Inn of the Seventh Ray | Great LA Wedding Venues

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.

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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.

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Santa Barbara Courthouse | Best Santa Barbara Wedding Minister

As a Santa Barbara wedding minister, I’ve been all around the county at the city’s most beautiful wedding venues. But my favorite still is the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Just off of Santa Barbara’s highly walkable State Street, with its Spanish-style architecture and its preponderance of unique little shops and restaurants, is the magnificently designed Courthouse. Someone once called it the most beautiful place in American where you can be sentenced to death. But while capital punishment is currently on a moratorium in California, you can experience the flipside of that coin by getting married there.

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Bel-Air Bay Club | Top Pacific Palisades Wedding Minister

As a Pacific Palisades wedding minister, I’ve worked with beautiful Bel-Air Bay Club plenty of times. Above the event center are the lush hills and stunning homes of Pacific Palisades, below are beaches that continue for miles in either direction. The Bel-Air Bay Club, situated on a bluff overlooking Pacific Coast Highway as it winds parallel to the coastline, offers views of it all at its prime location in Pacific Palisades.

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Built at the end of the Roaring Twenties, the Bel-Air Bay Club has a long history in Los Angeles’ social scene. With red-tiled roofs and a whitewashed exterior it’s reminiscent of the Spanish colonial style, one of the last remaining of its kind that were once so abundant in throughout LA.

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The Vineyards | Best Ventura Wedding Venues

In sun-soaked Simi Valley, just after coming out of the San Fernando Valley, sits the Vineyards, one of the best Ventura wedding venues. For over thirty years the Vineyards has been operating as one of Southern California’s best wedding venues, and hundreds of couples have had their Los Angeles marriage ceremonies there. You can be the next.

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Stroll through its beautifully landscaped grounds, green with well-maintained foliage and yellow with the soft light of the sun. Fountains and archways are plentiful along the path that leads to the wedding altar, where seating enough for dozens can be arranged.

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Diamond Bar Center | Best Los Angeles Wedding Venues

Although Diamond Bar isn’t usually thought of as a premier wedding destination, it has some of of the best Los Angeles wedding venues. The Diamond Bar Center is one of them.

In the San Gabriel Valley at the edge of the Chino Hills sits the Diamond Bar Center. Unless you’re looking for it, you probably won’t know it’s there. Driving up the hills through the sparse chaparral foliage (and at the right time of year a poppy bloom!) the wilderness opens out in front of you as you reach the Diamond Bar Center.

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Heisler Park | Beautiful Laguna Beach Wedding Venues

Along the stunning coast of Orange County in the seaside town of Laguna Beach sits Heisler Park. Heisler Park is a popular Laguna Beach wedding venue in one of the best areas in California – and the nation – to get married. Thousands flock to Laguna Beach every year to experience its beauty and unique flavor, and you can be married amongst it.

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Laguna Beach, with its quaint atmosphere, beautiful homes, and dazzling natural beauty, is a top destination for Orange County wedding ceremonies. While it has the same upscale spirit that much of Orange County is know for, it maintains the beach town vibe that often feels lost from other nearby cities.

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Saint and Second | The Best Long Beach Marriage Venues

If you’re looking for a Long Beach marriage venue with with superb cuisine and a great atmosphere, Saint and Second has got you covered. Saint and Second, a massive two-story American eatery on the 2nd Street row of restaurants at the intersection of St Joseph Avenue, is at the heart of Long Beach’s gourmet food scene.

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The first thing anyone wants to know about a restaurant is its food. With so much competition on 2nd Street and the rest of Long Beach, Saint and Second still manages to stand out. They draw inspiration from around the world to craft hip and unique dishes that won’t stay on your plate for long before they’ve found a permanent resting place in your stomach. I’ve been there multiple times and never been disappointed by what I was served.

