For all soon-to-be wed couples who are sun-seeking, beach-loving, outdoorsies with a penchant for vineyards, wide-open spaces and hippie or high-end enclaves, Malibu, California is the perfect place for your dream wedding destination. We’ve gathered together one seriously amazing list of wedding venues in this well-known coastal hideaway. Year round warm weather, stunning sites and access to some of the most distinguished photographers, florists’ and wedding planners in the entire country, what more could you ask for? Whether you’re looking for equestrian country simplicity, beach-front bliss, high end private estates or a day of "I-do's" high up in the mountains… Malibu’s got you covered. The best part? We’ve already done the research and digging for you, all you have to do is read on for your perfect happily ever after!
Ever wished for your very own castle in the clouds for a night? Malibu Rocky Oaks is one of Malibu’s most luxurious, French inspired, did-I-transport-to-Tuscany wedding venues. Throw in a heli-pad for oh-so-very Pinterest-worthy pics, infinity pool, insane views of the Pacific Ocean and acres of gorgeous vineyards and it's hands-down one of the most beautiful wedding venues we've seen, maybe ever. BOOK THIS VENUE
When we got the inside scoop that multiple celebrities were vying for a Saddlerock Ranch Malibu wedding, we knew they were serious about this special place. This 1,000 acre working ranch with an insane 2,000 person capacity is ideal for the largest, most extravagant wedding ceremonies as well as the sweetest & most intimate I-do's for up to 100. With four distinct and seperate venues to choose from, there isn't a style of wedding that wouldn't feel right at home here among the acres of vineyards, wildlife and magnificent views. Bonus: Our Marketing Director made this her wedding venue of choice, choosing to exchange vows in the Garden and dance the night away under weeping oak trees set with delicate, hanging twinkle lights surrounded by vineyards and Stanley the resident giraffe! BOOK THIS VENUE
Overlooking some of Malibu’s most beautiful valleys and vineyards, Cielo Farms is one wedding venue for your Fantasy Pinterest board. A wood trimmed, grey stone barn sits peacefully atop a leveled hillside, yet located way up in the rolling hills of Malibu. Highlights include a peaceful infinity pool and generous grassy area, and if you’re feeling extra playful, rows of grape-laced vineyards to run through. BOOK THIS VENUE
Revel in the natural allure that is Triunfo Creek Vineyards. Relaxing outdoor atmosphere, killer sunsets, and minimalistic architectural details allow for up to 500 of your closest to soak up a night filled with good company, great food, and even better beverages. If you’re looking to host an all out amazing Malibu garden wedding party, this may just be the place for you. BOOK THIS VENUE
Set primarily in the outdoors, with views overlooking all of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, Great Spirits Ranchis your quintessential nature wedding venue. Gallop on horseback into your wedding ceremony, get some after party shut eye in a tipi or honeymoon it up in a decked out yurt… this place is that cool. Let your creative juices flow and the rest will take care of itself. BOOK THIS VENUE
Nestled under the shaded leaves and oak tree limbs, this Topanga Canyon wedding venue does everything just right; we for real just want to hang out here all day long. Everything from the outdoor wood amphitheatre, grassy meadow, banquet hall and overhanging string lights, The 1909 lends itself as a can’t miss wedding reception venue. BOOK THIS VENUE
Reminiscent of Old Hollywood, this legendary leisure club is what party dreams are made of. Built to be a "country place by the sea," this property sparkles whether dressed up or down. With uninterupted views of the Pacific Ocean, guests can see all the way to the Santa Monica Pier and then some. The property allows you to host up to 600 of your closest family and friends. Additionally, surrounding palm trees and endless views of the ocean make tying the knot that much sweeter. BOOK THIS VENUE
Pier into your future at Malibu Farm—pun totally intended. An all-white interior with pops of color and retro-inspired design elements are both on-trend and timeless. Although minimalistic, this restaurant and bar can be easily turned into the wedding venue you’ve always wanted. With the help of renowned chef Helen Henderson, she’ll have you and your guests' taste buds going wild. BOOK THIS VENUE
Known as one of the premier outdoor wedding venues in Los Angeles, Old Canyon Ranch takes southern charm and puts a West Coast, California twist on it. Glance up as you meander through the grounds and you’ll find yourself beneath the boughs of dozens of oak trees, creating an out-of-this-world natural cathedral. Added details of handmade wood benches, mood lighting and a complete wine tasting room produce the ideal atmosphere for entertaining. BONUS: Heather Morris of Glee fame chose this very spot to do her "I-do's!"
Located on the famous Pacific Coast Highway, directly between Santa Monica and Malibu, Gladstone’s is a go-to for any wedding reception. Gladstones is one of the few restaurants with direct beach access and a Conditional Use Permit, which allows for private events right on the sun-kissed California sand. Indulge in craft cocktails, colorful dishes, and moonlight dancing at this premier location. BOOK THIS VENUE
Gather together with your loved ones for an all out garden party on the ocean at the famous Adamson House. Beautifully Spanish-styled with hand-painted frescos and maaaaaajor #tileinspo, it's a no-brainer to see why this historic beach house turned highly sought after Malibu wedding venue estate is so popular. It would be hard not to take detailed design notes while walking the grounds, particularly the floor-to-ceiling hand painted mosaics and vibrant tiles… not to mention they make for a perfect backdrop for a selfie or photo op.
Arguably recollective of Monet’s Gardens at Giverny, Chateau de Grace radiates romanticism. It’s as if you’ve walked into a fairy-tale with picture perfect grounds and abundant plant life. Lily pad ponds, stone pathways, delicious fruit trees, and plenty of intimate hideaways for when you want to escape the party chaos; this Malibu wedding retreat may just be your saving grace—in physical form. BOOK THIS VENUE
Rancho del Cielo is located in the hills above Paradise Cove, with a spectacular ocean view, an acre of gardens, olive groves, oak trees, rustic trails and an old California cottage, which all make for one of the dreamiest and jaw-dropping Malibu wedding venues we've come across. Think an California ranch house settled deep into a garden filled with roses, jasmine and lavender that looks out over meadows to the ocean. By day you'll see the Channel Islands -- Santa Catalina, San Clemente, Santa Barbara and the distant blue hills of Rancho Palos Verdes. By night the moon and stars compete with the blazing necklace of lights around the Santa Monica Bay. There are three miles of trails through the chaparral below the olive grove and the gardens have spacious lawns and quiet romantic corners, outdoor fireplaces and breathtaking views.
Malibu has no shortage of stunning wedding venue locations, but if you're looking for real honest-to-God romance, The Inn of the Seventh Ray has got you covered. Think candle light under the stars, grand old sycamores, waterfalls and winding brick pathways. This Topanga Canyon wedding venue is draped in dramatic canopied tents surrounded by manicured gardens and a menu with the freshest organic foods and wines. Warning, you may find yourself asking to stay an extra day or two!
Set the mood and dim the lights please because we are going wild over this Malibu wedding venue estate. When you picture Malibu with it’s enviable views, lush green hills and over-the-top architecture, Stone Manor fits exactly that. High up in the Malibu hills, this wedding location is heaven on earth for couples who can’t resist feeling like they are in, well, one of the most spectacular spots in California. You’ll find yourself wanting a rewind button just to go back and experience this place and your wedding all over again—but hey, who could blame you.