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6 AMAZING SoCal Wedding Venues that You Have Never Heard About

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So he asked, and you said YES!  Now the wedding planning begins.  If you are getting married in Los Angeles there are more than enough options to choose from to get married at.  The truth is however, there are many venues that are beautiful but not as well known.  Thankfully we have been able to visit some of the most unique places in Los Angeles to get married and have been able to photograph them all!  Here are 4 of our favorite locations in Los Angeles to get married at that you probably have never heard of.

1. Newhall Mansion | Piru, CA 

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Located about 40 minutes north of Downtown Los Angeles, The Newhall Mansion sits nestled in a hillside overlooking the beautiful valley of Piru.  The Mansion was owned by the Newhall Land Company until it was recently sold and converted into a wedding venue.  The Mansion can accomodate up to 300 people, and features Victorian-era Architecture perfect for elegant or romantic weddings.  

What makes the Newhall Mansion so different is that when you book it for your Los Angeles Wedding, you have access to the entire property for the weekend. This is perfect if you want to have friends or family stay with you before your big day.

The Newhall Mansion features a bridal suite with beautiful restoration hardware furniture, plenty of natural light, and separate rooms for your hair and makeup team.

What’s more, the guys can get ready in the stone-walled “tavern,” that has a kitchen, large screen television, and getting ready rooms for the boys.

Ceremonies can take place in the back or the front of the venue, and there are plenty of great places for pictures!  The Mansion also includes an amazing day-of coordinator, and offers catering in-house to clients that book the venue for their wedding by a really incredible Chef!

You can see some wedding photos from Newhall Mansion Here

2.  Hummingbird Nest Ranch | Simi Valley, CA

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Hummingbird Nest Ranch may be one of those venues that you have seen in movies or film, but did not know that it was actually a really amazing wedding venue.  Located at the top of the hills just north of the San Fernando Valley, Hummingbird Nest Ranch features a gorgeous Villa as a wedding site, or a larger lakeside venue referred to as the “Sitting Bull”

Hummingbird Nest Ranch can accommodate up to 1000 guests, and has on-site villas for brides and grooms to get ready.  Book early for this venue, as it typically can book over a year in advance for prime wedding dates!

You can see some wedding photos from Hummingbird Nest Ranch Here

3. Malibu Rocky Oaks | Malibu, California

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I guarantee if you are a Los Angeles local that you have probably seen Malibu Rocky Oaks before.  Driving up Kanan-Dume on the way to Pacific Coast Highway, sits this incredible vineyard winery at the top of what seems to be a mountain.  What you may have not seen before is the breathtaking views at the top of the hill!

With it’s Tuscan-Inspired Villa, your wedding could be held overlooking the Santa Monica Mountains on what was designed to be a helipad.  Boasting 37 acres of land, this is one of the most expansive, breathtaking views in all of Los Angeles to get married at!  This venue is a bit on the higher side in terms of price, but that incredible view definitely may be worth the extra money to some couples!

4. Calamigos Ranch | Malibu, California

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Calamigos Ranch is a popular wedding venue in Los Angeles, and for good reason.  The venue actually boasts 4 different wedding venue sites, all equally beautiful.  From waterfalls, to Ferris wheels and vintage merry-go-rounds, Calamigos Ranch is surly the perfect backdrop for wedding photos in Los Angeles.  While the style of the venue naturally is better suited for those having a whimsical, vintage, or rustic style wedding, you really could dress the venue up to fit any theme.  Being that there are 4 different ceremony sites, you really do have the ability to create something truly unique for you.

You can see some wedding photos from Calamigos Ranch Here

5. Rancho Las Lomas | Orange County, California

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Rancho Las Lomas is a beautiful venue located in Orange County, California. If you are looking to have a wedding that has a bit of a natural, whimsical aesthetic, then you can’t go wrong choosing this venue.  Located in the foothills of orange county, Rancho Las Lomas is surrounded by beautiful Sycamore Trees, and located on a beautiful estate.  Whats more?  Rancho Las Lomas also features a zoological garden with Zebra’s, and even a rare White Tiger.  If you are looking for a garden type estate, this is a great one to take a look at!

You can see some wedding photos from Rancho Las Lomas Here

6. Vibiana Cathedral | Los Angeles, California

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Vibiana is a somewhat iconic location in Los Angeles.  Originally build in 1876, Vibiana was the church site for the archdiocese of Los Angeles.  In recent years however, the venue has been converted into a wedding venue, and really does offer one of the most beautiful venues in LA to get married at.  With stunning lighting inside, and architecture that is European-esque, your wedding photos can only be amazing.

The venue features two sites for brides and grooms to get ready, and a garden area perfect for cocktail hour while they convert the interior from ceremony site to reception venue.

Vibiana is centrally located in Downtown Los Angeles, and is a quick walk away from iconic LA photography locations like The Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Millenium Biltmore, and The Doubletree Kyoto Gardens.  The latter two which are also great LA Wedding Venues.

You can see some wedding photos from Vibiana Here

Overall as you can see, there are many locations in Los Angeles that you are able to get married at.  Just don’t forget that you will want an awesome team of photographers to document your amazing day!

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