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.


The Bowers Museum

Santa Ana, California

Fab Features: historic Museum surrounding a lovely garden courtyard • outdoor spaces offer Mission-style balconies, a vintage bell tower, and tree-shaded lawns strung with bistro lights • a 2nd floor gallery boasts Old World flair thanks to ceiling murals, a stained-glass wall and an adjoining balcony— perfect for intimate celebrations

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Inn at Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, CA

Fab Features: boutique hotel escape in the heart of stylish Laguna Beach • spectacular rooftop terrace with an unbroken view of the Pacific and framed with palms • generous packages include luxe linens, expert event staffing, bistro lighting, heaters & umbrellas, and an overnight stay for the newlyweds in an Ocean View Room

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

The 1912

Santa Ana, CA

Fab Features: stylish, urban venue nestled in the heart of downtown Santa Ana • grand and expansive 2nd-floor reception space boasts a soaring ceiling with skylights, oversized windows with downtown views, and a chic private bar & cocktail area • expert service & delectable cuisine provided by in-house caterer, 24 Carrots

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Eureka Building

Irvine, California

Fab Features: hidden garden and gazebo • helipad for a dramatic entrance or send-off • indoor skylight brings the outside in • mature trees wrapped with market lights

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

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: $$

Balboa Bay Resort

Newport Beach, CA

Fab Features: luxurious resort with sophisticated amenities & a boutique vibe • waterfront wedding wow-factor thanks to the sparkling bay, sleek yachts, and romantic sunsets • pamper yourself in the elaborate on-site spa, or take your partner on a kayaking adventure!

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

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: $ • $$

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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