23 Must-See Food Truck Friendly Wedding Venues

In recent years, weddings have gone from uniform, straight-laced affairs to DYNAMIC, one-of-a-kind parties, incorporating relaxed rules/buzz-worthy trends.  Lately, there’s few things more buzz-worthy than having a food truck on site to feed your loved ones, but in Los Angeles, it can be a challenge finding venues to accommodate both your nuptials and your need for authentic roadside nourishment.

So if you have your heart set on booking food truck catering for your wedding, check out the venues below (and contact them to ensure food truck access remains up to date). Now let’s start out with a little something special we here at Roaming Hunger put together for our food truck friendly brides and grooms.

Crafted Weddings by Roaming Hunger – Los Angeles, CA

Are you looking for more than just a food truck friendly wedding venue? If yes, then we’ve put together something we think you’ll like. It’s an all-inclusive wedding package that’ll get half your wedding planning done in under an hour.  Half of all your planning, from location to catering to the linens and flowers.

Launched to help simplify the entire process, we’ve put together a curated list of options that will take the stress out of wedding planning. All you have to do is mix and match every element of your big day ’til it fits your fantasy (and fits your budget).  To top it all off, you get a month-of wedding coordinator at no added cost, because we want to make sure your special day is absolutely flawless.  As for the venues, your three options are as diverse as the trucks are delicious:

Craft Brewery

A massive indoor/outdoor space ideal for the couple that likes things loud, and big, and also has a LOT of guests.  The brewery has room enough for your entire social network, and limitless libations to keep them… well, very social.  If rowdy charm’s the theme of your day, this is the only sensible option.  Here are some of our craft brewery’s highlights:

  • A huge inclosed lot, capable of housing more trucks than can physically serve your guests
  • An elevated stage, equipped with a projector & perfect for live performances
  • Some of SoCal’s finest and most famous craft beers, all brewed directly in-house

Industrial Chic Loft

Located in downtown LA, this is the venue of endless possibilities.  A living blank canvas, it’s a malleable loft space capable of matching just the mood you want.  Customize the studio ’til it’s yours, then open the gates to bring your favorite food truck into the middle (literally).  For the couple that loves the city, this loft’s too sweet an option to pass up.  Booking your wedding here includes:

  • Separate spaces for ceremony and reception
  • A surplus of natural light
  • Exposed brick walls
  • One-of-a-kind architectural details like a triangular-pitched roof

City Views in Nature

If panoramas are the priority, go with a scenic overlook that’ll elevate your wedding day to staggering heights, while surrounding it with natural SoCal wonders.  The space is as malleable as it is stunning, giving you the kind of day (and night) only possible in LA.  For the couple in love with their city, this is a tough option to pass up.

  • Room for up to 120 guests
  • Ocean-to-Mountain urban views
  • Three separate vantage points – open air pavilion, naturally integrated amphitheater, and decomposed granite clearing, all capable of being shuffled as needed for cocktail hour/ceremony/reception
  • Settings can be easily modified – from installing a tent in the pavilion to turning the amphitheater into a late-night dance floor
  • Enclosed conference room can be used for either a bridal suite or groom’s quarters

Historic on the Beach

Finally, if your big day’s bound to be beachside, there’s a historic, impeccably preserved, 1932 Spanish revival calling your name.  Originally built for the Olympics, the mission-style structure is Classic California charm, located steps from San Pedro’s sandy beaches.

  • Room for up to 175 guests
  • Large lawn ideal for food truck service
  • An elevated arcade for cocktail hour overlooking picturesque ocean views
  • Second floor ballroom for reception, finished with high wood beams, hanging lights and an elevated stage
  • Tucked away lagoon provides an ideal setting for photos

Vintage Photo Studio

Located off an industrial enclave in El Segundo, this Vintage Photo Studio is a picture-perfect place to tie the knot (and look pretty dang great doing it). The lighting is already customized to create timeless snapshots, while the venue itself is filled with warm, surprising twists and turns that’ll keep you and your guests feeling as great as you look. Grabbing this studio means:

  • Room for up to 200 guests over 10 hrs of service
  • Upstairs lounge that doubles as a bridal/groom suite
  • Outdoor brick patio for leisurely, fresh-air escapes
  • Unique details spread across the whole venue – from a repurposed makeup vanity turned bar, to cognac leather seating, and Edison bulb-lit romance

Modern Event Space

This sleek, one-of-a-kind modern marvel gives you an indoor/outdoor experience that balances stunning views with cutting-edge style. The private lawn grants expansive West Valley mountain vistas, offering an ideal ceremony space. Meanwhile, the interior provides tall ceilings, glossy floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows, making the indoor feel every bit as open and free as the outside. The space includes:

