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Best Temecula Wedding Venues

My husband and I moved from Orange County to the Inland Empire 6 years ago. Of course, once we moved out here my primary concern was what wedding market was closest? I was fortunate to learn the Temecula wedding market was not too far from us at all! Temecula has so much to offer couples getting married, from gorgeous views to award winning food, and duh, fantastic wine! :) As a member of the Temecula Valley Wedding Professionals, I immediately learned that couples all across California look to Temecula as a "local" destination wedding market. Far enough away so it feels different and special, but not so far that your closest friends and family need flights!

There are so many fantastic venues, it's difficult to narrow down to the best Temecula wedding venues, but this list should give you an excellent start! This is a great list to start with as you begin your journey in finding your very own Temecula wedding venue! And I'd definitely recommend pouring a glass of wine while you peruse this list...you deserve it! :)

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Lake Oak Meadows Wedding Venue

Lake Oak Meadows

If you’re looking for a vintage vibe with a gorgeous backdrop of greenery and fountains, this is the Temecula venue for you. The beautifully tended gardens and the rustic charm of the buildings offer a refined but natural setting. It’s the perfect way to invoke the feel of a wedding in the rustic country while maintaining the modern elegance of a formal event. Lake Oak Meadows has naturally gorgeous features like trees, a small lake, stairs surrounded by vines, and a beautiful stone building to host your wedding day. It’s very Cinderella, and it’s just a short drive from San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles counties!



Wedgewood Galway Downs

Wedgewood Galway Downs is a rustic venue set on a horse farm. It’s got a strong country feel punctuated by a beautifully refurbished barn. There are plenty of outdoor areas to say “I do” and a modern carriage house ballroom to dance the night away. It’s the perfect way to incorporate a country chic style into your special day. The venue accommodates up to 300 people and features lounges for getting ready and exclusivity- the venue will only host 1 event per day.

Ponte Vineyard Wedding Venue

Ponte Winery

The Ponte Winery capitalizes on the luxury of its vineyard by offering both sprawling outdoor venues and intimate indoor rooms surrounded by barrels of wine. This Temecula wedding venue gives couples plenty of stunning options for overall style and ambiance. Whatever venue suits your personality as a couple, one of these options will likely be a great fit. Their location options range from 80 guests to 400 and there are indoor and outdoor options.


Wilson Creek Winery

Wineries are known for the kind of scenery that sets the tone for a sophisticated event. This venue capitalizes on the natural beauty of the area and offers several different options depending on the size of your wedding, from small, intimate ceremonies to larger affairs. In every case, the gardens and landscape will make the perfect atmosphere for pictures! This venue has locations that will seat up to 1000 people and will customize a package that works for your specific event.


Temecula Wedding Venue Europa Village

Europa Village

The Europa Village offers couples a beautiful venue that invokes a Tuscan feel and features stunning scenery… plus the option of a horse-drawn carriage for a dramatic entrance! This venue is charm personified and there are plenty of picturesque photo opportunities so we can get the perfect shot. The seasoned professionals at Europa Village will customize a wedding package to fit your needs for a wide range of sizes and budgets depending on what you’re looking for.


Temecula Creek Inn

If you’ve always dreamed of getting married in a cottage in the woods, this venue will be right up your alley! Picture the cottage from Snow White and you’re on the right track. The Temecula Creek Inn features a beautiful stone house and wood bridges that will look like a scene straight out of a fairy tale and accommodate up to 350 people. In addition, if you’re looking for a more open space wedding surrounded by mountain views, The Meadows is a perfect option and will accommodate 150 guests. In either case, the venue is secluded enough to have a late-night reception without fear of disturbing anyone.


Temecula Wedding Venue Avensole Winery

Avensole Winery

The Avensole Winery features beautiful grounds and a vantage point that offers views of not only their own grounds but the surrounding wine country. It’s like getting several vineyards for the price of one! There are plenty of walkways, a park and pond, and plenty of professionals to help your wedding day go perfectly. There are both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites so you can be sure that the show will go on, rain or shine.


