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Historical Dana Point Wedding Locations with amazing views

The City of Dana Point issues permits to get married in all of their pretty parks and the cost is very minimal!

Special usage of parks for weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, marriage proposals, Celebration of Life, all organized private events, and large events, require a permit. 

Make history with devotion of love and commitment while overlooking the beauty of Dana Point harbor. This historical city was named after Richard Henry Dana Jr., the author of Two Years Before the Mast" who described this locale and neighboring San Juan Capistrano as "the only romantic spots on the coast" during his visit here in 1835. California's historical landmark #189 is located at the Ken Sampson Overview. You can use GeoCoordinates or this address: 34398 Street of the Blue Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629.  

Bluff  Top Trail  

The Bluff Top Trail is a historical walk along the Dana Point Bluffs. This 0.2 mile walk offers beautiful views of the Dana Point Harbor as well as some insight into the history of Dana Point. The Historical Society held an event here with up to 75 people. Parking is easy and the nearest restroom is located at Luxe Martini Bar which is on the corner of Del Prado and Violet Lantern and has a wonderful dinning venue to celebrate afterwards. luxefinedining.com

Street of Violet Lantern at El Camino Capistrano and bridge goes to 34342 Street of the Amber Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

Heritage Park

Heritage Park is a beautiful grassy park with sweeping views of the Dana Point Harbor. It has a large, round, elevated area (with compass points in the patio) overlooking the Dana Point Harbor and Marina. The park has plenty of large pine trees for shade and sloping grass hills. Parking is on residential streets, and doesn't have a bathroom but you can always visit the the historic 1920's building which now houses StillWater Spirits & Sounds. danapointstillwater.com

34400 Old Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 .    

Palisades Gazebo Park

The Palisades Gazebo has a spectacular view of the ocean and coastline below. It is located half way up Palisades Drive and offers benches and beautiful rose gardens adjacent to the gazebo. You can hear the train as it passes through down below and there are no bathrooms. Parking is a couple of blocks away, but it’s a very nice location!

26401 Palisades Dr, Dana Point, CA 92624

Double Blessings in Capo Beach

Pines Park and Palisades Gazebo Park are treasured historic sites, testaments to the contributions of the iconic Doheny family who were responsible for the development of this scenic coastal community almost a century ago.

Pines Park

Pines Park offers beautiful coastal views as well as playgrounds and grassy areas in a neighborhood environment. There are also picnic tables and barbeques throughout the park shaded by many pine trees. The train does goes by below and no restrooms. 34941 Camino Capistrano, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

Here are a couple of other great spots nearby that don't require permits for small groups and on our local beaches.