A photographer's insight on the best Los Angeles Wedding Venues
best los angeles wedding venues

From the sand to the city, Los Angeles wedding venues are some of the best and most unique to host a wedding at. Thanks to the *almost* always perfect weather and unrivaled light in LA, getting married here, in a setting that fits you, is possible all year long. From your toes in the sand, to classic vineyards, to architectural masterpieces, Los Angeles has it all. While there are many decisions to be made during the wedding planning process, one of the most important investments you will make is your wedding venue. The space and ambiance you choose sets the tone for your wedding. Great venues tend to get booked up within 12-18 months in advance, so choosing which season you want to get married in could greatly effect your venue. Go with whichever is more important to you – weather or a dream venue and start searching from there!

As a Los Angeles wedding photographer, Leila Brewster Photography captures the pure essence of a moment in its most raw and authentic form. For over a decade, I’ve been photographing in Los Angeles (and all of California) & I’d love to connect about photographing your beautiful wedding day. Let’s dive in to find the perfect venue to host your Los Angeles wedding!

The Ace Hotel | DTLA

We’re starting this venue roundup with one of the most unique wedding venues in Los Angeles. The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is filled with art deco details and beautiful touches throughout. The Ace Hotel in DTLA is the perfect wedding venue for the couple that loves cinema and lavish details – it’s the epicenter of art, culture, and life. The hotel’s accommodations are perfect for hosting your wedding in one chic location.

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The Adamson House | Malibu

All weddings are contracted through the California State Parks. The land the Adamson House sits on is one of the most beautiful beach locations in Southern California. With this Los Angeles wedding venue, you can have both beach and garden and dine al fresco as the waves play the soundtrack for the evening! The Adamson House is a quick 13 miles west from Santa Monica, making it a great destination for out of town guests!

For more information, please contact:
denise.rogers@parks.ca.gov
310-457-8144 Ext. 2

Avalon Hotel |Beverly Hills

Nestled in Beverly Hills, the Avalon Hotel is a storied boutique for mid-century lovers. You have the option of a full 100% property buyout or choose one of their five gorgeous spaces to host your wedding. This LA wedding venue offers spaces for 10 people up to 150 guests for your soiree. On-site catering is done by Viviane Restaurant – which means your food will be fresh with the seasons.

Hotel Bel Air | Beverly Hills

Hotel Bel-Air is a gem wedding venue in Los Angeles. The garden space can be classic or bohemian – whatever you can dream, can be done. From the Hotel Bel-Air website: “Hotel Bel-Air can become whatever you dream. Classic, private, bohemian or majestic. This blissful, canyon oasis suits them all. Hang lanterns amongst the tropical gardens, dance barefoot on the lawn. Party under the moonlight, say your vows beneath glittering chandeliers. Our idyllic setting makes the perfect backdrop for magical weddings, always intimate and utterly unforgettable.

Beverly Hills Hotel |Beverly Hills

The Beverly Hills Hotel is one of those Los Angeles wedding venues fit for movie stars. First opened in 1912, this iconic hotel has hosted some of L.A.s most prestigious weddings. You have your pick of lush gardens to the gorgeous ballroom!

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel | Beverly Hills

From the Beverly Wilshire website: “It’s here – the biggest day of your love story so far. Why shouldn’t your wedding venue be just as legendary? Perched on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, few places in Los Angeles are as iconic as the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. Invite your friends and family to celebrate with you at our landmark address for an evening they’ll never forget.”

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Casita Hollywood | Hollywood

Casita Hollywood is an oasis in the middle of a big city. This Los Angeles wedding venue is a blank slate with a versatile indoor-outdoor space that you can make all your own!

Cecconi’s Hollywood | West Hollywood

On the corner of two iconic streets, Robertson & Melrose is Cecconi’s, a classic Italian restaurant serving hand-made pasta. Host your intimate wedding on the Terrace & Secret Garden for a night under the stars with up to 40 of your nearest and dearest.

Cielo Farms | Malibu

Cielo Farms is a gorgeous operating farm and vineyard in the heart of the Malibu Hills. Reminiscent of Italy, without the jetlag. Perfect for those couples that appreciate a rustic wood design, vineyards, grass, and trees, paired with stunning views of the surrounding hills. As a Los Angeles wedding photographer, Cielo Farms is easily one of my favorite places in all of CA for a wedding.

Culver Hotel | Culver City

Since the 1920s, Culver City has been an important part of Hollywood filmmaking – home to MGM Studios for many years. The Culver Hotel has just a storied history as this wonderful city between Venice and DTLA has been home to some Hollywood classics like the Wizard of Oz and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Culver Hotel is perfect for the couple that loves Old Hollywood glam with an eye for architecture and design.

Fig House | Highland Park

The Fig House, located in the Highland Park area of LA (between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena) is an indoor outdoor Los Angeles wedding venue full of mid-century California details and lush landscaping. Perfect for the modern, glamorous couple!

Flora Chang | DTLA

Located directly across the other street from Valentine & Grassroom, Flora Chang is an intimate space for gatherings up to 30 guests.

