What to consider when choosing a wedding date and location in Los Angeles


LA’s climate and access to beach spots and other romantic settings make it a beautiful backdrop for a wedding at any time of the year. Here are some inviting spots for four-seasons weddings:


The Rio Hondo Event Center,
10627 Old River School Rd., Downey,;overlooks the Rio Hondo Golf Course; elegant setting for private wedding and reception; full catering  and bar services available; sound system provided; bride’s room for dressing; great views of lake/pond, garden, fountain and lush forest;


Pali Mountain, 30778, Highway 18, Lake Arrowhead; relaxed setting for a family-oriented ceremony; areas for bride and groom dressing provided; full catering on site; bring your own alcohol; sound system with amplified music inside and outside; breathtaking views of mountains, lake/pond and forest;


Cicada Restaurant,  617 S. Olive St.,1920’s Art Deco décor; for the luxury wedding, rent the penthouse for your event;  Garden Terrace is available for spring/summer weddings or you can have the ceremony inside in the opulent parlor; bridal suite for dressing is available; live music/DJ allowed; 125 maximum guests; full catering services.


Wilson Creek Winery, 35960 Rancho California Rd., Temecula; Tuscan-inspired gardens with a flower-adorned gazebo for the ceremony or other locations available; services of a professional planner; full wedding facilities including wine country cuisine and wines; the Event Room can accommodate 300 and the Garden Terrace is perfect for 75 guests or fewer;


LaJolla Shores Hotel, 8110  Camino del Oro, La Jolla; one of a few hotels that offers weddings right on the beach (not available in July and August);or you can choose from several other settings;  the Garden Patio will seat up to 200 guests; La Jolla Room and Shore Patio will accommodate up to 200 also;  Acapulco Room/Deck seats 100 and the La Jolla Room and Patio will seat 60; award winning chefs offer outstanding cuisine;


Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1-866-563-9792; can accommodate your wedding party, from small to large; on the Lobby level, accommodates 100 for a banquet-style dinner or 150 for a cocktail reception; Venice Room will seat 120 for dinner and 193 for a reception; floors available to handle 20-900 guests; panoramic ocean views will make this day special;


Verandas Manhattan Beach, 401 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach; two-story facility with garden; styled in the cottage-style; flowering vines cover trellises located throughout the lush garden area, featuring three waterfalls flowing into a koi-pond; serene setting makes the perfect place for your ceremony and pictures;  inside double French doors open into a large area with windows overlooking the garden and in the distance, the Pacific; this floor also has the Hearth Room, which is perfect for cocktails after the ceremony or the cake-cutting; on the lower level the dining area opens onto a patio; seating maximum is 250 inside or outside, with standing room for 300; dressing area, dance floor, music indoors; full catering and bar service also available.


El Matador State Beach, Malibu – located north of Zuma Beach; lovely area for ceremony;  there is a steep and long climb down to beach area; but the romantic view and ‘steps together’ make this an unforgettable joint venture.


So, enjoy L.A. for your unique wedding.  It is waiting and prepared for you twelve months out of the year. 





Last Updated: November 3, 2008 at 10:03 am
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