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First comes the perfect proposal, then comes the extreme Pinning, then comes the cold, hard realization that planning the Big Day ain't cheap. Fortunately for cash-strapped couples, getting fashionably hitched in LA doesn't mean saying "I do" to an empty checking account.

Whether your definition of a budget wedding is a stunning outdoor soiree for $5,000 tops (it can be done!) or a sustainable succulents garden party for under $10K, we've rounded up 15 of LA's best wedding venues that won't break your bridal bank.

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1. Angels Gate Park

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3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 548-7705
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Home to the Korean Bell of Friendship and Fort MacArthur Museum, this city-managed space is available for ceremonies only (up to two hours) and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and a massive manicured lawn. Capacity: 150 guests max. Pricing: $566 including $100 refundable cleaning deposit.
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2. California Yacht Club

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4469 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-4567
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A prime location for a waterside wedding. Highlights include a spacious fireside room for indoor dining and a panoramic view of the harbor for outdoor photo ops. Capacity: 170 to 400. Pricing: $1,250 and up plus $42-$65 per person for catering.
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3. Daily Dose

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1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(844) 932-4593
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In addition to being a popular sample sale spot, the DTLA Arts District eatery's bricked dining area looks especially stunning at night when it's illuminated by the globe string lights above. Capacity: 150 guests max. Pricing: $2,460 to 2,960 plus $20-$50 per person for catering, $4,960 to $5,960 when outside catering is hired.
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4. Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock

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2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 226-1617
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Housed in the historic 1914 Carnegie Library building, the airy space offers classic Mission Revival interiors and plenty of dance floor space. Brides and grooms rave that minimal decor is needed, thanks to the venue's gorgeous architectural detailing. Capacity: 125 seated guests. Total Price: $3,500 for 8 hours including $500 refundable security deposit, $150 per add'l hour; equipment rentals available.
Photo: William Kim

5. Inn of the Seventh Ray

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128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-1311
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An escape located in Topanga Canyon, this eatery/special events space offers both nature-loving eye candy and an evolving California cuisine dining experience. Capacity: 150 max. Pricing: $1,450 and up for 100 guests, ceremony only.
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6. James Irvine Japanese Garden at the JACC

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244 S. Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-2725
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Located at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, this Downtown gem is known as the wedding industry's best kept secret for intimate and unique ceremonies. The garden features enchanting greenery and a waterfall, while the adjoining garden room is fit for seated dinners. Capacity: 100 guests. Pricing: $2,400 for ceremony only, $2,700 for reception only, $3,100 for ceremony and reception.
Photo: JACCC

7. LA River Center & Gardens

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570 West Avenue 26
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Don't let this venue's not-so-romantic surroundings fool you. Tucked away where the 5 and the 110 freeways meet, the LA River Center's mission-style grounds and vibrant gardens make it a dreamy backdrop for any outdoor wedding. Capacity: 450 seated max. Starting prices: $4,500 to $5,500 for up to 150 guests.

8. Lobo Castle

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31400 Lobo Canyon Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(801) 450-4432
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It's a freakin' castle—need we say more? Located east of Calabasas, this medieval-inspired haven was transformed by owner Denise Antico-Donlo in 2008. Capacity: 200 max. Starting price: $5,000 from 10am to 10pm.
Photo: Lobo Castle

9. Madeline Garden and Bistro

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1030 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-5599
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This French Quarter-inspired resto houses an array of brilliantly-hued spaces for weddings of all sizes, from the Versailles-esque tea room for intimate parties to the decadent New Orleans-style Grand Room to the al fresco bricked courtyard. Capacity: 200 guests max. Starting price: $750 for the 20-guest Patio, $1,500 for the High Tea Room, $2,500 for the Courtyard, and $3,500 for the Grand Room.

10. Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center

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23600 Roscoe Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91304
(818) 346-7449
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Once the permanent vacation home petroleum geologist William W. Orcutt, this now-city-owned '20s-built property boasts an array of picturesque areas, from the lush rose garden and gazebo, bamboo-lined walkways, and the Southwest-inspired architecture, to name a few. Capacity: 175 people. Starting prices: $948 for the first 3 hours Monday through Thursday, $2114 for the first 6 hours Friday through Sunday, $2212 holidays.