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Easy Airport Weddings

Airport weddings are great for those who want to get married in Los Angeles for legal reasons. Los Angeles County is one of the few places in the United States the issues a confidential license, which is a plus for many couples. Unlike a public marriage license that you obtain by waiting in line at the County Clerk’s office, a Los Angeles confidential marriage license doesn’t require witnesses for your ceremony and doesn’t make your marriage records public once they are filed – only you and your fiancé can access them. In other words, the LA confidential marriage license is great for a private ceremony and those couples that don’t want heaps of junk mail crowding up their mailboxes.

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El Matador Beach | Great LA Beach Wedding

Malibu, with its “21 miles of scenic beauty,” is one of the top destinations for an LA Beach Wedding. As opposed to the sprawling urban feel of the rest of Los Angeles County, Malibu is wedged in between the beach and the mountains and is built almost entirely along Pacific Coast Highway. Along the thoroughfare you can find fine restaurants, beautiful homes, and, of course, beaches like El Matador.

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El Matador is one of Malibu’s and Southern California’s most beautiful beaches. A few miles past Point Dume – another popular wedding venue – El Matador begins where the city fades. Storefronts grow more sparse, mansions less frequently dot the hillsides, and the beaches spread out undisturbed. What houses there are are obscured by tall trees and so subtly fade into the beach atmosphere that you hardly notice their presence.

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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) | LAX Wedding

Hundreds of planes arrive at and depart from the Los Angeles International Airport – better known as LAX – every day. An LAX wedding is perfect for couples in town for only a day but who want to get married in LA. I have performed plenty of impromptu wedding ceremonies at LAX and other airports throughout Southern California.

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But if you’re in town for only a day or perhaps even just the layover between two flights, why would you want to get married at the airport? Well, besides being a unique wedding venue of its own, LAX is the gateway for out of state visitors to obtain a confidential marriage license. Los Angeles County is the only county in the United States that offers couples confidential marriage licenses.

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The Last Bookstore | LA Wedding Minister

Ballrooms and banquet halls are great for king-sized traditional weddings, but what if you want something smaller, more intimate, quirkier perhaps? The Last Bookstore is a perfectly unique LA wedding venue for a small improvised elopement or even a large wedding. A book-loving bride and groom will be enchanted by the Last Bookstore’s vibrant color, unique décor, and funky layout.

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The Last Bookstore is both massive and cozy. With two stories and rows upon rows of bookshelves stocked with everything from contemporary nonfiction to millennia-old epic poems to premodern classics to postmodern experimental narratives, nearly every conceivable niche of literature is covered. Walking through the store is a journey through unimaginably diverse ideas, stories, and histories.

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And yet despite the high ceilings and never-ending shelves, it has an almost rustic feeling. Instead of feeling like most mega-stores – a harshly lit Barnes and Noble – the dark wood shelving, cushioned seating, plentiful windows and deep ocean blue walls create a commodious atmosphere.

You can find a corner nook where you favorite author’s books rest on the shelf and be entirely undisturbed while you look over the back cover synopses or begin reading your next novel.

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Or take your wedding inside the store. There are innumerable niches within the Last Bookstore where you can hold an impromptu ceremony. Or for a larger wedding, contact the store in advance and they can organize the whole affair for you. Rent out the store for an evening and hold your ceremony and reception among the pages of the greats.

Contact the Last Bookstore today to the wedding of a bookworm’s dream. As an LA wedding minister who has perused their shelves many times, I can’t recommend it enough.

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Griffith Observatory | Hollywood Wedding

The Griffith Park Observatory is a Hollywood wedding venue that provides one of Los Angeles’ best views. Sitting along the face of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park to the north of Downtown Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills, the observatory’s sweeping views of the LA Basin extend from Santa Monica south to Long Beach, Huntington Beach, and beyond.

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Step away from the observatory and you’ll find numerous trails winding between the rugged chaparral landscape. The towering trees and hill shrubs take you miles away from the city into scenes reminiscent of much larger Angeles National Forest, making it hard to believe that you’re still in the center of California’s largest metropolis.

