Beach Weddings and Wedding Locations - California


A beautiful California beach wedding site may be something that includes intertwined vines, old adobe bricks or beach sand and a soft wind blowing as seagulls swoop overhead. California State Parks, local beaches and many venues offer the facilities for you to have a memorable wedding event...and it won't always cost you the down payment on your house to orchestrate. Historic adobes and stately mansions next to redwood forests are few of the options you might want to look into when you plan a wedding.  California is one of the largest growers in of cut flowers in the US. In the United States, the majority of cut flowers come from California, in fact. There are many beautiful flowers and gardens for wedding events that will lend and blend to a stunning wedding.


In Southern California, two Malibu locations are quite popular destinations both for tourists and for weddings. Check out Adamson House or Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu. Nothing beats the romantic Monterey Bay with Pacific Grove's Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. This state beach and park is operated by Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts (the same company that operates San Diego's Old Town Historic Park). For Asilomar, call toll-free at (888) 733-9005.  

City Location web / contact
Big Bear Lake Stargazers Inn & Observatory
Chico Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
 (no beach)
Corona del Mar Crystal Cove State Park  949-494-3539
Fort Ross Sonoma County
Huntington Beach Bolsa Chica State Beach
Huntington Beach City Beach (casual weddings)
Huntington Beach Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort (800) 822-SURF
Huntington Beach Huntington State Beach
Huntington Beach Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort 714-698-1234   
Laguna Beach Montage Resort Reservations
Laguna Beach Surf & Sand Reservations
Lake Tahoe Sugar Pine Point State Park
Lompoc La Purisima State Historic Park
Malibu Adamson House 310- 457-8144
Malibu Carrillo State Park
Malibu Paradise Cove (310) 869-0576
Marina del Rey Marriott Marina Beach Reservations
Morro Bay Inn at Morro Bay Reservations
Newport Beach Balboa Bay Club Reservations
Newport Beach Newport Beaches
Nipomo Kaleidoscope Inn (no beach)
Pacific Grove Asilomar State Beach
Conference Grounds

Pismo Beach The Cliffs Resort Reservations
Ventura Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura Beach
(Holiday Inn)
Ventura San Buenaventura State Beach
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley Chapel


Crystal Cove State Park in Orange County has bluff top wedding sites that allows beach weddings. Sonoma Coast State Beach offers vistas of the rugged northern coastline and the Pacific Ocean, which appears a beautiful aqua shade of blue.

Other weddings not on the beach necessarily:


Inland in northern California's Chico, the pink mansion, the Bidwell Mansion, that was once home to the city founders,  features a gazebo for lovely outdoor weddings.  Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, in the heart of Coloma, features 2 beautiful historic churches and 3 shady picnic areas perfect for an outdoor ceremony or reception. Sonoma State Historic Park near downtown Sonoma can accommodate 200 guests (standing) in the Mission Chapel. The adjacent Mission courtyard provides space for 300 for a reception. The Barracks Courtyard is similar venue available for outdoor functions. The Vallejo Home and Gardens a half mile west of the Mission provides a lovely garden location for up to 200 guests. Surrounded by hills and vineyards, Jack London State Historic Park offers a dramatic setting for up to 300 guests at its Winery Ruins. The site was originally part of the Kohler Frohling Winery; the buildings were later adapted by Jack London as a carriage barn and bunkhouse. In the Napa Valley, the Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park has an outdoor site, next to a fully restored flour mill. It can accommodate 75 guests. Travel along old brick pathways to a location cradled among Victorian era structures and become immersed in a small-town early California setting. Tucked behind the historic Fischer-Hanlon home is the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park's intimate special event site. This venue in Solano County may accommodate 40 guests.

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