Pretty and Private: 6 Exclusive Use Orange County Wedding Venues

Searching for that perfect venue in OC that’s big on style and high on privacy? Then you need to check out this list of elegant estates and haute homes. These locations offer an elevated backyard-chic style with manicured grounds and gorgeous architecture, along with the added perk of only hosting one event per day. Yup, exclusive use of the property means you won’t have to share the space or worry about uninvited guests when you host your big day here!


Muckenthaler Mansion

Fullerton, California

Fab Features: 1924 Gatsby-esque art-filled estate • octagonal Solarium flooded with natural light and 9 acres of outdoor space outfitted with lush lawns, a rose garden and a romantic stone gazebo • delectable and creative five-star cuisine from Colette's Catering.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Griffith House

Anaheim, California

Fab Features: 1919s Spanish-styled home with a rustic red-tiled roof and whitewashed walls • charming ceremonies in the quaint chapel or the manicured garden • dine and dance the night away beneath stringed market lights on the spacious lawn

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Rancho Las Lomas

Silverado, California

Fab Features: hacienda-style beauty on 32 acres with orange groves, towering oaks, and terracotta walkways • cobblestone terrace and alfresco theater with a marble stage and fountains • light-filled Grand Salon with an adjacent patio adorned with a tiled reflecting pool

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Heritage Museum of Orange County

Santa Ana, California

Fab Features: a lovingly restored 1898 Victorian • the grounds boast 10 acres of historic gardens, jasmine-covered walkways, an orange grove, and turn-of-the-century buildings • proceeds from weddings and receptions go to support the museum's nonprofit programs, which provide "hands-on" historical enrichment for visitors

Catering: In-house
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: $ • $$

Jewel of Ortega

San Juan Capistrano, CA

Fab Features: the expansive property is surrounded by pristine chaparral & oak forest • luxurious ranch-style home offers overnight lodgings for up to 20 people • exchange vows under the vintage-style gazebo before dining and dancing as the sun sets over the ocean

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$


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