If you’ve been looking for the top wedding venues in Los Angeles, look no further. I’ve had the privilege of rockin’ parties and creating unforgettable memories at countless weddings across the region. I’ve seen a little of it all! Besides music (of course!), one of the most important elements of a wedding is the venue. Setting the right mood for the big day starts with finding the perfect backdrop to your vows and celebration.
You want all the details to be perfect, and finding the right venue is no easy feat. Searching through Los Angeles wedding venues can be overwhelming, and they all offer their own vibes and allure. I have a unique perspective as a DJ, with some serious behind-the-scenes insight. I put together a list of some of my all-time favorite spaces here. These Los Angeles (and a few in Orange County and outside the greater L.A. region) wedding venues are the crème de la crème – I know something will catch your eye! Whether you’re going for full glam or something more simple, I’ve got you covered. In no particular order, these are my picks for best L.A. wedding venues.
The Andaz Hotel is in West Hollywood, and has been around since the 60s! Eclectic and fashionable, it was the first hotel on the Sunset Strip.This chic hotel is right in the heart of the Los Angeles entertainment scene. A true Hollywood-worthy location, the design is ultra-modern. The Andaz’s artsy elements make it a picture-perfect setting for the edgier couple. See it on Instagram here!
This Long Beach venue is the epitome of classic with a hint of flair. Every detail is breathtaking, and the architecture is just stunning. Photos can barely do it justice! Built in the gilded age of the 1920s, it’s a piece of history and perfect for the more traditional-style couple that wants something a little extra. The Ebell makes a statement from the moment you walk in the palm tree-adorned front steps. See it for yourself here on their Instagram page.
“The mission of The Ebell of Los Angeles is to inspire women and build community through arts, culture, education, service and stewardship of our historic campus and collections.” Need I say more?? This vibrant venue is all about location: you’re right in the middle of the Miracle Mile District and L.A.’s most famous attractions. Crafted in the Italian Renaissance style, this venue is not only beautiful, but its mission of supporting women gets extra points in my book. See their photos on Instagram here.
The Fairmont Miramar is a tropical vacation come to life. This hotel is a Santa Monica fixture, and has been a beloved space for Hollywood royalty through the ages – like Marilyn Monroe! Timeless, sophisticated, and chic, it’s a true gem in the Los Angeles venue scene with a ton of elegant event spaces and an ocean view. It’s got the full coastal glam look for all the beachy couples out there who want that destination wedding feel. Check out their Instagram here!
Franciscan Gardens is the venue that fairytale wedding dreams are made of. Set in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, this Orange County venue will transport you to another world. Lush greenery, cozy alcoves, and an old-world charm will make you forget that you’re in one of the busiest metropolitan areas in the country! It’s a little bit rustic, a little bit secluded, a lot magical. Idyllic couples, this one’s for you! See this venue’s Instagram here.
This Historic Greystone Mansion is a super-luxe venue that lies in Beverly Hills. Like something you could see in a movie, the surrounding grounds are considered some of the most glamorous in L.A. Its sprawling lawns and elegant courtyards make it an outdoor wedding paradise that will transport you to a land far-far away. The historic architecture and moody charm make this venue ideal for all the queens and kings out there. See their Instagram here!
This unique wedding venue in Orange County is for the couple that’s ready to jetset away into the night. Located at Fullerton Airport, your next adventure is just a helicopter ride away. If you’re looking to give your guests an experience they will never forget, Hangar 21 might be right up your alley. For couples that cringe at all things conventional, this is sure to give you the one-of-a-kind wedding you’re looking for! See more on their Instagram here.
The mountains are calling! Located in Simi Valley and nestled between the Santa Susana Mountains, Hummingbird Nest Ranch is an absolutely picture-perfect Ventura County wedding venue. You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of Tuscany with its olive groves and lush vineyards. Every location at Hummingbird would be a stunning backdrop for your special day. Talk about a wedding with a view! See the venue on Instagram here.
If you want the best of both worlds, this wedding venue in downtown Los Angeles is all things flora, fauna, and cityscape. As an indoor and outdoor venue, Millwick will make you feel like you’re in a garden one minute and an urban jungle the next. It’s open, natural, and ideal for moving from a ceremony to a cozy cocktail hour seamlessly. The warm, organic feel will have you toeing the line between downtown L.A. and the surrounding nature. See their Instagram here!
Located in the foothills of Orange County, Rancho Los Lomas is a wedding venue you won’t forget. As a restored early California Ranch, Los Lomas is a historic treasure. A true villa getaway, this Silverado oasis was inspired by Portuguese art and retains that European charm that makes it seem far away (but still close to!) the city. It’s a real hidden gem that will leave your guests wowed at every twist and turn of the expansive estate. See more here on their Instagram page.
Located in Downtown Los Angeles, Redbird is a true urban fantasy. It’s modern, it’s multicultural, and highlights all the best of L.A. that you could want in a wedding venue. Equipped with award-winning food and drink options, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser with amazing entertainment value. This dynamic space will make any city-dweller feel right at home. Check out their Instagram here!
For those looking for something on the ritzier side, the Sherwood Country Club is a fancy Thousand Oaks wedding venue with the Santa Monica Mountains as a vista. It’s a grand setting, with indoor spaces that are just as spectacular as the outdoor ones. Immaculate landscaping and a lush green golf course set the stage for a very posh affair. It’s got a timeless beauty that will meet any wedding’s match. It’s even been a filming location for movies like Bridesmaids and Robin Hood. See more on their Instagram here!
Another gorgeous Marvimon venue, Smogshoppe is located in Culver City’s art district. Guests will be dazzled under twinkle lights and delighted at the garden-esque setting of this homey Los Angeles wedding venue. It’s got an element of hygge that makes it feel warm and inviting – but it will still wow! Created with sustainability in mind, this urban escape is great for couples that want their celebrations to be a little more green. See the venue on Instagram here!
The Colony House is a venue designed for those with a spark of creativity. With a variety of styles and settings, this Anaheim wedding venue can be personalized and intermixed for those that have their own vision in mind. With a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, The Colony House is one of those event spaces that everyone can feel at home in. Located near some of the Orange County area’s main attractions – think Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and more – it’s perfect for the couples that want something any guest can enjoy. See more on their Instagram page here!
This Highland Park wedding venue is a work of art! Woven together with art deco and mid-century modern design, this space is bright, colorful, and so much fun. It was intentionally built for a bold, glamorous vibe while still feeling easy. I love the amenities and the elevated celebrations that couples can have here! It’s one of those venues that’s just waiting for its next perfectly curated wedding. Check it out here on Instagram!
These Los Angeles, Orange County, and surrounding area wedding venues cater to a wide range of styles and preferences. There’s something for everyone! As a wedding DJ, I’ve had the privilege of working in some of the city’s most remarkable spaces, each with its own unique motif. No matter what setting you’ve dreamed up, Los Angeles has the perfect wedding venue for you. You’ll know it’s “the one” when you feel it!
Want to make your special day even more special? No venue is complete without getting the music right! If you are getting ready to say “I do”, I would love to help you create a musical experience that complements these beautiful wedding venues. Let’s talk here!