A Seaside Space for LGBTQIA+ Nuptials

June 14, 2022
Words by Jessie Allen
Photos courtesy of

 LGBTQIA+ couples looking to tie the knot
It’s June, which means it’s Pride Month! Ahead of the festivities, reaching out to share information on La Venta Inn, one of Southern California’s most beautiful and inclusive seaside venues that’s perfect for LGBTQIA+ couples looking to tie the knot in tranquility!

Since reopening the historic property in late 2021 following a complete refresh, operator and exclusive caterer, Meg Walker of MBM Catering has been committed to creating a space that makes LGBTQ+ couples feel safe and celebrated. In addition to a diverse list of LGBTQ+ supportive preferred vendors (see bottom of post) and gender-neutral getting-ready spaces, La Venta Inn offers the following amenities:

  • Over 4,500 sq. ft. of event space, accommodating weddings of up to 220 guests
  • Ceremony space on the great lawn, overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Enchanting courtyard for cocktail hour
  • Main ballroom with working fireplace and brand new, in-house sound system
  • Two ballroom-adjacent dining rooms with sweeping ocean views
  • New round or Tuscan tables with stylish wooden chairs
  • Perfectly manicured gardens throughout the property
  • Gourmet, seasonally driven and locally sourced menu options exclusively from Made by Meg catering

Additionally, in celebration of Pride Month, Meg shared with us a few of La Venta Inn’s preferred LGBTQ+ vendors! See below:

Troy Williams of Simply Troy
“He creates incredibly personalized event + branding experiences for Celebrity, Corporate, Social and Charity clients. His attention to the details, both big and small, is consistently at an exceptionally high standard. During his rewarding 14-year tenure, as a Senior Publicist for Premieres and Special Events at Warner Bros. Pictures, he was involved in the planning and implementation of over 450 special events from coast to coast, including Academy Award and Golden Globe parties. And now, Troy is an award-winning event designer with hundreds of events thrown around the world with his own event planning and design company.”

Jason Rhee of Rheefined Company
“Jason believes that being creative and thinking outside the box are just part of what makes a successful event. With more than a decade of experience in customer service, venue management, and full-service wedding and event planning and production, Rhee is committed to providing the best service and hospitality to everyone he works with and meets. Jason is known for not only creating beautiful events but also for having the perfect balance of professionalism and a laugh-out-loud personality to keep everyone from the client to staff at ease.”

Frank Burgess of Events by Frank
“Events by Frank is a brand new wedding planning service coming soon in Orange County, California. Frank and his team will cater to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond!”

Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Todd Danforth Photography (1-3); La Venta Inn (4-13)

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