Best LA Wedding Venue | Ebell of LA
Photo: Darian Shantay | Planner: Fertelle Designs

What to Look for in Your Wedding Venue

Wedding Tips

After the initial engagement excitement wears off, many couples are faced with a feeling of slight panic. At first, the responsibilities and never-ending to-do lists might seem overwhelming. Yet, if you are planning to get married in Southern California, when you find the best LA wedding venue, suddenly everything looks a lot sunnier, in more ways than just the weather!

Whether you’re planning a traditional ceremony or a more unconventional affair, The Ebell of Los Angeles offers the best LA wedding venue for your magical day. Here are some elements to consider.

Guest Accommodations and Entertainment

If you are searching for the best LA wedding venue, you have chosen the perfect city for your friends and family to gather and celebrate. Los Angeles is famous for its sprawling cityscape, multicultural flair, famous eateries, and activities to suit guests of all ages. Within an hour’s drive west up the coast you can see pristine views of the Pacific Ocean. Or head east to enjoy the snowcapped mountains. It is the entertainment capital of the world, offering a myriad of attractions from movie studios, The Sunset Strip, Venice Beach, landmark museums, wineries, and world-famous theme parks.

In Southern California you can find guest accommodations ranging from colorful Airbnb rentals with luscious gardens to private VRBO rentals with all the luxuries of home. Beautiful hotels and resorts are abundant throughout the Southern California area, leaving you endless opportunities to choose from. Pictured below is the rooftop setting of the boutique hotel, The Kimpton Wilshire. Located on Museum Row, The Hotel Wilshire is perfect for taking in one of the most vibrant areas of Los Angeles. The brand new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the Petersen Museum and LACMA are all in the Ebell’s backyard, making this the quintessential city experience for you and your guests.

As you can see, the Ebell of Los Angeles is right in the heart of Los Angeles near to every city highlight, and just 30 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport.

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Located on Museum Row, The Kimpton Hotel Wilshire offers the quintessential Los Angeles art experience right in The Ebell's backyard.

Best LA Wedding Venue + Historical Ambiance

One fabulous venue idea is to plan your wedding around a historic setting. Taking your guests back in the past with a legendary venue is a fun way to put a spin on making your own history together. Plus, with any historic venue, you are guaranteed a breathtaking structure with photo opportunities at every turn.

Built in 1927, The Ebell is a historical masterpiece and there are hundreds of architectural, design, and style elements that make it a one-of-a-kind property. With three levels and 75,000 square feet, this Renaissance-inspired structure is a noted architectural treasure and a registered National Historic Landmark. With hand-carved ceilings, vintage light fixtures, stone columns, original wood floors, and art deco furniture, The Ebell of Los Angeles exudes old Hollywood glamour and grace making it one of the top historic wedding venues in California.


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Photos: Darian Shantay | Planner: Fertelle Designs

Ideal Weather Year Round

Considering how many people visit the Golden State just for the weather, you really can’t go wrong planning a wedding in Southern California any time of the year. Renowned for its pleasant conditions year-round, its Mediterranean-like climate offers warm, dry summers and mild winters. Los Angeles on average has over 280 sunny days per year making it one of the few places where you can have an outside wedding without a tent. Spring and fall months are the most ideal times to plan a wedding in Los Angeles, with March-May and September-November being your best bets.

 Indoor/Outdoor Wedding Venue Options

With ideal weather and an abundance of dreamy locations, outdoor weddings in Southern California are always an option. You can also mix and match with an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception or vice versa. Most venues offer multiple wedding sites throughout their property, allowing you to transition from a ceremony on the lawn to a luxurious ballroom reception.

At The Ebell, ceremonies and cocktail receptions can take place in its outdoor garden venue which has an expansive courtyard lined with flowering shrubs and trees and is enclosed by picturesque arcades. There is a sunny, elevated terrace on one side and a lower-level lawn with a graceful fountain and statue at its center which make the perfect backdrop for beautiful wedding photos. When it’s time for dinner and dancing, everyone gathers in the adjacent Dining Room noted for its carved columns, stage, and tall French doors that open to the courtyard.

For indoor accommodations, the floor-to-ceiling windows, dazzling chandeliers, and grand staircase make The Lounge an elegant place to host the ceremony and reception. The adjoining Art Salon is ideal for cocktail hour, and a visual treat for guests with its tall archways and fabulous art exhibits.

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Flexible Cuisine Options

You don’t have to plan a nontraditional wedding to serve up unexpected, unique cuisine and there’s nothing wrong with sticking with tried-and-true favorites. Serve the foods that you love as a couple to ensure that your menu, like the rest of your wedding day, pays homage to who you are. Whether you are opting for heavy hors d’oeuvres, a four-course meal, or an extravagant buffet you want to have flexibility with your cuisine options and having an on-site chef provides a top level of service that not all wedding venues offer.

At The Ebell an outstanding culinary experience is just as important as the ambiance, and the plates coming out of the kitchen are as beautiful as the artwork that adorns the walls. The world renown chef, Tommy Bellissimo, creates culinary delights with a unique California twist that will wow your palate, and the creative mixologists craft premium cocktails that push the boundaries of flavor.

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In this city, the best LA wedding venue is always going to be about the parking situation! Parking for your wedding should be considered early in the planning process. You will not only need to have space for your guests, but also for the various wedding pros, vendors, and contractors who will be working all day at your wedding. A convenient feature of The Ebell of Los Angeles is the adjacent parking lot which is included in the rental fee. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available so everyone can stay connected and up to date on the day of your big event.

Classic. Timeless. Romantic. These are just a few of the adjectives our couples use to describe The Ebell.  An experienced and professional team of trusted creative partners and a wide range of capacities is available to you so your day will be unique and easy to plan. All that is left for you to do is bring the love!

Call us today for a virtual or in-person tour of The Ebell Los Angeles.

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Clean lines and color palette created a contemporary design for this wedding reception. 

Planner: @m2meventsla |  Venue: #ebellevents | Photo & Video: @anatoliykweddings
Flowers: @thelittlebranch | DJ: @djomarkhan | Photobooth: @pixter | Cake: @thebutterend

Not all dances at The Ebell are first dances, or even wedding dances. The Ebell's lounge was used (and still is) by our community for a variety of performances. This image always makes us smile. What dance do you think she is performing? ...

A first dance as husband and wife, but by far the last. Congratulations! 

Photo: @justinkimphoto | Coordinator: @pebble_wedding | DJ: @jkweddingevents | Makeup/Hair: @jessicamakeupcom | Dress: shin bu bridal #shinbubridal | Flowers: @cristinasflowers | Cake: @torrancebakery

What are you waiting for? Brush off those cobwebs and come on by for a tour for your next event, wedding or filming project! Our historic Los Angeles campus offers iconic Spanish architecture, a gorgeous garden space with a central fountain, several sweeping staircases for photo opportunities and all conveniently located in the arts district.

Venue/Catering/Bar: @ebellevents | Planning & Design: @anythingbutgrayevents
Photographer: @whiterabbitphotoboutique | Videographer: @dan_plugfilms | BTS Videographer: @elevatefilmsllc | DJ: @thesenoramor | Violinist: @benhoytviolin | Officiant: Roger of @greatofficiants |Wardrobe: @indochino & @friartux |
Dresser: @debrashirley1111 | Beauty & Grooming: @diamondbeautyhairandmakeup | Stationery & Signage: @gildedswanpaperie | Calligraphy: @sophscriptco | Cake: @thebutterend | Linens: @luxe_linen | Florals: @flowerduetla | Vintage Rentals: @gracefullyvintagerentals| Photo Booth & Backdrops: @papermoonshoppe | Custom Painting: @dale_sizer | Transportation: @riztransportation | Couple: @alvaradoschmidt

Are you having a fall wedding or event? We've got five tips for you on the blog (link in bio) to make it fall-tastic! 
Tip Two: Have fun with foliage.
Fall is a great time to think outside the box for your flowers. Consider incorporating elements like seasonal leaves and branches, along with berries and fruits like pomegranates, apples, and pumpkins. 
This gorgeous centerpiece has all the fall fire, and we are all about those miniature pumpkin placecards!

Planner: @anythingbutgrayevents | Photo: @aureliadamorephotography | Floral: @urbanmarigold | Tabletop: @fancy_table | Linen: @bbjlatavola | Calligraphy: @signsofourlives | Stationery: @gildendswanpaperie | Venue: @ebellevents

So cinematic! 🎞🎬 @avcinematography
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Proof that everyone wants to attend a wedding at The Ebell of Los Angeles! Absolutely love this scene from The Wedding Crashers filmed on our campus.
Looking for a great location for filming? We've got many vignettes on our campus. You don't even have to crash ... we'll invite you over for a tour!

October brings all sorts of treats, including this clip from The Addams Family that was filmed in our lounge. We can't help but love these two! From the very first of the films, it's a classic!
Interested in filming at The Ebell of Los Angeles. Contact Peter Sullivan, Filming Coordinator at

What flower is a "must have" for you in your bouquet?
​Photographer: @davidmartinjrphotography | Bride and Groom @melirugeles @kdiego81 | Makeup: @yayamonroymakeup | Dress: @cocomelodylosangeles

Elegance meets its match. 
​@davidmartinjrphotography | ​Bride and Groom @melirugeles @kdiego81💄 @yayamonroymakeup 👗 @cocomelodylosangeles

Love this moment captured and sweet smile. April + David.

Planning + Design: @fetelledesigns | Photographer: @photographybybenandkadin | Videographer: @paperbirdweddings | Florals: @joyofbloomflorals
​Not shown ... DJ: @voxdjs | Photo Booth: | Wedding Cake: @portosbakery | Donuts: @californiadonuts | Glam: @viviantranartistry

If only we could bottle that magic light! Photographer @davidmartinjrphotography found the perfect time of day to capture both it and this image of the bride in our classic arcade walkway off the garden.

​Bride and Groom @melirugeles @kdiego81💄 @yayamonroymakeup
👗 @cocomelodylosangeles