Top Stunning Wedding Venues in Orange County

Getting married in Orange County means having an abundance of options because it is a place of astounding versatility. It carries so much natural beauty, historical marks, and scenic settings. So, when searching for wedding venues in Orange County, coming to a decision can become overwhelming. 

As an Orange County Wedding Photographer, I have seen couples struggling to make the right choice, so I have created a list of some of the most extraordinary places to tie the knot! Below, you will see some stunning spots that can give you the dreamy celebration just like you’ve envisioned it. 

1) Talega Golf Club 
Location: San Clemente, California

Talega Golf Club is known for its breathtaking panoramic views and inimitable charm. It is the ideal place for magical Orange County weddings and couples who cherish authenticity and natural splendor. With its spectacular landscapes of the hills of California and with the beach near by, it can offer a marvelous backdrop for your big day! I will be photographing a wedding here in February of 2024 and I CANNOT WAIT to capture my clients fairytale wedding here! 

2) Rancho Las Lomas 
Location: Silverado, California 

If you are looking for unique wedding venues in Orange County, look no further than the beauty of natural surroundings. Rancho Las Lomas has spectacular botanical gardens that can make your bridal celebration magnificent. You can make some dreamy memories in this fairytale-like setting! I had the honor of capturing an Indian ceremony at this venue and let me tell you, it was BREATH-TAKING! This venue already brings so much natural beauty on its own. This venue has layers of property to work with and every bit of it is so stunning! You will not be disappointed booking your wedding here!

3) Marbella Country Club
Location:  San Juan Capistrano, California

Orange County wedding venues with ocean views are some of the most precious ones in California. Marbella Country Club is one of them, so if a fascinating ambiance is your goal, then you should definitely opt for this spot. With an amazing outdoor area and majestic details, you will have the time of your life!

4) Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano
Location: San Juan Capistrano, California

A blend of history and luxury can make your big day truly unforgettable! Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano is a place where you can experience the magnificence of OC on another level with its lovely Spanish twist. You can exchange vows with an extraordinary backdrop of the ruins of The Great Stone Church while enjoying the extravagant venue surroundings. Enjoy the beautiful historic details on your special day with your forever partner! 

If you are getting married in California, do not hesitate to explore the beauty of the wedding venues in Orange County. You will not regret your decision and will surely have an unforgettable time. And most importantly, you will have unique photographs that will take you back to your big day every time you look at them!

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5) Montage Laguna Beach
Location: Laguna Beach, California

Luxury by the ocean? What a dream! This location really is one of a kind providing you with 5 different venues within the vicinity that you can choose from that would suit your dream wedding the best. As the heart of Southern California, experience Laguna Beach and it's amazing & breath taking views all while celebrating you and your love at this stunning location! 

6)  The Oceana Mansion
Location: Newport Beach, California

When Italy meets Southern California, you get the beautiful & elegant Oceana Mansion! With this venue's stunning details, you will be struck with its Italian romance feel! 20,000 square feet of it to be exact. A rose garden, vine arbors and even imported materials from Italy  surround this jaw-dropping property. If you want your dream wedding to be full of views & style, this is your sign to check this venue out! 

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7)  Coyote Hills Golf Course
Location: Fullerton, California

Something about having your wedding at a golf club just hits different. Here at Coyote Hills Golf Course, you can exchange your vows under a wisteria-draped pergola framed by a striking, two-tier waterfall while being surrounded by jasmine flowers, olive trees and so much greenery! Sounds pretty nice huh? We don't stop there though. All throughout the property, there are MANY gorgeous photo ops such as acres of green hummocks, footbridges, sand traps, and a gently flowing creek.  Everything here is so serene and peaceful and you will not be disappointed choosing Coyote Hills as your venue selection. 

8)  Muckenthaler Mansion
Location: Fullerton, California

Celebrate your love at this 1920's historic Spanish & Italian- Renaissance estate that contains multiple indoor and outdoor spaces that you can choose from. We're talking over 9 acres of property. Live your fantasy wedding inside where you can make turn of the century photos come to life and also outside where  the tall palms sway over you to make you feel like your'e in paradise. With its large space, picturesque architecture and beautiful gardens, this space will surely impress your guests and will allow you to live your dream wedding! 

9)  Franciscan Gardens
Location: San Juan Capistrano, California

In the heart of historic San Juan Capistrano, lies a gorgeous, secluded and enchanting venue that will allow your dream wedding to become a reality. Franciscan Gardens provides you with 5,000 square feet of space which includes an outdoor courtyard surrounded by historic-like & elegant wooden gates and blooming gardens. The inside space also compliments the property with its charming rustic style. And for my brides and grooms with larger wedding parties, 2 on-site suites are provided giving you a comforting luxurious feel. Create magic, create moments & celebrate your love at this one of a kind wedding venue!


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Mikey Mora Photography

I am an Orange County, CA wedding photographer serving couples in Southern California & beyond.