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    10 Dreamy Places to Get Married in Southern California

    March 8, 2020

    There are so many dreamy places to get married in Southern California – it can be overwhelming to think about once you’ve gotten engaged. If you’re looking for some seriously magical fairytale wedding venues, this post is for you! I have rounded up some of my favorite wedding venues in Orange County, the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, and beyond!

    With each venue, I’ve linked blog posts of mine with weddings at that venue! Every image is also Pin-able so you can save the overall post or any individual venue! With each venue, I share a little bit about it (info found from each venue website!) and why it is one of the most dreamy places to get married in Southern California.

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    Kimberly Crest House

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    The Kimberly Crest House in Redlands, California is a top choice for an Inland Empire wedding! This fairytale wedding venue is nothing short of magical. Built in 1897, this chateau-style Victorian mansion is situated on over six acres of gardens. It’s truly like having a luxurious European destination wedding, but right here in Southern California! If you’re dreaming of a Southern California castle wedding, be sure to check out the Kimberly Crest House.

     

    Lake Oak Meadows

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    Lake Oak Meadows is a magical winery estate wedding venue located in Temecula, California. One of my favorite parts about this venue is the variety of backdrops! From the gorgeous lake to the lush tree-lined paths, you’re sure to have a beautiful fairytale setting for your Southern California wedding. If you’re looking for variety, this is a top pick when it comes to places to get married in Temecula!

     

    San Ysidro Ranch

    Wedding venues in Santa Barbara California

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    San Ysidro Ranch, located at the foothills of Santa Barbara, California, is not your typical ranch setting. It’s a five-star resort and – fun fact – John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline honeymooned here! It is the most beautiful setting for a Southern California wedding. The grounds are full of gorgeous birch trees, gardens, lavender fields, and views of California’s wine country. If you’re wedding planning, definitely check out this enchanting venue in Montecito!

     

    Falkner Winery

    Falkner Winery Temecula wedding venue in Southern California

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    The views at Falkner Winery are so breathtaking! Situated on an elevated hilltop and overlooking acres of vineyards, this Temecula Wine Country venue is one for the books. This Southern California venue is reminiscent of a luxurious European destination wedding. Definitely put this venue at the top of your list if you’re looking for a Temecula winery wedding!

     

    Villa De Martini

    Villa De Martini Palm Springs wedding venue

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    Right outside of Palm Springs, Villa De Martini is a magical (and pink!) Southern California venue. It is a 14,000 square foot private mansion and luxury estate. The architecture, lush gardens, and glamorous poolside are hard to beat when it comes to dreamy Southern California places to get married. If you’re looking for a lavish wedding venue with a hint of whimsy, check this out for your Palm Springs fairytale wedding!

     

    Christmas House Inn

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    Christmas House Inn is a charming Inland Empire wedding venue! This fairytale garden venue is tucked away in Rancho Cucamonga and is such a hidden gem. From the wrap-around front porch on the historic home to the gazebo-filled gardens… every part of your wedding day will be filled with charm.

     

    The Castle Green

    Castle Green Los Angeles wedding venue

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    Castle Green is seriously so elegant. If you’re looking for a unique venue with a luxurious, vintage feel look no further than Castle Green in Pasadena! This historical venue is beautiful both inside and out. Gorgeous vintage details are around every corner and the lush gardens make for a magical ceremony backdrop. Definitely one of my favorite wedding venues in Los Angeles County!

     

    Villa De Amore

    Winery wedding venues in Temecula CA

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    Villa De Amore in Temecula, California is a gorgeous private estate wedding venue. Sprawling vineyard views and elegant decor within the venue make this a fairytale-worthy place to get married in Southern California. One of my favorite features of this winery wedding venue is it’s Tiffany blue bridal room, which makes for some epic getting ready photos!

     

    Hummingbird Nest Ranch

    Hummingbird Nest Ranch Southern California wedding venue

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    Located in Simi Valley, Hummingbird Nest Ranch is a private estate with beautiful villas and gorgeous canyon views. Olive trees and expansive lawns make for the perfect backdrop! This expansive venue has several options for where to have your ceremony and reception take place.

     

    Hartley Botanica

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    If you’re looking for dreamy, tropical vibes,  Hartley Botanica in Somis, California is a great choice! Draped in greenery and fairytale-worthy lighting, this botanical garden venue is beyond dreamy. They have a variety of gardens to choose from as your backdrop, all of which are utterly enchanting!

     

    Be sure to pin away, and to check out each blog post linked with the venue to see more images!

    Want more inspiration? Check out my Southern California weddings Pinterest board, filled with hundreds of ideas for fairytale Southern California weddings!

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    Kristen Booth

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