(Closed) LA beach wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 4
Member
48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, I’ve had beach weddings. Do you want to be ON the beach, or near the beach?

 

You’re best bet is not using a beach IN LA, as they tend to be very busy and have difficult parking. You should look further south (we attended a friend’s beautiful wedding at La Palapa, where the ceremony was on the beach at sundown, but the reception was inside their hall), or further north, in theupper parts of Malibu (like the Adamson House, but that’s not ON the beach, just immediately next to it). I also coordinated one in San Diego, but thats far.

 

Just remember…it gets VERY cold and windy after about 5pm on beaches, so you’ll need to either have an indoor reception area or will need to rent lots of heat lamps, or your guests will go home early (which happens all the time at beach events I work, when people are cold).

 

And you can’t block random people from walking around and through your wedding, and believe me, they will.

 

Now, I am ALL for beach weddings, as long as you know what to expect upfront 🙂

 

What do you want to know about beach weddings?

 

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Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MsSunshineBee:  I have been looking into the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica, I’m not sure the price but I know it’s less than others in the area because it’s operated by the city. 

 

I am also looking to have a beach wedding (but not necessarily on the sand) in the LA area but I’m not set on Santa Monica. 

Post # 8
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have worked at the Annenberg Beach house several times. It is quite lovely. I’ve only worked in the guest house, though, not the main event house.

You should be aware, however, that they have a select list of caterers who work there, and most of those companies are the best in the business, which equals the priciest in the business, so yes, you save money on the rental, but you have to use some of the most expensive caterers in town. I don’t know all of those caterers (I currently work as an employee for 4 of the ones on the list), and know of 3 others, and they are not cheap. They are the same companies hired to cater the Oscars, and the Grammys, and movie premier parties, and such.

And if outside, you still need to rent heat lamps, no matter what time of year.

And parking there on a summer weekend stinks. They have parking throughout the venue once you drive inside (I can’t recall if there is a charge for said parking), but it will fill up relatively fast depending on your guest list size, and your guests will have to park in the paid lots next door to the property.

 

Just some things to think about and ask about when you go for a visit.

 

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Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Check out Adamson House in Malibu.  My best friend is getting married there and it looks beautiful.  It’s not right on the beach but the house is beautiful and the reception area overlooks the ocean.

Post # 10
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve worked many events at the Adamson House. It is beautful and is just next to the beach. Many considerations to take into effect:

 

They only have about 3-5 approved caterers (I work for one of them), which is good in thatit helps limit the number of choices from hundreds to a handful, but it also means that you only have a handful of choices.

They have limited hours you can be on site, usually for a 4pm vendor load-in and out by 11pm, if I remember correctly.

Heat lamps and rental portapotties are a MUST.

Parking is not on site, it is down the road, so shuttles must be rented.

No food or drink on any of the red tiles, which are everywhere.

 

Now we are waaay out of the simple event for 10-15 people that the OP wanted. But it’s a beautiful event space for those looking for something near the beach.

 

 

sofiekittie- who is your friends caterer? we do most of their weddings, wonder if I will be working it!

 

 

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