Bobby and Alli here from Traveling Newlyweds! Let's face it. Finding the perfect location to get married can feel unattainable. There are SO many factors that go into your wedding day, and discovering a spot that fits your list can seem nearly impossible! We know firsthand - landing a location for our wedding was by far our biggest issue. But today, we're here to say that we've found the PERFECT location to say "I Do"... Laguna Beach!! Here's why...
IT'S OFF THE BEATEN PATH.
While Laguna Beach may have had its 30 seconds of fame with reality shows and celebrity residents, it is actually a quiet and quaint little beach town! Nestled in between San Diego and Los Angeles, it has a population of just over 20,000 residents, and it definitely has a small town feel! We love how friendly everyone is, and how every time we go to Laguna we discover something new. Getting married in a busy city can feel overwhelming to the bride and groom, and even the guests. But when you enter Laguna Beach, you instantly feel relaxed and at peace... How could you not when you have such picture perfect views?! Speaking of which...
YOU CAN'T BEAT THE VIEW.
No matter where you go in Laguna Beach, you can't escape the sound of the ocean, the warm breeze, and the crystal clear water shimmering in the background. There's something magical, jaw-dropping, and dare we say - romantic, about this spot. We've been around the world, but some of the BEST sunsets we've ever seen have been in Laguna Beach! No matter what part of Laguna Beach you decide to get married at, you're bound to have the most epic view!
IT'S EASY TO GET TO... AND REALLY FUN!
Choosing a wedding destination that is easily accessible to your guests is REALLY important. You want to choose somewhere that's easy to drive to, easy to fly into, and most importantly - FUN for your guests to explore! Laguna Beach is only 20 minutes away from John Wayne airport, and an hour drive from San Diego or Los Angeles. It's also a destination that guests can easily spend more time in - as there's so much to do and see! Your guests will be SO thankful for the excuse to head to Laguna Beach, trust us. ;)
OPTIONS, OPTIONS, OPTIONS...
If you want to get married in Laguna, you are probably thinking about the beach. The vibes, the views, the photos... it's a no-brainer. But you definitely have options based on your style, your budget, and the size of your wedding. Here are some (not all) of the many options for getting married in Laguna:
Hotel: There is quite a variety of hotels for a wedding in Laguna. Whether it's the boutique hotel you buyout for your quaint ceremony (Seven4one) or sparing no expense at the Montage, Laguna has it all. La Casa Del Camino, Surf & Sand Resort, Pacific Edge Hotel, and Hotel Laguna all offer gorgeous coastal ceremonies, while The Ranch at Laguna Beach, which was recently added to National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World, has a unique coastal-ranch style that has a lush natural woodland setting along with beach breezes.
Event Space: Why not have your wedding in one of Laguna's beautiful event spaces? Our favorites are Occasions at Laguna Village, Tivoli Terrace, Tivoli Too!, and Seven-Degrees. Occasions is located in Laguna Village, perched atop a cliff looking over the ocean. It boasts impeccable service, great food, and a spectacular view! Tivoli Terrace boasts a romantic garden setting in the hills of Laguna Beach. A multi-level property, guests may sit in the upper terrace chapel surrounded by trees and lush greenery for your ceremony, and then move down to the intimate reception area to below to dance the night away. Tivoli Too! takes the natural beauty of Laguna and adds the vibe and decor of a old world European courtyard, transporting you from Southern California to a Tuscan countryside. Both Tivoli venues feature beautiful views of the hillsides, as well as a picturesque gazebo to display a wedding cake. If you prefer the natural beauty of Laguna Canyon, Seven-Degrees may be your venue. It is an award-winning venue that offers a blank canvas, allowing you to customize and create your perfect wedding in an incredible setting. Both of these venues offer full-service event planning, so you can do everything through them... ceremony, photography, catering, etc.!
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