he wedding venue can be one of the hardest decisions to make!   The venue sets the tone and atmosphere for the entire wedding. Whether it's a rustic barn, a beachfront resort, or an elegant ballroom, the venue reflects the couple's style, preferences, and vision for their special day.  The Take a look at our top Southern California Venues and why! 

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EBELL LOS ANGELES WEDDING

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OUTDOOR SAN DIEGO VENUE

GALWAY DOWNS WEDGEWOOD

CORONA WEDDING VENUE

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Along with Ebell of Long Beach, Ebell of Los Angles is a real winner! Alright, listen up because I'm about to give you the lowdown on the Ebell of Los Angeles – it's like the ultimate spot for your dream wedding! Picture this: historic charm meets modern elegance right in the heart of LA. You've got these stunning ballrooms, gorgeous gardens, and all these little nooks and crannies just waiting to be explored. And get this – they've got this killer team that'll make sure every little detail is perfect, from the decorations to the food. So, if you're looking for a wedding venue that's got that wow factor and then some, the Ebell of Los Angeles is where it's at.

Nestled in the lush hills of San Juan Capistrano, you'll find the Marbella Country Club – it's like stepping into a Mediterranean dream. With its blend of classic golf traditions and modern luxuries, this place has it all. You've got an award-winning golf course designed by legends Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf, plus a ton of other cool stuff like tennis, fitness, and great dining options. And let's not forget about the service – it's top-notch, just like you'd expect from one of Orange County's finest private clubs. So, whether you're hanging out with family, closing deals, or just chilling with a cocktail, Marbella Country Club is the place to be. Trust me, you'll never want to leave this historic oasis.

Rancho Las Lomas gets me excited about being a California Wedding Venue. It is one heck of a venue, let me tell you! First off, it's nestled in the foothills of Silverado Canyon, so you've got this beautiful, natural backdrop that'll take your breath away. But that's just the beginning – the place itself is like stepping into a Spanish hacienda straight out of a fairytale. Think lush gardens, rustic chapels, and charming courtyards, all wrapped up in that laid-back California vibe. And get this: it's not just for weddings. You can host all sorts of events here, from corporate shindigs to family reunions. So, if you're looking for a venue that's got it all – stunning scenery, historic charm, and versatility – Rancho Las Lomas is the place to be!

Step into The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, where coastal luxury meets California soul. Perched atop a seaside bluff, guests are greeted with panoramic views of the Pacific and Salt Creek Beach below. Nestled between LA and San Diego, this Dana Point resort offers a vibrant beachfront experience and top-notch service. Whether indulging in Southern California coastal cuisine, embarking on eco-adventures, or indulging in a spa escape, guests are in for an unforgettable stay. With sprawling shoreline vistas and a quintessential California vibe, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel invites guests to answer the call of the California coast.

Alright, let me tell you about the Ole Hanson Beach Club – it's like the ultimate SoCal beach spot, seriously. You've got those killer ocean views and all that historic charm packed into one place. It's like stepping into a postcard from back in the day. And here's the best part: you can have your wedding or special event right there! I'm talking toes-in-the-sand, salty breeze kind of vibes. So, if you're all about that beach life and you want your big day to have that laid-back SoCal feel, the Ole Hanson Beach Club is where it's at. Trust me, you won't find a cooler spot to say "I do" by the sea.




We're talking about Galway Downs, the ultimate ranch wedding spot right smack dab in SoCal wine country. Imagine this: lush green fields, serene ponds, and all the modern luxuries you could dream of. And let's talk about that dressing suite – it's so fancy, you'll wish you could move in! Now, picture your reception in the 'Carriage House' – rustic vibes meet modern chic with garage doors that open to the great outdoors, panoramic windows, and cozy fireplaces. With bistro lights twinkling above and a built-in bar ready to serve, it's the perfect setting for your big day. And don't even get me started on the views – surrounded by meadows, Galway Downs will steal your heart and make you fall head over heels for SoCal all over again!

