One of the best things about winter weddings in Los Angeles is that you’ll never have to deal with snow.
Though some couples love the snow, most people try to avoid snowy weddings, as logistics and choosing a venue become more challenging.
Los Angeles is great for winter weddings, due to its pleasant weather year-round.
You can find terrific outdoor spaces to use in winter with amazing views while still offering cozy indoor spots to stay comfortable.
Here are some of the top L.A. winter wedding venues to help you start your search.
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1. The Maxwell House
Located in Pasadena, this historic indoor venue is hard to book, so make sure you plan ahead.
Built as a Mediterranean-style mansion in the 1920s, this venue offers comprehensive wedding packages, including furniture, parking, and all your wedding day events.
The Maxwell House has indoor and outdoor restrooms, indoor heating (great for winter nights!), and manicured grounds. It also has a library meeting room with a fireplace, perfect for a reception with hot chocolate.
2. The Alexandria Ballrooms
If you want a winter wedding that will be completely indoors, check out the Alexandria Ballrooms. It’s a grandiose spot with massive crystal chandeliers and wide-open dance halls, perfect for large and formal weddings.
The Ballrooms date back to 1906 and are one of L.A.’s most historic wedding venues. It’s also popular for corporate events, so make sure you book early.
This venue has 3 main ballrooms where you can host your entire wedding schedule. It seats up to 200 guests.
Their dedicated events team is there to help you build your dream wedding.
Otium is a lovely downtown Los Angeles restaurant. There is both outdoor space and indoor seating, so you can eat inside or mingle on the deck.
Otium is ideal for smaller weddings due to size restraints, but the setting is very romantic.
The venue is also right next to the Broad Museum, so you could have your ceremony there and hold the reception at Otium. The kitchen can work with you on a crafted menu to fit your wedding theme.
4. The Ebell of Los Angeles
The Ebell of Los Angeles is the city’s oldest women’s club.
If you book your wedding here, you will get access to an incredible lounge that has a grand staircase for stunning photos. There is also an on-site art salon you can use as a gallery.
The dining room is next to the garden, which makes the Ebell perfect for Los Angeles winter weddings.
You can eat inside and dance out in the garden once you’re finished. If you get too cold, you can always return indoors for more food and drink.
It also has a large ballroom if you want to hold the entire reception inside.
5. The Houdini Estate
Houdini’s old mansion is one of L.A.’s finest winter wedding venues.
It sits on five acres with beautiful lawns and gardens on the property. You’ll find many exotic plants, waterfalls, and natural ponds while walking the grounds.
The mansion can host weddings of up to 1,200 people. The support staff at Houdini’s mansion ensures your wedding is beautiful and goes smoothly.
Depending on the weather, you can choose to eat outside on the lawn or stay indoors.
The published rates are only for the venue and rooms. You must provide catering, music, and other rentals yourself.
6. The Majestic Downtown
The Majestic Downtown is over 30,000 square feet and located in downtown Los Angeles. Its owners go to lengths to preserve its essence, making it one of the premier film locations in LA.
The venue boasts 30-foot Italian ceilings, marble columns, and marble floors. Large arched windows let in plenty of natural light for your wedding.
This is a massive venue, so keep in mind you may not be the only one booking the space on your wedding day. However, it’s large enough to guarantee you’ll have plenty of room for you and your guests.
Depending on when you book, you can choose from several different locations around the property.
This venue is best suited for formal weddings, but you’ll have to provide your own vendors. However, there is an events team at the Majestic that will help you customize the space to match your wedding theme.
Cassia is a restaurant in Santa Monica with a covered outdoor eating area. The restaurant’s mix of indoor and outdoor space makes it perfect for winter weddings in L.A.
Cassia serves award-winning Southeast Asian cuisine and can seat up to 150 guests for a fully catered dinner, or 250 for a typical reception. When you book the restaurant, you’ll also get access to the main dining room, wine room, and sidewalk patio.
The venue sits in the Art Deco Telephone Building, making it ideal for pictures.
8. The UCLA Faculty Club
Though its name may sound like a gym or a cafeteria, the UCLA Faculty Club is an amazing winter wedding venue in Los Angeles.
One of the best things about the club is its price; it is more affordable than other L.A. wedding venues.
A typical wedding package at the UCLA Faculty Club includes a DJ, dishes, complimentary tasting for two, tables and chairs, and a dance floor set-up. You’ll also get fruit-infused water stations and a sound system.
Each wedding must have a minimum of 100 guests. There are also outdoor patios and indoor halls and rooms to choose from, based on wedding size.
9. Carondelet House
Carondelet House is just one mile from downtown, but you’ll feel like you went back in time once you set foot on the grounds. Built in the early 20th century as an Italian villa, this venue still maintains its original design.
Its exposed wooden ceiling beams, wooden floors, and exposed brick give it a unique rustic design.
With over 7,600 square feet of event space, you and your guests will have plenty of room to move around. The venue can host 150 people for a seated dinner or 220 for a cocktail party.
Carondelet House has two outdoor courtyards for mingling, dancing, or eating, and the furnished parlors are ideal spaces for guests to warm up.
Winter weddings are easier in Los Angeles than in most other places. Look through the list above to find the perfect venue for you!