We don't know about you, but 2015 is shaping up to be even more wedding-filled than 2014. We're all for it — any excuse to get together with friends and family for a top-notch party is fine with us. Should one of those weddings be yours, we know how easy it is to get wrapped up in the details of the big day itself... and leave the rehearsal dinner planning to the very last minute.
We've got you covered! Today, we're focusing on the best Los Angeles-area venues for your rehearsal dinner, be it an intimate dinner for your wedding party, to an all-out blow out bash for all of your out-of-town guests (and those who live locally who'd just hate to miss out). Here are our top four picks for a rehearsal dinner that will get you, and your guests, even more excited for the big day:
Yamashiro Hollywood. This absolutely stunning venue is wedding-worthy in its grandeur — the unique, hill-top restaurant is all Japanese tranquility, with breathtaking views of Los Angeles acting as a visual counter. Get the best of both at the Skyview Room (with a 60 person capacity), plus a menu of California-inflected Japanese food and cocktails.
Bagatelle. Have a French-style Mediterranean feast at Bagatelle, a gorgeously appointed restaurant in West Hollywood. You can have a full-scale event here, with a main dining room seating up to 150 people for dinner, but our preference is the intimate outdoor space — La Terrace can seat 30 people, and is just the place to toast your upcoming nuptials.
Gjelina. Have a cozy rehearsal dinner with your wedding party at Gjelina, a bastion of classic California style. From top-notch, wood-fired pizzas to one of the hippest spaces in town, you'll cruise into your wedding day well fed, well rested, and 100% ready for the next step. They accept reservations for up to 15 people, so you can be surrounded by only the most VIP of wedding guests.
Faith & Flower. Keep things downtown cool with a rehearsal dinner at Faith & Flower, one of the hottest tables in town and a seriously gorgeous art deco space. What's more, they can accommodate your group, whether you're a party of 14 or 400. Your dinner will most definitely be memorable thanks to craft cocktails and a custom food menu.
[Photo: Yamashiro Hollywood]
Looking for more rehearsal dinner inspiration? Check out our great list of L.A. venues here.