Temecula Wedding Venue
36101 Glen Oaks Road
Temecula, California 92592
In the heart of Temecula wine country is a private ten-acre estate, where rose bushes scent the air and a wonderful variety of trees form shady groves around a serene lake, known for its spectacular nighttime display: “Fountains of Fire and Water.”
While this serene, almost Eden-like oasis is terrific for concerts, retreats and reunions, it’s utterly romantic for weddings. Couples recite their vows under a flower-adorned arch on a grassy peninsula that juts out into the lake. Ornate lamps and fragrant roses edge the ceremony space, and stately pepper trees form a sheltering backdrop. Just across the lake, a picturesque waterfall cascades down large rocks.
Guests enjoy post-ceremony cocktails under a shady arbor and on the adjoining lawn. A dramatic fireplace at one end of the lawn has a broad stone patio that also doubles as a dance floor. Strings of twinkle lights dangle from the arbor and wrap around the trees, and the optional addition of delicate Japanese lanterns enhances the romantic atmosphere. At night, the illumination elicits many “oohs” and “ahhs,” which multiply even more when the lake’s fountains light up in their fiery dance.
Steps away from the arbor, the reception lawn is a particularly comfortable spot as Temecula’s famous late afternoon breeze begins to stir. Caterers enjoy having a prep room close to it, so keeping food coming fast and fresh is a snap. The lawn, which can be canopied, has lines of lights streaming above it and along the low wooden fence that borders it. With a bar and grill tucked in one corner, there’s plenty of room for setting up tables and chairs.
Conveniences abound in the bride’s room, including air conditioning, full-length mirrors, mirrored makeup seating, kitchenette, refrigerator, plasma TV, fireplace and shower. Outside, her private patio is enclosed by wisteria-clad wood lattice walls. There’s a space for serving hors d’oeuvres and wine, as well as a fire pit, grill, and shaded tables and chairs. A popular tradition at Lake Oak Meadows is for the bride to emerge from her dressing room, walk across a small bridge with a rock waterfall, and step into a horse-drawn carriage that takes her to the lakeside ceremony site.
A grassy knoll behind the lake is a favorite spot for photos. Pepper and black gum trees shade this pleasant green rise, which is bordered by a quaint split-rail fence that zigzags between the lawn and flowerbeds.
Lake Oak Meadows has a distinct “ranch feel,” but with all the rough edges smoothed away. What remains is a beautiful, amenity-rich place that immediately captures the fancy of almost everybody. Just take a stroll from the parking lot down the terraced stairway to your first dazzling lake view to see why this location is worth considering for any event or social gathering.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site can accommodate up to 1,000 seated guests outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION&MEETINGCAPACITY: The resort holds 500 seated guests.
A $3,500 deposit is required to reserve your date. Contracted balance is due 18 days prior to the event. Rental fees range $2,000–4,000 depending on the day of the event. Meals range $60–90/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: honeymoon suite
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
View: forest, fountain, garden, hills, lagoon, lake, landscaped grounds, meadow, waterfall, park; panorama of mountains and vineyards
Other: event coordination provided
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Year-round, daily, anytime.
Alternate Info: Oak Meadows