Southern California Wedding Venues You'll Love

What kind of wedding are you planning? Outdoor? Ranch? Wondering about Southern Cal beach wedding venues? Looking for recommendations? We share our fave Southern California venues here.

(If you still can’t get enough, see detailed info for all the Southern California wedding venues on our site.)


9 Hot California Wedding Venues with Cool Desert Vibes

9 Hot California Wedding Venues with Cool Desert Vibes

Dreaming of sunset-colored canyons, tribal touches, and fancy flora for your big day? Then a desert wedding is for you! These locations turn up the heat with postcard-worthy panoramas and an adventurous "middle of nowhere" vibe. From a Spanish Revival mountainside hideaway in Palm Springs to a charming adobe resort in the High Desert, these cool California venues provide a one-of-a-kind experience thanks to their bold boho-chic aesthetic and laid-back landscape.


The 11 Best, Like Totally Rad, Valley Wedding Venues

The 11 Best, Like Totally Rad, Valley Wedding Venues

Looking for the best outdoor wedding venues away from the hustle and bustle of downtown L.A. or the Westside? Surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains, the San Gabriel, Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys offer Los Angeles County's most scenic settings—and best values. Want to exchange vows in a secluded garden, a chic Canyon Country bistro, or a historic Old Town Pasadena landmark? What about a unique equestrian estate or an all-inclusive country club? The Valleys have it all and more, along with fresh air and gorgeous views. Here are our top picks for memorable Valley weddings...


6 Affordable San Gabriel Valley Wedding Venues

6 Affordable San Gabriel Valley Wedding Venues

The bustling towns bordering the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains are alive with history, diverse cultures, and beautiful outdoor spaces that are just perfect for celebrations under sunny skies and starry nights. From a historic racetrack with unobstructed mountain views to a hilltop club overlooking the LA skyline, check out our favorite spots to tie the knot that won't break the bank!


19 Majestic Mountain Destination Wedding Venues In California

19 Majestic Mountain Destination Wedding Venues In California

Dreaming of a California destination wedding location with epic mountain views? Whether you want to exchange vows from the top of the Sierra Nevadas overlooking snow-capped peaks or surrounded by towering redwoods in a quaint mountainside town, these natural wonders can be found all over this Golden State and provide a spectacular backdrop for any celebration, big or small!


13 Beautiful All-Inclusive Temecula Wedding Venues

13 Beautiful All-Inclusive Temecula Wedding Venues

Already overwhelmed with your wedding planning to-do list? Then choose an all-inclusive venue that will check off some of those items for you! From a Mediterranean-inspired hilltop winery to a lavish equestrian estate, these Temecula properties provide a gorgeous backdrop for your event with customized packages that allow for a seamless—and stress-free—celebration.


Quaint, Cozy, Cottagecore: Our Favorite 22 Venues that Capture the Trend

Quaint, Cozy, Cottagecore: Our Favorite 22 Venues that Capture the Trend

Cozy, comforting, fresh, and natural: cottagecore is exactly what our daydreams have been made of. It’s like Little Women without the tuberculosis, like Pride and Prejudice without the oppressive gender roles, like Midsommar without the murder. Sounds just about perfect!


11 Hauntingly Beautiful Wedding Venues

11 Hauntingly Beautiful Wedding Venues

If you’ve got a penchant for the paranormal, consider hosting your wedding at one of these spirited properties—that are believed to be haunted! From a glamorous Spanish-style resort to a former 19th-century train station, you’re bound to find an otherworldly event space that will thrill and delight your guests. And one thing’s for sure: the spine-tingling histories of these spooky locations might even bring more “guests” to your wedding than you had anticipated...


27 Stylish California Venues For Your Micro Wedding

27 Stylish California Venues For Your Micro Wedding

Planning a micro wedding in California? Whether that's always been your day-of dream or if it's the new Plan B, these small celebrations can pack a big punch when it comes to style and the guest experience offered. So if you’re looking to scale down that invite list to just your nearest and dearest, check out these beautiful venues that offer custom-curated packages that will save you time, money, and stress when it comes to planning your intimate event.


21 Of The Most Instagrammable Wedding Venues In The U.S.A.

21 Of The Most Instagrammable Wedding Venues In The U.S.A.

Searching for an #instaworthy location for your #weddingday? We've scoured the country for the most picture-perfect venues that provide you with a glorious, one-of-a-kind backdrop for your celebration. Whether it's an industrial-chic space with epic city views, or a romantic private estate surrounded by manicured grounds, #nofilters are needed at these gorgeous spots you're bound to love.


7 Santa Barbara Venues Perfect for Small Weddings and Elopements

7 Santa Barbara Venues Perfect for Small Weddings and Elopements

From the crystal-blue shoreline to its rustic Wine Country, Santa Barbara is pure romance—and not surprisingly, a popular elopement destination. Whether you’re on a budget or willing to splurge, you’ll find some tempting options among these venues that welcome small weddings.


Love Wins: 11 Cool LA Venues That Welcome LGBTQ+ Weddings

Love Wins: 11 Cool LA Venues That Welcome LGBTQ+ Weddings

Searching for the perfect venue in Los Angeles to host your LGBTQ+ wedding? You won’t have to look very hard! This eclectic city opens their arms to love of all kinds— regardless of gender identity/expression. So let’s raise a glass to these stunning locations who know that at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is LOVE!


29 Stunning Venues That Make It Easy To Elope

29 Stunning Venues That Make It Easy To Elope

So you’ve decided to elope! While that once meant hopping over to Vegas to a drive-thru chapel with an Elvis impersonator as the officiant (a choice we can still get behind!), elopements today continue to grow in popularity and offer a lot more options. These romantic and fun alternatives to a traditional wedding can happen just about anywhere, and if you’d like to hit the easy button and let someone else take care of the day-of details we've got you covered: From West to East, here’s a handful of beautiful venues that provide creative, comprehensive, and affordable elopement packages so all you need to do is show up and say “I do”.


Black-Owned Wedding Businesses You Need To Check Out

Black-Owned Wedding Businesses You Need To Check Out

Here Comes The Guide is mainly venue-focused, but we do have an exclusive selection of Certified By The Guide vendors in certain states. The wedding vendors listed below aren't just top-notch event professionals; they’re also black-owned businesses! Hiring one of these service providers for your wedding is one simple way to make a positive impact on African American businesses, and to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. And we stand behind them 100%.


11 Awe-Inspiring Mountain Elopement Locations In The U.S.A.

11 Awe-Inspiring Mountain Elopement Locations In The U.S.A.

Is there anything more romantic than eloping in the Great Outdoors? The U.S.A. is home to a number of renowned mountain ranges and lush forests that set a glorious stage for your vows. So whether you want to say "I do” beneath towering redwoods on a wooded hillside, on top of a snow-capped peak, or among dramatic desert red rocks and buttes, these stunning landscapes will serve as an epic backdrop, witness, and guest of honor for your elopement.


18 Of The Best Beach Elopement Destinations In The U.S.A.

18 Of The Best Beach Elopement Destinations In The U.S.A.

Dreaming of eloping on a beach somewhere in the United States? From the romantic misty shores of the Pacific Northwest to the pristine sandy coastline of Florida, we've found the most gorgeous oceanfront locations to say “I do". These jaw-dropping places provide the perfect backdrop for your intimate event so that you and yours truly can focus on the only thing that matters: each other.


California's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

California's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

California has it all when it comes to stunning landscapes for a wedding: vineyards, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, and more. But it also includes some rare gems in places you wouldn't expect to find them, like a lush garden oasis in the middle of a bustling downtown, a lavish private estate tucked away in the redwoods, or a charming inn on the shores of a sleepy beach town. From North to South and everything in between, we've pulled together some of the most surprising and unexpected venues this Golden State has to offer—many that are hiding in plain sight!


10 Epic Camp Wedding Venues In California

10 Epic Camp Wedding Venues In California

Planning a camp wedding in California? Why not! From stunning redwood forests to its world-renowned wine country and pristine sandy beaches, the Golden State is the perfect playground for your outdoor celebration year-round. So go ahead and pitch a tent up in the mountains, among the trees, or near the ocean. Mother Nature will set a glorious stage for your vows and you can dance the night away under the stars.


25 Of The Coolest Camp Wedding Venues In The U.S.

25 Of The Coolest Camp Wedding Venues In The U.S.

Calling all nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts! If you want your wedding to be more of an adventure than simply an event, give your guests the gift of a summer camp-style shindig! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite spots from across the country that can turn your celebration into the ultimate overnight experience. These beautiful locations offer comfortable accommodations in a classy campground setting—and some even allow you to sleep right under the stars!


20 Charming Southern California Wedding Venues With A Backyard Vibe

20 Charming Southern California Wedding Venues With A Backyard Vibe

Dreaming of a backyard-style shindig but don't want to tie the knot at home? We've picked some of our favorite Southern California wedding venues that give us all the feels when it comes to their laid-back vibe and cozy charm. From gorgeous gardens to romantic ranches, these spaces serve as the perfect home away from home for your special day.


Big Day Savings: 10 Affordable Wedding Venues in San Luis Obispo County

Big Day Savings: 10 Affordable Wedding Venues in San Luis Obispo County

Affordable wedding venues in San Luis Obispo County? They really do exist! From a turn-of-the-century farmhouse to a hilltop lodge, the Central Coast is home to a variety of unique and beautiful places that will help you stay on budget.


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