La Venta Inn 796 Via Del Monte • Palos Verdes Estates • California 90274

La Venta Inn

796 Via Del Monte
Palos Verdes Estates, California 90274

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

An international destination from its earliest days, La Venta Inn has enjoyed a full, rich history on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Developed originally by a group of international businessmen as an "ideal residential community," the impeccably restored Inn is now nationally recognized as a California Point of Historical Interest. Set on a prime spot on a hill with sweeping ocean views, the spectacular 1920s Spanish-style villa is set off by a distinctive tower, red-tiled roofs and, in front, a courtyard with a bubbling fountain enclosed by a bougainvillea-covered arbor.

Inside, the rooms are spacious and airy, with wood floors and cream-colored walls that evoke vintage elegance and provide a neutral backdrop for decorations. The large main ballroom has a lofty open-beamed ceiling, antique wrought-iron chandeliers, and a handsome fireplace with a carved stone mantelpiece. French doors open onto a Palos Verdes stone patio that spans the length of the house, commanding stunning views of the entire L.A. Basin and Santa Monica Bay below. Two steps lead down onto a broad semicircle of lawn surrounded by flowering shrubs and palm trees, and there's a natural stone ceremony area at the lawn's edge with the sweep of the coastline as a dramatic backdrop—a view that makes you want to stay here long after your celebration.


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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,000/event and up
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
  • The rental fee includes:

    • Exclusive use of property with ceremony lawn, courtyard, ocean cottage, ballroom, reception garden rooms, groom's room, kitchen, and more
    • Parking lot attendant
    • Venue attendant
    • Food tasting
    • Tables
    • Wooden crossback chairs
    • Maple ceremony chairs
    • Dance floor
    • Patio heaters
    • Sound system + wireless mic
    • And more!
Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $7,500/event and up
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
  • Catering minimums begin at $7,500 per event. Catering fees average about $225 per person depending on customization, and include rentals such as glassware, napkins, and more.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 220 220
Cocktails, etc. Standing 220 220
Reception Seated 220 220
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 220.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: La Venta Inn can accommodate up to 220 guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: La Venta Inn holds 220 seated or standing guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: The venue seats up to 125 theater-style.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$





Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily, 7:30am-2:30pm and 3:30pm-10:30pm. Additional hours and all-day events can be accommodated for an extra fee.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Valley

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: provided by Made by Meg
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range, extra fee
Parking: attended parking provided
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: Santa Monica Bay, L.A. Basin and coastal vistas
Other: event coordinator, state-of-the-art sound system


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: no smoking
Music: vendors require approval
Wheelchair Access: limited access; call for details
Insurance: required for all vendors


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