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Vibiana

Los Angeles , CA
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LOCATION

214 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA US 90012 (map)

PHONE

213-626-1507

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Vibiana is the restored former Archdiocese Cathedral of Los Angeles. This historic monument was built in 1876, making it one of the oldest monuments in the city of LA. After being saved... Read more
Vibiana is the restored former Archdiocese Cathedral of Los Angeles. This historic monument was built in 1876, making it one of the oldest monuments in the city of LA. After being saved from demolition by the Los Angeles Conservancy in the 1990’s, the space underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. Recently reopened, it is a premiere venue that offers luxury and history and is now available for weddings and special events.

Vibiana is now a full service events venue with a new focus under the direction of husband and wife Los Angeles restaurateurs Chef Neal Fraser and Amy Knoll Fraser. The Frasers have successfully merged their distinct hand-crafted approach to food, beverage and service with the beauty and history of one of the city’s most stunning architectural gems.

Areas available for rental include the Main Hall and Garden Courtyard and the venue can host intimate gatherings for 150 guests to grand soirees for 500 guests for both ceremonies and receptions. Also, Vibiana boasts a brand new complete catering finishing kitchen, HVAC system, gorgeous marble restrooms, and separate bridal and groom's lounges. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1876
When was your venue last renovated?
2000
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
789
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
4000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
This was really a dream venue for our wedding...everything about it was spectacular, the whole nine yards all the way!
This was really a dream venue for our wedding...everything about it was spectacular, the whole nine yards all the way!
This was really a dream venue for our wedding...everything about it was spectacular, the whole nine yards all the way! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sara
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.3/5.0
Absolutely perfect venue. So gorgeous. We were so happy with our wedding there. We came in just before they changed to in house kitchen and vendors so were lucky to bring on our own caterer, however, I know that is not the case anymore. Ultimately, friendly staff, with an incredible preferred vendors list.
Absolutely perfect venue. So gorgeous. We were so happy with our wedding there. We came in just before they changed to in Read more...
Absolutely perfect venue. So gorgeous. We were so happy with our wedding there. We came in just before they changed to in house kitchen and vendors so were lucky to bring on our own caterer, however, I know that is not the case anymore. Ultimately, friendly staff, with an incredible preferred vendors list. Read less
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Britany
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
This is easily the most beautiful venue in California! I had dreamed about having my wedding here since I was 15 and this past weekend my dream came true. Nicole, Chelsea & the entire team at the Vibiana are so helpful! They made planning the wedding so easy!!
This is easily the most beautiful venue in California! I had dreamed about having my wedding here since I was 15 and this Read more...
This is easily the most beautiful venue in California! I had dreamed about having my wedding here since I was 15 and this past weekend my dream came true. Nicole, Chelsea & the entire team at the Vibiana are so helpful! They made planning the wedding so easy!! Read less
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Jennie C
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding at the Vibiana on October 27, 2012... this venue is truly the most amazing and unique place I have ever seen. It's an old cathedral in the heart of downtown LA... so you've got the historic aspect along with a cool urban backdrop. I love that the venue is also completely private... meaning no random people walking through your wedding! The venue has an amazing indoor space with high ceilings and an all-white decor, as well as a beautifully designed outdoor courtyard for cocktail hour. Vibiana was the first venue me and my husband went to tour, and I fell in love with it at first sight...it was the one and only place we looked at!

We first met with Anika when we toured the place, and she was super responsive via email and phone and answered all of my millions of questions. Then after we booked the venue, Nicole Kingston was our main contact person. Nicole is AMAZING... super organized, detailed, professional and super friendly and sweet as a person. She was so easy to work with, always accommodating us when we needed to go to the venue and answering all of our questions.

