Here at Best Catering and Events, we love weddings! And winter weddings are something particularly special. Of course, winter weddings can bring some complications, but with proper planning we’re confident you can pull off the winter wedding of your dreams. If you’re planning a winter wedding in Southern California, here’s what you need to know.

Weather: Not Cold, But Colder

One of the great things about Southern California is the weather. It’s pretty nice almost all the time here! You don’t need to worry about your winter wedding getting snowed out.

That said, January and February are two of the coldest months of the year for us. Expect daily highs around 68 degrees, according to the NOAA, with lows around 40.

Also, if you’re not from around here, please understand that the locals find these temperatures quite cold!

One more tip about the weather: on average it rains about 5 days out of the month in January. Not too high, but higher than most of the year. If you’re planning a winter wedding, it’s best to have a rain contingency. (Several of our venues give you access to indoor spaces, by the way!)

Lean into Guest Expectations

It’s important to take care of your guests’ expectations at your winter wedding. In short, they don’t want to be cold. If you’re planning for an outdoor event—especially if your wedding will extend into the evening—provide options for warmth.

One easy option is outdoor warmers, and we provide those for our clients. You could also consider providing blankets or throws that match the theme of your wedding (flannels and tartans are really cool!). A warm beverage bar is another nice touch.

Ready to Book?

If you’re ready to book a winter wedding, contact one of our experts to learn how we can serve you.