Indian wedding ceremony mandap at the Nixon Library

The Best Indian Wedding Venues in Southern California for a $100K Budget

Before we can determine the best Indian wedding venues are in southern California with a $100K budget, let’s make 5 assumptions:

  1. your wedding and reception guest count is 350 guests
  2. you plan to serve lunch after the ceremony
  3. you plan to have a sangeet or garba
  4. you plan to have a hosted bar at the reception
  5. assume allocating 40% (or $40,000) to the wedding and reception venue

Based on these assumptions let’s explore what the best Indian wedding venues are in southern California with a $100K budget.

Allocating $40,000 at the venue means on average $114 per guest for the wedding and reception. That means you’re looking for a venue with the following cost break down:

  • Outside Catering Reception Fee: $60 per person INCLUSIVE of service charge and tax
  • Outside Catering Lunch Fee: $40 per person INCLUSIVE of service charge and tax
  • Consumption Bar Estimate: $5000
  • Ceremony Fee: $5000 INCLUSIVE of service charge and tax

How Do The Inclusive Prices Translate To Base Prices That Are Shown in Venue Outside Catering Packages?

Most venue outside catering packages have prices listed as $x++. Where $x is the base price and ++ are service charge and tax. At venues in Southern California that are $60 per person inclusive of service charge and tax have a base price of around $40++. For the outside catered lunch, you’re looking for base prices around $20++. And for the ceremony you’re looking for venues with a base price of $10++ per person, or $14 per person inclusive of service charge and tax. Venues vary with regards to ceremony pricing. Some venues charge a flat ceremony fee. Others charge a per person fee and at some venues service charge and tax are not applicable. So when you’re evaluating pricing, pay attention to this.

Indian Weddings and Negotiating With Venues

Negotiating is part of our culture and it’s something that Catering Managers at venues have learned to expect when working with Indian clients. Most venues are willing to negotiate. What varies is the circumstances. For instance, if you’re booking a window 12 months ahead for an outdoor, Saturday, summer wedding in Southern California then the venue will likely negotiate harder than if you were booking an Indian wedding that’s 6 months away and in mid-November.

Why? Because as time goes by, it gets more and more difficult for the venue to acquire a piece of business for that date. Especially a large event such as a 350-guest wedding. And the venue’s interest lies in increasing occupancy. Additionally, Catering Sales Managers want to meet their quotas.

How This Article Is Organized

This article shares specific venues throughout Southern California that are great options for a 350-guest wedding weekend for a budget of $100,000. The venues are organized by region:

  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles County
  • San Diego County
  • Santa Barbara
  • Inland Empire

If you are interested in any of the venues for your wedding, click on the links for each venue.

At the end of this article are links to several, free wedding planning resources and guides that we have published.

What Are The Best Indian Wedding Venues in Southern California for a $100K Budget?

Before we go into specific venues, for your peace of mind, know that all of these venues:

  • allow outside catering
  • have a consumption bar option
  • allow a ceremony flame outdoors (some allow it indoors as well)
  • are great for an Anand Karaj, Walima, Nikah, Hindu, Jain, Fusion, 2-ceremony weddings.

The Best Indian Wedding Venues in Orange County for a $100K Budget

Map of Orange County
Map of Orange County

The Hilton Anaheim is a fantastic venue for an Indian wedding in Southern California with a $100K Budget. Their pricing is in line with the ideal pricing we detailed above. The venue is elegant and experienced in Indian weddings.

The exterior of the Hilton Anaheim
Hilton Anaheim one of the best Indian wedding venues are in southern California with a $100K budget
The Hilton Anaheim features the Sunset Deck and the Lanai Deck outdoor ceremony venues. Both are on the 5th floor of the hotel and have the capacity to seat up to 1200 guests each.
Indian wedding venue for $100K budget at the Hilton Anaheim
Indian wedding for 600 guests at the Hilton Anaheim. Photo: Braja Mandala Photography
The Hilton Anaheim Garden Plaza
Couples love the Grand Plaza for the baraat.
Double decker bus for the baraat at an Indian wedding at the Hilton Anaheim.
An Indian wedding baraat in the Grand Plaza at the Hilton Anaheim, features the Anaheim Convention Center in the background. Photo: Braja Mandala Photography

The Hilton Anaheim features two large ballrooms that can each seat approximately 2000 guests for a reception with a dance floor. This is one of the advantages of a convention center property which is intended for large corporate and social events.

