Fullerton Wedding Venue
2000 East Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, California 92835
Perched on one of the highest points in North Orange County and encircled by 12 acres of Fullerton’s Vista Park, the Summit House is one of the most romantic wedding locations in Southern California. No matter where you stand on the grounds, a spectacular 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. As night falls and the lights begin twinkling in the valley below, you can easily imagine yourself adrift on a sea of stars.
Equally inspiring is the Summit House Restaurant itself. Built in the tradition of an English country manor, its classic Old World architecture has the appearance and appeal of a much older, wiser structure. Lush sycamores shade the manicured lawns and rose gardens surrounding the building, and it all creates a beautiful setting for the ceremony.
The bride and her party can spend the day preparing in the Summit House’s newly completed bridal suite. When she’s ready, it’s just a short stroll to the wedding gazebo, decorated according to her wishes. As she and her groom exchange vows, they can look out over all their guests seated in the open-air amphitheater carved into the hillside.
After the ceremony, guests may wander around the park or sip champagne on the outside patios before they slip into the Grand Summit Ballroom for the reception. With delicate cream-colored walls, coffered ceilings and pewter chandeliers, the spacious ballroom seats a crowd comfortably. Light flows in through enormous bay windows and oversized French doors, and let’s not forget the panoramic view! If your guest list requires 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 amazing food and 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. And included in every wedding package is an invitation for the newlyweds to return on their first anniversary to celebrate the special occasion all over again and relive their magical memories, compliments of the Summit House.
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.
A deposit is required when you book the facility. 50% of the balance is due 30 days prior to the event, and a guest count guarantee and final balance are due 10 days prior; incidental 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. Bar charges, bottled wine, tax and a 20% service charge are extra. For ceremonies, there is an $875 fee that includes a ceremony coordinator and upgraded chair rentals as well as a $750 park rental fee.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: podium with microphone
Parking: large lot, complimentary evening valet
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: house phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: surrounding valleys; San Gabriel, Santa Ana and San Bernardino Mountains
Other: event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, or WC corkage $20/bottle
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK indoors with volume limits
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no birdseed, rice or confetti; open flames restricted
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Year-round, daily, 11am–midnight.