Best Wedding Venues near Los Angeles & Palmdale

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Southern California is home to several exceptional wedding venues, and finding The One for your big day can be challenging. To help you out, I’m offering this simplified list of my favorite and most photogenic wedding venues near Los Angeles and Palmdale. From historic mansions to working ranches and urban settings, you’re sure to find something that feels like you. As your Southern California wedding photographer, don’t hesitate to reach out with questions. I’m here as a resource for you!

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Top 8 Wedding Venues Near Los Angeles & Palmdale

Blomgren Ranch

wedding venues near Los Angeles Blomgren Ranch

Nestled between the tree-dotted San Fernando and Antelope Valleys, this 29-acre ranch displays some of the most picturesque landscapes in this region. Most couples choose this location for an outdoor ceremony beneath the trees. Whether you envision a completely natural look or prefer the elegant gazebo draped in florals and sheer linens, the ranch is a versatile location for almost any aesthetic. Host a memorable al fresco reception on the lawn—family style or banquet—and watch the colorful sunset with cocktails. Then, end with a night of dancing beneath the stars. 


  • Tables, chairs, and linens
  • Lighting
  • Bartending 
  • Set up & Clean up (of Blomgren Ranch items)
  • Event Insurance


  • Ceremony arbors & arches
  • Styled sweetheart table
  • Variety of tables, chairs, props, signs, and décor
  • Place settings
  • Coffee bar
  • Valet parking
  • Stage with band or DJ (must use Blomgren Ranch vendors)
  • Wood dancefloor
  • Tent

Brand Park

Brand Park Wedding; Los Angeles wedding venues

When Leslie Brand passed away in 1925, his beautiful hilltop home with sweeping views of the Verdugo Mountain valley became the City of Glendale’s public library and park. The historic East Indian-inspired mansion, named Miradero, is a beautiful backdrop for sophisticated wedding photos surrounded by the sprawling 31-acre park. The park is far more than your typical green space. At the Brand Friendship Garden, serene ponds, manicured pathways, gorgeous tropical landscaping, and quiet gazebos paint the backdrop. The park offers so many unique visual elements for a breathtaking wedding day.


Amenities vary by location at Brand Park. Fees start at $120 per hour, and amenities may include 100 white plastic chairs for a Friendship Garden ceremony hosting up to 200 guests. View the wedding brochure with contact info here.

Make a reservation and request more info here.

The Ebell of Los Angeles

The Ebell of Los Angeles; wedding venues near Los Angeles

If you envision a more culture-forward and architectural venue, The Ebell cultural hub and Wilshire Ebell Theater at their Los Angeles campus is a fantastic option. This premier wedding venue can host lavish weddings of almost any size, up to 400 guests. The elegant Italian Renaissance venue has two ballrooms, an art gallery and lounge, a string-lit courtyard garden, and a Broadway theater available for special events and weddings.

The chef-curated cuisine is another perk of this fabulous venue that loves to entertain! The Ebell has an in-house executive chef who uses sustainable local ingredients for the freshest dishes. Collaborate with their chef and mixologist to create a custom menu and drinks for your wedding.


  • Tables, chairs, and linens
  • In-house catering and cocktails
  • Vintage furniture
  • Table settings
  • Bar & dining service
  • Hors d’oeuvres & dinner
  • Package upgrades, such as dessert stations or late-night trays

Filmore on Central

Filmore on Central wedding venue; Los Angeles wedding venues

This award-winning venue near Ventura and Malibu is saturated in the history of small-town Fillmore. Originally an 1880s mission, this gorgeous church has been restored to its former glory with white stucco walls and Spanish architecture. The Topa Topa mountains roll across the backdrop behind the small local avocado and citrus farms.

The venue’s 80-foot lookout tower is a romantic spot for a first look with incredible views, and you have access to both the lush courtyard and bright, spacious sanctuary with 40-foot ceilings. Filmore can host up to 300 guests.


  • Hastings Suite to get ready (up to 12 guests)
  • Customizable spaces
  • Full-weekend use (Fri-Sun!!)
  • Catering by Command Performance Catering
  • Tables, chairs, linens, place settings, and serving items
  • Dance floor
  • A/V capabilities 

Hart & Main

Hart & Main wedding venue California

Hart & Main is as charming as it gets with its warm mid-century vibe, hosting up to 200 cocktail guests and 120 for a seated dinner. This unique event venue boasts green ivy walls, wicker lanterns, wooden beams, and breeze block walls. The indoor dining area seamlessly opens up the courtyard garden area. Hart & Main’s garden rooftop is the perfect spot for cocktail hour. If it’s visual interest and an intimate experience you’re looking for, Hart & Main is where it’s at.


  • Tables, chairs, and lounge furniture
  • Luxury food truck
  • Commercial kitchen
  • A/V capabilities
  • Restaurant-style bar
  • Getting ready suite/lounge with hair/barber stations & a champagne bar
  • In-house wedding coordinator (upgrade optional)
  • Bar packages

Newhall Mansion

Newhall Mansion Wedding, Santa Clarita Wedding

This historic mansion is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. If you love Old Hollywood glamour and vintage elegance, Newhall Mansion won’t disappoint. Striking red trim against white walls, a stone tower, and black architectural elements make quite a statement. The expansive property with lush lawns, a sparkling pool, and a large courtyard will make your big day feel like a lavish 1920s house party (Great Gatsby vibes, anyone?)! You’ll have the whole private estate to yourselves, with enough space to host up to 300 guests.

The mansion is available for overnight stays, so you could have it to yourselves the entire weekend if you’d like. There are eight bedrooms, a dining hall, a fireside library, and all the luxury hotel amenities.


  • Tables, chairs, linens, and place settings
  • Catering & bar service
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Pool with cabanas
  • Patio & fire pit
  • Full access to the 9-acre estate

Rancho Camulos Museum

Rancho Camulos Museum wedding venue

This 40-acre National Historic Landmark sits within an 1,800-acre working ranch in Ventura’s Heritage Valley. Views of the Piru Creek, Santa Clara River, and Oak Ridge Mountains make this spacious venue a sight to behold.

The museum can host up to 300 guests and features the 1853 ranch-style adobe hacienda, chapel, winery, schoolhouse, rose garden, and Tataviam Native American village. 

Many couples book this historic venue for the colorful and fragrant orange groves and rose gardens. It doesn’t get more romantic than that!


  • Dressing room
  • Outdoor event space
  • Indoor event space
  • Limited rentals & equipment

Reptacular Ranch

Looking for a one-of-a-kind exotic experience? As the name suggests, this ranch tucked among the Angeles National Forest is home to many unique creatures. Far more than reptiles, you’ll also find cows, donkeys, lamas, and camels! However, this ranch is far more breathtaking than a zoo. The mountains surround luxury outdoor wedding setups, and the venue staff is ready to set you up with the experience of a lifetime. Lay out the dancefloor, strike up the band, fire up the campfire, and get ready to celebrate beneath the stars. And don’t worry if a lama wearing a veil and a donkey in a flower crown make guest appearances during your evening.


  • Banquet tables, chairs, wooden tables, & barrels
  • Circular dancefloor
  • String lights
  • No restriction on music or party time!
  • Dressing facilities
  • Luxury restrooms
  • Custom bar setup 
  • Parking attendants

I hope you enjoyed this guide to the 8 most scenic wedding venues near Los Angeles. Let me know if you have any questions. You can find more inspiration on Instagram @magalybarajasphoto.

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