I'm at the point where I'm revisiting search options that I know won't work, like when you get up to look in the refrigerator again, even when nothing was appealing five minutes ago. And so, I returned again to The Knot, even when nothing was appealing to me five months ago. Just in case, I searched through their real Southern California wedding profiles to see if they profiled any creative budget weddings that could give me a lead. Sigh. Since I'm not in the market for a members-only beach club wedding or a $15,000 Downtown Los Angeles location (though the Disney Concert Hall would have been a spectacular setting, I'm sure), about 99% of the profiles were not remotely relevant to my needs.
However, persistence has its benefits and without this visit to the Knot I might have missed the spectacular idea of getting married at the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax.
Photo via The Knot
No, I have no pricing information whatsoever, but it sure sounds like a spectacular idea for a movie-geek or musical theater couple (of which, ahem, there might be a few in Los Angeles.) This restored art deco theater is really a piece of Los Angeles history, and has a great set-up for a unique party. There's a stage in front (for ceremonies, speeches, performances, movie screenings, slideshows, whatever), a cappuccino lounge upstairs, and a Spanish patio in back that would be perfect for a smaller reception of about 100.
I have conflicting dreams of either getting married barefoot at the beach or at a late night Downtown loft party, so Vintage Hollywood Glam doesn't fit with either of those ideas and I won't even bother to research costs and venue restrictions. I'll just be happy that off-the-beaten track options can still surprise me at this point in the venue search and hope that my mad googling helps out another couple in need.
This also reminds me - I last went to the Silent Movie Theater for cult-classic Christmas movies, so it might be time to see what's on the program again (silent films, occult, Muppet movies, cult classic, forgotten Hollywood) and head over for a date night.