BRIDES Southern California: 9 Extraordinary Los Angeles Wedding Venues

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From a solar powered paradise to chic, artsy escapes, our favorite Los Angeles venues are anything but ordinary. Whether you're seeking the perfect location or simply a space that allows for flexibility, we've rounded up our top picks below.

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This 100 percent solar powered private location is a planet-loving bride's dream come true with desert plants, vertical gardens, and vintage furnishings. The greenest venue in the nation, the site features recycled metal and wood furnishings, skylights, and a homey garden house feel — all with a capacity of up to 175 guests. Read real brides' reviews here!

Fashionable brides will appreciate this venue's Industrial chic urban vibe (high beam ceilings, exposed brick, and modern layout), which can house 150 guests for a garden wedding and dinner reception or up to 250 for personal cocktail parties. Vintage looking tables and benches are crafted from salvaged lumber. This eco-friendly venue encourages clients to use green planters, stylists, and other resources. Read real brides' reviews here!

LA Wedding Venues Millwick

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Located in downtown Los Angeles in the heart of the art district, the up-to-175-people venue is in close proximity to trendy hotels, nightlife, and attractions. Exposed brick walls, a grown-up cafeteria feel, and eclectic artwork give the space an upscale and artsy vibe.

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LA Wedding Venues The Fig House

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The Fig House
Roomforty's Steve Fortunato and HGTV alum Emily Henderson collaborated to create this elegant and art-deco Highland Park venue, which can hold up to 250 for sit-down weddings and 450 for stand-up cocktail parties. The site features an outdoor garden, stained glass windows, and lush, vibrant pantones. Guests will appreciate the thoughtful balance of serene garden space and mid-century decor. Read real brides' reviews here!

LA Wedding Venues Huron Substation

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Huron Substation
This Historic Cultural Monument and former LA Railway Substation has made cameos in film, television, and photo shoots. Steel beams, 45" ceilings with skylights, and opulent chandeliers give the space, which can hold up to 125 guests, a luxe east coast barn feel with an entirely west coast vibe. Read real brides' reviews here!

Carondelet House
This old Italian villa, built in 1928, boasts two courtyards, fireplace, warm hardwood floors, and exposed brick walls. Weathered, yet romantic, the multi-room layout — with a capacity of up to 150 inside and up to 300 outside — gives guests the freedom to wander at their leisure. Read real brides' reviews here!

This Historic Core venue was once the city's first Archdiocese Catholic cathedral. Today, the venue features state of the art lighting, an on-point staff, and an all-star client list (Teen Vogue, Marc Jacobs, Snoop Dogg, Vogue) as well as a capacity of 550 for inside, 350 for outside seated and 789 for a cocktail reception. Read real brides' reviews here!

440 Seaton
Urban (exposed brick walls, wooden beams) yet ornate (dramatic ceilings, skylights, atrium), this 100-year old space, which has a capacity of up to 600, caters to a bride with an agenda all her own. Play up the edgy warehouse vibe or incorporate the local artistic community for an event that will leave guests in awe.


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Palihouse West Hollywood
Fashion It girls including Ulla Johnson have hosted private events at this old worldly event space, which has a capacity of up to 500. Guests can catch a pink sunset from the rooftop lounge or meander through the fairy light-strewn garden during the reception. Bonus: lobby level features a massive dance space including a fully equipped DJ booth and sound system.

Want more Los Angeles venues? Browse our Los Angeles Wedding Venues page to find the best in your area.

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