North of Malibu in the mountains of Topanga is the Inn of the Seventh Ray, a great restaurant and a great LA wedding venue. Shortly past the turnoff for the Getty Villa on Pacific Coast Highway, turn to follow the sinuous Topanga Canyon Boulevard as it weaves through the mountains, leaving behind the affluent suburbs of Malibu and melting into wilderness. Then, after a few miles, homes and stores will begin to appear among the trees. Among them is the Inn of the Seventh Ray.
The Inn grows out of the forest – it’s cloaked from the main road by a veil of trees and lush vegetation surrounds the dining area. Sparse chaparral canopies of leaves hover above the tables, providing an abundance of shade from the often unrelenting LA sun. Much of the patio floo is covered with simple brick and rock, giving it a rustic and romantic feel.