The La Venta Inn in Rancho Palos Verdes is well known among Southern California wedding photographers as a premier wedding and event venue. Something that a lot of people don’t know is the La Venta has outstanding food. I’m sure most never expect to have a great meal at a wedding, but Stella and Ben consider themselves to be great foodies, which is one reason why they selected this venue. Another reason for selecting this venue is the breathtaking panoramic views. La Venta overlooks the coastline and city of Los Angeles. I think the variety of scenery around La Venta is simply amazing – charming architecture, beautiful gardens and, of course, the awesome view as a backdrop. We used all of these to our advantage for the ceremony and the formal photos that followed. The reception was held just inside where Stella and Ben surprised their guests with traditional Chinese Lion Dancers who wowed the crowd. Dinner was followed by lots of dancing, toasts by close friends and family, and more dancing. Everybody had a really good time and Stella and Ben gave everyone a late night treat with Kobe beef sliders and homemade milk shakes. Everything was wonderful to the last bite.