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marvimon and smogshoppe

23 Jul

So the official hunt for a wedding venue has already begun! It’s only been a month and a half, but we’ve already visited several possible venues, and although we have “the one” in mind, we want to keep our final decision a surprise until it’s “finalized.” 😉

One of things we decided early on was that we are not a traditional couple, and we want to be a little different, keeping budget-friendly venues in mind. With that said, I still want something very romantic and vintage-inspired, while Ozzie likes a little bit of a modern and urban swing. Can it be done? Yes, it can! Anything is possible, and I think we did a good job with our venue-hunt. So we will be posting several of the sites we’ve already visited, and will also keep you updated on our final decision!

The Marvimon and Smogshoppe

We LOVED these two sister venues, which are perfectly set in the heart of Los Angeles. We were lucky enough to visit both during wedding rehearsals, and the venues really speak for themselves. While these two venues don’t quite fit into a “low-budget” wedding category, it is not too out-of-this world either. You wouldn’t have to do much decorating, and they are both very urban, vintage, and eco-friendly. I loved all the little details from the brick walls, to the potted succulents (I’m a sucker for succulents!), and old wooden tables, which are provided by the venue. The venue is very reminiscent of an intimate family gathering or a fun cocktail party with all your closest friends. Marvimon accommodates about 120 guests/seated, while Smogshoppe is a little bigger and can accommodate 175 guests/seated. Not sure if that fits our guestlist of about 225, but you never know. Nonetheless, these venues are so fun and unique! Let us know what you think!