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Gallery Event Space with Patio Deck
  • $100/hr
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Modern home with great light in Santa Monica
  • $175/hr
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Event Space W/ Photography Cyc Wall and Dance studio
  • $70/hr
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Creative Photo Studio
  • $40/hr
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  • 5.0 (3)
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The Studio At The Beach
  • $669/hr
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Santa Monica Film House
  • $500/hr
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  • 5.0 (1)
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  • Santa Monica, CA

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What people are saying about Wedding on Giggster

Wendy F.
$ 1
9 hours
45 people
5 months ago
JT was very helpful and accommodating. The space was perfect for my organization's banquet! Highly recommend.
Eric E.
$ 664
4 hours
45 people
8 months ago
This place was great, but takes a lot to get a "perfect" score. Here's why JT and his Gallery/Event Space merit a perfect score: 1. JT: he was hyper-communicative and extremely helpful as our last-minute changes came up. He even went as far as to offer us additional furniture (an extra table) that we hadn't previously asked for, at the last minute. A great location can be diminished by poor management, but in this case, management actually improves an already great spot! 2. Location: it's tough to find an even somewhat-affordable location to hold an event in Santa Monica. Finding one with parking is even harder and more rare. This space is spacious, well-lit, easily accessible, has indoor and outdoor space, plenty of electrical outlets, and a great flow! In addition, unlike most places, it even comes with a kitchen! Now, this isn't a fully stocked professional catering setup, but it's more than enough to warm up food or keep it cool in the refrigerator, or wash dishes when your event is over. It's a nice little extra that really helps out. 3. Flexibility: This says it all. It feels like if something is wrong or you need something different at the last minute, just communicate with JT and he'll be very reasonable with you. You gotta love renting from a small business instead of a huge conglomerate where everybody you talk to is just a robot with a pre-prepared script. My family and I were happy and my mother's 65th birthday was great! We will definitely be looking to rent from JT again in the future!
Ashley M.
$ 70
1 hours
5 people
9 months ago
This place is amazing—beautiful space and great hosts. Lots of opportunities within the venue.
Beth H.
$ 200
2 hours
5 people
9 months ago
Hosted an art party with 20 kids and 10 adults. We last minute needed an indoor location due to the storms in LA and Jarrett and JT came to the rescue. They were both super responsive, met me at the location to give me a walk through, and let me choose between their 3 amazing spaces. Everyone at the party loved the space and parking was super easy. We had the indoor space upstairs, which has 2 bathrooms and a kitchen sink for art clean up, and an amazing grassy patio. They also came to the rescue with tables, chairs, and linens to rent. It was a super smooth experience and would definitely use this space again. Really great vibes and can be transformed into anything - they have everything on their list to rent that you could possibly need for an amazing event regardless of the size. We received a ton of compliments on how perfect the space was for an event! Highly recommended, we'll definitely be back!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Wedding venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Santa Monica?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Santa Monica on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Santa Monica?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Santa Monica at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Wedding venues are available in Santa Monica?
Right now, there are 117 Wedding venues available in Santa Monica.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Santa Monica bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Santa Monica guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Santa Monica locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Santa Monica?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Santa Monica. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Santa Monica booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Santa Monica?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Santa Monica is $277 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Santa Monica?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Wedding venues in Santa Monica, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $40 to $800.
Which Wedding venues are most popular in Santa Monica, CA in 2023?
How do I book a Santa Monica location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Santa Monica reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Santa Monica

Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica is an attractive coastal city in west Los Angeles. It’s famed for its ever-popular stretches of sand where people come to be seen, as well as an iconic Ferris wheel that offers stunning views. In the days leading up to your wedding, you can get your cultural fix at Bergamot Station or escape to the bluff top trails of picturesque Palisades Park.

Wedding venues in Santa Monica range from stunning beachside residences with swimming pools to clifftop mansions, and you can find creative additions such as Airstream mobile bars that your guests will remember for years to come. The city’s proximity to all the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles means you’ll have options when it comes to finding vendors and wedding planners who will execute your wedding flawlessly.

Wedding Options in Santa Monica

As one of Los Angeles’ most desirable beachside neighborhoods, Santa Monica has some of the city’s best wedding vendors to cater to your every need. From experienced wedding photographers to talented florists and your dream catering team, you’ll be able to pick and choose until you find the ones that are right for you.

