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11 Los Angeles Restaurants That Can Cater Crowd-Pleasing Weddings

Because your favorite restaurant should come to you on your big day

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For a certain set of the population, food is the most important element of a wedding. After all, who can bask in marital bliss when guests are served dried-out chicken breasts or even worse, overcooked steak? Fortunately for newly engaged folks who care about such matters, some of the city’s finest restaurants are able to bring their quality cooking to any venue. Here now are 11 great restaurants that cater crowd-pleasing weddings.

Removed: Pistola Catering, GC Marketplace, The Church Key, BP Oysterette, Bottega Louie

Added: Milo & Olive, Carmelized Productions by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Guelaguetza, Carousel, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Bites and Bashes

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Milo & Olive

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2723 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 453-6776
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Treat guests to handmade pastas and seasonal small plates from executive chef and partner Erin Eastland. Milo & Olive’s signature bites, like the chicken meatballs and marinated olives, will certainly keep the mood peppy and upbeat.

Milo & Olive
Milo & Olive
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2. fundamental LA

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1303 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 444-7581
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Fundamental LA’s seasonal, sophisticated fare prepared with a deft eye for stunning plating is available for a wide variety of events. This full-service operation offers an extensive catering menu, but can also tailor their cuisine to a wide range of budgets.

3. Kogi BBQ Truck

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(310) 399-7537
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Few restaurants in LA are as iconic as the Kogi Truck. This versatile addition to a wedding can be used during cocktail hour, the reception, or a much-appreciated late night snack. Not only is the truck an affordable way to feed wedding guests, but unlimited tacos and kimchi quesadillas are sure to be quite the crowd pleaser.

4. Lawry's The Prime Rib

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100 La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 652-2827
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Let Lawry’s dazzle guests with its signature prime rib with all the fixings. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your big day with these hospitality pros spearheading all the fine details.

Lawry’s the Prime Rib
Lawry’s the Prime Rib
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5. Lucques Catering

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8474 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 655-6277
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A benefit of Lucques Catering is the ability to choose menus not only from Lucques, but from sister restaurants AOC, Tavern, and The Larder as well. With an impressive resume of events under its belt, this is a surefire way, albeit pricey, to please guests.

6. Carmelized Productions by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo

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207 W Beach Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 948-9947
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Carmelized Productions is Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s full-service catering company. Focus on nailing the first dance while guests are properly fueled via a mobile pizza oven and hydrated with craft cocktails.

Carmelized Productions
Carmelized Productions
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7. Bites and Bashes

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25600 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA 90717
(310) 530-1030
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Let mother-daughter duo Julie and Crystal Coser and their team of chefs, servers, and bartenders impress guests with well-made cocktails, multi-tiered antipasto display, and careful attention to detail.

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Bites and Bashes
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8. Guelaguetza Restaurante

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3014 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 427-0608
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This two-decade-old Koreatown institution serves up regional Mexican cooking for gatherings big and small. There are grasshopper tostadas and ceviches to start, and a well-stocked taco bar with mole con pollo and goat barbacoa, too.

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Guelaguetza Restaurante
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9. Border Grill Truck

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445 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 486-5171
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Border Grill has been a vibrant part of Los Angeles’ culinary scene for nearly 20 years. The menu of handcrafted cocktails, passed appetizers, and cooking stations are influenced by the flavors of Oaxaca and the Yucatan.

10. Carousel Restaurant

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304 N Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 246-7775
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Imagine guests feasting on magnificent mezze, a spread of hot and cold appetizers, from this three-decade-old Lebanese institution. The hammos, mutabbal, and tabbuleh are utterly delightful.

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Carousel Restaurant
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11. Patina Catering

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141 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-3331
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Patina Catering is both one of the ritziest and largest operations in town. Joachim Splichal’s cuisine also allows access to some gorgeous venues as their preferred caterer, like the breathtaking Descanso Gardens.

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1. Milo & Olive

2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Milo & Olive
Milo & Olive
Jakob Layman

Treat guests to handmade pastas and seasonal small plates from executive chef and partner Erin Eastland. Milo & Olive’s signature bites, like the chicken meatballs and marinated olives, will certainly keep the mood peppy and upbeat.

2723 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

2. fundamental LA

1303 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Fundamental LA’s seasonal, sophisticated fare prepared with a deft eye for stunning plating is available for a wide variety of events. This full-service operation offers an extensive catering menu, but can also tailor their cuisine to a wide range of budgets.

1303 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

3. Kogi BBQ Truck

Los Angeles, CA

Few restaurants in LA are as iconic as the Kogi Truck. This versatile addition to a wedding can be used during cocktail hour, the reception, or a much-appreciated late night snack. Not only is the truck an affordable way to feed wedding guests, but unlimited tacos and kimchi quesadillas are sure to be quite the crowd pleaser.

4. Lawry's The Prime Rib

100 La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Lawry’s the Prime Rib
Lawry’s the Prime Rib
Official

Let Lawry’s dazzle guests with its signature prime rib with all the fixings. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your big day with these hospitality pros spearheading all the fine details.

100 La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

5. Lucques Catering

8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

A benefit of Lucques Catering is the ability to choose menus not only from Lucques, but from sister restaurants AOC, Tavern, and The Larder as well. With an impressive resume of events under its belt, this is a surefire way, albeit pricey, to please guests.

8474 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069

6. Carmelized Productions by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo

207 W Beach Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302
Carmelized Productions
Carmelized Productions
Carmelized Productions [Official Photo]

Carmelized Productions is Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s full-service catering company. Focus on nailing the first dance while guests are properly fueled via a mobile pizza oven and hydrated with craft cocktails.

207 W Beach Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302

7. Bites and Bashes

25600 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717
Bites and Bashes
Bites and Bashes
Bites and Bashes [Official Photo]

Let mother-daughter duo Julie and Crystal Coser and their team of chefs, servers, and bartenders impress guests with well-made cocktails, multi-tiered antipasto display, and careful attention to detail.

25600 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA 90717

8. Guelaguetza Restaurante

3014 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Guelaguetza Restaurante
Guelaguetza Restaurante
Guelaguetza Restaurante [Official Photo]

This two-decade-old Koreatown institution serves up regional Mexican cooking for gatherings big and small. There are grasshopper tostadas and ceviches to start, and a well-stocked taco bar with mole con pollo and goat barbacoa, too.

3014 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006

9. Border Grill Truck

445 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Border Grill has been a vibrant part of Los Angeles’ culinary scene for nearly 20 years. The menu of handcrafted cocktails, passed appetizers, and cooking stations are influenced by the flavors of Oaxaca and the Yucatan.

445 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

10. Carousel Restaurant

304 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
Carousel Restaurant
Carousel Restaurant
Carousel Restaurant [Official Photo]

Imagine guests feasting on magnificent mezze, a spread of hot and cold appetizers, from this three-decade-old Lebanese institution. The hammos, mutabbal, and tabbuleh are utterly delightful.

304 N Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203

11. Patina Catering

141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Patina Catering is both one of the ritziest and largest operations in town. Joachim Splichal’s cuisine also allows access to some gorgeous venues as their preferred caterer, like the breathtaking Descanso Gardens.

141 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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