The beachside town of Venice, California, also known as Venice Beach, was created back in 1905 to serve as a West Coast resort town resembling the picturesque city of Venice in Italy. Today, the town is famous for its beaches, its skate park, its man-made canals, and its boardwalk. Venice Beach and the surrounding area is also home to many exceptional venues for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, or both. Seaside wedding events are particularly popular among couples looking to tie the knot in Venice Beach, California, and there is no shortage of waterfront wedding venues to choose from.
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The Hotel Erwin has acted as a window into the wonderfully weird world of Venice Beach for more than fifty years, welcoming all kinds of travelers from throughout the world. Along with being one of the best places to stay in town, Hotel Erwin also offers a number of different spaces for wedding receptions and other events. The Red Bull Dogtown Suite provides an ideal space for intimate receptions and creative events, featuring an oceanview balcony and a DJ booth. Larry’s Loft is a smaller event space with a flexible layout and an abundance of natural light.
1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291, Phone: 310-452-1111
2.Venice Arts: A Los Angeles Center for Photography & Film Education
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Venice Arts is a creative space in the Marina Arts District of Venice, California and can be rented out for weddings, film screenings, exhibitions, meetings, private parties, and other special events. With around two thousand square feet of indoor event space, as well as a spacious outdoor space, the Venice Arts venue is a good choice for both outdoor and indoor events no matter what time of day. The gallery features a rollup door that opens out to a large garden with colorful plants and cafe lights. Airy and light skylights throughout the space provide plenty of natural light.
13445 Beach Ave, Venice, CA 90292, Phone: 310-392-0846
800 MAIN, located in the heart of California’s Venice Beach area, is used for a wide variety of creative ventures. This versatile, artistic event space is just two blocks away from the Venice Boardwalk, making it an ideal location for wedding celebrations. The 800 MAIN event venue boasts amazing 360-degree views of Mount Wilson, the city of Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, Marina Del Rey, and the Santa Monica Mountains from the rooftop terrace, which features a Viking kitchen setup and gas outlets for a fire pit or heat lamps. The second level offers an intimate area for the bridal party.
800 Main St, Venice, CA 90291, Phone: 310-800-6246
4.Albertson Wedding Chapel
The Albertson Wedding Chapel is located just a short distance from Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California and has been offering meaningful and intimate wedding ceremonies everyday since 1974. The wedding ceremony venue includes a professional team of photographers, floral designers, make-up artists, ministers, film makers, notary publics, true romantics, trend setters, and wedding specialists that have a goal of making a couple’s wedding ceremony beautiful, memorable, and fun. The Albertson Wedding Chapel also aims to keep its prices affordable and down-to-earth, and can also issue California state marriage licenses, even on the day of the wedding.
834 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, Phone: 855-933-4652
5.Andaz West Hollywood
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The Andaz West Hollywood near Venice Beach offers a wedding venue for couples with the iconic skyline of Los Angeles shimmering beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows lining the whole 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 an experienced staff, whether they want a casual dinner next to the pool or an even grander 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
6.Bel-Air Bay Club
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The Bel-Air Bay Club is a very spacious Mediterranean-style mansion from the 1920’s, boasting stunning views of the ocean, offering a perfect venue for a dream Santa Monica wedding. Couples can exchange vows on the bluffs that overlook the bay of Los Angeles with lush gardens, lapping waves, and swaying palm trees as the backdrop. The expansive estate provides an array of outdoor and indoor sites for events where guests can enjoy the amazing, seemingly 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
7.Big Red Sun
Big Red Sun is a landscape design company that also specializes in hosting wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, engagement parties, garden parties, art shows, photo shoots, corporate events, birthday parties, and many other events. The company uses the same approach with events as they do with their landscape designs, tailoring and designing events keeping longevity in mind. The event space at Big Red Sun is able to accommodate events with up to one hundred people for standing receptions or up to forty for ceremonies or seated dinner receptions. Both outdoor and indoor space for ceremonies and receptions is available.
560 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, Phone: 310-433-0019
8.California Yacht Club
The California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, just outside of Venice, California is a full-service event venue with one of the world’s largest man-made marinas surrounding it. The venue has an attentive staff and a nautical atmosphere that makes for a great wedding venue for any couple who loves the water and wants a waterfront wedding ceremony and reception. The California Yacht Club can host weddings with anywhere from seventy-five to three hundred guests and each space for events offers spectacular panoramic views of the marina. Both uncovered and covered outdoor and indoor event spaces are available for weddings.
