Outdoor wedding venues definitely add to the magic of your wedding day. There’s nothing like being blessed by the sun and surrounded by verdant trees and plants as you say ‘I do’! Read on for 15 awesomely breathtaking outdoor wedding venues in L.A., from the rustic to the uniquely quirky!
15 Awesome Outdoor Wedding Venues in Los Angeles
Your wedding venue is probably one the biggest decisions you’ll have to lock down during the wedding planning process. There are just so many options available for every theme and style! Ever popular is the idea of throwing a beautiful celebration closer to nature, so outdoor wedding venues are always in great demand.
If you live in L.A, you have the best of both worlds thrown together—sun, sand, and sea coexist with the sweeping city skyline, so all the more reason for you to have an outdoor wedding! Be it rustic and simple or classy and sophisticated, you’re sure to find the perfect outdoor wedding venue among our picks below. One thing’s for sure: These outdoor wedding venues are all intimate and romantic backdrops to your beautiful love story.
1. Marrakesh House
Numerous artists collaborated in the remodeling and design of this Culver City eco-friendly mid-century house, making it a true artist’s haven (there’s even an actual art installation from Coachella). Your wedding will resemble the coolest house party your friends have ever been invited too—and it will be solar-powered, too. How amazing is that?
This old abandoned building was remodeled into a loft, perfect for that classy laidback wedding you’ve always wanted. The open courtyard, greenery, and skylights bring the best of the outdoor L.A. vibe right into the heart of the Artist District.
3. Oviatt Penthouse
This Art Deco historical landmark dating to the 1920’s was once a private residence, but is now a fine example of Old Hollywood glamor. This wedding venue offers a spectacular view of the L.A. skyline. Definitely one of the city’s more elegant outdoor wedding venues!
4. Shutters on the Beach
If you want to make the most out of the California sunshine, there’s nothing like saying your vows against a backdrop of vivid blue. Shutters on the Beach grants you that picture-perfect beach ceremony, but the world-class hotel amenities make your wedding absolutely perfect.
Intrigued by the name? It’s because this indoor/outdoor venue used to be a smog checking facility. Today, solar-powered and filled with vertical gardens and verdant plant life, it’s certified as one of most Earth-friendly establishments in the US. Not only is it sustainably designed, SmogShoppe is home to chic vintage décor—making your wedding both guilt-free and charming,
6. The Thursday Club
This venue is pretty unconventional for a wedding venue: It’s a historical site that housed a women’s club since the 1920’s. But its gorgeous walled garden and courtyard, charming retro vibe, and rich historical value make it a prime spot for your intimate and quirky wedding.
7. The LINE Hotel
Imagine having this lush greenhouse setting for your wedding, without leaving the City of Angels! Plus, FYI—the rooms are to die for. Your guests will love making a weekend getaway out of your wedding.
8. The Wayfarer’s Chapel
Also known as the Glass Chapel, this gorgeous and lush chapel and garden venue puts you and your guests in the right mood for a solemn yet casual ceremony.
9. Wilshire Loft
If you want your wedding to be part of the city’s skyline, you’d definitely want to hold your ceremony at the Wilshire Loft. Whether you opt for a sunny brunch or a night of cocktails, your wedding will look sophisticated and urban—just like you.
10. The Fig House
The Fig House is a little slice of modern vintage right in the middle of L.A. The outdoor ceremony area is walled with lush greenery, and the quirky décor and accents are sure to add character to your wedding! Your wedding photos are going to be amazing!
11. Inn of the Seventh Ray
This patio and canopy are just full of dreamy details you’d want on your big day—look at those wrought-iron chairs and the twinkly lights! It’s the ideal cozy and intimate setting you want for a small wedding full of music and dancing under the stars.
12. Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
If it’s a romantic, elegant, and sun-dappled wedding among beautiful botanical life you’re after, then you’ve come to right place. Play off the surroundings and use a muted palette for a wedding that looks whimsical and romantic.
13. Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
Every corner of this outdoor wedding venue is Pinterest-worthy! Who needs a wedding stylist when you have arched entryways, ivy-covered walls, and flowering trees and bushes at this glimpse of heaven?
14. Oak Canyon Ranch
It doesn’t get more rustic than Oak Canyon Ranch, so if you’re looking for outdoor wedding venues straight out of a Pinterest board, you’ve found your spot. Towering trees and soft foliage set the tone for a casual yet chic gathering of your nearest and dearest (all you need is the soft glow of some DIY lights!)
15. Catalina View Gardens
Sometimes, outdoor wedding venues don’t just offer greenery, they can offer the best view. And if it’s a view you’re after, it simply doesn’t get better than that. These gardens overlook the property’s vineyards and the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean. The rustic Spanish-style architecture is both festive and timeless—exactly what you want for your wedding.
Now that you’re set on your beautiful venue, you can start considering the decor that will best complement the natural beauty of your ceremony setting. Get inspired by this video from Martha Stewart on table centerpieces for less:
Breathe in the cool air and bask in the sunshine as you become husband and wife in these outdoor wedding venues. Remember, the true star of the show is your love—these venues just serve as the perfect setting.
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