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Catalina Island Weddings

Updated: Aug 15, 2023


Catalina Island Weddings

Catalina Island is one of the most romantic islands to host your destination wedding! There are plenty of opportunities for fun and excitement that make it an iconic wedding venue! There are a variety of venues that would be perfect for your special day, whether you're looking for something intimate or large-scale. Plus, with all there is to do on the island, your guests will never be bored.


Getting to Catalina Island takes just an hour via a high-speed ferry (Catalina Express or Catalina Flyer) from Long Beach, San Pedro, Dana Point, or Newport Beach to both Avalon and Two Harbors. For those seeking faster travel options, a helicopter service is available for direct flights between Long Beach/San Pedro and Avalon. Also, private charters are also on offer should your journey require something extra special.


If you're considering having your wedding on Catalina Island, read on to learn more about what this beautiful venue along the Southern California coast has to offer.


Also, if you would like for me to be your wedding day photographer, feel free to contact me, RayCee the Artist, at raycee@rayceeartist.com to learn more about the wedding packages that I offer!


Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram and YouTube!


Catalina Island Romance


Catalina Island Weddings

Catalina Island provides a romantic atmosphere to host your wedding and create memories that will last a lifetime. With its unique Mediterranean climate, breathtaking views, and abundance of activities, Catalina Island offers something for everyone. Couples can opt to exchange their vows on the beach, have maritime-inspired receptions with views of the Pacific Ocean, or exchange rings in one of the many outdoor venues scattered throughout the island. Plus, after tying the knot, all newlyweds have plenty at their disposal - they can explore secluded coves on a private boat ride or embark on an adventure filled with zip lining and parasailing. Regardless of what you choose to do, a Catalina Island wedding venue offers all the glamour that should be a part of any wedding!


Catalina Island Wedding Venues


Catalina Island offers a beautiful backdrop and unique experiences for the bride and groom to surround themselves with on their special day. This charming island offers couples many different venues which they can have their dream wedding in, such as a unique ceremony at the Catalina Island Museum, an outdoor ceremony in one of their phenomenal beach venues, or a sophisticated celebration in the luxurious Catalina Casino Ballroom.


Catalina Island Museum


Catalina Island Weddings

The Catalina Museum for Art & History is the place to be if you're looking for an enriching cultural experience - from internationally renowned lectures and world-class exhibitions, to mesmerizing performances of music and dance. It's all held in the stunning Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building right in the heart of Avalon!


Catalina Casino Ballroom


Catalina Island Weddings

Exchange your vows in style at the iconic and scenic Catalina Casino Ballroom! This 12-story, circular building features a glamorous ballroom surrounded by an outdoor veranda that offers stunning views of Avalon Bay and beyond. Experience this picturesque wedding venue for unforgettable memories you can cherish forever.


Afishinados Charters


Catalina Island Weddings

Make a splash on your special day! With Afishinados Charters, you can embark upon an unforgettable journey through mesmerizing blue waters. Take up to 49 of your closest friends and family with you onto the 50’ X 22’ catamaran for a unique wedding ceremony - complete with beer bar, food service area, and plenty more to ensure that it's perfect in every way. Start off this new chapter together while making memories aboard this one-of-a-kind charter experience!


Banning House Lodge


Catalina Island Weddings

Perched upon a hilltop oasis, discover Banning House Lodge - the historic former home of Phineas Banning. This enchanting Craftsman-style bed and breakfast features twelve guest rooms individually decorated in a timeless fashion to capture the character of an early twentieth century lodge. Enjoy sweeping views from one of its common areas such as the sun room or large fireplace adorned lobby, followed by evening wine & cheese plates. Continental breakfasts are also available along with complimentary shuttle service to and from Two Harbors are provided.


Descanso Beach Club


Catalina Island Weddings

Say "I do" at Descanso Beach Club, where couples can tie the knot on a stunning oceanfront terrace while taking in breathtaking views. Celebrate your special day with an unforgettable celebration afterwards-- raise a toast and admire spectacular sights as you dance the night away!


Catalina Island Churches


Catalina Island Weddings

For those seeking a classic setting for their big day, Catalina Island boasts three picturesque Christian and Catholic churches that make perfect locations to begin the journey of matrimony.


Catalina Country Club


Catalina Island Weddings

Located on a hill with postcard-worthy views of Avalon, the Catalina Country Club is an iconic example of Early California Revival architecture. Refined details like distressed cream walls, romantic balconies and French windows transport couples to another time as they exchange vows in front of the sweeping oceanfront backdrop. An inviting brick terrace alongside the main entrance sets up perfectly for intimate ceremonies or receptions. Receptions may also take place in the adjacent banquet hall.


Catalina Island Activities


Catalina Island Weddings

For the bride and groom looking for special activity options on their wedding day, Catalina Island is the perfect destination. What makes Catalina Island such a great choice is that not only can the bride and groom take part in its unique activities, but their guests can too. Surfing, biking, scuba diving, hiking trails, relaxing in a luxurious spa, or windsurfing – there is no shortage of ways for everyone to make the best memories possible together. The beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets, and charming landscapes of Catalina Island will make all activities memorable!


Conclusion


Catalina Island is a beautiful place to host a wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Not only are there a wide variety of venues and services available to cater to your wedding needs, but there are also many activities that the bride and groom and their guests can enjoy while they’re on the island. From beautiful beaches and sunsets to hiking trails and boat tours, Catalina Island offers something for everyone’s tastes. When you choose to host your special day in such an exquisite place like Catalina Island, it adds even more beauty to a once-in-a-lifetime event. With ample options for venues, activities, and breathtaking views, Catalina Island is the perfect place for brides and grooms who want an unforgettable wedding day experience.


If you would like for me to be your wedding day photographer, feel free to contact me, RayCee the Artist, at raycee@rayceeartist.com to learn more about the wedding packages that I offer!


Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram and YouTube!


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