Member Since: 4/3/2013
The Nixon Library is a hidden gem. The East Room is breath-taking on its own! Little decorations can take your wedding to the next level. All staff are very helpful and caring as if your wedding is the only wedding. They are so good, you don't even need to hire a coordinator!
Member Since: 8/4/2012
We recently got married at the Nixon Library, and we were very pleased with the entire process. The Nixon staff members are extremely professional and accommodating. Carrie and Jackie are great to deal with, and made planning the wedding easy and stress free. Our guests also had a great time and raved about the venue, the ceremony site and the ballroom, which is absolutely amazing. Thank you Nixon Library for making our day special and very memorable!!
Member Since: 2/26/2013
We had our wedding at Nixon Library on 09.13.2013. Yep, Friday the 13th! We were so lucky to get the date since this venue books up quickly! We had the best wedding we could ever ask for! I've been eyeing this venue for several years when I saw pictures of it through a friend and this was the first and only venue we actually visited. I wanted my then fiance to see the venue and make the decision together and he absolutely loved it at first glance. It was the perfect venue for us! Our guests loved loved loved the wedding and they are STILL talking about it. We worked with Jackie, Laura and Sarah and they are wonderful people to work with. Emails were answered the day of or the next day and the staff at Nixon Library were very professional and they definitely go above and beyond for their clients. I honestly can't ask for more in a wedding venue. I, like other brides wrote, had my dream wedding at Nixon Library.
Member Since: 12/28/2012
We absolutely loved using the the Nixon Library as our Wedding Venue! It was PERFECT. Everyone was very helpful and responded to any of my questions in a very timely manner. All the recommended vendors were incredible. Jackie Augustun was also so helpful throughout the planning process and felt like a close friend by the end of it all. Our guests loved the beautiful rose garden wedding ceremony and were thankful they didnt have to drive anywhere to the reception but simply walked down the stairs into a beautiful ballroom reception. It was the best of both worlds. We will cherish this day forever and the Nixon Library will always have a special place in our hearts!
Member Since: 8/14/2013
The Richard Nixon Library is a gorgeous venue. The Rose Garden is ideal for any ceremony, and the East Room is breathtaking. Most significantly, the staff is professional and very attentive. My husband and I had two ceremonies, a traditional Indian and traditional Persian wedding ceremony, and the Richard Nixon Library was very accommodating to our needs. Our point of contact at the Library provided great customer service. Overall, a great venue!
Member Since: 4/6/2012
I got married here on 7/27/13. As soon as the day was over, I was already thinking of the review I was going to write. Jackie and Carrie and the rest of the staff were AMAZING! They did everything to make sure the day went smoothly and it did!! My guests are still talking about how stunning the venue was. No need for extravagant decorations because its so gorgeous! The East Room is spectacular. Jaws dropped as soon as guests walked in. Just amazing! A perfect choice for a wedding venue!!!
Member Since: 11/23/2011
I am an extremely picky person, and I would definitely recommend The Library for any event, especially weddings! The Library's grounds are beautiful. Our guests also had great things to say about the venue. It's pretty affordable for what you get. You can't go wrong with a replica of The East Room!
Member Since: 10/19/2011
My husband and I just had our reception at the Nixon Library on 05/05/2013. When we were deciding on venues, we knew the Nixon was going to be one of our top choices from just looking at the pictures. When we walked into that ballroom for the first time (after looking at 20+ venues already), my then-fiance looked at me and said, "yup, we're getting married here." And that was that. I cannot express how beautiful and perfect the Nixon was for us.
We had an absolutely wonderful time at the actual wedding/reception. The Nixon staff was wonderful to work with and I have absolutely nothing negative to say about any of it. I couldn't imagine having the reception anywhere else and I'm so glad we decided to go with it as our venue. Our guests loved the whole experience and I've gotten nothing but compliments on the ballroom. Thank you again for being such a pleasure to work with! Laura and the staff were all AMAZING!! I highly recommend the Nixon Library!
Member Since: 5/1/2013
We were on a budget and not having much luck with anything to fit our wedding vision until we stumbled upon the Nixon Library. The location was perfect and once we visited the reception area we instantly knew that this was the place for us. The chandeliers, flooring and overall feel in the room was exactly what we were looking for, and the staff was so warm and friendly! All of our guests are still raving about the service, the beautiful outdoor area and the food. It was a great experience and I highly recommend the Nixon for a wedding.
Member Since: 3/6/2012
Great facility to have a wedding. The staff from beginning to end were very helpful in the process of planning our wedding there. We were allowed pretty much full access to take pictures and do our wedding video at the Nixon. The reception dining hall was gorgeous and made us feel very "presidential" when we made our grand entrance after our bridal party.
Jackie was so helpful the day before the wedding when my fiance needed to drop off alot of stuff to help with the design. She grabbed a dolly and just loaded everything up and said "we'll take care of everything!" That was awesome of her!!
We would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking to have a beautiful wedding!!!! Thanks again Jackie and Carrie!!!
Abbey and Kevin
Member Since: 12/21/2011
There are not enough words to show how fantastic the service and people were at the Nixon Library. My wife Elizabeth and I owe a great deal of our fabulous wedding day to the attention and care they showed us from the moment we stepped into the Library for the first time to the last few seconds as we waved goodbye to Chris and team at the end of our celebration.
Laura - Our point of contact for the Venue from the start. Laura was super professional and more importantly extremely patient with the scatterbrains of a couple of kids lost in the business of wedding planning. Always extremely informative and available to answer our questions along the way.
Lauren - Our coordinator for the wedding ceremony Lauren was a lifesaver both for the rehearsal and the big day itself. She was awesome at being clear and patient with all the family and friends involved in our ceremony and was invaluable when it came time to figure out things like music and procession rules.
