11 Huntington Beach Wedding Venues for a Day of Pacific Bliss

Because California knows how to party.
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Jenn Sinrich
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Jenn Sinrich
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  • Jenn writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in planning advice and travel.
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Updated Feb 02, 2024

Whether California is the place that you call home, or you've simply had your eye on this stunning beachside town called Huntington Beach, it is no-doubt a gorgeous place to say "I do". The sun-kissed shores, located just an hour-and-a-half south of Los Angeles, offer a coastal paradise of a beachside affair; an enchanting canvas where you can create the wedding of your dreams. The best part is that there are plenty of Huntington Beach wedding venues surrounding the area, each offering their own unique blend of sophistication and seaside serenity.

If you need help finding the right venue (or vendors!) for your oceanside wedding, check out The Knot Vendor Marketplace. In the meantime, we're rounding up 11 of the best Huntington Beach wedding venues for an unforgettable oceanside affair.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach in Huntington Beach, California

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach for the best SoCal wedding venue
Photo: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

This luxury hotel sits just on the coast of California's Huntington Beach and offers couples everything and more they could imagine of their dream wedding. The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach can hold more than 1,000 wedding guests standing—and as many as 400 for a seated affair. Their Orange County beach hotel offers wedding packages that includes a wedding planner, officiant, baker, florist and three-course menu for your guests with unlimited drinks and more.

Capacity: Up to 400

The Huntington Club in Huntington Beach, California

The Huntington Club for the best place to get married in California
Photo: The Huntington Club

If you're hesitant about hosting your wedding at a country club, you'll definitely want to think twice before snoozing on this Huntington Beach wedding venue. The Huntington Club recently switched to new ownership and has newly renovated event spaces featuring both outdoor and indoor locations. They also have a cool new New York-inspired bar that your guests will enjoy, as well as custom photo walls and seafood towers to add some "wow" factor.

Capacity: 300+

Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California

Paséa Hotel & Spa for your SoCal wedding venue
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Thanks to its luxury coastal setting and its upscale amenities, Paséa Hotel & Spa is one of the more popular wedding venue options in the Huntington Beach area. Perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the hotel is a majestic giant that celebrates the vibrant artistic culture of the neighboring area. It features two stunning reception spaces as well as a restaurant and lounge that can serve as your welcome or rehearsal spot.

Capacity: Up to 550

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The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach, California

Romantic wedding reception space at The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
Photo: The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel

If you're looking for a venue in the Huntington Beach area that's not only recognizable, but provides guests with on-site accommodations, consider The Waterfront Beach Resort, which is actually a HIlton Hotel property. It's all-inclusive and has a spa on site, which really amps up the luxury factor for brides, grooms and their guests. This hotel sits right on the Pacific Ocean and features several different places in which you can exchange your vows and host your reception, including their Vista Lawn, the beach itself and their indoor Breakwater Ballroom.

Capacity: 300+

Red Horse Barn in Huntington Beach, California

Outdoor wedding ceremony space at Red Horse Barn
Photo: Red Horse Barn

A venue in Huntington Beach, California with a true rustic feel isn't all that easy to come by, which is what makes the Red Horse Barn so unique. Located just short of three miles from all of the beachfront action, this romantic and intimate venue is home to a 10-horse stable and can accommodate up to 250 guests for a ceremony and reception. They have gorgeous and spacious getting-ready rooms and a rustic gazebo that would be the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

Capacity: Up to 250

Meadowlark Golf Club in Huntington Beach, California

A wedding sparkler display at Meadowlark Golf Club
Photo: Meadowlark Golf Club

You don't have to be a member of this world-class golf club to host your beautiful wedding on site. Meadowlark Golf Club boasts both indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and/or reception and provides an on-site wedding coordinator to handle all your needs from the first day of planning to the day of your wedding. They have a myriad of packages from which you can choose and provide customized menus, cakes, preferred vendor lists and more.

Capacity: Up to 200

Venue by Three Petals in Huntington Beach, California

Wisteria wedding reception space at Venue by Three Petals
Photo: Venue by Three Petals

If you have a clear vision for your wedding day, but can't seem to find it at any venue, consider Venue by Three Petals, which is essentially just a blank canvas for which you can draw inspiration and create your dream wedding. It's sleek, modern and spacious, affording you the freedom to bring in your own designer and watch your personal vision unfold. The venue provides a dressing room, an outdoor space that's covered and it is handicap accessible.

Capacity: 300+

Kimpton Shorebreak Resort in Huntington Beach, California

Orchid and candle wedding table decor at Kimpton Shorebreak Resort
Photo: Kimpton Shorebreak Resort

This chic, boutique hotel has a laid-back vibe that puts you in a relaxed mood even amidst the chaos of your wedding day. The Kimpton Shorebreak Resort sits just 100 yards from Huntington Beach pier and features surfing-inspired décor throughout the lobby and guest rooms. You can have your ceremony outside on The Deck, which has a landscaped courtyard clad with firepits and a sand pit. Afterwards, enjoy an unforgettable reception in their Epic Ballroom.

Capacity: 120+

Watertable in Huntington Beach, California

Watertable wedding reception in sunny SoCal
Photo: Watertable

If you've got your eye on Huntington Beach for a very small wedding, consider Watertable, a sophisticated, yet cozy spot serving up contemporary fare—a nod to their Andalusian heritage—and a world-class wine list. Their deck features stunning views of the ocean and their indoor restaurant can accommodate up to 50 guests seated.

Capacity: 50

Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, California

Old Ranch Country Club for your SoCal wedding reception venue
Photo: Old Ranch Country Club

Just a short 15-minute drive down from Huntington Beach is Seal Beach, where you will find Old Ranch Country Club, which offers desirable packages to couples looking to get married beachside. They have a stunning gazebo that overlooks their golf course as well as four private event spaces that you can open to create one grand ballroom. They also have outdoor terraces, which are great for cocktail hour.

Capacity: 300+

Newland Barn in Huntington Beach, California

Outdoor wedding ceremony gazebo at Newland Barn in SoCal
Photo: Newland Barn

This rustic and DIY-style wedding venue in Bartlett Park offers a beautiful space along with a full kitchen—you just have to hire each and every vendor that you need to create your special wedding day. Newland Barn is the oldest residence building in the city of Huntington Beach, so it offers significant history and is actually open for tours to the public through the Historical Society.

Capacity: Up to 200

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