La Venta Inn Cost

La Venta Inn Wedding Cost

Last Updated on May 13, 2023 | Written by CPA Alec Pow
First Published on March 10, 2021 | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popivker

You can find La Venta Inn just outside of Los Angeles California, in the hills above the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It is among the more affordable wedding venue options you can find in Southern California. Its very beautiful restored Spanish villa, initially built in the 1920s, is known as offering the “best of California”.

This private estate still keeps an amazing, unforgettable vintage elegance and charm, being the first estate built on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in 1923.

Article update

We managed to get in touch with the people in charge of La Venta Inn and this is their official statement:

Made by Meg is proud to continue the legacy of the historic La Venta Inn nestled in the hills of Palos Verdes Estates. La Venta Inn has enjoyed a full, rich history on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Nationally recognized as a California Point of Historical Interest, the Inn dates back to the early 1920s, when a group of international businessmen set out to develop the ‘ideal residential community.’ The landmark ocean view estate is a beautifully restored 1920s Spanish villa and used to entertain guests from the world over through exceptional weddings and events. We are thrilled to bring the delicious Made by Meg Catering cuisine and our incredible hospitality to this one-of-a-kind property.

They also wanted to shed some light on the average costs you should expect when booking their place for an event. As it turns out, the La Venta Inn venue wedding cost can be as low as $1,500 for weekday events, and anywhere from $7,500 to $14,000 during the weekend, depending on the day, time, and season of the event. As for the catering fee, the average price is somewhere around $175 per person, depending on the menu you go for.

You can get in touch with La Venta Inn directly by phone at 310.373.0123.

How much does a La Venta Inn wedding cost?

While browsing the main site, we weren’t able to find any details about the official prices and discounts; instead, they asked interested couples to contact them through the online contact form on the website. On this form, they ask for the preferred wedding date, the visitor number, how you found out about them, and some more information information about the event itself. Just like many wedding event places, the number of visitors and the time of year/day of the week will all impact your final price quote.

You might also like our articles about the cost to book a wedding at Mar a Lago, Jericho Terrace, or Laurita Winery.

Wedding-Spot noted that a rental for exclusive usage can be as low as $3,500, depending upon the day, time, and season of the wedding event, whereas the food and ceremony for the wedding celebration, which is provided by the location, could be priced at anywhere from $176 to $274 per individual in total, all depending upon your menu setup. Once again, like any wedding event location, adding a full premium open bar might cost far more than a non-alcohol wedding event with a buffet-like food setup.

HereComestheGuide, on the other hand, approximates $4,000 to $10,000 per event, with meals starting at $70 per individual when priced separately and drinks costing at least $16 per individual. The event expense is claimed to be about $2,250 per event.

Category Item Price (Increased by 10%)
Food Meals $77 to $165+ per guest
Drink Options Non-alcoholic beverage package $17.60+ per guest
BYO beverage package $23.10+ per guest
Hosted beverage package $40.70+ per guest
Ceremony Ceremony package $2,475+

La Venta Inn ViewHow did we get these quotes? While doing our research, we integrated third-party resources, as pointed out above, along with a couple of quotes received over the phone, and made an average. Keep in mind, this is just an estimate. To get an exact quote, please get in touch with the locations through the contact form or by phone for more details and specific costs.

What should be included in the price of your wedding event?

The La Venta Inn’s official website also noted that you will get the following additions, at no additional costs:

  • Chiavari chairs
  • All dining and cocktail tables
  • Catering by the New York Food Company
  • Two invitations to an exclusive taste session of the New York Food Company, which is the company’s caterer
  • Wedding planner/event coordinator
  • Complimentary parking onsite
  • Patio heaters (as needed)
  • Exclusive use of the entire venue
  • Hardwood dance floor
  • Linens of your choice
  • All china, flatware, and glassware
  • LED lighting
  • Sound system with wireless microphone

Event and reception setup at the wedding venue

Based on its official description, the La Venta Inn has a courtyard it can offer if you want to organize a cocktail party, as well as a Great Room that comes with an outside terrace overlooking the gardens and the Los Angeles skyline, windows that overlook the Pacific ocean, domed ceilings, Spanish architecture, and a giant stone fireplace. Also, it has an outdoor designated ceremony area, made especially for ocean-view weddings.

All events will have to end before 10:00 p.m. and the maximum capacity of the venue, both for indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions is 250 guests.

Based on a report by VenueReport, you can bring your own alcohol to decrease the final bill, although couples will have to use the catering from the official provider of the venue.

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