The OC is Affordable!: 18 Budget-Friendly Orange County Wedding Venues

Orange County may have recently acquired a reputation for being high-end (thanks a lot, reality TV!), but don't fret—the region still has plenty of affordable wedding venues. Check out this list for proof that your budget and a beautiful wedding can harmoniously co-exist in The OC.


Five Crowns Restaurant

Corona del Mar, California

Fab Features: Tudor-style culinary landmark • pre- and post-ceremony celebrations in the sunlit greenhouse and brick-lined patio, • exceptional menus may include contemporary renditions of fresh seafood, roasted fowl, and succulent lamb

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Ebell of Santa Ana

Santa Ana, CA

Fab Features: stunning 1924 Spanish Revival venue • Old World interiors with colorful Spanish tiles, high wood beam ceilings, and wrought-iron chandeliers • ceremonies in the outdoor garden courtyard, with its arched covered walkways, mercury glass-detailed wooden doors, and century-old oak trees

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Aliso Viejo Country Club

Aliso Viejo, CA

Fab Features: distinctive private country club in the hills with gardens, balconies, and bell towers • elegant French doors open onto spacious patios and courtyards • dine and dance while enjoying panoramic views of the golf course and valley

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

THE RANCH Events Center

Anaheim, CA

Fab Features: sophisticated sixth-floor event space • warm, inviting event spaces include elegant ballrooms and suites, an airy terrace, and the luxe Saloon with its playful Longhorn Bar • impeccably crafted menus (and a 10,000+ bottle wine list!) from expert chefs

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Fairview Green River

Corona, California

Fab Features: 560-acre property highlighted by meadows with stunning mountain views • nestled in a serene canyon alongside a river • 3 scenic ceremony sites plus an elegant view-filled reception space

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Gray Matter Museum of Art

San Clemente, CA

Fab Features: cool contemporary space within walking distance of the beach and Lido Village • indoor/outdoor spaces flanked by two privately gated gardens • the courtyard boasts vaulted ceilings, a massive skylight, floor-to-ceiling windows, and bright glass doors

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Turnip Rose Promenade & Gardens

Costa Mesa, CA

Style: Lovely outdoor event venue • the grounds boast rose gardens, a vineyard, a lush ceremony lawn, and a warm, flexible reception hall • remarkable cuisine with world-class service provided by the family-owned elite catering company Turnip Rose

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Old Ranch Country Club

Seal Beach, California

Fab Features: impeccable golf club nestled at the northern edge of Orange County • al fresco ceremonies are dreamy in the flower and palm-ringed courtyard • receptions in the expansive banquet space, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto an outdoor terrace overlooking a lake

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Anaheim Hills Golf Course Clubhouse

Anaheim Hills, California

Fab Features: upscale clubhouse set on a tree-studded golf course • gorgeous outdoor spaces, including the Terrace with its multi-tiered fountain and fairway views • the impressive Grand Ballroom is outfitted with a high, coffered ceiling, ironwork chandeliers, and three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Red Horse Barn at Huntington Central Park

Huntington Beach, California

Fab Features: upscale equestrian club on acres of pastures, paddocks, and barns • expansive lawns for tents and a warmly inviting great room • gorgeous show horses are playful “extras” in wedding photography

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

1621 Alton

Irvine, California

Fab Features: hidden gazebo set on a private, manicured lawn strung with bistro lights overhead and bordered by twinkle-lit trees • cool indoor/outdoor Atrium is outfitted with a built-in bar and a high ceiling with a dramatic skylight • helipad for a dramatic entrance or send-off

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Alta Vista Country Club

Placentia, CA

Fab Features: classic country club with gorgeous grounds • rolling greens, sparkling ponds, stone bridges, and a sweet white gazebo are a romantic backdrop for al fresco ceremonies • the elegant ballroom's floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a private golf course

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Aliso Viejo by Wedgewood Weddings

Aliso Viejo, CA

Fab Features: serene, Mediterranean-inspired venue with Saddleback Valley views • perfect indoor/outdoor flow with a ballroom + patio, Fireside Lawn, and beautiful golf course • wedding packages are fully customizable and include a range of event extras like florals, music, invitations, and more

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

Anaheim, CA

Fab Features: the distinctive Tiffany Terrace boasts an outdoor patio and fountain framed by soaring palms • the sprawling and light-filled Park Plaza Ballroom can hold up to 720 guests • seasoned planners have years of experience hosting Indian weddings

Catering: In-house
Price: $

La Casa del Camino

Laguna Beach, California

Fab Features: landmark boutique hotel with expansive Pacific Ocean vistas • early Spanish Mediterranean architecture is paired with a dreamy waterfront location • the spectacular Rooftop Lounge boasts a wraparound deck and full-service bar serving up a 360-degree panorama

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Ayres Hotel and Suites Costa Mesa/Newport Beach

Costa Mesa, California

Fab Features: Welcoming Old World hotel • intimate ceremonies in the open-air garden courtyard • cocktails on the Pool Terrace, where curtained cabanas can be used to hold the gift table, wedding cake, or outdoor lounge furniture

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

David L. Baker Golf Center

Fountain Valley, CA

Fab Features: lovely al fresco setting within Fountain Valley's scenic Mile Square Park • sweet private ceremony site bounded by landscaped greenery and tall trees • elegant reception hall lined with bright windows to bring the outside in

Catering: BYO
Price: $

Tustin Ranch Golf Club

Tustin, California

Fab Features: exceptional service in a public golf course tucked among palms, waterfalls, and year-round greenery • vows are exchanged on the chic Lakeview Patio under a flower-draped arbor • cocktails and lawn games on the Greenside Patio followed by dinner and dancing in the airy Main Clubhouse

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


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