Whether you’re hoping to avoid the slight chance of rain during your winter wedding, shield your guests from the blazing sun during your summer wedding, or maybe you just want something a little unique for the big day, having your wedding ceremony entirely indoors has some great benefits. Regardless of your reason for wanting an indoor ceremony, there are some great options to choose from here locally. As an Orange County wedding photographer, I've had the opportunity to work at many of Orange County's wedding venues. Let’s take a look at 5 wedding venues in Orange County that are great for hosting an indoor ceremony and reception.
Before I get started let me say, none of these suggestions are sponsored! The content below is based on a combination of my own personal experiences and research in connection with these venues! As always, when shopping for any venue or vendor it's vital to do your own research as well to find out if they are the right fit for your needs.
Estate on Second
A beautiful historic structure in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana run by the amazing pros from Jay's Catering this venue has multiple spaces to choose from for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. It also features an onsite bridal suite so you can have your whole day in one space. Personally, I LOVE the brick walls and large windows available in this space, it makes for beautiful photos!
This location has in-house furniture which is great for guests to relax on during cocktail hour. Chairs and tables are also included with your booking and the full gourmet catering by Jay's Catering is fantastic!
In addition to all the great features this venue boasts, the surrounding area is one of my favorite places for engagement sessions because there are so many textures and spaces to make great photographs!
The best of both worlds, the chapel ceremony site isn't TRULY indoors, but it is covered so your guests are protected from the elements regardless of the time of year. This affordable event venue offers multiple spaces to choose from so you have options and variety, from a covered chapel area to a beautiful garden courtyard ceremony site and garden reception area. Catering, servers, tables, chairs, glassware, silverware and china are all included in your package so you'll save time by avoiding having to find those extra vendors. The venue also has two onsite rooms where both bride and groom can get ready if you chose.
Venue by Three Petals
Three Petals is a floral and event design company that's been around for over 14 years. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of their venue is the gorgeous floral chandelier that hangs over the space so many couples have used for their dance floor. This venue is 11,000 square feet of pure gold. Okay, not literal gold, but what I mean is that it's a really great space! Venue by Three Petals is a beautiful blank canvas for your event designer to pull off the luxe wedding you've been dreaming of. They offer a full kitchen, professional chef and full bar onsite as well as a private bridal suite and your choice of tables and chairs. Their 2 am entertainment license is pretty sweet too because that means you can keep your party going longer!
The beach is just a hop skip and a jump from this venue as well, so if you're hoping to sneak away for some classic beach photos on your wedding day, this is a great option!
Can you say "EPIC HELICOPTER GRAND ENTRANCE"? This unique and versatile modern space is a blank canvas for your dream wedding! Your guests can enjoy an unforgettable helicopter ride over OC during cocktail hour. Tables and chairs are included in your booking and top-notch full-service catering by the incredible Jay's Catering is provided at an additional cost.
Ebell Club Long Beach
Okay so it's not technically in Orange County, but it's really really close!
A local fan favorite historic venue tucked away in Long Beach, CA this venue is nothing short of swoon-worthy. The Ebell Club Long Beach features beautiful, unique decor and great architecture. Personally, I'm not sure if I'm more in love with their unique chandeliers or the two baby grand pianos! If you're looking for a space that's both intimate AND upscale, this is it my friend!
This venue comfortably fits 180 guests for a sit-down meal or up to 300 for a cocktail party-style event. It also features a large and private bridal suite which is great for getting ready onsite or slipping away for a moment alone during the party!
Learn more about the Ebell Club Long Beach in our venue guide
I hope you enjoyed checking out these wedding venues in Orange County for an indoor ceremony! Looking for more wedding venues in Southern California? Check out our SoCal Wedding Venue Guide
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