Dreaming of a picture-perfect wedding with sweeping ocean views, stunning beauty, and a unique European-style charm? The perfect spot may be closer than you imagined. Don't resign yourself to the stress of planning an expensive destination wedding abroad. Instead, consider these five stunningly beautiful places to tie the knot on Catalina Island, just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California.

  1. Catalina Casino

Located on the edge of Avalon Bay, the Catalina Casino is an iconic landmark with timeless elegance and glamour reminiscent of Old Hollywood. With its Art Deco architecture and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, it's the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding. Exchange vows in the stunning Catalina Casino Ballroom, where crystal chandeliers and ocean views create an atmosphere of romance and sophistication that will leave your guests in awe.

  1. Inn on Mt Ada

For couples seeking an intimate and exclusive wedding experience, Mt Ada offers unparalleled luxury and privacy. Once the home of William Wrigley Jr., this historic mansion boasts sweeping views of Avalon Harbor and the surrounding coastline. Say "I do" on the expansive terrace overlooking the sea. Then, turn that same terrace into an intimate setting for your reception dinner. Mt Ada is a convenient choice as well, with six suites for you and your wedding party to enjoy.

  1. Catalina Country Club

The Catalina Country Club is a hidden gem that offers a tranquil and picturesque setting for your wedding day. Exchange vows in the courtyard, then invite your guests into the historic Chicago Cubs Clubhouse. This can be a great option for history buffs and sports fans alike, and the pub-like interior gives off a unique charm that your guests will talk about for years to come.

  1. Descanso Beach Club

For couples seeking a beachfront wedding with a laid-back vibe, Descanso Beach Club is the ultimate destination. Located just steps from the sparkling waters of Descanso Bay, this idyllic venue offers a casual yet chic setting for your nuptials. Sink your toes in the sand as you exchange vows against the backdrop of swaying palm trees and crystal-clear waters. Or, set up on the lawn for that same picturesque view without all the sand. After the ceremony, celebrate with a reception in Catherine’s Terrace, the beautiful glass-fronted venue with plenty of room for tables, a dance floor, and even a lounging area around a cozy fireplace.

  1. Two Harbors

If you're looking for a much more intimate affair, Two Harbors could be the perfect spot. Located on the west end of the island, the quiet town of Two Harbors offers rugged natural beauty and unspoiled beaches that provide a stunning backdrop for your special day. Exchange vows barefoot on the beach of Harbor Sands or take to the hillside with a courtyard ceremony at Banning House Lodge. Whether you're planning a small and intimate ceremony or a larger celebration, Two Harbors offers a sense of tranquility and seclusion that is unmatched anywhere else on the island.

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