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20 stunning wedding venues in Southern California with the best views

October 6, 2022

As gorgeous as our region is, wedding planning in SoCal can be super intimidating. There’s a venue for everyone and every budget, and it can be a lot to wade through. You can opt for an intimate wedding at an industrial DTLA venue, a chic beachside wedding in Malibu, or a romantic vineyard wedding amongst rolling hills outside the city. TBH, we can’t even begin to narrow it down, but we *can* share what’s catching our eye as of late, from San Diego up through Santa Barbara. Keep reading below for 20 100LC approved wedding venues in Southern California that have the best views we’ve seen!

unique wedding venues in southern california Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm is a forever fave because of its stunning greenhouse and 50 acres of coastal farmland. Its location in Goleta is perfect if you love the beauty and tranquility of the Central Coast, but want to keep the drive to a couple hours for guests driving in from LA. (photo by Jacob Tovar, design by Wild Heart Events)

Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm (photo by Christine Donee)

Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm (photo by Christine Donee)

southern california wedding at cielo farms cielo farms Cielo Farms in Malibu, CA is a Tuscan-inspired estate with panoramic views of the Santa Monica Mountains.

(Photo by Jose Villa, design by Beth Helmstetter)

Botanica southern california wedding venue Botanica in Oceanside, CA offers three choices for wedding ceremonies amidst their hidden tropical paradise, which is surrounded by natural spring fed waterfalls, ponds, and lush gardens. (photo by Briana Nolan)

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You can’t go wrong with a photo opp like this! Inspired by Mediterranean grandeur, The Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego has everything a couple could ask for right on site, incredible vistas included. San Diego is a great place to get married because it’s a destination all your guests will love with warm and sunny temps throughout the whole year and a nice coastal breeze. (photo by Natalie Bray)

hummingbird nest ranch wedding photo by Briana Nolan

Every Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding we see is completely distinct from the last, thanks to all the beautiful areas on the property couples can consider for their ceremony and reception. There’s a villa, a lawn, a garden, and barn, to name a few areas to choose from! (photo by Briana Nolan)

See our weddings at Hummingbird Nest Ranch here

best wedding venues in southern california The O’Donnell House at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn is a mountainside venue featuring original tile floors and bathrooms, redwood ceilings, antique furniture, unique gardens, impressive rock work and amazing desert views. (photo by Brandon Bibbins)

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Calamigos Ranch in Malibu dates back to 1937 (photo by Melissa Gayle) and its lush grounds in the Santa Monica Mountains are perfect for a romantic, rustic wedding surrounded by greenery.

See our Calamigos Ranch weddings here
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The iconic Malibu Rocky Oaks boasts some of the best views in California, thanks to its 360 degree circular platform nestled within the mountains. (photo by Caroline Tran)

See our Malibu Rocky Oaks weddings here

Colony 29 Wedding

Colony 29 in Palm Springs, CA offers garden, valley, and architectural views with iconic Palm Springs backdrops. (photo by Jenn Emerling)

See our Colony 29 weddings here

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One of our favorite Orange County wedding venues, Montage Laguna Beach is a luxury seaside resort with lush oceanfront lawns, formal ballrooms, and a fine dining restaurant on-site. (photo by John & Joseph)

See another gorgeous Montage Laguna Beach wedding right here!

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You know that sleek white barn you see all over wedding blogs? That would be the barn at HammerSky. HammerSky Vineyards in Paso Robles is a venue with over 50 acres of vineyards and meadows, a restored farmhouse, and an iconic oak tree to say I Do beneath. (photo by Leo Patrone Photography)

See our HammerSky weddings here

Valentine DTLA wedding

There are tons of LA wedding venues to choose from, each with something unique to offer. Valentine in Downtown Los Angeles exudes industrial-meets-greenhouse vibes in a 1920s building sustainably and artfully reimagined with murals and installations, and tropical plants abound. (photo by Jono Copeland)

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wedding venues in southern california with the best views Hotel Del Coronado boasts a private beach for wedding ceremonies that range from casual to formal. They also have packages allowing for outside catering which is a huge bonus if you have your own caterer in mind! (photo by Rebecca Yale)

See this Hotel Del Coronado wedding here

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Botanical garden venue Rancho Las Lomas is lush, historic, and elegant. (photo by Julie Pepin)

See our Rancho Las Lomas weddings here

best wedding venues in southern california The Ritz Carlton Laguna Beach is for couples with their eyes on a luxe beach wedding with all the amenities. It’s truly a coastal paradise! (photo by Jenny Smith + Co, design by LB Events )

See the rest of this Laguna Beach wedding here

stunning wedding venues in southern california Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, CA is known as the ultimate wellness retreat destination, and their unforgettable property complete with Provencal architecture and a 400-year-old chapel makes it ideal for fairytale weddings too. (photo by Jacqui Cole)

Parker Palm Springs wedding by James Moes

An iconic Palm Springs boutique hotel, the Parker Palm Springs is also a chic wedding venue offering buyouts of the entire estate. You can even reserve the restaurants for your guests only! (photo by James Moes)

See our Parker Palm Springs weddings here Hotel Californian

If you’re open to going as far north as Santa Barbara, you’ll find tons of beautiful wedding venues to choose from. One of the more unique (and impeccably styled!) options is Hotel Californian, which gives off Hollywood vibes with the laidback elegance that Santa Barbara offers. (photo by Heirlume Photography, planning Orange Blossom Special Events)

Four Seasons Biltmore SB is another stunning venue in Santa Barbara

Couples love Santa Barbara for its mix of Spanish-inspired architecture, coastal views, and impeccable gardens. Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara is another stunning venue in the area that’s both lush and beachy. (photo by Brandon Kidd)

See our Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara weddings here the best SoCal wedding venues

Tucked away in the foothills of Santa Barbara, San Ysidro Ranch is a romantic California wedding venue featuring vine-covered cottages, beautiful gardens and trees, and several different spaces choose from for I Do.

See our San Ysidro Ranch weddings here