LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

When it comes to determining where you will be hosting your special day we like to reiterate to all of our couples that location truly matters. If you are having a lot of out of town guests then having accessibility to hotels nearby is a huge factor. You then have to keep in mind how they will be getting from the hotel to the venue and back. If this means you will be offering a shuttle service for them or even create an uber event. Everything becomes relevant to where, how, and budget. 

On the other hand we have a lot of couples that truly enjoy the feeling of everything being a total destination! Having something more secluded in this case only plays more into the "wow" factor for guests as they ponder where they are going. 

Here are some venue examples on why couples love them due to their LOCATION:

Rancho Las Lomas

 Photographer: Full Spectrum Photography 

Photographer: Full Spectrum Photography 

Why do they love it?
Rancho Las Lomas is about as secluded as you can get for Orange County. Engulfed by nature and tucked away in the Silverado Canyon this venue not only is charming but peaceful! Couples absolutely love that their guests are on an adventure as soon as they drive through the large wood gates of the entrance. Due to it being not within such a man-made area, the property is HUGE with endless photo opportunities. You 100% feel like you have been transported out of California. With that being said "civilization" and hotels are only a 6-10 min drive away.

 
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 Photographer: Chard Photo

Photographer: Chard Photo

Why do they love it?
Terranea Resort is what we like to classify as a convenient destination location. It is quite a few miles off the highway right on the California coastline! Even though it isn't super close to a lot, with this being a resort your guests are completely taken care of. From endless food options, multiple pools, sleeping rooms (even casitas), to non-stop breathtaking views! This is one of our favorite properties for couples who want a destination wedding but still have all amenities for their guests' conveniency! 

 
 Photographer: Lovisa Photo

Photographer: Lovisa Photo

Why do they love it?
This property has all the right things (view, food, character) and is conveniently located 2 minute from downtown San Clemente. Enjoy your ocean view while dining under the stairs! Across from the venue is a beautiful neighborhood of homes and there are 3 that we even know of that rent out on airbnb (how convenient is that for your traveling guests)! Literally guests could walk to your wedding or stay at a hotel 6 minutes away. Restaurants, shopping, the whole 9 is right down the street!

 

As long as you have a priority list and maybe even a deal breaker list, finding the proper area for venue searching will become much easier! Always factor in your must haves and of course what might make the most sense for family and friends!

 
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