About a month before our wedding, we hit a snag in dealing with our beverage/liquor company, who we were very unhappy with. Anika, Nicole, Selena, and the Vibiana team really stepped up and helped us find a solution that we were happy with. They really went out of their way to make sure we were happy! Nicole also contacted me a few days after the wedding to let me know that they found the top of our wedding cake in their freezer. Most people would have just thrown it out!! The Vibiana team is really the best, their service is exceptional!!! The venue is not cheap, but it was worth every penny.... you get what you pay for! THANK YOU NICOLE & the VIBIANA TEAM!
We just had our wedding at the Vibiana on October 27, 2012... this venue is truly the most amazing and unique place I have Read more...
We just had our wedding at the Vibiana on October 27, 2012... this venue is truly the most amazing and unique place I have ever seen. It's an old cathedral in the heart of downtown LA... so you've got the historic aspect along with a cool urban backdrop. I love that the venue is also completely private... meaning no random people walking through your wedding! The venue has an amazing indoor space with high ceilings and an all-white decor, as well as a beautifully designed outdoor courtyard for cocktail hour. Vibiana was the first venue me and my husband went to tour, and I fell in love with it at first sight...it was the one and only place we looked at!

We first met with Anika when we toured the place, and she was super responsive via email and phone and answered all of my millions of questions. Then after we booked the venue, Nicole Kingston was our main contact person. Nicole is AMAZING... super organized, detailed, professional and super friendly and sweet as a person. She was so easy to work with, always accommodating us when we needed to go to the venue and answering all of our questions.

