Orange County, California is home to over 3 million people. It is an irresistible part of Southern California offering foothills, coastal valleys, and of course a long stretch of some of the most amazing beaches in the state. The breathtaking geography and central location to Los Angeles and San Diego makes it the perfect spot to get married! De La Planning is based in Dana Point, so we know Orange County venues like the back of our hand. With tons of experience working at many different OC venues, here are a list of our top favorites and why:

Montage Laguna Beach

If you are looking for that true WOW moment, look no further. Montage Laguna Beach is a luxury hotel resort that offers stunning ocean-front weddings. Being just steps away from the sand makes it a perfect location if you want to sneak away for beachy sunset romantics.

Waldorf-Astoria Monarch Beach

Similar to Montage Laguna Beach, Waldorf-Astoria Monarch Beach in Dana Point offers a resort-style luxury venue to you and your guests. It’s a great option if you are wanting a room block because the spacious venue has many amenities to keep everyone entertained & feeling pampered all weekend long.

Franciscan Gardens

This 24 Carrots venue offers an Italian-courtyard feel to San Juan Capistrano. The lush greenery growing on all structures make you feel fully immersed into nature. The flowing fountains and overhead string lights make it feel like the perfect European getaway.

The Ranch Laguna Beach

For our clients who prefer more of a rustic venue, The Ranch in Laguna Beach is our top pick. The winding canyons and rolling hills create a stunning backdrop for ceremonies. The venue offers rooms, golf, and dining services which make it the perfect wedding weekend spot!

Rancho Las Lomas

If you are a nature-lover, Ranchos Las Lomas is the perfect spot to say, “I do”. Nestled in the foothills between ancient oak trees and botanical gardens is this amazing venue. We love the “El Teatro” location for it’s large guest capacity and marble stage.

Grand Gimeno 

For our modern + Spanish-architecture lovers, Grand Gimeno is the perfect venue! Nestled in the Orange Circle, this area gives a historic and exciting feel to the venue. The outdoor courtyard offers a wood-fired pizza oven (which make incredible pizza by the way), and olive trees that sway above guests. As a bonus, this venue has HUGE bridal + groom’s suites!

We love working in Orange County because of its versatility and beauty. Couples interested in Orange County will surely be able to find a venue that fits their wedding day style. If you’re interested in booking on of our favorite Orange County wedding venues, inquire with us as well!


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