As a Santa Barbara wedding minister, I’ve been all around the county at the city’s most beautiful wedding venues. But my favorite still is the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Just off of Santa Barbara’s highly walkable State Street, with its Spanish-style architecture and its preponderance of unique little shops and restaurants, is the magnificently designed Courthouse. Someone once called it the most beautiful place in American where you can be sentenced to death. But while capital punishment is currently on a moratorium in California, you can experience the flipside of that coin by getting married there.
As a Pacific Palisades wedding minister, I’ve worked with beautiful Bel-Air Bay Club plenty of times. Above the event center are the lush hills and stunning homes of Pacific Palisades, below are beaches that continue for miles in either direction. The Bel-Air Bay Club, situated on a bluff overlooking Pacific Coast Highway as it winds parallel to the coastline, offers views of it all at its prime location in Pacific Palisades.
Built at the end of the Roaring Twenties, the Bel-Air Bay Club has a long history in Los Angeles’ social scene. With red-tiled roofs and a whitewashed exterior it’s reminiscent of the Spanish colonial style, one of the last remaining of its kind that were once so abundant in throughout LA.
Wedding Location: Lakewood, CA
Vibe: Elegant, but casual country club
Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Vibe: Deluxe Spanish Colonial architecture California country club
5719 Lake Lindero Drive
Agoura Hills, CA
Lindero Country Club rests in the foothils hills between the San Fernando Valley and the city of Ventura.
Wedding Location: Pasadena, CA
Vibe: historic Moorish Colonial and Spanish style building.
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672
An elaborate 1928 Spanish-style house with courtyards, arcades, patios, and beautiful gardens.
5445 Chicago Ave,
Riverside, CA 92507
This amazing venue has beautiful grounds and gorgeous architecture.
1003 N. Azusa Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702
The Azusa Women's club is a beautiful historical wedding location that accommodates up to 250 guests.
23200 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, California
This classic Malibu home is a beautiful architectural gem.
29082 Tijeras Creek Road
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
The facility at Tijeras Creek County Club accommodates groups up to 120 with a variety of sit down & buffet packages to choose from.
1422 Engracia Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
Torrance the Torrance Womans Clubhouse features a beautiful 1920's Spanish Style building.
Redondo Beach, CA
With sweeping ocean views, and rich Spanish architecture The Redondo Beach Historic Library (currently called the Veterans Park Community Center) is ideal for weddings.
3301 Via Campesina,
Palos Verdes Estates, California 90274
The elegant Spanish style clubouse has panoramic views that make the club an one of the most beautiful California wedding sites.
796 Via Del Monte
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Nestled in the hills above the Palos Verdes Peninsula, La Venta Inn is a beautifully restored 1920's Spanish villa.