Weddings

La Venta Inn

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
   88 reviews
$25k - $34k For 100 Guests

About

$25k - $34k For 100 Guests

Nestled on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, La Venta Inn is an enchanting and unforgettable wedding venue. This renovated Spanish villa has been hosting happy couples and captivating guests since 1923. Its proximity to the coast offers visitors a picturesque, panoramic view of the Pacific, while its stunning Spanish-inspired architecture creates a unique romantic atmosphere. Ocean views provide weddings with the perfect backdrop, while exclusive access to the entire estate allows for endless photo opportunities. As well as lavish surroundings, it also features a range of exceptional amenities, including sumptuous dining options provided by Made by Meg catering.

Facilities and Capacity

Located within driving distance of the Pacific Coast Highway, La Venta Inn is easily accessible for visiting guests. The venue itself can comfortably host up to 220 wedding guests. There is a stunning selection of event spaces to choose from to bring your one-of-a-kind wedding vision to life. The elegant ballroom exhibits a luxurious ambiance and features enticing decorative elements, including a majestic fireplace. The intimate outdoor courtyard with a tiled fountain is the perfect place for post-ceremony drinks, while the delightful ballroom can host a night full of dancing. The standard rental package includes exclusive use of property with ceremony lawn, courtyard, ocean cottage, ballroom, reception garden rooms, grooms' room, and more.

Services Offered

La Venta Inn offers an impressive array of invaluable services designed to make every stage of your wedding run smoothly. The events staff will assist you in any way they can, and custom menus can be created by the in-house catering company, Made by Meg. This talented team of culinary professionals offers a range of dining options to choose from to satisfy every palate. Services include:

  • Setup and cleanup
  • Food tastings
  • Furniture rentals
  • Hardwood dance floor
  • Patio heaters
  • Sound system with wireless microphones

History

The La Venta Inn is a venue steeped in rich history. The villa was the first structure to be completed on the peninsula and served as an inn. Notable visitors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Lindberg, and Cary Grant were known to have graced its halls. Now a designated California Point of Historical Interest, you and your partner can become a part of its illustrious story.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
November
December

88 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Rebecca Married on 10/05/2019
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    such a beautiful location

    we came to tour La Venta as a possible venue. We were so in love, however, our guest count couldn't make it at this spot, or we would have chosen it so fast! looking back, I wish we cut our guest list in order to use this venue. The location is so beautiful and private. A dream!
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    Brittani Married on 11/10/2018
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    AMAZING VENUE, with an even more amazing price!

    We recently had our wedding reception at La Venta Inn, and it was absolutely a dream come true. The La Venta wedding codrinator went above and beyond to make sure that everything ran smoothly, and we can honestly say that the wedding turned out even better than expected. Our guests keep telling us that the food at La Venta was the best wedding food that they ever had, and that the views were some of the most beautiful that they have ever seen. We highly recommend La Venta for weddings/events, the entire package for what the cost was is truly an amazing deal (about $20k less than a hotel wedding, plus at La Venta you have the entire place to yourselves). It really makes the whole wedding process easier given that La Venta provides all the tables, linens, cutlery, and food and cake, and even assigns you a wedding coordinator so it is not necessary to hire an outside wedding planner. They also give a lot of flexibility in the decorations you can bring in, but honestly you barely need any given how stunning the ocean and LA skyline views are. As an added bonus, we had our ceremony at the Neighborhood Church, which is only 5 mins away, and is also one of the most stunning seaside churches I have ever seen.
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    Lauren Married on 01/19/2018
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    We could not have asked for a more magical venue. Our wedding celebration will go down in history as a Fairytale ending. The La Venta Inn was not only beautiful but the entire staff were incredible to work with; especially since we live out of state. They coordinated with our parents and together created one of the best days of our lives. We highly recommend the La Venta Inn for any event - especially your wedding.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Shasha & Daniel
    27 photos · 09/16/2018
  • Scott & Carrie
    24 photos · 11/02/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Hey Mister DJ Hey Mister DJ Wedding DJs

We love working at La Venta. The staff are always on point and insure the event goes smoothly from beginning to the very end. Guests love the view and ability to roam around the property which you can't get in a normal venue. Highly recommended!

Jason Michaels Special Event Entertainment Jason Michaels Special Event Entertainment Wedding DJs

As a wedding professional (having had my wedding at La Venta) I was happy most especially with the staff’s (Tim Kennedy, Kathy, Lori, and even Chef Rick Campos) ability to team their knowledge allowing expeditious response to our ever-growing list of questions in the weeks & days prior to our date. I’d like to mention Tim’s endurance with several meetings offsite including our private tasting in El Segundo & challenging décor issues with Classic Rentals. Chef Campos kept his promise to oversee our event despite a re-assignment within the company. More-over, our Wedding Consultant Stephanie Lairson expressed a similar experience with the staff, their promptness, and attention to detail. When asked what aspect of the experience we appreciated the most, my wife & I concluded that La Venta was a ‘total experience’ since there was several aspects of our special day that were exclusive to the property, the catering, and the service. The result, of course, was a well managed, elegant, & intimate celebration that all our guests continue to talk about six years later. As we see it, the only drawback was having to end our party prematurely at 11pm (which I understand is a policy enforced due to noise issues within the residential community. We are very satisfied with the special memory we have…thank you! If my entertainment business can be of any assistance to you and your staff in providing professional & polished special event entertainers please do not hesitate in contacting my office…I owe you Louise!!

DJs At Your Service DJs At Your Service Wedding DJs

Run by New York Food Company, La Venta Inn is the most fantastic location in the Los Angeles, South Bay area. By far the best food, service and setting. I love working a La Venta Inn. They are very professional.

Map

796 Via Del Monte Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274
424-396-2895
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La Venta Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at La Venta Inn?

La Venta Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At La Venta Inn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

La Venta Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of La Venta Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by La Venta Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at La Venta Inn for wedding events?

La Venta Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does La Venta Inn offer?

La Venta Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does La Venta Inn offer for wedding events?

La Venta Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does La Venta Inn have available for wedding events?

La Venta Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend La Venta Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

La Venta Inn is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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