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These Orange County Wedding Venues Will Have You Saying “I Do” ASAP

Orange County’s neighbor to the north may steal the spotlight most days (no hard feelings, LA), but this coastal county is making waves of their own with unique wedding venues fit for every bride. Beyond the oceanfront showstoppers you expect in southern California—don’t worry, those beauties are accounted for—you’ll also find intimate venues in Spanish villas, canyon retreats and contemporary galleries. Looking to add a touch of adventure to your big day? The OC delivers with a lush zoological landscape or even a helicopter grand entrance. In short? Whatever you’re dreaming, Orange County makes a reality, and we’ve got the details below!

Reporter: Erica Nichols

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Montage Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, California
Your special day can include mesmerizing views of the Pacific and luxury accommodations at Montage, perched above the bluffs of Laguna Beach. Make your coastal wedding a reality on their waterfront lawn space or select their grand ballroom for a more lavish affair. 
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Hangar 21learn more

Now talk about making an entrance! Hangar 21 offers you a one-of-a-kind chance to make a grand statement by arriving via helicopter on your big day. The rest of the evening will continue to wow in the versatile indoor/outdoor industrial venue.
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Paséa Hotel & Spa

Huntington Beach, California
Dream beach weddings are Paséa’s specialty, thanks to their oceanfront views and cool coastal decor. Whether you’re in the Blue Room, Sapphire Ballroom or Ocean Lawn, the dreamy ocean is never out of sight. 
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Rancho Las Lomaslearn more

This rustic-chic hideaway is surrounded by a lush zoological garden, apple trees and antique accents. Their open-air amphitheater is a stunning setting for your ceremony, with villas nearby on-site for overnight guests. For a totally unique touch, ask about a private viewing of their tiger, Lily!
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The Muckenthaler Mansionlearn more

The restored Spanish Colonial mansion already makes a statement with its unique architecture and vintage accents. Now add the nine acres of park-like green and you have a picturesque wedding for the books.
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The Richard Nixon Library & Museumlearn more

    The Richard Nixon Library offers a lush and elegant ambiance for your big day. The venue’s rose gardens and shimmering pool are ideal for an outdoor ceremony. For those looking for an indoor reception, the White House East Room is an impressive setting complete with grand chandeliers and marble fireplaces.
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    The Villa San Juan Capistranolearn more

    Old Spanish charm and California romance are at the heart of this San Juan Capistrano venue. The cozy Villa features French antique decor, mahogany wood and an intimate courtyard surrounded by peaceful acacias.
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    Giracci Vineyards and Farmslearn more

    We love the Tuscan charm of Giracci Vineyards. Your outdoor wedding will make a statement with historic buildings, a rustic barn, peaceful creeks, and grand oak trees just as the backdrop alone! 
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    Seven Degreeslearn more

    This award-winning venue keeps the modern bride in mind with a stylish, contemporary indoor/outdoor gallery as its focal point. The best part? It’s full-service, so their dedicated coordinating team will help you pull off the stress-free wedding of your dreams right down to the tiny details.
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    Rose Centerlearn more

    Everything’s coming up roses (of course!) at this expansive Westminster venue. Traditional meets urban here, with classic chandeliers and banquet halls, and then floor-to-ceiling windows for an edgy touch. 
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    Pepper Tree Estatelearn more

    Pepper Tree Estate has a multitude of cool ceremony and reception spots to choose from throughout the farmhouse property. The infinity pool, citrus grove and modern main site are a few of our favorites—but look out for the greenhouse, launching summer 2019!
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    Alleylujahlearn more

    Envisioning an industrial yet intimate wedding? Look no further than this alley hideaway in Costa Mesa. Alleylujah carved out an open, airy venue between two commercial buildings for an exclusive affair complete with eclectic accents and a cool outdoor green space.
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    Cooks Chapellearn more

    Cooks Chapel is a peaceful respite inside the bustling Anaheim Packing House (which your guests will love to explore while you and your wedding party are doing photos). The all-white space can be personalized to your theme, but the main feature is their full-service “Heavens Kitchen” from one of the Packing House’s expert chefs.
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    The Estate on Secondlearn more

    A restored 1923 Georgian colonial venue, The Estate on Second exudes effortless charm with original exposed beams and exposed brick. The space was created with versatility in mind, able to breathe life into any elegant elements you’re dreaming up.
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    The Harper

    Costa Mesa, California
    This luxury event space can host both intimate and grand receptions, accommodating up to 300 guests, with an inviting contemporary atmosphere. Take advantage of their bride and groom lounges, as well as scenic gardens for the ceremony.
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    Fig & Olive Newport Beachlearn more

    This French Riviera-inspired restaurant has spacious accommodations surrounded by lush gardens and olive trees in both their indoor and outdoor spaces. They can host up to 330 of your guests, and you can choose from a number of celebration spots, including the terrace, lounge, wine room and orchard room.
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    The Colony Houselearn more

    The Colony House is a refreshing contemporary venue featuring rustic Craftsman architecture and stylish accents throughout the house. Make use of the indoor and outdoor locations and fall in love with those exposed beams.
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    RSVP Event Spacelearn more

    This urban retreat captured our hearts with indoor market lights, exposed brick and industrial accents. The blank slate mantra is key here, ideal for the creative brides looking to add a personal touch to their big day.
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    The Casino San Clementelearn more

    Once a beloved dance hall for Hollywood starlets Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and more, the restored Casino San Clemente captures the old glamour and romance of California. Beach brides can take advantage of the venue’s seaside location and their picturesque rose garden and courtyard.
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    Social Workspacelearn more

    This creative pad is a hip workspace hangout most days, but come time for your bridal shower or wedding reception (or both!), the perfect host for an eclectic, artistic gathering with string lights, pink neon signs and modern accents. 
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    Plaza de Magdalena by Sundried Tomatolearn more

    The open-air courtyard of Plaza de Magdalena is situated in the heart of San Juan Capistrano’s charming town center.  Wrought iron gates, twinkling string lights and a peaceful waterfall are all traditional touches to this modern setting.
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    Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marinalearn more

    Newport Dunes delivers the dream backdrop for any coastal wedding with tranquil waterfront views of Newport Bay. At this romantic resort, you can take your pick from several idyllic settings, including outdoor pavilions and indoor venues with prime water views.
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