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Weddings on the Island of Romance
Catalina Island is the perfect place for your destination wedding. Look no further for the ideal Southern California island backdrop to tie the knot.
Rated one of the most romantic islands in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine, Catalina Island is the perfect place for your island wedding in Southern California.
Catalina Island weddings are known for venues offering breathtaking views of the ocean, rocky cliffs and Avalon Bay making it the perfect backdrop for every ceremony. With it’s Mediterranean climate, you’ll have warm breezes, swaying palm trees and daytime temperatures that range between 60-75 degrees year-round.
Catalina Island weddings are easy to plan, with everything you need at your fingertips. Wedding planners, venues, mouthwatering food, unique bands, wedding officiants, well-known photographers and world class lodging options make it simple to plan the wedding of your dreams.
Get married or renewing vows in Avalon
Avalon, a seaport village that stretches 2.8 miles, is the hub of Catalina Island. The village offers a perfect setting for weddings, with stunning beaches and resorts.
Catalina Island wedding venues include the Descanso Beach Club, where ceremonies are held on a terrace overlooking the ocean. Exchange vows on the beach and then party the night away on the upper terrace with extraordinary views.
The Catalina Casino is also a popular wedding venue, with a ballroom inside a 12-story circular building. The outdoor veranda surrounds the ballroom and overlooks Avalon Bay. The picturesque views showcase the mainland, as well as the California skyline stretching from Ventura to San Diego. A variety of quaint bed and breakfast inns, cozy cottages, world class spa retreats, a country club filled steeped in history and culture, the stunning Overlook Hall originally designed in the manner of an Italian chapel, and traditional churches offer one-of-a-kind wedding venues and will make your wedding one to remember.
Your wedding party and guests will love touring the town. Crescent Avenue, the main street surrounding the bay, provides lively shopping options and tourist attractions. Treat your wedding party to dolphin tours, a unique sea experience on a glass bottom boat or tour Cape Canyon.
Explore wedding options in Two Harbors
Located in the northern part of the island, Two Harbors is the quiet side of the island. With a population of just 300, the small town offers a relaxed atmosphere with white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water and sandstone cliffs.
The Banning House Lodge is located in the resort town, which offers a unique place to host a wedding ceremony, reception and offers accommodations for the wedding party and guests.
Getting to Catalina Island
Guests can get to the Catalina Island by passenger ferry from Dana Point, Long Beach, Newport Beach or San Pedro, California. Or, opt for a once-in-a-lifetime travel choice and arrive by private boat or helicopter.
A wedding to remember
A destination wedding on Catalina Island will surpass all expectations. From the scenery and sunshine to amazing accommodations and awesome activities, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime.
Your family and friends will talk about your wedding for years to come. A day won’t go by that you won’t think about the unforgettable experience you had during your Catalina Island wedding.
Plan Your Wedding
Would you like more information about planning a wedding on Catalina Island? Submit your wedding details for ten or more people using the form below and let us assist you in planning your perfect Catalina Island wedding.Request a Propsal
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