Uniquely Urban: 9 Wedding Venues in Los Angeles’ Electric Downtown

Downtown LA is alive and thriving! Its mother lode of historic architecture and museums, as well as cultural, entertainment and sporting events, makes it a great place to turn your wedding into a mini-vacation. And, when it comes to venue choices for the Big Day, you’ll find whatever vibe you’re looking for: Old World glamour, sleek and modern, traditional elegance—even places with a hipster edge. Check out these possibilities—you’re sure to find one…or two…or three! that fit your personal style.

Cafe Pinot
  • Location: 700 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles CA
  • Style: Chic downtown oasis
  • Fab Feature: A garden patio, surrounded by verdant Maguire Park with the picturesque Central Library as a backdrop, adds up to a sophisticated and romantic setting.
  • Event Space Highlights: The private Skyroom Terrace has a wall of glass and opens to a petite terrace overlooking a fountain and well-tended lawn, continuing the alluring “nature in the city” motif.
  • Notable Services: With acclaimed chef Joachim Splichal at the helm, you can count on wowing your guests with Café Pinot’s menu and presentation.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Cafe Pinot

Cafe Pinot

Cafe Pinot


City Club Los Angeles
  • Location: 555 Flower Street 51st Floor, Los Angeles CA
  • Style: Private club with killer views
  • Fab Feature: Jaw-dropping, 280-degree panoramas that showcase the diversity of the City of Angels, from Santa Monica harbor and the Pacific coastline to downtown cityscapes.
  • Event Space Highlights: The elegant Angeles Ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, chandeliers that resemble clusters of stars, and stylish décor. Best of all, the space is flexible so you can use separate sections for your ceremony, cocktails and dinner and enjoy different vistas.
  • Notable Services: There’s an air of exclusivity as soon as you’re whisked up to the 51st floor, where attention to detail and personalized service reign.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

City Club Los Angeles

City Club Los Angeles

City Club Los Angeles


The Legendary Park Plaza
  • Location: 607 South Park View Street, Los Angeles CA
  • Style: Historic Gothic Revival treasure
  • Interesting Tidbit: This spectacularly exuberant locale was originally built in 1925 as a WWI memorial for the Order of the Elks, and features enormous angels on each exterior corner as well as brass elk antlers above its entry.
  • Event Space Highlights: An array of unique venues includes the historic Lobby with its hand-painted domed ceiling; the Art Deco Terrace Ballroom with dazzling chandelier and sconces; a colonnaded Grand Ballroom with Florentine ceiling; and the Bronze Ballroom, which opens to an adjacent patio.
  • Notable Amenities: The backdrops here are amazing (it’s often used for film shoots), so just imagine the kind of photos you’ll capture. Plus, your event can run as late as 2am!
  • Catering: Provided in-house or bring your own
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

The Legendary Park Plaza

The Legendary Park Plaza

The Legendary Park Plaza


The LA Hotel Downtown
  • Location: 333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles CA
  • Style: Hip, yet elegant
  • Fab Feature: When is a wall not just a wall? When it’s made of woven wood or transformed into a waterfall with twinkling lights. Upping the visual impact even more are freeform Lucite chandeliers that are works of art.
  • Event Space Highlights: Lush greenery, feathery palms and skyscraper views create a dynamic urban garden milieu for your ceremony. And walls of glass from the two luxurious ballrooms continue to showcase those fabulous cityscape vistas.
  • Notable Services: Certified wedding coordinators will help you plan every aspect of your event, from pre-wedding gatherings to discounted accommodations for your guests (and a complimentary honeymoon suite for you). Their concierge can also arrange fun activities in and around downtown L.A.
  • Catering: Provided in-house or bring your own
  • Accommodations: 400 guest rooms and 69 suites

The LA Hotel Downtown

The LA Hotel Downtown

The LA Hotel Downtown


The L.A. Music Center Featuring the Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Location: 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA
  • Style: Impressive urban arts center
  • Fab Feature: The vibrant, landscaped Water Court ties together three beacons for performing arts in L.A. (The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mart Taper Forum and the Ahmanson) and is an incredible setting for cocktails al fresco or a gala for thousands.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Dorothy Chandler’s magnificent lobby is meant for dramatic, show-stopping entrances and boasts a gilded dome, pillars of Byzantine tile and a Grand Staircase flanked by reflecting pools.
  • Notable Services: Famed chef Joachim Splichal’s company, Patina Catering, brings the same expertise and flair to your wedding that they do to high-profile events like the Governor’s Ball and L.A. Opera premieres.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Music Center

