Rehearsal Dinners and Private Dining in Southern California - Wedding Compass
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Celebrate the, “PARTY before the PARTY.”

Enjoy these venues and dining locations that are ready to host a Rehearsal Dinner and private dining experience for you in Southern California!

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Rehearsal Dinner Traditionally

Traditions of the Rehearsal Dinner You’ve got an engagement ring, the invitations, the dress and everything else in place. What about the Rehearsal Dinner?  You’re counting down to the moment you both say “I do,” and one detail left on your plate… READ MORE…

Trends and Ideas – The Reception Lounge Phenomenon

The Reception Lounge Phenomenon (Transform your cocktail pre-reception and wedding reception into an intimate lounge) It’s a very busy time in the event world, as engaged couples are excitedly starting to plan their weddings… READ MORE…

An Elegant Rehearsal Dinner on a Budget

Trying to keep the rehearsal dinner within budget? Check out these ideas. Whether large or small, casual or formal, sit down or buffet style-rehearsal dinner planning can sometimes take its own route, a route often outside of your wedding day plans. It’s important to remember that the rehearsal dinner is… READ MORE…

Dine Divine Rehearsal Dinners California

Dine Divine at The Maritime Museum San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers beautiful oceanfront private dining locations complete with a Victorian ballroom, optional sailing yacht, and two dockside tall ships in San Diego, Southern California. Catering at the Maritime Museum of San Diego is provided by: Seafaring Events & Catering.


Dine Divine at Rancho Las Lomas Estate, Orange County

Amazing Estate location for private dining and events in Orange County. Restored early California Ranch – private, intimate atmosphere. Rancho Las Lomas is one of the most elegant wedding resorts in America.


Tustin Ranch Golf Club, Orange County

Newly renovated clubhouse! come and celebrate at Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Orange County. We are ready to help you make your wedding, Rehearsal Dinner, or social event memorable!

Dine Divine at Mozambique Laguna Beach

Wonderful three-level restaurant with unique cuisine and outdoor and indoor private banquet dining in Laguna Beach, Orange County.


Dine Divine at Yamashiro Hollywood

Celebrate with Sushi & Cal-Asian fare served amid gardens & a koi pond in the Hollywood Hills overlooking the city.

Dine Divine at Il Fornaio, Irvine

Located right by John Wayne Airport in Irvine, Orange County, this venue showcases the finest in Italian Dining and offers private banquet and patio dining.

Dine Divine – Candela’s On The Bay – Coronado San Diego

Candelas on the Bay provides the best in “Mexico city” style cuisine, impeccable service, and breathtaking views of the San Diego skyline.

Meet the Chef - Rehearsal Dinner

Meet the Chef – Patrick Derkacz – Canyon Catering

Chef Patrick has been working in professional kitchens since 1996 and within the catering industry for 10 years. With a passion for fantastic food and experience with several cuisines, Canyon Catering has been able to offer new and exciting food options for its customers and continue to be a fast growing catering company.

Meet the Chef – Kevin Bryan – Spike Afrika’s

Born with a passion for food, Chef Kevin J. Bryan grew up in his grandparents’ bakery, Polly Prim, in Los Gatos, California. Spike Africa’s is a premier restaurant in the Gaslamp District that specializes in fresh fish & seafood selections while providing a vibe that fits any occasion.

Meet the Chef – Adriana Morera – Paella Project

Paella Project is a full service catering service specializing in cooked on site paellas. Perfect for weddings, and rehearsal dinners as it provides a unique and interactive dining experience. Executive Chef Adriana Morera was trained in Valencia, Spain.

Meet the Chef – Chef Ashley Santo Domingo – Rancho Las Lomas

24 Carrots Catering

Featuring the work of Chef Ashley of 24 carrots Catering and Events based in Orange County, Southern California. On site at Rancho Las Lomas Estate in Silverado, Orange County.

Meet The Chef – Chef Jonathan Wood Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City

Introducing Chef Jonathan from the Intercontinental Hotel Century City, Los Angeles. Chef Jonathan Wood works with you to create an exciting menu…whether a fancy brunch, buffet or tea, or an exquisite four-course meal. Creative and flexible, Chef Jonathan always ensures guests are treated to a sumptuous feast.

Meet the Chef – Chef Vincent Cachot – Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Join us for a brief kitchen tour and showcase of some of the fine creative cuisine of Chef Vincent Cachot at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Southern California.


Carlton Oaks Golf Club

As your guests arrive at Carlton Oaks for your wedding ceremony/reception, they will notice the beautiful surrounding mountains, mature sycamore trees, and majestic lakes. Carlton Oaks is San Diego’s best kept secret.

Nixon Library

The Library’s unmatched splendor has created a glowing reputation for hosting Orange County’s most talked about wedding ceremonies and receptions. Over nine acres of carefully sculptured gardens and the classically designed Museum are exclusively yours for your special day.

Sherwood Country Club – Biography

Experience the luxury that awaits you behind the gates of Sherwood. Private golf, tennis and country club set at the base of the majestic Santa Monica Mountains.

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

Stunning lake views, superb amenities. Celebrations For All Occasions – Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa. It’s beautiful up here with fresh mountain air.


Gershon Bachus Vintners Estate

The perfect Temecula estate vineyard for your exclusive affair. Celebrate with us at our elegant Tuscan Vineyard Estate in Riverside County. Our Vineyards are the perfect backdrop for amazing photographs.

Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara – Spotlight

A Picturesque Oceanfront Destination Like No Other. The Fess Parker – A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Hotel. Your own private Santa Barbara.



From San Diego to Santa Barbara, we have you covered.