About a month before our wedding, we hit a snag in dealing with our beverage/liquor company, who we were very unhappy with. Anika, Nicole, Selena, and the Vibiana team really stepped up and helped us find a solution that we were happy with. They really went out of their way to make sure we were happy! Nicole also contacted me a few days after the wedding to let me know that they found the top of our wedding cake in their freezer. Most people would have just thrown it out!! The Vibiana team is really the best, their service is exceptional!!! The venue is not cheap, but it was worth every penny.... you get what you pay for! THANK YOU NICOLE & the VIBIANA TEAM! Read less
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Jean
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
This review is based on the site's Events Manager, Gabriella Caparco-Robertson. She has been so helpful and patient with us throughout the entire wedding planning process. Because the Vibiana comes bare boned, there is a lot that goes into planning a wedding here. But with Gabriella's help, she made it as stress free by being so diligent and prompt with all emails/calls and also providing us money saving tips. As for the venue itself, it's a gorgeous space but is quite pricey for the rental of a bare space so be prepared to bring everything, from trash bags to linens/tables. Thank you Gabriella for your help!!
This review is based on the site's Events Manager, Gabriella Caparco-Robertson. She has been so helpful and patient with Read more...
This review is based on the site's Events Manager, Gabriella Caparco-Robertson. She has been so helpful and patient with us throughout the entire wedding planning process. Because the Vibiana comes bare boned, there is a lot that goes into planning a wedding here. But with Gabriella's help, she made it as stress free by being so diligent and prompt with all emails/calls and also providing us money saving tips. As for the venue itself, it's a gorgeous space but is quite pricey for the rental of a bare space so be prepared to bring everything, from trash bags to linens/tables. Thank you Gabriella for your help!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
This place is INCREDIBLE. You will pay for everything to be taken care of, but thats the joy. IT IS ALL TAKEN CARE OF!! I didnt worry, my coordinator didnt worry and my mother didnt. All is well if you go for the Vibiana.
You have to pick one of their preferred caterers and we went with Jay's Catering. They were the cheapest option and yet so easy and fun to work with and every guest told us the food was awesome!
IT IS ALL WORTH THE MONEY!!!!
This place is INCREDIBLE. You will pay for everything to be taken care of, but thats the joy. IT IS ALL TAKEN CARE OF!! I Read more...
This place is INCREDIBLE. You will pay for everything to be taken care of, but thats the joy. IT IS ALL TAKEN CARE OF!! I didnt worry, my coordinator didnt worry and my mother didnt. All is well if you go for the Vibiana.
You have to pick one of their preferred caterers and we went with Jay's Catering. They were the cheapest option and yet so easy and fun to work with and every guest told us the food was awesome!
IT IS ALL WORTH THE MONEY!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Vibiana is a great venue- BEAUTIFUL!!! The venue is a lot of hard work and tons of vendors and meetings to deal with but it was all worth it. We haven't gotten our professional photos yet but the ones we have from our friends are absolutely amazing. Renatta the event coordinator at Vibiana is such a pleasure to work with as she responds to emails and tries to assist the "stressed" out bride with good vendors and ideas. The money and hard work spent to create an event at Vibiana is well worth it. I had a beautiful and amazing time on my wedding day!
Vibiana is a great venue- BEAUTIFUL!!! The venue is a lot of hard work and tons of vendors and meetings to deal with but Read more...
Vibiana is a great venue- BEAUTIFUL!!! The venue is a lot of hard work and tons of vendors and meetings to deal with but it was all worth it. We haven't gotten our professional photos yet but the ones we have from our friends are absolutely amazing. Renatta the event coordinator at Vibiana is such a pleasure to work with as she responds to emails and tries to assist the "stressed" out bride with good vendors and ideas. The money and hard work spent to create an event at Vibiana is well worth it. I had a beautiful and amazing time on my wedding day! Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Aside from being one of the most gorgeous wedding locations ever, my planning experience with Vibiana was incredible. Anika, Nicole and the whole Vibiana team were amazing to work with. They have the process down to a science which really made my experience delightful. As a wedding planner myself, there were so many extra production logistics, because of course I couldn't just do something simple... but our event manager Nicole went above and beyond to insure we were always educated about everything and my day was seamless because of it! Vibiana has an extraordinary structure with amazing details and so you know your wedding will be stunning but to have the team they do and provide the service they offer with it, truly takes your experience to the next level.
Aside from being one of the most gorgeous wedding locations ever, my planning experience with Vibiana was incredible. Read more...
Aside from being one of the most gorgeous wedding locations ever, my planning experience with Vibiana was incredible. Anika, Nicole and the whole Vibiana team were amazing to work with. They have the process down to a science which really made my experience delightful. As a wedding planner myself, there were so many extra production logistics, because of course I couldn't just do something simple... but our event manager Nicole went above and beyond to insure we were always educated about everything and my day was seamless because of it! Vibiana has an extraordinary structure with amazing details and so you know your wedding will be stunning but to have the team they do and provide the service they offer with it, truly takes your experience to the next level. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not have picked a more PERFECT choice when it came to choosing our ceremony & reception venue. The moment I laid eyes on Vibiana, I knew I had to have it for my wedding day! I grew up in the Catholic church, so the fact we were able to keep a traditional church setting (also bringing in a Catholic priest) for our ceremony & yet were able to transform the same space into the most BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS space we have ever seen was amazing! I absolutely LOVE everything about Vibiana, except the fact it was definitely alot more work when it came to the planning process. They have alot of rules & regulations you wouldn't normally encounter at a regular hotel or golf course type venue. BUT in the end, every single ounce of that hard work & stress paid off! Seeing the beauty of Vibiana itself, our lighting & all the details we put into our decorations, our wedding day could not have turned out to be a more PERFECT day. Vibiana looked spectacular after what we did with it & I couldn't be more happy with the way things turned out! Not to mention, their staff is amazing :) Working with Anika, Nicole & Matt was a breeze ~ they were all so lovely to work with! SO VERY GLAD WE CHOSE VIBIANA FOR OUR SPECIAL DAY!
We could not have picked a more PERFECT choice when it came to choosing our ceremony & reception venue. The moment I laid Read more...
We could not have picked a more PERFECT choice when it came to choosing our ceremony & reception venue. The moment I laid eyes on Vibiana, I knew I had to have it for my wedding day! I grew up in the Catholic church, so the fact we were able to keep a traditional church setting (also bringing in a Catholic priest) for our ceremony & yet were able to transform the same space into the most BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS space we have ever seen was amazing! I absolutely LOVE everything about Vibiana, except the fact it was definitely alot more work when it came to the planning process. They have alot of rules & regulations you wouldn't normally encounter at a regular hotel or golf course type venue. BUT in the end, every single ounce of that hard work & stress paid off! Seeing the beauty of Vibiana itself, our lighting & all the details we put into our decorations, our wedding day could not have turned out to be a more PERFECT day. Vibiana looked spectacular after what we did with it & I couldn't be more happy with the way things turned out! Not to mention, their staff is amazing :) Working with Anika, Nicole & Matt was a breeze ~ they were all so lovely to work with! SO VERY GLAD WE CHOSE VIBIANA FOR OUR SPECIAL DAY! Read less
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David
Wedding:
2/26/2011
4.6/5.0
Amazing venue in downtown LA. There's a beautiful and tasteful outdoor courtyard and the interior of the venue is impressive. It is a historical venue, that has been renovated with all the modern conveniences in mind.

