19 of the Best Wedding Venues in Los Angeles You’ll Love

Considering saying “I do” in Los Angeles, California? From swanky, penthouses to glass chapels by the sea to historic homes with a taste of Old Hollywood, Los Angeles has a huge variety of wedding venues. 

Known for movie production, trendy cafes, non-stop nightlife, creative communities, and sunny beaches, this Southern California city has so much to offer couples looking to get married.

According to the Wedding Report, the average wedding in Los Angeles costs $37,619. However, in LA, there truly is something for every budget and style. 

Read on to discover the 19 best wedding venues in Los Angeles!


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The Last Bookstore

If you fell in love with the library scene in Beauty and the Beast, then this multi-level book and record store will make your dreams come true. Imagine getting married surrounded by all the books you love – and you know the decoration costs will be low.

The Last Bookstore features a “book tunnel” that you’ve probably seen on Instagram and an uncountable number of books spread out over 22,000 square feet of indoor event space. The venue is located in the center of downtown LA and is a great choice for receptions, cocktail hours, and catered rehearsal dinners.

Typical Cost: from $2,000 per hour after hours or $3,000 per hour to close the store during opening hours

Capacity: up to 200 guests

Find the Last Bookstore at the Last Bookstore or check out Facebook and Instagram.

Bel-Air Bay Club 

Get married in the beautiful garden of a Mediterranean estate, overlooking Santa Monica Bay, with the outline of palm trees and rugged cliffs in the distance.

Located in the Pacific Palisades, the luxurious Bel-Air Bay Club only hosts one wedding per day and offers use of the entire property. 

The Grand Lawn features stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and is an incredible ceremony spot at sunset. There are several venue options for the reception, including the opulent Dining Room and the Spanish-style Courtyard. 

The grounds are beautifully landscaped with exotic plantings that fit seamlessly into the Southern California scenery.

Typical Cost: from $19,500

Capacity: up to 275 guests on the Grand Lawn 

Find Bel-Air Bay Club at Bel-Air Bay Club or check out Facebook or Instagram

The 1909

Escape the busy city streets and hold your wedding in the serenity of the Santa Monica Mountains, at the 1909. Although it is just a short drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, you will feel miles away from the traffic and busyness of LA or Beverly Hills. 

This rustic venue features sweeping views of the rolling hills and is home to one of the best outdoor wedding ceremony locations in the area. The Amphitheater is shaded by heritage oak trees and provides a deck surrounded by tiered seating. There really is nothing like it in LA.

The elegant Ballroom serves as a great plan B location for your ceremony or reception. Natural light fills the room and 9 French doors bring in a cool breeze and the sounds of nature. 

Typical Cost: from $3,500

Capacity: up to 250 guests

Find the 1909 at the 1909 or check out Instagram

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Known for its summer movie nights by the pool and trendy events, Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is also a bold wedding venue for the avant-garde couple. 

The venue feels like it could be in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo +Juliet with private bars, retro architecture, and gorgeous views of the city. However, the standout feature is the Gothic-style theater, which can seat 1,600 people and has 3 stories, an open balcony, and vaulted ceilings covered in mirrors. 

It takes big personalities to get married here, but we think you can do it. 

Typical Cost: from $4,000 depending on the space

Capacity: 1,647 seated guests in the theater, 140 guests in the lobby, and 800 guests for a cocktail reception.

Find Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles or check out Facebook or Instagram

Carondelet House

This Italian-inspired house is a one-of-a-kind venue with a carefully curated atmosphere that makes you feel like you are walking into an Anthropologie showroom. 

Think lush couches upholstered in blush velvet, vintage furniture, mismatched chairs, rows of leatherbound books, and exposed brick walls. The entrance to the North & South Studio features a hand-painted fresco on the ceiling that will transport you to the villas of Tuscany. 

With over 7,600 square feet of event space, outdoor space in the courtyards, a bridal suite, and beautifully furnished parlors, Carondelet House will make your artful wedding dreams come true. 

Typical Cost: from $7,000 for 10-hour rentals Monday to Thursday

Capacity: up to 150 guests for a seated reception or 220 standing guests

Find Carondelet House at Carondelet House or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Rancho Las Lomas

Even though this venue is about an hour from Downtown Los Angeles, in Orange County, it is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Southern California so we had to include it.

Featuring the Spanish-style architecture found throughout California, Rancho Las Lomas has appeared in numerous wedding magazines and is known for hosting truly opulent weddings. 

With palm trees, extending branches, hand-painted tiles, and twinkling string lights, El Teatro can be transformed into the outdoor reception or ceremony space of your dreams. Big, colorful flowers are a must!

La Terraza is a dream wedding location, surrounded by oaks and cacti. While the Grand Salon opens up to a dramatic fountain and romantic courtyard.

