Top 10 Places to Get Married in California

Top 10 Places to Get Married in California

Are you looking for the perfect wedding ceremony and reception venue in California?  Then try one of these 10 places to get married.  California is a state of many cultures and communities.  Desserts, mountains, and beaches offer California a wide variety of places to get married.  So there are many choices and everyone is welcome here.

Awash in Aqua
Awash in Aqua $547.00 for 100

Descanso Beach Club, Santa Catalina Island, California is one of the greatest hidden treasures in California.  This beach club is a privately owned beachfront venue offering wedding ceremonies and receptions on the beach or at the club between May and October.  Plan for warm weather during the day and cool breezy nights for an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception.

Ragged Point resort Ragged Point, California
Ragged Point Resort – Ragged Point, California

Ragged Point resort is located 15 miles from San Simeon on the Big Sur Coastline.  This rugged location has a natural beauty enhanced by its proximity to the cliff side and beach below.  A redwood pagoda on the cliff, over looking the ocean, is where you can have a small intimate ceremony.  The solarium with its 180 degree view is a great place for your reception.  Take advantage of their special events coordinator to plan your wedding.

Laid in Stone
Laid in Stone $181.90 for 100

The Queen Mary is a luxury liner with a deep history and there is no better place to get married than on the Sun deck or in the chapel.  The art deco styled ballrooms of the Queen Mary can accommodate any size reception and catering is offered through the ship’s restaurants.  Your wedding is sure to be a glamorous event on the Queen Mary.

Mount Shasta Resort Shasta California
Mount Shasta Resort – Shasta California

Mount Shasta Resort in California is the perfect wedding venue in both winter and summer.  Have a summer outdoor wedding surrounded by beautiful views or a warm and intimate indoor ceremony in either the Siskiyou or the Highland Room in the winter.  Their event director will help you create the day of your dreams by incorporating the wonderful catering, service and ambiance you desire.

Amber House Bed and Breakfast Sacramento, California
Amber House Bed and Breakfast – Sacramento, California

Amber House Bed and Breakfast located in Sacremento, California is a charming place for your wedding or commitment ceremony.  This Bed and Breakfast is an intimate place for a small (20 person) indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception.  Catering is done through a partner (Il Fornaio) and the event coordinator can arrange for musicians or a minister.

Lucky in Love
Lucky in Love $76.90 for 100

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort offers elegant indoor and outdoor weddings.  This venue is located in Sanger, California amid the foothills of Wonder Valley.  Get married and have your reception in the new Events Building or outside by Dalton Pond in the gazebo.  The resort has all inclusive wedding packages that including catering, food service and after party clean up.

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn Palm Springs California
The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn – Palm Springs California

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn is a stylish 1930’s villa.  The inn ensures the privacy of your event by closing the grounds to all except you, your guests and vendors so that you are free to enjoy your day.  After your wedding, enjoy a stay in one of the eight rooms of the inn.

Peacock Galore
Peacock Galore $370.00 for 100

San Diego Zoo is the place to go wild for your wedding day.  This is my favorite zoo in the U.S. and you will be able to have some stunning wedding pictures at this venue.  The zoo’s wedding packages include catering, admission for you and your guests, free parking, and many other amenities.

Mandala $470.00 for 100

Terranea is an oceanfront resort in  Palos Verdes.  Luxury and sophistication is clearly a part of the ambiance for this venue but so is practicality.  Terranea offers a wide variety of ballrooms and indoor/outdoor options for ceremonies and receptions.  Also because children are often invited if not part of the wedding party, the resort has activities for them too.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey California
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California

Monterey Bay Aquarium is a fun way to experience the kelp forests, open ocean and tide pools that are a large part of the coastal California lifestyle.  This venue located on Cannery Row in Monterey can host weddings from 30 to 300.  Catering is provided by Bon Appetit for the aquarium and an event coordinator can help you plan everything.

