These Elegant Venues Steal the Show in Terms of Ambiance
On the hunt for event venues in Orange County to host a gathering other than your home? Whether you’re planning a whimsical garden party or an intimate celebratory dinner, this assembly of unique venues in Orange County will help you easily set the perfect scene. So gather with friends, coworkers or your crazy extended family—bring them all! No matter the occasion, these nine venues in Orange County are sure to take your party’s breath away.
All aboard one of the most historic eateries around! Take the scenic route on the train and hop off directly in front of Trevor’s at the Tracks
. This San Juan Capistrano
restaurant is one of the very first examples of Mission Revival architecture—the building has been around since 1894! Owner Trevor Baird follows his motto, “Locally Acquired | Globally Inspired,” bringing in an internationally inspired food and beverage menu that incorporates locally sourced ingredients. In addition to the fresh fare, Trevor’s at the Tracks
is also known for its charming trackside ambiance, which is ideal for any private event. The restaurant
features five distinct areas, including Heritage Hall (seats up to 60), the Atrium Greenhouse (seats 25), the Wine Vault (seats 16), the Fireside Lounge (seats 14) and the Trackside Tavern (an outdoor space that can seat up to 20)––and of course, restaurant buy outs are always an option! To book your next corporate, private or family event at this iconic San Juan spot, click here
This well-adorned nursery brings natural beauty to the table with it’s on-site restaurant, Farmhouse. The intense yet delicate gazebo that hovers above this serene space is a stellar scene for a more intimate gathering, such as a small wedding or simply catching up with friends. Full dining service is available and provided by Farmhouse
, which features a full menu of fresh, farm-to-table cuisine. Your group is sure to love the rustic feel of this indoor-outdoor restaurant, complete with wood tables, suspended chandeliers, surrounding greenery and blankets on the back of each chair!
Location: Newport Beach
The lovely Rancho Las Lomas
, hidden away in the foothills of Silverado, has enchanting views and a dreamy setting for any big or small gathering. Wedding receptions and corporate gatherings are magically brought to life at this spectacular private resort and zoological garden. The possibilities to decorate are endless with their woodland backdrop and ornate structures! So, book a giant farm table for you and your family or friends or relax on velvety couches by the majestic fireplace.
Enjoy a private yet fabulous meal under canopy trees during golden hour at Fountain Valley’s Rosewood Farms
! Artfully created by Chef Amy Leburn, a gorgeous farm-to-table experience nestled in a 17-acre farm is just what the doctor ordered. A seven-course menu for you and a few friends is provided and paired with chef-selected wines throughout. Rosewood Farms
’ story of sourcing quality ingredients will be shared during this affair along with the importance of food seasonality. So if you’re looking for a seasonal meal with a tasteful touch of education, reserve your spot
at the next Chef Table Farm Dinner.
Location: Fountain Valley
The classy and lavishly decorated Anaheim White House
combines romantic themes and tasteful artwork that fine-tunes the beauty of each room. The chef’s table is the fanciest wine cellar culinary experience—an exemplary option for smaller groups. Looking to host something bigger? The national historical landmark and restaurant features a broad selection of rooms like the West Wing, which is perfect for casual or corporate gatherings. There’s even an option to rent out the entire property!
This breathtaking outdoor oasis is quite a choice when it comes to hosting your next event. With a balcony that hovers above a grand seating area, this Spanish-inspired courtyard in Santa Ana features a trickling central fountain and climbing vines along the roofline. Weddings can be held at The Hacienda
with an outdoor chapel and a full reception to follow. Meetings and special events are also beautifully accommodated either outdoors or inside, no matter the season!
Location: Santa Ana
Channeling timeless European glamour in an industrial setting, The Harper
is a creative event space nestled in the heart of Costa Mesa. Whether it’d be the grand dining room with LaCantina accordion doors or the beautifully appointed private suites, each corner of the space provides a lovely backdrop for gathering (and photos!). Fun fact: most of the brilliant paintings hung are designed by Portia De Rossi’s General Public Art studio! Up to 300 guests can enjoy the bar, salon and luscious gardens.
Location: Costa Mesa
The work of American animator Chuck Jones is brought to life in this fun and wacky setting in the heart of Costa Mesa
. Attendees consistently rave about 24 Carrots Catering and Events, which provides the fare for occasions here. With Bugs Bunny and Pepé Le Pew as your backdrop, this venue serves as a great ice breaker for those corporate mixers. Bring up to 300 guests and relive your childhood once again!
Location: Costa Mesa
Previously published on localemagazine.com
Article edited slightly to remove a location that does not host any private events per their request.