The California and Pacific Ballrooms at the Hilton Anaheim can be divided into segments so if you are not having 2000 guests at your wedding reception, they Catering team will work with you to offer the optimized ballroom segments for your celebration.

When you book a reception in either ballroom, you will also get the ballroom’s pre-function space which is where cocktail hour will be held. The pre-function spaces at the Hilton Anaheim are elegant and spacious.

Where to have an Indian wedding in Southern California with a $100K Budget.
Indian wedding reception at the Hilton Anaheim. Couples love the 20-foot ceilings in the California and Pacific ballrooms. Photo: Braja Mandala Photography
Cocktail hour before an Indian wedding reception at the Hilton Anaheim.  at
The Hilton Anaheim will provide the tables, bars, bartenders, and wait staff for the buffet and drinks during cocktail hour.
Cocktail hour at the Hilton Anaheim before an Indian wedding reception
The foyer where cocktail hour is held prior to an Indian wedding reception at the Hilton Anaheim. You can see the bar setup, lounge seating for guests, and scattered cocktail rounds.

To learn more/request a quote from the Hilton Anaheim, visit the detailed profile in our venue marketplace.

Another venue for Indian weddings within this budget range is the Irvine Marriott.

Delta Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove: Indian Wedding Venues for $100K Budget

The Delta Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove used to be known as the Wyndham and has hosted many Indian weddings. This venue is popular for their incredible value. It’s a nice looking hotel with competitive pricing. An outside catered reception on a Saturday is $40 inclusive of service charge and tax. And for ShaadiShop clients, they include unlimited soda.

Indian wedding ceremony in the Santa Rosa Ballroom at the Delta Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove.
Indian wedding ceremony in the Santa Rosa Ballroom at the Delta Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
Indian wedding ceremony mandap and chairs set up on the outdoor patio at the Delta Marriott in Anaheim, California
The outdoor ceremony terrace seats up to 220 guests. You could also opt for an indoor ceremony with lunch served on the terrace. Photo: Greycard Photography
The couple's pre-reception photo shoot at the Delta Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove.
The couple’s pre-reception photo shoot at the Delta Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

To Learn More About the Delta Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove and to Request a Quote/Info visit the detailed profile on ShaadiShop.

The Irvine Marriott: Indian Wedding Venues in Orange County for $100K Budget

The Irvine Marriott is pretty new to Indian weddings. This hotel would work within a budget of $100K and 350 guests, if you skip lunch or if the venue will negotiate on their per person fees for the outside catered reception and lunch. I’ll break down the Irvine Marriott’s pricing next.

Irvine Marriott Pricing

  • Outside Catered Reception: $50++ per person = ~$67 per person inclusive of service charge and tax
  • Outside Catered Lunch: $40++ per person = ~$54 per person inclusive of service charge and tax
  • Ceremony Fee: $1500

Note: all of these $ are based on a Saturday. The reception outside catering fee on a Sunday or weekday is $45++ which comes to approximately $61 per person inclusive of service charge and tax — so about $6 less per person.

For 350 guests, the venue budget would need to be closer to $50,000 instead of $40,000.

This hotel features two outdoor ceremony terraces that each seat up to 350 guests. The Grand Ballroom seats up to 800 guests for a reception with a dance floor, and can be divided into sections. So you could have your post ceremony lunch in a couple sections and utilize the entire ballroom for your reception.

If you do not require that much space, the Catering team at the Irvine Marriott will advise on the best space combo.

Wedding ceremony at the Irvine Marriott with chiavari chairs.
Wedding ceremony at the Irvine Marriott.

To Learn More About the Irvine Marriott or To Request a Quote, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Non-Hotel Venues in Orange County, for a $100K Budget

The Nixon Library

The Nixon Library is the event space at the Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, in north Orange County. This popular venue has hosted several Indian weddings. Couples love this venue for Indian weddings as it has capacity for up to 400 guests at the ceremony lawn as well as the elegant ballroom, which by the way comes with golden Versailles chairs (pictured below).

