Happy Thursday, friends!
We’re back with more beautiful venues in the Greater Los Angeles area, and this week we are excited to show you more spaces we hope you love! We’ve already shared urban/industrial and coastal venues with you, and today we are finishing out our LA venue blog series with garden and ranch style spaces. Yay! All the venues discussed in this post are fully outdoors spaces. Garden and ranch venues are enchanting, and great for any couple looking to infuse rustic, natural or whimsical elements on their wedding. Without further introduction, go forth and enjoy some swoon-worthy garden and ranches in LA to consider for your day!
Middle Ranch Lodge
Middle Ranch Lodge in Sylmar, California is a beautiful equestrian center with an on-site lodge and horses. Couples typically have their ceremonies in the front yard with a backdrop of tall green trees. Once the ceremony is finished, the festivities are moved to the backyard. Guests dine on a covered patio and dance the night away poolside! One of the things we love about this space is that the lodge has a comfy lounge area right by the fireplace for those guests who need to take a break from the party or get chilly outside!
Happy Trails Catering
At Happy Trails Catering, the garden is centered around an enchanting tree that creates a whimsical wonderland. This charming space is special as it is a secret garden located smack in the middle of old town Pasadena (so your whole party could stay in a hotel that is walking distance from the venue and you will have have ample options for your rehearsal dinner and after-party locations). The day begins with the ceremony on the deck and the rest of party revolves around the tree. If you are looking for a gorgeous venue that makes you think of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Happy Trails Catering just might be the perfect choice for you.
Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve
Located in the west hills of Santa Monica, Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve is owned and operated by the State of California. The Upper Las Virgees Open Space Preserve was formerly known as the Ahmanson Ranch, and with this venue you and your bridal party get to have a large getting ready space inside the ranch where the Ahmanson family once lived. What we love best about this venue are all the sweeping views you and your guests will enjoy throughout your celebration. This space also allows for a homey/intimate feel, as the party works itself around the exterior of the ranch-style house. With this venue, you bring in everything, so unlike other venues that limit your rental/catering/vendor choices, at the Ahmanson Ranch you are uniquely able to bring your precise vision to life!
The Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills is a functioning Old West space that you may recognize from a few western movies. This space lends itself perfectly to highly themed weddings (think bbq style old west wedding or a movie themed celebration!). The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception can all be held in different spaces, which allows for guests to see as much as possible of the nooks and crannies of this fab space! Paramount Ranch is perfect for laid back couples with creativity, as you can shape the space to fit your vision. With only the picnic tables and lights at your disposal, you can bring in any rental items and vendors you want!
In La Canada, Descanso Gardens holds weddings at their on site Japanese Garden, Rose Pavilion, Magnolia Lawn or Van de Kamp Hall. With a multitude of picturesque locations with lush greenery, Descanso Gardens is just gorgeous and your photographer will love the venue almost as much as you do! At this venue, you will feel one with nature, whether it is with the koi ponds, the dreamy tunnel created of greenery or the large and beautiful trees throughout the space. We love the variety that this venue brings, and we think that you will too!
We have loved having the opportunity to share some of our favorite LA venues with you, and we believe that regardless of whatever style of venue you are looking for (urban, coastal, or garden/ranch style), Los Angeles has some amazing options for any Southern California couple.