Glen Ivy Golf Club is located in Corona, California,  within the scenic Temescal Valley.
Glen Ivy Golf Course hosts a stunning wedding venue. Its serene surroundings and elegant ambiance create a perfect setting for your special day. Whether you prefer an outdoor ceremony under the open sky or a cozy indoor reception, Glen Ivy Golf Course offers versatile spaces that cater to your unique wedding vision. With its tranquil atmosphere and timeless charm, it's an ideal choice for couples seeking a blend of natural beauty and refined sophistication.

Alright, let's chat about the Aliso Viejo Ranch in Aliso Viejo – it's like the ultimate spot for weddings, seriously. Picture this: historic buildings, lush gardens, and peacocks strutting around. It's got that whole rustic charm thing going on, you know? And here's the kicker: you can tie the knot right in the midst of all this beauty. It's like stepping into a fairytale. Plus, with all that history oozing from every nook, your wedding pics are gonna be next level. So, if you're looking for a venue that's got character and charm for days, this is it. Trust me, your big day at Aliso Viejo Ranch? It's gonna be one for the books.

I absolutely love the Fig House LA! Picture this: funky vibes, modern flair, and all the coolness you could ask for in a venue. It's like stepping into a Pinterest dream board but in real life. The Fig House has got this artsy, eclectic vibe that's perfect for couples who want their wedding to stand out from the crowd. Plus, the space is super versatile, so whether you're going for a small, intimate affair or a big, blowout bash, it's got you covered. And let's not forget about the food – they've got some seriously delicious catering options that'll have your guests talking for weeks. So, if you're looking for a wedding venue that's as unique and awesome as you are, look no further than the Fig House. 

CARLSBAD WEDDING 

LEO CARILLO RANCH 

THOUSAND OAKS WEDDING VENUE

LOS ROBLES
WEDDING

TEMECULA VENUE

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GREEN GABLES ESTATE

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THE LANE
SAN DIEGO 

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Let me tell you about Leo Carillo Ranch in Carlsbad – it's a hidden gem, seriously. Nestled in the heart of Carlsbad, it's like stepping into a whole different world. You've got this beautiful historic ranch with adobe buildings, lush gardens, and even peacocks roaming around. It's not just a pretty sight though, there's so much history here. Leo Carillo, the actor from the old western movies, used to own this place. Now, it's open to the public, and let me tell you, it's perfect for a day out with the family or just soaking in some California history. Trust me, once you visit, you'll want to keep coming back for more.

Alright, check this out: Los Robles Greens Golf Course is tucked into the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, right in Thousand Oaks, not too far from LA, about 39 miles or so. Now, let me tell ya, it's not your average golf spot. Nope, it's like getting a taste of that fancy private club life without the membership hassles. Its essentially a public corse in a very private setting! You've got top-notch golf, fancy amenities, and service that's off the charts, all available to everyone, seven days a week. It's like living the VIP life without breaking the bank. 

So, Morgan Hill Estate? It makes being a Temecula Wedding Photographer, the best! It's this super gorgeous Georgian Country Manor, all inspired by those fancy homes you'd find back the South before the Civil War. Picture this: 20 acres smack dab in the middle of Temecula Wine Country. And get this, it was totally revamped by this hotshot designer from Charleston, South Carolina, Merrill Benfield. His touch? Pure magic. Seriously, you'll feel like you've stepped right into the past with the historic rose garden and this massive 3,000 square foot pavilion for parties. Your crew? They'll be all warm and fuzzy on your special day.

Green Gables in San Marcos, California, is a truly remarkable venue. Trademark Venues is branch of venues in San Marcos California known for being some of the best in the game! This venue has sprawling grounds, adorned with majestic oak trees and vibrant gardens, create a captivating atmosphere for couples exchanging vows. They have the cutest twinkly lights sprinkled throughout the venue! Widely acclaimed by Temecula and San Marcos wedding photographers alike, Green Gables offers an abundance of picturesque settings for capturing timeless moments. From the charming gazebo to the enchanting pathways, every corner of this venue exudes elegance and romance. Couples are drawn to its unique blend of natural beauty and timeless sophistication, making Green Gables a cherished choice for unforgettable wedding celebrations.

