As a Long Beach wedding minister, I have gotten to know the city well. One of my favorite Long Beach wedding venues is the calm and secluded Rancho Los Alamitos The Rancho was built in the early 19th century during the late Spanish rule of the area. At one time, the Rancho was given authority over nearly all of Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, and Stanton. Today, the Rancho is confined to a humble hill in the center of a quiet Long Beach neighborhood, reminding visitors of simpler times. The original ranch house still stands today, enveloped by tree-lined courtyards and lush gardens.
As an LA wedding officiant, I have been a part of civil ceremonies at every venue imaginable – large ballrooms, small restaurants, very public amusement parks, and intimate backyard hot tubs. But the Getty Center, with its sleek but stunning architecture and its massive collection of artwork, is one of the best and will surely enchant every wedding guest, not to mention the lucky couple.
Sustained by the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Getty Center opened in 1997. The complex’s unique white facade is uniquely modern while still calling back to previous eras of human history. The Getty Center finds itself straddling two ridges on the outskirts of the city bordering the prosperous Bel Air neighborhood. Its prime location offers some of the best views in Los Angeles. In the foreground sit beautiful mansions, and in the distance high-rise buildings mixed among the unique neighborhoods that provide Los Angeles with its charm.
In my four decades as a wedding minister in Los Angeles, I have officiated thousands of ceremonies at numerous wedding venues for people getting married in LA. Some of these venues I have only been to once, others multiple times. Few, however, are as popular as Point Dume. I have been fortunate to be part of dozens, if not hundreds of wedding ceremonies at Point Dume. Every time I’m here I am taken aback by its awe-inspiring natural beauty.
Malibu is known for its beaches and cliff sides, but nowhere are the two appealing wedding day features more majestically melded on this stunning promontory. Jutting outward from the hills and slicing the beaches below in two, the Point Dume promontory has unrivaled views of the Pacific Ocean and the distant Channel Islands.
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As a wedding officiant Long Beach CA, I have taken part in numerous ceremonies at Hilltop Park. You don’t truly realize the height of Signal Hill until you’re at the top. From ground level, it seems like a minor bump in Long Beach’s otherwise level terrain. But at Hilltop Park, you’re greeted with breathtaking views of the entirety of Los Angeles County.
To the south the Long Beach skyline soars above the rest of the city. Farther in the distance to the north the astonishing high-rises of Downtown Los Angeles declare themselves the heart of California. On clear days the completely unobstructed mountains display themselves in all their glory with snow-covered faces or verdant visages depending on the time of year.
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens was founded by railroad magnate Henry Huntington in 1919. Today, after more than 100 years, the Huntington Gardens haven’t lost their charm. This Pasadena civil ceremony venue (actually located in the affluent suburb of San Marino) draws visitors from across the world for its diverse foliage and serene beauty.
The Botanical Gardens spread over 120 beautiful acres. It comprises multiple themed gardens, including Japanese, Chinese, Australian, California, desert, and many more. Walking between every garden, you feel like you are walking across countries and continents; it truly is hard to believe that every one of them is in the same sprawling complex. After tying the knot anywhere in the Huntington Gardens, you can spend endless hours exploring the boundless outdoor property.
Located above the sunny Pacific Coast, the Getty Villa is a spectacular Pacific Palisades wedding venue for any and every couple. Although thousands of miles away from Europe, the Getty Villa is reminiscent of an aristocratic European estate. Constructed in the 1950s by oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, the Getty Villa’s facade was modeled after the Greco-Roman architecture of the ancient world. On the inside is a museum dedicated to the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, featuring priceless artifacts and sculptures. Along with its sister museum (the Getty Center, located approximately five miles away), the Getty Villa holds innumerable cultural relics and works of art.
In the heart of Costa Mesa, the Avenue of the Arts Hotel rests on an elegant lake and has become an in demand Costa Mesa and Orange County wedding venue. With its grand ballroom and alluring waterfront, the Avenue of the Arts is the perfect place to host your wedding ceremony and reception. World class catering, wedding specialists and numerous event spaces are only a few of the amenities available at the Avenue of the Arts Hotel.
As one of Costa Mesa’s larger event spaces, this Orange County wedding venue will host up to 250 guests. After the ceremony, your guests can enjoy any one of their 238 spacious guest rooms. One of Southern California’s most modern and elegant wedding venues, the Avenue of the Arts Hotel is an excellent location for your wedding.
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