Venues We Love, Chapter 1: Marvimon House

Nov 30, 2009

Last year I met Loop Haro of TACT Event Management while shooting a wedding at the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art.  At the time Loop was representing the Marvimon House and he agreed to show me around the venue.  I was blown away and thanks to Marvimon’s current representative (Loop’s gorgeous wife Kara) I was able to revisit Marvimon House and photograph the venue in hopes it will inspire one of our future brides looking for the perfect venue for an intimate wedding.   Thanks Kara, looking forward to checking out the Smogg Shoppe (Marvimon’s sister venue and an equally awesome spot for weddings) soon!

Incidentally, Loop and Kara were married at Marvimon House a few years ago, such a stylish couple!

More information on Marvimon below.


The Mavimon House is such a stylish setting, definitely with a vintage flare that translates so well in wedding photography.




Marvimon can be used as a wedding reception venue but I love weddings I’ve seen that feature the outdoor area for the ceremony and then take advantage of the open floor plan for a reception the moves organically from outdoor to indoor space.  Brides, all that natural light spilling in will make for some truly gorgeous wedding photographs!


The large open space here is transformed into the dining area for sit down receptions, or can serve as more of a cocktail lounge for the less formal dining trends emerging for many weddings.


More info on Marvimon House as described on their web site.  Originally built by an Italian race car driver in 1924 as one of LA’s first automobile showrooms, Marvimon has reinvented itself as a stand alone, super-loft open to events, exhibitions, productions, and fine living. Features include:

· Flowing 7,000 square foot floor plan (4,000 sqft interior + 3,000 sqft private courtyard) melds interior and exterior areas. Accommodates up to 300 (guests & staff) for standing events and up to 120 (guests) for formal sit down dinners.

· Bistro style kitchen boasts 19 ft island/bar commanding 138 ft Grand Hall.

· Gracious Entry Vestibule offers three points of entry, easy access, grade level loading.

· Soaring 17 ft wooden bow trussed ceilings and 12 ft vintage brick walls throughout.

· Located near Chinatown, surrounded by Elysian and State Historic Parks, and with immediate access to the 110 Freeway, just minutes to Downtown, Silver Lake, and Hollywood.

· Cinefile quality 7.1 THX surround sound, 14 ft diagonal digital cinema ideal for film screenings, DJs, and VJs.

For more information on Marvimon House, here is Kara’s contact info:
Marvimon Productions
office 310-837-3610
fax 323-372-3678

Definitely want to shoot this venue so once you’re all booked email me at chris at jacshoot dot com for a special Marvimon rate;)


jon canlas
Nov 30, 2009 at 9:21 pm

um, these are ridiculously awesome dude.

Jessica O'Brien
Dec 4, 2009 at 12:20 pm

My dream wedding venue! If we had stayed in L.A. and hadn’t had the catering already locked down…. we *so* would have been there! Maybe an anniversary party…?? 😉


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