The Lane in San Diego stands as an exceptional outdoor wedding venue, capturing the essence of Southern California's natural beauty. With its lush gardens, towering trees, and panoramic views, it offers couples a romantic and idyllic setting for their special day. Renowned among San Diego wedding photographers, The Lane provides an array of stunning backdrops for capturing timeless moments. Its serene ambiance and elegant charm make it a sought-after destination for couples seeking a picturesque and unforgettable wedding experience. From intimate ceremonies to grand receptions, The Lane provides a seamless blend of sophistication and tranquility, ensuring every aspect of the celebration is nothing short of perfection.

The Adamson House in Malibu is a breathtaking historic landmark nestled along the picturesque coast of Southern California. Renowned for its stunning Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and exquisite gardens, it serves as an enchanting backdrop for weddings. Couples seeking a romantic and timeless setting often choose the Adamson House for their special day, enchanted by its beauty and charm. With its meticulously preserved interiors, intricate tilework, and sweeping ocean views, it offers an unparalleled ambiance for celebrations. From intimate ceremonies to grand receptions, it provides a perfect blend of luxury and natural beauty, creating cherished memories that last a lifetime. Whether exchanging vows in the serene courtyard or dancing under the stars, a wedding at the Adamson House in Malibu is sure to be a dream come true.

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Ok lets talk about La Quinta Palm Springs wedding venue – it's like the ultimate spot for saying "I do" in style! First off, you've got those desert vibes, so you know your wedding pics are gonna be Instagram-worthy. And the venue? It's got everything you could dream of – from beautiful ballrooms to lush outdoor spaces. Plus, they've got a team of pros who will handle all the details so you can just focus on having the time of your life. And let's not forget about the perks – think spa days, golf outings, and maybe even a pool party to celebrate your big day. Trust me, if you're looking for a wedding venue that's as fabulous as you are, La Quinta Palm Springs is where it's at!

 Situated in San Clemente, California, this iconic venue boasts five distinct spaces tailored to suit any occasion. Visitors are invited to explore the possibilities and begin crafting their own memorable moments. Right next to Ole Hanson in San Clemente, you've got the Casino San Clemente, and let me tell you, it's got some serious perks! First off, you're in prime beach territory, so those ocean views?  Plus, with five unique event spaces, you've got options galore for hosting everything from weddings to corporate events. And the best part? The historic charm of the venue adds a touch of magic to any occasion. So, whether you're tying the knot or just looking to party, Ole Hanson and the Casino San Clemente have got you covered!

Hartley Botanica is a really genuine venue for weddings. Picture this: it's like stepping into a dreamy oasis with its vibrant plants, colorful blooms, and serene ponds. The natural beauty of the surroundings creates a magical atmosphere that's perfect for celebrating special occasions. Plus, they offer a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, so you can customize your event to fit your vision perfectly. With their attention to detail and excellent service, Hartley Botanica ensures that every event is unforgettable. So, if you're looking for a venue that combines natural beauty with top-notch service, Hartley Botanica is definitely a great choice!

Coyote Hills Golf Course – it's like the ultimate spot for any kind of event, seriously! Picture this: you've got this romantic vibe going on, with breathtaking views all around. And the best part? It's not just weddings – they host everything from golf tournaments to holiday parties. Plus, they've got all sorts of packages and menu options to choose from, so you can customize your event just how you like it. And the team? They're super friendly and ready to help you out every step of the way. So, if you want to host an epic event that'll have everyone talking, Coyote Hills Golf Course is where it's at!

Oh, let me tell you why Terra Laguna in Laguna Beach is one of the ultimate wedding destinations! First off, it's like stepping into a magical garden oasis right by the sea. Its GIVING coastal for sure! I'm talking about lush greenery, twinkling lights, and those stunning ocean views that'll take your breath away. And get this – they've got these amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, so you can say your "I do's" wherever your heart desires. Plus, the team there? They're pros at making dreams come true. From the decorations to the food, they'll handle everything so you can just relax and enjoy your big day. So, if you're looking for a wedding venue that's got that wow factor and then some, Terra Laguna is where it's at!

