5 Perfect Wedding Venues For Romantic Weddings In Southern California

May 26, 2021

Hey Brides! 

We hope you are all doing fantastic! Wherever you are at in your bridal journey we wish you nothing but peace, love and bliss! Planning your wedding is no easy feat so we hope you are giving both you and your partner lots of grace and lots of love as you navigate through this season in your lives. 

It’s really something special when we are able to design for our clients and then put our work on display at some of the most stunning venues. Selecting the venue for your wedding plays such an important and impactful role in your big day. From figuring out if the venue will hold your guest count, keeping in line with your vision, flowing well with your bridal style, etc., these small details are what help bring your wedding to life! 

Join us this week as we share 5 perfect wedding venues for romantic weddings in the Southern California area!

The Iconic Mission Inn

The Mission Inn located in Riverside California is truly an iconic venue! Fun fact: Our very own founder and creator of Posh Peony, Cristina, tied the knot here with her forever love, Ricardo! LOVE! We have had the privilege of designing for a number of clients at this venue. Each and every time it has been a unique experience with the romance ALWAYS there. This venue could not scream passion and romance any louder! The architecture alone makes you feel like you’re in some kind of romantic film from the ornate Spanish style architecture blended with European flare. The Mission Inn was founded back in 1876 by Frank Miller and has since then created years and years of beautiful memories and moments for each and every one of its guests. 

The grounds are breathtaking, the hospitality is exceptional and the venue is perfect for capturing beautiful photos! There are various ceremony and reception locations to choose from, a variety of terraces, ballrooms, courtyards, gardens and more!

This venue has it all! If you are looking for a venue that creates a romantic backdrop for your bridal party photos, first look moments, pre ceremony shots and more, look no further and book your wedding here!  

The Pelican Hill Resort & Hotel

We have one word for this venue, show-stopping. Talk about a breathtaking view for your wedding day! The Pelican Hill located in Newport Beach gives off nothing but elegance and coastal vibes! This venue is a 5 Star Luxury Hotel & Resort that exudes luxury. If you are a bride looking to get married in a picture perfect location, the Pelican Hill will deliver. You better believe it! 

This venue has acres of land filled with pristine landscapes, private bungalows, villas, ideal photography spots and more! The scenic moments at this venue are truly endless! Our couples who have gotten married at this venue have all looked like they stepped straight out of a fairytale. So dreamy!

You’ll notice the large dome setting the stage at their beautiful ceremony location that just steals the show! Right in the center overlooking the ocean, this spot is awesome! It is equipped with great big pillars, bright flowing curtains, chandelier accents and terra-cotta style tiles. It’s classic, it’s elegant, it’s perfect for adding luxury wedding floral arrangements to it and it sets the stage for all the romance. 

If you get the chance to check it out, take a walk down some of the walkways and we are sure you will fall in love with it! 

The Mount Palomar Winery

What pairs well with weddings? Well wineries of course! The Mount Palomar Winery is located in Southern California’s famous wine country in Temecula. This venue is set on 315 acres of beautiful vineyards, terraces, hilltops, romantic gardens and so much more! This vineyard dates back to 1969 and has been operated by dedicated winemakers all with the passion to create beautiful products paired with spectacular views and service.

This venue is romantic, it’s peaceful and it’s special. The Mount Palomar Winery has a way of creating an atmosphere that feels so good and so sweet! We love that this venue works to personalize each and every wedding fit to unique specifications and desires from the married couple to be. 

The ceremony locations are really elegant and timeless. The amount of locations you can go for your first look moments, couple shots, bridal party photos, there are just so many to choose from! This venue would be perfect for you and yours if you are looking to be immersed in the outdoors but in the most glamorous and elegant fashion!

The Lindley-Scott House

Are you dreaming of an intimate wedding venue? We’ve got just the spot! The Lindley-Scott House located in the San Gabriel Valley in Azusa is so very sweet! This home was built back in 1911 and has since expanded with its carriage house addition back in 2003. Upon first glance this house makes you feel warm, cozy and like you’re about to witness the backyard wedding in the movie “13 Going On 30”. The aesthetic is just so very tender!

Inside the home you will find a grand staircase, vintage furniture and beautiful wallpaper, perfect for those getting ready shots! On the grounds you will see a great big California live oak tree that adds such a natural and unique element to the venue! The yellow shingles and the green shutters are just so cute! This venue is so well kept. We cannot say enough great things about it. 🙂

The Lindley-Scott House was built for love, magic and happiness! You can’t help but smile when you see it in person. The grounds are always kept up to their very best and the lawn area is so ideal for such special occasions. This venue has so much to offer! You don’t want to sleep on this one! 

Casa Romantica Cultural Center And Gardens

Um, hello! Can you say beach city? The Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens is located in San Clemente. When it’s not hosting grandiose events, this venue serves as a non-profit organization offering programs that teach all about culture to its guests of all ages. We love that! This venue offers so many great sights starting with its oceanfront view. I mean how much more romantic can you get with a ceremony that overlooks the Pacific Ocean? 

The architecture is rustic and helps create a delicate backdrop for the wedding celebration. We love the many archways, fresh white walls with greenery accents! You really can go in many different directions with your floral arrangements, bridal party palette and more with this venue. It’s classic, it’s beautiful and it’s elegant. We have witnessed only romance and beauty as we have had the privilege of working with this venue! 

Take a drive out to the beach city to see for yourself all of the magic it holds! 

Next Steps…

If we can offer any bit of advice as you plan your wedding day, be sure to check out as many options as you can. Create a plan of action to research and visit venues that align with your budget, style, vision, guest count and other important details. Click here to get more tips on finding the perfect wedding venue that is right for you! 

We would love to be a part of your wedding journey if you are ready to begin your flower planning adventure! This is where we love to come through for you and create an experience that is filled with joy, confidence and fun! Wedding flowers have their role of enhancing you and your wedding party so why not be intentional and work with a team that is all about excellence in quality and service? If you are interested in learning more about us and feel we would be a great fit for you and yours, click here and we will be in contact with you!

Stay safe and be well!

XOXO, Posh Peony Team!


Floral Design: Posh Peony • Venue 1: The Mission Inn • Venue 2: The Resort At Pelican Hill
Venue 3: Mount Palomar Winery  • Venue 4: The Lindley-Scott House  •
Venue 5: Casa Romantica Cultural Center And Gardens

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