Life’s not JUST a beach in California. The golden state is a great destination because it has such varied landscapes from North to South, where you can achieve any style of event that you want by selecting from the different venue locations. You can break it up into the following venue settings: cityscapes, vineyards, desert oasis, beaches and forests. You can have all of these settings in ONE state.
The City Setting:. Urban it Up! Yes, you will bustle your gown, but you also love the hustle and bustle of the city. California has a wealth of awesome cities like San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. There are a plethora of loft-like venues to host your trip down the aisle at. San Diego’s Luce Loft is right smack dab in the middle of downtown.Design: Amorolgy | Photo: Fonyat Photography
Vineyard Setting: You will be the toast of the town! You love wine and you love wine at weddings, so for you a vineyard soiree is the only way. California is home to infamous Napa Valley where you can wed at Durham Ranch overlooking rolling hills of grapes. If Napa Valley is a bit out of the budget, you can host your wine-o wedding in Paso Robles, a small town just north of San Luis Obispo in Central California.
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Palm Springs, California
Desert Oasis Setting: If a desert landscape brimming with cactus, tumbleweeds and beautiful mountains is your venue setting of choice then drive straight to Palm Springs, also known as “Hollywood’s Playground”. There are an abundance of mid-century homes you can rent to host a private party or wedding at, including Twin Palms, the original estate of Frank Sinatra!!! Hollywood royalty, yes please. We also recommend the brand new Sparrows Hotel.
The Forest Setting: Forests and Trees, Puhhlease! You love greenery, pine needles and cute little squirrels nibbling on acorns. Big Sur is calling your name. We are smitten as kittens with Post Ranch Inn that offers a venue setting replete with an ocean breeze, but still amongst the giant trees. They also offer great elopement packages. We also love rustic Redwood venue Ampitheatre of the Redwoods. Photo: Let's Frolic Together
The Ocean Setting: Life IS a Beach and California is the land of Baywatch, so you cannot fathom NOT having a beachy keen event. Head straight to the old stomping grounds of David Hasselhoff AKA Malibu. We particularly love Calamigos Ranch. We also love oceanfront mansion party pad Casa Madrona that sleeps 24 guests and may be reserved for private events.