Indian wedding ceremony at the Nixon Library
The Lawn seats approximately 400 guests for a ceremony. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

To Learn More About the Nixon Library Venue or to Request a Quote, visit the detailed profile on ShaadiShop.

City National Grove of Anaheim

For a non-hotel venue and something unique and off the beaten path, you might be interested in the City National Grove in Anaheim. This theater venue has hosted one South Asian wedding. You would do a venue buyout which costs around $25,000. The Palm Terrace which is underneath the arch, seats approximately 250 guests. This venue is close to a number of hotels in the area where you could setup a hotel room block.

Cocktail hour would take place in the theater lobby – see photo below.

Exterior of the City National Grove of Anaheim
The City National Grove of Anaheim is a great venue for Indian weddings.
Indian wedding reception at the City National Grove of Anaheim
An Indian wedding reception at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
An Indian wedding reception event at the City National Grove of Anaheim. The theater seats up to 1100 guests and has a built-in stage as well as lighting and audio-visual equipment.
A wedding reception at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
A wedding reception at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
The lobby at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
Cocktail hour would be in the lobby.

To Learn More About the City National Grove of Anaheim or to Request a Quote/Info, Visit The Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Another venue in Orange County – Costa Mesa, is the Westin South Coast Plaza.

Black Gold Golf Club

The Black Gold Golf Club is ideal for weddings with up to 350 guests for the ceremony and a maximum of 220 for the reception. This Golf Club in the city of Yorba Linda in North Orange County is approximately 30 miles north of John Wayne Airport (SNA). To learn more about the Black Gold Golf Club or request a quote visit the detailed profile on ShaadiShop.

An Indian wedding ceremony in a mandap at Black Gold Golf Club.
An Indian wedding at Black Gold Golf Club. This stage and pergola are built-in at the venue. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
Great aerial view of the Valley View Lawn at Black Gold Golf Club.
The Valley View and Lake View rooms at Black Gold Golf Club can be combined to seat up to 220 guests for a reception.

Oak Creek Golf Club

The Oak Creek Golf Club has hosted a handful of Indian weddings and Indian wedding events. Located in south Irvine, Oak Creek Golf Club seats up to 400 guests for an outdoor ceremony and 300 for an outdoor reception or up to 150 guests in the Heritage Room with a dance floor.

The outdoor reception option gives this venue charm and at one Indian wedding the reception program and dinner were held outdoors in the Event Lawn and once dancing started they went inside the Heritage Room to abide by the city noise ordinance.

To Learn More About Oak Creek Golf Club and to Request a Quote Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

An outdoor wedding reception at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine.
An outdoor wedding reception at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
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Bollywood dance at an outdoor Indian wedding reception at Oak Creek Golf Club. Photo: Paul F. Gero Photography

The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills Golf Club

This venue, in lovely Anaheim Hills, has hosted several Indian weddings. The Sycamore Ballroom seats up to 350 guests. The ceiling ranges from 12-15ft. feet and as you can see in the photo below, the ballroom perimeter features floor-to-ceiling windows with views o the golf green. Whether you want to have a time gap wedding day or a back-to-back wedding day, this is a great venue.

California Wildfires. One thing to note about this area are the annual wildfires. Anaheim Hills is one of the areas where this has been occuring more often. Over the last few years, wildfires have become a yearly occurrence in Southern California with fires throughout the area from Santa Barbara to Riverside to, LA, Orange County and San Diego. Wildfire “season” is generally September-November but it varies based on weather.

Indian wedding reception in the Sycamore Ballroom at the Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills Golf Course
The Sycamore Ballroom at the Clubhouse seats up to 350 guests with a dance floor and features a ceiling that ranges from 12-15 feet. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Indian Weddings for $100K Budget at The Westin South Coast Plaza

Hotel Irvine

Hotel Irvine is a popular venue in Irvine. It does not feature ocean views but a beautiful lawn (up to 600 guests for a ceremony), pavilion (up to 350 guests for a lunch or reception), and the Grand Ballroom (up to 800 guests with a dance floor). This venue is known to be flexible with pricing.