4469 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, Phone: 310-823-4567
9.Chester Washington Golf Course
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The Chester Washington Golf Course is considered to be one of the Los Angeles area’s most exceptional wedding venues, specializing in helping couples create a unique outdoor wedding for their special day. Up to three hundred guests can be accommodated for outdoor wedding ceremonies beneath the flower-adorned archway on the expansive lawn. Guests can enjoy the sweeping views of the carefully maintained beautiful golf course as they watch the couple exchange their vows. As for the reception, the spacious banquet rooms feature plenty of natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, and neutral decor allows the space to be customized.
1818 Charlie Sifford Dr, Los Angeles, California 90047, Phone: 323-756-2516
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10.Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
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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
FantaSea Yachts is located near Venice Beach in the gorgeous Marina del Rey area and has been serving the area since the year 1980. The world-class fleet of luxury yachts includes three yachts available for hosting weddings that range from an intimate gathering to a grand event. The family-owned FantaSea Yachts offers an experienced event planning team to help couples with the wedding planning process, providing a personalized vision, attention to detail, and a variety of vendor resources. Each yacht can accommodate a different size of event, with the FantaSea One able to host wedding with up to 300 people.
4215 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, Phone: 310-827-2220
12.Hornblower Cruises and Events
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Hornblower Cruises and Events offers couples in the Venice Beach and Marina del Rey communities and the surrounding area with a chance to tie the knot beneath the stars with the sparkling blue sea surrounding them. Several different wedding packages are offered by Hornblower Cruises, designed to provide couples with a planning process that is free of hassle. The yachts available for weddings and other events include both covered and uncovered outdoor spaces, as well as indoor event spaces. Guests can enjoy beautiful opportunities for photos and almost endless scenic views at weddings aboard one of the yachts.
13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, Phone: 310-301-6000
13.Hotel Casa del Mar
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The Hotel Casa del Mar provides a memorable venue for weddings in the city of Santa Monica, located near Venice Beach. This 1920’s beach club has a fun, yet elegant vibe, a combination of both traditional and contemporary styles. The venue boasts a welcoming atmosphere and amazing views of the ocean, along with an array of options for event spaces. The Bow is an outdoor romantic space that overlooks the Pacific coastline, while the Colonnade Ballroom is a grand space for ceremonies and receptions and features a beachfront terrace. The stunning staircase makes for a truly grand entrance.
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405, Phone: 310-581-5533
14.Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
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The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a Los Angeles area beachfront hotel that also serves as a luxurious venue for dream weddings. With excellent service and dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, this hotel offers some of the best views out of any of the hotels located along the Santa Monica Beach. The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel features twelve different event spaces for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions for couples to choose from, including an atrium lined with palm trees and oceanview pool deck for ceremonies, and the oceanfront Venice Room, and the elegant Arcadia Grand Ballroom for receptions.
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, California, 90401, Phone: 310-458-6700
15.Marina del Rey Marriott
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The Marina del Rey Marriott is located near Venice Beach in Marina del Rey. This hotel venue for weddings and other special events is ideally located in the heart of one of the coastal communities of Southern California. Inside of the hotel, couples will find more than twenty thousand square feet of event space they can use for their wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, or bridal shower. The Bayview Ballroom provides couples and their wedding guests with clear views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Pacific coastline, and the marina. The Bayview Plateau also provides scenic views.
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, Phone: 310-301-3000
16.Shutters on the Beach
Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica is a wedding venue that provides an oasis in which couples can tie the knot among breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean at nearly every turn. The venue gets its name from its Cape Cod style shuttered doors, leading guests out to the white sandy beach and ocean breeze. Shutters on the Beach is able to comfortably accommodate up to 400 of couple’s closest friends and family for wedding celebrations in the Grand Salon, while the Pacific Terrace with sweeping views can host 250 and the Beachside can accommodate up to 100.
1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, Phone: 310-458-0030
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The Marvimon SmogShoppe is a former 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 both indoor and outdoor 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 ceremonies 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
18.The Belamar Hotel
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The Belamar Hotel at Manhattan Beach, just a short distance from the famous Venice Beach, offers settings for events ranging from intimate, relaxing gatherings to large, grand events. The hotel is a place where eclectic meets elegant in both outdoor and indoor event venues, such as the Sunset Ballroom and the Sunset Garden. The Sunset Garden is a spacious courtyard surrounded by palm trees and scenic landscaping, providing an ideal spot for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours. The graceful Sunset Ballroom is over 2,000 square feet with cathedral ceilings and can accommodate up to 120 people for receptions.