Chris - Chris was very approachable and a great help in getting everything together for us both during the rehearsal and the wedding day. His pleasant demeanor led many guests of my wedding to believe he was just a super happy and helpful family member. Most imporantly he saved us when our DJ got caught in traffic for the rehearsal and stayed a little bit of extra time to work with the DJ which was awesome!
The Nixon Library was amazing from start to finish, but most importantly, they gave a 9-5 working, budget minded, and terrified couple in love the greatest wedding gift of all, A perfect wedding day!
Thank you guys and we love you all!
Member Since: 9/15/2010
Absolutely stunning venue. They have weddings down to a science. Jackie was super helpful, and everything ran so smoothly. Additionally, the venue is GORGEOUS. We've had countless guests comment on how beautiful it all was, and how it was the most elegant wedding they've ever been to. If you want a truly unforgettable wedding venue, definitely check out the Nixon. It made our day so perfect.
Member Since: 1/6/2008
The East Room at the Richard Nixon Library is the most elegant room in Orange County. Our wedding was on November 30th, and we elected to keep the Christmas decor up, which added so much beauty to our day! You can count on Carrie and Jackie at Nixon for a seamless planning process. I HIGHLY recommend stopping by the Nixon for a site tour. Once you walk into the East Room, you'll fall in love. The venue is perfect for all seasons! Our guests loved that they could tour the museum during cocktail hour and raved about the stunning East Room.
I couldn't imagine having my wedding reception anywhere else.
Member Since: 4/14/2012
The Nixon Library was a great venue to have our wedding. All our guests were very impressed by the facilities and surroundings and were amazed by the beauty. The staff has been a tremendous help in making sure everything was smooth all the way from the planning, rehearsal. and the day of, very easy to work with. Everyone that we've worked with were great. Definitely would recommend the Nixon Library to any couple that is looking for a beautiful and elegant venue.
Member Since: 9/11/2011
My husband and I just got married at the Richard Nixon Library and we would absolutely recommend them to other brides and grooms (and already have!) The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and provide the perfect amount of space weather you have 50 or 500 guests. We had about 115 (including wedding party) and it worked beautifully. The garden is the perfect space for a beautiful, charming outdoor ceremony, the hall makes for a perfect cocktail hour, and the ballroom sets the scene for a breathtakingly gorgeous and classy reception! There are so many amazing photo opportunities all throughout the grounds. The parking is a breeze, and very conveniently located, so the entire event flows seamlessly. All of their employees are highly professional, very attentive, prompt, kind, friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and accommodating. They treat their clients like royalty and truly go above and beyond. The cost of the venue alone was pretty reasonable for us, because we chose a Friday (which is significantly less expensive than a Saturday and slightly less than a Sunday), but the catering did raise the total cost quite a bit because you are required to select one of their five approved caterers. We went with the most commonly selected, and most reasonably priced, Anaheim White House. Their packages begin at $70/plate, so if you're a budget-conscious bride like myself, you may find yourself looking at guests as dollar signs until after the wedding and feel a bit of relief with every one that RSVP's "no". Though the price of the catering really stretched our budget, we were beyond satisfied with the quality of both the food and the service provided to us by Amine and his staff at the Anaheim White House. Just like The Nixon, they were so excellent to work with and didn't leave us with one bit of dissatisfaction. Their food and their employees are top notch and we would absolutely recommend them, as well!
Member Since: 8/2/2007
I fell in love with the venue the minute I walked in. It is elegant, romantic, everything about it is perfect. The staff at the Nixon are the most professional and easy to work with ladies. They answered all our questions and made the planning easy and the day of perfect! I did not have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding. I defiantly recommend this venue for your special day, it will be unforgettable for you and your guest!
Member Since: 11/26/2010
The Richard Nixon Library is an amazing place to have your wedding. I love the fact that you get the venue longer than any other place and you get the place all to yourself. I had my ceremony there as well and it was gorgeous! There are so many places to take pictures and the whole venue has tons of space, so it is perfect for larger weddings. I had about 215 guests and no one felt crowded and almost all of them were on the dance floor at the same time! And most importantly all of our guests said they had a fabulous time!
Member Since: 3/7/2011
I highly recommend them. I worked with Katie and Laura. They were amazing from beginning to end. The price is reasonable but keep in mind that are only paying for the space and you will need to bring everything else in. That was the only thing i didnt take into consideration when i first booked it. regardless, the place is amazing and you get to stay till midnight which is something hard to find. That was the biggest selling point for me.
Member Since: 9/6/2011
Very elegant venue that also worked very well for a more casual bride. Room is so beautiful not necessary to spend tons on extra decorations.
Member Since: 7/3/2012
I can honestly say I had my dream wedding at this venue. Everything was simply amazing and gorgeous. My guest where stunned and simply in shock the entire night. They could not believe how beautiful the venue was, from the flowers in the garden, to the amazing architecture in the east room. With the help of Laura and her staff everything was so smooth. I did not have to worry about a thing the day of my wedding. When my fiancée fractured his leg 2 weeks before our big day I thought that was going to be the end of the world. But Laura and her professional staff made me feel at ease. They made sure the proper modifications where done so we both could have a great time, which we did. They even wheeled my fiancée around in his wheel chair the day of the wedding. If you are debating about where to host your big day, do not hesitate and simply book this venue. They helped my dream come true in having my perfect day. Thanks again!!
Orange County's most talked about wedding location
The Library's has a glowing reputation for hosting Orange County's most talked about weddings. Our tranquil reflecting pool is the perfect backdrop for the ideal ceremony. Then move into the magnificent White House East Room for your reception. Guests can tour our expansive exhibit galleries.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Museum/Gallery, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012