Indian wedding colorful post ceremony lunch at Hotel Irvine.
The lawn is fantastic for post ceremony lunch or a sangeet under the stars at Hotel Irvine. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
Indian wedding reception at Hotel Irvine.
The Grand Ballroom seats up to 800 guests with a dance floor. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

For more information and to request a quote from the Westin South Coast Plaza visit the detailed profile on ShaadiShop.

The Westin South Coast Plaza may be a bit out of the price range as this venue starts at approximately $58++ per person for a outside catered reception. But we still wanted to include it because the pricing is negotiable.

The Westin South Coast Plaza is across from its famous namesake mall and adjacent to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The Westin has hosted a few Indian weddings, sangeets and receptions so their staff is familiar with the customs and needs.

The Westin South Coast Plaza is one of the best Indian wedding venues are in southern California with a $100K budget
An Indian wedding in the Waterfall Terrace at the Westin South Coast Plaza seats approximately 200 guests. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
A wedding in the Terrace Gazebo venue at the Westin South Coast Plaza.
A wedding in the Terrace Gazebo venue at the Westin South Coast Plaza which seats approximately 400 guests. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

For the reception, the Westin South Coast Plaza features two ballrooms that are both o the 1st floor of the hotel. The ballrooms have a private entrance leading directly from the adjacent parking structure.

The Plaza Ballroom seats up to 550 guests with a dance floor and the Santa Ana/Costa Mesa Ballroom seats up to 350 guests with a dance floor. Both ballrooms feature a 12-foot ceiling.

An Indian wedding reception at the Westin South Coast Plaza.
An Indian wedding reception at the Westin South Coast Plaza. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

For more information and to request a quote from the Westin South Coast Plaza Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Sheraton Park at the Anaheim Resort

The Sheraton Park in Anaheim, used to host many Indian weddings, It’s declined over the last few years but this venue has a beautiful lawn for the ceremony, a nice terrace for an outdoor cocktail hour and spacious ballrooms. This venue is nice and friendly o your wallet with prices around $40++ per person for an outside catered reception.

In case you’re noticing a theme, there are many properties in Anaheim that are great for a $100K budget.

Wedding at the Sheraton Park Anaheim
The Lawn ceremony venue at the Sheraton Park Anaheim. In this photo you get a clear image of what the built-in pergola looks like.
Indian wedding mandap at the Sheraton Park Anaheim
An Indian wedding in the Lawn at the Sheraton Park Anaheim. This venue seats up to 400 guests. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
Indian wedding reception in the Plaza Ballroom at the Sheraton Park Anaheim.
Indian wedding reception in the Plaza Ballroom on the 1st floor of the Sheraton Park Anaheim. The Plaza Ballroom seats up to 600 guests. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

To Learn More About the Sheraton Park or to Request a Quote, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

All Indoor Wedding Venues in Orange County for a Budget of $100K

The Hyatt Regency Orange County

This hotel sits on the border of Anaheim and Garden Grove and is no stranger to Indian weddings. For couples who are seeking an elegant venue for an indoor ceremony and reception, consider this venue.

Indian wedding ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Orange County
The Hyatt Regency Orange County has two large ballrooms that can both be broken down into sections. Each ballroom seats almost 1000 people. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
Indian bride standing on balcony watching the baraat at the Hyatt Regency Orange County
The bride watching as the baraat arrives, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
Indian wedding reception at the Hyatt Regency Orange County
After your ceremony, the hotel staff will setup your reception and configure the room to your preferences. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

To Learn More About the Hyatt Regency Orange County or to Request a Quote, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

The Hilton Costa Mesa/ Orange County

For couples that would prefer an indoor wedding ceremony, consider the Hilton Orange County Costa Mesa. This hotel, near South Coast Plaza and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts has hosted many Indian weddings. The outside catered reception pricing is about $45++ per person – so in the ideal range.

The Hilton Costa Mesa features two large ballrooms. Whether you are hosting lunch after the wedding ceremony or not, the hotel can accommodate Indian weddings.

