When it comes to spring wedding venues, Los Angeles tops the list of desirable locales. Balmy temperatures, an already forgotten rainy season, glitz and glamour to boot, what’s not to love? Check out three unique wedding venues that may alter your altar experience.
Spring Wedding at the Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum is on Wilshire and Fairfax. Imagine saying your ‘I do’ in front of the 1963 VW Beetle from “Herbie: Fully Loaded.” Another famous car that makes for a great photo opportunity is the Elvis Presley-owned yellow 1971 De Tomaso. Of course, for the ultimate spring wedding, plan your nuptials in front of the Streetscape exhibit that features historic Southern California dioramas. Front and center are the vehicles that were popular in their day.
Dress up the area with spring flowers and period-clothes for a realistic look and feel. What makes this one of the unique wedding venues for the spring lover is the fact that — due to its being an indoor locale — you can have a spring wedding at any time, even in the midst of winter. Infuse some Hollywood silver screen drama into your wedding and the memories are sure to last a lifetime.
Tips: The Petersen features a preferred catering and equipment rental list. If the bride and groom can work with these vendors, the odds are good that there are some savings ahead. Opting for an outside caterer is possible but could run up the bill by as much as $600 to $1,000. Since this venue requires special handling, the museum only works with couples who have an event coordinator handling the details.
One of the Most Exclusive Spring Wedding Venues Los Angeles has to Offer: the London West Hollywood
The London West Hollywood is the ultimate L.A. luxury hotel that carries a spring-inspired beach theme throughout. Furniture is custom-designed and features leather, chrome and marble-topped desks that talk of magic seaside resorts while cotton bedding ensures the comfort of the guests. The chef of duty is Gordon Ramsay, who knows California culinary delights better than anyone.
Depending on the size of the wedding party, there are a number of different wedding venues the London West Hollywood offers. The roof deck features 3,772 square feet of available space while the Hampton Court Gardens offer 6,850 square feet. The roof desk offers cabanas, a fire pit and also a pool, which are perfect for a balmy L.A. spring night wedding and reception.
Tip: Make the reception something to be remembered by taking advantage of the various packages. For example, a platinum wedding package includes butler-passed hors d’oeuvres (6 per person), five hours of bar service, a four-course dinner and linens at $200 per person. This does not include the room rental fee, tax, gratuity or valet.
For a Traditional Catholic Spring Wedding: the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is the quintessential traditional spring wedding venue – if at least one member of the couple is catholic. This is one of the wedding locales that requires a bit of planning, since the church authorities require a minimum of six months’ worth of preparation. In addition, weddings may only be held on Saturdays at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.
Tip: Due to established Catholic wedding rules, the cost of the church rental is relatively low and established at a meeting between the deacon and the couple. The rental of the Cathedral Plaza for a stylish reception is extra. Due to the time constraints imposed by the church, be sure to book the cathedral and the plaza well ahead of time to guarantee its spring availability.
Unique Wedding Venues, Los Angeles:
Petersen Automotive Museum at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, 90036; (323) 964-6348
The London West Hollywood at 1020 North San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood, 90069; (866) 282-4560
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels at 555 West Temple Street in Los Angeles, 90012; (213) 680-5200