Finding your dream wedding location at a budget-friendly price can seem daunting, but this list of the best affordable wedding venues in Los Angeles will give you a leg up.
According to a study by Wedding Report, the average wedding in the Los Angeles area costs $37,619.
While this price is above the national average, there are still many stunning wedding venues in LA that won’t make you sacrifice elegance for affordability!
Franklin Canyon Park
Nestled between the San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills, Franklin Canyon Park is a great choice for a “back to nature” wedding venue.
With over 75,000 acres of space, the municipal park offers multiple options for your ceremony and reception, including indoor and outdoor spaces.
You can choose from elegant courtyards to grassy fields to a Spanish Colonial mansion! Plus, there are many exquisite spots for outdoor photo ops that your wedding party will love.
The Ed Davis Park, Towsley Canyon is an especially beautiful location in nature. It features a Spanish-style ranch house surrounded by cottonwood trees and lush grass. You can have your ceremony on a shaded knoll and then walk back to the house for your reception.
Typical Cost: $2,000 for up to 50 guests for 12 hours.
Capacity: 150 guests at Ed Davis Park, Towsley Canyon, but other spaces can accommodate up to 900 guests.
Without a doubt, the Wayfarers Chapel is one of the most beautiful wedding ceremony spaces in the Los Angeles area.
Situated in a redwood grove in Rancho Palos Verdes, this venue will take your breath away with the views of the Pacific Ocean and its stunning glass walls and ceilings that make you feel like you are outside.
The chapel is already beautifully decorated with white orchids and greenery so no additional decorations are required.
It is important to note that Wayfarers Chapel is a ceremony-only space. However, there are places nearby that can serve as a reception venue.
Typical Cost: $3,400 contribution for weddings Monday to Thursday.
Capacity: Up to 100 guests in the chapel.
Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center
Located on 24 acres in West Hills, Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center is the perfect choice for a budget-friendly, outdoor wedding.
The manicured gardens, flower beds, citrus orchards, exotic shrubs, and stately oak trees make this a dream wedding location that is still a hidden gem.
There are many choices for rustic ceremony and reception spaces and the venue also includes a room to get ready in before the ceremony.
As part of the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation properties, the venue is ideal for couples seeking a DIY wedding in a beautiful setting.
Typical Cost: $780 and up.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Located in the historic Carnegie Library, the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is both elegant and affordable.
The space requires few decorations because it’s already stunning and won’t require you to compromise style for the budget.
Combining Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial architecture, the venue looks gorgeous in pictures. The reception hall features plenty of natural light from the windows, high ceilings, and gorgeous light fixtures. There is also a small kitchen and an elevator to help you transport items on the big day.
This venue books fast and only offers rentals on Saturday and Sunday so it is best to reserve your date as soon as possible.
Typical Cost: From $3,000.
Capacity: 125 seated guests or 225 standing guests.
Albertson Wedding Chapel
Whether you are planning an elopement or a medium-sized affair, Albertson Wedding Chapel is a great choice for an affordable wedding venue.
The clear pricing scheme, easy planning, and responsive staff set this venue apart from other budget chapels.
The reception and ceremony spaces are light and airy and the VIP reception space comes pre-decorated with flowers hanging from the ceiling and walls of greenery.
It also includes a bridal room, a sound system for your music, a cake table, and, of course, wedding planner services. You can even include add-ons, such as a donut station or a photo booth!
Typical Cost: From $439 for the ceremony only.
Capacity: Up to 400 guests.
Annenberg Community Beach House
Situated on 5 acres of prime oceanfront property, the Annenberg Community Beach house is an ideal budget beach wedding venue.
This property on Santa Monica State Beach was originally private but has since been turned into a public space and one of the best wedding venues in Los Angeles area!
You can have your ceremony directly on the beach with your toes in the sand or you can choose from one of the many indoor and outdoor event spaces.
For intimate ceremonies or receptions, the Marion Davies Guest House is a charming, historic choice for a short guest list.
With rows of palm trees and uninterrupted views of the beach, the Splash Pad and Courtyard are great outdoor wedding venues in Los Angeles for larger guest lists.
Typical Cost: From $900 plus a $450 fee for ceremonies at the Beach House.
Capacity: Up to 280 guests on the deck of the Pool House.
Heritage Square Museum
Heritage Square Museum is affordable but offers so much more character and refinements than the usual lower-budget wedding venues.
If you love the romantic charm of a Greek Revival-style home, then Heritage Square Museum will find a way into your heart.
Located in Montecito Heights, the beautiful grounds and whitewashed walls of the Perry House create classic backdrops for photos.
The Heritage Square Museum is actually a collection of eight houses built in the 1880s that the museum founders saved and moved to their current location. Intimate ceremonies can take place within one of the historic homes, but larger groups can use the grounds.
This venue is a blank canvas and great for couples who want to create their special day their own way.
Typical Cost: $2,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 400 guests outdoors.
Los Angeles Garden Weddings
If you are seeking an affordable, outdoor wedding venue in the Los Angeles area, then Los Angeles Garden Weddings is an excellent choice.
Couples who previously got married here praise the owners for their kindness, love the reasonable price, and appreciate the beautiful garden setting.
There is enough room on the dance floor to seat guests at tables and beneath the branches of the willow tree is a romantic place to exchange vows.
Although the owners allow live music, they have a list of the types of music you are allowed to play so make sure you check before providing a deposit.
Although this venue is not as famous as many others on this list, it’s a hidden gem that can be transformed into your dream space.
Typical Cost: $1,800 and up.
Capacity: The venue does not provide information about the capacity; however, the property is over 43,000 square feet to give you an idea of what you’re working with.
Wilfandel Club House
Located in West Adams, Wilfandel Club House was constructed in 1945 and has a long history of providing a place for culture, education, and socializing for the West Adams community.
Fortunately for you, this historic mansion and its manicured gardens can also be rented out for weddings, corporate events, and other celebrations.
It is a great choice for couples who want a hybrid indoor-outdoor wedding, and you will be able to reduce your decoration budget because the décor speaks for itself.
You will also have access to the kitchen, living room, formal dining room, and changing rooms in the upstairs area as well as the grounds.
Typical Cost: $1,750 and up.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Rolling Greens on Mateo
We are including Rolling Greens on Mateo on our list of the best affordable wedding venues in Los Angeles because it is the most affordable urban oasis-type venue in the area.
However, keep in mind that these types of lush, urban-industrial spaces with an emphasis on design are not cheap.
A functioning nursery and home & garden destination, this space includes “The Greenhouse”, a two-level, blank canvas building that is buildable with over 20,000 square feet and ample natural light.
The venue also includes a 14,000 showroom, sprawling lawns, an outdoor kitchen with a woodfire pizza oven, an event deck, a landscaped garden, parking, and an area for erecting a tent.
While this venue may not fit everyone’s budget, it’s the most affordable of its ilk and absolutely stunning.
Typical Cost: The venue requires a minimum spend of $10,000.
Capacity: 250 guests.