My fiance and I have toured some venues and we're currently deciding between The Victorian in Santa Monica and Calamigos Ranch (The Ranch House) in Malibu. We want to have our ceremony outside and luckily both venues allow for this. Calamigos is absolutely gorgeous, but it is kinda far for our guests to travel. The Victorian isn't as picturesque as Calamigos and I'm afraid the photos won't turn out as well. However, i love that the house has multiple floors as I feel that will make the reception more interesting for our guests.
Has anyone here been married or attended a wedding in one of these locations? Would it be feasible to take pictures at the beach before the ceremony if we were married at The Victorian? Any help would be much appreciated!