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18 Visually Spectacular Los Angeles Wedding Venues

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As with all of life's most important moments, it's not official until it's captured on Instagram. Same goes for weddings; today's engaged Millenials now add "create official wedding hashtag" to their lengthy nuptials to-do list to ensure that all invited guests help them curate the social media feed of their dreams. Next on their list? Finding the venue.

Besides the bride and groom (or bride and bride, or groom and groom), the venue is the real star of the show, providing a space to celebrate an incredible, life-changing day that will be the subject of happy tears for years to come.

If you're looking for a picture-perfect place to exchange those highly-anticipated vows, look no further than these 18 stunning spaces found all across LA — from a secret Japanese garden to a 130-year-old cathedral.

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Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

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If you have a true #lustforleaves, this nature-filled, two-acre Pasadena garden is a fantastic option. Capacity: 200. Starting price: approx. $1,500 for ceremony only, $3,000 for reception only, $3,500 for ceremony and reception.

Casa Del Mar Hotel

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An ideal beach hotel teeming with history, Casa Del Mar is steps away from the Pacific Ocean. Interior highlights include ballrooms with two-story-high ceilings, a show-stopping staircase and overall elegant decor. Capacity: up to 400 in the Colonnade Ballroom. Starting price: $15,000.

James Irvine Japanese Garden at the JACC

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Located at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, this Downtown gem is known as the wedding industry's bes- 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. Starting price: $2,400 for ceremony only, $2,700 for reception only, $3,100 for ceremony and reception.
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Greystone Mansion & Park

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A favorite of Cali brides everywhere, Greystone Mansion (not to be confused with La Cienega nightclub Greystone Manor), features 18.3 acres of picturesque charm. Besides strolling the garden, guests can explore the 46,000-square-foot mansion's first floor, which is an experience in itself. Capacity: 300 (indoor seated) to 400 (outdoor theatre-style). Starting price for 200 guests: $3,600 (ceremony only), $7,000 (reception only).

Sowden House

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For those with deep pockets looking for an intimate affair with an artsy vibe, check out this Los Feliz oasis. Built in 1926 by Frank Lloyd Wright's son Lloyd Wright for photographer John Sowden, the neo-Mayan mansion offers 6,000 square feet of unique decor. Highlights of the indoor/outdoor space includes an interior courtyard, a koi pond, a succulent garden, flowering vines and a curation of contemporary art. Capacity: 60 (sit-down) to 150 (standing). Starting price: approx. $5,000.

Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

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Located over the Los Angeles River, this hidden gem features greenery, botany, and privacy. The money shot is the courtyard's three-tiered fountain nestled in the center of a reflecting pool. Main Courtyard capacity: 350 (sit-down) to 500 (standing) to 400 (reception). Starting price: approx. $5,000.
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Ebell of Los Angeles

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This architectural masterpiece is home to a women's educational and philanthropic organization founded in 1894. In addition to hosting Women's Club activities, it's fancy two ballrooms, art salon and gorgeous courtyard garden draw wedding bookings year-round. First floor capacity: 520 (sit-down) to 1,300 (standing). Starting price (Sun-Fri): $5,000.
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Carondelet House

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This Italian-inspired, urban villa is known for its natural light, unique architectural details and charming courtyards. Capacity: 150 (sit-down) to 400 (standing). Starting price. approx. $6,000 (with in-house catering) for 10 hours.

Inn of the Seventh Ray

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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: 250 max. Pricing: packages start at $60 per person.

Taglyan Cultural Complex

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If pretty colors, opulent decor and first-rate audiovisual technology pique your interest, this is your place. In addition to a 5,000-square-foot ballroom, this spot includes a foyer with amply lighting and a photo-ready botanical garden. Capacity: 400 to 1,000 guests. Pricing: packages start at $115/person.

Calamigos Ranch

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Nestled in the heart of Malibu Wine Country, Calamigos Ranch has four unique locations that are ideal for those looking for a more private experience. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul had his wedding at the ranch's Cottage Pavillion, which features an awesome ferris wheel. Capacity: 75 to 500 guests. Pricing: packages start at $120 per person.

Vibiana Cathedral

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This 35,000-square-foot cathedral is 130 years old, and the epitome of visually-awesome. Equipped with a Baroque-inspired interior, this space also features a very-lush outdoor garden. Capacity: 400-550 (inside) to 550-789 (outside). Starting price: $6,000–$10,000.
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Union Station

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If you're looking to get hitched in a quintessential LA landmark, this is your place. Built in 1939, the DTLA train station's Spanish Revival architecture and 50-foot cathedral ceilings will keep your guests marveling. Main Concourse capacity: 500 (sit-down) to 2,000 (standing). Starting price: approx. $7,500. Booking details for Harvey Room and South Patio can be found here.

Natural History Museum

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How cool would it be to say you had your wedding at the Natural History Museum? In addition to the well-booked Grand Foyer, spaces for rent include the African Mammal Hall, the North American Mammal Hall and the historic Rotunda. Capacity: 100 max. Starting price: $8,500 for one space from 6 to 11pm.