Indian wedding ceremony inside a ballroom at the Hilton Costa Mesa Orange County
Indian wedding ceremony inside a ballroom at the Hilton Costa Mesa Orange County Photo: Geeta Randery Photography
Indian wedding baraat at the Hilton Costa Mesa Orange County
The Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa. Photo: Geeta Randery Photography
An Indian wedding reception at the Hilton Costa Mesa Orange County
An Indian wedding reception at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa. This hotel has 2 ballrooms. You could use one ballroom for the ceremony and the other for the post-ceremony lunch, followed by the reception in either ballroom. Photo: Geeta Randery Photography

To Learn More About the Hilton Costa Mesa/Orange County or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

All Indoor Venue in Orange County: Doubletree Suites Anaheim Convention Center

The Doubletree Suites Anaheim Convention Center has hosted several Indian weddings. Couples love that this is a budget-friendly venue with a high capacity – 550 guests for a ceremony and 400 for a reception.

One thing to keep-in-mind at this Doubletree, is that there is one ballroom. So, you’ll want to work closely with your decorator and DJ to plan flipping the room from the ceremony to the reception.

Front exterior of the The Doubletree Suites Anaheim Convention Center
The Doubletree Suites Anaheim Convention Center is experienced in Indian weddings.
Wedding reception in the Tuscany Ballroom with rented chiavari chairs.
Wedding reception in the Tuscany Ballroom with rented chiavari chairs. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Couples like that this hotel is in Anaheim close to many popular Southern California attractions and within 25 miles of the beach.

To Learn More About the Doubletree Suites Anaheim Convention Center or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

What About Venues With Ocean Views in Orange County?

There are several venues with ocean views in Orange County. They’re going to be out of the price range for a $100K with 350 guests if you serve lunch. And it also depends on how you allocate the rest of your budget. But based on the cost of things in general, we find that the ocean view venues in Orange County are outside of the price range.

There is a venue in Los Angeles, that we detail in the LA and Long Beach section of this article as well as a coupe in Santa Barbara and San Diego.

To see all of the venues in Orange County, visit our venue marketplace on ShaadiShop.

The Best Indian Wedding Venues in Los Angeles and Long Beach for a $100K Budget

Hotel Maya

Hotel Maya is a marina-front venue in Long Beach. Have your baraat, ceremony and reception overlooking the Bay and Long Beach skyline. Baraatis love this venue as the groom and his wedding party can arrive at the Maya’s private dock, to start the baraat along the epic pathway.

Outside catered receptions on Saturday start at $55++ per person. However they have been known to work with clients on pricing.

Indian wedding ceremony at Vista del Mar venue at Hotel Maya
Indian wedding at the Vista del Mar venue at Hotel Maya. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
Indian wedding groom and groomsmen arriving at Hotel Maya's dock to start the baraat for an Indian wedding.
The groom and his groomsmen arriving at the Maya’s private dock, to start the baraat.

To Learn More About Hotel Maya or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

The Westin Long Beach

The Westin Long Beach was recently renovated (2019) with a new lobby, rooms, and restaurant. This spacious venue in downtown Long Beach has hosted several Indian weddings. Couples like the modern feel. An outside catered reception on a Saturday is $44++ per person and includes unlimited soda and complimentary self guest parking.

The front entrance of the Westin Long Beach
Newly renovated lobby at the Westin Long Beach.
Newly renovated lobby at the Westin Long Beach.
wedding ceremony in the terrace at the Westin Long Beach
The Westin Long Beach features two outdoor ceremony venues that seat a maximum of 200-350 guests.
Wedding reception at The Westin Long Beach
Indian wedding sangeet at the Westin Long Beach
A sangeet at the Westin Long Beach.

To Learn More About The Westin Long Beach or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Hyatt Regency Long Beach

The Hyatt Regency Long Beach is one of the furst venues in Southern California to allow outside catering. This popular venues has hosted hundreds of Indian weddings. The Lakeside lawn, gondol for vidai and chandelier-encrusted ceiling in the Regency Ballroom make this a favorite venue in Southern California.

Indian wedding ceremony on the lakeside lawn at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Indian wedding ceremony on the lakeside lawn at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Photo: Geeta Randery Photography
Indian wedding in the Regency Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach
You can have an indoor ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. They are very familiar with ceremonies requiring a flame. They can setup Sikh ceremonies, host a Walima as well as back-to-back ceremonies. Photo: Global Photography
Elephant baraat at an Indian Hindu wedding ceremony
Lakeside baraat at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Photo: Geeta Randery Photography
A bride riding in the gondola at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach
An Indian bride riding in the gondola at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Photo: Global Photography

Pacific Palms Resort

For an outdoor venue select from the putting green or the Garden Gazebo. Each venue seats 400+ guests for a ceremony. Both of these venues are very popular for Indian weddings.

