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 wedding-goers since the 1920s. Its proximity to the coast offers its visitors a picturesque panoramic view of the Pacific, while its stunning Iberian architecture welcomes you through its doors. The ocean views provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding, while exclusive access to the entire estate gives you a choice of settings for timeless photos. With culinary and planning services available, this historic setting offers the best of Southern California’s charm.
Facilities and Capacity
La Venta Inn’s breathtaking location is extremely convenient. Not far from the beautiful West Coast, it is also within driving distance of the Pacific Coast Highway. The venue itself can comfortably host up to 250 wedding guests who all get exclusive use of the property during the event. As well as boasting scenic views, the villa features a host of on-site facilities. The elegant Great Room exhibits a selection of enticing decor, consisting of a majestic fireplace and Spanish architecture. The intimate outdoor terrace is the perfect place for post-ceremony drinks, while the delightful ballroom can host your first dance.
The venue offers an impressive array of useful services designed to make your wedding run smoothly. From event coordination assistance to professional catering, the villa’s helpful team of staff can be on-hand to assist you through every stage. Custom menus can be developed via the venue’s catering service, the New York Food Company. Event items consist of an altar, audio equipment, chairs and tables, a dance floor, and lighting equipment. Other event services include:
The Vista 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 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.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Brittani · Married on 11/10/2018
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.Sent on 12/06/2018
Lauren · Married on 01/19/2018
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.Sent on 01/31/2018
Chelsey · Married on 08/11/2017
If you want to have the wedding of your dreams, have it at La Venta Inn.Sent on 09/11/2017
I cannot tell you how many guests told me our wedding was the most beautiful they had ever been to AND the best food they had ever had at a wedding.
A lot of the success I attribute to our coordinator, Mike. He made the entire process a breeze. He was always so accommodating and just made the planning process so fun for us. He was always there to answer any question we had. Even my bridesmaids and guests were making comments about how impressed they were with him at the wedding. He is the best.
We had our wedding on a Friday to save some money. After I toured the property, I was obsessed. I couldn't stop thinking about the view, so every other venue fell short. But, a Saturday wedding was out of our budget. However, La Venta makes it possible by having cheaper rates on other days. This place is booked during the summer all week it seems. When I came to drop off our decor on a Tuesday, they were having a wedding that night! So apparently others feel the same as me, any night is a perfect night for a wedding at La Venta.
For the food, we opted for stations with the NY Strip, mahi mahi, and a pig roast! The guests loved the roast and I think it made for a memorable part in our wedding. All the food was incredible.
La Venta is a very special venue in LA. Look no further if you are interested in La Venta!
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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!
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!!
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.