Once you decide where you want to get married, there\’s another major decision to be made: where exactly you want to say your \”I do\’s.\” If you know that you and your partner definitely want a Southern California soirée, the next step is narrowing down the seemingly endless breathtaking options for wedding venues in Orange County. From oceanfront celebrations in Newport Beach to an all-inclusive special event worthy of royalty or a Mediterranean-inspired reception in Costa Mesa, where do you begin? 

We\’ve researched Orange County\’s most noteworthy spots for wedding ceremonies and receptions — from Huntington Beach to San Clemente — and rounded up 14 of our favorite options. From beach weddings with incredible ocean views in Corona Del Mar to rose garden and clubhouse affairs across Irvine and Buena Park, check out these spectacular Orange County wedding venues for your special day. 

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection

Located in the historic downtown of San Juan Capistrano, this hotel wedding venue in Orange County offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for both rehearsal dinners as well as big days. From the on-site spa and pool to 125 rooms and seven luxury suites, there\’s plenty for your guests to enjoy before an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony. Then invite them to an indoor wedding reception in a Spanish-inspired ballroom that can accommodate 180 guests. 

VIP Mansion

If you\’re searching for a wedding venue in Dana Point with breathtaking views, look no further than private estate (and Couples\’ Choice Award winner!) with Pacific Ocean views. Worthy of any fairytale, this event venue has a sophisticated ambiance with grand palm trees, custom bridge, and five waterfalls. Whether you\’re planning a grand wedding for 350 or an intimate affair for 25, this luxe Orange County wedding venue is both flexible and private. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel 

Welcome to an oceanfront paradise for couples looking for a luxe beach wedding in Dana Point. This refined beach resort location has a maximum capacity of 550 and nine different event spaces to choose from. After exchanging vows during a beach front ceremony, complete with jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean, newlyweds can dance under the stars in a lawn reception or head into the ballroom for a memorable affair.

The Hacienda 

The Hacienda brings both historic charm as well as Spanish-style ambiance to Orange County. Located in Santa Ana, this vintage estate dates back to 1901 and has a garden chapel area complete with fountain and trees dripping with string lights. Interior highlights include a two-story fireplace, grand staircase, and palatial ballroom.


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