Music Center

Music Center


Los Angeles Athletic Club
  • Location: 431 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles CA
  • Style: Historic landmark meets state-of-the-art luxury
  • Interesting Tidbit: Built in 1880, L.A.’s first private club centered around athletics and attracted VIPs like Henry Huntington, Otis Chandler, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Eddy Rickenbacker and surfer Duke Kahanama. Women moved from guests to members in the 1940s.
  • Event Space Highlights: A complete panorama of skyscrapers makes the rooftop terrace a marvelous spot for your ceremony…and even more magical for a nighttime reception against the sparkle of city lights. Not to be outdone, the remodeled Centennial Ballroom, highlighted by rich woods, an embellished ceiling and dazzling chandeliers, harkens back to the Gatsby era.
  • Wedding Package Perks: A champagne toast, wedding cake and honeymoon suite are just a few of the complimentary goodies included. Plus you and your overnight guests enjoy access to club facilities during your stay.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: 72 rooms including 9 suites

Los Angeles Athletic Club

Los Angeles Athletic Club

Los Angeles Athletic Club


Vibiana
  • Location: 214 South Main Street, Los Angeles CA
  • Style: Spanish Baroque splendor
  • Interesting Tidbit: Built in 1875, “St. Vibiana’s Cathedral” was formerly the home of L.A.’s Catholic archdiocese. After an extensive renovation (and being de-sanctified), it’s now a secular haven for weddings, events and concerts.
  • Event Space Highlights: From the gold-embossed, domed foyer to the magnificent interior with its soaring ceiling, clerestory windows, rows of columns and marble stage, this venue will take your breath away. Plus, there’s even a hidden garden with antique iron gates.
  • Notable Amenities: The acoustics here are great and you’ll love the fun, modern adaptations to the original design, like confessionals turned into photo booths.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Vibiana

Vibiana

Vibiana


Luxe City Center Hotel, Downtown LA
  • Location: 1020 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
  • Style: Chic boutique hotel in the heart of the city
  • Fab Feature: Location, location, location—you’re steps from many of downtown’s major attractions, and after a day of walking around (yes, walking in L.A.!), you’ll enjoy relaxing in their spacious, upscale rooms.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Ballroom’s wraparound, floor-to-ceiling glass doors reveal a vibrant tableau of downtown’s energy and twinkling lights. When opened, there’s a nice indoor/outdoor flow to the terrace so guests can mingle and enjoy cocktails around the fire pits or sculptured water feature.
  • Notable Amenities: The classy accommodations include every modern amenity. In fact, if you don’t feel like seeing the sights, you could easily just settle in with a movie, in-room massage, and a tasty meal sent up from the hotel’s niXon restaurant.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: 162 guest rooms and 16 suites

Luxe City Center Hotel, Downtown LA

Luxe City Center Hotel, Downtown LA

Luxe City Center Hotel, Downtown LA


Wilshire Loft
  • Location: 700 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles CA
  • Style: Sophisticated penthouse
  • Fab Feature: The huge wraparound terrace, surrounded by skyscrapers and overlooking the stunning Art Deco L.A. Library, offers an unforgettable setting for ceremonies. It’s dazzling at sunset, and maybe even better after dark!
  • Event Space Highlights: There’s a cool vibe throughout this loft-like space, where an easy flow and walls of windows give you lots of flexibility, and the décor includes fun 70s-style touches like an undulating, kinetic light fixture over the bar and jazzy faux fur chairs in the bridal room.
  • Wedding Package Perks: The artistry of Truly Yours Catering combined with a 20-page menu gives you lots of great dining options that include new twists on old favorites, the best of international cuisine, and a focus on fresh, organic ingredients.
  • Catering: Provided in-house
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Wilshire Loft

Wilshire Loft

Wilshire Loft




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