Indian wedding ceremony at Pacific Palms Resort
An Indian wedding at the putting green at Pacific Palms Resort. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
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Sub-flooring was laid down on the grass for an outdoor Sikh wedding. Photo: Greycard Photography
Indian wedding in the Garden Gazebo venue at Pacific Palms Resort
An Indian wedding at the Garden Gazebo venue at the Pacific Palms Resort. Photo: Angela and Cedric Photography

To Learn More About Pacific Palms or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Ocean View Venues in Los Angeles

Most of the ocean view venues in LA and Long Beach are outside of the price range for a $100K wedding with 350 guests with a sangeet and post ceremony lunch. There are a couple of venues that you might consider – the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach.

Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach

This venue is on the marina in Redondo Beach. The Harbor Terrace and Coral Ballroom each set up to 450 guests for a ceremony and reception, respectively. And this venue is easy on the wallet, about $35++ per person for an outside catered reception.

Indian wedding mandap at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach
You can see the marina in the background of the mandap. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
Indian wedding reception at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach
A wedding reception at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Coral Ballroom with a 13.5-foot ceiling and capacity for up to 450 guests with a dance floor.

To Learn More About the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Los Verdes Golf Club

The Los Verdes Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes features ocean views. The views are more prominent during the baraat which is higher on the hill compared to the ceremony venue. Pricing starts around $40++ per person.

Wedding ceremony at the 10 Tee venue at Los Verdes Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes
The 10th Tee at Los Verdes Golf Club. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

To Learn More About the Los Verdes Golf Club or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Non-Hotel Venue in Los Angeles

Hummingbird Nest Ranch

Hummingbird Nest Ranch is actually in Ventura County, not Los Angeles County. This all-outdoor venue is tranquil. As mentioned this is an all-outdoor venue so the ceremony and reception would be outdoors. There are multiple venues at the property. Most couples rent at least two spaces, one for the ceremony and another for cocktail hour.

Venue Capacity. The venues at Hummingbird Nest Ranch range in capacity from 300-600-1000.

Pricing and Request Info. The venue rental fees range from $11,000-$13,000 each and have various time allotments associated with each. To learn more about Hummingbird Nest Ranch or request a quote, see the detailed profile on ShaadiShop.

One of the biggest advantages of this venue is you can BYO the alcohol. You must hire a licensed and bonded bartender but BYO’ing the alcohol represents a huge savings that you don’t get at most venues. The things people don’t care for as much at this venue are the location. It’s in Simi Valley, approximately 50 miles north of LAX airport. And during the summer it gets VERY hot.

You can choose to have a back-to-back schedule or the time gap schedule at this venue. Most couples have a back-to-back wedding that goes immediately into cocktail hour and the reception.

Indian wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

To Learn More About the Hummingbird Nest Ranch or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Porter Valley Country Club

The Porter Valley Country Club’s max capacity is 200 for a reception. This venue, in Northridge, is ideal for couples that are looking for a nice venue with extraordinary value. Buy out the entire space for $20,000 inclusive. Porter Valley offers more than any other venue as the buy out fee includes:

  • Up to $5000 outside catered food
  • Up to $3000 premium bar, plus a champagne toast
  • Up to $3000 of decor 
  • Custom wedding cake
  • 20 uplights of colors of your choice
  • Day-of Coordinator for up to 5 hours
  • and more

The Lawn seats up to 400 guests for a ceremony and the ballroom seats up to 200 guests with a dance floor.

Indian wedding ceremony in the Lawn at Porter Valley Country Club in Northridge
Indian wedding ceremony in the Lawn at Porter Valley Country Club in Northridge. This venue seats up to 400 guests. Photo: Jenny Stein Photography
Indian wedding reception at Porter Valley Country Club.
Indian wedding reception at Porter Valley Country Club. Photo: Jenny Stein Photography
Sikh wedding at Porter Valley Country Club.
Sikh wedding at Porter Valley Country Club. Photo: Jenny Stein Photography

To Learn More About the Porter Valley Country Club or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Calamigos Ranch

Another non-hotel venue to consider is the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu wine country. This venue is for couples seeking a rustic feel for their wedding. FYI – some of the ceremony venues don’t seat 350 guests.

