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

What to Look for in Your Wedding Venue

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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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Special Events

This color palette! 

Planning: @frankie_clusterevents | Photos: @jennysmithandco_ | Venue: #ebellevents | Flowers: @milieuflorals | HMU: @kohnur / @fennielin_hairandmakeup | Music: @viva_band | Dress: @madewithlovebridal / @lovelybridenyc

TIMELESS ROMANCE. A special moment framed forever by roses and touches of greenery 🍃

Planner: @brightblueevents | Photography: @jennysmithandco_ | Floral: | Makeup: @kellyzhangstudio | Dress: @esteecouturebridal

Thank you @graceandgoldevents for these beautiful words...and this stunning image! You captured exactly what it is that makes our team so proud to walk through the grand doors of The Ebell of Los Angeles every day!

Of the Ebell, she writes ... "Where vintage meets chic. A historic property brimming with old-world charm. Home to Los Angeles' longest-standing women's club, dating back to the 1890's. ​​​​​​​​​​​Elegant + grand features. Romantic corners + many stunning spaces. A true architectural masterpiece. It's was an absolute treat working in such an extraordinary venue. ​​​​​​​​"
The team on this gorgeous event: Coordination | @graceandgoldevents​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ | ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Photographer | @victoriagoldphotography​​​​​​​​ | Florals | @shawnayamamoto​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ | Rentals | @rentalavenue​​​​​​​​ | ​​​​​​​

FAQ time! One of the most frequently asked questions we get is about parking, which makes sense. We are located in Los Angeles, the capital of car culture, and that means that parking is an important part of the guest experience! We are happy to provide the answer -- The Ebell offers two large, on-site parking lots which are complimentary to guests.

Photos: @lily_tapia_photography | Planner: @kissandsayido | Floral: @lovehermadlylb | Bridal gown: @lasoiebridal | Tux: @friartux | Car: @slickbrandon1955

We're ending a week of ICONIC wedding moments at The Ebell with this gorgeous blend of historic Los Angeles and Indian culture. 

​Planner & Stationery: @agapeplanning | Venue: @ebellevents | Photographer/Video: @linandjirsa | Linens: @luxe_linen | Florist: @lvfloralevents | Rentals: @teamimpulseevents
Rentals: @sweetsalvagerentals | Silverware, glassware: @signatureparty | Bakery: @thebutterend

THE I C O N I C BRIDE ||  ​What makes a bride iconic? The staircase entrance at The Ebell is one of our most photographed -- and cherished -- moments of a wedding. And it wasn't lost on the bride and her planners that a long veil would create the ultimate iconic moment!

​Venue, Catering, Bar: @ebellevents | Wedding Planner: @moxiebrightevents | Photography: @mikiandsonja | Florals: @winstonandmain | Linens: @luxelinen | Makeup: @slimsheadymakeup | Hair: @farmercarla | Gown: @lihihod | Veil: @julieharrisdesigns 

​It's architectural elements such as this that helped The Ebell make the @herecomestheguide list of Top Iconic Wedding Venues in Los Angeles!

I C O N I C ! So many of the architectural elements at The Ebell of Los Angeles lend themselves to that iconic moment during a wedding or event, such as this one! We don't think Dominique and Ryan will ever forget this classic swoon before our historic and elegant wrought-iron gates!
​Venue and Catering: Ebell of Los Angeles | Photography: @kimfoxphoto | Event Planning: Chic Ambiance Events | Florals: @larchmontvillageflorist | Band: @americaneventsnetwork | Cake: @thebutterend | Videography: Sweet T Studios

It's moments like this that helped the Ebell be named one of seven Los Angeles ICONIC Wedding Venues by @herecomestheguide!

What makes The Ebell an iconic venue?* Beautifully apportioned ballroom steeped in the history of California. Wedding couples have the chance to create their own version of lush,  Bridgerton-style, historic romance without having to leave Los Angeles. 

​*The Ebell was named one of 7 Iconic Wedding Venues in Los Angeles by @herecomestheguide*
​About this photo: 
​​Planning: @kissandsayido | Concept and Backdrops: @papermoonshoppe | Floral: @lovehermadlylb | Photos: @lily_tapia_photography | Rentals: @brighteventrentals | Bridal gown: @lasoiebridal | Tux: @friartux | Models: @thevintagevoyageur @sethjubb | Invitations: @gildedswanpaperie | Cocktails: @calicraftcocktails | Makeup: @makeupbysaharai | Women Tuxedo Jacket: @lexweddingfilms | Vintage Ring: @jewelsbygrace

*Blushing* Thank you @herecomestheguide for naming us one of Los Angeles' seven iconic wedding venues! With so many venues in this city, we are truly honored that we made this very exclusive list.

According to the article -- "If you're looking for a one-of-its-kind, iconic wedding venue then this list is for you. We've gathered the most sought-after locations the City of Angels has to offer. With their stellar reputations, distinctive style, and impeccable service, these prime properties will take to your celebration to a whole new level!"

