The city of Santa Monica, California and the surrounding area is probably best known for its pretty much perfect weather year-round, as well as excellent dining and shopping opportunities, and above everything else, the beach. All of these things combined make Santa Monica a rather perfect place for hosting a wedding. Whether couples are looking for an elegant and grand ballroom, a reception hall, a charming inn, or a beachside wedding with amazing views, there are plenty of wedding venues in the area to choose from at any time of the year.
1.Andaz West Hollywood
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The Andaz West Hollywood offers brides a chance to walk down the aisle with the iconic skyline of Los Angeles shimmering beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows lining the entire wall. With the picturesque event spaces at the hotel couples can have a West Hollywood wedding just the way they want it with the help of the professional staff, whether they want a casual dinner next to the pool or a more extravagant wedding ceremony in one of the spacious areas. The Andaz West Hollywood offers an ideal venue for LA-style weddings, with its expansive ballroom and sundeck boasting amazing views.
8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, Phone: 323-656-1234
2.Bel-Air Bay Club
The Bel-Air Bay Club is an expansive Mediterranean-style 1920’s mansion boasting stunning views of the ocean, offering a perfect venue for a dream Santa Monica wedding. Couples can tie the knot on the bluffs that overlook the bay of Los Angeles with lush gardens, lapping waves, and swaying palm trees as the backdrop. The sprawling estate provides an array of outdoor and indoor sites for events where guests can enjoy the amazing, almost endless 180-degree view of the coastline of Southern California. The venue includes the Cliffside Lawn, an upscale lounge, formal dining room, and a whimsical courtyard patio.
16801 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, Phone: 310-230-4700
Duke's Malibu is located along the surf of the shores of Malibu, California, just a short distance outside of Santa Monica. The crashing waves serve as the backdrop for weddings as the couple and their guests dine on the coastal-inspired fresh cuisine and also experience friendly and genuine service that Duke’s Malibu is known for. There are two private rooms for events available, featuring views of the ocean and the capability of being either dressed down or dressed up for the occasion. Duke’s culinary team creates customized menus for weddings based on the budget and tastes of the couple.
21150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, Phone: 310-317-6204
4.Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows is situated on five acres of land on top of the picturesque bluffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean, which has helped the hotel become one of the premier destinations in Santa Monica with both travelers and locals alike. Couples can find an ideal wedding venue for weddings with a view of the ocean at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, whether they choose a grand ballroom affair or a smaller and more intimate wedding by the ocean during the sunset. The beautiful grounds and guests accommodations add to the calm elegance of the resort.
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, Phone: 310-576-7777
5.Hilton Los Angeles Airport
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The Hilton Los Angeles Airport is located only a quarter-mile away from the Los Angeles International Airport, making it a very convenient wedding venue for couples who will have many out-of-town guests. The contemporary hotel features fifty-five thousand square feet of versatile, beautiful, and elegant event spaces, both outdoors and indoors. Couples can exchange vows outside on the outdoor patio or host their wedding reception in the International Ballroom with its stunning crystal chandeliers. The Hilton Los Angeles Airport has the capacity to accommodate weddings ranging from intimate celebrations with 50 guests to grand events with up to 800.
5711 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, Phone: 310-410-4000
6.Hornblower Cruises & Events
Hornblower Cruises and Events offers couples in the Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica area a chance to tie the knot on a yacht. The venue caters to a variety of taste when it comes to wedding receptions, ranging from food stations to seated dinner receptions, intimate, small ceremonies to all out bashes, and lively DJs to bands. Whichever type of wedding couples choose aboard Hornblower Cruises, it’s sure to be a memorable one with spectacular views. The company offers a wide array of wedding packages to meet different needs and tastes and to ensure the planning process is stress-free.
13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, Phone: 310-301-6000
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Il Cielo offers an opportunity for couples in Beverly Hills and the surrounding area, including Santa Monica, to tie the knot beneath the stars on the grounds of a European-style country villa within a romantic setting. Situated on the outskirts of California’s famous Beverly Hills, the venue of Il Cielo has created its own European cottage with a Tuscan palette. Over the more than thirty years that Il Cielo has been open, the venue has hosted over three thousand weddings and has earned a reputation as being one of the area’s ideal venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
9018 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, Phone: 310-276-9990
8.InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
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The InterContinental Los Angeles Century City offers a venue for sophisticated wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions within an urban oasis, providing the gourmet decadence and glamour the city of Los Angeles is known for at the luxury hotel. The revamped event spaces for weddings at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City include a rather impressive grand ballroom with modern chandeliers and beautiful high ceilings, as well as a romantic outdoor event area. An experienced and professional team are on-hand at the venue to help sort out all of the wedding details, along with the culinary team creating California cuisine.
2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067, Phone: 800-327-0200
9.Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
The Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica is considered to be one of the premier hotel venues for weddings in Santa Monica. The hotel’s ballroom boasts stunning mountain vistas on one side and views of the city skyline on the other, views that surround guests on the wedding day and also provide a beautiful packdrop for wedding photos. Along with the gorgeous event space and the surroundings, the Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica also strives to provide exceptional service during the planning process and the event, from start to finish, including assiting with planning the perfect menu for the big day.
