Say "I Do" At One of These 13 Gorgeous Laguna Beach Wedding Venues

Here's why this small Southern California town is the ideal place for your destination wedding.
Kristine Fellizar
by Kristine Fellizar
Updated Aug 08, 2021

The lovely coastal town of Laguna Beach, California, is located in between Los Angeles and San Diego. While some may be familiar with the area due to the MTV reality show, there's a lot to love about this charming little city. For one, it's known for being one of the ultimate spots for a beach getaway due to the number of beachfront accommodations available and great views of the Pacific Ocean. Laguna Beach is also close to other Orange County hotspots like the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, the Irvine Spectrum and Newport Beach's Fashion Island.

Needless to say, wedding planning can get a bit overwhelming, especially if you're trying to pick out the right venue for your special day. If you're set on exchanging vows along the beach, having so many options to choose from can seem like both a blessing and a curse. Luckily, The Knot is here to help. You can easily compare popular event spaces in any area you want, and find venues that fit your needs. Ready to start your venue search? Check out the best wedding venues in Laguna Beach.

Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach, California

Seven Degrees is an award-winning event venue that features 25,000 square feet worth of indoor and outdoor space. The terrace, with its great views of Laguna Canyon, is the perfect location for a wedding ceremony, cocktail hour or rehearsal dinner. The Gardens is another lovely space for large or small events, and features a waterfall, pond, beautiful landscaping and panoramic views of the canyon. The best part is, you're only limited by your imagination here. The venue offers full-service event coordination and design, and the staff is available to make the wedding of your dreams come true.

La Casa del Camino in Laguna Beach, California

This historic beach hotel is one of the most popular locations to get married due to its unparalleled views of Crest Street Beach. If a beach wedding is what you want, you'll definitely get it at La Casa del Camino. There are eight banquet spaces to choose from, which can be used for the ceremony, cocktail hour or wedding reception. But one of the highly coveted spaces is the rooftop, which is "undeniably Laguna Beach." The food is known for being delicious, the staff is very helpful and the location can't be beat.

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa in Dana Point, California

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa is located in the city of Dana Point, which is a short drive down the coastline from Laguna Beach. This is the type of wedding venue that's perfect for locals wanting a stunning beachside wedding without having to travel too far. The resort features picturesque views of the ocean, a grand ballroom that can fit up to 800 guests, beautifully kept lawns for wedding portraits and a number of indoor spaces that can be utilized for anything you might need. Plus, the resort has a team of professional wedding planners available to help make sure everything leading up to your big day runs smoothly.

Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, California

Surf & Sand Resort is a luxurious beachside venue that has a lot to offer couples. The resort itself was made to resemble a Mediterranean-style village, and features fantastic views of the ocean, fountains and an award-winning spa that you and your wedding party can use. They offer a few different event spaces where you can hold your ceremony including two terraces that put you right above the ocean, along with the Pelican Ballroom that can hold up to 180 guests. You can also host your ceremony right on the beach, but that will require a city permit.

The Ranch at Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, California

The Ranch at Laguna Beach is a newly-renovated private resort and luxury hotel that features panoramic views of the canyon, as well as a golf course and country club and easy access to the beach. It's tucked away in the Aliso and Wood Canyons, so the ambiance is very tranquil and relaxing. The lush putting greens, romantic bridges, vintage tractor and well-kept gardens make great photo spots to capture your special day. The venue even offers destination wedding planning services that can help with putting together every aspect of your special day, from BBQ rehearsal dinner to wedding ceremony and reception.

Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, California

Montage Laguna Beach is situated right along the Pacific Coast Highway. Right off the bat, you know you'll have amazing ocean views and easy access to the beach. The venue offers several event spaces including the Ocean Lawn and Pacific Lawn, both of which can accommodate up to 400 guests and provide stunning backdrops for your wedding ceremony. Receptions can be held in either the Grand Ballroom or the Gallery Ballroom, which are indoor spaces that can be decorated to fit your needs. You also have your pick of outdoor spaces as well. Whether you're planning a big or small event, the Montage Laguna Beach is the perfect site for an elegant beach wedding.

Dana Point Yacht Club in Dana Point, California

The Dana Point Yacht Club is a private coastal venue located in Dana Point Harbor. Couples can choose from several event spaces, including the 200-person ballroom or the Bayview Patio, which offers unrestricted views of the water. The yacht club is a lovely venue that's considered a hidden gem in Orange County. The staff is known for being very helpful and responsive, plus, the venue is quite affordable for the area.

Terra Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, California

If you're in search of a venue that's unlike anything you've ever seen before, you definitely need to check out Terra Laguna Beach. Previously known as Tivoli Terrace, this unique event space was built in 1957 as part of the Festival of the Arts and Pageant of the Masters grounds. The venue itself is beautifully designed and features both indoor and outdoor spaces for to host your special day, including a grand staircase that leads to the upper terrace. But it's the cuisine that's perhaps the biggest draw. The venue prides itself on their artfully-crafted dishes that are sure to please.

Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano, California

Just 20 minutes south of Laguna Beach is the historic city of San Juan Capistrano, the "Jewel of the California Missions." The Franciscan Gardens is a charming wedding venue located just walking distance from Mission San Juan Capistrano. This venue is great for couples who love the feel of being immersed in history. You can choose to say "I do" under a large wooden pergola in the courtyard, which is surrounded by evergreen trees and string lights. It's a very romantic place to celebrate your love with up to 200 of your closest family members and friends.

Occasions at Laguna Village in Laguna Beach, California

Occasions at Laguna Village is a wedding venue located along the coast of Laguna Beach. It features a gorgeous terrace that can be used for an outdoor ceremony, lush gardens for photos, and a gazebo that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Out of all the beachside venues in Laguna Beach, this is one you should consider if you're overwhelmed by the thought of wedding planning. Occasions at Laguna Village offers all-inclusive wedding packages, and the wedding coordinator takes extra special care in making sure your wedding day is exactly how you envisioned it. The venue offers very personalized service, with staff that are helpful and responsive.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach, California

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is one of the best places to elope in Orange County. It's an award-winning oceanfront hotel that features both indoor and outdoor event spaces, including the Bayview Gardens, Beach Pavilions, Marina Terrace, or the iconic Grand Gazebo. One of the best reasons to have your wedding at Newport Dunes is their FLEX Wedding Planning feature. You have the ability to change your date without any penalty, cancel up to 30 days prior to the event, and even adjust your guest count. And—bonus!—this resort is pet-friendly so anyone with fur babies are welcome to bring them along.

Electra Cruises in Newport Beach, California

If your dream wedding includes tying the knot on a yacht, Electra Cruises in Newport Beach is worth checking out. Just minutes from Laguna Beach, Electra Cruises has a selection of luxurious yachts you can choose from. The Eternity, their newest and largest ship, is 140 feet long and can hold up to 300 guests. The Destiny is a modern-style yacht that features a large open-air sky deck, a marble bar and a baby grand piano so you and your guests can dance the night away. The venue even offers all-inclusive packages so your wedding day can be as stress-free as possible.

Seven7Seven in Laguna Beach, California

If you're looking for a space that allows your imagination to run wild, this may be the right venue for you. Seven7Seven is a unique wedding and private event space located in the Laguna Arts District, featuring a European-style courtyard and a cascading waterfall from the canyon hillside. One of Seven7Seven's biggest draws is the full-service event staff who will take care of everything from lighting to decor, food and drinks.

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