Best Temecula wedding venues to have your wedding at

With engagement season upon us and the holidays coming up we are super excited to start planning for 2019 weddings. If you are recently engaged... or have a feeling that big question may be coming up in a few months, we have put together a list of our top wedding venues in Temecula for you to get ideas. There is a great variety of properties we have featured on our list and believe there is something for everyone; from luxurious architecture in the heart of the wineries to small family owned venues a little off the main vineyard path.  Congratulations on your engagement and enjoy the planning!

Galway Downs –  From the bridal suite where you as the bride and groom get married, to the cocktail party and reception site, this venue has got to be one of the top wedding venues in Southern California. We could talk all day long about this incredible venue, but feel photos would be best, take a look at a full wedding we recently shot at Galway. There are so many different options for wedding photos allowing us the creative freedom to explore and take different photos each time. If photos are your main priority for your wedding, strongly consider having your wedding at Galway downs.


Ponte Winery –  Ahhhh we love weddings at Ponte! Saying your vows surrounded by vineyard views at the ceremony site at the edge of the pond with close family and friends in attendance is a beautiful thing. There are two elegant ceremony sites steps away from the vines, award-winning hotel accommodations and gourmet on-site catering. If you are looking for dramatic views with Southern California hills, Ponte provides the perfect backdrop to your luxurious wine country wedding.


Lake Oak Meadows – Lake Oak Meadows is located deep in the heart of none other than Temecula wine country. If you are located outside of the valley and looking for more of a destination wedding, Lake Oak Meadows is just a short drive from surrounding San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. The lakeside private ceremony and reception site is situated right in the center of their estate surrounded by lush trees, impressive fountains of fire and water and heirloom roses. Whether you are looking for a rustic country feel, a vintage chic look, or a classic ranch style wedding, Lake Oak Meadows is the perfect venue to create your dream wedding!


Monte De Oro Winery –  If you are seeking beautiful architecture this venue is for you. The views this winery has are second to none. From the ceremony site at the edge of the property overlooking miles of vineyards and Palomar mountains to the reception setup inside with high ceilings, Monte De Oro is a dream venue. Working with Jordan and his team is always a breeze, they do such a good job coordinating with us as wedding photographers and videographers to make sure we are taken care of. From their site: “The Tuscan inspired architecture, lush spreading vineyards and stunning panoramic views, Monte De Oro promises guests an unmatched level of service and provides elegance and personal service for our brides and grooms. Whether intimate or grand, Monte De Oro provides a spectacular setting for your unique wine country wedding.”

Temecula Creek Inn – This maybe one of the best know venues for those looking to get married in Temecula. Temecula Creek Inn has built an amazing reputation in the wedding industry, and their wedding team and beautiful venues prove it. The Meadows wedding venue is located on site at Temecula Creek Inn resort in the heart of the wine country in Temecula. The Meadows is secluded, and with it being on our property, you’re free to celebrate late without worry. The meadows is also reasonably priced for most other winery venues, the average cost of a wedding at The Meadows is $8,000 based on 75 guests. Another great option here is The Stone House, which is tucked back along the roaming mountains and oak trees. This historic cottage was built in the late 1800’s as a bunkhouse for quarry workers. Complete with century old oak trees, it creates a romantic setting for your Temecula wedding ceremony and reception. The two beautifully landscaped lawns are connected by rustic bridges and makes you feel like you are in a different setting when really you are just minutes from the city. For a recent wedding we just did at the stone house head over to see all of the details here.


Blue Moon Ranch – This venue is beautiful! The reception area for dinner and first dance at sunset over the roaming hills of Temecula in the background has got to be one of the best scenes in Temecula. For top wedding photographers in Southern California there are certain elements that go into creating those special moments, and sunset at this place helps to create those dramatic photos. From the owner “Blue Moon Wedding Ranch is a unique place to have a memorable wedding with an elegant and rustic flair. Each couple has their own creative ideas for their wedding day and Blue Moon Wedding Ranch allows you to bring in your own vendors or choose from our list of recommended vendors.”

Whispering Oaks – As Temecula wedding photographers We have shot numerous weddings at Whispering oaks and have worked extremely closely with the owner, Dawn, and the event coordinator, Missy. If you are a bride looking for affordable wedding venues in Southern California and close to the Temecula wine country this is it. The cost for 2018/2019 weddings are only $3,500 to $3,700 to rent the venue. There is a $1,000 non-refundable deposit due at the time of signing the contract to hold the date which goes towards your venue rental fee. They also have active military discount and is a very popular wedding venue for Marines in the area. Message us for our affordable wedding photography packages if you are thinking of having your wedding here.


Hawk Ranch - Their website claims brides and grooms shouldn’t have to travel too far to find one of the top wedding venues in Riverside County, and we believe they are right. This Temecula wedding venue is nestled among multiple groups of large swaying trees that provide an amazing gently breeze during reception. To go along with the beautiful scenery is a pond that is a great spot for wedding photos, one of the best spots for romantic wedding photos after your ceremony. The great thing about Hawk Ranch is they provide exclusivity – Your Special Day is yours alone, which means they only host one wedding at a time. We highly recommend giving this venue a look if you are looking for Temecula wedding venues and searching for a local wedding photographer.

If you are looking for other areas to have your wedding and from San Diego, we also wrote an in depth blog of the top wedding venues in San Diego, head over to give it a read! We discuss everything from beach weddings in San Diego to wineries inland. We love exploring new places, if you have a different venue in mind we would love to walk the property with you and hear your thoughts. If you are looking to take a road trip and head somewhere distant and as far away as possible, were also down! The best part of being destination wedding photographers is hitting the open road and traveling to some of the most beautiful locations in the world. We hope to connect soon, we would love to share some of our San Diego wedding photographer prices with you and see how we can help. Talk soon! Xox