Within the United States, the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles is second only to New York City in terms of population. In addition to being a global nexus of entertainment (hello, Hollywood!), LA has one of the most vibrant economies in the world and its population is extremely culturally diverse. Along with its vital energy, the city is also teeming with fabulous architecture and beautiful vistas of all kinds, both natural and man-made. This makes the City of Angels a phenomenal place to host a wedding.
If you’re planning to have a smaller guest list — with only about 50 guests total — your options open up even more! With a vast array of options, here’s a handpicked list of Los Angeles’ most amazing wedding venues for 50 guests.
1. A secret garden loft with a breathtaking balcony
One reviewer very accurately described this charming Hollywood loft — which is one of our favorite wedding venues for 50 guests — as a great location for an intimate wedding. It’s a two-story penthouse with a massive, sunny terrace, valet parking, and plenty of creative and high-end design pieces. Plus, it’s even got a view of the Hollywood sign — for a touch of added glam. This unique space emanates a comfortable vibe and easily fits as many as 80 guests.
2. A vintage 1928 Spanish home with a lovely garden
The most exciting feature of this 1928 Spanish home and garden is the natural beauty of its vine-draped pergola: it would make an especially fantastic spot for a wedding ceremony and photography, as it looks ethereal framed by twinkly lights. Surrounding the structure is a verdant garden with citrus and avocado trees — as well as a hot tub! During the day, the garden is sunny and bright and, at night, the feel of the space is more romantic and cozy. The lot itself is quiet and private.
3. A loft in the hills with a skyline view
For a truly personal wedding experience, this loft-style home sits in the Franklin Hills of Los Feliz, giving guests the feeling of being in the middle of the woods — until they see the incredible view! The interior is roomy even with furniture and, when the floor is cleared, the expansive space comfortably holds up to 50 people. And, of course, let’s not forget that the most thrilling aspect of this venue is the sweeping 180-degree views of the skyline, Hollywood hills, and Sunset Boulevard.
4. A funky and retro Hollywood studio space
The owners describe this groovy loft as “a psychedelic funhouse” that manages to have “a vibe that makes it feel familiar and comfortable.” Lovers of colorful, kaleidoscopic aesthetics will love the trippy interiors, which hold many authentic Verner Panton pieces along with lots of other vintage and handmade decor. It’s the opposite of traditional, and we guarantee that any weddings held here will be remembered fondly by guests for years to come.
If you’re looking to fully embrace the fact that you’re in LA, this breathtaking venue is the place to be. You’ll find golden sunsets, lots of rolling hills, and — most iconically LA of all — plenty of palm trees! Part of a Spanish Revival-style home, this outdoor venue holds as many as 80 people. And not only is there a 1000-square-foot paved platform, there’s also another hillside terrace totaling 600 square feet. Lots of useful amenities are available for your event, including a complimentary home studio for photobooth and portrait photos; two long tables; ten chairs (plus extra upon request); an HD projector with outdoor speakers; and more.
6. A mid-city lounge with incredible lighting
As one reviewer described it, this airy lounge is a “spacious and beautiful” venue located in the Mid-City neighborhood of Central LA. It’s also one of the larger venues on this list, as it can accommodate up to 100 people at a time. There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor space, tasteful furnishings, and warm mood lighting to perfectly set the tone for your celebration.
7. A historic Spanish Colonial-style building
This Spanish Colonial-style building was originally constructed in 1926 as a prop design studio for film and TV, so there’s no doubt that it exudes drama! If that’s the feel you’re going for, you and more than 80 guests will get to enjoy this piece of Hollywood history. Immerse yourselves in the elegance of all of the newly restored features.
8. A stunning architectural venue in historic Chinatown
There’s a reason The Hollywood Reporter noted that this gorgeous architectural venue “feels like the city’s best-kept secret!” Formerly a theater, it is now home to all kinds of events. This is a larger venue — you can welcome as many as 150 guests here. The 2,200-square-foot courtyard is a particularly appealing aspect of the property, with its panoramic view of Downtown LA.
9. An enchanting rainforest event space
Here’s your chance to fully escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in 6,000 square feet of what feels like rainforest in the Franklin Hills of Los Feliz. Waterfalls, ponds, a restaurant booth, fire pits, atmospheric lighting, and even a treehouse all contribute to this venue’s atmospheric mood. Above all, natural beauty abounds at this property, which is also within walking distance of several city parks.
Getting married in Los Angeles — which is perhaps the most glamorous city in the world — is hugely exciting! There are so many options available to couples. Selecting only nine Los Angeles wedding venues from the thousands of top-quality possibilities available was an enormous challenge. But we’ve done our best to select a wide range of wedding venues for just about every style and budget.