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    Top Wedding Venues in California

    September 13, 2019

    From sandy beaches to lush gardens, the state of California offers a variety of beautiful backdrops for your nuptials. With most of the state enjoying a Mediterranean climate, it’s a year-round option for those who want to celebrate in the sun. See what top destinations we found for wedding planners in the Golden State.  

     

     

    1. Palace of Fine Arts (San Francisco)

     

    This beautiful outdoor venue was originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific exhibition and is now available for weddings for up to 3,000 guests. It offers over 140,000 square feet of indoor space, plus ample on-site parking and bridal suites. With included event security, equipment rental, and vendor support, it promises a day-of-event team to standby and ensure every perfect detail. The Greco-Roman rotunda and colonnades are a stately centerpiece to the greenery landscapes, lagoon, and exhibition areas. Learn more here

     

     

     

    1. The Conservatory of Flowers (San Francisco)

     

    Inside Golden Gate Park is a bounty of horticultural delights that form five floral exhibit galleries. Choose lush indoor gardens, an outdoor pavilion, a tranquil terrace, or a spacious greenhouse as the setting for your special day. All wedding bookings include a team of staff, parking, tables and chairs, sound system, security services, and access to the new Lillypad Lounge – a quiet spot for the bridal party to get ready. Choose this San Francisco botanical spot for your event of up to 150 guests. Learn more here

     

     

     

    1. Parq Event Center (San Diego)

     

    With room for up to 1,800 guests, this epic event center totals 30,000 total square footage and a wide range of delightful amenities. The Parq Event Center is located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarters and offers a state-of-the-art sound system, LED screen, dance floor, and projection wall in the nightclub. Outdoors, an open-aired dining space features lighted trees for a dreamy landscape that will make your vows seem truly magical. Learn more here

     

     

     

    1. The Cuvier Club (San Diego)

     

    This updated venue in La Jolla offers an amazing 9,000 square feet of customizable space right near Cuvier Park. It accommodates up to 300 seated guests in a bougainvillea garden and is within a short distance of the Wedding Bowl, so your ceremony isn’t far away! This location has been voted as the most popular wedding spot for eight years. Learn more here

     

     

     

    1. Meadowood (Napa Valley)

     

    This scenic resort, established in 1979, is a country club-turned local meet-up for those who love wine and enjoy the allure of Napa Valley. With room for 150 – 200 guests, you can showcase all that the area has to offer, from tasty wines to the savoriest dishes. Meadowood also offers elopement packages, with a stay in a private suite, officiant, florals, food, and even a cake! Learn more here

     

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    1. The Reef (Long Beach)

     

    This restaurant with beautiful views is a wedding must-see, offering a classic California surf and turf menu, with a slight Polynesian twist! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Long Beach skyline, full-service amenities for up to 1000 guests, and a variety of spaces to choose from for the perfect day or evening nuptials. Pick between a patio event, terrace ceremony, ballroom affair, or a gazebo view. The Reef will handle every detail of the special date! Learn more here.

     

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    1. Candela La Brea (Los Angeles)

     

    This historically-preserved, art-deco-inspired venue in the heart of Miracle Mile is all about the Hollywood glamour life. With standing room for up to 600, the whole or half event room at Candela La Brea is an L.A. treasure that everyone will be swooning over! Enjoy the 40-foot dome ceiling with LED lighting, custom VIP tables, wood flooring, and stage. You won't have to worry about fine dining with the in-house, five-star catering team at your service! Learn more here.

     

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    1. Ebell of Los Angeles

     

    The Ebell women’s club has been offering its ballrooms, art salon, courtyard Garden, and two green rooms for the public to rent for years. With seating for over 1,000 guests, it’s a tri-level landmark with a mixture of Italian Renaissance décor and its 1920’s practicality. The mid-Wilshire locale is easy to get to and surrounded by al the things L.A. fans love most. Get event management pros to help with every step, food and drink menus you won’t forget, and extra perks like on-sight parking, luxury linens, and custom event lighting, too! Learn more here.

     

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    1. Exchange LA

     

    With an impressive four stories to enjoy – and space for over a thousand guests, Exchange LA is the way to go big with your wedding! A historic 1930’s build with many rooms, bars, and open areas to enjoy, it combines the charm of early-L.A. with the modern necessities you need for a truly exceptional wedding experience. Get lighting, sound, LED, and more! This venue provides in-house catering and drinks only. Learn more here.

     

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    1. Staglin Family Vineyard (Napa)

     

    This Napa Vineyard offers an intimate way to share your special vows with family and friends. The historic Stekter homestead has plenty of space to drink, dine, and dance the night away. Let their celebrity chefs help you create the best farm-to-table experience to commemorate your event. The surrounding organic vineyards and gardens are a true one-of-a-kind scene for all those touching wedding photos. Learn more here.

     

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    1. Encore Event Center (San Diego)

     

    The Encore Event Center offers a flexible space with over 30,000 square feet of room for vows, food, and all those magical moments. The on-site staff is experienced in helping plan every detail, including flowers, lighting, and A/V tech. Choose from their seven unique indoor and outdoor areas, or book several for a large gathering. This San Diego favorite also has a private chapel and a 400-person banquet hall. Learn more here

     

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    1. Palomar Pool Deck and Lounge (San Diego)

     

    Also known as the “SummerSalt” or the “Level Four Pool Deck and Lounge,” this Kimpton hotel offers a private booking for their Palomar swim suite for smaller weddings and receptions. The 7,000 square-foot deck and pool comes with customized catering from world-class culinary geniuses. Up to 360 guests can mingle around the water, which is beautiful at night. This unique setting will keep everyone talking about your wedding. Learn more here