530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, Phone: 310-399-9344
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10.Marina City Club
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The Marina City Club offers unbeatable views of the city’s sparkling marina and a great venue for weddings with the marina as the backdrop. The club’s third floor is home to a spacious event room that features a slanted unique wall of windows allowing for views of the water, along with plenty of natural light to help frame the event. The combination of the light greenery, black marble bar, and gold and brass light fixtures add a hint of glamour and elegance to the venue. Cpiples can get married against the room’s wide windows or host a memorable recception in the spacious area.
4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292, Phone: 310-578-4906
11.Marina Del Rey Hotel
The Marina Del Rey Hotel contains several different beautiful venues for hosting wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions in Marina del Rey, just outside of Santa Monica, California, with amazing views of the nearby marina. The Marina Del Rey Hotel is also the only hotel in Marina del Rey that is home to a waterfront lawn, making outdoor weddings even more special with guests watching the exchanging of vows set against the sparkling harbor waters. Cocktail hour is often held on the waterfront lawn or by the infinity pool, with receptions held indoors in one of the stylish venues.
13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, Phone: 310-301-1000
The Marvimon SmogShoppe is a foerm smog-check center from the 1980’s and has now been transformed into a private, one hundred percent solar-powered, 6,500-square-foot outdoor/indoor haven for a variety of desert plants, chic vintage furnishings, and vertical gardens. The combination of exterior and interior areas make for an ideal venue for vintage-style weddings and quintessential California entertaining, with the courtyard garden featuring more than 2,000 square feet of greenery. The spacious floor plan of Marvimon allows for garden cermonies and formal seated dinner receptions with up to 150 guests or up to 250 guests for cocktail receptions.
2651 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034, Phone: 424-261-8204
13.Michael's Santa Monica
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Michael's Santa Monica is a farm-to-table restaurant and wedding venue that has been serving the cuisine of California since 1979. Offering more than 3,500 square feet of unique space for entertainment and events, the venue can be transformed easily to meet whatever aesthetic couples desire for their wedding. Michael's Santa Monica features both outdoor and indoor areas for events, and the garden’s greenery provides a good backdrop for wedding photos. There is also a beautiful art gallery indoors for guests to explore. The Executive Chef also provides the couple and their guests with innovative menu options.
1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA, 90403, Phone: 310-451-0843
14.Montage Beverly Hills
The Montage Beverly Hills offers picture-perfect and romantic locations and venues for weddings that reflect the glamorous estates of the area during the 1920’s and the 1930’s. With more than twenty thousand quare feet of extravagant spaces for events, the Montage Beverly Hills provides event spaces for both intimate, small ceremonies to large-scale, lavish celebrations, and everything in between. From an elegant grand ballroom that can accommodate hundreds of people to the rooftop glass-enclosed dining area, there are many different settings for couples to choose from for their special day, no matter how small or large their wedding may be.
225 North Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, Phone: 855-691-1162
15.MountainGate Country Club
Nestled within the shadows of the Santa Monica Mountains, the MountainGate Country Club is located in Los Angeles, just a short distance from Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Bel Air. Known as one of the most breathtaking venues for outdoor weddings in the Los Angeles area, the country club provides spacious landscapes with amazing views and gorgeous gardens as the backdrop for rehearsal dinners, vow renewals, wedding ceremonies, and wedding receptions. As for indoor weddings, the MountainGate Country Club offers the Main Dining Room, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and the capacity of up to 200 people or 450 with the adjoining patio.
12445 Mountaingate Dr, Los Angeles, California 90049, Phone: 310-476-6215
16.Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
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The Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel provides a variety of renovated venues for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions in the Santa Monica area, just minutes away from the Los Angeles International Airport. With more than fifty thousand square feets of both outdoor and indoor event space, the hotel is able to accommodate many different events of nearly any size. Couples can host a memorable wedding in the very spacious Grand Ballroom with its capacity to seat up to one thousand guests for a reception, or the Brasserie Patio for a more unique outdoor setting under the sunshine of California.
6101 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, Phone: 310-642-1111
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17.Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
The Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills is situated in the center of Beverly Hills and is home to an array of different versatile spaces for all kinds of events, including wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples are able to transform their vision for their dream wedding into reality and customize event spaces to fit their needs. The Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills features a total of nine premier event venues, as well as fourteen classrooms. The Corwin Family Sanctuary and the Greer Social Hall are the most popular events spaces, with the hall featuring a courtyard, dance floor, stage, and more.
8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, Phone: 310-409-4644
18.The Beverly Hilton
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The Beverly Hilton offers brides a chance to walk down a beautiful aisle “in absolute style.” With a long-standing history in the area for hosting of hosting some of the most lavish wedding receptions, The Beverly Hilton is home to numerous different event spaces able to accommodate events with as few or as many guests as couples wish to have for their big day. The International Collection at the hotel offers three world-renowned spaces that can host events with up to 1,400 people, while the Beverly Hills Collection includes two glamorous ballrooms. There is also the beautiful Wilshire Garden.
