Preferred Venues

Gold Standard + Terranea Resort

Gold Standard recently performed at a gorgeous oceanfront wedding at the luxurious Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The picturesque ballroom was set with romantic florals, pops of red and lit candelabras with friends and family filling the space, eager to celebrate the newlyweds, Brent and Jessica Fierro. 

The 10-piece band was on stage the entire night, keeping the all white dance floor packed. Per the bride and groom's request, the band performed the special parent and sibling dances live and there wasn't a dry eye in sight. From dance-offs and party props to heartfelt toasts and speeches, here are some of the highlights from this amazing wedding we were lucky to be a part of: 

Find out more about Gold Standard by visiting their artist page.

For live entertainment booking inquiries regarding your wedding or special event, click here.  

Top 3 Malibu Mountain + Vineyard Venues

Malibu is mostly known for its gorgeous beaches along the Pacific Coast Highway, but we happen to love the area for its sprawling landscape and private vineyards nestled in the Santa Monica mountain range. Considering it is an extremely popular destination for weddings, we compiled our Top 3 Mountain and Vineyard Venues located in sunny Malibu, all with breathtaking views!

1. Saddlerock Ranch

This picture-perfect wedding venue offers couples a choice of five different locations for a ceremony and reception and is surrounded by natural beauty and charm. Whether you prefer a celebration under treetops, or atop a mountain with panoramic views, the possibilities are endless at Saddlerock Ranch!

2. Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards

This private estate is not your typical wedding venue in the sense that it doesn't provide a turnkey operation, but it's perfect for anyone looking to customize their entire wedding to their liking! Most known for it's heli-pad ceremony site, this romantic Tuscan-style mansion boasts 360 degree views of mountaintops, hillsides and the pacific ocean.

3. Calamigos Ranch

Calamigos Ranch never disappoints, as couples can choose from four different venues on the property to ensure their wedding perfectly suits their needs, from party size, indoor/outdoor preferences, and more! Both romantic and rustic, there are luxury accommodations onsite to make it the ultimate wedding destination for you and guests. 

For more wedding tips and venue recommendations, visit our Wedding Tips blog here

Top 3 Luxury San Diego Wedding Venues

Downbeat LA bands and artists frequently travel to San Diego to perform at various venues across the city. With picture-perfect locations in the heart of Downtown as well as gorgeous oceanfront properties, we narrowed down our Top 3 Luxury San Diego Wedding Venues sure to make any special occasion absolutely perfect:

1. L'Auberge Del Mar (Del Mar, CA)

2. Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, CA)

3. The US Grant (San Diego, CA)

For more Downbeat LA wedding tips, head to our Wedding Tips blog!

Gold Standard + Casa del Mar

Gold Standard recently traveled to Santa Monica to perform at the stunning oceanfront property, Hotel Casa del Mar. The bride and groom, Danielle and Andrew, threw a gorgeous wedding and pulled out all the stops when it came to entertainment.

With a full three-piece horn section and high energy band members, the stage was full the entire night, and so was the dance floor. 

For more information on how to book Gold Standard for you next wedding or special event, click here

Top 5 Wedding Venues with an Ocean View

Southern California is home to countless wedding and event venues, all offering something different for everyone. Downbeat LA bands have had the pleasure of traveling to and performing at some of the area's finest properties along the coast, and the oceanfront venues and their accompanying views never cease to amaze us. 

Check out our Top 5 Wedding Venues with an Ocean View listed below: 

1. Bacara Resort - Santa Barbara, CA

2. The Resort at Pelican Hill - Newport Coast, CA

3. Hotel Casa del Mar - Santa Monica, CA

4. Adamson House - Malibu, CA

5. San Ysidro Ranch - Santa Barbara, CA

For more Downbeat LA wedding tips, visit our Wedding Tips blog series here

The Ruby Street

Today's vendor spotlight is dedicated to The Ruby Street, a restored historic church-turned-wedding venue in Los Angeles. We've written about this gem of a venue previously in a run down of our favorite intimate wedding venues in LA, and our band AMFM has had the pleasure of recently performing at this historic location. 

