When thinking about your wedding day, do you dream about exchanging vows with water and a beautiful sunset as your backdrop? Being that Los Angeles is located in southern California, outdoor weddings happen year-round, so it's easy to use the ocean as your ceremony location for your special day — followed by a beachfront reception party. Here are some gorgeous L.A. venues with views of the ocean that'll take your breath away!
Bel Air Bay Club (Above)
Overlooking the Santa Monica Bay on the cliffs of the Pacific Palisades, the charming Bel Air Bay Club is a stunning venue for a sunset ceremony and an intimate after-party. Once you've exchanged your forever vows on the beach, head inside to celebrate the occasion in style. This private estate offers vaulted ceilings, wrought iron chandeliers, a warm fireplace, and grand windows — which are sure to set the tone for an evening full of love, laughter, and memories. Dance the night away with your family and friends knowing the estate is exclusively reserved just for you!
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This oceanview property is designated a national historic site and a California historic landmark, offering million dollar views of the Pacific Ocean coupled with historic value and charm for your guests to enjoy. This property shares one of the most beautiful beach locations in the Los Angeles area; guests will be able to view Malibu Lagoon, Malibu Beach and the Malibu Pier from the site — the perfect backdrop for a memorable day!
Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Casa Del Mar
Looking for a beachfront property that is elegant — but also relaxed and casual? The Casa Del Mar is a venue that once served as a beach club in the 1920s, and now exclusively hosts private event functions. Some of the onsite perks include breathtaking coastline views and a beach front terrace, making Hotel Casa Del Mar the ideal setting for an intimate beach wedding! Read real brides' reviews here!
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La Venta Inn has often been described as magical — and with good reason. Sitting on a hill in Palos Verdes, this wedding haven has a direct view of the ocean. Tie the knot in front of loved ones as the sun glimmers off of the ocean and the waves crash down below. Knowing every bride wants to feel special and unique on her big day, La Venta Inn holds only one wedding per day, and it functions as an exclusive estate for the bride and groom and their wedding party.
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If you've always dreamed of getting married at an English manor with panoramic views of the ocean, then you may have found your locale. Stone Manor Estate is every European-inspired bride's dream — from the stone work, ivy walls, and French doors leading to rose gardens — this space really has it all. Your guests will dance under the stars with a view of the ocean and will most likely be taking endless photographs of the lush greenery that envelopes this estate. Romance is everywhere at the Stone Manor Estate, and you'll most likely be inspired to sneak away for some extra photo ops by the beach.