11. The Oviatt Penthouse

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617 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(617) 860-6513
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This 7,000-square-foot penthouse is a historical landmark in the heart of DTLA. From the rooftop overlooking the city's skyscrapers to a projector that plays classic movies, it's the little things that make this place unique. Capacity: 120 max. Starting prices: $1,000 for 4 hours Monday through Thursday, $3,800 for 7 hours Friday and Sunday, $5,800 for 7 hours Saturday.
Photo: Oviatt

12. Clark Estate

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10211 Pioneer Blvd
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Available from April to October, this unique Mediterranean-meets-Mission Revival landmark gem was designed by influential architect Irving Gill, who created cubist-inspired estate with "a central courtyard edged with Tuscan-style columns and graceful arches." Capacity: 30 guests max for indoor events, 200 for outdoor. Pricing: $2660 to $2720 including $500 refundable deposit.

13. Heritage Square Museum

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3800 Homer St
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 225-2700
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Historic architecture aficionados will find their dream venue at Heritage Square Museum, a stunning recreation of California's baby days. Couples with a small guest list can get hitched in the opulent Perry House ("an example of classic Greek Revival Italianate"), while lovebirds with larger parties can enjoy their nuptials on the greenery surrounded by the site's perfectly preserved buildings. Capacity: 350 max outdoors, 35 indoors. Pricing: $1500 (50 guests or fewer) to $6500 (301 to 350 guests) plus security deposit of $500 to $2000 for outdoor weddings; $2500 plus $1000 security deposit for indoors.

14. Smog Shoppe

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2651 S LA Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 837-3610
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For couples equally committed to lowering their carbon footprint, this charming succulents-filled event space (a former smog check station) is LA's most greenest venue. The 6,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor site is 100% solar-powered and features vintage furnishings and vertical gardens. Capacity: 175 seated guests. Pricing: $5340 (75 guests Mondays through Thursdays) to $10200 (175 guests on Saturdays) plus security deposit ($2000 to $3000).
Photo: Maya Meyers/Smogshoppe

15. The Unique Space

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1275 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 486-9821
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Already a cool event space for vintage shopping parties, fake proms, and unconventional wedding expos, team Unique's DTLA digs make quite the cool nuptials party, too.

1. Angels Gate Park

3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Photo: VW Min
Home to the Korean Bell of Friendship and Fort MacArthur Museum, this city-managed space is available for ceremonies only (up to two hours) and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and a massive manicured lawn. Capacity: 150 guests max. Pricing: $566 including $100 refundable cleaning deposit.
3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

2. California Yacht Club

4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Photo: CYC
A prime location for a waterside wedding. Highlights include a spacious fireside room for indoor dining and a panoramic view of the harbor for outdoor photo ops. Capacity: 170 to 400. Pricing: $1,250 and up plus $42-$65 per person for catering.
4469 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

3. Daily Dose

1820 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Photo: Daily Dose
In addition to being a popular sample sale spot, the DTLA Arts District eatery's bricked dining area looks especially stunning at night when it's illuminated by the globe string lights above. Capacity: 150 guests max. Pricing: $2,460 to 2,960 plus $20-$50 per person for catering, $4,960 to $5,960 when outside catering is hired.
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

4. Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock

2225 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Photo: William Kim
Housed in the historic 1914 Carnegie Library building, the airy space offers classic Mission Revival interiors and plenty of dance floor space. Brides and grooms rave that minimal decor is needed, thanks to the venue's gorgeous architectural detailing. Capacity: 125 seated guests. Total Price: $3,500 for 8 hours including $500 refundable security deposit, $150 per add'l hour; equipment rentals available.
2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

5. Inn of the Seventh Ray

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga, CA 90290
Photo: Pinterest
An escape located in Topanga Canyon, this eatery/special events space offers both nature-loving eye candy and an evolving California cuisine dining experience. Capacity: 150 max. Pricing: $1,450 and up for 100 guests, ceremony only.
128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
Topanga, CA 90290