I hope you have found the perfect place to get married in California with one of these Top 10.  But, if you have a place you would like to suggest, leave a comment on my blog.

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Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arizona

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arizona

Are you looking for places to get married in Arizona?  Then check out these top 10 places to get married in Arizona!  This state is marked by its varied culture and weather for weddings.  Arizona is a beautiful state with the Grand Canyon in the north, pine forests in its mountain regions and deserts in the South.  Because tourism is a very active business in Arizona, there are many hotels, resorts, and convention centers.  These great wedding venues will let you get creative and have an unforgettable wedding.

Tlaquepaque arts and crafts village Sedona, Texas
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village – Sedona, Arizona

Tlaquepaque has all the charm of old world styling in their outdoor courtyards.  This arts and crafts village in Sedona is modeled after a Mexican village.  Get married in a small private ceremony in the chapel and then hold the fete of your dreams in the courtyards or gardens.

The Castle at Ashley Manor Chandler Texas
The Castle at Ashley Manor - Chandler Texas

The Castle at Ashley Manor is located in Chandler, Arizona.  The castle provides an exquisite background for your ceremony and reception.  Take advantage of the event coordinator and relax while your fairytale wedding unfolds.

Heard Museum Phoenix Arizona
Heard Museum - Phoenix, Arizona

The Heard Museum provides a classy and artistic choice for your wedding.  Explore the museums arched walkways and sculpture courtyards for a unique location. With many choices, you are sure to find the place that fits with your style.  With your rental fee also comes a docent for the museum.

Shenandoah Mill Gilbert Arizona
Shenandoah Mill – Gilbert, Arizona

Shenandoah Mill, a former grist mill, was moved to Gilbert, Arizona and has become a charming and rustic wedding ceremony and reception site.  The rental time and benefits are generous as only one wedding a day is scheduled.  The mill  can accommodate up to 225 guests for your ceremony and reception.

Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden Phoenix, Ari
Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden - Phoenix, Arizona

Ro Ho En Japenese Friendship Garden is a 3.5 acre Japanese garden with a serene Koi pond.  This garden is a shared cultural vision.  If you would like more information to plan your wedding, contact (602) 256-3204.

The Windmill Winery Florence, Arizona
The Windmill Winery – Florence, Arizona

The Windmill Winery offers a rural setting just outside of Phoenix in Florence, Arizona.  Have the country wedding ceremony of your dreams lakeside. Enjoy a getaway in a horse drawn carriage.  Then party all night in the restored historic barn or outside.  This venue is also a winner of the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.

Reid Park Zoo Tucson, Arizona
Reid Park Zoo – Tucson, Arizona

Reid Park Zoo in Tucson is the right place to go wild for your wedding.  This zoo offers more than 17 acres to rent after the zoo is closed to the public.  So plan on a late day event when the animals will be more active.  The zoo also offers catering and facilities managers to help with your planning.

The Views at Superstition Gold Canyon, Arizona
The Views at Superstition – Gold Canyon, Arizona

The Views at Superstition, nestled in Gold Canyon, provides a beautiful ceremony and reception venue for you.  Enjoy the multitude of services including separate bride and groom dressing suites, limo service, officiant, horse drawn carriage, and more!  Indoor and outdoor facilities for your ceremony and reception are available.  Tours are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6-8PM (check on availability, as times and days can change).

The Boulders Resort Scottsdale Arizona
The Boulders Resort – Scottsdale Arizona

The Boulders Resort is an elegant resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The resort has multiple ceremony locations for your selection and can accommodate 50-300 guests.  The natural beauty of the high Sonoran desert is the backdrop for your wedding vows.  Your choice of indoor and outdoor locations for your reception are also available.  The Boulders Resort offers catering, audio/visual equipment and planners to help you celebrate your wedding with style.

The Grand Canyon National Park.  For a ceremony or reception at this national treasure, you will need to enlist the help of a trusted planner.  The south rim of the Grand Canyon is by far the most accessible and for DIYers the best option.  This is a venue that will require some effort for planning but is worth the effort.

