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Flowers add the magic touch to every occasion, landscape and garden.  California is a paradise of flowers and gardens with year-round mild temperatures allowing the beautiful blooms to grow all year long. One of the largest growers of cut flowers sold for weddings, events and special occasions, California used to be a large producer of seeds, too. That industry gradually went south, becoming cheaper in South America. As a result, the flowers fields you see today are greatly reduced but still delightful when you see them spread their luscious colors across the dry desert landscape. 

For weddings and elopements, you can quickly grab a bouquet of flowers, or plan some exotic presence and appearance with rare blooms or rich colors such as the purple flowers above.

 

Events, Weddings Flowers / Gardens Photos California

Nothing is more special and sets the mood for events than flowers and that's why flower gardens make perfect wedding, anniversary, birthday, corporate and event venues.

Many of the top California museums such as The Getty do not offer event space for private parties. But the good news is that there are lots of flower gardens and museums where you can rent space and hold events for a memorable function. We've included some on this page, plus some flower arrangement and colors we've enjoyed that may give you ideas for your next function.

 
The Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden is available for Weddings and Receptions.
(310) 510-2595 ext 100 for more information.
The Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden is one and one-half miles up Avalon Canyon Road. The walk is pleasant, passing the Golf Course, the town's ballpark, and the Hermit Gulch campground.
www.catalinaconservancy.org

Union Hotel & Victorian Mansion
362 Bell Street, Los Alamos, California 93440
www.unionhotelvictmansion.com

Bonfante Gardens
California's Only Horticultural Theme Park
3050 Hecker Pass Hwy (Hwy 152), Gilroy, California
Tel; 408.840.7100

Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive La Canada, California (818) 952-4401 or (818) 952-4385 www.descanso.com

The Arboretum of Los Angeles County 301 N. Baldwin Avenue Arcadia, California (626) 821-3222 or (626) 821-3211 www.arboretum.org

Balboa Park Weddings
Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden
One of the most frequently visited gardens and a popular location for wedding ceremonies in the Park, the stunning Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden displays approximately 2,500 roses of nearly 200 varieties on a three-acre site full of fragrance, color, and beauty. Today's garden, a designated All America Rose Selection (AARS) Display Garden, is in bloom from March through December, with the roses usually at their peak in April and May. Located across from the San Diego Natural History Museum, it is accessible by the Park Boulevard pedestrian bridge.
Balboa Park Visitors Center
1549 El Prado
San Diego CA 92101
Tel: 619.239.0512

Sherman Library & Gardens
Sherman Library & Gardens Indoor and Outdoor Wedding Facilities for up to 250 guests
(949) 673-2261 www.slgardens.org

The Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
The Courthouse has been called the most beautiful government building in America. Designed by William Mooser III, the Spanish-Moorish style building was completed in 1929, after the 1925 earthquake ruined much of the city. It occupies a square block in downtown Santa Barbara. Gardens and lawns surround this working courthouse. Civic events, performances and numerous weddings are held on the attractively landscaped Sunken Garden For more information please contact the Courthouse docents at (805) 962-6464.

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Garden facilities are available for rent by groups, organizations, individuals, and businesses when the Garden is closed to the public and/or when there is no conflicting Garden activity.
www.sbbg.org


Quail Botanical Gardens Weddings
230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA  (760) 436-3036

Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Sundial Bridge - McConnell Arboretum Gardens
For additional information or to arrange a site tour please contact our Facility Rental Manager at: 530-242-3180 or fax at 530-242-3126 • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
www.qbgardens.org
(949) 673-2261

Camarillo Ranch Victorian Estate
Wedding and Reception Location in Camarillo with Historic Landmark View Ventura County, Southern California
201 Camarillo Ranch Road
Camarillo, CA
805-389-8182

California State Parks offers unique wedding sites ranging from historic adobes, stately mansions, and ancient redwood forests to sandy beaches. Fees and requirements vary from location to location.

The Adamson House in Malibu is a popular site for beachside weddings in southern California.

For weddings at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, contact Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts toll-free at (888) 733-9005 or via their website at www.visitasilomar.com Click on “Weddings and Social Events.”

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park in Chico features a gazebo where many
weddings have taken place. For more information, contact Supervising State Park Ranger Michael Fehling at (530) 895-6144.

Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach has bluff top wedding sites and allows beach weddings. For more information, call (949) 494-3539.

Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park offers a beautiful location at Lake Tahoe. For more information, contact the Special Events Coordinator at (530) 525-5060.

For Big Sur-area weddings at Andrew Molera State Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, or Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, contact Wedding Special Event Coordinator at (831) 667-2315.

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park near Lompoc features a rustic setting for an outdoor wedding. Guests are limited to 100 people, including the bride and groom. For more information, contact Nikki Combs at (805) 733-2254.

For Monterey-area weddings in Garrapata State Park, Monterey State Beach, Monterey State Historic Park, and Carmel River State Beach, contact the Special Events office at (831) 649-7118.

San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura features a sandy beach with a shady picnic area that can be used as a reception area. For more information, contact Anne Dominguez at (805) 648-4059.

San Clemente State Beach has an historic cottage with a patio and catering kitchen. For more information, call (949) 366-8589.

For weddings in the San Diego area at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park or Torrey Pines State Reserve,  (619) 688-3385.

Sonoma Coast State Beach offers vistas of the rugged northern coastline and majestic Pacific Ocean. There are a number of spectacular and picturesque sites for weddings and other special events along the panoramic Sonoma County coastline from Bodega Head, south of Bodega Bay, to the far reaches of Salt Point in the north, The Department’s Russian River Sector office can help find the ideal location for your special occasion. For more information call (707) 865-2391.

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma features two beautiful historic churches and three shady picnic areas perfect for an outdoor ceremony or reception. For more information, contact Starr Boren at (530) 622-3069.

For information on the following Wine Country wedding sites call Silverado Special Events at (707) 939-6188.

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.

When you consider that California's economy is as large as many country's and is the largest in the U.S., you'll understand why flowers are so available, and affordable in California. When you visit, be sure to stop by one of the local Certified California Farmers markets for some fresh cut California flowers.

 

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