Natural History Museum Wedding
One of the reasons I book a handful of weddings every year in Los Angeles is not because I like adding at least 3 hours of drive time to my day, but because the city has so much art and culture that it really allows a photographer to be more creative. I find it very easy to be inspired in the wasteland that is Los Angeles, but that is probably because I totally love seeing walls all tagged up, artistic design on seemingly every corner, and homeless dudes offering out BJs for meth money. Wedding photographers in Los Angeles can pretty much place a couple on any corner and as long as the lighting works can capture some awesome stuff. Yes, Los Angeles is where people become movie stars, wedding photographers never run out of inspiration, and actors who lost it all chasing a dream to be famous instead become homeless people that barter sexual favors for cash to buy meth.
Gorgeous city! So needless to say, I was totally stoked on heading up north to photograph Emily and Luke’s wedding at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and anxiously awaited the opportunity to photograph some cool s***. Emily and Luke got ready at a rad little spot called the LA Athletic Club that had tons of awesome spots. We knocked out the getting ready shots, wedding party shots, and first look there before heading off to the Natural History Museum for the wedding ceremony. I could seriously go on and on about how amazing this wedding was but you probably aren’t reading this anyhow so I will just let you check out the photos at the LA Athletic Club and Luke + Emily’s wedding at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.
Oh and a quick muchas gracias to Justin Martens for helping me kick this wedding’s ass. He is a true gentleman for tagging along with me and taking photos when I am sure he would much rather have been playing frisbee golf.
How Much Does It Cost To Get Married At Natural History Museum?
Natural History Museum Los Angeles Wedding Cost $7,500
If you are interested in having your ceremony at one of the most unique event spaces in Los Angeles County then you definitely need to embrace the Jurassic Park energy of the Natural History Museum wedding venue. The starting site fee is $7500 for anyone interested in hosting an event such as rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, or real weddings. The Los Angeles Natural History Museum is truly one of the coolest spots because how many other venues allow you to drink cocktails in front of prehistoric animals? And yes that is exactly what brides and grooms can do in the North American Mammal Hall!
Jurrasic Park Wedding Receptions
One of the reasons why couples love this Southern California event venue and wedding vendors love working it is the grand foyer that features a giant T-Rex. Located near American Mammal Hall, the grand foyer that features the Tyrannosaurus Rex is actually where Emily and Luke exchanged wedding vows! So if you are on the hunt for awesome wedding ideas that every paleontologist would enjoy then consider getting married at one of the museums of LA county (La Brea tar pits)!
Check out the museum at La Brea for more Jurrasic wedding inspiration!
Can You Get Married At The Natural History Museum?
If you are still in the midst of wedding planning and are looking for one of the best wedding venues in Los Angeles County then check out the Natural History Museum! Many brides, grooms, and even wedding planners are not aware that you can host a wedding at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles! The rental fee starts at $7,500 and can hold up to 150 guests for outdoor weddings, and up to 250 wedding guests indoors. The best part is you can actually have up to 1,000 wedding guests for your cocktail hour and up to 350 guests for your wedding reception in African Mammal Hall!
Museum Wedding Los Angeles
Once again, an extra special thank you to Justin over at YourInnerSong for cruising with me to shoot Emily and Luke’s natural history museum Los Angeles wedding. This wedding blog post would be substantially lacking without his many contributions and kick-ass photos. Go check his work out as well!