Top 5 California wedding venues with the wow factor
When it comes to wedding venues, California has more than its fair share of spectacular spots. From sun-drenched wineries to vast sprawling ranches; English-style country gardens to authentic Tuscan villas, there's something for every style of wedding. So where do you start in choosing the perfect location for your big day? As always, we're here to help and today we're sharing our favourite California wedding venues courtesy of CA wedding photographer and Fine Art Curation member Amanda Callaway.
Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley
Fancy getting married overlooking the stunning Santa Lucia mountains? Picturesque Holman Ranch could be the perfect choice. Elegant yet cosy, this stunning property has everything for your dream wedding weekend with sprawling vineyards, breathtaking views and several event spaces to choose from.
Villa del Sol d'Oro, Sierra Madre
For an authentic taste of Tuscany without leaving the country, Villa del Sol d'Oro has to be visited to be appreciated. With an open lawn, raised patio, classic library bar, beautiful meditation garden and large hall fit for dancing, this beautiful villa is ideal location a European-style wedding.
Cielo Farms, Malibu
The lush landscape and panoramic views at Cielo Farms make it a stunning choice for weddings with up to 200 guests. The estate spans over 30 acres yet it retains an intimate secluded feel, nestled amongst hundreds of ancient olive trees.
Kestrel Park, Santa Ynez
If you're looking to capture that romantic English countryside vibe, Kestrel Park could be the wedding venue for you. The magnificent 100 acre property includes a 19th century style English country house, sprawling gardens and horse stables. With the fairytale stable tower and views of green rolling hills, you could easily mistake this part of California for The Cotswolds.
Sunstone Winery - Santa Ynez
Located just 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara, Sunstone Winery is an Italian inspired stone villa on a sprawling organic vineyard in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. The Provençal French-style courtyards, stone barrel-aging caves and vast picturesque grounds make it the perfect destination for weddings large and small.
All photography by Amanda Callaway.