San Clemente is a beautiful coastal city in Orange County in California. The city’s slogan is ‘Spanish Village by the Sea’ which encompasses San Clemente’s Spanish colonial-style architecture that dominates most of the city with stunning views of the ocean.
San Clemente is the ideal wedding destination if you want to get married somewhere with a coastal backdrop and would like to escape from the hustle and bustle of LA or Malibu.
The city of San Clemente boasts an abundance of stunning wedding venues, both on the beach or within a historic Spanish estate further inland to suit a variety of tastes and guest lists.
So if you’re in the process of booking or planning your wedding in the area of San Clemente, then keep on reading to discover 15 amazing wedding venues within San Clemente.
Bella Collina San Clemente
Located on 230 acres of green fields, in a private valley that resembles something you’d only see in a Tuscan vineyard, is Bella Collina, a private golf club that boasts both indoor and outdoor venues for couples to say ‘I Do’.
Bella Collina offers several packages for couples to do their nuptials which suit a handful of tastes, requirements, and budgets. However, every package will include a golf cart and personal driver to chauffeur the bride and groom along with photographers and videographers around for their wedding photos on the Bella Collina grounds.
If you and your wedding party are the ultimate party animals, then you’ll be happy to know that Bella Collina has no curfew or sound restrictions for its ceremonies and receptions, so you and your guests will be able to enjoy the celebrations until the sun comes up.
Talega Golf Club
Another golf club you could consider holding your wedding at in San Clemente is the Talega Golf Club. The venue is situated within the San Clemente hills and is the perfect backdrop for a rustic yet timelessly sophisticated wedding. There are 3 venue options within the golf club ranging and can accommodate 50 to 200 guests depending on which one you choose.
The Signature Room is a Spanish colonial style banqueting room with a large courtyard, terrace, patio, and lawn with wide views of the golf course and gardens is the most preferred venue by couples.
Talega Golf Club has won numerous Wedding Wire awards over the last 8 years and is guaranteed to provide exceptional service with stunning cuisine within charming scenery for an unforgettable day.
Ole Hanson Beach Club
Ole Hanson Beach Club is one of the most breathtaking venues for couples who want their ceremony and reception to be accompanied by the idyllic ocean views. The beach club is located right on the beach of San Clemente and has both indoor and outdoor settings to choose from.
The finishing and personal touches to your day will be made with the venue and catering specialist for Ole Hanson – 24 carrots, who will do everything in their power to recreate your dream wedding.
The beach club has a venue capacity of up to 225 guests. For the ultimate Californian dreamy ceremony, we recommend opting for the Grand Lawn setting, a beautifully manicured green space with coastal views and mature palm trees.
Casa Romantica Cultural Center
Casa Romantica is one of SoCal’s super bluff-top estates and has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean looking out from viewpoints from the charming Spanish architecture.
The center that normally hosts arts and cultural programs also excel at hosting weddings in its indoor and outdoor spaces. Catering, decorations, and event rentals must be organized through Casa Romantica’s partner vendors and the team at Casa will do everything to advise you of the most suitable candidates for your wedding.
In the heart of San Clemente, is La Ventura, a timeless wedding space with unique and charming Spanish-Colonial architecture.
The venue can hold up to a maximum of 200 guests and gives couples the flexibility of using La Ventura’s in-house vendors or bringing in their vendors to help run the day.
La Ventura has a bridal suite to accommodate the bridge and her guests as well as a lounge for the groom and his groomsmen to relax before the day begins.
The open-air courtyard has an arched doorway that is perfect for guests to get a quick peek before the walking down the aisle commences.
The Casino San Clemente
Casino San Clemente is a seaside landmark that has been hosting historic events for the past 80 years and has even been graced by the likes of Judy Garland.
The property features five unique spaces to accommodate a range of wedding guest lists, with The Grand Ballroom being modeled after the Casino of Catalina Island is a popular choice due to its domed ceiling that is often decorated with fairy lights to create a magical reception space.
