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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Hudson Loft's giant window walls and wide-open spaces are all you need to call this engagement party into action. Located downtown, the views are gorgeous and the vibe is lively, modern, and ready to be filled with all your favorite people and décor.
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Formerly a cathedral, the ambience at Redbird is colorful, sunlit, and totally on-trend for reveling in the joy of your recent engagement. Head to this DTLA spot when you're ready to party down with your friends and fam.
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Planning an engagement party that's reflective of your modern, minimalist wedding style? Check out Hollywood's Lombardi House for its clean-lined, white-walled, and high-ceilinged barn as well as its pristine outdoor patio and lawn.
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The Unique Space
Head on down to this industrial DTLA spot if you're looking for a space where you can celebrate your engagement in a big loft-like historic warehouse. There's room for up to 400 of your nearest and dearest, and there's a gorgeous rooftop patio, too.
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For those planning a winery wedding, AOC is an awesome spot to kick off the engagement party festivities. With floor-to-ceiling wine bottles and a gorgeous big courtyard, all you need to bring is the party people to this Beverly Hills locale.
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A garden themed engagement party would be one for the books at Cielo Farms. Surrounded by Malibu's vineyards, rolling green hills, and a whole lot of love, you're sure to feel ready to celebrate your wedding after this fête.
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Plant Food + Wine - Venice
Abbott Kinney's hottest plant-based restaurant is probably one of the most gorgeous places on the boulevard. With a sprawling courtyard filled with overgrown greenery at every turn, this celebrating your engagement at this Venice hideaway will get you good and fired up for planning your wedding.
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The Bungalow Santa Monica
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Grab your soon-to-be-spouse and a bunch of friends and head on out to the docks of Malibu for an incredible meal during that sweet golden sunset hour. Malibu Farm sits just at the end of the pier and serves up some of the best food and drink around.
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Tenants of the Trees
A real neighborhood gem, Silver Lake's Tenants of the Trees is a fab place to host an indoor/outdoor soirée. Think of it as a place where you can have that much-fantasized-about backyard garden party, but with enough room for your guests to actually sprawl out.
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If a vintage vibe is what you're after for your engagement party, the Eveleigh in West Hollywood is right up your alley. The rooftop patio features gorgeous views of L.A. and the garden patio will have you feeling like you're in a courtyard of another era.
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Located in the heart of Hollywood, Madera's the kind of place where you can make just about any style engagement party happen. There are multiple patios with tons of greenery, there's a wine room where you'll be surrounded by wine barrels, and there's tons of space to party inside.