Marvimon

Marvimon

1411 North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(310) 837-3610
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Note: This venue is no longer hosting weddings. However, they have set-up a new wedding venue named Millwick, which we will write up soon! In the meantime check out their website

Average Base Cost: $25,000

Average base cost for a Marvimon wedding is calculated by figuring a 120-person guest list for a 12-hour rental of the property on a Saturday night featuring top-shelf bar options and a seated meal. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decor, flowers, or tent rentals are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
 
 
NOTE: This is the sister venue to SmogShoppe, located in Culver City in Los Angeles. SmogShoppe is slightly larger, and can accommodate up to 175 guests for a formal/seated reception and up to 250 for a casual/cocktail style reception with no ceremony. Their rental fee for 175 people on Saturday night is $7,000. Additional charges/amenities are similar to below, except they have additional seating: The rental fee includes 12 hand-crafted recycled wood tables (that seat 8 guests each) and 96 vintage bentwood chairs to be used for dinner seating (they can seat up to 96 guests max).
 

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee:

Saturdays: $6,000 for up to 150 people/ $6,500 for up to 185
Fridays/Sundays: $5,000 for up to 150/$5,550 for up to 185
Monday-Thursday: $4,500 for up to 150/$5,000 for up to 185

Valet: Required. Cost averages $10-15 per vehicle.
Janitorial: $350
Site Management and Concierge: $35/hr
Certificate of Insurance: $120
What’s Included in the Venue Fee? Casual lounge furniture; 2 rustic wooden tables that can seat up to 30 people (additional tables and chairs or benches have to be rented); HD cinema screen with surround sound; DJ-ready sound system

Catering: All catering must be done by an insured vendor, of which Marvimon has a list of favorites, such as Heirloom and Huntington. Here is a breakdown of the average prices I’ve seen with several of the catering companies they work with:

Based on 120 people

Food: $4,500

Drink Mixers: $750

Equipment rental (chairs/tables/glasses/plates/linens/etc): $2,000

Delivery: $150

Service Charge: $2,000

Plus an 18% admin charge on your subtotal, and 9.75% tax on food & beverage, you’re looking at around $13,000 (not including alcohol) for your entry level food menu and rentals.

Alcohol: The great thing about this venue is that you can bring in your own alcohol, or if you decide to go with the caterers’ alcohol you can as well. Working with a liquor store, you can get top-shelf liquor for about $25/person, which is a great deal if your friends/family drink as much as mine. Huntington Catering offers a decent alcohol/mixer package for $25/person, but it’s not top-shelf. But if you don’t want to worry about the hassle of bringing in an outside vendor just for alcohol, it’s a good option.

Total for 120 people: $3,000

The exposed kitchen

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside and Outside.

Size: Up to 120 people for a formal ceremony/reception (Seated); 185 for casual, cocktail-style reception without a ceremony (passed drinks/hors d’œuvres)

Food Service Type: Buffet or Seated (whichever you prefer), depending on caterer and party size (see above)

Bridal Suite: Yes

Party On! Rental time frame is 12 hours, so your events can go until 2 a.m. if you want. Score.

How Will Grandma Get There? The surrounding location is what I like to call “transitional,” meaning some older folks might think the neighborhood is a bit sketchy and under-developed, as is the case with most loft/warehouse-type locations. With that said, if you have a lot of out-of-towners you might want to arrange a passenger bus, which can cost around $1,000 to shuttle people back and forth. For people arriving by car, the fact that you’ll be using a valet service makes the not-so-plush location something you won’t have to worry about, since guests won’t have to walk around trying to find a parking spot.

The Report:

The space was originally built by an Italian race car driver as one of LA’s first automobile showrooms. It has been reincarnated into many forms since then, including a residential loft, exhibition space, and now event venue. Located near Chinatown, it is close to Downtown, Silverlake, and Hollywood. Features include 17-foot wooden ceilings, exposed brick walls, and a exposed bistro-style kitchen with a 19-foot island/bar. It has 7,000 total sq. feet. 3,000 sq. feet of that is a courtyard garden

Woman Getting Married Says:

This venue has a couple great things going for it. One, you can use the property until 2 a.m., which you know I’m a fan of (I hate having a time limit). Two, you can bring in your own alcohol which will save you a fair bit of money in the long run. Given the site plan my one concern is how much room there is for dancing, or just in general. If your guest list is under 100, it could be great to have the dance floor area outside, taking advantage of the sound system. I think the venue rental fee is pretty hefty, but again…the cooler the natural venue decor is, the less money on decorations you’ll have to put into it.

 

Check out pics from this Marvimon wedding here.

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Our Rating

7 Amenities/What’s Included

7 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

7 Location

9 Overall Charm

9 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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