15 Privately Owned Venues in SoCal Perfect for Your Micro-Wedding!

I know it is incredibly difficult for couples planning their wedding right now; many have shifted their plans a few times and some can no longer use their original venue due to the pandemic. I have a bride who recently asked me for private home, or smaller-sized venue recommendations since hers has shut down. I know many are in the same boat so I thought I’d share some I found recently that you may have not heard of! The fifteen privately owned properties below would be perfect for a elopement, micro-wedding or intimate celebration. Take a look below!

1. Lavender Marketplace

Sierra Madre, CA

I have been following this venue for what seems like forever. I recently visited it in person and it is just as whimsical and lovely in real life as it looks on Instagram.

2. The French Estate

Orange, CA

This private home turned venue is one of my favorites!! Check out this feature from an editorial we did there.

3. The Spanish Estate

Woodland Hills, CA

This private estate has me intrigued! It looks like a beautiful space for an intimate celebration. Check out their Instagram gallery here.

4. Chateau Murrieta

Murrieta, CA

No website listed yet, but this venue looks so promising. With beautiful views of rolling hills and a French inspired home… this is exactly the kind of hidden gem I get excited about!!

5. Villa La Serena Temecula

Temecula, CA

An infinity pool? Um, YES! This beautiful private residence is listed on VRBO. It’s quite lovely, don’t you think?

6. Cottonwood Farms

Temecula, CA

If you are a Spring/Summer 2020 couple in search of a new venue due to the impact of COVID-19, please contact us. We have openings within August and September 2020, as well as openings within November 2020.” – Direct quote from their site!

7. Petlzer Winery

Temecula, CA

This family owned farm and winery is surrounded by rolling hills of vineyards.


8. Emerald Peak Venue

Temecula, CA

This is another family owned venue in Temecula!


9. Quail Haven Farm

Bonsall, CA

“Quail Haven Farm offers couples a gorgeous rural oasis to create their own wedding style and celebrate with friends and family.” This is another privately owned venue with beautiful grounds!

10. Chateau Le Blanc

Murrieta, CA

This is a bed and breakfast with room for intimate celebrations. Win-win!

11. Plantenders Nursery

Silverado, CA

This beautiful property has a few options to choose from.

12. Chateau Adare Estate Venue

Murrieta, CA

“A private estate venue nestled in the hills of Murrieta. Acres of beautiful spaces to create your dream wedding.”

13. Malibu Sea View Estate

Malibu, CA

This is such a beautiful private estate! I am sure it would work beautifully for a micro-wedding.

14. Villa de la Vina

Malibu, CA

This venue was introduced to me by a planner. I am obsessed! It’s absolutely stunning, can you imagine getting married here?

15. Morgan Estate

Temecula, CA

Last on my list is this private venue that happened because of parents wanting to give their daughter the wedding of her dreams, isn’t that sweet?! “The estate was inspired and built by a mother and father’s dream to give their darling daughter the magical day she’s been dreaming of her entire life. The Morgan family wants to share that experience with you. With an elegant ceremony site, unique cocktail hour on the veranda, and a beautifully designed covered reception area, Morgan Hill Estate provides the perfect backdrop to your unique wine country wedding.”

Hope you found this list helpful!



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