LA loves throwing big parties. The weekends buzzes with banging rooftop bashes and pool parties studded with celebrities. So, by contrast, an intimate LA wedding can be all the more memorable—you just have to find the right venue. From charming chapels to romantic restaurants, here are our 5 favorite small wedding venues in Los Angeles.
Known for their scrumptious private rooftop dining, this West Hollywood hotel has not one, but five different bohemian-style rooftop wedding sites for you to choose from. Specifically, you can choose to rent out the fire deck, garden, pool, lounge, and cabana (pictured above), all of which can accommodate a different number of guests. Or, if you can’t choose, you can just rent out all of them. Note that you must be a registered hotel guest to book an event.
Capacity: 12-65 seated
Typical cost: $25,000 – $35,000
Bonus: This place is an art lover’s paradise. The walls of Petit Ermitage serve as a gallery for the owner’s private art collection which includes works from Salvador Dalí, Willem de Kooning, and Joan Miro.
The Wayfarers Chapel is a beautiful place to host your small wedding ceremony. Surrounded by redwoods, the stunning glass chapel, which they call the “tree chapel,” will paint your ceremony in gorgeous dappled light. Also, while the chapel’s minister will conduct most of the wedding ceremony, the chapel does accept couples of all different religious backgrounds, as well as same-sex couples.
Typical cost: Wedding contribution is $2,100 – $3,900
Bonus: Enjoy the other natural wonders surrounding the chapel like the rose garden and “arbored walks,” originally planned by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Built in 1928, the Italian-villa-style Carondelet House is a classic LA wedding venue. Fall in love with the warm wooden flooring, exposed brick, stunning natural lighting, and fantastic antique furniture that fill the space. Plus, their in-house caterer, Très LA, has yet to disappoint.
Capacity: 150 seated
Typical cost: $6,500–$7,500 rental fee, catering starting at $69 per person
Bonus: This is the site Maroon 5 wedding-crashed in their “Sugar” music video.
Michael’s Santa Monica
For a tasty and stylish dream wedding, head to the the home of Californian cuisine, Michael’s Santa Monica. Michael’s has two private dining rooms and a beautiful outdoor garden, all of which are perfect for a wedding under 90 guests. And, with a stellar wedding coordinator and three different all-inclusive wedding packages to choose from, Michael’s really helps take the stress out of the planning process.
Typical cost: $150 – $250 per person
Bonus: Hosting an event larger than 75 people? Then consider buying out the entire venue for maximum privacy and flexibility.
LA is pricey. And the wedding venues are no different. So if you’re not trying to break the bank paying for your wedding, then check out the all-inclusive wedding packages at Albertson Chapel. Their stylish, no-fuss wedding ceremonies and receptions are perfect for any couple that wants to celebrate with their favorite people, but doesn’t want to pay tens of thousands of dollars.
Typical cost: $829–$7,845
Bonus: Strapped for time? You can get your California state marriage license right from Albertson.