5 Tips: Planning A Destination Wedding in Temecula Wine Country!


Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or simply want to get married in one of the most scenic areas in Southern California, you can’t go wrong getting married in Temecula! Our mild California climate (for most of the year that is) makes it a perfect place to have your outdoor wedding. The rolling hills covered in vineyards make a romantic setting for any couple. It is an ideal location for local couples who want to feel like they really had a destination wedding without having to travel. Or for the couple that did travel to get here, it is the perfect escape. Surrounded by fresh air and beautiful landscapes, you really can’t go wrong!  

Here are some things to consider before planning your Temecula wedding:

1.) Choosing the perfect venue

You almost can’t go wrong in choosing a venue in the Temecula Valley. There are stunning wineries, private estates, charming hotels and rustic ranches. Doing some online research before your visit is key to saving you time and energy. You could do this on your own however, if you hire an experienced wedding planner in the Temecula area, they will be sure to help guide you in the right direction! Two our of favorites include Fazeli Cellars Winery and Mount Palomar Winery.


2.) Choosing the best wedding professionals to execute your perfect day

Again….I know it’s obvious but that invaluable wedding planner knows Temecula and can match you up with the most reputable vendors based on your budget and style. This is incredibly important to help eliminate stress and to ensure you are getting a fair deal. We do this all the time and know the average cost of weddings and services for hire.

3.) Check the average weather before you land on a wedding date

When planning a destination wedding, it is a good idea to check the average temperatures for the year. In Temecula, the summers are hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cool, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 89°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 96°F.

The best time of year to visit Temecula for warm-weather activities is from early June to early October. (Information courtesy of https://weatherspark.com/)


4.) Activities to keep your guests entertained

There are plenty of things to do in Temecula! The top things to do to keep your out of town guests entertained would be:

Winery Tours and Wine Tasting (of course!), Hot Air Balloon Rides, Exploring Old Town Temecula with their charming restaurants, breweries and shops, horseback riding and helicopter tours rank highest in the list.

5.) Accommodations in the Temecula area

There are quite a few hotels in Temecula.  If you are have a lot of out of town guests a room block is strongly suggested to ensure your guests have a place to stay. Our top hotel picks in the area are: Embassy Suites, Temecula Creek Inn, Pechanga Hotel and Casino, Ponte Inn, South Coast Winery, Carter Estate Winery and Resort and Inn at Churon Winery are great options! Of course, there are several gorgeous Air BnB’s to choose from as well!

We hope this information is helpful! We would love to be of service in planning your destination wedding in Temecula! Please visit us a www.classictouchevents.com to schedule a consultation.

Annette Hoegner