Set the scene for your wedding at Metropol, a Modern Wedding Venue
Metropol is situated in an enviable location not far from the famous Hollywood sign and Griffith Park. Built in 2012, this Los Angeles, CA wedding venue will awe and inspire, and be the perfect backdrop to complement your wedding.
Featuring versatility, Metropol blends modern style with classical elegance in Los Angeles, CA. Offering multiple spaces, our venue is ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and engagements. This modern wedding venue also has integrated technology that has been built into the ornate interior and design. Make the most of our customizable lighting and built-in sound system. Should additional production be required, our staff can help to arrange for outside vendors such as DJs, camera crews, and more.
Make Your Wedding Day Count
Walk down a glass stairway from the bridal quarters. Raise a toast beneath chandeliers that glisten. Move your feet on a dance floor that changes colors. The Modern Ballroom can be transformed into a beautiful space that holds up to 400 people comfortably. If you’re looking for sophistication and style, the Millenium Ballroom will be perfect. Featuring seating for 300 people, it boasts marble floors, crystal chandeliers, and beautiful drapery that would compliment any theme.
Wedding Venue Catering
Metropol offers several mouth-watering menus to choose from. Our dishes will surely tempt and delight your guests as you enjoy fine beverages with your closest family and friends. Select from a buffet-style meal, or keep things traditional with family dishes served at every table. We also offer four-course meals which are ideal for weddings. Our sensational menus feature an array of dishes suited to various dietary requirements. If you don’t see something you’re looking for, you can always talk with our staff to see how we might be able to accommodate your needs.
Benefits of Choosing Metropol for Your Wedding
- Two modern halls with between 300 and 400 capacity
- 180 capacity ceremony room
- LED color changing lights
- Modern interiors with crystal chandeliers and intricate detailing
- Ideal Los Angeles venue location
- Friendly staff
- Exquisite catering options and broad menu selection
- Projection screen accessibility
- Bridal changing room
- Marble dance floor
- Separate entrances
- Entertainment stage
- Venue rooms between 3000 and 5500 square feet of space
Metropol is a modern wedding venue that will surpass the expectations of you and your guests. With an impeccable reputation and modern facilities, you can create the day of your dreams at our Los Angeles, CA location. To schedule a tour of our wedding venue and our three ballrooms, please contact us today.
Other Events Suited to Metropol
Are you planning another event, and need a venue? In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, we host many other kinds of events including:
- Sweet 16 Birthday Parties
- Bar Mitzvah
- Engagement Parties
- Bridal Showers
- Baby Showers
- Family Events
- Corporate Events
- Team Building Events
Fun Wedding Trends
There was a time when all weddings seemed like they were cut from the same template. The bride and groom, with their traditional wedding party, would exchange vows and then have the traditional reception. You could even predict how the reception itself would play out. But today’s bride and groom have much more freedom to make their wedding exactly what they want it to be when choosing when modern wedding venue Los Angeles, CA couples love. Here are some of the current hottest trends in wedding planning that will allow you to put your own unique mark on your wedding day.
The variety of menu options at a Los Angeles, CA modern wedding venues may surprise you. No longer are today’s couples forced to choose chicken or beef, and rice or potatoes for a sit-down dinner. Instead, today’s wedding meal is being replaced by options that allow guests to interact. Whether it’s a raw bar with oysters, wine and cheese, dessert bars, or family style service, make your wedding meal a real “family affair.”
The new “favorite” guests at weddings are now often the bride and groom’s pets. Dogs, cats, horse, bunnies – even donkeys – are now a more common sight during the wedding ceremony. Especially fun if your reception is set in a rustic setting.
Your wedding invitation sets the tone of your wedding from the beginning. Today’s brides are picking all types of materials as their invitation, from Plexiglas to glow-in-the-dark ink allow you to put your own unique stamp on your invites.
Metallic Wedding Dress?