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Working with Zach and the rest of the venue's team of dedicated staff is always a pleasure, and the property makes for such a unique, customizable wedding experience for any couples looking for something different. Gorgeous restored stained glass, beautiful interior and exterior design elements and a colorful palette are all a part of the package. 

For more information on The Ruby Street, visit them at www.therubystreet.com

Gold Standard + Carondelet House

A favorite venue of ours has always been Downtown LA's elegant Carondelet House, and our band Gold Standard recently performed at an unforgettable wedding hosted on its gorgeous property. From magicians and surprise choreographed dances, to multilingual toasts and jaw-dropping decor and bridal wear, the night was epic. 

Gold Standard singers performed an acoustic set during the seated dinner and kept the party going with dance sets until the couples' sweet farewell, accompanied by magic acts that left guests speechless. The night also featured a choreographed dance by the bridesmaids as well as a special performance by the 70's American rock band, Ambrosia, who were in attendance that evening.

For more information on how to book Gold Standard for your next wedding or event, click here

Gold Standard + Ojai Valley Inn

Gold Standard recently traveled to Ojai Valley Inn for a beautiful wedding celebration located on the property's gorgeous grounds. The setting was intimate and the room was full of love as guests celebrated the newlyweds. The band was more than happy to accommodate the bride and groom's request for country music and special song selections to make it the best wedding ever for the happy couple.

The band was accompanied by a full horn section for the entire night, which kept the dance floor packed as singers and players led dance battles, conga lines, and so much more!

To learn more about dance band Gold Standard, click here. For booking inquiries, click here.

A-List + Calamigos Ranch

The A-List had the dance floor packed the entire night of Dani and Ian's wedding at Malibu venue, Calamigos Ranch. With a little help from Downbeat LA's own Gold Standard singers (including the bride herself) and a full, lively horn section, it quickly became one for the books!

The musicians spent more time out on the dance floor interacting with guests than they did on stage, which was a huge hit! Having started off the evening soft with contemporary dinner music then finishing strong with the couple's favorite new dance music, it was the perfect evening. 

For more details about the and A-List, visit their artist page. And for more information on how to book A-List, click here. 

Soultones + Bel-Air Bay Club

Soultones recently traveled to one of Malibu's most breathtaking venues, Bel-Air Bay Club, to party the night away at a beautiful, intimate wedding. The scene was set, and Soultones delivered with a nonstop set full of the bride and groom's favorite songs and hits that kept the dance floor packed. 

The best part of any performance is watching guests and audiences of all ages join together to dance, singalong and have the time of their lives!

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For more information on how to book Soultones for you next wedding or special event, visit Downbeat LA's booking page here

AMFM + Alexandria Ballrooms

AMFM recently performed at a wedding located in the historic ballrooms of Downtown Los Angeles, Alexandria Ballrooms. Whether it was on stage, or out on the dance floor with the guests, AMFM kept the party going all night.

A-List + Pelican Hill Resort

Newport Beach's Pelican Hill Resort is the epitome of luxury. The A-List brought the house down at a recent wedding, making it a night to remember for the bride and groom and all of their guests!

Bringing in a horn section elevated the entire music set, and there was never a dull or empty moment on the dance floor!

For more information on how to book A-List for a wedding or special event, click here.

Top 5 Wine Country Wedding Venues

The Wine Country of Northern California boasts some of the most breathtaking wedding venues we've been fortunate enough to perform at. Even the ones we have yet to visit in Sonoma and Napa Valley are wildly praised by our clients and event planners, so we decided to round up our Top 5 Venues of Napa and Sonoma Valley:

1. Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley: Gold Standard is set to visit this private Upper Napa Valley canyon ranch resort in the coming months. With luxury lodge accommodations, award-winning spa and fitness facilities, an on-site vineyard and acres of scenic hiking trails, what more could you ask for?

2. Olympia's Valley Estate, Sonoma Valley: This family owned and operated farmsted and seasonal event venue is known for it's uniqueness. Receptions are held in the redwood barn, surrounded by gardens, lake views, apple orchards, rustic cottages and a Victorian house popularly used as bridal suites. 

3. Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley: This is the venue to book if you want sweeping, panoramic views of Napa Valley vineyards. For parties up to 120 guests, this venues promises intimacy and first class service, not to mention a stunning sunset ceremony site. 

