22 Los Angeles Venues for a Unique Intimate Wedding

Having attended dozens of weddings, I’m always intrigued when couples put a unique spin on their celebration.

Rule breakers and non-traditionalists are my friends! A great place to start if you want a creative wedding is with a super hip venue. I daydream about this kind of stuff. I’ve always loved scouring the Internet for amazing restaurants, venues, hotels, and airbnb’s. So, I decided to put together a list of unique Los Angeles wedding venues! I hope something catches your eye and sparks your imagination.

/ 1 / Marvimon

From Smogshoppe to Millwick, all of the Marivmon event spaces are lush with greenery and overflowing with character. If you’re into an urban wedding vibe, this is the perfect spot nestled in downtown LA.

From their website:

“A private, understated garden entry leads guests down a winding exposed aggregate path to reveal Millwick’s tranquil urban oasis, a courtyard surrounded by mature trees, drought tolerant landscaping, 20ft brick walls and lush vertical gardens.”

/ 2 / Ace Hotel

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is one of the coolest spots in all of Los Angeles. The art deco details are just insane. Can you imagine the epicness of having a full on stage as your altar? And plush movie-style seating for your guests? It does not get any more unique than that.

From their website:

“There’s no other place like this in Los Angeles. From its cinematic legacy down to its last lavish detail, The Theatre at Ace Hotel is a wholly unique epicenter of art, culture and life — an opulent temple to the things we live for.”

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/ 3 / Carondelet House

The Carondelet House is a hidden gem behind a brick facade in Koreatown. I’ve personally shot here a few times, and each visit I fall in love more! It’s cozy, hip, and timeless.

From their website:

“Constructed in 1928, this gorgeous property was built as an Italian villa with an urban flair. With warm hardwood floors, expansive rooms, exposed brick walls, two exterior courtyards, high exposed beam ceilings and a beautiful fireplace, this is one of the freshest and most unique even venues available in Los Angeles.”

/ 4 / Petite Ermitage

Petite Ermitage is a boutique hotel located in West Hollywood. It’s a nice idea to have all the events of your wedding day in one spot. No hopping from place to place! You can sleep here, get ready here, wed here, and then drink and dine at the end of it all.

From their website:

“The Lounge boasts 360 degree views of the Hollywood Hills and is proudly recognized as a Hummingbird and Butterfly Sanctuary by the National Wildlife Federation.”

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/ 5 / Beverly Wilshire Hotel

The Royal Suite at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons is a dreamy space. Couples can opt to have their ceremony inside the penthouse suite or on the rooftop with stunning views of all of Los Angeles. The wedding I photographed here was one of my favorites ever.

From their website:

The Royal Suite is a one-of-a-kind event venue featuring 4,000 square feet of luxurious space for entertaining and offers an unusual yet spectacular backdrop for wedding and receptions. The suite features a living room with fireplace, dining room which seats ten, wood-panelled library with fireplace and an entertainment room with built-in bar.”

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/ 6 / NeuHouse

Another superb penthouse is the Paley Penthouse. It’s swanky and beautifully decorated. I can definitely picture an intimate candlelit gathering.

From their website:

“The Paley Penthouse offers a private, stylish interior ideal for swanky after parties, receptions or launch events for up to 100 attendees. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor rooftop area with marvelous views of the metropolis area.”

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/ 7 / The Fig House

Oh my Lanta is this space amazing. The colors, the furniture, the light! For those not afraid of a bit of pizzaz, The Fig House is just for you.

From their website:

“The Fig House is a bespoke event venue nestled between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, in the heart of burgeoning Highland Park. Open to private events, outdoor weddings and receptions, exhibitions, productions, corporate and private parties, The Fig House is an indoor/outdoor event venue that transports you to a place where mid-century California meets lush landscaping, and modern glamour.”

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/ 8 / Line Hotel

The LINE hotel is one of my favorite places to stay in LA. The light that comes through the floor to ceiling windows is to die for, and the decor is modern yet warm and welcoming. Killer views too, especially if you request a room overlooking the Hollywood sign.

From their website:

“The big day is approaching and the perfect wedding requires attention to detail and seamless execution. With the expertise of our special events department and chef Roy Choi, we can help you push creative boundaries to create your dream wedding.”

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    / 9 / RAW Warehouse

    While researching venues for this post, I came across a website called Splacer. They rent out event spaces and have some seriously cool spots. Like this gritty, colorful warehouse where you can start with a blank slate and go anywhere from there.

    From their website:

    “An empty warehouse with a vintage industrial look the green brick and tarnished wood walls work gracefully as a backdrop.”

    open loft wedding venue space

    / 10 / Open Loft Space

    This loft space made the list because it has an open layout without being too big and empty. If you’re into having a wedding with a small guest list, this spot has plenty of room – but not too much!

    From their website:

    “Through a private alley entrance, you enter the west-wing of an early 20th century manufacturing building. You will find yourself in a large open loft – which we recently architecturally restored after 2 years of careful renovation. Our mission was on one hand adding contemporary functionality but on the other protecting its charm and patina.”

    / 11 / Vintage Era Bistro Bar

    The vintage art deco vibes always get me. This cozy bistro bar would be so amazing for a formal winter wedding. Can you imagine decking this place out with holiday cheer? Another excellent Splacer find.

    From their website:

    “Located on the second floor of a thoughtfully restored Masonic Hall in the heart of L.A.’s Highland Park, the restaurant exudes vintage-era warmth and charm, with a dining room designed by L.A.-based Design, Bitches, and a menu and hospitality approach intended to celebrate and continue the building’s nearly century-long history as a community gathering place.”

