Why We Like This Place
If you’re looking for a dramatic backdrop for your wedding, you’ll want to check out the Summit House Restaurant. Perched on the highest point in Fullerton and surrounded by Vista Park, the Summit House has one of the finest views in north Orange County. No matter where you stand on the grounds, a magnificent panorama inspires you—to the north loom the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains; to the east are the Santa Anas; to the south and west are the Laguna Hills and the sparkling Pacific. Come nightfall, the view is also spectacular. As you look at the city lights winking in the valley below, you can easily imagine yourself adrift on a sea of stars.
Equally inspiring is the Summit House building itself. Although only 20 years old, the restaurant has the appearance and appeal of a much older, wiser structure. Built in the tradition of an English country manor, it has a handsome cream and rich dark brown exterior, a gabled roof and a stacked-stone entryway. Lush sycamores shade the grounds. A short stroll away stands the wedding gazebo, joyously festooned according to the couple’s wishes. From here the bride and groom can look out over all their guests, seated on the grass-and-concrete steps of an amphitheater carved into the hillside.
After the ceremony, guests may amble around the park grounds, or sip champagne on the outside patios before they slip into the Grand Summit Ballroom for the reception. Spacious, with delicate cream-colored walls and a coffered ceiling, the ballroom seats a crowd comfortably. Light flows in on three sides through enormous bay windows and glass doors (need we mention the panoramic view?). Pewter chandeliers, British botanical prints, tapestries, and antique English oil paintings also lend a tasteful elegance. If your guest list is long and you need more room, a movable wall rolls aside, giving you access to the equally attractive Queen’s Room and adjoining patio.
To ensure that your big day is glitch-free, the Summit House provides both a catering and a ceremony coordinator. And what service! No wonder this facility has such a great reputation. Truth is, the Summit House will go the whole nine yards to accommodate your wildest wish, whether you want to arrive in a roaring cavalcade of Harleys, as one couple did, or simply leave the old-fashioned way in a horse and buggy. In fact, most couples have been so impressed with the service they’ve received on their wedding day, they’ve made it a tradition to return on their anniversary to celebrate the occasion all over again!
Max. Seated Indoors: 0
Max. Seated Outdoors: 250
Max. Seated Indoors: 250
Max. Seated Outdoors: 250
Max. Standing Indoors: 300
Max. Standing Outdoors: 500
|Max. Seated: 250|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Gazebo Amphitheater in Vista Park holds up to 250 seated or 500 standing guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Grand Summit Ballroom holds 250 seated, 300 with the patio, and 300 standing guests.
Fees & Deposits
A deposit is required when you book the facility; the balance and guest count guarantee are due 10 days prior, and any remaining fees are payable the day of the event. Luncheons run $30–48/person and dinners $32–50/person. Several wedding packages are available in addition to the above menu prices. Alcohol, tax and a 20% service charge are extra. For ceremonies, there is a $450 setup/breakdown and coordination charge; rental chairs are additional.
Year-round, daily, 11am–midnight.
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, or WC corkage $20/bottle
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