18 Long Beach Wedding Venues That Deliver

Say "I do" under sunny California skies.
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
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Heather Bien
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
The Knot Contributor
  • Heather contributes wedding, honeymoon, travel and relationship content for The Knot and WeddingWire.
  • Heather also writes for publications including Apartment Therapy, StyleBlueprint, MyDomaine, HelloGiggles and The Everygirl.
  • She holds a degree in Art History and Architectural History from the University of Virginia.
Updated Dec 06, 2023

If you're California dreaming of finding the perfect wedding venue, then look to Long Beach. This sunny town with laid-back beach town vibes has stunning waterfront venues, lush gardens and even a ship where you can say "I do" while you set out to sea.

This Golden State city is also known as one of the more affordable places to get married in Southern California, especially when compared to nearby Los Angeles and Huntington Beach. So grab your surfboard, tell your guests to pack their sunscreen, and start planning your Cali wedding at one of these 18 wedding venues in Long Beach.

Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California

With striking views of the ocean and the sophistication of an art gallery, the Long Beach Museum of Art is a stunning place to get married with up to 300 guests seated or 1500 for a cocktail reception sprawling across the property. There are tropical, evergreen gardens, expansive water views and some of the best sunsets you'll find in the area. Plus, the outdoor space is one of the best you'll find for a party.

The Sanctuary by Wedgewood Weddings in Long Beach, California

At The Sanctuary by Wedgewood Weddings, you won't just have your ceremony in a church, you can also have your reception there. This renovated chapel has been made into a modern wedding venue, yet it retains all of its classic charm, including vintage features, stained glass windows and whitewashed walls (perfect for photos!). The dramatic vaulted ceilings with wood beams and hanging lanterns are a gorgeous backdrop for minimalist or ornate wedding decor.

The Modern in Long Beach, California

For the aviation geek couple, there's no better venue than The Modern, where you can say your vows overlooking the private jet runway at Long Beach Airport. This unconventional wedding venue is on the top floor of the Sky Harbor Hangar, and guests arrive by two private elevators. It's a blank canvas with an incredible view, just waiting for a modern touch — and wondering which celebs are taking their jets in while you dance the night away.

The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California

Set sail on The Queen Mary, an old-world elegant ship that's been hosting weddings for generations. From the Pacific Ocean views to the Art Deco ballroom to the ornate wood paneling, this incredible venue is one that guests won't forget. You can host up to 800 aboard The Queen Mary, and their event manager will make sure you have everything you need to decide whether saying "I do" on the water is right for you.

The Grand Long Beach in Long Beach, California

If your vision of your big day is a grand formal event, then The Grand Long Beach is here to host up to 650 of your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors and everyone on your in-laws' list. This elegant venue has been a favorite of Californians since 1960, and it has multiple spaces to celebrate, including the stunning Palm Terrace, which is beloved for both cocktail hours and ceremonies. The in-house staff will help turn your vision into reality, which takes some of the stress out of finding vendors.

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Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California

Celebrate by the sea at the largest aquarium in Southern California. The Aquarium of the Pacific offers multiple spaces to gather friends and family for a ceremony and reception, including the Shark Lagoon. Take in the views of the stunning California sunset while enjoying locally sourced and sustainable seafood from across the region, then dance the night away surrounded by your favorite sea creatures.

The Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, California

There's plenty of room for your entire wedding to stay on site at The Westin Long Beach, which has 469 relaxing rooms. Throughout its indoor and outdoor spaces, it can accommodate everything from micro weddings of 20 people to large celebrations with 1,000 of your nearest and dearest. Dance the night away in the Centennial Ballroom, then take a breather on the sweeping verandas, with views of the sparkling city lights over the harbor.

The Bembridge Historical House in Long Beach, California

The Bembridge Historical House is a beautifully preserved 1906 Queen Anne Victorian with expansive grounds that were practically designed to show off a couple. There is a 2,700-square-foot rose garden with arbors, a 1,300-square-foot patio and lush outdoor spaces to say your vows, gather for cocktail hour or twirl on the dance floor all night long.

Crown Yacht Cruises in Long Beach, California

The sleek and modern Crown Yacht Cruises give seafaring couples the opportunity to commit to forever while looking out at the endless sea. This elegant yacht feels like a true California celebrity experience, and you'll be taken care of by the crew just like an A-lister. While you may be in the middle of the ocean, you can enjoy personal chefs, bartenders and entertainment all on the ship.

Long Beach Petroleum Club in Long Beach, California

Moody and dramatic. Those are the words to describe the red walls, Chesterfield sofas and leopard print rug in Long Beach Petroleum Club, one of the most stylish places to say "I do" in Long Beach. This Long Beach wedding venue is more affordable than other wedding venues, and there are event professionals to help guide you both on choosing the venue as well as planning the wedding.

Heritage Farm in Long Beach, California

If you're planning a smaller wedding, then look to Heritage Farm, where you can plan a stunning wedding for 65 people or less. The venue feels relaxed yet modern, with an emphasis on the natural beauty of the landscape. Take a seat in the dining room or outside, where you can serve your guests the most delectable menu, crafted from local ingredients.

Recreation Park 18 Golf Course in Long Beach, California

Stroll through the Rose Garden at Recreation Park 18 Golf Course to grab some incredible first look photos before you say your vows. The pathway to the gazebo where many couples choose to hold their ceremony is surrounded by vibrant bursts of color. If you can bear to go inside, there's a historic ballroom that can host up to 190 guests dancing the night away under the classic chandeliers.

Skylinks at Long Beach in Long Beach, California

The idyllic setting of Skylinks at Long Beach includes a cascading waterfall just behind the couple as they recite their vows. You can celebrate with family and friends under an outdoor tent or you can bring the party inside to the ballroom, where floor-to-ceiling windows give the celebration a chic, elegant look.

Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California

The vibrant colors and gardens of the Museum of Latin American Art make it one of the most unique and striking places to host a celebration in Long Beach. Couples can plan their wedding amongst the outdoor Robert Gumbiner Sculpture Garden & Events Center, in the versatile Viva room, or wander throughout the galleries and more intimate artful spaces.

Hotel Maya in Long Beach, California

Hotel Maya is perfect for couples looking for a more stylish, boutique Long Beach wedding venue. This waterfront hotel is teeming with nature, including 14 acres of greenery. There are views of the ocean from the ceremony and reception spots, and there's a fire pit positioned in just the right spot for creating a cozy environment once the sun goes down.

Altar in Long Beach, California

If you're looking for a moody and nostalgic venue that feels like anything but California, look at Altar. Located in the oldest standing building in Downtown Long Beach, this historic venue features exposed brick, original wood floors and ornate details. It feels slightly industrial, giving you full reign to go in whatever decor direction your heart (or your Pinterest) takes you.

Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, California

The backdrop of the ocean from the Hyatt Regency Long Beach can't be beat when it comes to beach wedding venues. You'll see both the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island while surrounded by lush trees and California sun. There are multiple spaces throughout the property that you can explore, including indoor ballrooms for a backup plan.

The Betty in Long Beach, California

The Betty is decked out in striking all-white decor—the kind that makes you want to immediately go minimalist because it's that stunning. This bright and airy Long Beach venue echoes the easygoing, laid back style of Southern California, and its outdoor space turns a basic pergola plan into something absolutely incredible.

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