A professional wedding coordinator is required to book this venue to ensure the day runs smoothly and that the couple can relax and enjoy themselves.
Dana Point Yacht Club
If getting married right on the water is your dream, then you’ll only need to take a 10-minute drive down from San Clemente to find yourself at Dana Point Yacht Club.
If you’re having a slightly smaller wedding, then you’ll be able to have your ceremony right on the waterfront patio, whereas larger weddings will be accommodated in the 200-person ballroom that has stunning views of the water.
The experienced staff at Dana Point Yacht will be able to provide catering and bar services on your special day and will also be able to assist in recommending local event vendors and decorations.
Nestled in San Juan Capistrano, just a 10-minute drive from downtown San Clemente is Franciscan Gardens, an enchanting, cozy, and intimate venue that is owned and operated by the catering specialists 24 Carrots.
The rustic property features expansive indoor space with exposed brick walls and twinkling chandeliers as well as a secluded courtyard area that is the ideal setting for a spring wedding day.
Hamilton Oaks Vineyard Events
Hamilton Oaks is a magical estate that oozes romance and will entrance both the wedding party and guests with its idyllic atmosphere.
The venue comes with an all-inclusive chardonnay experience package that covers all bases to create the perfect day whilst minimizing stress for the happy couple. Couples will have the flexibility to space aspects of their wedding across three settings to accommodate large wedding parties.
The Historic Cottage at San Clemente State Beach
Another well-loved wedding venue in San Clemente is The Historic Cottage that features a large patio with ocean views that can accommodate up to 150 guests.
The colorful gardens surrounding the cottage make the perfect setting for wedding photos for the couple and their close family and friends.
For the wedding, an additional alcohol permit will be obtained to serve and drink alcohol throughout the day. Couples will also need to organize their catering and party rentals for the day as it’s not provided by the venue.
San Clemente Shore by Wedgewood Weddings
Whether you’re looking for an indoor or outdoor wedding venue, the San Clemente Shore will be able to accommodate your needs. The scenic golf club is in a prime location just a stone’s throw away from the beach as well as right on the doorstep of some delightful hotels for your wedding guests.
This award-winning venue offers the opportunity to dance the night away with your other half in the vaulted grand ballroom and allow your guests to enjoy in style and comfort throughout the whole day.
Ever After Beach Weddings
If you’re dreaming of a small intimate wedding right on the sands of San Clemente, then look no further than Ever After Beach Weddings. The city will only allow 20 person weddings on their beaches so you may want to consider holding your reception somewhere else.
The team at EABW offers several packages for a variety of requirements and also offers the flexibility to add on extras such as a musician or a photographer for the ceremony for an additional fee.
Laguna Cliffs Marriott & Spa
If there’s any hotel that does weddings consistently well, it’s a Marriott, so no wonder that the Laguna Cliffs hotel and spa managed to find their way on our list. The venue is located a short distance from San Clemente and offers all-inclusive wedding packages or the flexibility for couples to choose their vendors for the day.
The sophisticated ballroom can accommodate up to 600 guests so ideal for those who have an extensive guest list.
Plaza de Magdalena
Plaza de Magdalena is a charming and rustic setting for a wedding reception or ceremony that spans both inside and an outside courtyard area for guests to enjoy.
The room features state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems to bring your day to life and also has the option to attach a private suite for the bridal party or groom’s party before the event.
Marbella Country Club
Within the green rolling hills of San Juan Capistrano is Marbella Country Club, a Mediterranean-style venue that specializes in one-of-a-kind weddings.
The venue has a choice of 5 wedding settings for both ceremony and reception and that span inside and across the beautiful course that will suit a variety of styles and guest lists.
The country club also hosts an annual bridal fair for all those looking to find out more about hosting their wedding at the venue and also locate local event and decoration vendors.