Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 West Harvard Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Contact: Special Events Department
Phone: 714/540-0404 x223
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Why We Like This Place
The heart of this museum is the old H. Clay Kellogg House, a lovingly restored 1898 Victorian that sits amid ten acres of historic gardens and turn-of-the-century buildings. Created to preserve Orange County’s cultural heritage, the museum takes you back to the early 1900s: While you’re walking along its jasmine-covered walkways, or through its orange groves and rose garden, you’ll think you’ve stepped back in time onto a country estate. The great thing about weddings here is that all the local businesses close for the weekend, and you can have a rock ‘n’ roll band without disturbing a soul.
The Heritage Museum of Orange County has recreated a gracious past, and weddings are often inspired by the setting’s peaceful Victorian ambiance. Although you can’t host your wedding inside, a stroll around the Kellogg House—outfitted with the utmost in Victoriana—is enough to set the mood. The spacious lawns lend themselves to a number of possibilities for parties and receptions, and the gazebo is popular for ceremonies.
The flexible and experienced Heritage Museum staff are happy to accommodate your special needs in every way they can. All proceeds from weddings and receptions go to support the museum’s nonprofit programs, which provide “hands-on” historical enrichment for visitors. The day we were there we saw busloads of happy, excited school kids learning about harvesting oranges and churning butter, and having a ball dressing up in period clothes. Not only is the Heritage Museum a lovely place to host your wedding, you’ll have the satisfaction of benefiting a wonderful cultural resource.
Max. Seated Indoors: 0
Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
Max. Seated Indoors: 150
Max. Seated Outdoors: 400
Max. Standing Indoors: 200
Max. Standing Outdoors: 600
|Max. Seated: 300|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Gazebo Lawn and the front of the Kellogg House hold a maximum of 300 guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Rose Garden Lawn holds 400 seated guests or 600 standing, a shade pavilion holds 150 seated.
MEETING CAPACITY: The shaded pavilion holds 150 seated conference-style or 300 theater-style. Meeting room seats 20 conference-style or 40 theater-style. Audio/Visual equipment is not provided by the museum, but can be arranged at an extra charge with advanced notice.
Fees & Deposits
A nonrefundable $1,500 deposit (museum membership) is required to reserve your date; the estimated event total is due 90 days prior to the event. The museum membership may be tax deductible; please check with your accountant. Rental fees start at $1,400 and vary according to the season and the day of the week. In addition, there is a refundable $1,500 cleaning and damage deposit. Meals (provided exclusively by Country Garden Caterers) start at $39/person and include choice of 2 hors d’oeuvres, one entrée, accompaniments and salads, choice of any color linens and napkins, china, silverware, glassware, tables and chairs, uniformed servers, coffee station and soft drinks. Tax, alcohol and service charge are additional.
February–November; Friday and Saturday, 5pm–11pm; Sunday, 4pm–10pm.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided by Country Garden Caterers
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Site ViewsForest/Wooded Area
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided and served by Country Garden Caterers, no BYO
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