Intimate Boutique Wedding Locations in Southern California - Wedding Compass

From charming garden courtyards to historic buildings wineries and estates

Southern California offers a myriad of stunning venues for couples seeking an intimate boutique-style wedding experience. Nestled amid the picturesque landscapes, vineyards, and coastal views, these hidden gems provide the perfect backdrop for exchanging vows in a romantic private or intimate setting with perhaps a smaller guest count. From charming garden courtyards to historic buildings or estates steeped in elegance, each venue exudes its own unique charm and character.


Venue: Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa Newport Beach
Costa Mesa/Newport Beach, Orange County, California

For couples yearning for a quaint ambiance, boutique hotels in Southern California present an ideal choice. With their chic décor and personalized service, these intimate venues cater to small wedding parties, ensuring every detail is tailored to perfection. Imagine exchanging vows beneath a canopy of twinkling lights in a lush courtyard or celebrating with loved ones in a cozy, candlelit reception hall.

Vineyard Estates – romantic backdrop

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Venue: Gershon Bachus Vintners Estate
Temecula, Riverside County, California
Photography/Artwork: Justin Hulse / Hulse Photography

For those enchanted by the allure of nature, Southern California boasts an array of boutique wineries and vineyards offering intimate wedding experiences. Surrounded by rolling hills and vine-covered landscapes, these venues provide a romantic backdrop for couples to say “I do” amidst the serene beauty of wine country.

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Venue: Wilson Creek Winery
Temecula, Riverside County, California


With the scent of blooming flowers and the gentle rustle of leaves in the breeze, these enchanting settings create unforgettable memories for couples and their guests alike. Whether nestled in a garden oasis, perched atop a cliff overlooking the ocean, or tucked away in a historic estate, Southern California’s small, intimate boutique-style wedding locations offer couples the perfect blend of charm, elegance, and romance for their special day.

Private Historic Locations

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Venue: Bridges Auditorium
Claremont, Los Angeles County, California