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16 Visually Awesome Wedding Venues in LA

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Besides searching for the dress, another pre-wedding stress is tracking down the perfect venue. Given that our city is brimming with nuptial-worthy eye candy, narrowing down options can be crazy-overwhelming, which is why we've done the legwork for you.

From vibrant lighting at Vibiana (pictured) to sprawling gardens at Greystone Mansion to secluded ferris wheels at Calamigos Ranch to prehistoric backdrops at the Natural History Museum, take a peek at some of LA's most picturesque settings—with capacity and pricing info—below.


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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.

Smogshoppe

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This 6,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor haven is 100% solar-powered and filled with desert plants, vertical gardens and vintage furnishings. Capacity: 175 (sit- down) to 250 (standing). Starting price: approx. $6,000.

Marvimon House

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Fit for an indie wedding, this 7,000-square-foot space is a sister venue to SmogShoppe and is known for its green courtyard. Originally built by an Italian race car driver in 1924, this is one of LA’s first automobile showrooms. Capacity: 175 (sit-down) to 250 (standing). Starting price: approx. $7,000.

Vibiana Cathedral

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An LAFW favorite, this 35,000-square-foot cathedral is 130 years old. 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.

The Oviatt Penthouse

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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 price: approx. $3,300 for 10 hours.

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 just 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.

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.

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 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. Starting price: $2,400 for ceremony only, $2,700 for reception only, $3,100 for ceremony and reception.

Lobo Castle

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It's a 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.

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).

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 for details.

Natural History Museum

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How rad 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.

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: 300 max. Starting price: $2,000 plus $100 per person for catering.

California Yacht Club (CYC)

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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. Starting price: $1,250 plus $42-$65 per person for catering.

Shade Hotel

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This boutique hotel in Manhattan Beach is a wedding hot spot for its contemporary decor and intimate atmosphere. Capacity: 160 max. Starting price: $3,500 for a ceremony-only package.

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: 150 max. Starting price: $100 to $2,500 for 60 guests in the Creekside Patio.

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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.

Smogshoppe

This 6,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor haven is 100% solar-powered and filled with desert plants, vertical gardens and vintage furnishings. Capacity: 175 (sit- down) to 250 (standing). Starting price: approx. $6,000.

Marvimon House

Fit for an indie wedding, this 7,000-square-foot space is a sister venue to SmogShoppe and is known for its green courtyard. Originally built by an Italian race car driver in 1924, this is one of LA’s first automobile showrooms. Capacity: 175 (sit-down) to 250 (standing). Starting price: approx. $7,000.

Vibiana Cathedral

An LAFW favorite, this 35,000-square-foot cathedral is 130 years old. 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.

The Oviatt Penthouse

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 price: approx. $3,300 for 10 hours.

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 just 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.

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.

James Irvine Japanese Garden at the JACC

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. Starting price: $2,400 for ceremony only, $2,700 for reception only, $3,100 for ceremony and reception.

Lobo Castle

It's a 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.

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).

Jonathan Club

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 for details.

Natural History Museum

How rad 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.

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: 300 max. Starting price: $2,000 plus $100 per person for catering.

California Yacht Club (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. Starting price: $1,250 plus $42-$65 per person for catering.

Shade Hotel

This boutique hotel in Manhattan Beach is a wedding hot spot for its contemporary decor and intimate atmosphere. Capacity: 160 max. Starting price: $3,500 for a ceremony-only package.

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: 150 max. Starting price: $100 to $2,500 for 60 guests in the Creekside Patio.