Typical Cost: from $165 per person

Capacity: up to 224 guests in the Grand Salon and 375 guests in El Teatro

Find Rancho Las Lomas at Rancho Las Lomas or check out Facebook or Instagram.

South Park Center

If you’re looking for panoramic views of the LA cityscape in a blank canvas setting, you will fall in love with South Park Center. The aesthetic is decidedly industrial-minimalist with a good serving of urban cool. 

The Penthouse has massive windows and is located on the 30th floor so your views will be unobstructed by other buildings. Your guests can also enjoy the SkyDeck, which is a great place for a cocktail reception or a rehearsal dinner. 

And, if you didn’t think South Park Center could get any cooler, we’re here to inform you there is also an FAA rooftop helipad on the property. Whether you choose to arrive by chopper or simply take incredible wedding photos, this feature is sure to impress.

Typical Cost: from $9,500 to $13,500 for all-inclusive rentals

Capacity: up to 300 guests

Find South Park Center at South Park Center or check out Facebook or Instagram.

SmogShoppe

SmogShoppe is the top choice for eco-friendly special events in Los Angeles. Originally a Culver City smog-check center, this trendy, urban space is now a 100-percent solar-powered event venue with lush vertical gardens, succulents, and abundant indoor greenery.

This industrial space offers a grand hall with a performance stage, a garden courtyard, a bridal suite, and a service prep area. Featuring a collection of stunning vintage furniture, the entire space has character and requires few decorations. 

SmogShoppe is located in the Culver City Arts District and can be easily reached from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, or Downtown LA. 

Typical Cost: Contact the venue for prices.

Capacity: up to 150 seated guests or 250 standing guests 

Find SmogShoppe at SmogShoppe or check out Facebook.

Sherwood Country Club

Located in the Thousand Oaks area, Sherwood Country Club’s rolling hills dotted with oak and cottonwood trees are the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding day. The Gregorian-style clubhouse is the height of elegance and features a variety of classy indoor and outdoor venue options.

From inside the recently remodeled Grand Ballroom, you can take in views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the surrounding greens. A patio runs up the side of the Grand Ballroom, which adds a bit of nature to your indoor reception. 

Former clients love how easy it is to work with the event coordination team and praise the venue’s professionalism. 

Typical Cost: from $4,500 for the rental plus a food and beverage minimum

Capacity: up to 250 guests in the Grand Ballroom

Find Sherwood Country Club at Sherwood Country Club or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Lombardi House

Nestled in the heart of Hollywood, Lombardi House is a vintage farmhouse with a long, colorful history. Originally constructed in 1904, this Victorian-style estate hosted glitzy parties for the Old Hollywood elite and was even the home of a senator.

Today it is a standout event space perfect for wedding weekends, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and more. The renovated barn can be turned into a reception space and features impressive 35-foot arched ceilings. There are a total of 4 guest apartments that can house your immediate wedding party or can be used as prep areas.

Lombardi House is an excellent choice for a casual wedding in a bustling neighborhood.

Typical Cost: from $5,200

Capacity: up to 250 guests on the estate grounds.

Find Lombardi House at Lombardi House or check out Facebook or Instagram

Millwick 

Another quirky, experimental design space from Marvimon Productions, Millwick is just as overflowingly green as its sister venue, SmogShoppe.

Once a cold-storage warehouse, Millwick lives again as a “super-loft”, the perfect indoor space for contemporary weddings with an industrial edge. The space includes the Grand Hall with a performance stage, a changing room, 9 huge skylights, and glass overhead doors. 

The outdoor Courtyard Garden is the definition of an urban oasis from the walls of vertical gardens to the trees and drought-resistant landscaping. This outdoor event space is perfect for a cocktail hour beneath the stars or an afternoon ceremony. 

The entire vibe is jungle-meets-city with a good dose of lush botanical elements. 

Typical Cost: from $8,000

Capacity: up to 175 guests

Find Millwick at Millwick or check out Facebook.

The Majestic Downtown 

With its dramatic architecture, stunning interior, and over 30,000 square feet of usable event space, it is no wonder the Majestic Downtown stands apart from every other wedding venue in Los Angeles.

Originally constructed in 1924, this historic building is straight out of the Beaux Arts movement. It boasts massive crystal chandeliers, curved marble columns, arched windows, and hand-painted ceilings. 

This is certainly not a rustic wedding setting; however, it is one of the most elegant wedding venues in Southern California. You come to the Majestic Downtown to host a showstopping, black-tie wedding with every detail perfectly planned and impeccable food.

Typical Cost: $13,000 for rental of the Grand Hall

Capacity: up to 750 seated guests and 1,500 standing guests in the Great Hall

Find the Majestic Downtown or check out Facebook or Instagram

Calamigos Ranch 

Tucked away in Malibu Wine Country, Calamigos Ranch is a rural wedding venue that looks like it belongs in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

You can choose from two types of spaces: wooded outdoor venues or elegant indoor areas. The Birchwood Room is a meadow ceremony site shaded by a 100-year-old weeping willow and old-growth oak trees. A waterfall adds natural music and the sunsets are breathtaking. 

