Costa Mesa Wedding Venue
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, California 92626
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If all the world is a theater, then why not have your wedding on one of its most beautiful stages? The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, located in the heart of the Costa Mesa theater and arts district (and just a short drive from miles of pristine beaches), is a spectacular complex anchored by two magnificent theater buildings joined by an expansive plaza. Collectively, the center offers a multitude of superb options, not just for ceremonies and receptions, but for engagement or rehearsal dinners, as well as any other private events you can think of.
The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall—perhaps the center’s most recognized building—is an architectural masterpiece with its 300-foot-long undulating glass façade and soaring lobby, complete with polished granite floor and circular staircase. Brides can truly make a showstopping entrance here, as they descend the stairs beneath a stunning chandelier made of 300 individual pendants tipped with Baccarat crystal globes. Adjustable LED lighting enables you to set the mood to match your theme or décor.
For a more intimate ceremony and reception, reserve the Samueli Theater, which has its own separate entrance. Its elegant two-story lobby conveys a sense of drama to arriving guests, while the theater itself presents a warm, neutral interior with a hardwood floor that lets you stage your event in a variety of ways. Here, too, special lighting effects can enhance the look and feel you want to achieve.
Also within the concert hall, Leatherby’s Café Rouge is a sleek setting for a sophisticated reception or rehearsal dinner. At this restaurant, which has been rated “excellent” by the Los Angeles Times, guests will enjoy the impeccable services of Patina Catering, the exclusive caterer for all the event sites at the center. Patina Catering offers the signature cuisine of its founder Joachim Splichal, hailed as a “legendary chef” by Bon Appetit and included among the nation’s “Top 50 Culinarians” by Nation’s Restaurant News.
Throughout the center there are numerous additional outdoor spaces and smaller venues to consider, including various terraces, lobbies and the grand plaza, which can be tented or sectioned off for privacy. Wherever you choose to hold your special occasion in this striking cultural enclave, you’re sure to hit a high note. And long after the curtain closes on your class act, you can celebrate many anniversaries at what has been called “a beautiful beacon for the arts” in Orange County.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 300 seated guests indoors and 1,000 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site can accommodate 300 seated or 400 standing guests indoors, and 1,000 seated or 2,500 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds 300 seated guests.
50% of the total event cost is required to reserve your date. A portion is due 90 days before the event. The balance is due 7 days prior to the event. Center rental fees range $500–6,500 depending on the time of the event and the space rented. Meals range $50–100/person. Tax, alcohol, staffing fees, rental equipment and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided by Patina Catering, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: CBA
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: CBA
Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: garage nearby, valet available
Accommodations: no guestrooms
Telephone: pay phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: landscaped grounds
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Community Center/Civic Bldg
Alcohol: provided, or BYO with corkage fee
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Other: day-of wedding coordinator required
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Alternate Info: Orange County Performing Arts Center Segerstrom Performing Arts Center