Worth the Splurge: 19 Luxurious Southern California Wedding Venues

When you've got champagne taste with a champagne budget to match, you need a venue with high style and ample amenities to make your luxe wedding #goals come to life. If you want your celebration to be so extravagant that it rivals the Royal wedding, check out these lavish Southern California locations that will literally take your breath away. From modern penthouses to renowned oceanfront resorts, these jaw-dropping venues pair opulent spaces with world-class services—and are worth their weight in gold.



SAN DIEGO



L'Auberge Del Mar

Del Mar - San Diego, California

Fab Features: sweeping ocean views from the Pacific Terrace, an expansive rooftop patio, or Seagrove Park, a grassy knoll on the water's edge • French doors in the plush Platinum Ballroom open onto a lovely patio with a waterfall wall • luxurious Spa L'Auberge offers a full menu of soothing indulgences, plus a private couple's garden on the spa's lush grounds

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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The Chateau Escondido

Escondido, CA

Fab Features: romantic hilltop chateau • panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards in the valley below • weekend wedding experiences with luxury overnight accommodations

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa

Carlsbad, CA

Fab Features: luxurious resort set on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific • exchange vows on the secluded Ocean Blue Lawn framed by a lush array of trees and white roses or on the Pacific Lawn bordered by towering palms • the ballrooms come equipped with sweeping, columned terraces that afford sunset and starlit vistas, high ceilings, modern chandeliers, large dance floors, and state-of-the-art AV systems

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



Bella Collina San Clemente

San Clemente, CA

Fab Features: Tuscan-inspired estate nestled on 230 pristine acres of a private valley in South San Clemente • a red brick aisle leads to the tiered ceremony amphitheater, framed by verdant lawns and greenery • receptions in the luxurious Clubhouse or among the stunning gardens, which include an event lawn, organic vegetable garden, rose garden, bocce ball and horseshoes courts

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



Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel

Los Angeles, California

Fab Features: secluded urban oasis set atop 7 hilltop acres • ceremonies in the intimate courtyard where lacy elm trees provide a natural canopy • dinner and dancing under the stars or inside the understated Luxe Sunset ballroom designed with a neutral color palette and modern chandeliers

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Castillo Del Mar

Pacific Palisades, CA

Fab Features: stunning coastal castle reminiscent of the Amalfi coast with Italian-inspired architecture and designs • panoramic ocean views from many different levels of the estate including the historic wedding chapel, lower lawn, and treehouse bar • all-inclusive packages include catering, dessert, beverages & alcohol, coordination, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$
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The Majestic Downtown

Los Angeles, CA

Fab Features: recognized as a DTLA historical masterpiece since 1924 • glamorous film set with a 30-foot high Italian ceiling, arched windows, sculpted marble columns, and the original marble floors • variety of event spaces can accommodate intimate gatherings and grand galas

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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Vibiana

Los Angeles, CA

Fab Features: historic 1876 cathedral transformed into a vibrant, full-service event space • stunning Italian Baroque facade, onyx & marble interior, massive cupola, manicured garden courtyard, and 83-foot bell tower • state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, high-quality rental items, seasoned event staff, and an extensive, foodie-forward dining and craft libations program

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$
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City Club Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Fab Features: 51st-floor venue that delivers jaw-dropping views of the city and coastline • the spectacular ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and delicate chandeliers hung from the beautiful white, coffered ceiling • lavish menus paired with superior service

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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Taglyan Cultural Complex

Los Angeles, California

Fab Features: Old World opulence steps from the famous Hollywood & Vine • show-stopping Main Ballroom, with green marble pillars, cascading crystal chandeliers, and a massive circular stained-glass ceiling • historic elegance with state-of-the-art technology

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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South Park Center

Los Angeles, CA

Fab Features: Modernist skyscraper served as a backdrop to dozens of Hollywood films • 360-degree panorama view of LA from the top-floor Penthouse • industrial-chic vibes with exposed ductwork and artful lighting

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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TEMECULA WINE COUNTRY



Lake Oak Meadows Weddings and Events

Temecula, California

Fab Features: Eden-like 10-acre private estate • acres of trees, heirloom roses, secret gardens and bronze statues, waterfalls, fountains, shady knolls, and a picturesque lake • you can even arrive by horse and carriage if you like!

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

Temecula, CA

Fab Features: luxurious private estate nestled among beautiful olive and lemon groves on a 122-acre working ranch • the property is plush and private, with a covered outside patio with panoramic views, a sparkling pool, and a gorgeous dressing suite • exchange vows on a round hilltop courtyard with 360-degree views, then dine and dance on the spacious tiled patio beneath glowing bistro lights

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Temecula, CA

Fab Features: modern and chic wedding and event venue • two unique ceremony locations, the West Lawn and Courtyard, sit atop a 1,600-foot plateau that showcase the Temecula Valley • the Vineyard View Terrace is the perfect spot to dine on impeccable farm-to-table cuisine beneath a ceiling of passionfruit vines and Edison-bulb market lights

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

Temecula, CA

Fab Features: Spanish-style winery with a modern touch of contemporary architecture • enjoy picturesque views in every direction from the spacious decks and lounges • delight in full catering options from the world-class restaurant and tasting room

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/PASADENA



The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

San Marino, CA

Fab Features: this stunning estate is a beloved SoCal institution, with a Beaux Arts mansion, vintage and contemporary buildings, and over 100 acres of beautifully curated gardens • exquisite al fresco venues include the hillside Rose Garden, and the unforgettable Chinese garden complex, which boasts a tranquil lake and traditional tea house • your fees go directly towards preserving the estate and its mission

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$
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SANTA BARBARA



Montecito Club

Santa Barbara, CA

Fab Features: century-old private golf and social club nestled in the hills of Montecito • the clubhouse impresses with Spanish architecture and incorporates beautiful Andalusian design elements and Moroccan influences • impressive menus paired with vintages from a curated wine list with the help of the club’s sommelier

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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RIVERSIDE/INLAND EMPIRE



Padua Hills Theatre

Claremont, California

Fab Features: landmark vintage California venue overlooking a wilderness preserve • courtyard ceremonies beneath a wrought-iron gazebo surrounded by olive trees, manicured shrubbery, and terracotta pots brimming with blooms • elegant banquet hall boasting original hardwood floors, an open-beamed ceiling, and a wraparound terrace

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa

Riverside, California

Fab Features: an extraordinary venue with Spanish architecture and European charm • the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, exquisitely embellished with seven Tiffany stained-glass windows and a gleaming, 18-karat gold leafed altar from the mid-1700s • two dozen reception sites appointed with sumptuous details like damask draperies and crystal chandeliers

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