Selecting a venue for your big day is in the top-three of most important wedding tasks, alongside finding a man and a dress, and quite a bit of wedding planning cannot occur before you discover and reserve the perfect location. In urban areas, the wealth of choices is staggering; in L.A. alone, there are more than 600 ballrooms, halls, and event spaces available to host your ceremony and reception, and few people would blame you if the sheer volume of opportunities slowed your planning progress.
Fortunately, one L.A.-based company is working to make sure venue selection is easier on an already-stressed bride and groom. L.A. Banquets owns seven distinct venues, each with its own unique style and size that provide a maximum range of possibilities with minimal effort. Below is an overview of some of L.A. Banquet’s venues. Be sure visit these many spaces before making your final decision.
If, try as you might, you simply cannot clip your guest list below the 300 mark then you will need a big space for your wedding. Fortunately, you don’t have to skimp on style and beauty just because you need to fit a large party, especially if you reserve the Brandview Ballroom. This venue is the epitome of sophistication: Built in 1921, it retains its inherent historic elegance — with a handful of essential modern touches. This is a dazzling event space for a stunning wedding.
The Patio at the Brandview
Just off the larger hall, the Brandview Patio presents a livelier, less formal setting for a smaller celebration. Outside under open sky, this area takes full advantage of southern California’s mild year-round weather and provides fresh air and gorgeous views.
Whether you choose light Mediterranean cuisine from Anoush or some other invigorating fare, your guests will undoubtedly be comfortable celebrating your wedding in this excellent outdoor space. Additionally, extra-large parties can reserve both the ballroom and the patio to spread out and take advantage of both indoor and outdoor experiences.
Le Foyer Ballroom
Another big space, Le Foyer Ballroom is grandiose where Brandview is glamorous. As your guests enter, they’ll see a magnificent 25-foot fountain of Italian marble, an opulent chandelier of glittering crystal, and no fewer than 16 European-style arches around the hall. This ballroom is ideal for a classic wedding with an old-world feel; I can see the twinkling Parisian lights and smell the roses near the Seine just thinking about it.
Le Foyer Lounge
More intimate than the wide-open ballroom but just as unbelievably chic, the lounge at the Le Foyer venue holds just about 70 guests. In this cozy marbled hall, you can spend time with your closest loved ones and truly appreciate the beauty of your wedding day.
Despite its size, the lounge boasts many amenities, including a stage for your entertainment and a bar to keep the good mood flowing. Plus, like the Brandview Patio, this lounge is also available as an addition for bigger parties in the Le Foyer Ballroom that wish for a smaller space to relax.
Plenty of brides and grooms have such a profound personal style that they need a venue that offers a clean slate for complete wedding customization. Glenoaks Ballroom is a stylish contemporary space, with soaring ceilings and simple décor, and it is just begging for your distinctive flair.
While all L.A. Banquets ballrooms are adaptable, Glenoaks is particularly open to your interpretation. Because the hall is so flexible, it easily accommodates any wedding theme you can dream up, from modest and modern to elaborate and extravagant.
A favorite among L.A. Banquets spaces, the Galleria Ballroom is intricately decorated with old-style chandeliers, detailed woodwork, and lavish fabrics; stepping into the hall is like moving back through time into the Victorian era.
Galleria celebrations often feel inherently steeped in tradition, which can provide a satisfying sense of significance to your nuptials. If you fall in love with this space, you might take further inspiration from the era to guide your wedding events and style.
If you want the same age-old atmosphere for a smaller party, you should take a look at the Galleria Lounge. Timelessly sophisticated, the lounge mimics a Victorian parlor rather than an expansive ballroom, and accordingly, it provides a warm, personal feel that larger halls often lack.
However, if you require the space of the ballroom, you might consider booking the lounge for smaller pre-wedding events, like your engagement party or bridal shower, to give guests a taste of the splendor to come.
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