Post # 1
I know, I know, I should have found one by now, but I’m still looking. I have a couple of top picks, but I’m still hesitant due to pricing. My budget for 250 is 30K including gratuity, tax, food, alcohol and everything ceremony and reception related. My top picks right now are the Long Beach Aquarium and the Calamigos Equestrian, but both are over budget. Do you have any recommendations of any venues that has great food and a nice outdoor ceremony area, but indoor reception venue. I’ve been all over town, looking on the internet at herecomestheguide, projectwedding, etc. I feel lost and confused. What should I do?? Please help…I’m open to the O.C., possibly the valley. Who knows?
Lost and Confused
Post # 3
Did you check Malibou Lake Country Club? My friends got married there and it was fantastic. You can bring in your own alcohol.
Post # 4
I am from Arcadia, and the Santa Anita golf course is really reasonable and beautiful. Check that out.
Also, the Arboretum in Arcadia is beautiful. People do ceremonies there and pictures. So beautiful.
One more Arcadia venue: The Santa Anita Race track. They have some very, very beautiful banquet facilities. You can get married at the Arboretum and then go to the banquet across the street at the Race Track.
Post # 5
Have you tried Castaways in Glendale? They have an outdoor patio and a great view of Los Angeles.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale
It might be too small, but have you tried the Palos Verdes Interpretive Center. You have to call the City to reserve it. The venue is GORGEOUS and affordable. You bring in your own caterer and booze. It fits about 100 inside, so you’d have to do some outdoor seating. We just had our hometown reception there. Plus, they have an ‘amaptheater’ for a wedding ceremony.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
Ok, not from LA, so I have no idea about any of the other suggested places, but when we were out there last December we ate dinner at the Pierpont Inn in Ventura and it was beautiful!! http://www.pierpontinn.com/
Post # 8
What about venues in Temecula? I am getting married at Lake Oak Meadows. It is a ranch/winery. It has a beautiful lake and is very spacious with lots of green. Check out the link. I am sure it’s within your price range. I can send you more information.
Post # 9
My friend got married at the Biltmore and it was AMAZING! She was able to negotiate because she booked it 6 months before the date and it was a friday. She spent $35,000 I think, but for the biltmore, it was worth it and cheap!!! She didn’t go with the package, but did the “banquet menu”. I think the gave her a good deal because it was a Friday, and 6 months, they didn’t think it could be filled.
Post # 10
With your budget and amount of people you can get married in Tivoli Too! I liked it a lot but I am having a small wedding and the place is too big. The website doesn’t really give it justice. Might be worth taking a look at.
Post # 11
Thanks Ladies for the suggestions. I will definitely put some of these places on my list to look at. Let me know if y’alls come up with more. 🙂
Post # 12
I second the Point Vicente Interpretive Center if you don’t mind squeezing people inside and outside.
I believe it’s about $5k to rent the space and you can bring in your own caterer and alcohol.
The only problem I ran into with that venue is that you have to have the music shut off by 10pm. You can still have the wedding going on, but no amplified sound is allowed.
Post # 13
You should look into the Los Verdes Country Club. They have really low minimums as they are a public place. Also, the Interpretive Center cuts off at 120 people, but the amphitheater area is amazing.