  • Room for up to 150 guests
  • Three drop-down projectors and a plug & play A/V system add vivid media to your wedding speeches and entertainment
  • Large upstairs lounge and downstairs game room double as bridal and groom’s suites
  • Accordion-style glass doors spill all the indoor action out into the back lawn

Rustic Ranch

A historic Spanish ranch house anchors a gargantuan Old West wonderland, filled with acres and acres of oaks, trails, and citrus orchards. Your guests will be totally immersed in natural beauty, setting the perfect stage for a wedding that’ll feel like a destination without the drag. With this venue, you’ll get:

  • Room for up to 150 guests over 10 hours of service
  • Endless on-site options for cocktail hr, ceremony and reception
  • Faded red barn makes an ideal setting for photos
  • Two sitting rooms in the ranch make for spacious bridal/groom suites

Seaside Bluff

With unmatched views of Pacific waves, this Seaside Bluff is a stunning locale for your big day; giving you and all your guests a West Coast dream you won’t ever want to wake up from. A nature center grounds the festivities, providing a quirky, woodsy reception, while the outdoor settings wow in every direction, providing sunset views that’ll last a lifetime in your memories.

  • Room for up to 150 guests over 10 hrs of service
  • A nearby lighthouse is the perfect backdrop for wedding photos
  • An outdoor amphitheater gives you generous, intoxicating space for a sunset ceremony

Interested in learning more? Send us an email at weddings@roaminghunger.com

paramount ranch is a great venue for a food truck wedding
Paramount Ranch via Jennifer Fujikawa

Here is our original list of food truck friendly wedding venues that we’ve found around LA. If you’re interested in any of them, please be sure to contact them directly and make sure they’re still food truck friendly. Some may have changed their policies or may only allow a dessert or late-night truck.

Paramount Ranch – Agoura Hills, CA

This sprawling park, which lies beneath the Santa Monica Mountains, gets its name from being a main lot for Paramount Studios film and television productions, dating all the way back to the 1920’s. Now under the care of the National Park Service, Paramount Ranch attracts many who want a rustic and fun setting for their wedding, like the preserved Western Town lots. Bonus: there’s ample adjacent parking.

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Unique Space Los Angeles, CA

Offering up a hip, urban atmosphere, Unique Space aims to give those looking to hold events here ambiance that’s totally…..well, unique.  The restored factory space boasts an elegant rooftop patio and a large parking lot on the premises, in addition to fine touches like marble for their custom bar. It’s also popular thanks to its highly accessible location downtown in the Arts District.

The Vineyards Simi Valley, CA

This venue has been a venerable institution for about two decades, with a variety of spaces to make most wedding events possible. The Vineyards has the ability to host up to 400 people, and is upscale without being too ostentatious. The staff does provide catering, but allows for flexibility depending on the guests’ desires.

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Rancho Del Sol via Shannon Lee Images

Rancho Sol Del Pacifico Malibu, CA

“Spectacular” is the word that comes to mind when Rancho Sol Del Pacifico is mentioned. The venue boasts a dazzling view of the ocean, and can hold over 300 guests due to an immense reception house and grounds which include stables on the cliffside property. Best of all, the driveway area’s meticulously kept and great for caterer set up.

South Coast Botanic Garden Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Nestled in Palos Verdes Hills, this 87-acre public botanical garden contains multiple spaces for any dream wedding scenario, from quiet gazebos to verdant meadows dotted with flowers.  The Garden offers couples rental packages complete with complimentary parking.  One area to check out  the Japanese Garden, decked out with 200-year old stone lanterns and a koi pond.

Saddlerock Ranch Malibu,CA

This gorgeous venue beneath the Santa Monica mountains has been a prime spot for wedding ceremonies, including high-profile celebs like Lisa Kudrow.  Doubling as a film site, this property offers up striking views of the Conejo Valley and gives couples a wide variety of ideas to craft their perfect wedding.  In addition, they’re also home to a vineyard and a bevy of exotic animals.

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Newland Barn Wedding via Gresham Visuals

Newland Barn Huntington Beach, CA

The Newland Barn is an elegant barn structure that’s part of a public park and is situated just steps away from the ocean.  It’s attractive for those looking to hold weddings with a fair amount of guests, whether couples choose to have it indoors or out in the pastoral lawn surrounding the barn (complete with wrought-iron gates and a gazebo).  There’s also a sizable parking lot right by the barn complex, perfect setting up a DIY food truck wedding. 

