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City-by-City Guide: Southern California's Best Wedding Hotels

From premier event planning to luxe bridal suites, here are some of the best hotels for your Southern California wedding.

Elegant Ballroom

Christine Gray of Haute Events tipped us off to the two ballrooms at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Take your pick from the celestially themed Sunset Ballroom, outfitted with the most gorgeous chandelier, or the art deco Crystal Ballroom with amazing views of the city. (310) 276- 2251

Star Service

Whether you want to wed on the beach, in a garden, or an elegant ballroom, the pros at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado can accommodate any vision. In fact, the resort has 42 gorgeous public rooms for all of your wedding needs—not to mention breathtaking views of the Pacific. Bonus: The staff also has the inside track on the best in the industry. (619) 435-6611

Best View

Courtney Mantel of Courtney Mantel Events raves about the Sheraton Universal in Universal City. “It boasts a top floor where half the walls are glass, so you and your guests get a full view of the valley and the city at night when the lights are twinkling,” she says. “It’s almost like a party in the stars.” (818) 980-1212

Group Accommodations

All of the deluxe rooms and suites at the Pala Casino Spa Resort were designed with comfort in mind: think king-sized beds and oversized bathrooms. Your guests can not only pamper themselves at the on-site luxury spa, but also take a chance on lady luck at the hotel’s casino. At night, complimentary musical entertainment is performed in the Promenade Lounge. (877) 725-2766

Fine Dining

The Dining Room in The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Spa in Pasadena has a relaxing and intimate ambience, perfect for a rehearsal dinner. “It also has one of the best chefs in town who serves anything that you could imagine,” says Sharisa Boston of Allure Occasions. (626) 568-3900

Romantic Suite

The Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa has 11 stunning bridal suites to choose from, each with a majestic view of the lake. What’s more, their super-comfy pillow top beds will make it that much easier to revel in your newlywed status, not to mention the extra-large and luxurious bathrooms. (909) 336-1511

Great perks

Your guest who love to golf will think they’re in heaven at the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach. “It has a wonderful course that ends right at their private beach,” says Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings & Events. “They also have an excellent spa, wonderful restaurants, and even a romance room service menu that includes rose petals, lingerie, and even jewelry!” (949) 234-3200

Perfect Locale

Designed to resemble a European castle, the Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside offers the best of both worlds: a location big enough to accommodate all of your wedding-related events and guests, combined with an intimate feel. The site has two gorgeous on-site chapels[s], as well as several banquet rooms for your reception. Don’t forget to stop by Kelly’s Spa for a pre or post-wedding massage and facial. (951)784-0300

-- Linda DeProperzio

Photo: Courtesy of the Beverly Hills Hotel

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