  • Caterers
    Due to its proximity to Los Angeles, Santa Monica is on the doorstep of an abundance of catering companies for all tastes and styles. Many wedding venues in Santa Monica also have on-site catering, so all you have to do is select your preferred menu.
  • Florists
    No matter how you envision your bouquets and boutonnieres, Santa Monica’s creative florists can make them a reality. Whether you’re after something classic, such as roses, or more of a native touch, there are florists with the skills to bring your dreams to life.
  • Photographers
    Los Angeles is home to some of the best photographers in the business, and that extends to wedding photographers. The competitive market means you’ll have options, no matter what your budget or your preferred style of photography.
  • DJs
    Santa Monica is a city that knows how to party, so there’s no excuse for not having an incredible DJ that can get everyone on the dance floor. Some wedding DJs also double as MCs or work collaboratively with bands if you want to give your guests a live music experience.

  • Hair and Makeup Artists
    Whether you want to go ultra-glam or for a more subtle, whimsical look, Santa Monica’s hair and makeup artists have all the experience you could ask for. As the home of Hollywood, Los Angeles attracts some of the best in the business, many of whom work in the wedding industry.

Wedding Companies in Santa Monica

Need help finding your dream wedding venue in Santa Monica? The city’s talented wedding and event planners can do all the hard work of planning your special day, down to the tiniest of details.

  • Weddings by Susan Dunne
    Drawing on her background in the fashion industry, Susan Dunne has created one of Santa Monica’s premier wedding planning companies. Her work has been featured in countless media outlets that include Martha Stewart Weddings and Ceremony Magazine.

  • Dreams In Detail
    Serving Southern California and beyond, Dreams in Detail is a full-service wedding planning team that’s won numerous industry awards. Led by Nicole Harris, they pride themselves on designing imaginative and luxurious events, with stylish touches that draw on their extensive experience in the industry.
  • Special Event Genie
    With more than 20 years of experience in the wedding and event planning industry, Ricki Lewis leads the talented team at Special Event Genie. They can help to plan everything from engagement parties to rehearsal dinners and have their own app, so clients aren’t left with any surprises.

Pros and Cons of Weddings in Santa Monica

The city’s beachside setting and enviable weather are two of its biggest draws, but there are a few aspects to consider when booking a wedding venue in Santa Monica.


  • Good choice of wedding venues
    Santa Monica’s abundance of oceanfront properties makes it an ideal place to tie the knot, particularly if you’re planning a luxurious wedding with a beachy vibe.
  • Experienced vendors
    You’re not confined to Santa Monica-based vendors when looking for florists, photographers, and DJs, with the industry professionals of Los Angeles right on your doorstep.
  • Enviable weather
    Santa Monica is blessed with incredible weather throughout the year and experiences few rainy days that might otherwise put a dampener on your wedding.
  • Beach backdrop
    If you’re after a beach backdrop for your special day, you’ll have options in Santa Monica, with around 10 miles of sand to choose from.
  • Easy access to LAX
    Wedding venues in Santa Monica are easily accessible from Los Angeles International Airport, which is ideal for couples expecting out-of-town guests.


  • High rent
    The city’s rental prices are incredibly high, which means finding an affordable wedding venue in Santa Monica might be challenging.
  • Traffic
    At certain times of the day, getting into downtown Los Angeles from Santa Monica can be next to impossible. Couples should keep this in mind if they’re having their wedding ceremony at one location and their portraits and reception at another.

  • Holiday periods are packed.
    If you’re planning to wed over a holiday weekend, Santa Monica might not be ideal as it becomes packed with tourists in search of a beachside getaway.

  • Parking
    Parking is a problem throughout Los Angeles, and even if you find a place to park in Santa Monica, it can be quite expensive.

  • Crime
    While it might not be as noticeable as in other areas of Los Angeles, Santa Monica is not without crime.

Famous Locations in Santa Monica

  • Santa Monica Pier
    Originally constructed in the early 20th century, the Santa Monica Pier stretches from the end of Colorado Avenue into the Pacific Ocean. It’s home to a family-friendly amusement park and plenty of spots for fishing, as well as serving as a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos.

  • Palisades Park
    For sweeping views across Santa Monica, head to the bluffs of Palisades Park, which are framed by a rustic white fence. There are several picnic areas and benches where you can relax, as well as a camera obscura and petanque courts.

  • Bergamot Station
    Clustered with art galleries, Bergamot Station is a cultural hub in the heart of Santa Monica. In addition to browsing the contemporary art galleries, you can check to see what’s taking place at the City Garage theater or relax over a meal at the Bergamot Cafe.