Our picturesque Spanish villa and lush gardens create the perfect backdrop for your private estate wedding.
In the summer of 1923, the first building on the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula was built: La Venta Inn. Then called “Clubhouse 764,” our beloved building was constructed by architect brothers Pierpont and Walter Swindell Davis with a spanish villa style. The Olmstead brothers, the renowned landscape architects, who designed Grand Central Park, layed out its grounds. Today, Palos Verdes Estates is among the most beautiful residential communities in the world.
The Inn was an immediate success, well-known for its elegant dining experience. It was a popular stop with visitors throughout the Los Angeles area. Celebrities like Alfred Hitchcock and Charles Lindbergh used La Venta as a getaway joined by other famous visitors through the years like Charlie Chaplin, Bob Hope, band members from Led Zeppelin, and hundreds more.
The Inn’s location was used for military defense purposes during World War II. La Venta was a private residence for several years, a restaurant for a time in the 80’s, and then solidified as a premier wedding venue for Southern California. On February 23, 1989 La Venta Inn was nominated as a state point of historical interest by the county Board of Supervisors. In 1990, La Venta Inn was designated a California Historic Resource by the California State Office of Historic Preservation. In 2021, the operation of La Venta Inn went to Made by Meg.
Founded in 2007 by Chef Meg Walker, Made by Meg Catering is based in Redondo Beach, CA. Specializing in seasonal cuisine and an unprecedented caliber of service, Made by Meg has grown to become the premier chef-driven catering company in Southern California, catering over 600 events each year and employing over 250 people.
Chef Meg started her professional life as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney. After five years in finance, Meg chose to pursue her passion for cooking
She attended Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA at night and worked the stock markets during the day. Being a constant on the President’s honor roll throughout her training, she was honored to work in a Michelin Star kitchen in Los Angeles, Ortolan, with famed Chef Owner, Christophe Eme. In 2007, Meg started Made by Meg to a warm welcome from friends to former clients.
Meg is a native to Manhattan Beach, CA and a Villanova Graduate. Meg and her husband, Anthony, live in Palos Verdes Estates with their two daughters, Eve and Sloane, two dogs; Sugar, Tiger, and a feisty black cat, Snack.