4. V. Sattui Winery, Napa Valley: With a Tuscan-style courtyard perfect for ceremonies, V. Sattui is one of the only actual wineries in Napa Valley that hosts romantic and customized weddings onsite between the months of April and October. 

5. Meadowood Resort, Napa Valley: For weddings on a grander scale that still offer intimacy and romance, Meadowood is where you want to be. Promising timeless weddings all year round, it's the perfect destination wedding location, as the ceremony and reception can be customized to fit you and your guests' needs. 

For more Downbeat LA wedding tips, visit our Wedding Tips Blog

Adamson House

If you're driving along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, you can't miss the Adamson House: A Spanish Colonial Revival-style home which is a National Historic Site, California Historical Landmark, and California State Park all rolled into one.

From April to October, this gorgeous oceanfront property hosts weddings and special events across its many outdoor courtyards and lawn spaces.

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Downbeat LA bands have been performing at this historic property for years and have always been impressed with how the space transforms for every wedding and event that takes place there. The views are stunning and the ambience is perfection, what more could you ask for?

Adamson House is truly one of our favorite Malibu venues. For more information, visit adamsonhouse.org.

AMFM + Vibiana

One of Los Angeles' most notable wedding venues is Vibiana, located in the heart of Downtown. AMFM loved performing for this lively crowd as you can see them in action below!

Gold Standard + Eden Gardens

Luxury weddings are what Gold Standard does best! Whether it's in our home state of California, or across the country, we make sure our bride and grooms' entertainment needs are not only met, but exceeded. 

Gold Standard had the pleasure of performing at Moorpark's beautiful Eden Gardens for a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. You can see for yourself just how gorgeous this setting is:

Between the ceremony that took place overlooking the pond with acoustic performers, the cocktail hour beneath the canopy of trees and the dinner and dance party that followed with a full band that kept the dance floor packed, it was a night full of love. The DJ even ended the night with a silent disco, as requested by the bride and groom!

For more information on how to book Gold Standard for your next wedding or event, click here.

Casa Del Mar

Santa Monica, California boasts some pretty incredible oceanfront locations and scenery, but one venue that always takes our breath away is Casa Del Mar. Not only is this a luxury hotel that provides the perfect getaway, but it is a glamorous wedding venue and event space that never ceases to amaze guests.

We've had the pleasure of performing at Casa Del Mar weddings and events and always love coming back to this stunning location, which features "a ballroom with two-story high ceilings, a staircase that allows you to make a grand entrance, and the Pacific Ocean keeping watch."

Our clients love this space as much as we do, but how can you not? For more information on how to book this gorgeous venue, go to www.hotelcasadelmar.com.

Intimate Wedding Venues

Want an intimate wedding? Take a look at a few of our favorite venues to have the perfect intimate setting for your special day! We've had the pleasure of performing at all 3 locations and all we can say is, they are all great. 

1. The Ruby Street

The Ruby Street is definitely a place that can change into whatever you'd want it to look, feel and envision it to be. For more info head on down to The Ruby Street

2. SmogShoppe

If you're looking for a modern and industrial space, look no further because SmogShoppe is the venue for you! Head to their website and take a look at their work. 

3. The Sunset Restaurant

The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu is a venue that fits the criteria of a California wedding. From a ceremony on the sand to a beach vibe reception, this is one way to celebrate your DAY! 

The A-List + AVALON Hollywood

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Our #SundaySpotlight goes to this awesome venue that's located in the heart of Hollywood, AVALON! Dance band The A-List had the opportunity to do a private event this past Saturday and it was definitely an awesome time. Check it out!

For more info please visit www.avalonhollywood.com

Top California Wedding Venues

In celebration of the start of engagement season, we couldn’t help but share our favorite California wedding venues for our soon-to-be brides looking for their dream-wedding destination! And yes, we’ve worked with all of these!

1. THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL (NEWPORT BEACH, CA)

For more information, visit www.pelicanhill.com

2. VIBIANA (LOS ANGELES, CA)

For more information, visit www.vibiana.com

3. SADDLEROCK RANCH (MALIBU, CA)

For more information, visit www.saddlerock-ranch.com