Is there a better place for a Long Beach elopement than Bixby Park? I’d say probably not. When you get married, the first thing you hope for in a wedding venue is that it looks beautiful, but obviously there are other concerns. You want the location of your ceremony to be available, to have a level of privacy and personality beyond its picturesqueness. In this regard and others I can think of few better places to be married than Bixby Park. I would know – I walk through it all the time, on walks to Long Beach’s namesake, a stretch of the shoreline called Junipero Beach, which can be seen from its southern end. But I don’t visit the park just for what you can see from it. What can be seen in it is just as attractive. The first thing you’ll notice about Bixby Park is the way it’s CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
Shoreline Village, overlooking the bay of Long Beach, is a perfect Long Beach marriage location for beautiful LA weddings. Located just south of Downtown Long Beach’s boardwalks and up-and-coming restaurant scene, Shoreline Village is surrounded by some of the most active areas of the city, making it the perfect backdrop for any wedding. A wonderful attraction for both visitors unfamiliar with the city and locals happy to revisit their favorite establishments and views, Shoreline Village is both a beautiful spot for your wedding ceremony and a hub of activity to keep you entertained afterwards. As a spacious coastal site full of local businesses, it offers a variety of sights that will make your ceremony or reception memorable and exciting. Much of the appeal of Shoreline Village is that it combines the beauty of the shore and the activity of local businesses. It isn’t hard to find whatever you need at CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
There are few cool Long Beach wedding venues like the Art Theatre. The Long Beach Art Theatre has been an essential part of the Long Beach community since 1925, having undergone numerous evolutions to its architecture and ownership since, and today it stands as the last remaining independent theater in Long Beach. In their regular programming, the Art Theatre highlights independent films and holds special events like their periodic screenings of classic silent films with live ensembles, which have helped to make them a favorite of local film enthusiasts. Located in the middle of 4th Street’s Retro Row, the Art Theatre has maintained a friendly and often collaborative relationship with local establishments like the next door wine bar Art Du Vin and nearby bookstores and restaurants. As a non-profit theater, the Art Theatre receives donations from many regulars and its dedicated staff and board of directors are more than willing CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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. But in addition to the food, what makes Saint and Second such a great venue CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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. And in addition do its diversity of cultures, spirits, atmospheres, and wedding venues, the confidential marriage license is what makes LA County a prime wedding destination. But the confidential marriage license CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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. 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 CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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. 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. Heading in a different direction, Bluff Park leads to the Long Beach Pier. There, your guests can congregate at the Belmont CLICK HERE to read More By Clicking Here. . .
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. The gardens are a memory of what once was ample in the Los Angeles basin. Standing apart from the ostentatious gardens cultivated by the Los Angeles elite of the early 20th century, the Rancho Los Alamitos Gardens display a more authentic natural scene of 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. . .
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