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Our Favorite Venues

VENUES WE LOVE AND TIPS ON HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR VENUE 

With 20 years in the DJ industry providing music, sound & lighting production for weddings and corporate events, we’ve had the opportunity to work in some fantastic venues.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of almost all (adding new ones every day) the venues we have had the pleasure of working with over the years. We’ve also included some free tips on how to choose your wedding venue location.

If you are still searching for your venue, feel free to CONTACT US with questions, and we’ll be happy to give recommendations or share a DJ perspective on a specific venue you are considering.

venues for weddings
  •  Venue selection is CRITICAL to the overall success of your wedding or special event.
  •  Picking the right size venue makes a significant impact on the energy and how the room feels to your guests, which translates to whether we can get a successful dance party going
  • Too large, and the space feels too cavernous, and guests do not feel comfortable.
  •  Too small, and it is too crowded and difficult for guests to move easily from the bar to the dance floor, which is the pattern we want after dinner.
  • There is a sweet spot based on your anticipated guest count, so working with your wedding planner and venue representative can give you a realistic picture of how the layout will be and if the event space or ballroom is right for you or not.

Clients often fall in love with a venue because of a view or iconic history but don’t stop to consider:

  •  Does this venue match my style & vibe?
  •  If I have older guests, how accessible is the venue?
  •  Is parking easy, or will we need to shuttle guests?
  •  If the venue is older, does it have enough power and bathrooms?
  •  Does the venue include catering, rentals, sound & lighting, or will you need to purchase separately?

 BIG ISSUE: Does the venue have noise restrictions and shut down early?

 Also, sometimes guests allocate too much of their budget to the venue and then can’t afford to hire the pro vendors they want. Another reason why it is great to have a wedding planner on board at the beginning of your selection process. They can help make sure you balance your budget evenly and steer you to a venue that fits your style and needs.

LAST TIP: Most venues book at least one year in advance, so if you pick a popular venue you will need to get on top of planning ASAP for 2021, 2022 & 2023 wedding dates if you want a Saturday. Otherwise, be prepared to consider a Friday/Sunday wedding.

More tips and information like this can be found in my book HOW TO HIRE A KILLER WEDDING DJ! 

P.S. Having a corporate or social event that is NOT a wedding?

GOOD NEWS! 

Almost all these venues also host events for:

  • Holiday Party
  • Fundraiser
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Birthday
  • Reunion
  • Prop or Graduation party

Our Favorite Venues

Los Angeles Athletic ClubMcCormick Home Ranch
Bel Air Bay ClubCamarillo Ranch
Knollwood Country ClubReptacular Ranch
The London HotelMiddle Ranch
Terranea ResortFete The Venue
La Venta ResortHarborside
Verandas Beach HouseSeven Degrees
Four SeasonsMonarch Beach Resort
Westlake Village InnSurf & Sand Resort
The Lodge at Malibou LakeGreystone Mansion
Calamigos RanchThe Houdini Estate
Calamigos Equestrian CenterTaglyan Cultural Complex
The CastawayThe Garland
Shutters on the BeachThe Roosevelt
Casa Del MarThe Ebell of Los Angeles
Viceroy HotelThe Ebell of Long Beach
Los Robles GreensCarondelet House
Malibu West Beach ClubMarina Del Rey hotel
Walnut GroveInterContinental Hotel DTLA
Villa Del Sol D’OroInterContinental Hotel Century CIty
Adamson HouseUCLA Faculty Center
CicadaLeMeridien Delfina
Millennium BiltmoreHoneypot
The OdysseyFairmont Miramar
Dodger StadiumIl Cielo
Natural History MuseumNoor
CA Science CenterUniversity Club
Banc of Californai StadiumCielo Farms
Moorpark Country ClubAltadena Country Club
Mr CLa Canada Flintridge CC
The Langham PasadenaPalos Verdes Golf Club
Point Vicente Interpretive CenterCrowne Plaza Hotel
Quail RanchThe Maxwell house
FantaSea YachtsThe Catalina Room
The Hornblower YachtsThe Belamar Hotel
Castle GreenSanta Anita Park
Hilton UniversalThe Loft on Pine
Ritz-Carlton Marina Del ReyRenaissance Hotel
Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa BarbaraSherwood Countrty Club
Ruby StreetMalibu Solstice Vineyard
Saddle Peak LodgeGrace Baptist Church
Saddlerock RanchWarner Center Marriott
Skirball Cultural CenterSmoky Hollow Studios
SmogShoppeRococo Room
MillwickThe York Manor
Hilton PasadenaThe Oviatt Penthouse
Hotel MayaCalifornia Yacht Club
Hummingbird Nest RanchManhattan Beach Studios
The 1909Orcutt Ranch
JW MarriottAnnenberg Beach House
TiatoMarion Davies House
W Hotel HollywoodJonathan Club
W Hotel WestwoodJonathan Club
YamashiroLaguna Cliffs Resort
MaderaThe California Club
La Quinta ResortCity Club LA
Hotel PaseoStone Manor
Ace HotelInn of the Seventh Ray
The SaguaroPasea Hotel & Spa
DoubleTree ResortWaterfront Beach Resort HIlton
DoubleTree DTLAHyatt Regency
The Colony HouseThe Alexandria Ballroom
Ronald Reagan LibraryCrowne Plaza Ventura
Richard Nixon LibraryMandalay Beach Resort
Heritage MuseumThe Vinyards
Portofino HotelUnion Station
Balboa Bay ResortVibiana

Locations

As we are Southern California based, events take us mainly to the following areas:
— Greater Los Angeles
— Hollywood
— Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA)
— Beverly Hills
— Bel Air
— Malibu
— Calabasas
— Ventura Country
— Valencia
— Pacific Palisades
— Rancho Palos Verdes
— Orange County
— Anaheim
— Newport Beach
— Palm Springs
— La Quinta
— Santa Barbara
— Las Vegas