i've been blessed to discover several amazing venues this season, and the ebell of los angeles is truly a favorite. the fact that i only discovered it recently makes it all the more appealing.
a little history: the ebell is an educational and philanthropic organization founded by women in 1894 — already it's fabulous. they administer a college scholarship program for women and men, as well as a program assisting women in need. they also maintain and preserve art collections, an historic clubhouse, and the wilshire ebell theatre.
what makes this place additionally special are the exceptional grounds, gardens, ballrooms and grand spaces that are open for wedding and other special events.
there is something so romantic, nostalgic, almost otherworldly about this place. with its vaulted ceilings, arched doorways, lush landscaping, its history... it's so uniquely los angeles.
plus, they can accommodate guests in varying numbers, from an intimate 100 to a bash of 400. so if you're considering tying the knot here in town, or you're traveling in for a vintage hollywood destination wedding, you must put the ebell on your list.
and then, you can invite us. :o)