The Sepulveda Home

The Sepulveda Home

A Romantic 1920's New Orleans Style Home with a Southern Bayou Garden

Private Residence
San Pedro, CA 90731 | map
Services: Ceremony, Reception
Maximum capacity: 120
Catering: Offered in-house
About Us

"You'll feel like a dazzling Scarlett being swept away by her handsome Rhett when you host your wedding at The Sepulveda Home, a Louisiana French Colonial private residence that evokes the romance of Gone With the Wind-era Southern hospitality. Perched on a hill with a panoramic view of the Port of Los Angeles and World Cruise Center, the historic San Pedro home is offered by a mother-daughter team as an intimate venue for bridal showers, ceremonies and receptions.

The unique abode was built in 1929 for a newlywed couple. When the bride asked her architect father to design a home that would reflect her groom's Southern roots, he created blueprints for this antebellum-style residence, now brimming with 80 years of collected treasures. 

As you sit in a rocking chair on the 40-foot front porch, enclosed by gracious columns and cooled by ceiling fans, it's easy to imagine yourself a latter-day Southern belle transported to a gentler, bygone era. The nostalgic fantasy continues in your private dressing room, appointed with a Louis XIV mirrored armoire, antique-style fainting couch and turn-of-the-century hatboxes. This is truly the perfect spot to put finishing touches on hair and makeup while enjoying time with your bridesmaids. And to enhance that pampered Scarlett O'Hara experience, your on-site assistant will provide you with light refreshments and personal amenities. This is also a wonderful setting for creative photography.

Say your vows on the home's romantic balcony, overlooking the patio below and the twinkling lights of the port beyond. Or, tie the knot in the lush garden amphitheater, graced with hanging chandeliers, a running creek, and towering pepper and magnolia trees draped with Spanish moss. Perfumed by grapevines climbing an outdoor bar and warmed by heat lamps, the space features a gourmet espresso machine station for European-style beverage service and an area for dancing beneath the stars.

While your guests sip warm cappuccinos or cool mint juleps, you can revel in the glow of a perfectly coordinated affair and start anticipating your honeymoon—perhaps a cruise departing from the nearby port. It can be arranged by the same attentive team that recommended local wedding resources, assisted you with all details, and made sure your day was stress-free from dreamy beginning to final toast."


We are pleased to collaborate wtih and refer brides to artisans who specialize in
flowers, wedding invitations,
and photography with a romantic, vintage flair.
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Reviews
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

Before we even visited the Sepulveda Home in person, we had found it online and thought this place looked way too good to be true. We knew the moment we stepped into the Sepulveda Home that we had finally found the venue we had been hoping to find. The home is absolutely gorgeous – from the jaw dropping original tile work in the bathrooms, to the true to period furnishings and the backyard…. Oh the backyard! Every corner of the home, inside and out, has a secret – a tiny detail, a perfectly placed treasure from the past that you don’t immediately notice – you see it for the first time as you look back on your wedding photos and smile with each new discovery. From the beautifully converted original ‘coach house’ which is now a bar with a deliciously fragrant grapevine covered seating area, to the large gardens and trees, every inch of this house was to die for.

The home’s owner, Sara, wedding coordinator extraordinaire, is wonderful and amazingly easy to work with. This is her childhood home, and we were welcomed in like family. The love and attention we received from Sara and Irene is remarkable. This is a family run establishment and everyone went out of their way to make sure that anything and everything was taken care of. Sara is right there by your side, moving you through your day seamlessly, making sure you don’t miss a thing. Although the Sepulveda Home is extremely presentable and fancy - visually the perfect spot to get married - this home doesn’t feel like a “venue” E.g., we felt like we were getting married in the home of our favorite cousin who just happens to own the most amazing piece of property.

Sara works exclusively with Critic’s Choice Catering, and for good reason. Tracy, her staff and most importantly the food, are awesome. Wedding food is generally mediocre, however we have been told repeatedly that this food was the best that anyone has ever had at a wedding. Tracy is very easy to work with and a lot of fun. She went out of her way to take care of a cousin who arrived well past dinner service, and that really meant a lot to me. In lieu of traditional wedding cake, we served bread pudding. Tracy made sure that it was presented and served beautifully.

Our wedding day was perfect and we would not change a thing. Sara, you are amazing!

Big Love,

Joe and Alisha

p.s. I am thrilled that you decided to use my picture for your advertisement on Wedding Wire. Thank you!

The Sepulveda Home responded with the following comments:

Alisha and Joe,

What a blast we had working together! The night was so much fun!
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  • Wedding: 09/03/2011
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Endorsements
The Sepulveda Home is a beautiful gem tucked away in the hills of San Pedro. From the moment you walk in you'll be swept away by its charm and made to feel at home. As a wedding photographer, I can say that the Sepulveda Home's grounds are great for capturing stunning wedding photos. Plantation style architecture surrounded by lush gardens make it the perfect setting for a romantic and unforgettable wedding.
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