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. 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 CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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. 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 CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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. Not a fan of heights? If you’re looking for a lower-to-the-ground spot for getting married in LA, take CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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. Hilltop Park is situated in the center of Long Beach, a stone’s throw away from an abundance of post-ceremony restaurants and reception venues. It is also mile away from CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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. Those who aren’t lovers of the outdoors can step inside to the Huntington Library and Art Galleries, which hold priceless pieces CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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. Within the Getty Villa’s Courtyard long courtyard stretches a decorative pool and a surrounding garden. Pathways around the pool’s perimeter permit relaxing strolls, during which you and your guests can admire the opulent architecture, the finely maintained garden, and ancient busts and statues. Looking CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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 (714) 751-5100 Home If the Avenue of CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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