Red Horse Barn at Huntington Central Park 18381 Goldenwest Street • Huntington Beach • California 92648


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

You don't need to be more comfortable in boots than high heels to fall head-over-heels for this very special wedding and event venue. Situated on a gentle rise at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center (HCPEC), The Red Horse Barn has a graceful, storybook charm that's as right for a rustic farmhouse gathering as it is for a chic Derby Day.

With its sense of seclusion and unhurried vibe, this site is definitely a breath of fresh air. The property's white paddock fences, expansive terrace, broad lawns, and meticulous landscaping lend an immediate air of sophistication to the scene. The showcase-quality, ultra-elegant 10-horse stable—complete with handsome thoroughbreds—celebrates the high-end equestrian lifestyle. It's perfect for all kinds of functions, from fancy fundraisers to company shindigs, but naturally our top choice for this location is weddings.

Both wedding parties will both be well cared for here. The first dressing space can also be used for meetings, wedding showers and private parties. It features a tastefully appointed great room and bath with polished wood floors, beamed ceilings, fireplace seating, and attractive wood, suede and natural hemp furnishings. The second spacious dressing suite has the same flexibility and appealing mix of restful areas and comfortable, yet stylish, design. It strikes a somewhat softer note with lovely cream-colored accents and a full modern kitchen with granite countertops and a long breakfast bar. Both also have exactly the kind of porches you'd wish for: sweet, shady places just right for guests to sit back and relax with a tumbler of ice-cold lemonade or a glass of bourbon and branch.

For the wedding ceremony, we suggest tying the knot under the garden- and fountain-framed gazebo, though the back lawn is another inviting option. The capacious gazebo terrace is ideal for games, activities, and cocktail receptions, too, not to mention dining and dancing under the sun or stars. Add your own fanciful touches to customize this artfully arranged blank canvas. We like the idea of rustic décor and accessories here, but The Red Horse Barn's bright breezy spirit can easily accommodate any vision, be it vintage or glam.

Horse fanciers will also be happy knowing that the HCPEC's 25 acres are home to nearly 400 horses, numerous stables, and miles of public trails. Photo ops abound in various scenic natural environments, as well as at the picturesque but more formal event complex. Equine aficionado or not, you couldn't find a more vibrant setting, The Pacific with its myriad coastal delights is just two miles away, but you won't miss it in this pleasing equestrian enclave. We think The Red Horse Barn might just be the best-kept secret in Huntington Beach.


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All-inclusive wedding packages are available and include:

  • Tables, chairs, linens, flatware, glassware, etc.
  • Catering
  • Hosted bar package
  • Day-of coordination
  • Bridal party florals
  • Custom-designed wedding cake
  • Professional DJ/MC
  • And more!

100 guest minimum. Inquire for additional details!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $6,000–7,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Time of year
    • Guest count
  • Rental fees include:

    • 5-hour event (plus 4-hour setup and 1-hour breakdown)
    • Use of two spacious dressing suites
    • On-site parking for wedding party
    • Off-site parking with attendant for guests
    • Shuttle service from off-site parking area
    • 1-hour ceremony rehearsal and 1-hour on-site engagement photo shoot

    Friday–Sunday | up to 250 guests | $6,000
    | up to 250 guests | $7,000


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 250
Cocktails, etc. Standing 0 250
Reception Seated 0 250
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 0.

CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The site accommodates 250 seated or standing outdoors.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list

All caterers must be licensed and insured.



Beverage services must be selected from the preferred vendor list.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, anytime. Call for details.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Park
  • Private Home
  • Ranch / Farm
  • Unique
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Estate

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Park

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: through caterer
Kitchen Facilities: limited
Tables & Chairs: through caterer or BYO
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer or BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: CBA
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: garage or lot nearby
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: caterer or renter
View: landscaped grounds, horse barn, equestrian center
Other: photography opportunities with horses


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: select from preferred list
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified DJ OK outdoors (no live amplified music)
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required for vendors
Other: no birdseed, rice, confetti, or bubbles


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