Heritage Museum of Orange County
We had our wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County on October 5th. This historical site is gorgeous! The houses and grounds are beautiful. During our many visits I can tell you that no matter what time of year you go, the site is wonderful. It has many fun and unique picture opportunities. Because the site is so beautiful on its own it really does not need much extra decoration. It is really a hidden gem. All of my family and guest continue to ask us how we found it.
Not only is the site great but the staff is too. Tracy is the site coordinator and she is amazing. She is sweet and efficient and very good at getting you answers quickly. Even if it is measurements of certain things on site. Tracy helped us find our florist (another wonderful vendor) as well as hotel lodgings for our guest. With our site rental we also got a membership to the museum which we are looking forward to using throughout the year as they have so many fun events.
Great venue, great staff. 5 stars tell the story!
Tracy was a great site coordinator who was very quick to answer any questions I had. The grounds were so big that we got to use the entire thing, including fun things to keep our guests busy like lawn games, cocktail tables, hanging pictures and signs, and anything else any creative mind can think up!
NO existing sound system for ceremony sound to plug in. You must rent that from outside. Extra costs for event insurance. Extra costs to serve alcohol on the premises. Extra costs to pay for REQUIRED museum employees to be present the entire evening of your event as well as 2 required off duty officers to pay if you are serving alcohol. Extra fees if you need to access the facility early or stay late. They do not allow anything but bubbles for the send off.
What. A. Great. Venue. This musuem was AWESOME. It was huge and had everything one site, with lots of great photo opportunities. This place is worth hiring based on the atmosphere and the grounds alone, but here are some other positives and negatives. POSITIVES: $1500 of it is a tax deductible membership to the musuem so the rental fee is only $1500. The venue is pretty flexible regarding when you want to do your rehearsal, when you want to arrive and the vendors you use (aside from catering). There is no noise ordinance so you can be as loud as you want. Sundays are cheaper than NEGATIVES: you can only use Country Garden Catering (or something like that). The venue coordinator, Candace, doesn't help much when it comes to setting up or cleaning (the only thing she did for me was carry out some trash left in the house we got ready in and held my dress after my bridesmaids walked down the aisle). The only time I heard from Candace was when I owed money, I had to organize and plan everything else.
This place is amazingly gorgeous and so fun to get ready at and have our ceremony and reception because the grounds were so big. If you are an organized bride who will take care of almost everything I would highly recommend this venue.
I wish I could have chosen my own catering company, I under stand the reasons for wanting control over the companies that do business with the Museum but the Catering company made my experience with the Museum disappointing.
This is a great venue!! If you want everything to be at one site this is the place for you!! Heritage Museum is beautiful for the ceremony & reception. The bridal party gets ready in a old victoria house. Our pictures turned out wonderful because of the setting. Our wedding was July 17, 2010 and the weather temp. was nice because of the nice breeze in the evening. The staff was very nice to work with.
This was the only venu I looked at. I loved the fact that the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception would all be at one location, but in different areas. It was very spacious. I received several compliments on the venu from guests. Everyone thought it was very unique and quaint.
This site is GORGEOUS! We fell in love with it at first sight. Our guests were floored with how beautiful everything was. We didn't even need a lot of decorations since the ambiance was already there. The staff is helpful and friendly and it was very easy to get a response whenever I needed something. Every time I visited the site it was more and more beautiful. They are constantly making improvements. I highly urge you to check this one out!
We mainly worked with Julie, and she's great! Not only is she the sweetest person, she gets things done! I can't say enough nice things about her, she made the planning process so easy and fun.
As for the museum itself, it is an absolutley stunning picturesque site! Our wedding was gorgeous, thanks to the teamwork between our caterer, Jay's and Julie and the rest of the staff at Heritage. The ceremony in the gazebo was perfect, and we had the reception in the shaded area behind the house. We thought it would be a challenge because we had about 220 people but our layout was great. With the rose garden, Kellogg House and everything else on the propoerty, we didn't have to worry about decorating much. It was already naturally beautiful!
They started out really good but the lady we booked with left her job and someone else took over. Because of this we had some issued with our rehearsal. Other than that, we would definately recommend it.
The Heritage Museum is a gorgeous venue and the staff is super friendly and attentive. The buildings are meticulously restored and grounds are carefully maintained. Beautiful at any time of year.
We loved this venue and would like to work with you again. This is a unique venue for any occasion. Continued Success!
Day of the Diva
Absolutely beautiful! The prices are great, no noise restrictions and the catering is us!
I recently photographed a wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County and have to see it is one of the best venues in orange county. They were right on top of everything for the couple and what a super nice staff to every one that was there. I have to say it is a great place for pictures too they have all kinds of little spots along with an amazing Victorian home to photograph the couple in, I highly recommended them. Jason Burns Photograp
For any Bride and Groom reading this endorsement: I am Rev. Michael and I Officiate at all locations in Orange County. And one of my top favorite locations to Officiate at is the Heritage Museum of Orange County. Their staff are, without a doubt, the best, the most flexible, the most organized and the nicest to work with. I receive so many rave reviews from my couples regarding the way they handle everything. I would be remiss in not telling you to at least call the Heritage Museum of Orange County and investigate their venue. If you wish to know more, feel free to contact me at ReverendMichael@ReverendMichael.com http://www.ReverendMichael.com. Rev. Michael
Over the last 20 years, The Clergy Network has presided over wedding ceremonies at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. From the smaller to the larger wedding, this venue provides a little bit of the old Victorian world to the bride and groom wanting a wedding venue all their own - not shared by other brides and grooms on the same day, as in a large hotel or wedding event venue. Guest can wander into the lovely Victorian Style home (museum), or remain in the adjacent courtyard or hanging courtyard gardens. A lovely Orange County Wedding Venue. For more of a review - 714 970 8839
This is a great venue, especially for medium to larger weddings. Everything about Heritage Museum was built to create a great experience for their clients. They have state the art lighting & one of the best caterers, and a staff that cares about you and your event. I highly recommend them: Newport Coast White Dove Release www.ocdoves.com (714) 903-6599
If you're looking for a nice place with a sense of intimacy, Heritage Museum is the place. Their layout allows you to have your ceremony in one place, cocktails in another, and dinner in a third. It has more of a home feel, very comfortable, and a considerate staff. It almost feels like your in your own house, only much larger. Everything seems to run smoothly here - a great place for a your wedding and reception! A Endorsement from "Jinny's Bridal Center" www.jinnysbridal.com (714) 842-6440
Centennial Heritage Museum will make your dreams come true. Now with all this Wedding Service experience the staff has transform the Centennial Heritage Museum into a real jewel! Come see it for yourself it's a very beautiful place to have your wedding! www.SurfCitySound.com (714) 846-7076 recommends "Centennial Heritage Museum"
For more information please call 714.540.0404 x 223.
We also have a list of wedding professional who have worked with us multiple times & provide wonderful services from entertainment & officiants to florals & hotels. Each of our preferred professional are familiar with the museum and always challenge themselves to provide exceptional services.
For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 714.540.0404x223! We look forward to hearing from you soon!