Thousands of people take pre-wedding photographs in Los Angeles every year. Many capture these special moments at popular locations including the Santa Monica Pier, the Pasadena City Hall, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and The Griffith Observatory... you know what we're talking about. But what if you want something more unique, more private, more exclusive?

Did you know you can rent a beautiful mansion, or a lovely estate as wedding photoshoot location, or perhaps even for the wedding itself? You can be sure we have a huge collection of such spaces perfect for pre-wedding photoshoots in Los Angeles. That said, for this list, we selected 13 of our most loved locations used for pre-wedding photoshoots, all of which are available to rent on Giggster. So dive in and check out these stunning venues for yourself!


1) Mediterranean Estate w/ Large Grounds in Malibu

Mediterranean Estate w/ Large Grounds in Malibu Los Angeles Rental

This location will truly make you feel above the world, as you should when you're about to get married! A 10 acre Mediterranean home situated in Malibu, this venue is simply breathtaking in every sense of the word. The home itself is a gorgeous space with opulent décor, and designer fixtures; but the outdoor lawns views overlooking the mist trapped hills are truly magical, and definitely a sight to consider for your photoshoot.


2) Tropical Villa w/ Pool Overlooking the Ocean in Malibu

Tropical Villa w/ Pool Overlooking the Ocean in Malibu Los Angeles Rental

An ocean-view Malibu mansion, Villa Francesca exudes an exotic, tropical vibe. Perfect to bring in a truly Southern Californian look in your photographs, the home overlooks the ocean, and there are panoramic vistas where ever you point the camera. With many walkways and statues outdoors, and an incredibly decorated home inside, there are plenty of different looks and styles you can capture at this one location.


3) Old Hollywood Home in Pasadena

Old Hollywood Home in Pasadena Los Angeles Rental

This beautiful, Georgian style mansion exudes opulence and will definitely give an extremely luxurious and exclusive look to your pictures, making it an ideal go-to spot for your wedding photoshoot. The grandeur indoors is truly one-of-a-kind, and with many different photo looks to capture, your camera, the couple, and you are all in for a delight if you decide to pick this location.


4) Greco-Roman Style Mansion near Sherman Oaks

Greco-Roman Style Mansion near Balboa Sports Center Los Angeles Rental

This beautiful mansion, located near Sherman Oaks, would be perfect for any kind of pre-wedding shoot. It provides a great backdrop for luxurious looking engagement photographs, without the hassle of shooting in public spaces with pesky tourists roaming about everywhere. Not to mention, the Greco-Roman architectural style adds to the grandeur of the listing, and there are plenty of unique frames you can make here.


5) Victorian Estate with Private Beach Frontage in Malibu

Victorian Estate with Private Beach Frontage in Malibu Los Angeles Rental

A beautiful Victorian estate perched atop a 2 acre bluff top, with panoramic ocean views, private beach frontage, and expansive lawns and gardens, you're guaranteed a picturesque experience here. The beachfront home also has an intimate gazebo overlooking the ocean, a shot we highly recommend for an out of this world wedding photoshoot collection.


6) Chic Contemporary Californian Mansion near Brentwood

Chic Contemporary Californian Mansion near Brentwood Los Angeles Rental

Stylish, chic and delightfully open, this pristine modern mansion is sure to keep you rooted in delight, and help you create some great memories that you can show your friends and family. The home has a tranquil pool, an eloquent banquet room and tons of character within the mansion. What else could you need for a cherished wedding photoshoot.


7) Greek Inspired Home w/ Indoor Pool in Camarillo

Greek Inspired Home w/ Indoor Pool in Camarillo Los Angeles Rental

A magnificent Greek-inspired home with traditional Grecian accents and an indoor pool, the overhead at parts of this home resembles the Sistine Chapel. The listing also has horse stables on the grounds, a spa bathtub, beautiful ornate furniture indoors with statues dotted all over the yard, the building structure and inside the home. Oh, there's also an enormous office fit for a president, perfect for a power photo of the couple tying the knot.


8) Modern Ocean Meets Sky Ranch in Malibu

Modern Ocean Meets Sky Ranch in Malibu Los Angeles Rental

Another property on this list that will truly make you feel like you're on Cloud 9, this ranch offers the ultimate Santa Monica Mountains atmosphere – mature oaks, sandstone rock formations - unsurpassed views of the Malibu mountains, and the infinite Pacific coastline. What this means is you get to take your pick from the best backdrops in LA to curate your wedding album. It even features a freshwater pond, and a uniquely shaped earth-tone concrete structure that can be utilized in a multitude of ways.


9) Bohemian Downtown Studio w/ Huge Windows and City View

Bohemian Downtown Studio w/ Huge Windows and City View Los Angeles Rental

This one is quite different from the others on this list. A simple, yet eye-catching studio spread over a cozy 1700 sq. ft., the décor and furniture have a rich Bohemian style. The venue has huge windows through which natural sunlight gushes in that truly brings the space to life. There's also roof access at this venue from where you can capture the iconic cityscape of LA.


10) Ocean View Mansion in Malibu

Ocean View Mansion in Malibu Los Angeles Rental

This ocean-view mansion in Malibu is perfect for weddings and events, and any photoshoots associated with them. The grounds feature an immaculate lawn with lush trees and a pool in the backyard. The 6 acre property also has a tennis court, while indoors the mansion has bay windows, hardwood floors and white walls, all necessary for a charming photoshoot. There are also beautiful views of the sea from the yard, and inside the home. What's not to like?


11) Legendary Sunset Villa in West Hollywood

Legendary Sunset Villa in West Hollywood Los Angeles Rental

This mid-century modernist 60's villa is a true vintage architectural beauty, and perfectly captures the 60's movies era. It served as a set over many decades, particularly in several action and drama movies including Ocean's 11 and some Ian Fleming Bond movies. You and your partner could be the next ones to star in this property! There are also three restored luxurious vintage cars on the location which you can rent at an additional cost to create some striking images.


12) Beach Club w/ Large Grounds with Cabanas and Beach Access in Malibu

Beach Club w/ Large Grounds with Cabanas and Beach Access in Malibu Los Angeles Rental

This rustic and contemporary property serves as the perfect backdrop to a beach-themed pre-wedding photoshoot. Aside from beach access, the property also features large grounds with a tennis courts, a pool, and several beach cabanas, each of which has its own charm that can contribute towards your wedding album. There's also a green lawn on site, along with a pool, tiled walkways and plenty of seating areas which add to the different looks and styles you can capture here.


13) Versatile Event Space and Film Venue in North Hollywood

Versatile Event Space and Film Venue in North Hollywood Los Angeles Rental

A stunning, event space with two floors of distinctive spaces, this location is perfect for filming, and creating magical, memorable moments. The outside of the venue has a historic Mayan Temple look, while the inside of the venue resembles an opulent palace. And if you're throwing a pre-wedding party, then be sure to try out the event services the venue offers.


That's it folks! Stunning, magical, and intimate, these locations go a long way in adding to the spectacle that is your pre-wedding photoshoot. There is a lot to explore within each location, and in case you've like any of the listings, would like to see more pictures, or request a booking, please follow the links to the individual pages by clicking on the links in the description of each listing. However, in case you'd like to see more such venues, you can do that by following this link to view our catalogue of photoshoot locations available for rent in Los Angeles.

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