Worth the Splurge: 10 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: $$ • $$$

The Condor's Nest Ranch

Pala, CA

Fab Features: "Old California" estate • exchange vows on the manicured lawn, by the pool, or next to a rustic cabin • photo ops abound thanks to the beautiful scenery plus a barnyard full of llamas, horses, donkeys, lambs, peacocks, an alpaca, and more!

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


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: $$ • $$$

The Majestic Downtown

Los Angeles, California

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: $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $$ • $$$

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Santa Monica, California

Fab Features: luxurious urban resort set on 5 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean • variety of event spaces from the historic Moreton Bay Fig Tree to the glamorous ballrooms outfitted with sparkling chandeliers • make it a weekend wedding and let their creative event staff handle the details from the Rehearsal Dinner to the farewell brunch

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

South Park Center

Los Angeles, California

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: $$ • $$$


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: $$ • $$$


BEACH CITIES | LONG BEACH



Terranea Resort

Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Fab Features: a magnificent 102-acre coastal resort on a bluff • landscaped grounds surrounded by jaw-dropping views • choice of warm, elegant ballrooms with terraces • on-site spa, restaurants, and accommodations

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


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