La Venta Is Your Premier Korean Wedding Venue in Los Angeles, CA

Honor Tradition And Indulge In Done-For-You Traditional Korean Wedding
At La Venta, we believe that every couples’ love story starts as one embedded in rich, traditional culture from every corner of the globe. Honoring these legacy on your special day allows you to truly immerse yourself in the journey it’s taken to get to your destination, and the celebration of all that’s to come for you as a couple. From the moment of gyobaere to the hapgeunrye ceremony, our experts are committed to making your traditional Korean wedding experience a success. Explore all that La Venta has to offer as the premier Korean wedding venue in Los Angeles, CA.

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The symbolism of a traditional Korean wedding celebrates the love that every member of the family shares—both with each other and the couple. It also illustrates the broader picture of two families intertwining, leaving the couple a rich foundation to start their own fresh chapter in the context of the greater story.

It’s our pleasure to guide you through your wedding day, incorporating key moments of culturally-rich celebration, such as the paebaek and the hapgeunrye. Our experts are here to perfect every detail, leaving you with nothing but a picture-perfect wedding day experience.

What Is A Traditional Korean Wedding?

Traditional Korean weddings are known for intricate details and intimate, intentional moments of presence throughout the flow of the event. However, the beautiful thing about tradition is that it can be tailored and refined with time—capturing the essence of times passed and blending seamlessly with your ideal vision for your day.

How Does A Traditional Korean Wedding Work?

Typically, your timeline will begin with a “meet up” with your love. After that, you and your partner can get ready together, steal away for some photos across our beautiful estate, and connect with the guests in a pre-ceremony celebration.

The rest is up to you! You might opt for a pre-wedding processional parade, or to set aside time for the gyobaerye and hapgeunrye ceremonial procedures. Or, you might want to keep it short and sweet—incorporating a condensed, Western-inspired timeline with family-focused cultural elements in your own, unique way.

Paebaek (Pyebaek) Ceremony: Intimate Korean unification tradition for family-only after the main wedding ceremony to symbolize the entrance of the bride into her husband’s household. Features Korean historical traditions including formal bowing, a tea ceremony, wisdom on marriage shared by the parents, & the couple catching chestnuts and dates.

Gyobaerye: After the washing of the hands of the couple from two helpers, they face each other and bow. The bowing represents the promise of commitment to each other.

Hapgeunrye: The first variation had the couple drinking from the same shared copper cup, with their assistants passing it back and forth between the couple. The second variation has them drinking from separate halves of a gourd. Using two halves signifies that they each made up one half and only together could they be considered whole, indicating their eternal bond & physically shows the two becoming one.

No matter what, we’re here to give your celebration the personalized touch you deserve, bringing your love story to life right here in our villa. We invite you to inquire and see what the best Korean wedding venue Los Angeles has to offer.

What Should Couples Wear To A Traditional Korean Wedding?

Typically, brides will wear hanbok or a wonsom and chima pairing. The chima can also be paired with a more casual jeogori at the bride’s discretion. Grooms generally wear a samogwandae in more formal celebrations, or they can opt for the simpler baji and jeogori pairing to match the bride.

Each piece of clothing can also be carefully selected to incorporate taeguk and eum-yang inspiration, tying in the concept of harmony across natural elements. If you’re looking to bring in cultural references to your celebration in other ways and wish to use the Western-inspired “bride-and-groom” dress and suit pairing, that’s perfectly fine, too—both photograph beautifully in our courtyards and spaces.

Considering a traditional Korean wedding?

What Do You Need For A Traditional Korean Wedding?

There are a few things to consider bringing for your traditional Korean wedding:

Explore La Venta Inn—The Best Traditional Korean Wedding Venue Los Angeles

Exclusive Ocean Views

Host your traditional Korean wedding, paebaek, or pre-ceremony festivities with the picturesque backdrop of the Pacific coast—taking in the sea-fresh air and the boundless ocean around you.

Historic Charm

Our rustic courtyard takes you back in time, giving you endless villa views—and the perfect spot to say your “I do’s” in an intimate, natural setting.

Personalized Service

Our expert service specialists work tirelessly to make your traditional Korean wedding a success, perfecting every detail on your wedding day itinerary.

Traditional Korean Wedding Catering in Los Angeles, CA

La Venta Inn is the best Korean wedding venue Los Angeles, CA. Explore our bites and menu options, and celebrate your day with tailored catering menus and culturally-aligned selections.

Made by Meg Catering

Elevated catering for weddings, corporate events, and more.

Tipsy Pear

Elevated bar services for weddings, corporate events, and more.

Explore The Beauty and Magic of La Venta

Immerse yourself in the elegance and tradition of past tea ceremony weddings hosted at La Venta Inn.

The Grounds: Explore The Site Of Your Traditional Korean Wedding At La Venta Inn

The Ceremony Lawn

Our rolling, green garden space and lush floral settings offer refreshing pops of color—enhancing the gorgeous ocean and cliffside views you’ll take in from the villa.

The Courtyard

The courtyard is where earthen elements meet the beautiful native gardenscape, giving you the perfect place to steal away for a first look, a paebaek, or for a luxury gift exchange.

The Ballroom

Laugh and share memories together in our rustic ballroom—where you can choose to dance the night away or share stories of both families before your joyous union.

Client Testimonials

Hear from couples who have experienced the magic of their tea ceremony wedding at La Venta Inn and discover why we are the premier choice for celebrating your love story.

About Us

Nestled in the heart of Palos Verdes Estates, La Venta Inn has been a beacon of elegance and charm since its inception in 1923. Renowned for its stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and its exquisite Spanish architecture, our venue offers a unique blend of historical grandeur and contemporary luxury.

Specializing in hosting culturally rich ceremonies like the Chinese Tea Ceremony, we pride ourselves on our ability to blend tradition with modern sophistication, ensuring every couple’s heritage is honored and celebrated. From our lush, manicured gardens to our elegant indoor spaces, La Venta Inn provides the perfect backdrop for your most cherished moments.

Bring Your Traditional Korean Wedding Vision To Life at La Venta

There’s no better time to secure your venue for your traditional Korean wedding. Connect with our experts today to discuss details and cultural elements you’d like included. It’s our pleasure to assist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can customize your traditional Korean wedding at La Venta. Our experts are here to help, and are here to bring every element of your vision to life. Ask us how!
Our Korean wedding venue Los Angeles is extremely flexible and can accommodate groups of all sizes. Reach out today to speak with our experts about the specific details for your event.
Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a large-scale event, you can rest assured that La Venta will have enough parking spots for your family and friends.
Absolutely. Our experts are happy to arrange a tour of the grounds with you, giving you a direct look at where you’ll be and what you’ll be getting on your wedding day.
Yes, we absolutely do. Our experts are committed to helping you preserve the legacy and culture associated with a traditional Korean wedding—and part of our commitment in this area shines through in our custom decor packages and offerings.
Yes. Our award-winning, Michelin Star chef is well-versed in all areas of Korean, Western and international cuisine. As such, she’s able to accommodate a range of needs, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other specific dietary restrictions.
We recommend booking with La Venta Inn at least a year in advance. This also gives you time to truly personalize and perfect the details of your day.
Any of our beautiful indoor spaces will be prepared ahead of your wedding day, allowing you a secondary location option if you prefer not to hold your ceremony outdoors due to inclement weather.