue
• The Beautiful Greenery and Trees at the Hotel
• Unique Hotel Features (architecture, staircases, water fountains, statues, foyers)
• Most Have Great Reception Areas and Awesome Food
• Everything is Structured and Planned Out for You
Disadvantages of a Hotel Wedding Venue
• If the Hotel isn’t Unique, it Could Be A Cold Looking Building
• Other Hotel Guests Can Get in the Background of Your Photos
• Some Hotels Have Tighter Restrictions as to What They Offer
• Some Hotels Lack Parking for Guests
It’s more of an oddity for a hotel to not offer great wedding venue packages. So, we recommend reviewing the photos on our website and then go to the locations and when considering a hotel wedding venue, find out all that they have to offer, walk around and think about the scenery and how that could affect your photography during the ceremony, the reception and as backdrops in your portrait photos.