Brides no longer have to wear the white wedding gown. Even first-time brides are opting for sizzle walking down the aisle with gold and silver sparkling gowns, and even metallic beads. If you are more the romantic type, the ball gown is also showing up on many brides. And for those who choose the destination wedding option, light, breezy detachable skirts made of organza and tulle, off-the-shoulder dresses are the choice of many brides exchanging their vows on the beach.
Color My World
Bold, vibrant colors are splashing their way down the aisle, replacing the more subtle pastels and neutrals. Bold shades, particularly greens, are dominating the wedding scene, with shades for perfect for every season. These colors can also be splashed throughout your modern wedding venue.
Walk in the Woods
And speaking of green, many couples are hosting their nuptials in a more ‘natural’ settings by incorporating wood, stone, and other elements into their nuptial décor. If you can’t marry in the outdoors, then bring the outdoors in is the mantra. And more California brides are also choosing the pageant or cascade style bridal bouquets.
You Can Always Get What You Want
Bridal registries have all kinds of options. They’re not just for pots and pans anymore! Many couples can request their gift preferences no matter what they are – cash, gym memberships, camping gear – and even events like a cooking class. Couples are also directing their wedding guests to charity registries.
Up, Up, and Away
Forget the rice or the sparkler send-off. Today’s bride and grooms are turning to more unexpected and exciting getaways at the end of the reception. Your getaway can match your personality – a send-off on a motorcycle, horse-drawn carriage, or even take off on a helicopter as you depart your modern wedding venue!
Proper Tipping Guideline for Wedding Vendors
Everyone has their own opinions about tipping, whether you should or shouldn’t, how much, and who should you tip. Not all the wedding vendors that you work with at your Los Angeles, CA modern wedding venue should be tipped, but for the ones that you do, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for all they have done.
If you are planning on tipping the vendors at your modern wedding venue in Los Angeles, CA, it is much easier to have all the tip already in envelopes and sorted out before the actual day of your event when you will likely be busy with so many other things. You can also have someone else hand out the tips, such as someone from the wedding party or your wedding planner if you have one.
The following are a list of vendors that you may want to tip and what percentage of the total amount due is the industry standard:
- Wedding Planner: Wedding planners do not usually receive tips from couples, but if you feel as if they did an especially good job, tipping is usually between 10 to 20 percent.
- Beauty Pros: The people you hire to do your hair and makeup, as well as those of your wedding party are the ones responsible for helping complete the look of the day! Typically, makeup artists and hairdressers receive 15 to 20 percent of their fee.
- Transportation: If you hire a livery company to transfer you and your wedding party, the tip for the driver(s) is usually included in the final charges. If not, then you should tip the driver 15 to 20 percent.
- Officiant: If you use the services of a civil officiant, then the usual tip amount is between $50 and $100. If the officiant is affiliated with a house of worship, then the tipping amount is usually between $100 to $300.
- Catering: The food often determines just how successful a wedding is. Many caterers include the tip in the service fee. If not, then they typically receive 15 to 20 percent of their final bill.
- Bartenders: Although guests who are purchasing drinks usually tip the bartender, consider tipping them 10 to 15 percent of the total bar bill at the end of the event. You will definitely want to do this if you are offering open bar to your guests. Check with the Los Angeles, CA modern wedding venue to see if there will already be tips for the bartenders included in the final bill.
- Wait Staff: It is the wait staff who ensure that all of your guest’s dinner needs are met. Tipping each member of the wait staff $20 is the industry norm. Again, just like the bartenders, check with the Los Angeles, CA modern wedding venue you are holding your event at to see if they include this tip in the final bill.
- Photographer: If the photographer owns their own business, you do not have to tip them. But if they work for a larger company, tipping them anywhere between $100 and $200 is a common amount. The same goes for a videographer.
- Music: If you hire musicians to play during the ceremony, each one should be tipped $25 to $50. The same amount should be given to wedding band members. If you hire a DJ instead of a wedding band, then the average tipping amount is between 10 and 15 percent of the total amount he or she charges.
- Coatroom and Restroom Attendants: If there are other venue employees assisting your guests, then you should tip them $1 to $2 per guest.