19 Stunning Southern California Coastal Chic Wedding Venues

Are you searching for a chic wedding venue on the Southern California coast? We’ve got you covered! From a magnificent 102-acre oceanfront resort to a stylish boutique hotel overlooking Laguna Beach, these locations have it all! Their gorgeous scenery, laidback vibes, and elegant touches blend together seamlessly to create a swanky setting for your seaside celebration.


Terranea Resort

Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Ole Hanson Beach Club

San Clemente, California

Fab Features: 1928 Spanish Revival-style landmark • ceremonies on the manicured Grand Lawn overlooking the sea • striking Great Room boasts original arches, hand-painted tiles, stained-glass windows, and wrought-iron grillwork

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

La Venta Inn

Palos Verdes Estates, California

Fab Features: luxurious 1920s Spanish-style villa • garden ceremonies with breathtaking panoramic ocean views • the Great Room is designed with an open-beamed ceiling, antique wrought-iron chandeliers, and a grand fireplace

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Balboa Bay Resort

Newport Beach, CA

Fab Features: luxurious Newport Beach 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: $$

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: $$ • $$$

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Santa Monica, California

Fab Features: a stunning waterfront hotel with several ceremony and reception spaces • exchange vows on the soft sand of the iconic Santa Monica Beach or the sun-filled atrium • their seasoned Wedding Specialists will attend to every detail down to a custom cake created by their own in-house pastry chef

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

Bel-Air Bay Club

Pacific Palisades, California

Fab Features: secluded, gracious club on an oceanfront bluff with full-facility rentals • intimate Courtyard with a lighted fountain and crackling fireplace • romantic ceremony garden with views of the sparkling Pacific

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Occasions at Laguna Village

Laguna Beach, California

Fab Features: breezy waterfront venue with an enviable bluff-top perch • west-facing circular ceremony site offers spectacular sunsets, ocean breezes, and a verdant lawn • expert on-site coordinator makes planning easy

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Portofino Hotel and Marina

Redondo Beach, California

Fab Features: nautical-chic boutique hotel set on a lush private peninsula • ceremonies on the Seaside Lawn overlooking the Pacific • 2 distinctive ballrooms both boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that offer unobstructed views of the sparkling sea

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Rincon Beach Club

Carpinteria | Santa Barbara, CA

Fab Features: private club located in the seaside community of Carpinteria just south of Santa Barbara • choice of ceremony locations: a white-sand beach or a leafy courtyard enclosed by 10-foot-high walls of flowering vines and roses • enchanting open-air garden receptions beneath a starry sky

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach, CA

Fab Features: a restored 1912 brick-and-timber Craftsman-style residence • open-air or tented celebrations on the lawn overlooking Long Beach Harbor • the museum will handle all your catering needs and provide rental equipment (tables, chairs, linens, etc.) and service staff

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

San Diego, CA

Fab Features: tropical-chic ceremonies on the sand, on a beachfront lawn, or in an intimate gazebo surrounded by vibrant gardens • receptions in the Polynesian-style Kon Tiki Ballroom or the Aviary Ballroom, • stunning views of Mission Bay around every corner

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Waterfront Beach Resort

Huntington Beach, CA

Fab Features: an oceanfront resort offering storybook weddings in Huntington Beach • exchange vows with a grand affair in one of the contemporary ballrooms or with an intimate ceremony overlooking the sand and surf • wow your guests with stunning rooms, a full-service spa, and impressive hotel amenities

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Legacy Cruises and Events

San Diego, CA

Fab Features: host your wedding on a 65-foot luxury yacht with a seasoned captain and dedicated crew at your service • expansive 360-degree views of San Diego Bay from the upper deck and an enclosed lower deck with a dance floor • integrated state-of-the-art multimedia system for DJ and live music entertainment

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

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

Dana Point, California

Fab Features: gorgeous ocean views from all three outdoor venues • upscale ballroom receptions boast high-end décor and dramatic mood lighting • all-inclusive packages are fully customizable, and may include luxe details like a complimentary overnight in a bridal suite or a relaxing couple’s massage

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

Bahia Resort Hotel

San Diego, California

Fab Features: "toes in the sand" beachfront ceremonies on Mission Bay • gorgeous photo ops thanks to the lush gardens and the Pacific • set sail on one of their Sternwheeler paddleboats for the ultimate tropical paradise wedding celebration

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach

Oxnard, California

Fab Features: a luxury resort alongside the ocean shore • hold your ceremony right on the sand or in the garden courtyard with tropical palms, flowers and two rock waterfalls • treat your guests to a mini-vacation thanks to the beautiful weather, sparkling pool with cabanas, and direct beach access

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Annenberg Community Beach House

Santa Monica, CA

Fab Features: modern, window-lined rooms with views of the gardens, beach, and the Pacific • one-touch projectors, screens, and wireless internet is available throughout the site • intimate events at the historic Marion Davies Guest House

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Malibu West Beach Club

Malibu, California

Fab Features: prestigious club overlooking white sand beaches and the Pacific • exchange vows on the second-floor deck with unobstructed ocean panoramas • take photos on the beach, then dine and dance the night away in the elegant banquet room with floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outside in

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


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