How to Plan the Perfect DTLA Wedding Weekend!

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If you’re local to Los Angeles, consider it a little getaway in your own town. And if you’re not, we happen to think that downtown LA is the perfect destination for a modern city wedding. To prove a DTLA wedding is where it’s at, we’ve put together a mini-guide to help you plan the perfect wedding weekend in the City of Angels! We’ve got the best hotels, best food, and best views right here in walkable (or Uber-able) distances for a weekend to remember for you and your guests.

From where to stay, where to dine, and where to wed — we’ve got it all. Ready for a wedding weekend in LA? We begin with the ever-important places to lay your head!

Where to Stay in Downtown LA

Option 1: Freehand Los Angeles

Freehand Hotel DTLA

The Freehand is a premium hotel housed in a historical building and with all the amenities (cocktail bar, breakfast to-go, rooftop pool) you may never want to leave. We love the offering of rooms that range from cute shared beds to studios and suites. Something for everyone!

Option 2: NoMad Los Angeles

The NoMad Hotel DTLA

It’s a Parisian experience right in the heart of Los Angeles! The decor is c’est chic and you’ll sleep like kings + queens in all the luxury. The NoMad also features a rooftop pool and dining in one of the city’s most vibrant areas.

Option 3: The Millennium Biltmore Hotel

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

If you’ve got a penchant for historical spots and Hollywood glamour, the Biltmore is for you. The opulent hotel opened its doors in 1923 and hosts stories of Hollywood luminaries, US presidents, and even notorious gangsters. You’ll recognize the halls from TV + film (like Mad Men and Ocean’s 11) — it was even once home to the Oscars. Revel in all the stories while you live out your own!

DTLA Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Spots

Option 1: The Restuarant at the NoMad

Even if you don’t stay at the NoMad, you must consider dining there! The private dining spaces are stunning + romantic, and the food and wine is a refined approach to local California cuisine.

Option 2: Rossoblu

Handmade pasta, anyone? Open-fire kitchen? Al fresco dining options? The giant open kitchen and rustic Italian plates at Rossoblu are something truly special, as is the mixed-modern decor. When the food + wine are as good as the ambiance you just can’t go wrong.

The DTLA Wedding Ceremony: OUE Skyspace LA

blush wedding invitation

Ready to get married? Let’s do this thing! If you dream of saying I Do outdoors, high above the city, Skyspace LA is your spot.

pink and gold bridal bouquet

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Take in stunning 360-degree views of historic sites atop LA’s tallest open-air observation deck while you say your vows. It’s a totally unique space that literally “ups” the romance. The ceremony + reception package includes 5 hours combined for set-up and tear-down, plus 5 hours for event use. You’ll have use of the Hollywood Terrace for the ceremony, in-house linens, waitstaff, and on-site coordinator, and more.

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Downtown LA Rooftop Wedding


downtown LA wedding reception

In-house catering at Skyspace offers inclusive meal options from staters to cake cutting. You can even opt for a buffet! Add on bar packages, sweet treats, late-night snacks and you’ve got yourself a party.

DTLA wedding couple

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But the party isn’t over yet! Get some rest because, in the morning, we brunch!

Where to Brunch in DTLA

Option 1: Best Girl

Award-winning chefs at a neighborhood bistro with a menu inspired by the vibrant city of Los Angeles – that’s what you’ll find at the Ace Hotel’s Best Girl.

Option 2: Bottega Louie

Come for the pretty ambiance, stay for the patisserie filled with the sweetest confections! Bottega Louie is the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion. Send your guests off with a box of colorful macarons and call ’em wedding favors!

All that’s left is to live out that happily ever after :)

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