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
Photography – La Rousse Photography
Nestled in a historically protected artist’s neighborhood of Eagle Rock is The Ruby Street. This modern chic venue was transformed from a church house into a gorgeous wedding space. Their recent remodel highlights their beautiful vaulted ceilings and features modern art deco stylings.
The backyard lawn is the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony, sitting right next to the outdoor bar and patio. Indoors, both available halls come with furniture pre-arranged so it takes the stress of decision fatigue out of the planning equation!
The Ruby Street has graciously created some micro-wedding packages to help couples seeking a new type of celebration. Making it a perfect ceremony only wedding venue in Los Angeles.
If you are looking to elope with 2-10 guests, you can utilize the gorgeously pre-decorated space at The Ruby Street. A 3-hour rental starts at $2,500.
For couples wanting to extend their intimate wedding experience, they are also offering an 8-hour rental for up to 50 guests for $5,000. This package allows you to customize the space for an additional fee.
Photography – Laura Ford Photography
Looking for the perfect turnkey venue for your wedding ceremony? Madera Kitchen features 4 separate semi-private areas that can also be combined to accommodate a multi-format event. The beautiful greenhouse-style venue lends itself to the modern industrial couple looking for something a bit more unique.
You’ll find most everything in-house at Madera Kitchen. From rentals to food, to parking and staff, and plenty of a la carte add ons to personalize your day!
They have begun offering a customizable micro-wedding package for couples looking to celebrate with anywhere between 10 and 50 guests. On average couples can expect to invest $5,000-$7,000.
Photography – Eve Rox Photography / Elyana Ivette Photography
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.
Heirloom Foto / Christy Kendall Photography / Julie Shuford Photography / BIM Photography
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.
Lace and Lapel Photography
With an exquisite lawn flanked by a host of majestic trees, The Lodge at Malibou Lake has the perfect retreat feel for hosting both your outdoor ceremony and dinner! Their small wedding package offers a 4-hour rental for your event that takes place under romantic string lighting. With all rentals available on site, they are a one stop shop for a curated intimate wedding with the ones you love most!
For a limited time, venue fees are 50% off for any 2020 booked wedding, with prices range from $2,000 – $5,000 depending on the day of the week. Custom food and beverage packages are available through their in house catering to delight your guests with plated appetizers, tableside cocktail service, and a plated dinner.
Wedding Nature Photography / Brett Loie Photography / Dennis Roy Coronel Photography / Eve Rox Photography / Katrina Jayne Photography
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.