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Top 6 Orange County Outdoor Wedding Venues

You’re finally engaged! Now it’s time to search for the best Orange County outdoor wedding venues for your big day. I’ve compiled a list of the top 6 venues for you to take a look at!

Top 6 Orange County Outdoor Wedding Venues

Bride smiling at bouquet at Orange County Outdoor Wedding Venues

Ole Hanson

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This legendary landmark with a sweeping ocean view is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. The venue has a variety of natural settings that you can use for your special day so that you can enjoy the sea breeze and have enough space for you and your guest to move about freely.

My takeaway of Ole Hanson as a Wedding Venue

If you are looking for Orange County Outdoor wedding venues where you can soak up that sunny, beachy, palm tree-lined energy, Ole Hanson is one of the best. You can have your ceremony and reception in the same venue, too.

  • Rental Fee – $3,000 to 6,000/event

Giracci Vineyards

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The search for the best place for an outdoor wedding will be over when you see this magical and magnificent property. With its town and country style, you will indeed feel the warm and cozy vibes that will envelop your special day at Giracci Vineyards.

My takeaway of Giracci Vineyards as a Wedding Venue

This Southern California outdoor wedding venue can make any style or theme work. From country, romantic, rustic, sophisticated, or vintage – its aesthetic can be matched with any style you desire. Plus, it has enough space to fit 300 attendees.

  • Starting from $7,000 to $10,000/100 Guests

Strawberry Farms Golf Club

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Nowadays, there’s a trend for Orange County outdoor wedding venues that incorporate open-air spaces: just like the Strawberry Farms Golf Club. This location offers you the opportunity to have the most spectacular garden ceremony on a prim lawn. It is also perfect for an outdoor elopement wedding.

My takeaway of Strawberry Farms Golf Club as a Wedding Venue

This rural Southern California outdoor wedding venue will make your big day even more memorable with its uniqueness and charm. Have a classic garden ceremony on their Ceremony Lawn, and proceed to their Terrace Veranda. This well-ventilated reception area can fit up to 80 guests to celebrate with you as a betrothed couple.

  • Starting rental fee from $4,500 for ceremony and reception

Bride and Groom Kiss at Orange County Outdoor Wedding Venues

The Franciscan

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Most celebrations of love have now shifted to micro-weddings due to the effects of the pandemic. So why not create an intimate outdoor elopement wedding in an enchanted and secluded venue like The Franciscan? Behind their elegant wooden gates hides a 5000 square foot property, simply oozing with magical old-world charm.

My takeaway of The Franciscan as a Wedding Venue

Celebrating in the great outdoors is even more magical with a breathtaking view. This venue has got it covered, with its abundant natural greenery, trim hedges of white rose, and lush grounds that you will love.

Serra Plaza

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This charming and historical venue that exudes a pristine, fresh feel will be perfect for an outdoor wedding,  be it an intimate or extravagant affair. Since it can seat up to 450 guests, you won’t have to worry about having enough space for your attendees to be comfortable at Serra Plaza.

My takeaway of Serra Plaza as a Wedding Venue

This venue is so elegant. From the courtyard’s stone pavers, arches, loggias, bubbling fountains, old world doors, and flowers in large clay pots – getting married under the clear blue sky has never been so chic.

  • Average Base Cost – $17,000/125 guests

The Vintage Rose

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The unique French style of The Vintage Rose makes it stand out from the other Orange County outdoor wedding venues. The connection of the indoor reception area to the outside spaces is perfect, too. Just open the blue French doors to let the outside in.

My takeaway of The Vintage Rose as a Wedding Venue

If you want to have a classy marriage ceremony and reception, this beautiful location will be perfect for you. Inspired by the city of love, Paris, France, you will see how amazing this venue is with its five lovely spaces: a ceremony barn, vintage cocktail room, dinner reception, spacious for dressing for pictures, and an atmospheric pub.

  • Venue package pricing from $9,000 to $19,995

Orange County Outdoor Wedding Venues

Bride holding a bouquet at Orange County Outdoor Wedding Venues

The Orange County outdoor wedding venues I have listed above definitely deserve to be in my top 6. I highly recommend you pick one for your special day too! If you would like to know more about these locations, visit my other blog posts dedicated to this. I have added a link for each venue to make it as easy as possible!

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