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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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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Disneyland has been a popular amusement park and wedding venue since it opened in 1955. Since then, it has grown from a moderately sized park to a sprawling complex with six sister locations worldwide. The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, however, will always be the original.
In addition to the main resort, California Adventure provides another unique experience. Adjacent to the main park, California Adventure was established in 2001. Despite its novelty, many of the rides and attractions there have become just as iconic as those at the main Disneyland park.
In addition to the myriad of rides and attractions, Disneyland is surrounded by hotels. Some, like Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, are phenomenal locations not only considering the park that it’s in but California wedding venues in general. Others are great places to stay while preparing for your ceremony.
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Having a Disneyland wedding ceremony is not an unusual request. As the premier Orange County wedding officiant, I have taken part in numerous Disneyland weddings. If you are looking to have your ceremony there or at any of the thousands of other Southern California wedding venues available, give me a call at 562-547-3255. I would be happy to be a part of your wedding day.
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.
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 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.
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, California 92626
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When you’d like to have a wedding ceremony anytime and anywhere in California, speak with the Officiant Guy. Officiant Guy has been a wedding minister for over two decades. He has been a part of thousands of weddings, and has gained the confidence of a large number of couples mainly because Chris is a specialized notary, as well as a wedding minister and an attorney. Give Chris Robinson a call today to officiate your wedding at (310) 882-5039 or (562) 547-3255
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