Here are a handful of my favorite wedding venues that I’ve had the pleasure of djing at.
1. The Langham Hotel: Pasadena
The Langham Hotel in Pasadena captures the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. Situated on 23 acres with grand historic ballrooms and gardens, the hotel features world-class dining, elegant guest rooms and a variety of recreational choices such as spa, fitness, tennis and nearby golf.
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
2. Petersen Automotive Museum
Welcome to an experience where every automobile tells a story and every story has a place in history. As one of the world’s largest and most innovative automotive museums, the Petersen Automotive Museum chronicles the evolution of one of mankind’s greatest achievements and its impact on our culture over the past 100 years.
Automotive enthusiasts and novices alike will enjoy attending an event in an environment that is naturally entertaining, educational, and intriguing. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by one of the largest and most dynamic event venues in the city, featuring five unique spaces in which to host the event of your dreams. Choose between the highly detailed Streetscape diorama on the first floor, the dramatic exhibits on the second floor, the spacious Pavilion, the Founder’s Lounge boardroom, and the rooftop Penthouse of the fourth floor. Book the floors separately or rent the entire museum for the night.
6060 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Vibiana is a wedding, events and performing arts venue located in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles owned and operated by Los Angeles restaurateurs Chef Neal Fraser, Amy Knoll Fraser, Bill Chait and their partners.
Originally the City’s first Archdiocese Catholic cathedral, Vibiana has been beautifully transformed into a stunning full service event facility with a state of the art lighting and sound system, high quality, custom rental equipment, a seasoned and talented event management staff, and an extensive dining and craft libations program.
With the Main Hall and Garden Courtyard, the versatility of Vibiana is endless, offering a beautiful customizable back drop for events of any style, including entertainment, corporate, non-profit, wedding, and performing arts.
214 South Main Street
Los Angeles, Ca
Noor is a boutique event space situated in historic downtown Pasadena. Our mission is to earn the trust of our Clients by producing consistent and flawless events. Readers of Pasadena Weekly have affirmed our dedication to this mission by voting Noor “Best of Pasadena” 3 years in a row.
Noor features two gorgeous indoor ballrooms along with a stunning outdoor space. The Sofia Ballroom, with an art nouveau inspired ballroom design and 1920’s inspired foyer, provides an exquisite space for up to 330 guests for seated banquets. The Ella Ballroom, with its art deco design, imparts an atmosphere of elegance for up to 130 guests. The urban charm of the outdoor Noor | Promenade offers an ideal setting for extravagant gala events for up to 1,500 seated guests and outdoor open air concerts.
From intimate to extravagant, traditional to the unexpected, Noor is committed to designing a personalized event that is uniquely yours. Conveniently located in the heart of Pasadena and just 9 miles from downtown Los Angeles, make Noor the place for your next event.
260 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
Located inside Paseo Colorado
5. Renaissance: Glendale
Renaissance Banquet Hall has been a fixture in Los Angeles since 2004, where it has been privileged to host an abundance of luxurious events, romantic weddings, and elegant gatherings. As you step past the fountain, over the red carpet, and through the Grand Entrance, you will be astonished by the classical Renaissance architecture and artwork.
But it’s not just the décor that dazzles; our banquet hall staff works diligently to turn your dream event into a reality. Renaissance features fine cuisine catering, world-class decorators, excellent party planners, and recommendations for top florists, bakers, DJs, photographers and any other inquiry our clients request.
Adorned with Swarovski crystal chandeliers, premiere stonework, and detailed craftsmanship, Renaissance is a beacon of cultured elegance for potential event planners. Another element that set us apart from the other banquet halls in Los Angeles is our two distinct ballrooms. The Grand & Crystal Ballrooms each have their own dance floors, custom lighting, and dining tables, but display unique charms, as well.
1236 South Central Ave
Glendale, CA 91204
6. Westlake Village Inn
With its own private vineyard, romantic gardens and European-like setting, the Inn is a popular wedding and honeymoon location. We have five outdoor ceremony sites available: the Lakeside Gazebo, Mediterraneo Gazebo, the Waterfall, the Tuscan Garden and the Stonehaus Waterfall. The Inn offers numerous affordable wedding packages and dedicated coordinators to assist you in planning your custom dream wedding.
31943 Agoura Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361
7. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
The Nixon Library’s unmatched splendor is the backdrop for Orange County’s most talked about wedding ceremonies and receptions. The library’s 1,400 rose bushes will frame your own “Rose Garden Wedding” – surely one of the most memorable days of your life. Host your reception in the stunning White House East Room complete with parquet wood floor and replica chandeliers and fireplaces.
The Library possesses the only replica of the White House East Room, exclusively yours to host your wedding reception. The East Room features three magnificent crystal chandeliers, golden Italian silk draperies, and imported marble fireplaces. The East Room can accommodate gatherings of up to 360, and with a unique breakout room we can hold up to 500 guests. The room contains gorgeous wooden terrazzo floor that is utilized for dancing the night away. As part of the venue rental we include beautiful Gold Versailles chairs for your reception, as well as all of your banquet tables, cocktail tables, cake table, and gift table. We also offer complimentary parking and 24 hour on site security.
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
8. Vellano Country Club
Wedgewood Vellano is nestled inside the private, gated Vellano community atop a hill overlooking the entire valley. This award-winning, exclusive residential area contains a private golf course with a 47,000 square foot Tuscan-style clubhouse with an exquisite backdrop of surrounding mountains and canyons. The wedding ceremony site overlooks the lush green hills and sweeping views.
For your reception, the Grand Venezia Ballroom seats 220 and features French doors that open onto a second story veranda with breathtaking views. Enjoy a private cocktail hour with your guests indoors or out! This modern, elegant space is neutral enough to work with all design schemes. Look no further than Wedgewood at the Vellano Country Club for your beautiful celebration.
2441 Vellano Club Drive
Chino Hills, CA, 91709
9. Natural History Museum
Be it life-sized dinosaurs or hummingbirds in flight, we have nearly 100 years of experience making a moment last forever. The halls of the Natural History Museum are unique among event spaces in Los Angeles, and whether your tastes lean toward the classical architecture of the Rotunda and Grand Foyer, or the dramatic tableaux of the Mammal Halls, you can let your imagination run wild. Classical or quirky, your special day promises to be one for the ages.
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
10. Terrannea Resort
Walk down an aisle inches from the Pacific, and exchange vows where the horizon is your altar. Gracefully poised on 102 oceanfront acres and surrounded by romantic blue waves, Terranea is where your fantasy wedding becomes reality. From the Catalina Room, the 18,000-square-foot Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom and the 6,000-square-foot Marineland Ballroom to fifteen breakout rooms and three boardrooms, space for your wedding in Palos Verdes is never an issue. And if you wish to hold your event on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific, 75,000 square feet of beautiful oceanfront venues are located right outside your window.
6610 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275