After the ceremony, your guests can enjoy a reception in the Ranch House or a cocktail hour on the back patio with views of the woods. 

Whether you have an intimate wedding or a grand affair, Calamigos Ranch will guarantee that your wedding day is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime event. 

Typical Cost: wedding packages start from $160 per person

Capacity: up to 400 guests

Find Calamigos Ranch at Calamigos Ranch or check out Facebook or Instagram

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

This oceanfront resort provides an unparalleled destination wedding experience for you and your guests. Situated along famed Huntington Beach with views of the ocean and distant Catalina Island, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach boasts a variety of top-notch venues. 

Our favorite outdoor wedding venues are the California Courtyard and the Lighthouse Courtyard. The former includes a dramatic reflecting pool, manicured lawns, and, of course, stunning coastal views. 

The event coordinators and wedding specialists will go above and beyond to ensure your dream wedding is everything you imagined. 

Typical Cost: from $4,000 for rental of the California Courtyard

Capacity: up to 1,200 guests in the Grand Ballroom

Find Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa or check out Facebook or Instagram

The Little White Church

There are so many amazing wedding venues to choose from in Pasadena, but few offer the quaint charm of the Little White Church.

Originally built in 1906, this historic venue features an all-white exterior with stained glass windows and a striking red door. The interior is simple and offers only what you need, including vintage pews, hardwood floors, 25-foot arched ceilings, and lots of natural light.

You can make the most of this cute venue by having your ceremony and taking pictures here. Your wedding photographer will love the photo ops! And, then having your reception in another place. 

Typical Cost: from $600

Capacity: up to 150 guests

Find the Little White Church at the Little White Church or check out Facebook or Instagram

Annenberg Community Beach House 

There are many incredible places to get married at Santa Monica Beach, but Annenberg Community Beach House is the perfect choice if you are looking for affordable. It’s cheaper than many other venues, offers incredible ocean views, and is designed to be open to all. 

The Beach House is usually the favorite wedding venue because it’s right next to the sand and has a laid-back, California cozy vibe. You can have your ceremony on the beach and then return to the Beach House for your reception.

It’s important to note that the city of Santa Monica does not issue permits for ceremonies on the beach so it is first come first serve. 

The Splash Pad and the View Deck are also popular choices for wedding venues.

Typical Cost: from $900

Capacity: up to 120 guests at the Beach House

Find the Annenberg Community Beach House at the Annenberg Community Beach House or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Maravilla Gardens

If you are looking for a garden wedding venue, Maravilla Gardens will check all of your boxes. Located in Ventura County, this ranch-style venue is perfect for a laidback wedding day without the fuss of a trendy, LA production.

The entire property is landscaped with love in mind, featuring winding pathways, specialty blooms, plenty of shade, and even a breeze winding between the mountains. 

Maravilla Gardens works exclusively with Command Performance Catering and offers 5 different price points to match your budget. 

Typical Cost: a 75-person wedding package starts at $16,000, including catering, rentals, and the site fee

Capacity: up to 275 guests

Find Maravilla Gardens at Maravilla Gardens or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Wayfarers Chapel

Combining the beauty of nature and sacred spaces, Wayfarers Chapel is one of the most beautiful and least pretentious wedding venues in the Los Angeles Area. Nestled in a grove of redwoods, it is known as “the Glass Church” and you can find it next to the sea in Rancho Palos Verdes.

The chapel’s walls are made of glass with pine beams, allowing you to feel completely enveloped by nature. It almost looks like a crystal gem hidden among the trees. 

The venue only allows flowers and candle decoration; however, you really do not need any other embellishments. 

Typical Cost: from $5,400

Capacity: up to 100 guests

Find Wayfarers Chapel at Wayfarers Chapel or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Hartley Botanica 

Located on 3 stunning acres of property in Ventura County, Hartley Botanica is a garden paradise perfect for hosting romantic weddings. Originally created for their own daughter’s wedding, the hosts have opened their piece of Eden to other couples.

You can choose from 2 distinct gardens. The first is the Lotus Tea Gardens, which include many Asian-inspired elements, such as a tea room and a moon door. There is also a walk-through waterfall and tunnels of bamboo trees. 

The Paliuli Garden is the venue’s second green space. It includes 19 archways covered in vines, 5 waterfalls, and 3 aviaries. This garden is the largest and includes 2.5 acres of space.

Typical Cost: from $6,800 for rental of the Paliuli Garden and $3,500 for the rental of the Lotus Tea Garden

Capacity: up to 375 guests in the Paliuli Garden and 100 guests in the Lotus Tea Garden

Find Hartley Botanica at Hartley Botanica or check out Facebook or Instagram

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