    A Mid-Century Modern House wedding

    / 12 / A Mid-Century Modern House

    A summer wedding by the pool, anyone? This residential spot in Woodland Hills with airbnb vibes has tons of space both indoors and outdoors.

    From their website:

    “An entertainer’s dream, this single story home features an open floor plan with bamboo flooring and floor to ceiling windows. The open kitchen overlooks twin living rooms separated by two fireplaces and sandblasted exposed vaulted wood ceilings.”

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    / 13 / 1910 Neighborhood Cinema with a Tropical Garden

    I can’t get over the idea of getting married on a stage. I’m not necessarily a theater or movie nerd, but it would be so cool! This one is inside a house, so there are plenty of possibilities for ceremony spots, dinner setups, and reception hangouts. Important to note that as of now, they do not have availability on the weekends. Weekday wedding, anybody?

    From the Peerspace website:

    “This is a historic cinema house with a tropical garden 15 years in the making, we are an immersive art museum presenting a truly unique 360-degree painted panorama. Our garden is a living, breathing exhibit of tropical plants and exotic flowers that features a waterfall grotto for misting meditation, an ethereal fountain and an archaic gazebo.”

    / 14 / Hidden Hollywood Gem

    I see pink anything and I just go nuts. If a space like this hidden Hollywood gem is already fully furnished, your wedding decor can be pretty minimal. All the work is done for you!

    From their website:

    “Unassuming from the outside, the space’s luxurious yet quirky design is especially unique. Corridors and nooks throughout the space give it an intimate feel, while the back patio is covered in artwork created by the neighborhood itself.”

    / 15 / Cecconi’s West Hollywood

    Are you seeing this yellow heart wall sprinkled with butterflies? Enough said.

    From their website:

    “A heart-shaped ‘Butterfly’ painting by British artist Damien Hirst gives the name to this secluded private dining room. The space can accommodate standing cocktail receptions, or rectangular tables, seating up to 40 guests. For intimate gatherings, the room can be enclosed by a Venetian curtain, and a private entrance is also available. There is a small outdoor area to receive guests for cocktails prior to moving to the Butterfly Room for the event.”

    / 16/ Open Downtown Loft

    Apparently downtown LA is where it’s at if you’re on the hunt for an open loft layout for your wedding.

    From their website:

    “2700 square foot open space in 4000 sf loft with 18 large windows, downtown views and nice, mainly northwest, natural light. Concrete floors and beamed ceiling. Located on the sixth floor of a landmark 1928 Art Deco building in downtown Los Angeles’s historic core near the Ace Hotel, Aesop, Acne, Tanner Goods and the Orpheum Theater.”

    / 17 / Honeypot

    With all white everything and concrete floors, you truly have a blank slate to work with. HNYPT is great for minimalists who want an urban setting for their wedding.

    From their website:

    “Our studio space, used by many local artisans for private product show casings, private events, ideal for photo shoots, as a film location, and art gallery has become the destination for many creatives in Downtown Los Angeles. A rare, triangular pitched roof, warehouse building in Downtown Los Angeles.”

    / 18 / Big Daddy Antiques

    You can get married in an antique store! When I saw this, I flipped out. It’s ridiculously unique. Big Daddy Antiques has multiple location in the US, so check them all out!

    From their website:

    “Big Daddy’s Antiques offers one-of-a-kind antiques and reproductions from Europe, Asia & North America.  Having established roots in Los Angeles in 1996, we serve the San Francisco, Aspen, & Seattle markets for interior designers, set decorators, landscape architects, photographers, event planners, as well as enthusiastic art & design lovers.”

    / 19 / Culver Hotel

    One of the best boutique hotels in all of Los Angeles! The Culver Hotel is a one stop shop: a place to sleep and get ready, as well as several areas to host a ceremony and reception.

    From their website:

    “Welcome to the Culver Hotel, where classic meets contemporary and history meets modern luxury. With its vintage glamour, artful design and dash of European ambiance, our uniquely shaped flatiron building feels much like an intimate forty six bedroom manor. Built in 1924 and once owned by John Wayne, our six story architectural beauty still stands proudly in the center of Downtown Culver City ~ one of Los Angeles’ most talked about walking neighborhoods.”

    / 20 / Alexandria Ballrooms

    Are we in Europe or Los Angeles? I can’t tell. The Alexandra Ballroom transports you to a Parisian dreamland.

    “The King Edward captures all the royal elements featuring gold leaf ceilings with crystal chandeliers, a romantic fireplace and tall windows that flood the room with natural light. Perched above the ballroom is an elegant balcony terrace, with endless skylights creating a magical setting for your events or photo shoots.”

    / 21 / The Little Next Door

    The Little Next Door not only has delicious food but also a quaint and beautiful garden setting. The wedding I photographed here had a piano player and live singer, an intimate courtyard for mingling amongst the 35 guests, and a French toast brunch.

    From their website:

    “On our outdoor patio, one can host a semi-private party of 20 to 60 guests.  The entwining grape vines & twinkle lights covering the patio roof set the fun and magical ambiance and yet in a casual setting.  Keeping the same philosophy as our sister company, we prepare everything out of our kitchen with all fresh and seasonal ingredients the local farmers have to offer.

     / 22 / The Standard

    It doesn’t get any more hipster fresh than the Standard in downtown LA. The lobby is bright pink and the rooftop pool is an elegantly modern spot for a ceremony.

    From their website:

    “The Rooftop offers panoramic views of Los Angeles and the mountains beyond. There’s a heated swimming pool, red AstroTurf deck, dance floor, large film projector, DJ booth, poolside bar, outdoor fireplace, waterbed pods, sculptured topiary and a Biergarten.”

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      Katie photographs elopements and intimate weddings. She is located in Los Angeles and is available for travel worldwide.