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Top Colorful Wedding Venues in Southern California

Southern California has some of the most colorful and unique wedding venues in the country! I feel very lucky to have access to such a wide array of incredible spaces, especially around Los Angeles and Palm Springs. There’s something for everyone here! If you’re on the hunt for a colorful wedding venue or are just curious about which vivid locations have caught my eye, here are my top five favorite colorful wedding venues in So-Cal (in no real order!):

5. Valentine by Marvimon – Los Angeles, CA

So-Cal venue powerhouse Marvimon owns several amazing locations around Los Angeles, and while all of them are truly beautiful, the majestic Valentine is my favorite! This 9,000 square foot space is fully green, packed with artwork, and adjacent to DTLA’s Arts District. How incredible is this custom keyhole doorway mural created by Stacy Lynn Smith?!
Bridesmaids in front of colorful mural door at Valentine in DTLA - www.marycostaweddings.com Bride and groom in front of Valentine mural painted by Stacy Lynn Smith - www.marycostaweddings.com
Valentine also features a vibrant orange sculpture by Tony Brown:
Bride and groom in front of orange sculpture made by Tony Brown for Valentine - www.marycostaweddings.com
The greenhouse ceremony space is perfect for letting in tons of natural light. The pink keyhole doorway mural is located to the right of this photo out of frame!
Wedding ceremony at Valentine Marvimon DTLA - www.marycostaweddings.com
Okay, let’s take a look at this mural one more time. We had to move a number of the ceremony benches out of the way to capture these wide shots, but it was 100% worth the rearranging! These doors lead to the reception space.
Bride and groom laughing in front of colorful door at Valentine DTLA - www.marycostaweddings.com
Speaking of the reception space! The “sunset dining room” features handmade clay murals by Josh Beckman and a full screen projector, so you can entertain your guests with a fun slideshow.
Reception in Sunset Dining Room at Valentine Los Angeles - www.marycostaweddings.com
Reception space at Valentine DTLA - www.marycostaweddings.com
Tony Brown’s orange sculpture is also an entryway for guests – there’s a hidden door!
Bride and groom in front of Tony Brown's installation for Valentine - www.marycostaweddings.com
Added bonus to Valentine – just outside the doors is a beautiful view of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline, plus some fun graffiti for extra pops of color!
Bride and groom walking in Downtown Los Angeles near Valentine venue - www.marycostaweddings.com

4. The Ruby Street – Los Angeles, CA

The owners of Ruby Street originally intended to create a music venue with the old church space in Highland Park, but they quickly realized it was meant for weddings instead. This charming building is tucked away on a quiet residential street and features beautiful stained glass, colorful accent walls, cool wallpaper, and loads of colorful velvet furniture. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing at Ruby Street a number of times since it opened in 2016 – it’s about to get another design refresh for 2020 and I can’t wait to see what updates come along! This teal outdoor wall with a neon nod to The Beatles is such a cool space for a portrait:
Bride and groom with Across the Universe neon sign at Ruby Street Los Angeles - www.marycostaweddings.com
Ruby Street also has a bounty of colorful pieces of furniture in stock! I pulled this bright blue velvet cushion of a chair for some flatlays.
Boutonnieres on colorful velvet - www.marycostaweddings.com
This stained glass window is the perfect backdrop for a couple at their reception! Note: this shot was taken earlier in the day – the light gets a little funky as sunset approaches, and it’s difficult to get the nice, even color seen in this photo on a sunny afternoon.
Stained glass reception space at Ruby Street Highland Park - www.marycostaweddings.com
More pretty furniture for details!
Peony bouquet on orange couch - www.marycostaweddings.com
The ceremony arch outside isn’t particularly colorful on its own, but that’s an easy fix! Add some streamers and it’s a color sensation!
Colorful wedding streamer ceremony at Ruby Street Los Angeles - www.marycostaweddings.com
I love the unique wallpaper around Ruby Street. So whimsical and imaginative!
Bridal gown on Ruby Street wallpaper - www.marycostaweddings.com
This giant stained glass window is a main feature in the dancing reception space, but it also makes an amazing backdrop for the wedding party!
Wedding party with stained glass window at The Ruby Street Highland Park - www.marycostaweddings.com
How cool is that mirror installation with all the plants and the bright blue couch?
Bride and groom kissing at Ruby Street Los Angeles - www.marycostaweddings.com
The exterior of Ruby Street is a lovely shade of muted teal and I’m here for it!
Bride and groom outside of Ruby Street wedding venue - www.marycostaweddings.com

3. Sands Hotel & Spa – Indian Wells, CA

Looking for a Mid-Century Palm Springs meets Paris meets Morocco vibe with more pastel pink walls then you could possibly dream of? Well, look no further than the Sands Hotel & Spa! This location is truly a photographer’s paradise, and a stunning location for a wedding or portrait session!

