Choosing a venue is one of the first—and most important—decisions you make in planning your wedding. The location of your wedding will shape the entire event, and it only makes sense to weigh all the options and vet them thoroughly to find the right one for you.
To help you get started, we're curating guides to the amazing venues in the top wedding destinations in the U.S. and beyond. We know that “best” can mean a lot of different things to different couples. So for each place we visit, we’ve compiled several lists of wedding venues that are all excellent in different ways.
Los Angeles is known for glitz and glamor. But it’s also a hub of creativity and a perfect place for nature lovers. And that’s just within the city limits of LA proper. Los Angeles County and its neighboring counties offer up an amazing variety of locations—the Los Angeles area is truly vast. To get you started, here’s our rundown of the best wedding venues in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.
The Best Los Angeles Wedding Venues
It’s only fitting that a city as vast and diverse as Los Angeles would have an amazing variety of places to get married. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor wedding venue to enjoy the region’s amazing weather, a rooftop location to enjoy the cityscape, or just a great venue that won’t break the bank, we’ve got you covered!
Wedding Venues Around Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County is also home a diverse set of cities that are amazing in their own right. Malibu and Santa Monica both do beach weddings in their own way. Meanwhile, Pasadena has classic Americana and turn-of-the-century mansions, and Long Beach has its own historic venues with an Art Deco ocean liner and a historic ranch, just to name a couple.
Wedding Venues in Santa Barbara
Roughly and hour and a half from downtown LA, Santa Barbara is well worth the trip. With its beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and nearby wineries, it’s also a top wedding destination for couples from California and around the world.
Orange County Wedding Venues
Orange County is its own thing, of course. But if you’re planning a Southern California wedding, do yourself a favor and check out the OC. Far from being just strip malls and Real Housewives, Orange County has tons of history, natural beauty, and more than its fair share of great venues.
Inland Empire Wedding Venues
The vast Inland Empire area is also home to several popular weekend getaways from LA. The desert resort of Palm Springs, for example, is the perfect place to head for a spa weekend. If you want a winter wedding but still want to enjoy reliably warm and sunny weather, it just might be the perfect place for you!