Monday, May 20, 2013

venue brain dump :)

Brain dump!

Venues to visit - top choices so far

Oak Canyon Nature center in Anaheim (<1k)

(ceremony only) outdoor amphitheater  cheap, bring umbrellas if worried about rain, though they do offer a reschedule  No dogs.

Maxwell House

(ceremony + reception or just reception perhaps) ($2600 flat fee, some other fees if staying for reception - insurance)
 55 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA

  1. Call or email to check on date availability: 626-356-8014 or 626-584-7494, ext. 10 or to Arrange a site visit.

LA Arboretrum (ceremony only) (<1k)

301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia CA
(season limitations april - october) limited locations for ceremonies allowed - would want to check them out

Locations: Bauer Lawn (surrounding fountains), Baldwin Lake, Rose Garden, Special Event
Lawn/Wedding Garden, Waterfall/Meadowbrook, Queen Anne Cottage lawns, Zen Deck, and the
Sunset Celebration Garden. The capacity varies according to event type and location.

Highland Resort in Cherry Hills (north of Beaumont/Banning) (Mon-thurs wedding $1500 ceremony only - includes chairs and whatnot)

1100 year old oak for ceremony (or lawn)
site for possible reception, but exclusive catering on top of 3k reception fee
10600 Highland Springs Ave  Cherry Valley, CA 92223

Requested more info from/would go visit

Clark Estate (Santa Fe Springs) (<3k for reception venue rental + ceremony)

Courtyard ceremony and dance and dinner (venue approx 1k - potentially less - includes nothin, just space)
10211 PIoneer Blvd.

Wayfarers chapel 

5755 Palos Verdes Dr S  Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Monday Special - Monday weddings are now $1,500. (excludes Holiday weekends)
The cost of a wedding during the weekend is $2,900 (Friday – Sunday) and during the weekdays it is $2,200 (Tuesday – Thursday). Your wedding contribution includes the use of the Chapel for two hours, the Chapel Minister, wedding staff to guide your rehearsal, wedding music (played by the Chapel keyboardist), candles on the altar and your conferences
No extra decorations. Up to 100 ppl only
Creepy religious alter but otherwise STUNNING

Edward Dean Museum in Cherry Valley (<4k)

Includes tables chairs and dance floor, would need to inquire about ceremony site only fees
If had reception there, there is indoor banquet hall or outdoor pavillion.

Waiting on more info from:

Smog Shoppe - Culver City

this is clearly one of my favorites so far from pictures, but not only have they not gotten back to me with quotes, I get a sense they are going to be pretty expensive!!

/Marmivon (sister property to smog shoppe- looks even fancier)

Hidden Creek - emailed, waiting to hear back

Other considerations

Aquarium of the Pacific 

(1k, with tables and chairs, add-ons for other areas of the aquarium "cocktail hour")
Big tank is cold reef- not my favorite.. aaaand there is totally a giant whale invited :P
3 far too flowery examples of weddings at AoP

Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden

Nicer garden area $1200, no chairs, but tram service is included.
For ceremony only I imagine (restricted catering, etc)

What about Lucille's catering?

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