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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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. . .

Hollywood Walk of Fame – Hollywood Wedding Minister

From the famous to the infamous, you can find almost anyone’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A Hollywood wedding minister like myself can marry you anywhere along the stretch of stars. The Walk of Fame stretches over a dozen blocks along Hollywood Boulevard with numerous attractions (The Egyptian Theatre and Madame Tussauds, just to name a few) and restaurants surrounding it. It is a unique but exciting Hollywood wedding location centered in the city hub.

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Bluff Park – Long Beach Wedding Minister

As a Long Beach wedding minister, I have been to Bluff Park hundreds of times for marriage ceremonies and on leisurely walks. The grassy Bluff Park stretches along almost a mile of cliffside overlooking bright yellow sands and an azure ocean. The height of Bluff Park above the beach presents unobstructed panoramic views of the Southern California coast, stretching from the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Huntington Beach and beyond.

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At one end of Bluff Park sits the charming Long Beach Art Museum. Its signature dark brown wooden exterior makes the building itself a Long Beach landmark. But venturing inside and to the museum’s quaint courtyard greets you with its modest but stunning art collection. For a catered wedding reception, your wedding entourage can dine at Claire’s at the Museum.

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Heading in a different direction, Bluff Park leads to the Long Beach Pier. There, your guests can congregate at the Belmont Brewing Company, situated just off the beachside walking and biking trail. The Belmont Brewing company has extensive indoor and outdoor seating that will prove comfortably sized for any wedding party. For a catering option to take to a different wedding reception venue, try a local favorite Primal Alchemy.

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Bluff Park has a seaside setting, panoramic views, ample open space, and a prime location in the city; essentially all you can ask for in a Southern California wedding venue.

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Rancho Los Alamitos – Long Beach Wedding Minister

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.

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Getty Center – LA Wedding Officiant

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.

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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.

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Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens – Pasadena Civil Ceremony

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.

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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.

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Getty Villa – Pacific Palisades Wedding Venue

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.

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