I want to blog about my wedding process in case it helps anyone else out there also planning a wedding. My first post is on venues!
We knew that we wanted a wedding in California, but didn't have a big preference where. We just wanted a venue that felt right for us. I scoured through various wedding blogs, Instagram accounts and hashtags, Pinterest, and good ol' Google. I came up with a list of 24 venues and slowly narrowed it down. I ended up not liking some of the ones I initially added, or Grant didn't like them, or it was just way too expensive. We had one that we both really liked so we decided to take a mini road trip down to check out.
When we got back from the road trip, we did one more sweep through all of the venues we had in our Airtable and in the end were able to narrow it down to two venues. It was really hard to choose one cause we really loved both. But we committed and choose one! We will be getting married at Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm in Goleta, CA next June! 🙀
Here were my top 10 favorite venues though, which was also hard to narrow down. There are just so many lovely wedding venues in California.
Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm - Goleta
This is the venue we chose for our wedding! We loved that you can have a ceremony overlooking the ocean like our engagement, a cocktail hour in an open conservatory, and then a reception in an empty greenhouse. And they allow Boba and kids. It's not in the most central location but it's close to Santa Barbara and there's a nice Kimpton in Goleta.