BRIDES Southern California: Malibu's Best Wedding Venues

Updated 07/09/15

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Low-key but decidedly luxurious, tying the knot in this beautiful beach community elevates the standard shore-side ceremony to the next level. From garden estates to wine-centric wonderlands, we've compiled our favorite Malibu wedding venues below.

Stone Manor Estate (Above)

Take in panoramic views stretching from Catalina to Santa Monica Bay at this epic, 75-guest-capacity event space located high in the Malibu Hills. Brides make their entrances down a stone stairway flanked by emerald green hedges, vibrant bougainvillea, and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. The reception space, made of golden stone and softly illuminated by copper and amber, is lit up by stars and thousands of Tivoli lights come dusk.

Malibu Rocky Oaks

Nothing says Southern California quite like sweeping ocean views. And, for wine-loving couples that love the feel of a vineyard wedding with the warmth of SoCal, this 160-capacity venue is the perfect place to say "I do." Since the estate sits at an elevation of over 2,000 feet in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic venue offers 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape. Settle in for a unique and intimate "ceremony in the round" where you'll be surrounded by friends and family as you exchange vows.

Brides / Todd Pellowe Weddings
Todd Pellowe Weddings

Saddlerock Ranch

Exchanging vows at this picturesque Malibu vineyard means encircling your special day with the natural splendor of the Santa Monica Mountains, including 1,000 acres of rolling hills lined with vineyards, manicured lawns, ancient oaks, rose gardens, ribbons of white fences and horses grazing in the background. This rustic ranch has four unique and private locations available to rent for a 24-hour period, plus all events at Saddlerock can use their wines at a discounted rate. We'll cheers to that!

Brides / Figlewicz Photography
Figlewicz Photography

Maravilla Gardens

The lush lawns, colorful flowers, stunning California mountain views, and gentle coastal breezes make Maravilla Gardens one of the top wedding locations around. The 5-acre private estate can accommodate up to 300 guests for intimate, sun-filled ceremonies and receptions while on-site coordinators allow for your big day to be flawless and stress-free.

Brides / Kimberlee Miller Photography
Kimberlee Miller Photography

Adamson House

Take your pick from four locations at this historical estate ranging from sycamore gardens to ocean-front vistas. Guests can take a docent-led tour of the interior tile and house collections for an additional cost. The venue has a capacity of up to 75 guests.

Brides / Hayley Lovett Photography
Hayley Lovett Photography

Calamigos

Magical and historic, this property in the heart of Malibu wine country offers four special locations to tie the knot and has a capacity of 75-100 guests. From the intimate Birchwood Room to the enchanting Redwood Room, the exquisite estate accommodates weddings both large and small. The expansive deck at The Oaks Room is the perfect place for sunset ceremonies.

Brides / Embrace Life Photography
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