Here’s a list of Top 7 wedding venues (that are not hotels) in Orange County that are suitable for mid-size weddings of any culture – be it North Indian, South Indian, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, or American. Each venue has their own unique features that the bride and groom will find pleasurable.
Coyote Hills Golf Course
Contact info: (714) 672-6800
Address: 1440 East Bastanchury Road, Fullerton, CA 92835
The Coyote Hills Golf Course provides a picture perfect location for the wedding of your dreams in Southern California. With plenty of beautiful views in the morning or a spectacular sunset, your wedding ceremony will not be short of breathtaking. This golf course boasts picturesque waterfalls, bubbling streams and sweeping views of beautifully landscaped grounds for your post-wedding and pre-reception photoshoot. With a capacity of 250 to 280, the Coyote Hills Golf Course has indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony locations available. With the option for outside catering or a custom designed menu, all your culinary needs will be fulfilled.
Black Gold Golf Course
Contact info: (714) 706-3963
Address: 1 Black Gold Drive, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
The Black Gold Golf Course is a fairly affordable wedding and reception venue placed in the foothills of Yorba Linda. With rolling hills, golf course vistas, lakes and waterfalls, you can’t go wrong with this 220 capacity outdoor wedding and indoor reception venue. The outdoor ceremony is held at The Falls Ceremony site, with picturesque views of lakes and waterfalls, which adds to the beauty of the post-wedding pictures. The beautiful clubhouse affords dramatic views, boasts natural lighting, amber glass chandeliers and high ceilings to make the perfect venue for your dream reception.
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Contact info: Jackie Augustyn | (714) 364-1180
Address: 18001 Yorba Lind Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library is known for hosting Orange County’s most talked about wedding ceremonies and receptions. The elegant Nixon Library contains Orange County’s largest public Rose Garden, the perfect setting for your outdoor garden wedding ceremony. Their expansive lawn accommodates up to 400 guests. Snap your wedding photos with a back drop of their tranquil reflecting pool or the intimate Birthplace cottage, surrounded by pepper trees. Celebrate the marriage of two beautiful people by hosting a reception in the replica of the White House East Room, featuring three stunning crystal chandeliers, golden Italian silk draperies and imported marble fireplaces and a capacity of 360. This venue is ideal for that non-hotel Indian wedding experience.
The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills Golf Course
Contact info: (714) 998-3041
Address: 6501 E Nohl Ranch Rd, Anaheim Hills, CA
The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills Golf Course offers their elegant Grand Ballroom for your wedding and reception celebration with a capacity of 350 guests (with dance floor). The outdoor wedding ceremony site is perfect with an amazing backdrop of the gorgeous golf course. This venue allows for outdoor catering; whether you’re planning a South Asian pre-wedding raas-garba or mehendi, a wedding ceremony with a baarat and mandap, or a Persian wedding with a sofre, all your needs will be taken care of.
[seven-degrees] Laguna Beach
Contact info: (949) 556-4462
Address: 891 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Named Top Five in Best Wedding Venues in Orange County by OC Hotlist 2016, [seven-degrees] Laguna Beach is a unique wedding and reception venue set against the backdrop of the beautiful Laguna Canyon. With a guest capacity of 300 or so, this venue has waterfalls and a hillside terrace that makes the perfect setting for intimate yet outdoor wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions along with post-wedding and pre-reception pictures.
Dove Canyon Country Club
Contact info: (949) 793-9248
Address: 22682 Golf Club Drive, Dove Canyon, CA 92679
The Dove Canyon Country Club is a premier location for elegant weddings and receptions. Located in the hills of southern Orange County, this venue is a picturesque setting for both indoor and outdoor weddings. Indoor ceremonies are held in a sunken lounge, with floor-to-cathedral ceiling windows lit by skylight that suspends you over the canyon. The outdoor ceremonies are held on the picturesque terrace, with a backdrop of a pond bordered with seasonal flowers and rock formations and an awe-inspiring canyon vista that extends for miles. This venue offers stunning views for each and every photo in your wedding photo album. With a maximum capacity of 280 in the Ballroom, your reception celebration offers breathtaking views of the golf course. The Ballroom offers plenty of natural lighting through the floor-to-ceiling windows, skylight in the peaked ceiling and a fireplace located at either end of the room.
Environmental Nature Center
Contact info: (949) 645-8489
Address: 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663
The Environmental Nature Center is a fairly affordable beautiful outdoor wedding and reception venue which are surrounded by a canopy of trees, blankets of flowers and glistening ponds. With a maximum capacity of 300 guests, they have the experience of butterflies floating around them as they bask in the garden area. A fire pit is available for an ambiance filled with natural glow from the warm fire. Awe-inspiring tall trees and bright green ferns sprawl all around the venue. This venue has beautiful views for your wedding and reception photoshoot which is perfect for that ‘outdoorsy’ spirit in you.