So you’ve decided that now is the time to get married – Hooray! But now you are stuck trying to find the perfect ceremony only wedding venues in Los Angeles for your celebration. Don’t worry – we’ve got your back!
Let me introduce myself, I’m Sarah the owner and designer of Kindred Weddings and Events. I’m a NorCal girl, with a heart for embracing the uncommon intimacy that can be found in this bustling metropolitan city of Los Angeles. I LOVE celebrating the relationships that make us who we are! That’s why as a wedding planner and designer my focus is on intimate weddings. It provides a chance for you to dive deep into your relationships.
Sharing a monumental life event, like a wedding, on a smaller scale leads to BIG connection. And that is where the real-life happens! Small weddings may appear on the outside to be about less, but truly they make room for so much more.
Whether you’ve always known you wanted an intimate wedding, or your plans have changed, you’ve come to the right place! It is possible to have a beautiful and meaningful ceremony only wedding in the big, bustling city of Los Angeles. Some of the most heartfelt and momentous weddings I’ve been part of happened on a smaller scale, right here in our city. Don’t worry the next part is easy. Because I’m sharing with you my favorite ceremony only wedding venues in Los Angeles that now offer packages geared towards these intimate experiences.
This niche hotel in downtown Culver City is a historic landmark and offers tons of antique charm. The Culver Hotel boasts 6 separate areas that can be utilized for a wedding ceremony only in Los Angeles.
The Grand Lobby features a cozy seating environment with beautiful windows and a robust fireplace to utilize as your ceremony backdrop. The Gallery Level offers 3 connecting rooms that allow for seamless transitions. From an intimate ceremony to a traditional cake cutting and ample room for beautiful photos. You will find yourself surrounded by large French windows that allow in plenty of natural light, highlighting the Parisian loft-style atmosphere.
At this ceremony only wedding venue in Los Angeles, you can complete your event with a decadent dining experience as well. Dinner can be held in the Crystal Dining Room, a private escape for an alfresco experience with your loved ones. You can then retreat upstairs to the Velvet Lounge for cocktails in their relaxing speakeasy-inspired space.
Prices range from $125 to $250 per person
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With a modern meets glam vibe, the Fig House in Highland Park offers a gorgeous and luscious backdrop for even the smallest of micro-weddings! In their outdoor courtyard you’ll be surrounded by a greenery effect that makes you forget you are smack dab in the middle of a metropolis.
They are now offering micro-wedding packages for up to 25-50 guests that include both physical needs like rentals, food packages, 6-7 hour venue rental, staffing, as well as health and safety needs like directed parking, socially distanced buffet, and PPE equipment.
You can inquire over on their website and book your all-inclusive micro-wedding now!
A rustic and elegant choice for a ceremony only wedding or elopement surrounded by nature in the hills of Topanga Canyon! At the Inn of the Seventh Ray, you can celebrate with your loved ones at a botanical retreat. Their lush grounds offer a variety of backdrops for your ceremony including their fountain patio, a waterfall, or creekside.
Truly the wedding of your dreams can come to life here with their flexible package planning at this ceremony only wedding venue in Los Angeles.
A ceremony ONLY reservation will allow you 2 hours on the property for around $2,000. Add-ons are available to elevate your event to a small celebration!
An all-inclusive elopement package includes ceremony, mini cocktail-hour, photography, and a cake for just $2,300. This exclusive package is being offered Monday-Thursday 3-5 pm, starting June 2020 and running until December 2020.
Nestled in cozy Pasadena is The Maxwell House, a gorgeous Mediterranean Italianate style mansion. It is home to The Western Justice Center, which operates programs online, in schools and in the community. Their outreach provides valuable programs that promote conflict resolution and social justice.
An Elopement Package is available for a 2-hour ceremony only celebration. Couples have the option of choosing the Garden Patio, Living Room, or Foyer for their up to 15 guest ceremony. This package is available for bookings Monday-Wednesday or on a Sunday for $550.
They also offer a Boutique Wedding Package. This is perfect for a couple looking to celebrate a ceremony and micro-reception with close friends and family. At a flat rate of $2,250 for 5 hours it includes the rental space, tables, chairs, plenty of free public parking in a nearby lot, and furniture setup. This package is available for bookings Monday-Wednesday or on a Sunday.
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Located on the westside of Los Angles, is a chic and modern indoor venue that offers ultimate customizability. Welcome to Festoon LA, a creative studio that is perfect for hosting a small wedding ceremony that feels private and full of bursting natural light.
Their event rental packages, for either a full day or a half-day rental, include various amenities including tables, chairs, lounge furniture, WIFI, functional kitchen, and moving bar! If you are looking to host a sit-down dinner after your wedding ceremony, the venue can hold up to 50 guests, 100 if you choose to do a cocktail style gathering.
Pricing varies starting at $2100+, and there is even the option to upgrade to use some in-house rentals such as plates, glassware, flatware, cake stands, and more!
This venue location really sets the stage with a beautifully landscaped private garden, including a restored 1908 greenhouse! With several new upgrades during COVID including building a new dance floor/lounge and adding in luxury restrooms easily accessed outdoors, Hidden Garden LA set the stage for a romantic and intimate celebration.
Their package pricing starts with an hourly rate for a minimum of 4 hours, which is perfect for couples seeking a small ceremony-only wedding venue in Los Angeles.
This venue in Burbank offers two different spaces for your intimate events. Their petite venue offers a chic intimate private dining space for up to 25 guests, complete with Parisian Cafe vibes and an indoor garden vibe. If you have a guest count up to 50, their studio patio venue offers a marbled indoor studio for the ceremony, cocktail hour, or dinner reception. If outdoors is more your vibe, there is an outdoor tented patio for celebrating!
Violet Cactus offers multiple package options depending on the timeframe of your event. From half-day rentals, which are perfect for a ceremony-only wedding in Los Angeles, to a full day 12 hour rental for your celebration. And if you are looking for some extra pizazz they provide studio balloon decor packages as well!
How weddings feel and look is obviously changing. Here in the wedding industry, vendors are also changing what we offer to help accommodate our couples. Getting married is a truly magical moment in life. No one should be held back from celebrating because of a lack of tactical and practical options!
If you are having trouble finding ceremony-only wedding venues in Los Angeles or want to find the perfect vendors to help you marry the love of your life please reach out! I am happy to dig into our amazing industry network to shed some light on what couples are truly looking for at this time.
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