Aliso Viejo Wedding Venue
31 Santa Barbara Drive
Aliso Viejo, California 92656
“The Place with Panoramic Views of the Saddleback Valley and a Gorgeous Golf Course” might be a more apt name for the Aliso Viejo Conference Center, peacefully perched above the valley and adjacent to the Aliso Viejo Country Club. Although its serene setting makes you feel like you’re far from the city, the center is easily accessible from the freeway and other main thoroughfares.
A standout facility in South Orange County, the Conference Center is as appealing for weddings as it is for corporate events. With the neighboring golf course as a backdrop, the outdoor ceremony stage is set. The Mediterranean-style buildings and well-tended fairways provide a neutral landscape that complements any color scheme and style of wedding, from casual to opulent.
Bookended by the Country Club and the Conference Center, the ceremony lawn can be set up two ways: In the first, guests face the center’s grand pillars, which serve as a readymade “arch,” formally framing the couple as they exchange vows. In the second, the setup is reversed and guests face the fairways. While the latter option doesn’t include a built-in arch, you may add one or let the natural beauty of the Saddleback Valley be your only decoration.
The pool fireside ceremony site is the center’s newest addition and is available during the offseason. With private views of the golf course and a stone fireplace as the backdrop, it offers the perfect ambiance for an evening wedding.
After the photographer has captured the couple’s post-ceremony smiles and husband-and-wife kisses, the celebration kicks off with the cocktail hour on the center’s spacious patio. From here, the view could not be more picturesque: As guests toast the newlyweds, they gaze out past manicured greens into the valley.
The patio connects to the ballroom, allowing a smooth transition to the reception. Natural light flowing in through multiple glass doors and windows gives the room its open, airy feeling. The vaulted, wood-beamed ceiling and ivory walls lend considerable warmth to the space. There’s plenty of room for dancing indoors, but on a balmy evening guests are more likely to head for the patio, where they can enjoy the starry night sky.
At the Conference Center, they’ve paid as much attention to the cuisine as they have to the facilities. Their culinary creations are one of the Center’s main attractions and bear no comparison to “wedding food.” Upscale yet relatable, tasty but not standoffish, the menu options include choices for the easiest-to-please and the pickiest palates.
Whether your event is simply elegant or elegantly simple, the center’s professional Private Events staff will give it the attention it deserves.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Fireside site holds 250 seated guests and the Arbor site seats 200.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Center accommodates 250 seated or 400 standing guests indoors and 150 seated or 250 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces seat 250 guests indoors.
A $2,000 deposit is required to reserve your date. 50% of the estimated total is due 3 months prior to the event, and the balance is due 14 days prior. Rental fees range $500–1,500 depending on the day and time of the event and the room rented. Meals range $30–65/person. Tax, alcohol and a 21% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: office phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: none
View: fairways; panorama of valley, hills and mountains
Other: coordination, AV equipment
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Year-round, daily, 7am–midnight.