Planning a small wedding? 8 Orange County venues that are perfect for an intimate gathering.

Think a small wedding can't be just as much fun as a large one? Think again! Small weddings can be a blast, and whether you want to celebrate at a chic hotel, in a private garden, next to the ocean—or even on it, these Orange County wedding venues offer an interesting mix of settings for your intimate event.


Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection

San Juan Capistrano, CA

Fab Features: inspired SoCal hotel that blends historic Mission-style beauty with plenty of plush amenities • say "I do" in the heart of a graceful courtyard, framed by sparkling fountains, olive trees, and the glow of bistro lights • intimate dinners on the covered patio with beautiful views of the Mission San Juan Capistrano

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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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: $ • $$
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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: $
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La Mirada Golf Course

La Mirada, CA

Fab Features: private, service-focused country club tucked away in a quiet neighborhood • start with an outdoor ceremony at the beautiful lakeside gazebo • dine and dance in the ballroom, which boasts windows on three sides, contemporary crystal chandeliers, and a wall of decorative silver metal paneling to add extra sparkle

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Hotel Metropole and Beach House

Avalon, CA

Fab Features: island retreat just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California • intimate celebrations on the ocean view patio • enjoy luxurious accommodations and a myriad of activities like kayaking, rafting, sailing, diving, golf, and hiking

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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La Casa del Camino

Laguna Beach, California

Fab Features: charming, historic boutique hotel • unique, Spanish-style guest rooms are richly decorated with hand-carved wood furnishing • stunning wraparound Rooftop deck offers ocean breezes and 360-degree views

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Five Crowns Restaurant

Corona del Mar, California

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

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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**BONUS VENUE**


We couldn't leave out this fairytale-like forested retreat that is just an hour outside the city and specializes in elopements and intimate celebrations.


SkyPark Weddings

Lake Arrowhead, CA

Fab Features: serene setting on 150 acres of the San Bernardino National Forest • ceremonies in a charming chapel, lush, forested meadow, or along the peaceful creek • dining and dancing on the Whispering Pines terrace, with trees all around and bistro lights and stars overhead

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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