Grassroom | DTLA

Built in the 1920s, the Grassroom (part of an awesome group of venues by Marvimon) has had many lives in the last century – as a fish and oyster company, an ice cream factory, and a commercial site of many purposes. The quirky history is still present at this beautiful wedding venue in Los Angeles. With a dramatic greenhouse roof line and blue facade is just blocks from the Broad and MOCA, the Fashion District, Little Tokyo and the Arts District.

Greystone Mansion | Beverly Hills

In the heart of Beverly Hills, Greystone Mansion is grand and modest, full of glamour and California casual. Say “I do” in the Formal Garden surrounded by white roses and box hedges. The Mansion Courtyard is perfect for 200 guests with room to dance and dine al fresco! Head to the Terrace and Reflection Pond for beautiful views of Los Angeles. The Cypress walk is perfect for one long table with up to 150 of your favorite people.

HNYPT | Downtown

HNYPT (pronounced honeypot) is located in DTLA near LA Live, Staples Center and Convention Center. HNYPT boasts a triangular pitched roof featuring original trusses, 20-ft ceilings, exposed brick walls and skylights for plenty of natural light.

Hotel Casa del Mar | Santa Monica

Hotel Casa del Mar has a romantic outdoor space perfect for watching the sunset during your cocktail hour or reception. This Los Angeles wedding venue is perfect for a grand wedding or an intimate evening with your nearest and dearest.

Hotel Figueroa | DTLA

Hotel Figueroa in downtown LA offers an array of wedding options – from an intimate outdoor gathering on the Terrazza to an elaborate affair in the charming Gran Sala. Celebrate with up to 40 guests to ensure social distancing.

Houdini Estate | Hollywood Hills

If you’re a fan of magic and a little abracadabra, the Houdini Estate is perfect for you. This home in the Hollywood Hills is perfect for an indoor outdoor wedding filled with stunning nooks and city views. This Los Angeles wedding venue is one of the most unique in this big city!

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Hudson Loft | DTLA

Floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline! The Hudson Loft has 3600 sq ft of space to make your own as well as a 14,000 sq ft rooftop with panoramic views of the city.

Hummingbird Nest Ranch | Simi Valley

Nestled in the Santa Susana Mountains, less than a half hour from LA, this property boasts a main villa with Spanish architecture and decor, multiple outdoor spaces perfect for moving guests around the property. This Los Angeles wedding venue is full of warmth and luxury

Lombardi House | Hollywood

The Lombardi House is an industry favorite. This beautiful wedding venue in Los Angeles has clean lines, open air spaces, manicured lawns, and twinkling lights. This weddings indoor and outdoor spaces are equally as beautiful to make your own! The estate grounds can accommodate up to 250 guests.

Malibu Rocky Oaks | Malibu

Another industry favorite, Malibu Rocky Oaks is located in the Santa Monica Mountains. A 37-acre private vineyard complete with heli-pad. Dine with your closest friends and family under the stars as the ocean breeze cools the evening!

McCormick Home Ranch | Camarillo

From their website: “A garden filled, chic rustic California outdoor venue awaits you among the beautiful hills of Camarillo, California. Our McCormick Ranch, built in 1918, offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding or special event.  It’s the perfect place to gather with friends and family and celebrate your event surrounded by all the natural splendor of this lush peaceful venue.”

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Mid-Century Modern | Woodland Hills

Looking for a mid-century modern backdrop without the drive out to Palm Springs? This gorgeous mid-century modern home in Woodland Hills maintained by famed architect Charles Du Bois is an entertainer’s dream! Plenty of street parking and up to 100 guests can celebrate you!

Millwick | DTLA

The Millwick, another Marvimon property, located in DTLA was originally used as a cold-storage warehouse. It has reinvented itself as a gorgeous loft for outdoor weddings and ceremonies. Located in DTLA in the heart of the Arts District, Millwick is centrally located to many of the areas best new and historic hotels!

Ojai Valley Inn | Ojai

Just a bit outside of LA, Ojai Valley Inn is worth the drive for locals and destination weddings alike. Casa Elar, The Orchard, The Hacienda Courtyard, the Farmhouse Lawn, and the Artist Cottage Lawn are a few of my favorite ceremony sites at this gorgeous wedding venue!

OUE Skyspace | DTLA

OUE Skyspace LA sits on the 70th floor on the tallest building on the west coast. Perched more than 1,000 feet above downtown los angeles, this city wedding venue is at the top of the U.S. Bank Tower. Offering 360-degree views of all of Los Angeles, you can see the ocean all the way to the mountains. Host 150 of your nearest and dearest for a seated dinner in this beautiful wedding venue.

Palihotel | Melrose

The Hart and the Hunter at Palihotel is the cutest intimate dining room with a rustic country meets southern influenced family style menu! The dining room is a beautiful light-filled space perfect for hosting 45 of your nearest and dearest! The patio facing Hayworth is great for an al-fresco dining experience for up to 30 and the Courtyard is perfect for a more intimate guest list at 28!

