Born and raised in LA and having the wedding here. Been a long time lerker!
Anyway, we are thinking of having a brunch reception and are looking for venues that we can have both the ceremony and reception at, with it being cost effective, and beautiful at the same time. We both like the idea of having it through a park since a lot of the money goes for preservation.
The parks we have our eyes on are Franklin Canyon (my dad and I went there frequently growing up), Upper Los Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, and Temescal.
I know Melissa is getting married there which is part of the reason I signed up
We definitely want to have the ceremony outside, and between having an indoor and outdoor reception (not sure which month we are getting married, or what the bug situation would be like).
We have emailed LAMountains and called, but haven't received any information regarding cost and vendors. Are you able to pick any vendor? Do they have recommended vendors to choose from? What are the rental costs? And do you need to rent your own chairs and tables?
Sorry for all the questions.