Temecula Wedding Venue Wiens Family Cellars

Wiens Family Cellars

It’s apropos that a family-owned venue hosts incredible family affairs! The Wiens Family Cellars prioritizes a comfortable, rural setting for a sophisticated affair. They offer a locally sourced menu and both indoor and outdoor reception areas, not to mention plenty of wine-country scenery for photo ops! One feature couples at Wiens love is the fact that they're also a brewery! Your guests can enjoy both amazing wines (I recommend Amour De L'Orange) and craft brews while they toast your wedding day!


Temecula Wedding Venue Callaway Winery

Callaway Winery

The Callaway Winery offers a classic, wine-country wedding venue, perfect for the Temeluca area. Say “I do” with the sunset behind you on their West Lawn and enjoy a delicious meal on their outdoor terrace amongst the vines. For those looking to fulfill every fabulous wine-country wedding stereotype, this is the perfect venue for you!


Mount Palomar Winery

When you think of old-world charm, you’re probably picturing the Mount Palomar Winery. Surrounded by mountain scenery, you’ll be saying your vows on a hilltop that gives you a perfect view of the valley. The gardens are always perfectly primped and the venue has gorgeous chandeliers and twinkle lights that will perfectly light the photos of you dancing the night away.


Temecula Wedding Venue Fazeli Cellars Winery

Fazeli Cellars

If you’ve ever pictured walking down a staircase in a gorgeous gown like Belle in Beauty and the Beast, look no further! Fazeli Cellars is constructed to invoke the feel of a palace out of a princess movie, so your wedding is sure to end with true love’s kiss. Between the elegant gardens featuring water fountains and the surrounding mountain views, this is the perfect venue for a fairy-tale day. This venue accommodates up to 200 people and a large banquet hall for the reception.


Temecula Wedding Venue South Coast Winery

South Coast Winery

The South Coast Winery offers a serene setting for a wedding of up to 500 people. Their venue is quintessential wine country classic and with 30,000 square feet of space, the entire wedding will be able to dance the night away. As an added bonus, there is a spa on-site to address any pre-wedding jitters and a sprawling space that will allow you to create exactly the type of wedding you are looking for.


Temecula Wedding Venue Peltzer Winery

The Peltzer Winery

If you were to imagine what a wedding between a southern belle and a cowboy would look like, you’re probably imagining a backdrop similar to the Peltzer Winery. The vineyard opens up onto rolling hills with a vintage feel of an old country home. It’s tasteful but rustic, and if country charm isn’t your thing, they also have areas more reminiscent of the classic wine-country wedding venues the Temecula Valley is known for. The indoor and outdoor areas and the variety of wedding locations within the venue give you plenty of photo opportunities and styles.


Temecula Wedding Venue Lorimar Winery

Lorimar Winery

The Lorimar Winery is the epitome of modern class, with gorgeous views of vineyards and citrus groves that will make your pictures unforgettable. The wedding package comes with over a dozen perks that will make your day smooth and easy so you can focus on the important parts. With the Santa Ana mountains as a backdrop and the flexibility the venue provides, this is a perfect setting for a Southern California Vineyard wedding.


Miramonte Winery

The Miramonte Winery has all of the offerings of a classic, Temecula wine-country wedding. Gorgeous grounds, beautiful scenery, and of course, fabulous wine! This venue is perfect for a small, intimate ceremony and a celebration that you’ll remember for years. The vineyards will give you the perfect Tuscan vibe for your pictures, and the local wine will be perfect for toasting your nuptials.


Temecula Wedding Venue Falkner Winery

Falkner Winery

The Falkner Winery is well known for gorgeous sunsets and lighting perfect for getting the best possible wedding pictures, but beyond that, the gardens include beautiful white roses and star jasmine arbors that will give you the authentic Tuscan feel that wine country weddings are known for. Beyond that, if you can’t get enough of the gardens, there is an option to have your reception smack in the middle of them. Plus, if you want a fairy tale ending, you can have a horse and carriage pick you up and whisk you away at the end of the night!

With such a wide array of gorgeous venues, not to mention the food options, the dress, the flowers, and the guest list, the decisions of wedding planning are all-consuming. In the months leading up to the day you actually say “I do” it’s easy to get lost in the chaos. But once the day is there and all that’s left is to agree to love one another, one thing is for sure - you’ll want to remember every second.

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