Orange County Wedding Venues On a Budget

A reader recently wrote in asking if I knew about any great ceremony/reception venues that would fit her budget. She lives in the Orange County area, and most of the places she found and loved were more than a three hour drive away, which ends up being an issue if it’s not a destination wedding where guests can stay in hotels. She also needs a property that allows you to bring in outside food/alcohol. These two venues, below, are a good fit if you’re looking for a unique location that lets you DIY. With fun venues like these, I think you should play-up the homespun nature of the wedding, with rustic-yet-fun decorations, homemade food, or even “fast food,” such as Mexican, burgers, etc. (one couple had an In-N-Out burger stand).

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From Green Wedding Shoes

Oak Canyon Nature Center

6700 E. Walnut Canyon Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714)998-8380
View their website

Venue Rental Fee:
Anaheim Residents: $1,386
Non-Residents: $1,486

Rental includes:

-Eight hour rental of the amphitheatre and reception deck
-Use of their state-of-the-art sound system
-Two-hour rehearsal
-Seating for up to 225 guests

See more pics from a wedding at this venue over at Green Wedding Shoes

See more pics from this wedding

Newland Barn

19822 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-5486
View their website
 
 
-Inside can hold 50 seated, and 75 “roaming”
-Total capacity is 200 for lawn and clubhouse combination

 

Venue Rental Fee:

$60/hour for rental (Rental hours are 6 a.m. until 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and until 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday)
+Liability Insurance: $176.15 (with alcohol)
+$5 alcohol filing fee
+$25 Table set up fee (optional)
+Have to hire security if having alcohol (typically runs around $12/hour)

Average venue cost for 8-hour rental: $800

Rental includes:

-12 six-foot rectangular tables
-90 stackable chairs
-Complete kitchen
-Men’s and Women’s restrooms
-Cleaning supplies

Notes:

-Only wine/beer/champagne permitted
-You are responsible for cleanup (you can DIY or hire a cleaning crew, which will probably run you around $100-200)
-Live music inside only. Cannot be amplified

Check out photographer Lori Anderson’s tips for having a wedding at this venue, which she has shot before.

See more pics from a wedding at this venue over at Green Wedding Shoes


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2 Comments

  • i will like to get more information regarding renting the space for a wedding ceremony at oak canyon nature ctr. I will like to know what is included in the price.

  • Do you recommend any reception venues around this area? The new guidelines for Oak Canyon only allow you to have the space for 4 hours.

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