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restaurant wedding venues

Living in Southern California we have become accustomed to the food scene and have been spoiled with some really amazing food and restaurants. It’s no wonder why restaurants began to serve as wedding venues and are becoming more and more popular. It’s the food and hospitality! Three16 Photography loves taking restaurant wedding photography at the many restaurant wedding venues located throughout Orange County, Los Angeles and surrounding areas of Southern California.

Shooting wedding photos at various restaurant wedding venues throughout Southern California allows us to take a wide variety of photos with many types of different looking backdrops in your background of your shots. And because each restaurant is different, the backdrops will offer different type of décor that you won’t get anywhere else.

Of course, all venues, whether they are restaurants or not, have their pros and their cons, but if you opt for a restaurant wedding venue, it should be really fantastic!

Although there are many great restaurants in Orange County that you could have your wedding and/or reception at, but here are just a few venues in Orange County that we have had the pleasure of photographing at that we think you will enjoy as well. You have the Summit House Restaurant, the Five Crowns, the Orange County Mining Company, The Hacienda and the Settebello Pizzeria in Pasadena.

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Advantages of a Restaurant Wedding Venue

  • Unique Backdrops
  • A Very Well-Organized Staff/Great Service
  • Typically, the Ample Parking
  • The Food!!

Disadvantages of a Restaurant Wedding Venue
  • Other Guests Eating at the Restaurant
  • Spacing Can Be an Issue
  • May Not Be the Fairytale Wedding Venue You Dreamt About as a Kid
  • Depending on Location, Parking May Be Tight

advantages  & disadvantages of a RESTAURANT wedding venue:

More than likely, unless a restaurant wedding venue offers a banquet-sized room, they may not have the openness as many other wedding venues, but what they do bring is intimacy, great service and oh that food!


Summit House Restaurant

fullerton, CA

Five Crowns

corona del mar, CA

Orange County Mining Company

santa ana, CA

The Hacienda

santa ana, CA

Settebello Pizzeria 

pasadena, CA

El Adobe de Capistrano Wedding


Villa Del Sol

Fullerton, CA

Turnip Rose Promenade

Costa Mesa, CA

Inn of the Seventh Ray

Topanga, CA

Casa Bella Center

anaheim, CA

Brandview Ballroom

glendale, CA

Ponte Winery

Temecula, CA

Glen Arden Club

Glendale, CA

The Reef Long Beach Wedding

Long beach, CA


pasadena, CA

diamond seafood palace 3

westminster, CA

The grand

long beach, CA

orange hill restaurant

orange, CA

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