City rooftops, forest retreats and desert oases—we love California for its bounty of stunning settings for poolside entertaining. Whether you’re hosting an intimate evening affair or an afternoon packed with festivities, we’ve gathered the very best venues the Golden State has to offer. Think mingling and sipping cocktails by the pool instead of in...although there’s always time for that later!
This desert oasis brings a touch of Moroccan flair to your poolside affair. Fall in love with the architectural details, tiled accents and charming decor elements that surround the pool space, which can accommodate up to 130 people.
Located in the heart of LA’s Koreatown, The LINE LA offers a cool, urban setting for your next poolside party. Take advantage of Openaire, the elegant greenhouse restaurant adjacent to the pool that features a menu from two-time Michelin-starred chef Josiah Citrin.
This vintage hotel captures the essence of western glam by effortlessly blending their natural rustic setting with a hip, retro-inspired design. Their saltwater pool may be small, but a dream spot for your close-knit gathering with a movie screen and sweeping twinkle lights across the pool.
This romantic Spanish-style estate has indoor and outdoor pools to choose from, though their outdoor location is truly magical. Surrounded by a stunning desert backdrop and a dreamy pop of color, there’s simply no better venue for your intimate poolside party.
Ace is everything a California pool party should be with mid-century modern decor, a desert backdrop and, oh yeah, two incredible pools to choose from. When hosting your next bash, look to the Commune, a private event space with glass walls that open up to a glamorous circular pool.
Pepper Tree Estate may be a farmhouse at heart, but their sleek tiles and wooden furnishings bring a refreshing, modern touch to the space. Take advantage of their outdoor fire pits and infinity pool, where you can add your personal touch with floating candles or flowers.
Bright, beautiful and coastal-chic, Hotel Joaquin is the spot for a quintessential California party. Take advantage of the lawn space adjacent to the pool, which can be set up with tables or cocktail perusing before enjoying the cool, relaxed atmosphere poolside.
With hidden bungalows and winding paths among lush landscaping, the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore feels like its own tropical oasis. Their two pools each have their own unique identity, one perfect for small gatherings with peaceful foilage and a Spanish touch, the other for your grand affair overlooking the ocean beyond.
Nestled in the Temecula wine country, the pool at BOTTAIA is the ideal setting for a modern, relaxing get together. The pool also has a full-service cocktail bar, vineyard views and house wine selections.
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This dreamy California setting is contemporary rustic-chic and ideal for entertaining! Host your casual gathering poolside with ocean views—plus, you have the space to set up a tent for those extra sunny days!
Mr. C’s offers a destination-style venue with panoramic views, private cabanas and a private yacht-feel. The teak deck adds to the elegant atmosphere, contrasting the shimmering, bright blue pool in the center.
Millennial pink loungers and rooftop city views—what’s not to love about Broken Shaker?! The venue is ideal for your trendy city-chic bash, complete with a mod wooden pool bar and handcrafted cocktails.
The Land is a tranquil, picturesque retreat tucked in the serene natural landscape of Northern California. While the entire property offers idyllic backdrops, the sparkling saltwater pool is where you’ll want to host, surrounded by sprawling meadows and lush forests.