Bride and groom by pool at Sands Hotel - www.marycostaweddings.com
Here’s the entrance to the property, a beautiful black door complete with gold accents and cacti galore.
Exterior of Sands Hotel & Spa www.marycostaweddings.com
A light pink wall and bougainvillea makes for a perfect cake-cutting backdrop! Fun fact: I carried this cake quite a distance from the reception space to bring this vision to life for Christine and Alan’s wedding. Worth it!!
Bride and groom cutting cake at Sands Hotel www.marycostaweddings.com
The ceremony location is the exterior of the spa; so pretty!
Wedding ceremony at Sands Hotel and Spa www.marycostaweddings.com
There are even pink tiles on the floor of the spa itself. Perfect for getting ready photos!
Blue bridal shoes at Sands Hotel and Spa www.marycostaweddings.com
Couple with cocktails and cactus at Sands Hotel and Spa www.marycostaweddings.com
The Pink Cabana restaurant has an awesome palm wallpaper, vintage magazine cutouts, pink accents, and I basically want to move in.
Retro cool bride and groom inside the Sands Hotel and Spa Pink Cabana restaurant www.marycostaweddings.com
In. Love. I also appreciate that they brought the palm wallpaper leaf texture up the side of the ceiling for a nice added detail!
Pink Cabana wedding reception www.marycostaweddings.com Bride and groom at pink Sands Hotel and Spa www.marycostaweddings.com
The spa has pink accents everywhere, including these Moroccan doors.
Bridal gown hanging in Sands Hotel and Spa www.marycostaweddings.com Couple embracing at Sands Hotel and Spa www.marycostaweddings.com
Another shot of the ceremony location in front of the spa entryway! It’s in direct light until the very end of the day unless you’re lucky enough to get clouds in the desert like these two did.
Exterior of spa at Sands Hotel www.marycostaweddings.com Bride with custom cocktail at pink Sands Hotel www.marycostaweddings.com Engagement session by pool umbrellas Sands Hotel & Spa www.marycostaweddings.com
This is the other side of the entrance – another cool black door and plenty of bougainvillea!
Bride twirling at Sands Hotel & Spa www.marycostaweddings.com

2. The Saguaro Hotel – Palm Springs, CA

It doesn’t get more technicolor than the rainbow-hued Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs, CA! This location is absolutely perfect for anyone looking for bright, bold colors. The Saguaro has a few ceremony options, including this patio with a lovely pink wall backdrop!
Couple kissing in front of wedding arch at Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs www.marycostaweddings.com
The exterior of the hotel is easily accessible and a fun spot for portraits. In truth, that rug is dark purple in real life but I always like to make it a dusty rose pink – much cuter!
Elopement at Saguaro Palm Springs www.marycostaweddings.com
The hotel is shaped like one big rectangle with the pool area in the middle. Color everywhere!
Colorful pool at Saguaro Palm Springs www.marycostaweddings.com Retro couple outside of Saguaro Palm Springs www.marycostaweddings.com Bride and groom in front of pink wall at Saguaro Palm Springs www.marycostaweddings.com
Another shot at the more-private ceremony option on the patio. You can also get married on the ground level near the pool, but there will be way more people wandering around!
Colorful ceremony location at Saguaro Palm Springs www.marycostaweddings.com Colorful doors at Saguaro Palm Springs www.marycostaweddings.com Bride and groom inside Saguaro Palm Springs www.marycostaweddings.com Colorful Saguaro Palm Springs www.marycostaweddings.com Top colorful wedding venue is Saguaro Palm Springs www.marycostaweddings.com
So many colorful backdrops! YES!
Pink bridal gown and peony bouquet www.marycostaweddings.com

1. The Fig House – Los Angeles, CA

You’d never know that this gem is right on a main road in Highland Park! It’s located just between downtown LA and Pasadena, and although it’s a smaller space, there are endless photo opps. HGTV designer Emily Henderson put together a colorful masterpiece and I can’t get enough of it! Jewel tones, custom artwork, geometric stained glass, and tons of modern glamour. Half of the interior space is this light mint color which provides a beautiful backdrop for vibrant pops of color.
Groom in pink suit and bride in dip-dyed pink dress with ombre floral accents - www.marycostaweddings.com
The interior dining room is my absolute favorite color – teal! This couple opted to use this space for their ceremony, which is a great solution for larger guest counts.
Floral ceremony arch at Fig House Los Angeles - www.marycostaweddings.com
This magical corner is just to the right when you walk into the main entrance. That window with the pink couch, YES! BYO balloons!
The Fig House's pink couch with colorful balloons - marycostaphotography.com
This geometric door is the gate to Fig House’s driveway and makes a beautiful backdrop for photos!
Bride at Fig House Los Angeles - www.marycostaweddings.com
Amira D. Rahim‘s stunning paintings are on display throughout the venue. This painting serendipitously matched the bride’s bouquet!
Colorful bouquet in front of painting at Fig House - www.marycostaweddings.com
The exterior of RoomForty’s catering space is painted the same shade of teal from the dining room – another amazing portrait spot!
Quirky bride and groom at Fig House
Colorful cake at Fig House Los Angeles - www.marycostaweddings.com Reception space at Fig House - www.marycostaweddings.com Beautiful bouquet at Fig House Los Angeles - www.marycostaweddings.com Indian Fusion wedding at Fig House - www.marycostaweddings.com
Here’s another shot of the dining room, this time with a sweetheart table:
Colorful fusion sweetheart table at The Fig House - www.marycostaweddings.com Bride and groom walking at The Fig House - www.marycostaweddings.com Balloons at The Fig House - www.marycostaweddings.com
The bar area is also gorgeous!
Bar space at The Fig House - www.marycostaweddings.com Bride and groom with colorful painting - www.marycostaweddings.com Colorful cocktail - www.marycostaweddings.com
This cool furniture can be moved anywhere the couple wants!
Wedding party at The Fig House - www.marycostaweddings.com
One last view of this magic teal backdrop:
Bride and groom in front of teal wall at The Fig House - www.marycostaweddings.com
There you have it – my favorite colorful venues in Southern California! Do you have any faves that I missed? Let me know!

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