This venue only provides the space however. Which is awesome, so you can choose everything, but it can also be overwhelming. A wedding coordinator is definitely essential here. Vibiana also has preferred vendors that can be helpful in narrowing down your search if you choose to use them.

This venue is on the more expensive side but they do tell you about all the costs up front. And there will be additional necessary expenses that you may not need at other venues, ie, lighting, audio/visual, security...

The staff at Vibiana are wonderful. Very responsive, professional, and helpful. They try to assist where they can to make it as smooth for you as possible.

When we initially were confronted with all the rules/regulations, we were overwhelmed. But it's not as bad as it seems, and the staff and your wedding coordinator help you work through it and most wedding vendors are familiar with the protocol.

For us, venue, food, and entertainment were our top priorities and we loved this venue!!
Amazing venue in downtown LA. There's a beautiful and tasteful outdoor courtyard and the interior of the venue is Read more...
Amazing venue in downtown LA. There's a beautiful and tasteful outdoor courtyard and the interior of the venue is impressive. It is a historical venue, that has been renovated with all the modern conveniences in mind.

This venue only provides the space however. Which is awesome, so you can choose everything, but it can also be overwhelming. A wedding coordinator is definitely essential here. Vibiana also has preferred vendors that can be helpful in narrowing down your search if you choose to use them.

This venue is on the more expensive side but they do tell you about all the costs up front. And there will be additional necessary expenses that you may not need at other venues, ie, lighting, audio/visual, security...

The staff at Vibiana are wonderful. Very responsive, professional, and helpful. They try to assist where they can to make it as smooth for you as possible.

When we initially were confronted with all the rules/regulations, we were overwhelmed. But it's not as bad as it seems, and the staff and your wedding coordinator help you work through it and most wedding vendors are familiar with the protocol.

For us, venue, food, and entertainment were our top priorities and we loved this venue!! Read less
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Liah
Wedding:
12/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Vibiana was one of the first few venues I visited and it was one of the first I fell in love with; however, with the price tag that came with this venue I had to keep this place as a back-up just in case I could\'nt find anything else. Well, as it turns out and much visits to other venues at the end I did end up having my wedding here and honestly it was a pretty darn good decision. Yes, the price tag is a little steep; however, any venue that has so much history and natural architecture built into it is worth it! The staff at Vibiana were incredibly helpful and best of all they were really there for you on your big day. I am glad I had my wedding at Vibiana! Thank you Vibiana for making my wedding an absolutely epic event...despite the rain.
Vibiana was one of the first few venues I visited and it was one of the first I fell in love with; however, with the price Read more...
Vibiana was one of the first few venues I visited and it was one of the first I fell in love with; however, with the price tag that came with this venue I had to keep this place as a back-up just in case I could\'nt find anything else. Well, as it turns out and much visits to other venues at the end I did end up having my wedding here and honestly it was a pretty darn good decision. Yes, the price tag is a little steep; however, any venue that has so much history and natural architecture built into it is worth it! The staff at Vibiana were incredibly helpful and best of all they were really there for you on your big day. I am glad I had my wedding at Vibiana! Thank you Vibiana for making my wedding an absolutely epic event...despite the rain. Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I had my heart set on this place sine the moment we got engaged. I am so happy we selected this venue. My guests loved the space and it provided a beautiful backdrop my my photos. I could not have been happier. The staff where great and really went out of their way to make sure I have everything I need and answered all my questions.
I had my heart set on this place sine the moment we got engaged. I am so happy we selected this venue. My guests loved the Read more...
I had my heart set on this place sine the moment we got engaged. I am so happy we selected this venue. My guests loved the space and it provided a beautiful backdrop my my photos. I could not have been happier. The staff where great and really went out of their way to make sure I have everything I need and answered all my questions. Read less
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fashionista
Wedding:
9/6/2008
1.6/5.0
Don't get me wrong, this is one of the most beautiful venues I've seen, but that's about it. They have so many rules & regulations on the contract that they make it impossible to enjoy yourself. There's NO kitchen so you have to rent all the equipment. There's no AC so if it's a hot summer day they charge $6,600 to rent AC for ONE DAY. There are no trashcans or dumpsters on site. So you have to rent trash cans, and a cleaning crew to clean along with a dumpster fee. That's an addt'l $1000. You have to buy out the meters in the surrounding streets for your vendors to load in & out. You have to purchase a permit to have an event $130, then pay for the fire dept to inspect everything so that it's up to code the day of your event, $260. You have to purchase insurance for the day of for all your vendors so that Vibiana is not liable. You are required to rent security guards...if you want lighting done professionally you have to rent a scissor lift because ladders aren't safe enough. If your vendor who rents the chairs happens to scratch up the wood floor, the bride & groom are responsible for that scratch. Basically the venue has nothing. You have to rent tables, chairs, forks, knives, spoons, even high chairs for kids...and the acoustics are horrendous. You have to rent lots of speakers. If you have $100,000+ to spend then go for it!
Don't get me wrong, this is one of the most beautiful venues I've seen, but that's about it. They have so many rules & Read more...
Don't get me wrong, this is one of the most beautiful venues I've seen, but that's about it. They have so many rules & regulations on the contract that they make it impossible to enjoy yourself. There's NO kitchen so you have to rent all the equipment. There's no AC so if it's a hot summer day they charge $6,600 to rent AC for ONE DAY. There are no trashcans or dumpsters on site. So you have to rent trash cans, and a cleaning crew to clean along with a dumpster fee. That's an addt'l $1000. You have to buy out the meters in the surrounding streets for your vendors to load in & out. You have to purchase a permit to have an event $130, then pay for the fire dept to inspect everything so that it's up to code the day of your event, $260. You have to purchase insurance for the day of for all your vendors so that Vibiana is not liable. You are required to rent security guards...if you want lighting done professionally you have to rent a scissor lift because ladders aren't safe enough. If your vendor who rents the chairs happens to scratch up the wood floor, the bride & groom are responsible for that scratch. Basically the venue has nothing. You have to rent tables, chairs, forks, knives, spoons, even high chairs for kids...and the acoustics are horrendous. You have to rent lots of speakers. If you have $100,000+ to spend then go for it! Read less
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Vibiana responded with the following comments:

Here at Vibiana we pride ourselves on customer service and client satisfaction and try to provide resources and options for clients of all types of budgets.

Since 2008, we have made some impressive additions to the space making it extremely flexible and accommodating for our clients:
-We have a brand new, state-of-the-art catering finishing kitchen equipped with ovens, burners, an industrial refrigerator and freezer, and a fryer.
-We have added heating and air conditioning to the entire facility as well as updated marble-tiled guest restrooms.
-We also have large trash and recycling dumpsters on-site, and clients are not charged for trash disposal.
-Basic staffing fees for the cleaning crew, site manager and security team that are on-site for the length of every event do apply.

Regarding city fees, permits and insurance:
-Clients are encouraged to pre-reserve the metered parking around the venue so that their vendors have guaranteed access to load-in and out of the space in a timely manner without having to fight for the public parking spaces. Our Events Staff handles the reservation of these meters for client’s, if requested, and the maximum cost is $102.
-Clients are no longer required to purchase a Special Event Permit to hold an event at Vibiana, nor do you have to pay the fire department to sign off on your event.
-Personal liability insurance is a very common requirement among non-hotel venues and is required to protect the best interest of the client, their vendors, and the venue.

Regarding vendors and damages:
-We have several fantastic lighting and sound vendors that by no means are required to rent scissor lifts to install lighting for events. These vendors have also mastered the sound in our space, and as professionals, they will only bring the equipment necessary to give you the best sound for your event.
-Because of the historic nature of Vibiana, we take great strides to ensure that it is preserved for years to come. That being said, there is an agreement made between the venue and the client that if any serious damage has been done to the space by the vendors, guests, or clients, the repairs are paid for by the client. This occurrence is rare and we charge our clients the fair and direct cost for repairing any damages.
-Our vendor packages were created to accommodate a wide variety of clients’ tastes and budgets. A basic set of tables, chairs, flatware, china, linens and glassware are all included in the per-person cost of the different catering packages that our 5 preferred caterers offer to our clients, making the planning process convenient and simple.

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