A little over twenty miles off the coast of Los Angeles sits the famously gorgeous Catalina Island, a Pacific Ocean gem with extraordinary natural beauty thanks to its sandy shores, beautiful weather, lush forests, and mountain views. With a population of around 4,100 people, the seclusion and tranquility is truly unbeatable, and the superb venue options do the surrounding area its due justice.
The wedding venues in Catalina Island are separated into two distinct areas. The first region is Avalon, where the vast majority of the island’s population is located. The quiet city located around a movielike harbor is a popular tourist destination with temperature highs that range from 65 to 75 degrees all year round. The other area is Two Harbors, a tiny town of around 300 people located on the isthmus, a narrow slice of loveliness that connects the two larger parts of the island.
To call Catalina’s natural beauty unique would be an understatement, as many types of plant life are exclusive to the island. Wedding portraits can feature flowers and other flora not found anywhere else in the world, with St. Catherine’s lace being a particularly lovely wildflower common on the trails ripe for exploration. Wedding ceremonies in Catalina Island can have couples walking down a white sandy aisle with the isle’s warm breeze and the shade of palm trees setting a truly magical scene.
Custom draperies adorn the ceiling in the banquet halls and event spaces, and wedding receptions in Catalina Island both inside and out take advantage of the near-perfect weather as you dance after enjoying exquisite dishes, from the hors d'oeuvres to the cake, and specialty craft cocktails from expert mixology. As if from a fairytale, it is not uncommon to see flying fish performing a synchronized display in the background as the sun sets over the bright blue water.
A honeymoon in Catalina Island is a popular choice as well, as the exceptional amenities are not limited to ceremonies and receptions. The island plays host to fine dining, topnotch hotels, and a casino featuring world-renown entertainment. Glass bottom boat tours, hiking, boating, fishing, reef exhibitions, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more mean there never has to be a dull moment, while the luxurious resorts exude relaxation.
Wedding Venue Prices in Catalina Island
The packages in the limited number of venues on the island are wide ranging. Starting prices for 100 guests are as low as $4,000 and can be as high as $25,000. Since the weather is consistently exceptional 365, prices remain consistent for the most part all year.