I’ve been talking a lot about my favorite Orange County wedding venues lately, so I wanted to change things up and talk about my absolute favorite BEACH wedding venue of all time! It’s always hard choosing between so many gorgeous venues, but The Occasions at Laguna Village is absolutely stunning and an easy pick for this blog. This incredible venue is the perfect place for an elegant, beachside wedding. You can’t beat the ambiance here–with the sound of crashing waves, sunset “I do’s,” twinkling stars, street lamps, and candle lit tables once the moon makes an appearance–this venue feels like the set of a Disney movie. On top of all of this, The Occasions also offers an all inclusive package, if you’re looking for the ultimate one-stop shop.
Although this location does not offer a bridal suite on their basic packages, there are many alluring hotels in the surrounding area to choose from. Surf & Sand Resort (Where this couple got ready at), The Pacific Edge Hotel, The Inn at Laguna Beach, and Laguna Riviera, just to name a few. These hotels are all within one to two minutes of the venue and would make for the perfect bridal suites! However, if you choose The Occasion’s premium, all-inclusive package, a dressing suite and private terrace are provided.
Ceremony + Reception Area
There are two gorgeous areas at this venue where your ceremony can take place–either the circular platform near the cliff’s edge or at the end of the lush back lawn under an airy white gazebo. The venue also provides their very own timeless, black and white checkerboard dance floor so that couples don’t have to worry about renting one. This dance floor is built-in, so it can’t be moved. Consequently, if you opt to have your ceremony on the circular platform near the cliff’s edge, your guests will be sitting on top of the dance floor during your vows. However, this isn’t an issue AT all because the venue will happily reset and clear the dance floor for you after your ceremony while you and your guests enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the lush back lawn! And viola! The dance floor is open and dining tables are set–just like that. Another added bonus of The Occasions ceremony + reception areas? They sit atop a bluff overlooking the beach below with a 180 degree view of the Pacific ocean. This venue provides and unbelievable backdrop with white sand, crashing waves, and, if you time it right, a setting sun as you say your “I do’s.”
All in all, The Occasions at Laguna Village is a must for anyone looking for a spectacular beachside ceremony. The immaculate ocean view along with the salty breeze creates a perfect atmosphere for your special day. If you like the photos that you’ve seen throughout this blog and would like for your wedding day photos to look similar, be sure to get in touch with me here! I would love to photograph your most special day.
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