Getting to your hotel, the church and the rehearsal dinner...
TOLL ROAD USE
The toll roads in Orange County are most beneficial when traveling north and south geographically. For example, between Anaheim Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita. Fortunately, all of the wedding related sites, as well as the local hotels, are situated near the C-241 toll road. If you're traveling from north county or from L.A. county, the toll roads won't save you any mileage but will probably shorten your commuting time simply because they are rarely congested and obviously have no traffic signals... but you'll need some pocket change or a FastTrak transponder.  

Coming from Riverside (SR 91), Orange or Tustin:

 
To the Hampton Inn or Garden Inn:  
(1) Take the C-241 toll road southbound. Exit Lake Forest Dr. (exit 8).
(2) Make a left from the C-241 ramp onto Lake Forest Dr. - get into the right-hand lane.
(3) Make a right at Towne Center - the hotels are on the right side of the street.  
To the Marriott:  
(1) Take the C-241 toll road southbound. Exit at Portola Parkway (exit 7).
(2) Make a left from the ramp onto Portola Parkway. 
(3) Make a left at Glenn Ranch Rd. - the hotel is on your left (note that all three hotels are within a 1/4 mile from each other- walking distance).
To the Rehearsal Dinner:  
(1) Take the C-241 toll road southbound. Exit Santa Margarita Parkway (exit 4).   
(2) Make a right from the C-241 ramp onto Santa Margarita Parkway. 
(3) Enter the shopping plaza just after the lake on your left-hand side. The address is 31441 Santa Margarita Pkwy. 
(4) "Gentiles on the Lake" is on the lake's edge. Take the lake access steps (in the middle of the shopping plaza) down and past the fountain.  
To the Church:  
(1) Take the C-241 toll road southbound. Exit Antonio Parkway (exit 3).   
(2) Make a left from the C-241 ramp onto Antonio Pkwy. 
(3) San Francisco Solano is on up about two miles on the right-hand side. The address is 22082 Antonio Pkwy.  

Fees: Currently about $4.50 for the entire leg between SR-91 and Antonio Pkwy. Jumps between the hotels and all wedding sites is .50 

Coming from L.A. county or north of Irvine (off the I-405 branch):

(1) Take the C-133 toll road northbound. This is also the Laguna Canyon Rd. exit.   
(2) Take the C-133 north to the C-241 southbound and follow the directions as listed above (coming from Riverside... )
Fees: Currently about $1.50 for the C-133 leg plus the fees listed above for the C-241.

Coming from L.A. county or north of Santa Ana (off the I-405 branch): 

(1) You can take the C-73 toll road (Newport Freeway) southbound to Interstate 5 (or to the C-133 toll road) but it probably won't save any time. 

Fees: Currently about $3.50 or $4.00 (depending on time of day) for the C-73 leg all the way to I-5.

PUBLIC ROAD USE
There are a number of public access routes into south county. If you're familiar with the area... then you already know the quickest path. The directions listed here are definitely not the most direct. But the directions require the least number of interchanges and they'll put you on two common roads (Santa Margarita and Antonio) that all of the wedding related sites are accessible from. These are probably the best directions for out-of-towners who are also staying at local hotels in Portola Hills/Foothill Ranch. 

 

Coming from Riverside (SR 91), Orange or Tustin:

To the Hampton Inn or Garden Inn:  
(1) Take SR-57 southbound to I-5 southbound. Exit Lake Forest Dr. 
(2) Make a left from the I-5 ramp onto Lake Forest Dr. 
(3) Make a right at Towne Center (about 5 miles from the freeway) - the hotels are on the right side of the street.  
To the Marriott:  
(1) Take SR-57 southbound to I-5 southbound. Exit Lake Forest Dr. 
(2) Make a left from the I-5 ramp onto Lake Forest Dr.
(3) Make a right at Portola Parkway (about 5 miles from the freeway).
(4) Make a right at Glenn Ranch Rd. The Marriott is to the left in the parking lot.
To the Rehearsal Dinner:  
(1) Take SR-57 southbound to I-5 southbound. Exit Lake Forest Dr. 
(2) Make a left from the I-5 ramp onto Lake Forest Dr.
(3) Make a right at Portola Parkway (about 5 miles from the freeway). Portola Parkway becomes Santa Margarita Parkway after about 1.5 miles.
(4) Enter the shopping plaza just after the lake on your left-hand side (about 5 miles). The address is 31441 Santa Margarita Pkwy. 
(5) "Gentiles on the Lake" is on the lake's edge. Take the lake access steps (in the middle of the shopping plaza) down and past the fountain. 
To the Church:  
(1) Take SR-57 southbound to I-5 southbound. Exit Lake Forest Dr.    
(2) Make a left from the I-5 ramp onto Lake Forest Dr.
(3) Make a right at Portola Parkway (about 5 miles from the freeway). Portola Parkway becomes Santa Margarita Parkway after about 1.5 miles.
(4) Make a right at Antonio Parkway (about 5 miles from the Portola/Santa Margarita transition). 
(5) San Francisco Solano is down about 1/2 mile on the left-hand side. The address is 22082 Antonio Pkwy.  

Coming from L.A. county or north of Irvine (off the I-405 branch):

(1) Take I-405 southbound towards Irvine or south Orange County.   
(2) Take the Lake Forest Dr. exit, which is right at the merger of the I-405 branch and the I-5 freeways (a.k.a. El Toro "Y").  
(3) Follow the instructions listed above for "Public Road Use". 

Getting to the Dove Canyon Country Club:

(1) Exit the church parking lot by making a right onto Antonio Parkway.
(2) Make an immediate right onto Alas de Paz.
(3) Make a right onto Plano Trabuco
(4) Make a left onto Dove Canyon Dr. and let the guard know you're there for the wedding at the clubhouse (they should have a guest list).  
(5) Make a right onto Golf Club Dr.

Need to print the directions? Here they are in PDF format  

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