Temecula Wedding Venues
Gershon Bachus, Temecula CA 877-458-8428 - we love the owners, Christina and Kenny. They are both very involved with the entire wedding experience and truly focus on making it a GREAT day. The food and wine are exceptional. The Italian-style villa is perched on top of the tallest hill and overlooks much of the De Portola Trail. EVERY wedding we've photographed here is a PARTY; there is a sense of euphoria on this property. They limit their weddings to just 20 per year.
Ponte Winery, Temecula CA 951.694.9444 - Immaculate gardens and superior service make Ponte one of the most popular wedding venues in Southern California. Every corner of the property is photo-worthy. The bar at the Inn serves hard alcohol; it's the only location in wine country that does. Great place for an After-Party, as long as you don't mind bumping into another wedding party that had the same idea. We photograph at Ponte more than any other venue and know the property very well.
Wilson Creek Winery, Temecula CA 951.699.9463 - Famous for their Almond Champagne. Very welcoming atmosphere with lots of garden area to wander. Their wedding facilities are very polished and especially accommodating for larger events. Ask about Merlot Mesa... it's their ceremony within the vines!
Callaway, Temecula CA (951) 676-4001 - I love their ceremony site with rolling vineyards as a backdrop and spectacular sunsets. The barrel room can accommodate very large events. It's one of those venues where you can wander the property and you'll find something you'll love.
Mount Palomar, Temecula CA 800-854-5177 x7261 - The biggest winery in Temecula with interesting sculpture and garden details around every corner. Their climbing rose archway at the venue site MUST be seen. If you can book your wedding at a time when they are in full bloom you'll have an amazing background for photos! Receptions are beautiful whether you choose the barrel room or under the stars.
Lake Oak Meadows, Temecula CA 951.676.6162 - Known for it's lake-of-fire and complete privacy for events. Surrounded by old-growth eucalyptus trees and rose gardens. It's a Photographs like a dream!!! On-Site coordination is excellent; weddings here are always flawless.
South Coast Winery, Temecula CA 951.587.9463 - California Winery of the year for '08 '09 & '13!!! The entire property is very grand with 76 villas, new hotel, full-service spa and restaurant. Multiple ceremony and reception options. They can accommodate everything from very small to very large.
Europa Village, Temecula CA 951.695.7175 - They named their winery well; it has a very European feel to the entire property with cobble stone walkways and well-kept gardens. Great choice for small to medium sided weddings. The 'cave' is a really cool place for an intimate reception but their outdoor reception is truly magical once the sun goes down!
Wiens Family Cellars, Temecula CA 951.694.9892 - Known for their outstanding 'Bold Reds' and excellent service. Awesome barrel room for more intimate events or rehearsal dinners. Very personalized service; this is one venue where you will never feel like 'a number.'
Los Willows, Fallbrook CA (760)728.8121 Immaculate garden venue with a lake and surrounded by rolling hills. Amazing views from the on-site 8 room inn; a great place for your wedding party to crash (or afterparty). The full-service spa and pool are an exceptional space for 'getting ready.' Reception tent has programable uplighting that transforms the mood like no other reception room I know of. This location is a photographer's dream venue.
Falkner Winery, Temecula CA 951.676.8231 - This winery sits on top of a hill which gives it great views and AMAZING sunsets. There are two ceremony sites, the Garden area and Pinnacle Restaurant, which both photograph well. Winery owner, Loretta Falkner, is very involved with weddings and takes a personal approach with the brides in the planning stages.
Lorimar Winery, Temecula CA 951-694-6699 x4 - One of the newest wineries in town with music and art as their theme. When you walk on the property you may not get a full appreciation for their wedding offerings... most choose to have their reception on the back patio but they also have another (very private) site at the barrel room, behind the main property, that must be seen. Overall, it's a great venue for small to medium sized weddings with a casual feel.
Paradise Falls, Oceanside CA 760. 439.7005 A bit of paradise in an unexpected place. Tropical oasis of well-grown trees and interesting plants everywhere. Amazing ceremony and reception site with a very nice tent option. Photographs beautifully.