Historic venues usually require minimal additional decor and make dramatic photo backdrops. Even better, you’ll find great style ideas to use as a wedding motif—a scenic view, a statue or even a design element from the architecture. Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., 619-435-6611, hoteldel.com, with its red-tiled turrets and beachfront location, is perfect for couples who want a beach wedding plus a dash of old-Hollywood glamour. Receptions are held in the Crown Room, named for its unique, crown-shaped chandeliers. Ceremonies take place on the lush Windsor Lawn. Capacity: Windsor Lawn, 1,200; Crown Room, 400. Fees: rental starts at $2,000; dinners at $150 per person; no outside caterers allowed.