Jonathan Club

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This private social club in the heart of DTLA features a European renaissance décor that's ideal for fans of flash. At night, the rooftop and terrace offer a dreamy view of the city's skyline. This members-only location is super tight-lipped about pricing, so call 213-624-0881 for details.
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Millwick

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Marvimon has now moved to Millwick. Featuring a 4,500-square-foot interior and 3,000-square-foot garden courtyard, the DTLA Arts District super-loft covers a grand total of 7,000 square feet, ready to host LA's best private events, outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, exhibitions and productions. Capacity: 175 for garden ceremonies and reception. Millwick is an excellent wedding site for up to 175 people for garden ceremonies and reception. Pricing: $6,500 to $9,500.
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Oak Canyon Ranch

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This venue says it best: "Our scenic and secluded site is truly a treasure." In addition to offering spectacular views filled with oak trees and mountains, this 48-acre space tucked award in the Santa Monica Mountains also features event rooms and a large reception hall. Capacity: 120 seated indoors and 400 seated outdoors. Pricing: $5,000 to $10,000.

SmogShoppe

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Once a 1980s smog-check center, SmogShoppe is now a 100% solar-powered 6,500-square-foot indoor and outdoor space. The airy space and plant life make it a sight to be seen, and there's even a catering kitchen build-out available upon request. Capacity: 175 person garden ceremonies, 175 person formal sit down dinners, 250 person cocktail parties, and 100 person film screenings. Pricing: $6,500 to $9,500.
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Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

If you have a true #lustforleaves, this nature-filled, two-acre Pasadena garden is a fantastic option. Capacity: 200. Starting price: approx. $1,500 for ceremony only, $3,000 for reception only, $3,500 for ceremony and reception.

Casa Del Mar Hotel

An ideal beach hotel teeming with history, Casa Del Mar is steps away from the Pacific Ocean. Interior highlights include ballrooms with two-story-high ceilings, a show-stopping staircase and overall elegant decor. Capacity: up to 400 in the Colonnade Ballroom. Starting price: $15,000.

James Irvine Japanese Garden at the JACC

Photo: JACC
Located at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, this Downtown gem is known as the wedding industry's bes- 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. Starting price: $2,400 for ceremony only, $2,700 for reception only, $3,100 for ceremony and reception.
Photo: JACC

Greystone Mansion & Park

A favorite of Cali brides everywhere, Greystone Mansion (not to be confused with La Cienega nightclub Greystone Manor), features 18.3 acres of picturesque charm. Besides strolling the garden, guests can explore the 46,000-square-foot mansion's first floor, which is an experience in itself. Capacity: 300 (indoor seated) to 400 (outdoor theatre-style). Starting price for 200 guests: $3,600 (ceremony only), $7,000 (reception only).

Sowden House

For those with deep pockets looking for an intimate affair with an artsy vibe, check out this Los Feliz oasis. Built in 1926 by Frank Lloyd Wright's son Lloyd Wright for photographer John Sowden, the neo-Mayan mansion offers 6,000 square feet of unique decor. Highlights of the indoor/outdoor space includes an interior courtyard, a koi pond, a succulent garden, flowering vines and a curation of contemporary art. Capacity: 60 (sit-down) to 150 (standing). Starting price: approx. $5,000.

Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

Photo: Nozza Studio
Located over the Los Angeles River, this hidden gem features greenery, botany, and privacy. The money shot is the courtyard's three-tiered fountain nestled in the center of a reflecting pool. Main Courtyard capacity: 350 (sit-down) to 500 (standing) to 400 (reception). Starting price: approx. $5,000.
Photo: Nozza Studio

Ebell of Los Angeles

Photo: Wedding Wire
This architectural masterpiece is home to a women's educational and philanthropic organization founded in 1894. In addition to hosting Women's Club activities, it's fancy two ballrooms, art salon and gorgeous courtyard garden draw wedding bookings year-round. First floor capacity: 520 (sit-down) to 1,300 (standing). Starting price (Sun-Fri): $5,000.
Photo: Wedding Wire

Carondelet House

This Italian-inspired, urban villa is known for its natural light, unique architectural details and charming courtyards. Capacity: 150 (sit-down) to 400 (standing). Starting price. approx. $6,000 (with in-house catering) for 10 hours.

Inn of the Seventh Ray

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: 250 max. Pricing: packages start at $60 per person.

Taglyan Cultural Complex

If pretty colors, opulent decor and first-rate audiovisual technology pique your interest, this is your place. In addition to a 5,000-square-foot ballroom, this spot includes a foyer with amply lighting and a photo-ready botanical garden. Capacity: 400 to 1,000 guests. Pricing: packages start at $115/person.

Calamigos Ranch

Nestled in the heart of Malibu Wine Country, Calamigos Ranch has four unique locations that are ideal for those looking for a more private experience. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul had his wedding at the ranch's Cottage Pavillion, which features an awesome ferris wheel. Capacity: 75 to 500 guests. Pricing: packages start at $120 per person.

Vibiana Cathedral

Photo: Vibiana
This 35,000-square-foot cathedral is 130 years old, and the epitome of visually-awesome. Equipped with a Baroque-inspired interior, this space also features a very-lush outdoor garden. Capacity: 400-550 (inside) to 550-789 (outside). Starting price: $6,000–$10,000.
Photo: Vibiana

Union Station

If you're looking to get hitched in a quintessential LA landmark, this is your place. Built in 1939, the DTLA train station's Spanish Revival architecture and 50-foot cathedral ceilings will keep your guests marveling. Main Concourse capacity: 500 (sit-down) to 2,000 (standing). Starting price: approx. $7,500. Booking details for Harvey Room and South Patio can be found here.

Natural History Museum