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Read what people are saying about the historic and iconic La Venta Inn and the exquisite cuisine by Made by Meg.

If you desire to wed in a beautiful place where family and friends can come together in a once-in-a-lifetime type of celebration, then you might be like Jessica and Kevin. Knowing that planning a destination by themselves would be no easy feat, the couple vowed to keep an open mind throughout the process (especially since they’d be saying “I do” in such unprecedented times)…

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Nestled on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, La Venta Inn is an enchanting and unforgettable wedding venue. This renovated Spanish villa has been hosting happy couples and captivating guests since 1923. Its proximity to the coast offers visitors a picturesque, panoramic view of the Pacific, while its stunning Spanish-inspired architecture creates a unique romantic atmosphere.

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Made by Meg is proud to continue the legacy of the historic La Venta Inn nestled in the hills of Palos Verdes Estates. La Venta Inn has enjoyed a full, rich history on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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Enjoy exclusive use of a luxury, ocean-view estate that features award-winning gourmet cuisine, unique ceremony and reception décor, inspiring views, and excellent service from professional coordinators dedicated to your event.

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Palos Verdes Estates’ Historic La Venta Inn Welcomes New Proprietor Meg Walker

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Both 2020 and 2021 were tough years for weddings. Planning was met with the need for plenty of pivoting, and that certainly applied to wedding menus. Many couples who had been thrilled to switch up the classic seated dinner and focus more on unique buffet-style food bars had to adapt their dining styles, while guest counts were adjusted as well. And we’re still seeing the need for some adjustment in 2022.

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Chef Meg Walker’s professional life began in a completely different field than she currently finds herself in. While working as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney for five years, Meg’s passion for cooking became undeniable and led her to attend culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA.

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While food safety might not be the most glamorous topic, it’s crucial to ensure everyone around the table leaves satisfied — not sick. So Meg Walker, the CEO and executive chef of Made by Meg Catering in Redondo Beach, Calif., is wishing for a Bluetooth thermometer to make it easier to cook meat to a safe internal temperature.

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Aspiring wedding comes with the opportunity to embrace pastel hues and garden vibes. With dates ranging from late March through late June, it’s also a beautiful time of year to embrace temperate weather.

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Here’s a closer look at Los Angeles’s newest eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms and other spaces available for events this fall. The new and renovated Los Angeles venues are available for corporate parties, weddings, fundraisers, outdoor functions, business dinners, team-building activities, conferences, meetings and more.

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