3501 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, Phone: 310-750-0300
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19.The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
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The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey is a luxurious hotel and venue for weddings with beachfront views that transport guests to the bliss of the California sunshine, promising a dream wedding experience along with amazing catering and overnight accommodations. The hotel combines relaxation with luxury for wedding events and offers elegant indoor event spaces and picturesque outdoors spaces for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. Ceremonies are primarily hosted in the Rose Garden with space for up to 250 people, while wedding receptions are typically held in the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. This grand and luxurious event area can accommodate up to 900 people.
4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, Phone: 310-823-1700
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20.The Rose Room
The Rose Room is a full-service event venue located just steps away from Venice Beach and is one of the Westside’s hidden gems. The private and unique Westside Studio boasts more than 2,000 square feet of open event space and retains many of its original industrial features, including a large bay window providing glimpses of the nearby beach, eight large skylights bringing in abundant natural lights, wood rafter high-vaulted ceilings, and beautiful concrete floors. The white walls, great lighting, open space, and high ceilings make for an excellent blank canvas for couples to personalize for their wedding.
6 Rose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291, Phone: 424-272-7011
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The Victorian is one of the Santa Monica area’s historic wedding venues that blends coastal and contemporary flair with old-fashioned glamour. The venue features more than fifteen thousand square feet of space for ceremonies and sit-down plated or buffet wedding receptions, both indoors and outdoors, including its beautifully landscaped grounds that act as an idyllic setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies.There is a veranda and two patios as well that can be used for cocktail hour. The main floor event space includes decor representative of the late nineteenth century with an assortment of antique furnishings and classic artwork.
2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405, Phone: 310-392-4956
22.Verandas by New York Food Company
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The Verandas Beach House in Manhattan Beach is a private house that features modern, elegant space indoors and a stunning outdoor event space for wedding receptions. Couples can have “the best of both worlds” at the Verandas, holding their wedding ceremony in the natural, lush outdoor garden setting with beautiful views of the ocean in the backdrop, followed by a wedding reception in a modern, private indoor space. Guests can roam around the intimate and romantic property without being confined to one event space. The venue also offers award-winning cuisine through customized menus tailored to personal taste and style.
401 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA, Phone: 310-546-7805
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23.Viceroy Santa Monica
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The Viceroy Santa Monica is one of the luxury boutique hotel wedding venues in the Venice Beach area of California. Located in Santa Monica, the hotel offers both modern and classic sophistication, creating an ideal place to hold an unforgettable wedding celebration. Couples will find comfortable accommodations for both the bridal party and wedding guests, award-winning cuisine, and exceptional spaces for events. Four different event venues are available for ceremonies and receptions at the Viceroy Santa Monica. The largest indoor space is the private dining room of the Cast Restaurant, with space to comfortably accommodate up to 110 people.
1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, Phone: 310-260-7500
23 Best Wedding Venues in Venice Beach, California
- Hotel Erwin, Photo: Hotel Erwin
- Venice Arts: A Los Angeles Center for Photography & Film Education, Photo: Joshua Rainey/stock.adobe.com
- 800MAIN, Photo: MNStudio/stock.adobe.com
- Albertson Wedding Chapel, Photo: MNStudio/stock.adobe.com
- Andaz West Hollywood, Photo: Andaz West Hollywood
- Bel-Air Bay Club, Photo: Bel-Air Bay Club
- Big Red Sun, Photo: EpicStockMedia/stock.adobe.com
- California Yacht Club, Photo: chamillew/stock.adobe.com
- Chester Washington Golf Course, Photo: Chester Washington Golf Course
- Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Photo: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
- FantaSea Yachts, Photo: chamillew/stock.adobe.com
- Hornblower Cruises and Events, Photo: Hornblower Cruises and Events
- Hotel Casa del Mar, Photo: Hotel Casa del Mar
- Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Photo: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
- Marina del Rey Marriott, Photo: Marina del Rey Marriott
- Shutters on the Beach, Photo: MNStudio/stock.adobe.com
- SmogShoppe, Photo: SmogShoppe
- The Belamar Hotel, Photo: The Belamar Hotel
- The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, Photo: The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
- The Rose Room, Photo: olegparylyak/stock.adobe.com
- The Victorian, Photo: The Victorian
- Verandas by New York Food Company, Photo: Verandas by New York Food Company
- Viceroy Santa Monica, Photo: Viceroy Santa Monica
- Cover Photo: Miniloc/stock.adobe.com