Redwood Room outdoor wedding ceremony venue at Calamigos Ranch
The Redwood Room at Calamigos Ranch featuring 100 year old Weeping Willows. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
wedding ceremony in the Oaks Room at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California.
The Oak Room at Calamigo Ranch featuring a semicircular waterfall. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
Indian wedding reception at Calamigos Ranch
The Redwood Room at Calamigos Ranch featuring 360-degree views through exquisite French doors. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

To Learn More About the Calamigos Ranch or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

For all of the Indian wedding venues in Los Angeles and Long Beach refer to the venue marketplace on ShaadiShop.

The Best Indian Wedding Venues in San Diego for a $100K Budget

San Diego is gorgeous. Most of the venues in San Diego with capacity for an Indian wedding are in the $60++ and higher price range. A base price of $60 means about $80 inclusive of service charge and tax. With 350 guests, that means approximately $28,000 just for the outside catered reception, not including the bar. That also doesn’t include the ceremony and an outside catered lunch.

BUT as state throughout this article, venus WILL negotiate. So we always recommend that you reach out and ask. It NEVER hurts to ask.

Still, here are some of the venues. If you can adjust your budget, guest count, or budget allocation, then some of these venues may work for you.

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

The beautiful Parterre Garden seats several hundred guests and overlooks the golf green. Couples love the venue’s location in famous La Jolla and tranquil setting. An outside catered reception is $65++ per person. To learn more about the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines visit the detailed profile on ShaadiShop.

Indian wedding at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Aerial view of the Parterre Garden at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Photo: True Photography

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The Promenade Plaza at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront seats 650 guests with views of San Diego Bay. An outside catered reception is $75++ per person. To learn more about the Hilton San Diego Bayfront visit the detailed profile on ShaadiShop.

Indian wedding at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The Promenade Plaza at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Th Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina features an outdoor ceremony venue that is adjacent to the marina. An outside catered reception is $60++ per person.

Indian wedding at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Indian wedding at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina’s lawn with views of the marina.
Indian couple on wedding day walking at the Marina at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Exterior of the Sheraton San Diego
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

To learn more about the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina visit the detailed profile on ShaadiShop.

The Marriott Marquis San Diego

The Marriott Marquis San Diego hotel has hosted many Indian weddings and features venues that are right on the marina. To learn more about the Marriott Marquis San Diego visit the detailed profile on ShaadiShop.

Indian wedding at the Marriott Marquis San Diego
The view of the Marriott Marquis San Diego from the Presidential Suite. Photo: DPark Photography

Omni La Costa Resort

The Omni La Costa Resort is a stunning, luxurious resort in Carlsbad, approximately 30 miles north of San Diego. This venue has hosted may Indian weddings. To learn more about the Omni La Costa Resort visit the detailed profile on ShaadiShop.

Omni La Costa Resort is one of the best Indian wedding venues are in southern California with a $100K budget
The Valley Promenade wedding ceremony venue seats up to 350 guests.
Indian wedding at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad.
Indian wedding at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

To see all of the venues in San Diego visit the marketplace on ShaadiShop.

The Best Indian Wedding Venues in Santa Barbara for a $100K Budget

There are a handful of venues in Santa Barbara that have the space capacity for an Indian wedding. Amongst them, there are two to consider for an Indian wedding for $100K budget.

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront

This resort hotel minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, is across the street from the ocean. The ceremony space called Plaza del Sol, is level with the beach – in other words, this is not a venue where the ceremony overlooks the ocean, as you can see below.

The outside catered reception does range from $60++ to $80++ per person so this venue may be on the pricier side of the budget for 350 guests. But if you forego the post ceremony lunch, it is possible within $100K

Indian wedding ceremony mandap at the Hilton Beachfront Resort in Santa Barbara
Plaza Del Sol at the Hilton Beachfront Resort. This venue seats about 700 guests with a mandap or archway. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
Indian couple kissing after their Hindu wedding ceremony at the Hilton Beachfront Santa Barbara
The Plaza del Sol ceremony venue with ocean views in the background. Photo: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema

To Learn More About the Hilton Costa Mesa/Orange County or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort

This resort venue actually seats up to 300 guests in both the Presidential Lawn as well as the Mandalay Ballroom. The Mandalay Beach Resort is in Oxnard which is approximately 50 miles south of Santa Barbara. This venue has hosted a handful of Indian weddings. Pricing for an outside catered reception is around $45++ per person.

