Los Angeles is a surprisingly fashionable city. By that I mean it has overtaken New York as a fashion center with over 87,000 fashion industry employees in the area. It’s a style capital, fashion destination, and the place for an on-trend wedding.
If you want a destination wedding in the U.S., LA is one of the top spots to get married. Here are the top 15 Los Angeles wedding venues for your dream wedding.
About Los Angeles
Los Angeles became a U.S. city in 1847. Prior to that, it was part of Mexico. It was founded in 1781 when the area was still part of the Spanish empire.
Los Angeles is culturally diverse. It has people from over 140 countries and they speak 224 languages. No one ethnic group hold the majority.
In Los Angeles County, Hispanic or Latino people represent 48% of the population and white, non-Hispanic people come in at 27%. The City has a population of 4 million and the County of Los Angeles has over 10 million residents.
Los Angeles offers fabulous dining experiences, 105 museums, 75 miles of beautiful beaches, and shopping to die for.
There’s something for everybody here all set in a perfect climate where it’s almost always sunny and warm. This is a place where, if you want to, you can have the top down on your wedding car.
1. Taglyan Cultural Complex
In an iconic location near the Hollywood and Vine intersection, this venue boasts a grand limestone façade. The complex offers a range of different spaces to suit all needs. They can handle a small wedding right up to a huge wedding in the Ballroom.
Crystal chandeliers, stained-glass ceiling, and green marble pillars scream old-world grandeur. This is complemented by new world imagination and innovation with color shifting lighting and audio-video equipment. Party like you’ve never partied before with drop-down screens and a rock concert standard light show.
2. Terranea Resort
Only 30 minutes from the city, this location has featured in several movies. Choose between a cliff top or a ballroom elsewhere in the complex. The idyllic coast of Rancho Palos Verdes is a great place for relaxation and activity too.
Spend some time here before and after the wedding and join guests for snorkeling, golf or relaxing in the spa. The eight restaurants will make deciding where to eat dinner a daily struggle.
3. Ebell of Los Angeles
Imagine marrying in a courtyard garden surrounded by flowers and trees. Add to this the play of water in the fountain. Allow your guests some time to spend a moment or two browsing the Art Salon after the ceremony while you have photographs taken.
Your reception in the dining room will be elegant. Columns reach up to supporting arches and a high ceiling. The room is flooded with light through French doors.
Alternative lifestyle people demand an alternative wedding venue. The SmogShoppe has an industrial style to it but with environmental credentials that will make any green conscious couple love it. It’s 100% solar-powered and fits in in the art and design mood of Culver City, minutes from downtown Los Angeles.
There’s plenty of space for 150 people to attend a garden wedding and formal dinner. A vertical garden and desert plants create a great backdrop.
5. South Park Center Penthouse Floor
The sometime venue for American Idol would make a great venue for your wedding. The view is amazing from The Penthouse. By day it’s lovely but by night it’s simply stunning.
Guests can take the elevator from the lobby. You can arrive and depart by helicopter, but where do you put the “just married” sign?
6. Cafe Pino
Downtown Los Angeles has many restaurants but Cafe Pinot is a hidden gem. It’s situated in its own courtyard away from the noise of the city. Get married in the restaurant or under a nearby jacaranda tree.
7. Huntingdon Library and Botanical Gardens
The huge botanical garden provides a wonderful floral backdrop for your wedding. The color and beauty will add life to your special day. Choose between Japanese refinement, rose garden exuberance or Los Angeles style desert cacti.
8. Carondelet House
This Italian style villa exudes warms with natural materials predominating. Hardwood floors, red brick, and open fireplaces. There are two courtyards and plenty of indoor space too. They can sit 150 people in European chic reclaimed furniture.
9. Oviatt Penthouse
This a castle in the air, art deco style. It’s Hollywood glamour with the skyline of Los Angeles for added effect. The rooftop location is your ceremony venue and almost by magic, it metamorphoses into a reception venue.
This award-winning venue is perfect for a wedding with a traditional feel but done your way. It was once a Catholic cathedral and retains the striking architecture including an impressive spire. The lighting and sound system are far from traditional and the owners are first and foremost restauranteurs so expect the food to be special.
11. The Unique Space
If you are looking for a unique wedding day then look no further than the venue that calls itself The Unique Space. It’s an antique building by dint of it being 100 years old but with a modern vibe. They’re all about flexibility so if you want to cater yourself, have a wedding planner or take photos on the roof that’s fine with them.
12. Albertson Wedding Chapel
Whether you want a civil ceremony or a Christian style marriage ceremony the Albertson Wedding Chapel can deliver. It’s not a church but if you wish, they can put the holy into holy matrimony. They are just as willing to make your same-sex wedding a special day for you and your guests too.
13. The MacArthur
Just off Wiltshire Boulevard in downtown LA is The MacArthur. The building is designed in the gothic revival style and built in 1925. If you love art deco you’ll love this venue.
There are four ballrooms, a stunning lobby, and delightful gardens. They specialize in events here so work with the team to make your wedding the event of the year.
14. The Fig House
Situated between Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles this venue specializes in events. A wedding here can use both indoor and outdoor space. It’s colorful, stylish and they can accommodate 450 guests for a cocktail party. What’s not to like?
It’s inside and outside. It’s rustic and a beautiful oasis too. They can accommodate up to 175 people for a garden wedding ceremony followed by a reception.
These Los Angeles Wedding Venues Are the Tip of the Iceberg
What an amazing destination to get married. Search for Los Angeles wedding venues and you are spoilt for choice. Just chose one and live happily ever after.
Here’s some help choosing a wedding venue.