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Best Venues For A Fall Wedding In Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is a beautiful city for a fall wedding. While getting married is a true commitment, so is deciding upon where to get married. Brides and grooms get the chance to stretch their imaginations all while making their perfect wedding day fantasies come true. Several historic sites, hidden gardens and spectacular Pacific Ocean views are available for memorable nuptial ceremonies and receptions. These five venues stand up all year long, but are even more impressive under the autumn skies, only in L.A.

What are your favorite places for a wedding in Fall? Share in the comments below!

Calamigos Ranch
327 Latigo Canyon Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(818) 889-6280

Easily at the top of our list as a wedding venue, Calamigos Ranch is the perfect place if you dream of your event in nature. Created in 1947, the ranch is situated on 130 acres of pristine Malibu wine country and offers four different locations throughout the property which can accommodate 75 to 500 guests. In addition, staff is on hand including a personal chef, culinary crew, a valet service as well as an on-site event coordinator.

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Historic Adamson House
23200 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8432

Designated as a national historic site as well as a California historic landmark, the Adamson House is a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue for an early fall wedding. From April through October, brides, grooms and their guests can celebrate together on the gorgeous oceanfront property. While weddings are solely held on the grounds outside, an "open" house tour is available during the cocktail hour (additional fee is added on) for guests to view the house's hand-carved wood doors, hand-painted murals and beautiful stained glass windows. The property was owned by Merritt Huntley Adamson, one of the early pioneer descendants who came west in Conestoga wagons to Oregon.

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Hidden Chateau & Gardens
23130 Sherman Way
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 610-3228

The Hidden Chateau & Gardens, named an historical cultural monument in 1974 by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission, offers Old Spanish charm rooted in Southern California's mission history. Set upon 1.5 acres, the gardens, cobblestone pathways, water fountains, archways, gazebo, pergola (a sweet spot for exchanging vows) and native plants replicate the style of the original California missions. Hidden Chateau & Gardens works with Bella Donna Special Events for catering needs up to 250 guests. Built in 1934 by silent movie actor Francis Lederer and his wife Marion, this property was originally constructed as a horse stable for Marion's horse.

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Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2800

Exquisite during the beautiful fall months in L.A., the Terranea Resort makes fantasy wedding dreams come true. The bride and groom take a walk down the aisle just steps away from the Pacific Ocean. Terranea offers so many options by accommodating any guest list up to 900. For a smaller, more intimate reception, Terranea offers its Catalina Room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private outdoor terrace. Celebrate indoors or out on the bluffs, the catering crew at Terranea can do just about anything for its clients making each wedding element personalized and unique. The resort will make special arrangements for a block of rooms for wedding party guests and out-of-towners, too.

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Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
6300 Hetzler Road
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-1444

Known for its steep and winding hiking trail, the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is also available for special events. Imagine exchanging vows in a restored native habitat atop a 511-foot peak overlooking Los Angeles. Wedding parties will be treated to panoramic views of L.A. Basin, the Pacific Ocean and the city's surrounding mountains. One more special spot for a fall outdoor wedding, the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook provides seasonal displays of native wildflowers and the opportunity to reconnect to nature in a very urban area. Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook encourages brides, grooms and wedding planners to contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation for event info.

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Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-4200

Descanso Gardens gives brides and grooms in Los Angeles the opportunity to utilize nature as a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. Each outdoor garden location is more picturesque than the next. Experience different settings throughout Descanso Gardens from the intimate to the lavish including sites such as the Japanese Garden, Oak Forest, Rose Garden Gazebo, the Boddy House, the Rose Pavilion, Magnolia Lawn or Van de Kamp Hall. Catering is provided by Patina Restaurant Group.

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What are your favorite places for a wedding in Fall? Share in the comments below!
Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at

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