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Heritage Museum of Orange County

Santa Ana Wedding Venue
3101 West Harvard Street
Santa Ana, California 92704
Contact: Special Events Department
Phone: 714/540-0404 x223

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 ambling 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. Another benefit of this location is that there are no noise ordinances and on select evenings you can party until midnight—a rarity for Orange County outdoor venues!

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. A portion of the proceeds are also tax deductable. Not only is 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

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 170
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 200
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails 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 shaded pavilion holds 150 seated.

MEETING CAPACITY: The shaded pavilion holds 150 seated conference-style or 300 theater-style. The meeting room seats 20 conference-style or 40 theater-style. Audiovisual equipment is not provided by the museum, but can be arranged at an extra charge with advance notice.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A nonrefundable but tax-deductable $1,500 deposit is required to reserve your date; the estimated event total is due 90 days prior to the event. A portion of the proceeds are also tax-deductable. Rental fees start at $850 and vary according to the season and the day of the week. In addition, there is a refundable $1,500 cleaning and damage deposit. Couples have the option to select one of their two exclusive caterers, Country Garden Caterers or Zov’s. Meals start at $45/person. Tax, alcohol and service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings


Catering: provided by two exclusive caterers, Country Garden Caterers and Zov’s
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: through exclusive vendor
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: patio
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: ample free
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: caterer or renter
View: rose garden, citrus grove, gazebo, historic homes, blacksmith shop, fountains, wetlands

Venue Views

Forest/Wooded Area
Fountain/Water Feature

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building


Alcohol: provided by two exclusive caterers, Country Garden Caterers and Zov’s
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required through WedSafe
Other: no rice, birdseed, synthetic rose petals or confetti; no nails, tacks, staples, glue or tape; no sparklers or other pyrotechnics; restrictions on open flames

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Alternate Info: Discovery Museum, Centennial Heritage Museum