7 Places to Say “I Do” in Newport Beach
With sunny weather and coastal views that just won’t quit, it’s no wonder Newport Beach is a desirable destination for brides and grooms to be. Blue skies and a sea breeze effortlessly set the scene for a perfect ceremony. But when it comes to choosing the right venue for you, the “wow” factor is a must. So before you decide where to tie the knot, take a peek at this list of stunning wedding venues in Newport Beach.
New to the Newport Beach scene, VEA is a social sanctuary for all types of celebrations. Warm woods and stylish coastal elements combine to make this coastal retreat the perfect place to exchange vows. The resort features more than 12 indoor and outdoor spaces to tie the knot—from intimate ceremonies on the terrace to dazzling celebrations in stunning ballrooms. To learn more about VEA Newport Beach’s wedding offers, click here.
Tucked along the Newport coastline, Balboa Bay Resort offers a sumptuous Mediterranean-inspired setting for a Southern California wedding. Host a large ceremony or reception in The Grand Ballroom, which features 7,000 square feet of indoor space and can accommodate up to 450 guests. If you’re looking for something slightly more intimate, Balboa Bay Resort’s Lighthouse Room features a full-service bar, private outdoor patio, and sweeping harbor views. It can accommodate up to 250 for a reception.
Quaint yet luxurious, Lido House hotel truly embodies the vibrant charm of Newport Beach. The property is part of Marriott’s prestigious Autograph Collection and features 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. With its talented catering and event staff and upscale beach-house soirée vibe, you can be sure that your event will be a memorable occasion for both you and your guests. The property also features five custom-designed, three-story cottages—the perfect staycation spot for your “I do” crew.
This 110-acre resort located on the Back Bay is the ideal wedding location for the couple who wants the charm of Newport Beach in a classy yet understated environment. Newport Dunes offers a mile of beachfront property and has eight wedding locations on-site, ranging from a pavilion on the sand and outdoor gazebos to sprawling lawns and indoor ballrooms with stunning views. Each space is customizable, so you can truly bring your vision to life!
Set on 2.2 acres in the charming neighborhood of Corona del Mar, Sherman Library & Gardens offers a serene space surrounded by lush greenery and exotic flowers. Brides and grooms can host both ceremonies and receptions in the gardens’ courtyards, greenhouse or even on the tiled patios. Walk down the aisle in the whimsical Tea Garden, or say “I do” underneath the 81-year-old California Pepper Tree. This botanical wonderland will surely make your special day picture-perfect.
Crystal Cove State Park is home to a variety of waterfront event venues, including The Educational Commons located in the heart of the Historic District, The Cultural Center Deck & Cottage, which can seat up to 130 guests and The Beach Promenade, which is on the sand. And once you’ve selected your venue, The Beachcomber Café will cater your wedding or reception! Choose between various buffet selections or customize specialty stations, like a salad bar, kabob bar or poke station.
Always dreamed of getting hitched aboard a spectacular yacht at sea? No problem! City Cruises by Hornblower has you covered. Customize your dream wedding or reception held on a boat under the sun or a canopy of stars. Weddings range from a small brunch or dinner ceremony for up to 30 guests to an entirely customized package complete with professional events planners taking care of every detail. City Cruises also offers cruises for bachelor/bachelorette parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches and more.
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger