There is nothing worse than bad wedding food. Luckily for the lovebirds of LA, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants that not only serve exceptional fare, but are amenable to hosting the entire soiree. For those looking to get hitched, here are 12 standout Los Angeles restaurant wedding venues, listed in geographical order.Read More
12 Standout Los Angeles Restaurants for Your Wedding Day
Beautiful places to get married that has the restaurant-level food to match
Castaway Restaurant & Events
One of Burbank’s most iconic hillside wedding and events venues with incredible views, Castaway has kept up its menu and cocktail menu over the years to cater to modern tastes. The main choices on the wedding menus are still going to be mostly grilled chicken or pan-seared salmon, though the enhancements of lobster or prime rib give wedding menus an extra oomph.
This historic Japanese-inspired home perched above Hollywood is one of the most stunning wedding venues in the city. The food is fairly eclectic though mostly rooted in lounge-style Japanese and sushi rolls.
Inn of the Seventh Ray
This iconic space was once a secret Chumash meeting place and one of Topanga’s first churches. Now a lush hillside venue, there’s a reason why the Inn of the Seventh Ray remains one of LA’s most romantic restaurants. The kitchen here veers toward the healthful and sustainable/local compared to other wedding spots.
Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge offers a rustic atmosphere right in Malibu Canyon. Outdoor ceremonies have panoramic views of the hills, and both indoor and outdoor spaces can fit up to 200 guests.
With a beautiful Italian garden-style interior, Il Cielo remains one of the most romantic restaurants in the city. So it makes sense that it works as a phenomenal late afternoon or early evening wedding venue with easy-going pastas, steaks, and salads that should appeal to a wide range of guests.
Lawry's The Prime Rib
With an old school vibe and full rib roast dinners, Lawry’s is an underrated event venue that works for weddings. The fully-covered inside works well for those who prefer less formal weddings but would rather have guests take down fresh wedge salads or medium rare prime rib plates than dry chicken cutlets.
Nestled within the deconsecrated Vibiana cathedral, Redbird is a natural choice for a grand Downtown wedding. Weddings can be held within the restaurant or the adjacent event space with indoor seating for up to 400. The versatile venue is equipped with catering that comes by way of chef Neal Fraser.
Cicada sports some serious 1920s Art Deco style in Downtown LA. Located in the Oviatt building, an opulent dining room with old-growth oak columns and gold leaf ceilings makes for quite an evening of vintage elegance. The kind of place to hold a serious dance party late into the night.
Classic Hawaiian and Tiki-influenced Duke’s is a more laid-back place for a sunny Malibu wedding, with room for up to 250 people boasting stellar ocean views and a wide range of beverage and food choices. The dinners also feature a Hawaiian luau menu, which is a nice departure from the standard chicken or salmon situation.
Tiato Kitchen + Garden
This tucked-away events space and restaurant from the family behind Crustacean is a long-known garden-style restaurant with room for up to 220 seated on the garden, and 211 inside the well-appointed cafe. There are some modern Vietnamese-inspired dishes, though like any venue the menu is pretty customizable.
Michael's Santa Monica
Michael’s Santa Monica has been a longstanding Westside event since it opened back in 1979. Ceremonies are held in an intimate garden, with receptions following at the terrace and bar. With lush greenery and contemporary California cuisine, it’s a good turnkey solution for a low-key affair.
Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles
One of the more unique wedding venues in LA, this is a place for car lovers who can take drives around Porsche’s track, and then soak in the modern European vibes at Restaurant 917, which does some excellent California and Asian-influenced food. There’s options for four-hour evening sessions or all-day events as well.