6. James Irvine Japanese Garden at the JACC

244 S. Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Photo: JACCC
Located at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, this Downtown gem is known as the wedding industry's best kept secret for intimate and unique ceremonies. The garden features enchanting greenery and a waterfall, while the adjoining garden room is fit for seated dinners. Capacity: 100 guests. Pricing: $2,400 for ceremony only, $2,700 for reception only, $3,100 for ceremony and reception.
244 S. Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

7. LA River Center & Gardens

570 West Avenue 26, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Don't let this venue's not-so-romantic surroundings fool you. Tucked away where the 5 and the 110 freeways meet, the LA River Center's mission-style grounds and vibrant gardens make it a dreamy backdrop for any outdoor wedding. Capacity: 450 seated max. Starting prices: $4,500 to $5,500 for up to 150 guests.
570 West Avenue 26
Los Angeles, CA 90065

8. Lobo Castle

31400 Lobo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Photo: Lobo Castle
It's a freakin' castle—need we say more? Located east of Calabasas, this medieval-inspired haven was transformed by owner Denise Antico-Donlo in 2008. Capacity: 200 max. Starting price: $5,000 from 10am to 10pm.
31400 Lobo Canyon Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

9. Madeline Garden and Bistro

1030 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106
This French Quarter-inspired resto houses an array of brilliantly-hued spaces for weddings of all sizes, from the Versailles-esque tea room for intimate parties to the decadent New Orleans-style Grand Room to the al fresco bricked courtyard. Capacity: 200 guests max. Starting price: $750 for the 20-guest Patio, $1,500 for the High Tea Room, $2,500 for the Courtyard, and $3,500 for the Grand Room.
1030 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91106

10. Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center

23600 Roscoe Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91304
Once the permanent vacation home petroleum geologist William W. Orcutt, this now-city-owned '20s-built property boasts an array of picturesque areas, from the lush rose garden and gazebo, bamboo-lined walkways, and the Southwest-inspired architecture, to name a few. Capacity: 175 people. Starting prices: $948 for the first 3 hours Monday through Thursday, $2114 for the first 6 hours Friday through Sunday, $2212 holidays.
23600 Roscoe Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91304

11. The Oviatt Penthouse

617 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Photo: Oviatt
This 7,000-square-foot penthouse is a historical landmark in the heart of DTLA. From the rooftop overlooking the city's skyscrapers to a projector that plays classic movies, it's the little things that make this place unique. Capacity: 120 max. Starting prices: $1,000 for 4 hours Monday through Thursday, $3,800 for 7 hours Friday and Sunday, $5,800 for 7 hours Saturday.
617 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

12. Clark Estate

10211 Pioneer Blvd, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Available from April to October, this unique Mediterranean-meets-Mission Revival landmark gem was designed by influential architect Irving Gill, who created cubist-inspired estate with "a central courtyard edged with Tuscan-style columns and graceful arches." Capacity: 30 guests max for indoor events, 200 for outdoor. Pricing: $2660 to $2720 including $500 refundable deposit.
10211 Pioneer Blvd
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

13. Heritage Square Museum

3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Historic architecture aficionados will find their dream venue at Heritage Square Museum, a stunning recreation of California's baby days. Couples with a small guest list can get hitched in the opulent Perry House ("an example of classic Greek Revival Italianate"), while lovebirds with larger parties can enjoy their nuptials on the greenery surrounded by the site's perfectly preserved buildings. Capacity: 350 max outdoors, 35 indoors. Pricing: $1500 (50 guests or fewer) to $6500 (301 to 350 guests) plus security deposit of $500 to $2000 for outdoor weddings; $2500 plus $1000 security deposit for indoors.
3800 Homer St
Los Angeles, CA 90031

14. Smog Shoppe

2651 S LA Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Photo: Maya Meyers/Smogshoppe
For couples equally committed to lowering their carbon footprint, this charming succulents-filled event space (a former smog check station) is LA's most greenest venue. The 6,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor site is 100% solar-powered and features vintage furnishings and vertical gardens. Capacity: 175 seated guests. Pricing: $5340 (75 guests Mondays through Thursdays) to $10200 (175 guests on Saturdays) plus security deposit ($2000 to $3000).
2651 S LA Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

15. The Unique Space

1275 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Already a cool event space for vintage shopping parties, fake proms, and unconventional wedding expos, team Unique's DTLA digs make quite the cool nuptials party, too.
1275 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021