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Vibiana, a historic cathedral-turned-event-venue built in 1876, is a true oasis in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles, California. Since 2012, Amy Knoll Fraser and Chef Neal Fraser have operated the property, bringing their guest-first, holistic restaurant hospitality philosophy, honed over three decades in the industry, to special events. In 2015, they opened Redbird, their flagship New American restaurant in the former rectory building adjacent to the Cathedral, which currently houses five additional private event spaces upstairs and an intimate garden.

The Frasers have created an award-winning full service experience with the Redbird | Vibiana culinary, beverage and event management teams, providing restaurant level service from beginning to end with every detail considered. Redbird | Vibiana Wine Director Matt Fosket’s wine list is well-rounded with great finds from both established and emerging regions throughout the world. Vibiana offers an extensive selection of cocktails curated by Redbird | Vibiana Bar Director Tobin Shea. Shea's offerings feature well-balanced, bespoke renditions of the classics, as well as inventive and inspired originals. The range of overall culinary expertise has no bounds and can accommodate any and every cuisine expertly.

The beauty of the architecture of the Main Hall and its lush adjacent Courtyard provides an incredibly versatile backdrop for designing a stunning event with highly customizable aesthetics that feel both intimate and grand. Great attention was given over several decades to restore and keep original historic details intact while modern touches like a state of the art lighting and sound system, and high quality, custom rental equipment were added. Vibiana hosts weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, engagement parties, galas, corporate events, non-profit fundraisers, performing arts shows, film shoots and other social occasions.

  • Woman-owned

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Historic Building

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Uncovered Outdoor

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Champagne Toast
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Dance Floor

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Reviews of Vibiana

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4.6/5 197 reviews
Brittney Sent on 12/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating
If you are looking for an absolutely stunning venue, with limitless options and a staff that is professional and beyond amazing at events then Vibiana is without question the perfect venue for your special day. I worked with Anika and Celia and I cannot say enough amazing things about them and the entire Vibiana team. Anika and Celia were both very responsive, accommodating and flexible. We had our ceremony and cocktail hour in the outdoor evergreen garden. It is a magical oasis in the middle of exciting Downtown Los Angeles that makes the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony. One of the best things about Vibiana is the amount of options you have to make your event your own. From table shapes, to linen types to lighting variations and menu choices, Vibiana truly has all the ingredients to make your wedding exactly how you imagine it. The food, prepared by Chef Neal Fraser, is out of this world delicious. Our guests could not stop raving about the meal and dessert both during the wedding and weeks after. I did not have a single ounce of stress or worry on our wedding day because I knew Anika, Celia and the Vibiana team had everything taken care of. I would absolutely recommend for every bride to at least take a visit to Vibiana because once you step into this awe-inspiring venue, your search will be over. :)
Trish Sent on 12/12/2014
5 out of 5 rating
I couldn't have asked for a better wedding venue. They went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. All of the details were so gorgeous and I feel honored to have my wedding here. It’s like being in another world right in in LA! We worked with Selena and she was incredible. Totally put me at ease and even helped with the decision making. If you are thinking of booking Vibana, do it now before it gets snatched up!
Danielle Sent on 12/11/2014
5 out of 5 rating
Before we really had done any plans for the wedding, I knew that I wanted to have our reception at Vibiana. I had done a photo shoot here years ago and absolutely fell in LOVE with this venue. They absolutely did everything in their power to make sure that our big day was perfect. We had the opportunity to work with Chef Neal Fraser to make sure our wedding day menu was to die for. We could not have wished for a more perfect venue or caterer.
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Amy Knoll Fraser and Chef Neal Fraser
Amy Knoll Fraser and Chef Neal Fraser

Amy Knoll Fraser and Chef Neal Fraser took over the operation of Vibiana in 2012, transforming the stunning historic space into a full-service event facility by adding a state of the art lighting and sound system, high quality, custom rental equipment, a seasoned and talented event management staff and an extensive dining and craft libations program. With over 30 years in the hospitality industry, the Frasers' guest-first, holistic approach, with every detail considered, comes through each event at Vibiana and their adjacent flagship restaurant Redbird.

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Jonathan Moore Photography Jonathan Moore Photography Wedding Photographers

The location speaks for itself. It's beautiful, clean, elegant and opulent. It's perfect for any type of high-profile event, especially wedding ceremonies and/or receptions!

Just Perfect Weddings Just Perfect Weddings Wedding Planners

An absolutely beautiful venue to host your ceremony and reception.


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