(Closed) Searching Venue for OUTDOOR/GARDEN Wedding LA OC SGV area

posted 13 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 4
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

It’s probably too small for you, but the courtyard at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena is where I had my ceremony and it is really nice.  Plus the coordinator, Gaby, is just the nicest person to work with!  It only holds 120 comfortably for a ceremony though. 

Post # 5
2 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hey! Although I’ve never attended a wedding at the <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>Athenaeum, I worked at Caltech and thought the tented courtyard area was beautiful! You should also check out this old post <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: ‘Gill Sans’; font-size: 14px; line-height: 16px”>"First Things First – Venue Shopping" <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: ‘Gill Sans’; font-size: 14px; line-height: 16px”><span class=”yshortcuts” style=”outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; line-height: 1.2em”>http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/06/26/first-things-first-venue-shopping/ -there were a lot of venue ideas for LA and surrounding areas listed, as well as a spreadsheet. Good luck!

Post # 9
3 posts
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m getting married at the LA River Center & Gardens in November 2009 and I have had a great experience working with them so far.  The site coordinator, Zenia, is wonderful and has been super helpful.  I did a ton of research for a reception site in the Los Angeles area, and the River Center & Gardens was for sure one of the most economical options.  They don’t let you take your own caterer anymore, but their list of caterers can fit any budget  (I’m also have an approx 200 ppl reception, so price per person was a big factor in deciding a venue.)  You can also provide all your own alcohol which is a major plus and budget saver.  Of the other locations mentioned above, I did visit Rancho Las Lomas and it was def my favorite and very pretty.  But at a $6,000-7,000 rental fee plus $100+ per person caterer (w/o alcohol included), it was way out of our budget.  I guess it all depends on your budget, though.  Hope this helps!

Post # 10
7 posts
  • Wedding: March 2009

You might check out HereComesTheGuide.com and query on ‘garden’ for venue type. I was going to recommend the Japanese garden in Long Beach, but I think they can only handle 100 people or so.

Post # 11
3 posts

I think the max capacity may be 180-200 folks and may not be in the area you are looking at, but the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona is great. I got married there a few weeks back and it was a cute garden setting, plus the actual house can be used by guests….the food was GREAT too…here is their link, some of the pics are old but you get the idea. Staff is nice too…


Post # 12
63 posts
Worker bee

The Langham (used to be the Ritz-Carlton Huntington) has a nice outdoor setting. The Japanese garden will work for up to 150 guest and the Horseshoe Garden with the gorgeous backdrop of the hotel can hold up to 300 i think.

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