Top 10 Wedding Venues We’ve Worked At

For many couples, deciding on where to get married after you become engaged is the single most important decision you’ll make in the process. Trying to find a venue and location that all the important family and friends can is a very difficult task. Wherever you decide to tie the knot, there’s likely an airport nearby that travelers coming in from out of town can access.

Since we expanded to California in 2014 (and even before that), we’ve had had the opportunity to film all across the state. From the wineries up north to downtown San Diego, there are incredible options to choose from.

So with that, here are our top 10 wedding venues in Southern California:

10.) Wayfarer’s Chapel – Firstly, Wayfarers cracks out top 10 wedding venues we’ve worked at because of how unique it is. Located along the Southeastern tip of the coastline between LA and Long Beach, this jewel of a chapel has been hosting weddings for decades. Also, with its unique all glass structure, even tourists find their way to take a look at the beautiful grounds where many couples tie the knot on a daily basis. The only drawback is since the chapel is very small up front with no room on either side of the pews, cameras can only capture moments from the very back.

9.) Hope Ranch – For many, this venue does not come up when searching for venues to get married because it is relatively low key in its online presence. This mansion in the hills of Santa Barbara overlooking the ocean cracks our top 10 for many reasons. In addition, being able to have both ceremony and/or just the reception here makes for an incredible memory.

8.) Fairmont Santa Monica – Next, known for its signature 150 year old fig tree in its courtyard, the Fairmont Santa Monica allows for couples to experience luxury as well as scenic ocean views for their wedding day. Secondly, most couples will get married under the massive awning of the fig. Then, they can walk across the street for sunset photos. Lastly, ballroom receptions are the norm here and can accommodate most large parties.

7.) Rancho Del Cielo – Another venue that slips through the cracks amongst other Malibu venues, this venue hosts a select number events per year for luxury clients. It’s also the place where our most viral wedding we ever shot occurred.

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6.) Bel Air Bay Club – In addition, another stunning venue along the Pacific Coast is Bel Air Bay Club. Firstly, this may boast the best oceanside view of all the venues on our list. Situated on a bluff, along the PCH, the BABC allows for beautiful weddings on its estate grounds overlooking the blue waters. Then, guests will make their way to a courtyard for cocktail hour before finally settling inside for reception.

5.) Cielo Farms – If you are someone who appreciates wine and the mountains, you don’t even need to leave LA county to get married. Cielo Farms is a luxury wedding venue in the hills of Malibu that offers incredibly stunning views. In addition, they are equally as renown for their service and food. Their in house catering team ensures a flawless team performance by staff.

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4.) Pelican Hill – Known as the jewel of Newport Coast, this famous venue in Orange County is a popular spot for many rich and famous to get married at. Firstly, be prepared to spend $120K on food and venue alone. In addition, check out their incredible golf course on site as well.

3.) Calamigos Ranch – Also, another venue on our list in Malibu that also offers multiple ceremony and reception locations is Calamigos Ranch. We love the fact that we can shoot at a waterfall or by a ferris wheel. With many beautiful locations in Malibu to choose from, this makes our top 3.

2.) Saddlerock Ranch – This venue gives you so many options to get married at it’ll make your head spin. Known for its signature giraffe (Stanley) that resides on property, this venue is also possesses a winery and a restaurant. Lastly, we love the outdoor spaces and beautiful scenics that allow for memorable weddings.

1.) Dos Pueblos Ranch – Lastly, our top pick for the top 10 wedding venues we’ve worked at is this little slice of heaven on earth. Firstly, this venue gives you so many options that it makes the top of our list for our favorite wedding venue. We like when venues give you near unlimited creativity. In addition, With a rustic barn and outdoor, oceanfront lawn, you can choose to have your wedding or reception at either venue. For us, we were able to capture a beautiful ceremony in the barn with an outdoor reception for the ages designed by Red 25 Events