Indian wedding on the beach at the Mandalay Beach Resort near Santa Barbara.
The Presidential Lawn at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach. Photo: Geeta Randery Photography
Pink and Purple mandap setup on a beach for an outdoor Hindu wedding ceremony
At Mandalay Beach Resort the Presidential Lawn for ceremonies is steps from the beach. Photo: Geeta Randery Photography

To Learn More About the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort or to Request a Proposal, visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

To see all of the venues in Santa Barbara, visit our venue marketplace on ShaadiShop.

The Best Indian Wedding Venues in the Inland Empire for a $100K Budget

The Inland Empire is not as popular as many other areas in Southern California for an Indian wedding, mainly because these properties are inland and pricing wise are about the same as other venues that are more coastal. Still there are two venues that do attract many Indian weddings.

The Sheraton Fairplex

Pricing is $40++ per person for an outside catered reception and $2000 for the ceremony for up to 300 guests. This venue is popular with couples who are from that area and seek a venue near home.

Indian wedding at the Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona
Indian wedding at the Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona, CA.

To Learn More About the Sheraton Fairplex or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Diamond Bar Center

The Diamond Bar Center is immensely popular for every Indian wedding event – sangeet, garba, ceremony, and reception. Some couples have their sangeet or garba there and have their wedding and reception elsewhere. Other couples have their ceremony and reception at the Diamond Bar Center.

This venue is so popular that often Saturdays are not available for 1 to 1.5 years in advance. And understandably so as renting the space costs $4100-$5100 and seats 240 guests for an outdoor ceremony and 800 guests in the Grandview Ballroom, which by the way has a built in stage that you can use for a sweetheart stage. You’d still want a dance floor.

The Diamond Bar Center in Diamond Bar California.
The Diamond Bar Center in Diamond Bar California.
Indian wedding at the Diamond Bar Center
An Indian wedding in the Ceremony Oval at the Diamond Bar Center set aside the rock steam and can accommodate up to 240 guests. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
An Indian wedding reception at the Diamond Bar Center
An Indian wedding reception at the Diamond Bar Center. Photo: Global Photography

To Learn More About the Diamond Bar Center or to Request a Proposal, Visit the Detailed Profile on ShaadiShop.

Summary

This article is a guide on the the best Indian wedding venues in Southern California for a $100K budget. This can vary on several factors so we made some assumptions which you can see below.

Additionally we detailed specific venues in each of the areas below and linked to each venue’s detailed profile on ShaadiShop where you can request a quote/more information. And lastly we completed the article with links to several Indian wedding guides and resources.

  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles County
  • San Diego County
  • Santa Barbara
  • Inland Empire

Assumptions We Made for an
Indian Wedding with a $100K Budget

  1. your wedding and reception guest count is 350 guests
  2. you plan to serve lunch after the ceremony
  3. you plan to have a sangeet or garba
  4. you plan to have a hosted bar at the reception
  5. assume allocating 40% (or $40,000) to the wedding and reception venue

We broke down the ideal pricing to be on the lookout for at a venue and distinguished between base prices and prices with service charge and tax.

A venue budget of $40,000 means on average $114 per guest for the wedding and reception. That means you’re looking for a venue with the following cost break down:

  • Outside Catering Reception Fee: $60 per person INCLUSIVE of service charge and tax
  • Outside Catering Lunch Fee: $40 per person INCLUSIVE of service charge and tax
  • Consumption Bar Estimate: $5000
  • Ceremony Fee: $5000 INCLUSIVE of service charge and tax

The Ideal Base Prices for $100K Budget

In terms of base prices, this translates to:

Outside Catered Reception Base Price: $40++ Per Person.
Outside Catered Lunch Base Prices ~ $20++ Per Person.
Ceremony Base Price: $10++ Per Person or a flat fee of $approx. $3500

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