Paramour Estate | Silverlake

The Parmour Estate, high above the hills of Hollywood in the Silverlake district, is one of my absolute favorite venues. Host your wedding in the rose garden that overlooks the Hollywood Hills and the San Gabriel Mountains. You have four and a half acres of gardens, terraces, orchards, and forests all with stunning views of the city of Los Angeles. Many of the great luminaries of the Golden Age of Hollywood attended lavish film industry parties here. This Los Angeles wedding venue is sure to dazzle.

Petite Ermitage | West Hollywood

Another favorite, Petite Ermitage offers a private rooftop with stunning views of Los Angeles. This wedding venues has five different bohemian-style rooftop suites to choose from. You have your choice of the fire deck, garden, pool, lounge, and cabana with a seated capacity ranging from 12-65 guests. This place is an art-lovers paradise and the walls of Petite Ermitage serve as a gallery for the owner’s private art collection – including works by Salvador Dalí and Joan Miro!

Quail Ranch | Simi Valley

Just over the hill is Quail Ranch, a family owned avocado ranch. The estate home was built in 1933 and is of Spanish Revival architecture providing intimacy and rustic elegance paired with manicured lawns, patios, and vibrant natural landscaping, Quail Ranch is ideal for a beautiful outdoor wedding!

Rolling Greens | DTLA

In the heart of the Art’s District in DTLA, is the gorgeous two-acre event space that is Rolling Greens. This urban venue highlights two large industrial buildings, multiple outdoor areas, and sprawling gardens. This space is the perfect urban backdrop while keeping nature at the center of your soiree!

Ruby Street | Highland Park

Ruby Street in the Highland Park neighborhood is a renovated church turned event space! Originally built in 1905, Ruby has undergone a complete restoration, while maintaining its charm, such as the stained glass windows! With over 4,000 square feet of space and loads of natural light, you can host your indoor outdoor wedding inside or in the lush outdoor garden.

Saddlerock Ranch | Malibu

From the venue: “Picture your wedding ceremony and reception encircled by the spectacular natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains among 1,000 acres of rolling hills lined with vineyards, manicured lawns, ancient oaks, rose gardens, ribbons of white fences and horses grazing in the background.” You have your choice of five private, outdoor locations, all unique in their own way and available to rent!

Santa Monica Proper Hotel | Santa Monica

Santa Monica Proper Hotel introduces a looser kind of luxury to the west side. Within walking distance to the beach, this wedding venue focuses on iconic design, holistic wellness, and features over 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.

Shutters on the Beach | Santa Monica

“Nobody can deny a good beach party. If you are looking to host an event in Santa Monica with a view, Shutters on the Beach is your spot.” Choose from 6 settings for your wedding, the Pacific Terrace being my personal favorite. Nothing says California like a wedding ceremony with the sand and ocean just beyond!

Smogshoppe | Culver City

Another Marvimon property, Smogshoppe, once an actual smog-check center, is now a 100% solar-powered, 6500 square foot indoor outdoor haven in the middle of Culver City. The combined indoor and outdoor space, complete with desert plants, vertical gardens, and chic vintage furnishings, can accommodate up to 150 guests for.

South Park Center | DTLA

Souther Park Center in DTLA is a gorgeous, modern penthouse in the heart of DTLA with 360 degree views of Los Angeles. A highlight from this wedding venue is that it includes the SkyDeck which features outdoor seating with stunning views of the LA skyline!

The Surfrider Malibu | Malibu

The Surfrider Malibu is a boutique hotel located on PCH in Malibu. Originally built in 1953 during California’s Golden Era reopened as a design-forward beach hotel in 2017. I highly suggest a 100% buyout of this property so that the space can truly feel like your very own beach house overlooking the most iconic beach in the USA! Celebrations of up to 40 guests is the ideal size for this venue!

Triunfo Creek | Agoura Hills

Host your Los Angeles wedding at this gorgeous 55 rolling acre vineyard. Triunfo Creek boasts gorgeous grounds and beautiful California Oaks, Sycamores, and Eucalyptus trees. Sip local wines and celebrate in the French Country farmhouse surrounded by 500 of your nearest and dearest.

Valentine | DTLA

Valentine, another Marvimon property, is their grandest location with 9,000 square fett of space. Originally built in the 1920s, the building has lived many lives – a hotel, a brotherl, a fish and oyster co, and a commercial site for glass blowing and cultivating marijuana!

Vibiana |DTLA

Vibiana, elegant and ethereal, is one of Los Angeles most iconic wedding venues. From a gala in the Grand Hall to gorgeous weddings in the garden, this place is sure to be the perfect backdrop for any posh party. This is the perfect wedding for the classic, elegant, sophisticated couple with a love for vintage!

Terranea Resort | Palos Verdes

Terranea Resort is a 102 acre coastal resort, situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. Terranea is definitely a postcard-perfect backdrop for any celebration. Promontories with jaw-dropping vistas and beautifully landscaped grounds are your Los Angeles wedding photographer’s dream to photograph!

Looking for a wedding venue in Northern, CA? Check out Holman Ranch – one of my favorites!

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Leila Brewster Photography
101 W. 67th St., NYC, NY 10017

Email: leila@leilabrewsterphotography.com
Phone: 949-939-3039

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