Our special features that helped us make this list include Greco-Roman Revival architecture from the 1920s, a serene courtyard garden enclosed by picturesque fountains, flowering shrubs, and trees, carved columns and tall French doors open from the elegant Dining Room to the light-filled courtyard.

We'd love to show you around! Email Jenny! Address in our bio.

Sunday mood... Striking a pose in the Art Gallery/Lounge.

​​Planning + design: @heartthrobweddings | Videography: @margaretandcorey | Design: @tropicofflowers | Floral design: @tropicofflowers and @whit_hazen | Paper design: @tropicofflowers | Photography: @caseybrodley | Venue: #ebellevents | Tabletop: @latavolalinen and @casadeperrin | Rings: @shopesqueleto | Treats: @nicolebakescakes | Models: @grey.c and @chriscovone

That perfect moment during the wedding when all the world just drops away and its just you and your beloved. 
Planning: @kissandsayido | Concept and Backdrops: @papermoonshoppe | Floral: @lovehermadlylb | Photos: @lily_tapia_photography | Rentals: @brighteventrentals | Mini cakes: @finaleefloralcakes | macarons: @loveandsugar.cakery | Bridal gown: @lasoiebridal | Tux: @friartux | Models: @thevintagevoyageur @sethjubb | Invitations: @gildedswanpaperie | Cocktails: @calicraftcocktails | Makeup: @makeupbysaharai | Women Tuxedo Jacket: @lexweddingfilms | Vintage Ring: @jewelsbygrace | Vintage car: @slickbrandon1955

Did you know that we call oursleves #StudioEbell when we are lucky enough to host filming? Filming can include feature films, commercials, trailers, photoshoots, and interviews.

In honor of Women's History Month, we partnered with CBS mornings to host Melinda French Gates who along with Jamie Yuccas, interviewed three amazing women who are "changing the game".

In this second of three interviews, Dr. Corbett shares a mantra that will empower us as women, "I am strong, I am beautiful, I have a voice."

Repeat daily and believe it!

@ebellofla @jamieyuccas @cbsmornings
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A visit from @anythingbutgrayevents turns any day into a Technicolor adventure! Holly's tour of our event venue and full campus turned into a blog that is a fun and informative look at this historic wedding venue through the eyes of a top Los Angeles-based wedding planner!
​​Link in bio for a behind-the-scenes look at The Ebell.😉
​A must read!

Happy St. Pat's Day!☘️
​​The Queen's English is one of our favorite cocktails to enjoy today. Our mixologist Alex Sierra uses vodka, pressed cucumber, house made celery shrub, and lime juice then garnishes it with cucumber spears and cucumber flowers. It's delicious and just the right amount of green. You won't get pinched while drinking it ... unless you want to! 😉

A classic Los Angeles love story isn't complete without the right ride. The Chevrolet Bel-Air was THE car of the '50s in America. No doubt it transported many newlyweds to their lives together. Here, our Ebell wedding couple get ready to take off in this beautifully restored model.  ​

​Planning: @kissandsayido | Concept and Backdrops: @papermoonshoppe | Floral: @lovehermadlylb | Photos: @lily_tapia_photography | Rentals: @brighteventrentals | Bridal gown: @lasoiebridal | Tux: @friartux | Models: @thevintagevoyageur @sethjubb | Invitations: @gildedswanpaperie | Cocktails: @calicraftcocktails | Makeup: @makeupbysaharai | Women Tuxedo Jacket: @lexweddingfilms | Vintage Ring: @jewelsbygrace | Vintage car: @slickbrandon1955

As a women-centered and women-led arts, education, and service campus for all of Los Angeles, we were honored to host CBS Mornings during Women's History Month.

"In this series of 'Changing the Game', CBS News Correspondent Jamie Yuccas sits down with philanthropist Melinda French Gates and labor activist Ai-Jen Poo, who are drawing attention to an undervalued workforce. They say uplifting the country's caregivers is critical to a well-functioning society."

Did you know that 91.5% of domestic workers are women and 52.4% are women of color?

With a national average income of $18,000/year, domestic labor and care workers take care of others and are not able to care for themselves and their own families.

Ai-Jen Poo is the Executive Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance that represents over 2.5M women who work "inside our homes".

Shot on location at #StudioEbell. Stay tuned for two more in this series that were recorded on our campus.

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Does this room look familiar?

In January we hosted two commercial shoots for The Superbowl. It will air during the 3rd quarter in U.S. markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, Boston, Miami, San Diego, Austin, Seattle, Charlotte, and Raleigh.

The commercial, entitled "Declaration," features a humorous take on the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and highlights how having all of your work in one place would have made life easier for our founding fathers.


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Paul Rudd + Seth Rogen reminisce about the good old days just before Seth gets hitched. Talking on steps, ceremony and reception shot in our courtyard and Dining Room. ...

If a dreamy wedding day is on your list, we’ve got what you need.

Hannah and Sarah were the first to ask for low lying fog and we are so happy with the results!

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Brides: @hannie3 @sjcohen22
Planner: @moxiebrightevents
Florals: @floresdebosquez
DJ: @heymisterdjlee
Photographer: @julieshufordphotography (This photo was taken by an Ebell Team Member)

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