Whether you're looking for breathtaking views or an intimate room, there's something for everyone here.
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Before you become hyper-focused on choosing the perfect ceremony and reception venue, think about finding a spot to host your pre-wedding celebrations. Namely, your engagement party (it does come first, after all!). Once your significant other pops the question, you'll be so excited to celebrate your newly-engaged status with family and friends, but finding the perfect spot to party might feel daunting, especially when you consider everything else you'll need to plan in the upcoming months. That's why we tapped our friends at the Venue Report to share their favorite spots for an engagement party in one of the most fun cities of all: Los Angeles.
If you're going to be in the City of Angels for your pre-wedding party, you're in luck. The city is home to so many exceptional venues, particularly for this fun, celebratory event, and we found 15 spots that newly-engaged couples will be smitten with. Even better, we found them in a mix of different L.A. neighborhoods, including Atwater Village, Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA for locals), Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Venice, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, and West Hollywood.
Love green spaces and endless patios? Madera, an outpost in the heart of Hollywood complete with a wine room and wine barrel décor will be the spot for you and your S.O. If you're all about a vintage vibe, book West Hollywood's Eveleigh; you'll feel transported to another era when you step into their garden courtyard, but then brought right back home thanks to views of L.A. from the rooftop. Overlook the Pacific at the Bungalow Santa Monica, or head to Venice for a party at Plant Food + Wine, where you can celebrate under the twinkle lights.
There's more to the Los Angeles engagement party scene where these came from. Click through for all of our pre-wedding party recs here.
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There's a good reason this this French bistro in DTLA is named Perch: Located on the the building's 15th floor, this rooftop spot offers views of the city's downtown skyline. With lounge furniture, two outdoor firepits, and delicious French cuisine, an engagement party here would be trés chic.
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Take over Hudson Loft for your engagement party, and you're guaranteed an entirely customized event. Thanks to the giant window walls and wide-open spaces, your group will be treated to panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline. Now all you need to do is start planning.
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If you're looking for somewhere breezy and romantic to celebrate the fact that you said "Yes!" check out this greenhouse in Atwater Village gem. Elysian's romantic setting and beautiful backdrop is the perfect way to start celebrating your year as a bride-to-be.
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The Unique Space
The Unique Space got its name for a reason. The loft-like property is actually a historic warehouse, but it's been updated with all the modern must-haves. Take your engagement party to the rooftop patio or serve cocktails at the French-inspired marble bar.
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If you want to keep your engagement party small and intimate, put Flora Changs on your radar. It's a 100-year-old ice cream factory-turned-sunlit garden room, which lends a decidely cool, unique vibe to the space. Vintage furniture and custom artwork decorate the space, so you won't need to do much more.
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Oenophiles, take note: AOC would make for the ultimate wine-inspired engagement party venue. A floor-to-ceiling collection of vino, a beautiful courtyard space, and gourment food are all on offer at this Beverly Hills locale. Trust us, a party here will leave guests checking the mail for your save-the-date.
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Plant Food + Wine
For a plant-based engagement party menu that even your most carnivorous guest will love, book Plant Food + Wine. Located on the famed Abbott Kinney Boulevard, expect to dig into a gourmet meal made from in-season, locally sourced ingredients. It's not just the food that's a draw here. The greenery-filled courtyard is a stunning setting for a celebration.
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The Bungalow Santa Monica
This Santa Monica venue is one part Baja bungalow, one part oceanfront cottage. Any part of the property would be perfect for your engagement party, but we're partial to the deck and gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We think your guests will love it, too.
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Eveleigh, located in West Hollywood, delivers serious vintage vibes, so old souls should certainly consider this venue for their engagement party. Celebrate on the rooftop or the garden—either option is equally lovely and romantic.
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Plan a wine-centric engagement party in Madera Kitchen's intimate wine room, which can accommodate up to 20 guests, if you want an intimate, memorable event. Hoping to throw a bigger bash? Take the party outside to one of the venue's multiple greenery-filled patios.