The Most Romantic New Wedding Venues in Southern California
If it’s a cool destination you’re after, this 1950s motel–turned–boutique mini resort in Santa Barbara’s naturally stunning high desert (known as the Hidden Valley of Enchantment) could be it. There are fire pits, a pool with fountains, a barrel-shaped sauna, local farm- and ranch-to-table restaurant, garden, and greenhouse with seating that’s perfect for a wedding cocktail hour or reception. There are both indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and dinner, including the Desertscape, which can host 120 guests and provides a postcard-worthy sunset setting. The whole thing, including 21 rooms with vintage-chic design, is available for buyout, and the variety of areas are convertible for things like bridal party breakfasts, rehearsal dinners, or even movie nights. Because it’s kind of in the middle of nowhere, the stars twinkle like diamonds—just the kind of canopy that makes a wedding that much more dreamy.