Marvimon1411 North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(310) 837-3610 View their website 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: $25,000Average 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.
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee:
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
Drink Mixers: $750
Equipment rental (chairs/tables/glasses/plates/linens/etc): $2,000
Service Charge: $2,000Plus 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
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 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.