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March 21, 2018

South Coast Botanic Garden Venue is a stunning Wedding Venue in Palos Verdes for Photographs

South Coast Botanic Garden Wedding and Events Venue

Garden lovers rejoice, The South Coast Botanical Gardens offer a stunning backdrop for your Wedding and Engagement photographs. The venue is located in the Rolling Estates in Palos Verdes. Come check out this location where the flowers are blooming the air is fresh, and the birds are chirping.

Do you love the outdoors? The smell of flower blooming? Green open spaces in the Los Angeles Area? Then this venue may be your secret garden location for your next big event or for a photo session. Here are…

5 Reasons why you should choose South Coast Botanical Gardens, in Palos Verdes for your Wedding Venue. 

cherry blossom and arch palos verdes1.Beautiful Outdoor Facilities


2.Features Local Plants

2500 different species of plants including Banyan Garden, California Native plants, children’s garden, desert landscape, greenhouse, Fushia garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and Mediterranean Garden. 


3.It’s HUGE! and offers

SIX different wedding Sites on the Property

 South Coast Botanical Garden is 87-Acres

Rose Garden (up to 150 guests*)

Upper Meadow (up to 1,000 guests*)

Lower Meadow (up to 300 guests*)

Garden Amphitheater (up to 150 guests)

Garden Amphitheater Lawn (up to 100 guests*)

Koi Pond Patio (up to 100 guests*)

4. The Rose Garden Venue just opened!

 Last fall, The latest garden venue, and event location was unveiled and it was blooming. The new venue was designed by a famous landscape architect, Deborah Richie-Bray, who is known for her work at the Getty Villa.  Just so you know, The best time to view the bloom is the end of March until early April.

5. Vendor Choice

The venue does have a preferred list of vendors that they work with, but they allow anyone you choose to be your vendor including catering. Sweet!

vw bus photo booth

This is such a cute mobile photo booth made from a  VW bus

desert cactus south coast botanical garden

These desert landscapes are perfect spots to have your engagement session photos

desert cactus botanical garden palos verdes

Interested in scheduling your Engagement Session Photographs with Sky and Reef Photography?

I Would love to! A fee of $50 plus admission is required to use their facilities.

The Event

Last week, I was invited to the South Coast Botanical Garden venue for a Rose Soiree party. The event showcased special wedding and events vendors such as caterers, florals, designer, and desserts. I toured their stunning facilities and found it to be perfect for a couple who wants to get married outdoors surrounded by nature. Here are some of the photos from the event.

white and green centerpieces

Flowers by Flower Duet


table setting pink, flowers with plate and cups

furniture design and flower centerpiece

catering Palos verdes

salad cones catering

This was my favorite caterer at the event. They had such style in their food and their display.

Pictured is four delicious Lobster tartar

The caterers made truffled Risotto


south coast botanical gardens Palos Verdes

CHECK OUT South Coast Botanical Gardens 

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California 90274


The Events Boutique

Choura Events

3 Little Cupcake Cafe

Brandt Jacobus

Brit Mo, Inc

Crateful Catering

Flower Duet

Industry Events

Jay’s Catering

Kalet Productions

Lisa’s Decorations

Missto Cafe and Bakery

Richeeze Meltz

TGIS Catering

Samantha Hall Events




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