Pala Mesa Resort? Let me tell you, it's got that special something that sets it apart from the rest. First off, picture this: nestled in the heart of Fallbrook, it's like you're in your own little paradise. But what really makes it stand out? The vibe, man. It's got this perfect mix of laid-back California charm and upscale luxury. Plus, they've got all these awesome amenities – think golf, spa, and even a pool with a view. And when it comes to weddings, they've got it down to a science. From the ceremony to the reception, they'll make sure every little detail is perfect. So, if you're looking for a venue that's as unique and unforgettable as your love story, Pala Mesa Resort is where it's at!

SMOG SHOPPE
THE VALENTINE
GRAND GIMENO
LOMBARDI HOUSE
THE GREYSTONE MANSION
RANCHO LOS LAMOS
EBELL LONG BEACH 
HANGAR 21
TRIVOLI 
TWIN OAKS
FRANCISCAN GARDENS  
THE GROVE REDLANDS 
COTO VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
ANAHEIM HILLS GOLF COURSE 
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THE STONEHURST LA
ESTATE ON 2ND
SHERMAN LIBRARY
THE RITZ CARLTON 
SANTA MONICA PROPER
THE LONDON WEST HOLLYWOOD
ETHEREAL GARDENS 
THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL 
HUMMINGBIRD NEST RANCH
BEL-AIR BAY CLUB
TERRANEA RESORT PALOS VERDES

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This is so huge when choosing a wedding venue! Some venues only allow you to arrive 1.5 to 2 hours before the Cermeony starts. To assure a stress-free day, it's best to have full access to the venue all day! 

Arrival Time

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Effective communication among your vendor team is vital for a successful wedding day. It's crucial to have clarity on who your main contact will be throughout the entire process, from inquiry to the wedding day, to ensure seamless coordination and execution of your vision.

Communication

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Are you the only wedding happening at your venue on your special day? So many of my previous brides were not aware of multiple weddings going on at your venue the same day!

One Wedding Per Day

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What does your venue do about unexpected whether? If it rains, if it's windy, what is your venue plan B? Do they supply a tent, do they have an indoor space? Do they have blankets and umbrellas if its sprinkling and cold? 

Weather

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What does your venue supply you with? From planners and coordinators to linens, tables, and rentals! If the venue is large do they provide you with a golf cart?  Do they charge extra to take advantage of certain areas of the venues?  Some venues charge to use all areas of the location. 

Ameninties

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Does your venue look naturally stunning to you? Does the space speak to you without adding much? If you love your venue without decor, florals or adding too much, then that's the venue for you! 

Addititives

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Think of your wedding venue as a quick getaway – it's all about experiencing and sharing new things with your loved ones. Ideally your venue offers the chance to create unforgettable memories together with versatile views like gardens, walls, backdrops and landscapes.

Varieties

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Getting ready at your venue can reduce stress by eliminating the need to coordinate accommodations and transportation for you, your partner, and the wedding party. With one central location for photography, you'll get more candid shots and a more relaxed, enjoyable experience throughout the day.

On-Site Getting Ready

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Having on-site parking at your venue simplifies coordination by eliminating the need for additional vendors like valet or shuttle services.  Planning ahead saves you from last-minute scrambling and unexpected expenses related to parking arrangements.

Reliable Parking

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Natural light, whether from windows or skylights, is universally flattering and ideal for capturing various moments throughout the day. Spaces bathed in natural light allow for dynamic storytelling as the light evolves, enhancing the visual appeal of your photos.

Natural Lighting

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Consider adding cafe lights, twinkle lights, or uplighting if your budget permits, as they create a romantic ambiance ideal for both indoor and outdoor receptions. These lighting choices elevate the atmosphere and contribute to stunning photo opportunities.

Reception Lighting

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THINGS TO CONSIDER

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Aja and her team were so essential to the success for our big wedding day! We found Aja originally on Instagram and loved her style of photography. Immediately after finding her website, we reached out to her to see if we could hire her for our wedding and she responded quickly. Her pricing is affordable and she even included a complimentary engagement photoshoot.  Throughout our time with Aja, she was punctual, reliable, and gave great advice for posing and backdrops. Our wedding pictures turned out amazing and we couldn't be happier to have her part of our big day. She captured the important moments that we will remember forever. Thank you again Aja and team!

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