Long Beach Wedding Venues at Recreation Park Golf Course 18

Our colorful Rose Garden presents an idyllic setting for your Los Angeles wedding at Recreation Park Golf Course 18. Its long garden pathway allows the bride to make a stunning entrance at this remote Long Beach wedding venue. And a lovely white gazebo, surrounded by bursts of floral color and fragrance, provides for a charming backdrop and exceptional photo opportunities. Our outdoor patio is available for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres after the wedding ceremony. Then, move into the historic ballroom that accommodates up to 180 guests and features soaring cathedral ceilings, original dark-wood crossbeams, and period chandeliers that remind you why this Orange County wedding venue is one of the most popular in the area. Three sets of French doors open into the Main Ballroom, providing splashes of natural light and exquisite views of the surrounding fairways, landscaped grounds, and cheerful natural setting of Rec Park 18. If you have been searching for the very best venue Long Beach has to offer, or an outdoor wedding venue Los Angeles guests could easily access, Recreation Park Golf Course 18 is one you definitely don’t want to overlook.

Venue Details

5001 Deukmejian Drive
Long Beach, California 90804

(562) 494-5000

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Total Square Footage: 2,400
AV Available: Yes
Ballroom Height: 25 ft.
Can Blackout Date: Yes
Maximum Capacity: 180 Inside with dance floor; 250 Outside
Prefunction Space: No
Valet: Yes
Special Event Packages: Yes

Meet Our Team

  • Juliann Harkness
    Private Event Director
    Juliann grew up in Nor-Cal’s Silicon Valley, but has been a So-Cal transplant since 2009. She received an AA in Communications and finished her BA in Psychology at CSULB in 2011. After graduating, she pursued a career within the event planning industry with various jobs before joining American Golf in 2014 at SeaCliff Country Club as an Event Coordinator. In 2015, she accepted a job at Los Coyotes Country Club as an Event Sales Manager, and will now be joining the team at Rec Park in Long Beach as the Director of Private Events. Currently residing in Huntington Beach, she is happy to be working close to home and surrounded by all the unique aspects Long Beach has to offer. Juliann loves to explore and travel so you can bet at any given time she is planning for her next adventure whether down the street or across an ocean. Any activity is game: camping, fishing, museums, concerts, hiking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. In her down time, you can find her reading at the beach, hanging out with her two cats, binge watching something on Netflix, checking out local happy hours for fun eats and drinks, attempting something crafty on Pinterest, and spending time with her friends and family.
    Fun Facts
      • #1 thing on my bucket list?
        Go to Greece
        The most important Planning Tip for a bride is?
        Have Fun! Don't be consumed so much by the stress and pressure that you forget to enjoy this special once in a lifetime moment.
        My Astrological Sign is?
        Libra
      • Favorite quote or personal saying?
        "Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would."- E.V.
        My Favorite Musical Band/Artist is?
        Led Zeppelin
        Favorite Movie of all time?
        Reservoir Dogs
      • If I had a gift card with unlimited money on I would head straight to this store?
        Cost Plus World Market
        My Favorite City in the World is?
        Currently- Capri, Italy
        I am originally from?
        San Jose, CA
      • When I am not at work I like to?
        Spending time with the ones I love most - family, friends, & my kitty cats
        My favorite part of the wedding process is?
        Sending a couple down the aisle on the wedding day
        If I could only eat only food item the rest of my life it would be?
        Phở- Vietnamese noodle soup

Event Spaces & Ceremony Sites

One of our most popular event spaces on the property, the Banquet Room features vaulted ceilings, rose gardens, private patios, eight sets of double French doors, and several scenic paths. The room, which can accommodate roughly 180 guests, also boasts several unique design touches, including an opulently designed foyer, scalloped adornments, wonderful china, and a spotless dance floor.
Interested in booking a more intimate event space? Then make sure to check out our Garden Gazebo. The Garden is nestled among 10-foot rose trees and quaint white picket fences. It features a single 75-foot aisle perfect for an elegant entrance for the bridal party—night lighting and enough outdoor seating space to accommodate roughly 200 guests.
Built in the traditional Spanish-style popular over a century ago, the two-story Clubhouse is a perfect event space for receptions and other events. It features a traditional banquet room, a bridal suite, and a full-service restaurant that serves an extensive menu of traditional American-style cuisine.

Wedding Venue Client Reviews

  • "They really put our minds at ease. We were considering another golf course but once we met with the Sales Team there, they sealed the deal for us. They have he been doing this for years and truly knows their stuff. The food was really good & the staff was very nice & professional. "
    Very Professional
  • "Recreation Park was a true delight to deal with, from the ceremony to the reception and everything in between. The best part about the venue was the sales person, she was amazing. She knows her stuff and is extremely reliable and efficient. The staff was great, followed direction, and floor plans exactly the way it was presented to us. The food was great too, delicious and we were extremely pleased with our choices. "
    True Delight