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Outside, the Observatory is a great starting point for hikes in the surrounding hills and forest. Paths that wrap around the building branch off into the rugged undeveloped chaparral landscape, leading up to the Hollywood sign (if strenuous hiking is your thing) or down through the park.

Inside, you can take in the Art Deco interior. Step in to the rotunda, look up at the ceiling, and let your jaw drop as if to eat up the divinely inspired fresco floating above you.

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Few places so perfectly combine great views, great architecture, great history, and great scenery as well as the Griffith Observatory, all while being within easy reach of the city. For anyone looking to have a Hollywood wedding, why not choose the Griffith Observatory?

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Plunge – Los Angeles Ordained Minister

As a Los Angeles ordained minister and a Long Beach native, I have been able to explore the city’s manifold restaurants like few others. From the shadiest of bars to elegant eateries and hole in the wall coffee shops, my weddings and personal exploration have taken me everywhere in the city. Few places eclipse their competition in jaw-dropping grandeur like Plunge.

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Located at 1900 Ocean Boulevard on a bluff overlooking the coastline, Plunge provides some of the best views in town and possibly the best at a restaurant. Those tables closest to the windows, unobstructed by anything else, present you with nearly 180 degree panoramas stretching from the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Long Beach’s southernmost tip and further.

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Its sleek décor and creative food match the brilliance of the view, if they don’t outdo it. Walking up the sun-flanked staircase and stepping into the minimalist hallway gives a window look at Plunge. The brilliant interior, the captivating culinary scents, and the sweeping view come together to create the perfect Long Beach wedding destination.

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California Science Center – Los Angeles Marriage

On your wedding day, chemistry can be observed in two forms at the California Science Center. An unusual venue for a Los Angeles marriage? Maybe. But if you want an exciting, quirky wedding, there is no better place.

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Located in Exposition Park just south of the prestigious University of Southern California (USC), the California Science Center attracts thousands of visitors each year. From the Art of the Brick LEGO sculptures, to microcosms of the world’s foremost ecosystems, and much more, the Science Center is a never-ending source of entertainment.

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One of its most enduringly popular attractions is the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Although a relatively recent addition to the California Science Center, it has become a staple there. I have visited the Endeavour and can attest to its magnificence.

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Exhibition Park in itself is also a worthy place for adventure. On either side, the California Science Center is flanked by other captivating venues. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, the LA Coliseum, the California African American Museum, and the Exposition Park Rose Garden are all just outside its doors.

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If the California Science Center doesn’t suit your wedding day, there are hundreds of other Southern California and Los Angeles marriage venues to choose from. If you need someone to officiate your wedding ceremony or authorize your marriage license, call me at 562-547-3255. CLICK HERE to read more about this wedding venue. . .

Seal Beach Pier – Orange County Wedding Officiant at Top 10 Great Locations

As an Orange County Wedding Officiant, I have seen Seal Beach grow from a quiet seaside town to a popular destination surfers, beach-goers, and sightseers. Luckily, its expansion has not been a detriment to its charm. Walking down Seal Beach’s restaurant-lined Main Street, its perennial quaintness is still in abundance.

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The center of Seal Beach – both in a geographical and sightseeing sense – is the Seal Beach Municipal Pier where Main Street meets the water and the Pier begins. Take a stroll on the Pier to see panoramic views in all directions: Downtown Huntington Beach to your left, the Long Beach skyline to your right, and the boundless sun-kissed ocean straight ahead.

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On either side of the Pier, Seal Beach offers its golden beach sides to anyone desiring them. Surfers ride waves and visitors lounge in the sun, but the beach is rarely filled to an uncomfortable capacity. A Seal Beach wedding can be performed anywhere along the beach, perhaps with more privacy than the bustling pier.

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Anywhere in Seal Beach has the potential for an amazing wedding venue. The sandy shores, the quaint pier, the restaurants of Main Street, its oft-overlooked park splicing the town in half, and many more. Having a Seal Beach wedding is certain only to delight.

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