The Lodge at Malibou Lake is an historic venue in Agoura Hills, Southern California. Built in 1936, The Lodge recalls a heyday of grand parties and good times. We are hidden in the rustic Santa Monica Mountains, shaded by sycamore and oak trees, and beside a storied private late - yet we are less than an hour's drive from Hollywood.
Whether you dream of an intimate gathering or a grand affair, The Lodge will host you in style. Your guests can enjoy both indoor and outdoor event spaces in a gorgeous, natural setting.
Breathtaking views of the lake, nearby mountains, and surrounding wilderness create a deeply romantic backdrop for your celebration. When you book The Lodge you will have exclusive use of the property; an opportunity to create your own truly bespoke wedding.
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Michele Parker Levine · Getting married on 06/10/2020
Beautiful and perfect!
The venue is beautiful and Chef Cordelia is amazing. Everyone raved over how fabulous the food was, plentiful, hot and delicious. Everything she promised us was delivered. We couldn't have been happier!!Sent on 10/25/2019
Shelbie Webb · Married on 11/16/2019
Best venue in socal
I am definitely bias but The Lodge is the BEST venue in SoCal. My husband and I live in Northern Cal but knew early into our engagement that we wanted to married in SoCal. There were a couple "musts" for us when determining a venue. For me, I really wanted a venue that offered amazing food. I know that isn't every brides priority but it was definitely mine! We also wanted a venue that was timeless while style unique and stylish. We had booked so many tours and were blown away when we toured The Lodge.
Our tour was given by Jacey who is so fun to work with. She was on that day and moving forward so patient and informative. She set an amazing first impression for the venue as their coordinator.
After choosing The Lodge as our venue we later became familiar with Chef Cordelia and Valerie (who handles the contracts). Such an amazing team! What I loved about The Lodge is they host "Supper Clubs" which is a monthly dinner party where you get a good idea of the food and cocktail service they offer and it's even a good opportunity to meet vendors. I wished we lived locally, we would've gone more than once!
Chef Cordelia worked with me on making our Italian themed dinner and we even served brick oven pizza which was a major hit! Honestly I've had brides tell me that I wasn't even going to eat at my wedding..and that was not the case. It was some of the best food i've ever had!
I could honestly go on and on about this venue and the team that works there but if there's one thing I can say, it's that it is evident that they all really care about the business and the weddings that go on there. Everything felt so thoughtful, personalized, and detailed.
Couldn't recommend this venue more!Sent on 12/02/2019
Sandy · Married on 08/11/2019
Absolutely beautiful venue & amazing staff
We spent way too much time and energy looking for venues and it became so exhausting. But we're so glad we found this gem, as it made us realize just how thorough of a search we did and how many of the things on our wish list this place had.Sent on 08/28/2019
From the very first communication with Jacey, we got a quick response. We scheduled a tour and she was warm, friendly and answered all our questions. We then later scheduled two supper club tastings and really loved the food and atmosphere. FYI they charge for tastings but you can have up to 2 tastings credited toward your final invoice.
We liked that the venue already included beautiful tables, chairs, various furniture, two types of arches, table settings, service wear, and some decor items such as lanterns and an easel. The wood farm style tables are gorgeous and don't need linens so you can save on that cost. There is a beautiful lake across the street for photo ops. You also have the option to bring in your own alcohol (they supply bartenders and basic mixers) which is a great way to save money. We also loved how beautifully maintained the grounds are. The ballroom is beautiful, with elegant high ceilings, lots of windows, and gorgeous chandeliers. The location is fantastic. Just an hour or so outside of LA and easy to get to off the freeway, but you feel like you're not even in the city because it's kind of tucked away in the mountains. And lots of parking, which was important for us.
All points of contacts, from Jacey to Valerie to Cordelia, are super responsive, organized, and always answered all of our questions (we had tons!). There is a ton of good information on their website and you can see all of their decor, furnishings, spaces, and even sample table configurations depending on your guest count. Our final walk through meeting was extremely thorough and we even got a floor plan of how all the tables and furniture would be laid out on our wedding day.
We decided on family style dining and they offered a wide range of menu options, which includes 4 passed appetizers, and mix and match between 5 dining items. For apps, we selected the bacon wrapped apricots (crowd favorite), mini crab cakes, chilled grilled shrimp w/gazpacho shot, and duck bao buns. The dining items were a watermelon and mixed greens salad, cedar plank salmon w/rosemary mustard glaze, tri tip w/charred tomato salsa, green beans w/almond slivers and street style corn on the cob. Everything was delicious and we received endless compliments.
The staff was simply amazing. During cocktail hour while we were taking our photos, the staff came by and offered us drinks and appetizers. And upon being seated at the sweetheart table, we saw they had set aside a plate of more appetizers for us as well (we missed some being passed while we went across the street to the lake for photos). The staff was so attentive and constantly checked on us thoughout the evening to see if we needed anything and offered drinks.
The transition between ceremony to reception was seamless, and clean up at the end of the night went like a well oiled machine. The Lodge and all of the staff truly made our day memorable and we are so glad we chose them for our wedding day.
As a wedding planner and florist we cannot recommend The Lodge enough! This venue and team truly goes above and beyond from the planning stages, communication, attention to detail prior to the wedding. All the way to end of the night and cleaning up. The positivity and engagement from everyone involved was appreciated beyond words. Chef Cordelia and her team made the most delicious dinner and appetizers and had all of the vendors in love as well as the guests. I highly recommend booking your next event at The Lodge!
We absolutely LOVE making cakes and dessert bars for weddings and events at The Lodge at Malibou Lake. We just did 3 events there this past week and I fall more in love with this venue every time I'm here! The venue is close to the beach, however it gives a feeling of being in a beautiful lodge in the mountains on a lake. The staff there are all so wonderful and easy to work with. I was lucky enough to try the food provided by their onsite caterer Chef Cordelia and it tasted incredible! I highly reccomend The Lodge at Malibou Lake.