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In the last few years, the craft-beer scene has exploded in the US. In SoCal specifically, hundreds of breweries have popped up in a very short period of time, as more people are appreciating the actual craft of creating delicious beer. Bitterness and sour is now wanted, and many thrive to find a craft beer that exudes the smell of hops. With breweries now playing a larger role in beer creation, the wedding industry has been able to add a new category of venue options to its master list: breweries! In Los Angeles, these venues have so much to offer — from custom wedding beer and cost effective wedding packages to endless photo opportunities and creative wedding décor. Best of all, a brewery wedding for a couple gives an opportunity to encompass their love — for craft beer. Here are our favorite venues for hosting a brewery wedding in Los Angeles.
Angel City Brewery Beer Hall
Located in downtown LA, Angel City Brewery Beer Hall is the perfect spot for a wedding. Location, beer, and endless opportunities for wedding design make the brewery ideal for any type of hops-loving bride. The space actually has several event spaces, but its private beer hall can fit 230 people for a cocktail party or 130 people for a sit-down dinner. The hall has wooden beams, high ceilings, concrete floors, large doors — the perfect backbone needed to create a stunning wedding with some personal touches. The right lighting, linens, and centerpieces can easily transform this blank canvas into any beer-lover's heaven. The hall even comes with its own 12-tap bar, which can be used to serve signature beer to guests straight off the tap!
Bonaventure Brewing Co
The craft beer scene is a happening scene with a variety of options, so if looking for a brewery that offers something a little more upscale, Bonaventure Brewing Co is an appropriate fit. This venue is an exciting, trendy spot located in downtown LA, and the brewery is situated on the pool deck of the historic Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Not only is this brewery on a rooftop, but it's also surrounded by the LA city skyline, perfect for any city-chic couple who wants to enjoy a good brewery beer with their guests — and be in the heart of the city while doing so.
Golden Road Brewing
For the bride whose dream wedding is at a brewery out of the city center, Golden Road Brewing a perfect fit. GRB offers couples an alternative wedding experience with their event space, Chloe. Chloe is attached to the brewery, but unlike many breweries that have open-space and industrial vibe, Chloe's has a log-cabin ambiance that feels like a surreal getaway. This is a cozy and unique spot with a reputation for great service, tasty beer, and note-worthy food. Read real brides' reviews here!
Regardless of which brewery you decide to book for your wedding, consider creating custom pint glasses made for guests, having signature beers on tap, embracing the barrels and kegs, and most importantly, living Hoppily Ever After!