The Victorian Santa Monica, CA

The Victorian exemplifies the cool atmosphere of Santa Monica in all the right ways.  Those looking for a refined setting for their nuptials rave over the old-fashioned Victorian manse just off of highly popular Main Street.  And as an added bonus, there’s a basement tavern space that was once a wine cellar for guests to keep the party going.

mccormick home ranch is a perfect venue for a food truck wedding
Wedding at McCormick Home Ranch via Lilly White Photography

McCormick Home Ranch Camarillo, CA

Located on eleven lush acres just a short ride from the 101 Highway, McCormick Home Ranch allows for couples to host a lavish wedding with a Colonial-styled mansion as the centerpiece. The site allows for those DIY brides making reservations to bring in their own catering and bartenders, so the food truck wedding of your dreams is more than doable here. In addition, the grounds also feature an immense lawn right by the gravel driveway, making it an ideal staging area for receptions. 

Coto Valley Country Club Trabuco Canyon, CA

This space is adjacent to a gated private community, making it ideal for more exclusive weddings. The Coto Valley Country Club does feature a number of spaces both indoor and outdoor that gives one great options to plan. A highlight of the venue? The Pergola lawn space which displays the elaborate beauty of Orange County.

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Big Red Sun Venice, CA

If you’re looking for a more bohemian vibe when tying the knot, Big Red Sun has got you covered. The airy outdoor space is a fine mixture of Asian tranquility and modern West Coast flair. And the backyard garden is absolutely perfect for that post-wedding feast.

Calamigos Ranch Malibu, CA

Deep in the heart of Malibu’s Wine Country, Calamigos Ranch offers up truly enthralling settings for wedding events. It’s also been the site for numerous film and television productions, withModern Family” as one example. You’ll find plenty of social media-friendly shots to be had here.

The 1909 is a great place for a food truck wedding
The 1909 via Jessica Schilling Photography

 The 1909 Topanga, CA

It wouldn’t be a California wedding without an abundance of sparkling sunlight, and The 1909 delivers that in spades.  Nestled next to massive oakwood trees, the 1909 provides a multitude of outdoor spaces.  From the Amphitheater to the Meadow, the options are epic and pristine.  For smaller, intimate ceremonies, couples can also use the banquet hall.

Howl Event Space Long Beach, CA

This rejuvenated building from the 1900’s is a choice place for numerous events including weddings.  The combination of massive indoor space and private courtyard provide a setting for some amazing possibilities.  And copious sidewalk space in front of the venue allows for the food truck of your dreams to pull right up.

Lombardi House Hollywood, CA

This immaculate venue screams vintage Hollywood glamour mainly because of the huge Victorian-style farmhouse at the property’s core.  Lombardi House gives off a truly cozy feel without cramping the style of couples and their guests for weddings. The provincial and posh gardens and patio area also make for terrific outdoor event planning as well.

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Smog Shoppe via Jenna Rose Photography

SmogShoppe Los Angeles, CA

For those couples who have as much love for the environment as they have for each other, SmogShoppe is definitely a wedding venue to consider.  Once a center specifically designed to measure the smog content in L.A., it’s now become a fully solar-powered private establishment that bursts with vertical gardens.  SmogShoppe sits at the center of the Culver City art district with enough indoor/outdoor space to accommodate up to 250 people.

Studio 11 Los Angeles, CA

Once a printing house, Studio 11 has grown to become a principal venue for many important ceremonies including weddings.  Two features of Studio 11 that catch the eye are its vast main room indoors and the sensational garden courtyard.  Its location in Culver City also gives a contemporary air to the place.

Wattles Mansion Showcase House Los Angeles, CA

This luxurious mansion from the pre-Hollywood film days is all that’s left of an estate dating back to 1908. Gifted by the Wattles family to the city in the 1960’s, it fell into disrepair despite the history it held. But preservation efforts, including a recent exhibit that had designers celebrate Tinseltown, have made this a venue on the rise.

Finding your venue is definitely one of the most important things to do when planning your wedding. If you want a food truck wedding, looking into a few of the venues above is a great place to start.

For more information and wedding advice, check out our tips on how to have an inexpensive wedding, and learn more about how to plan the DIY rustic wedding of your dreams.

This article is updated as of 1/27/2018.  Original article written by Guest Contributor Christopher Smith

Photos by:

Jennifer Fujikawa

Shannon Lee Images

Gresham Visuals

Lilly White Photography

Jessica Schilling Photography

Jenna Rose Photography