Malibu Party & Wedding Location
The only thing my honey and I were set on was a beach wedding, and in LA, Malibu is kind of the only option. After spending several weeks searching through all the venues that charge $15,000 just to step in the door, we found Rev. Fred Pierson. He performed our beach ceremony, and owns the Malibu Phoenix Retreat just up the hill where we did our reception. For $20 a head to rent the Retreat (a private ranch-style home with a pool), you can't beat the price or the level of kind, professional service the Rev. offered.
Rev. Fred was all the things you hope for in both an officiant and venue owner--organized, friendly, and entertaining with the guests, cool and collected whenever things got a little crazy, and laid-back and straightforward when it came down to final payments.
To have the venue be the least stressful part of the day is a blessing. Plenty of parking. Rev. Fred recommended local vendors and handled calls to the Fire Marshall so we could have our beloved fire dancers (yay). Everyone had a great time, and several guests even want to use the Malibu Phoenix Retreat now for their own events. Highly recommended.