(Closed) Venue LIKE Marvimon/SmogShoppe WITHOUT the pricetag!

posted 7 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Check Yelp for locations – there are tons and tons of places that can work for a wedding without getting sucked into a racket. I’ve heard really good things about Huron Substation:

Huron Substation

http://www.huronsubstation.com/Welcome.html

If you are specifically looking for exposed brick and large windows, you’ll have to search in the downtown areas – the architecture towards the beach is more 1920’s Mediterranean.

I only had 6 months to plan everything and was on a really small budget. Some of the places that I’d investigate are the art galleries in Culver City – they are all hurting to pay rent and have some great spaces available.

Culver Hotel – tons of brick, nice bar – easy atmosphere – not a lot of decoration necessary.

Also – Brunswick Studio downtown – there’s one really bad review on Yelp – I’d check to see if it’s under new management – things may have changed.

Might I suggest staying away from historic buildings that have lots of rules? Such a pain! 🙁 The Women’s Club in Santa Monica starts around 2k but adds up quickly making Marvimon look like a steal.

Lastly – read reviews on Wedding Wire – you can contact brides directly regarding their experiences with vendors and this will save you a ton of time.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

haha, I posted a similar post about 8 months ago….and am actually getting married at Marvimon in July.  It’s pricey….but we ended up deciding it was worthwhile……

a few other options:

huron substation (I was totally obsessed for awhile)

definitly art galleries

smashbox studios

I also looked at lofts in dt la…..

royal t in culver city

We decided to do marvimon on a Sunday, and it’s a little cheaper!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@cbrydon: does Marvimon have air conditioning? i’m helping a friend

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heritage Square Museum

check Box Eight in downtown LA too!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@sfchick: yes it does! That was one of my BIG concerns! July? Dt? hot as you know what!

@stripes we visited box eight too! It was a pretty cool venue, we just ran into a minor (for most people) issue….it’s right across from a strip club…..FI’s very conservative, Southern family would have been a little freaked out I think! But I loved the vibe!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am shooting a wedding at Huron Sub Station today….and sooo excited about it as looks like an incredible venue!!! Send me a message (or I guess check my blog [Link removed due to self promotion policy]) and I can give you a personal review of the place as well as photos. Or if you are interested email me and I can give you the brides email address and you can ask her about her experience with the venue.

Cheers

Melissa

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MelissaatFresh: awesome – can’t wait to hear what you think about it!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sorry if this is too late, but you might want to check out the Center for Arts in Eagle Rock.  Rental price is reasonable. I think it was once a library.

http://www.centerartseaglerock.org/

 

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