9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, Phone: 310-274-7777
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19.The Houdini Estate
The Houdini Estate is a five-acre estate consisting of a natural-spring pond, a rock waterfall, terraced gardens full of exotic plants, an expansive grassy lawn, romantic gazebos featuring stunning vistas of the canyon, and hiking trails with views of the oceans. The gated and fenced venue is conveniently located less than fifteen minutes from Universal Studios, Beverly Hills, and Sunset Boulevard. The Houdini Estate also offers a wide variety of amenities, such as an outdoor spa, a heated pool, barbeque grills, outdoor fireplaces, satellite television, high-speed internet, a master suite, and three full bedrooms for the bridal party.
2400 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, Phone: 323-886-4949
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20.The London West Hollywood
The London West Hollywood provides a variety of beautiful, sophisticated, and luxurious settings for couples to exchange vows and celebrate their wedding day, such as the English-style romantic urban garden, the chic penthouse suite, a stunning rooftop terrace, and an elegant grand ballroom. The excellent service, delicious cuisine, and spectacular surroundings help to create an unforgettable wedding experience, both for the couple and their guests. The West End Rooftop can accommodate for up to 180 people for dinner and dancing, or 400 for a cocktail reception, while the Kensington Ballroom is able to host larger wedding receptions with up to 250 guests.
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, Phone: 866-282-4560
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The Victorian in Santa Monica is one of the area’s more historic wedding venues, blending coastal and contemporary flair with old-fashioned glamour. Originally constructed back in 1892 as a home, this two-story historic residence was moved to the current location in the year 1973 and became a nostalgic piece of architecture. The venue boasts more than fifteen thousand square feet of space for events, including its beautifully landscaped grounds, ideal for any outdoor wedding. The brick path that leads to The Victorian’s front door is lined at night with twinkle lights and candles, creating a truly grand entrance.
2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405, Phone: 310-392-4956
22.Tiato Kitchen Bar Garden & Venue
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The Tiato Kitchen Bar Garden and Venue provides an event space that is burstring with natural lighting, raw concrete floors, and reclaimed wood panels. The restaurant and event venue also happens to be the home of one of Santa Monica’s largest outdoor dining spaces. The Tiato Kitchen Bar Garden and Venue is dedicated to the use of sustainable materials and is housed within an eco-friendly, diverse environment. The venue is able to handle all of the event details for weddings, including catering, entertainment, lighting, decor, floral arrangements, rentals, and staffing. Catering services are provided by Tiato’s An Catering.
2700 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Phone: 310-866-5228
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23.Viceroy Santa Monica
The Viceroy Santa Monica offers both modern and classic sophistication for an unforgettable dream wedding. The wedding venue and luxury boutique hotel provides excellent spaces for events, comfortable and stylish guest accommodations, and award-winning cuisine. No matter what vision couples may have for their big day, chances are that the Viceroy Santa Monica is able to turn that vision into a reality in one of its four distinctive venues for both wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. The private dining room at the Cast Restaurant is the largest of the Viceroy Santa Monica’s event spaces, able to comfortably accommodate up to 110 people.
1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, Phone: 310-260-7500
24.W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills
The W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills strives to set the stage for the perfect Los Angeles wedding ceremony with a backdrop that is reflective of the wedding couple. The hotel provides stylish venues for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, cocktail hour, and wedding receptions, as well as their signature Whatever/Whenever® services. Indoor event spaces at the W Los Angeles include the Studio that is able to host events with up to eighty guests. A popular choice, however, is the Wet Deck venue. This extravagant pool deck is great for rehearsal dinners, the cocktail hour, or receptions.
930 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Phone: 310-208-8765
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24 Best Wedding Venues in Santa Monica, California
- Andaz West Hollywood, Photo: Andaz West Hollywood
- Bel-Air Bay Club, Photo: manees/stock.adobe.com
- Duke's Malibu, Photo: ablokhin/stock.adobe.com
- Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Photo: myronovychoksana/stock.adobe.com
- Hilton Los Angeles Airport, Photo: Hilton Los Angeles Airport
- Hornblower Cruises & Events, Photo: Svetlana/stock.adobe.com
- Il Cielo, Photo: Il Cielo
- InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, Photo: InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
- Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Marina City Club, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Marina Del Rey Hotel, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Marvimon, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Michael's Santa Monica, Photo: Michael's Santa Monica
- Montage Beverly Hills, Photo: Olga/stock.adobe.com
- MountainGate Country Club, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel, Photo: Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
- Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- The Beverly Hilton, Photo: The Beverly Hilton
- The Houdini Estate, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- The London West Hollywood, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- The Victorian, Photo: The Victorian
- Tiato Kitchen Bar Garden & Venue, Photo: Tiato Kitchen Bar Garden & Venue
- Viceroy Santa Monica, Photo: myronovychoksana/stock.adobe.com
- W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills, Photo: myronovychoksana/stock.adobe.com
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