5 Chocolate Brown Wedding Invitations

5 Chocolate Brown Wedding Invitations

The newest wedding color combination to make a splash is chocolate brown and vibrant purple.  Let your imagination soar with these 5 favorite chocolate brown wedding invitations and your choice of ink colors including purple.  Check out these invitations out today!


Your guests will feel the calming beauty of nature when they recieve this lovely invitation. The nature-inspired design adds to the elegance of this ensemble. $198.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

chocolate floral wedding invitation
Naturally Wedding Invitations

Shimmer on Mocha

This elegant mocha and ecru invitation features a mocha base card with a regal design. An ecru wrap features your wording in the ink and lettering style of your choice and ties to the base card with a mocha ribbon.  $519.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Letterpress chocolate wedding invitation
Shimmer on Mocha Wedding Invitations

Extravagant Espresso

Show off to your guests with this extravagant wrapped invitation! An espresso wrap with a round cut-out highlights an elegant ecru invitation.  $279.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Extravagant Espresso Wedding Invitation

Romantic Leaves

This top-fold mocha invitation wrap with an ecru card invitation is perfect for an autumn wedding. A laser-cut of leaves and delicate swirls grace the cover. $274.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Brown leaf wedding invitation
Romantic Leaves Wedding Invitations

Espresso Flourish

This soft white insert card is printd on paper that is Green Seal Certified, made with 100% post-consumer fibers and created without the use of chlorine compounds. This item’s paper manufacturer uses a significant amount of renewable energy resources and responsible forest management practices. The mocha wrap features a flourish design.  $245.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

elegant chocolate wedding invitation
Espresso Flourish Wedding Invitation

Top 10 Green Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Green Wedding Invitations

Green is the color that transcends all seasons.  Whether you are inspired by  fresh lime green or a saturated emerald hue, we have the right wedding invitation for you.  So check out our top 10 green wedding invitations and if you don’t find the right shade for you, try our wedding invitation search.  Happy finding!

light green wedding invitation

1.  Paisley Paradise

The varying patterns of paisley and flowers on this invitation, along with the soft shades of celery, hint at your creativity. Your guests will feel welcome to attend when presented with your wedding information on such a lovely invitation.  $215.00 for 100.

emerald green wedding invitation

2.  Damask

This bright white invitation features a damask design where vintage patterns mingle with modern lines.  $198.00 for 100.

olive green wedding invitation

3.   Bamboo Olive Pocket with Mocha Backer

A bright white invitation with a bamboo design is layered on top of a mocha background.  $380.00 for 100.

moss green wedding invitation

4.  Ornate

Simple and sophisticated, this invitation is accented with a fine filigree design. The initial of your last name is beautifully framed to the left of your wording.

olive green wedding invitation

5.  Forever Floral

This olive-colored invitation features a faint floral background with your wording printed on top. Add the final touch to this invitation with a pre-cut, mocha ribbon that wraps around the middle of the card.  $188.90 for 100.

grass green wedding invitation

6.  Palm Royale

Whether your wedding event is happening by the beach or you are having a tropical theme, this invitation mixes simplicity with an island feel.  $168.00 for 100.

sage wedding invitation

7.  Wrapped in Love – Sage

The warm, sage wrap has die cuts to hold your ecru base card in place. Show more of your style by choosing from several designs and choosing your lettering style and ink color.  $188.90 for 100.

olive green wedding invitation

8.  Green Retro

Have fun with this ecru tea-length invitation featuring a debossed olive green retro design. $145.90 for 100.

green wedding invitation

9.  A Colorful Collection

This lucky invitation is bubbling with color! Choose from a background of Spring, Cotton Candy, Hydrangea, Scarlet, or Lagoon to make it uniquely your own! $168.90 for 100.

lime green wedding invitation

10.  Electric Lace

A margarita invitation card features your verse and initials as shown with a bright white wrap featuring a lace, heart cut-out. $360.00 for 100.