California Wedding Venues:
When people think of California wedding venues, the image that often comes to mind is of a romantic ceremony on the beach, waves lapping along the shore at sunset. California has 840 miles of coastline, so there's lot of space to set up waterfront California wedding venues, either on sandy beaches, parks and private homes with spectacular views, or one of the many hotels along the coast that offer facilities for California wedding venues.
California wedding venues - on the coast:
From Southern California up the Pacific Coast Highway to Carmel and San Francisco and beyond, coastal California wedding venues are popular destination wedding locations, especially during the winter months when outdoor weddings aren't practical in many other parts of the country. But there's much more to "The Golden State" than its beautiful beaches and Pacific coast views. California is the third largest state in the US, and California wedding venues are numerous and varied, incorporating the state's geographical diversity. In many locations you'll find Spanish-style architecture, both old and new, that reflects the state's history.
California wedding venues - wineries, outdoor and more!
Among the most popular California wedding venues are the wineries that can be found in several areas of the state. The best known are those in Napa Valley in Northern California, and there you'll find a selection of California wedding venues at wineries in stunning natural settings. Other parts of the state with wineries that also feature California wedding venues are Sonoma, Santa Barbara and Temecula.
Big Sur, a coastal area of magnificent natural grandeur, is one of the most scenic California wedding venues and offers a number of local businesses to help arrange wedding festivities. There are also several sites in Yosemite National Park that can be used as California wedding venues, but some of these only allow a small number of people, in order to protect the park setting.
Considering the year-round mild climate in most parts of the state, outdoor California wedding venues are available in many places at any time of year. Local parks, restaurants, hotels and a wide range of other California wedding venues take full advantage of the terrific weather and host outdoor ceremonies and receptions from one end of the state to the other.
Couples wishing to leave their hearts in San Francisco have a wide variety of California wedding venues from which to choose, from Fisherman's Wharf to the Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park to the city's beautifully restored City Hall. San Francisco also has many historic buildings and private mansions that can be rented as California wedding venues.
A couple's wedding day should be the happiest day of their life, so how about starting out married life at the "happiest place on Earth?" The Disneyland resort in Anaheim features a number of California wedding venues, including ceremonies in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle. There are a number of reception options at the resort, and California wedding venues are also available at other well-known Southern California destinations, such as the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, the historic Hotel Del Coronado, Universal Studios Hollywood, the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, the Getty Center and even the majestic Hearst Castle.
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