Heritage Museum of Orange County 3101 West Harvard Street • Santa Ana • California 92704


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

The heart of this museum is the old H. Clay Kellogg House, a lovingly restored 1898 Victorian that sits amid ten acres of historic gardens and turn-of-the-century buildings. Created to preserve Orange County's cultural heritage, the museum takes you back to the early 1900s: While you're ambling along its jasmine-covered walkways, or through its orange groves and rose garden, you'll think you've stepped back in time onto a country estate. Another benefit of this location is that there are no noise ordinances and on select evenings you can party until midnight—a rarity for Orange County outdoor venues!

Heritage Museum of Orange County has recreated a gracious past, and weddings are often inspired by the setting's peaceful Victorian ambiance. Although you can't host your wedding inside, a stroll around the Kellogg House—outfitted with the utmost in Victoriana—is enough to set the mood. The spacious lawns lend themselves to a number of possibilities for parties and receptions, and the gazebo is popular for ceremonies.

The flexible and experienced Heritage Museum staff are happy to accommodate your special needs in every way they can. All proceeds from weddings and receptions go to support the museum's nonprofit programs, which provide "hands-on" historical enrichment for visitors. A portion of the proceeds are also tax deductable. Not only is Heritage Museum a lovely place to host your wedding, you'll have the satisfaction of benefiting a wonderful cultural resource.


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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,450–4,900/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
  • Saturday (off-peak November–March, peak April–October)
    Ceremony $1,450–1,550 | Reception $3,400–4,600
    Ceremony + Reception $3,900–4,900

    Friday–Sunday (off-peak November–March, peak April–October)
    Ceremony $1,450–1,550 | Reception $2,800–3,800
    Ceremony + Reception $3,300–4,100

Package Prices
  • $46/person and up
  • Packages are based on a 100-guest minimum and include:

    • Standard rentals
    • Setup & breakdown
    • Catering - hors d’oeuvres, salad, entrées, some beverages
    • And more!

    Sales tax, service charge, and gratuity are additional.

Additional Info
  • Bar packages are also available for an extra fee.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 0 600
Reception Seated 0 400
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Gazebo Lawn and the front of the Kellogg House hold a maximum of 300 guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Rose Garden Lawn accommodates 400 seated guests or 600 standing. A shaded pavilion seats 150.

MEETING CAPACITY: The shaded pavilion holds 150 seated conference-style or 300 theater-style. The meeting room seats 20 conference-style or 40 theater-style. Audiovisual equipment is not provided by the museum.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$



The exclusive caterer is Country Garden Caterers.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, Monday–Thursday, 4pm–10pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am–midnight; Sunday, 10am–10pm.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Private Estate
  • Private Home
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: provided by the exclusive caterer, Country Garden Caterers
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: through exclusive vendor
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: patio
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: ample free
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: caterer or renter
View: rose garden, citrus grove, gazebo, historic homes, blacksmith shop, fountains, wetlands


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: provided the exclusive caterer, Country Garden Caterers
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required through WedSafe
Other: no rice, birdseed, synthetic rose petals or confetti; no nails, tacks, staples, glue or tape; no sparklers or other pyrotechnics; restrictions on open flames


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Alternate Info: Discovery Museum, Centennial Heritage Museum